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    • April 8, 2020 6:51 PM EDT
    • Devon Sinsley said:
      John Caughey said:
      Korm Kormsen said:

      hmmm...

      i see, where the water can be filled in.

      but where do they fill in the oil?

      Maybe it's a hybrid and there will be a charging port

      Oh now hey there's an idea. The first Tesla locomotive

       

       

      Keep rolling along Devon....there is a whole bunch of detail nitpick stuff that could be added but not necessary. Focus on the overall look !

    • April 8, 2020 10:40 AM EDT
    • Looking good

    • April 8, 2020 10:22 AM EDT
    • John Caughey said:
      Korm Kormsen said:

      hmmm...

      i see, where the water can be filled in.

      but where do they fill in the oil?

      Maybe it's a hybrid and there will be a charging port

      Oh now hey there's an idea. The first Tesla locomotive

    • April 8, 2020 10:21 AM EDT
    • Korm Kormsen said:

      hmmm...

      i see, where the water can be filled in.

      but where do they fill in the oil?

      I wondered if anyone would ask that. Its not an oil burner. I realize it looks like it with the flat cover but that is just a cover the hole where I will access the electronics. This is a wood burning loco and will have a pile of wood. I will split some twigs and glue them onto the cover so it has a wood load. This is the same thing I did for the 2-6-0

       

    • April 8, 2020 12:45 AM EDT
    • Korm Kormsen said:

      hmmm...

      i see, where the water can be filled in.

      but where do they fill in the oil?

      Maybe it's a hybrid and there will be a charging port

    • April 7, 2020 11:44 PM EDT
    • hmmm...

      i see, where the water can be filled in.

      but where do they fill in the oil?

    • April 7, 2020 9:48 PM EDT
    • Gotta love it when a kitbash comes together.

    • April 7, 2020 9:46 PM EDT
    • Oh and all the giant holes from the NB ladders will be filled and grab irons added

    • April 7, 2020 9:34 PM EDT
    • So while I did do some work on the rail truck I am trying to avoid just pushing the loco off to the side. So I did get a start on the tender. It is a New Bright shell on a scratch built flat. The NB shells I think are decent looking except for the way they cut the tank ends. So I added some 1" PVC halves which are nicely the exact same diameter. I trimmed out some of the weird deck also. Added a cover that will serve as a blank to glue on the wood load. It also has the water filler. Added custom built air tank. And the little details are Cliff's design that Mike Williams printed in resin.

       

    • April 8, 2020 10:26 AM EDT
    • Jim,

       

      I feel you. I think I am going to have to break down and make a frame much like you are for mine. Trying to make things fit where they were never intended to go in a small model is a bit rough. You will get it.

    • April 8, 2020 5:40 AM EDT
    • Dirty Dingus McGee= Frank Sinatra

    • April 8, 2020 3:01 AM EDT
    • Dirty Dingus McGee - wasn't that a 1960s or 70s western movie? My Dad was a big fan of Westerns. And didn't it star someone who was famous for some other form of entertainment?
      Okay off to look in Google.

    • April 7, 2020 10:42 PM EDT
    • I have a dingus too, if that helps!

    • April 7, 2020 10:41 PM EDT
    • Might be time for a Thing-a-ma-bob, if you're getting too many hickies.

    • April 7, 2020 10:35 PM EDT
    • It sure is, John. That's why I need to make another doohickey to hold it at the right angle. Tomorrow's task...

    • April 7, 2020 10:33 PM EDT
    • I think your motor is hanging a tad low....

    • April 7, 2020 10:24 PM EDT
    • OK, I've decided to go with the double axle truck in front and single axle drive in the back. Partly due to the overwhelming evidence, partly because I can't quite figure out how to do the double in the back as the drive. So, still struggling a bit with how to do the drive with an animated chain drive. These pics show where I got to today. Note that the drive is not really in the proper orientation. I need to add another doohickey to hold it in place, at a shallow angle.

       

       

      So, the approach here is to create a semi-hidden journal that is very thin (the brass dingus) that holds the drive in place and is a really rough bearing. The sprocket then sits outside the brass journal dingus. Some folks (who will remain nameless) have encouraged me in this mad plan, saying that since this won't be pulling any kind of load this pseudo journal will be perfectly ok.

       

      This has the advantage that it is using stuff that is laying around in my stash of stuff. The white frame is PVC (thanks Rooster, still using that stuff you sent me). It cuts surprisingly well (though rough) on my bandsaw. Probably should be using a table saw but I don't seem to have one...

       

      We'll see about whether this works as I take the next steps!

       

    • April 6, 2020 7:52 PM EDT
    • That wee beastie moves right out!