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    • October 23, 2019 9:52 AM EDT
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      Rooster, would like to see some examples of your welded seams, and how to.

    • October 23, 2019 8:07 PM EDT
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      They are already on the forums Bill and have been there for years. This is Tommy's thread !

    • October 24, 2019 7:25 AM EDT

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      Hi Tommy,

      This is coming along really nicely.  I mean reeeely nicely.  Its great to see some of these models still being built.  We did this all back in 2005!

      I had a look over the old MLS and a page some of some of the finished models is still there, and this page was from some time after the class was done, when I couldn't remember who made what!

      The models were really nicely done.

      It was a grand old time at MLS in those days - a lot of banter between the builders all helping each other.  It was neat.

      It also would lead me to designing locomotives for Accucraft, which I do to this day...6 new locos this year alone!

      Here's a link to some of those finished models - I have some more photos other other finished examples too, but no idea who built them!

      Keep at it, I'm very keen to see this one finished.  Then maybe try the Porters!

      http://forums.mylargescale.com/27-masterclass-articles/25431-masterclass-2005-cp-huntington-model-building.html

      David.

      This post was edited by David Fletcher at October 24, 2019 9:24 PM EDT
    • October 24, 2019 6:44 PM EDT
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      Hi David,

      Thanks for the words of encouragement.  Yes it was a grand old time back then.  I met you at the Queen Mary back in the early 2000's????  I am having fun building this Single and learning alot.  Thanks for such detailed instructions.

       

      Tommy

      Rio Gracie

    • October 24, 2019 8:11 PM EDT
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      Way outta my league but love that Russian Iron jacket

    • October 24, 2019 10:16 PM EDT
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      David Fletcher said:

      Hi Tommy,

      This is coming along really nicely.  I mean reeeely nicely.  Its great to see some of these models still being built.  We did this all back in 2005!

      I had a look over the old MLS and a page some of some of the finished models is still there, and this page was from some time after the class was done, when I couldn't remember who made what!

      The models were really nicely done.

      It was a grand old time at MLS in those days - a lot of banter between the builders all helping each other.  It was neat.

      It also would lead me to designing locomotives for Accucraft, which I do to this day...6 new locos this year alone!

      Here's a link to some of those finished models - I have some more photos other other finished examples too, but no idea who built them!

      Keep at it, I'm very keen to see this one finished.  Then maybe try the Porters!

      http://forums.mylargescale.com/27-masterclass-articles/25431-masterclass-2005-cp-huntington-model-building.html

      David.

       

      Was just looking at some of the work you and others did on that CP Huntington project David, back in '05; wow. 

       

      Tommy, it's so cool that you're picking it up again; your starting box of parts seem almost a time capsule.   

       

      In that original MLS thread it looks like the main PDF's were lost, but Mike Reilly found a couple in an internet archive:

      https://web.archive.org/web/20051102021332/http://www.mylargescale.com/articles/masterclass/cphuntington/bkgrnd/cph_ch1b_01.asp

       

      Bummer that MLS lost so much data, but, well, that's why a bunch of us got fed up, and landed here... 

      [Edit to say that I apologize for any apparent dissing my friends on MLS, I didn't mean to do that! Great people still there! I meant only to point out that the file storage / disappearance problems became quite a big problem for some of us.]

       

      Your model is looking wonderful Tommy, and I'm having a lot of fun watching your skills at work. And thanks for posting all the progress pics, that's so helpful.

       

      Cliff

       

       

       

       

      This post was edited by Cliff Jennings at October 26, 2019 5:11 PM EDT
    • October 24, 2019 11:55 PM EDT
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      Well the other night didn't go so well.  I have a slight problem with my hands, sometimes they don't work.  As I was dry fitting the pilot to the chassis, my hands decided on their own, to let go.  I got to watch my pilot hit the floor and break apart.  So I gathered the pieces up and walked away. (No, I wasn't crying....there was something in my eye)

       

      So the next day, after a very stern talking to my hands, I reassembled the pilot.

