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    • October 16, 2019 5:35 PM EDT
    • $19.27 at Amazon

    • October 16, 2019 2:05 PM EDT
    • I love that mat! $25 is not cheap, but nice!

       

      Found a store in Anaheim, $20 each, bought a couple, make nice Christmas gifts for those of us with more than 2 thumbs...

    • October 16, 2019 1:11 AM EDT
    • I took apart the frame and glued rivet detail to the firebox.  So here I’m thinking some of these screws I don’t have to take apart again, so I’ll add some red threadlocker to them. Put the frame together and proceeded with the build.

       

       

      Clamp pieces to the tender cab deck and let dry.  

       

       

      Added the lower vertical frame members. 

       

       

      Things are looking good, so I proceed to fit the deck onto the frame.  Seems there are 2 screws in the way. 

       

      Remember that great idea of threadlocker?  Luckily it had only been an hour or so and I was able to remove the screw without too much trouble.  Redrilled 2 holes put in the screws and fit the deck.  You can see the oops holes in the frame picture above.  This is where she stands now.

       

       

      Tommy

      Rio Gracie

       

    • October 14, 2019 8:50 PM EDT
    • Details is what made resin casting so helpful. Make one perfect part and make a mold of it for near perfect copies, shrinkage y'know. ...

    • October 14, 2019 8:36 PM EDT
    • Tommy Mejia said:

      "is it possible to add in the the lambs tongues and chaphered edges on the raised panels of the cab"

       

      I don't even know what lambs tongue is except that it is fancy detailing.  But I enjoy learning.

      As I haven't built the cab yet I guess anything is possible but that sounds a bit beyond my skill level.

       

      Tommy

      Rio Gracie

      Tommy,

        Yes, I too enjoy learning and it is possible to make lambs tongues and chamfered edges (even though my fat fingers misspelled it originally).  When modeling it's a bit tedious but no matter what skill level:  YOU HAVE TO TRY as I was told by the folks on LSC back in the day! In my opinion simple overlooked details as such make a huge statement on the overall look of the model. I DO love history and have made a few models of Americas historic past but not really my cup of tea as I love my Amtrak!

      Ultimately you build what is pleasing to YOU and throw the rest outta the window. I met a guy named Bob on LSC many years ago whom once said : The Devil is in the details! He was spot on ! The devil did create the details but remember Johnny did steal that golden fiddle or so Charlie Daniels says so!

       

    • October 14, 2019 7:40 PM EDT
    • I guess anything is possible

      That kind of trim is sold for dolls houses. You can buy a strip precut for the porch and re-purpose it!

       

    • October 14, 2019 9:36 AM EDT
    • Tommy Mejia said:

      "is it possible to add in the the lambs tongues and chaphered edges on the raised panels of the cab"

       

      I don't even know what lambs tongue is except that it is fancy detailing.  But I enjoy learning.

      As I haven't built the cab yet I guess anything is possible but that sounds a bit beyond my skill level.

       

      Tommy

      Rio Gracie

      Lambs Tongue

    • October 13, 2019 11:08 PM EDT
    • "is it possible to add in the the lambs tongues and chaphered edges on the raised panels of the cab"

       

      I don't even know what lambs tongue is except that it is fancy detailing.  But I enjoy learning.

      As I haven't built the cab yet I guess anything is possible but that sounds a bit beyond my skill level.

       

      Tommy

      Rio Gracie

    • October 13, 2019 8:20 PM EDT
    • Tommy Mejia said:

      Greg, yes.

      The cab shown above is the later version.  I'm will be building it with the earlier version Gothic cab from the 1860's.

       

       

      Tommy

      Rio Gracie

      Love the raised reliefs...is it possible to add in the the lambs tongues and chaphered edges on the raised panels of the cab and if not it's all good as I prefer to model by eye myself.......Looking good Tommy !

    • October 13, 2019 6:08 PM EDT
    • I drilled and added eighteen 0-80 x 1/2 screws to strengthen and hold the frame together.  5 screws hold one side of the frame on to allow disassembly in the future should it be necessary.  My airbrush cleaning pad helped keep the screws, washers and nuts from rolling off the bench. The tweezers helped me manage the small washers and nuts.

       

       

      Tommy

      Rio Gracie

    • October 13, 2019 3:24 PM EDT
    • Greg, yes.

      The cab shown above is the later version.  I'm will be building it with the earlier version Gothic cab from the 1860's.

       

       

      Tommy

      Rio Gracie

    • October 13, 2019 2:44 PM EDT
    • Tommy, you said one of the above pictures had the wrong cab, but your drawing shows the same cab.

       

      Are you going to build the cab with the arched windows?

       

      Greg

    • October 13, 2019 1:16 PM EDT
    • What Joe said. Interesting loco!

    • October 16, 2019 3:10 PM EDT
    • I have not, but normal method is screws in and around the motor block from the underside.

       

      I would guess the hood is connected to the cab, but look underneath for smaller screws nearer the edge of the frame for the cab

       

      the owners manual gives no clues: http://www.usatrains.com/pdf/20tonmanual.pdf

       

      Greg

    • October 16, 2019 2:57 PM EDT
    • Has anyone taken apart a USA mighty moe switcher?

      What does it look like under the hood?

      How easy is it to take off the hood?

    • October 14, 2019 6:07 PM EDT
    • What have I done?

    • October 14, 2019 12:40 PM EDT
    • Believe it or not, there are terms for a group of foxes...

      two is a "brace" and 3 is a "leash"

      http://www.harvardfoxhounds.com/HFH_Fox_Hunting_Terms.html

       

      (don't ask me how my mind works Joe!)

       

      greg

       

       

    • October 14, 2019 11:50 AM EDT
    • Wow, a herd of three foxes!

    • October 14, 2019 11:50 AM EDT
    • Wow, a hear of three foxes!