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    • March 3, 2018 11:30 AM EST

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      @Dave & Ken: thanks for the nice comments

      Some further progress on RP-210

       

      And an update on 'Silver Courier'

      Regards

      Norman

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    • March 3, 2018 11:35 AM EST
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      That is one looong front truck on that thing!...............

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    • April 2, 2018 3:42 PM EDT

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      Finally 'Silver King', 'Silver Queen' and 'Silver Courier' put together for the first time (still have to decide on the coupler-type and how to simulate the full-width diaphragms)

       

      And the start of a new project - GE's diesel-electric switcher, the demonstrator #8835 of 1923...at least a bit streamlined with the round front end

       

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      Norman

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    • April 2, 2018 4:14 PM EDT
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      Would have to look up how many GE actually built of that - but, ya know, a pair drawbar-ed flat end to flat end would look really cool.

      Silver King and company look ready for their big screen special effects scene.

    • April 2, 2018 9:32 PM EDT
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      Pretty sure just one.

       

      Greg

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    • April 3, 2018 1:32 AM EDT
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      Fantastic!

    • April 3, 2018 2:21 AM EDT
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    • April 3, 2018 5:42 AM EDT
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      Those are useful pictures. Bottom one is interesting for the rodding and thing sticking up, a signal of some sort?

      Oh! Just remembered this website, and sure enough,

      Speaking of "gold mines" (above), Peter Bergs ran across a General Electric Company brochure about the original "single-ended" or bullnosed demonstrator, #8835, in a library, photographed it, and was kind enough to share it with us!  These are photos, not scans, and so are not exactly squared in the frames but I have donated significant server memory (8.35Mb!) to allow you to see the images as thumbnails, at moderate resolution, and at very-high-resolution.

      The brochure is undated but does present a dimensioned elevation drawing of the later GE Class 404-OE-120-4HM840G "double-ended" 1925 demonstrator #9681 (later CNJ #1000); note that the drawing shows the exhaust stacks as symmetrical, which was not how they were actually mounted in production (offset to rear, except on B&O #1, on which they were offset to the front).

      The front cover is in color and has been reproduced here in color; the inside eight pages and the back cover are in black-and-white.  The illustrations on pages 1, 2, 3, 4, and 7 have been extracted and follow the full pages:

      http://sbiii.com/boxageir.html#dembroch

    • April 5, 2018 6:34 PM EDT
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      A descendant of Silver King features in updates here today;

      CB&Q 9911-A

      "Stainless steel on a classic streamliner, taken at the Streamliners at Spencer event."
      http://www.railpictures.net/photo/653959/

    • April 5, 2018 8:28 PM EDT
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      Thank you Forrest. I have been looking for a roof picture of that machine for a while now. Someday I am going to get back to my E5 bash. Someday.

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    • April 5, 2018 8:37 PM EDT
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      David Maynard said:

      Thank you Forrest. I have been looking for a roof picture of that machine for a while now. Someday I am going to get back to my E5 bash. Someday.

      Wouldn't have been easier to just push the "Thank" button and bump up his reputation?

    • April 25, 2018 3:14 PM EDT

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      Some progress on #8835

      Meanwhile I've removed the added side panels - I followed a wrong interpretation of the photos.

       

      Regard

      Norman

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    • April 25, 2018 3:17 PM EDT
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      Norman Schaake said:

      Some progress on #8835

      Meanwhile I've removed the added side panels - I followed a wrong interpretation of the photos.

      Regard

      Norman

      More amazing work!!!   How did you do those radiator tubes?

       

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    • April 25, 2018 3:27 PM EDT

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      Hi Bruce,

      The tubes are made from 1/16" brass wire - inserted and soldered into a slot in a H-shaped section of brass.

      Regards

      Norman

      This post was edited by Norman Schaake at April 28, 2018 2:57 PM EDT
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    • April 25, 2018 5:36 PM EDT
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      Norman Schaake said:

      Hi Bruce,

      The tubes are made from 1/16" brass wire - inserted and soldered into a slot in a H-shaped brass section shape.

      Regards

      Norman

      Oh yeah...nothing to it, right?   

      They sure do look good.   Nice job.

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    • May 2, 2018 8:32 PM EDT
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      Keep the pics coming !

    • August 11, 2018 7:38 PM EDT

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      Some news on the several diesel projects:

      GE-demonstrator

       

       

       

      RI #10000

       

      Started with one of MILW's shop-built motor cars #5900 / #5901

      Meanwhile RP-210 is in the paint-shop

      As a quick interlude built a 53' wood express reefer for additional head-end traffic

      Regards

      Norman

      This post was edited by Norman Schaake at August 11, 2018 8:24 PM EDT
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    • August 11, 2018 7:43 PM EDT
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      OMGram ....

       

    • August 11, 2018 8:30 PM EDT

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      I wouldn't consider it an highlight in streamline-styling - the nose looks really like an ugly bulldog. MILW should rather have spent some money for a professional designer than to try it doing by themselves.

      Probably its uglyness is the reason that none of the brass builders ever made one.

      I built the shell from joined FA/FB-shell - however, the trucks give me some headaches since they are of an A-1-A type with a rather small wheelbase of 13' or so (and rather unusual positions of springs).

      Regards

      Norman

      This post was edited by Norman Schaake at August 12, 2018 7:15 AM EDT
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