      Then tonight I dry fitted the pilot and added some more rivets.  If some of the rivets look off kilter, it's on purpose.  The rivet patterns are based on the actual bolt locations on the real CP Huntington.

       

       

       

      Tommy

      Rio Gracie

       

    • October 25, 2019 12:47 PM EDT
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      Tommy Mejia said:

       I have a slight problem with my hands, sometimes they don't work.  As I was dry fitting the pilot to the chassis, my hands decided on their own, to let go.

       

       

      Ah, that's a concept I understand far better than desired. Parts separation was a better type of damage than parts breakage, that much was in your favor. Good recovery from it.

    • October 30, 2019 1:12 AM EDT
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      After a 4 day “What the Heck” holiday, the crew was back at work in the Rio Gracie Pedo Shops.

      The chassis rivets were finished, and the chassis was disassembled and prepped for paint.

       

       

      Using a circle cutter, masks were cut out for the wheels.

       

       

       

      Parts were airbrushed with Stynylrez Black Primer.  This produced a flat finish.  Then the smoke box was masked off.

       

       

       

      A basecoat using Createx Autoborne Black Sealer was sprayed giving it a Semi-Gloss finish.

       Createx Wicked Red was sprayed on the wheels.

       

       

      In the next few days, I will test some colors and hopefully spray the chassis color.

       

      Tommy

      Rio Gracie

    • October 30, 2019 8:18 AM EDT
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      Very nice looking Tommy.

    • October 30, 2019 11:34 PM EDT
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      Boy that holiday must of done something for the Rio Gracie Shop crew.  By noon today, colors were mixed, and test spoons sprayed for review.  Color was chosen, chassis sprayed, and chassis reassembled.

       

      We wanted a brown tone chassis and cab. Test colors are Createx Candy2O Dirt Track Brown with different Createx Auto Air Metallics added to it.  I ended up choosing the second spoon from the right which is  Createx Metallic Bronze added to the Dirt Track Brown.

       

       

      Here is the preliminary color scheme we first came up with.

       

       

      Tommy

      Rio Gracie

      This post was edited by Tommy Mejia at November 1, 2019 1:57 PM EDT
    • October 31, 2019 10:54 AM EDT
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      Tommy it is looking good, keep us posted, Bill

    • October 31, 2019 7:28 PM EDT
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      You're a real MMR Tommy, thanks for posting on all the steps.

    • October 31, 2019 7:41 PM EDT
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      Cliff Jennings said:

      You're a real MMR Tommy, thanks for posting on all the steps.

      Suck up !

    • October 31, 2019 8:17 PM EDT
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      Rooster ' said:
      Cliff Jennings said:

      You're a real MMR Tommy, thanks for posting on all the steps.

      Suck up !

       

      Answer #1:

      Haha! Roos, you've just proved what I said by agreeing, and inadvertently sucked up yourself!!

       

      Answer #2:

      Tommy's showing us how it's done downtown, so yeah, I am, I guess. And proud of it!

       

    • November 6, 2019 12:55 AM EST
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      It's alive!    Will try to run it on the track next.

      (Tried to load a short video, but it didn't work)

       

       

      Tommy

      Rio Gracie

      This post was edited by Tommy Mejia at November 6, 2019 8:09 PM EST
    • November 6, 2019 7:07 PM EST
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      To actually see it run is a really good feeling. Now the hard part begins.....

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    • November 6, 2019 8:12 PM EST
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      David Maynard said:

      To actually see it run is a really good feeling. Now the hard part begins.....

      I tend to differ on that comment Maynard however I'm self centered and only think about my building experiences.

    • November 7, 2019 5:25 AM EST
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      Rooster ' said:
      David Maynard said:

      To actually see it run is a really good feeling. Now the hard part begins.....

      I tend to differ on that comment Maynard however I'm self centered and only think about my building experiences.

      You said it, I didn't. I find that getting all the detail work done, and done right, is quite time consuming, and rather exacting work. 

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