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    • December 14, 2019 10:13 PM EST
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      with David's help 

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       I finally decided on a headlight for Old Joe, had a selection of Bachmann, toy train and stanza, and I selected stanza basically because of size and style, but I did cut down the stanza one, removed the side board on the stock one so that the head light stood alone without a back board. Mounted it to the boiler using 2/56 black Allen head screws that are taped into the boiler,  painted the one for the front to match the machine yellow that the tank is painted in, just because I waned it to show up more than a drab black or plain one, have a matching vertical one for the rear of the wood tender vertical back but painted that one silver for the same reason as I didn't want it to disappear into the back ground., also modified it in the same manner removing the back board behind the stanza light, think I will paint the reflector bright silver instead of leaving it factory white. more to come, Bill headlight

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    • December 15, 2019 8:18 AM EST
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      Looking really good!

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    • December 15, 2019 7:52 PM EST
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      Bill,

      I am stealing that end-beam for some ill-defined future project!

       

      Eric

    • December 16, 2019 6:12 PM EST
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      Got a little more done today been tuff cause I'm taking meds for a lung infection and so now I shake more than usual, the Kadee springs were a blast to do. Used my last beam of cut down PVC board from the pillars of my water tower for the rear beam, found a step in my junk collection off a aristo slope back tender and a new Kadee #779 coupler. Being as there is no rear section left on the engine deck, cut it off some time ago, I mounted the beam, coupler assy to the motor block using 2/56 screws taped into the housing and secured with lock tight. Hopefully the meds will be over soon and I can get to some finish assy and wiring, now looking for a usable motor to make it run, more to come , Bill 

      rear couplertop shot of rear coupler

    • December 16, 2019 8:09 PM EST

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      I love the Kadee 779's and they have been updated to the new style ! Mind you if you are in CA you can not use them because of Act 65...I prefer Act 69 myself.

      Used them on a lot of my locos then build around them just for the look!

       

      The package comes with one extra spring Bill.

       

       

       

       

      This post has been edited by: ROOSTER .....wondering if any of the folks on LSC living in CA had their hands within Act 65?

    • December 17, 2019 8:44 PM EST
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      Doesn't make sense, ??????

    • December 18, 2019 6:24 AM EST
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      Bill Barnwell said:

      Doesn't make sense, ??????

      Drunks rarely do!

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    • December 19, 2019 6:54 PM EST

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      Joe Zullo said:
      Bill Barnwell said:

      Doesn't make sense, ??????

      Drunks rarely do!

      Makes perfect sense to me! Perhaps Joe needs to lay off the bottle ?

    • December 19, 2019 7:13 PM EST
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      alright boys lets not get started!!!

    • December 19, 2019 7:35 PM EST

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    • December 19, 2019 7:38 PM EST
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      Bill Barnwell said:

      alright boys lets not get started!!!

       You do have a point as this is only page 2 and it sure looks like a derail to me!

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • December 19, 2019 7:46 PM EST

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      Rooster ' said:

      I love the Kadee 779's and they have been updated to the new style ! Mind you if you are in CA you can not use them because of Act 65...I prefer Act 69 myself.

      Used them on a lot of my locos then build around them just for the look!

       

      The package comes with one extra spring Bill.

       

       

       

       

      This post has been edited by: ROOSTER .....wondering if any of the folks on LSC living in CA had their hands within Act 65?

       

      Post explained above

    • December 19, 2019 8:01 PM EST
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      Rooster ' said:
      Joe Zullo said:
      Bill Barnwell said:

      Doesn't make sense, ??????

      Drunks rarely do!

      Makes perfect sense to me! Perhaps Joe needs to lay off the bottle ?

      Joe doesn't do the bottle.

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    • December 21, 2019 2:02 PM EST
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      Had a comment that the cab on old Joe looked very shallow so I compared it to an aristo craft 0-4-0 switcher cab it might be 1/16" less not enough to matter

      cab comparison

    • December 21, 2019 2:25 PM EST
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      Does your parts bin have no bottom?  Wow!

    • December 21, 2019 4:42 PM EST
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      Actually Eric it is stating to show some wear

    • January 14, 2020 12:10 PM EST
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      reworked form the fron

       While looking for a figure to be Old Joe's engineer and fireman, thought the engine was small enough that 1 person could preform both jobs,  I came across is figure from American diorama which seemed to fit the bill, pot bellied, standing and aged looking, only problem was he was carrying a took box and a wrench that was necessary for his job as an engineer/fireman. so I changed the toolbox to a log and removed the wrench also reformed his hat and dirtied him up a little.

      new figurerear

    • January 14, 2020 2:24 PM EST

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      Hi Bill;

       

      Like your new engineer.  He either has character or IS a character.  Haven't decided yet.  One of the Porters I ran on the Wanamaker, Kempton, & Southern tourist railroad was originally set up as a one-man locomotive with a coal box taking up most of the footplate space on the (virtual) fireman's side.  Old Pauline was used at a foundry, so switching was kind of relaxed.  Pauline weighed 45 tons, and I think that any locomotive under 45 tons can get by with a one-man crew.

       

      Best, David Meashey

    • January 14, 2020 2:43 PM EST
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      Thanks David, knew I had seen somewhere that there was combo fireman/engineer's but wasn't sure where, thanks for the history lesson, Bill

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