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« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2013, 02:23:03 PM »

While waiting for the new year to come, I started messing with what a body would look like over the chassis. This is a drawing of a GE class 91...I kind of like the lil hood on it.

The trucks are crude in the drawing since the emphasis is on how the body fits over the chassis and I'd probably keep the EMD side frames for ease of the build. "If" my conversion specs are correct and the line drawing was right, this is what I got. You'll note I drew up a 7' and an 8' cab width...according to my conversion of metric and by the line drawing the cab was to come in at 8' 4" realtime...I knocked it down to 8' on the one drawing to simply round things up. I kind of like the 8' cab width.
I really wanted to do the UM10B but the large flat area in front of the cab is too hard to do since the drive assembly would get in the way...the frame could be redone, but that truck drive can't - unless I really fudged the body longer to accomodate that.
Ok, thoughts/critisms/opinions on this one with either cab.....I've got 1-2 more to draw up yet...this is just one idea of a semi modern engine- if you'd call late 50s to early 60s a modern motive power.
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« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2013, 10:55:11 AM »

Alright, my son and I have decided last night to just start this off with the drawn up plans as posted above.
I bought a dcc on board SD40-2 last night for another bash when I'm done here. "TFS" on ebay- $45 BIN and only $33 after my aquired ebay bucks were applied- I had to do it...anyway, with that one I want to try a version of that UM10B but it'll have C trucks and be a tad longer.{wouldn't that make it a UM10C then?}

Still haven't totally nailed down a replacement dcc sound board for the current project, but it'll most likely be one of the TSU-1000 boards that has the optional ditch/mars lights - I'm thinking about either ditch lights or do the end and cab side by side lights as alternating flash. Speaker and enclosure will no doubt be in the top of the main body somewhere behind the cab...time to grab a sheet of .040 and start cutting the main body pieces.

I'll post progress pics for those who wish to see the build and for anyone elses amusement.
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« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2013, 09:33:42 PM »

I've got the deck and main body cut out now but still need to square things up and cut out the nose pieces...it's a start.
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« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2013, 05:53:03 PM »

Sorry, I've really neglected this thread- but not the build!
Main body was started-

Got the doors and latches done on the RH side-

Cab is started as well as the LH side doors and latches-

...she's gettin there...
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« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2013, 07:50:46 PM »

Got alittle more work done on her-



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« Reply #20 on: March 04, 2013, 04:03:16 PM »

Edit - okay, I'm late to the party and didn't realize there was page 2 here  Embarrassed
Oh well  Grin

How about an interpretation of this. Funky truck sideframes.
www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=426645
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Locomotive Details    Location/Date of Photo
   » Administración de Ferrocarriles del Estado (more..)
» Alsthom BB 56 Ton (more..)    » ANCAP Portland Cement facilities (more..)
» Paysandú, Uruguay (more..)
» February 16, 2013

Or this.
Warning - sunglasses required for viewing - that's a bright yellow!
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=426434
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Locomotive Details    Location/Date of Photo

   » Deutsche Bahn (more..)
» BR 203 (more..)    » Recklinghausen Hbf. (more..)
» Recklinghausen, Germany (more..)
» February 22, 2013

Something more US hood unit looking but still unusual
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=425024
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Locomotive Details    Location/Date of Photo
   » United States Army (more..)
» GG20B (more..)    » DGRC Yard (more..)
» Hill AFB, Utah, USA (more..)
» February 14, 2013

"And now for something completely different."
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=423092
or
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=398517
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« Reply #21 on: March 06, 2013, 08:27:49 PM »

I like the army engine alot...and while I like some of the euro engines, I'm stiucking to a "no buffer" type...at least for now{maybe someday with the correct matching cars for that}. 
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« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2013, 08:26:11 PM »

Hey burlinton any progress? New  pics? As quick as you were moving I thought you would be done by now. Looks good so far. 
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« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2013, 09:23:19 AM »

It kind of got pushed off to the side...hit 2 snags,
1]..haven't picked out a speaker so I can't install the top of the body till then.
2]..lost my job of 26yrs last friday...need to address that issue 1st before any train stuff.
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« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2013, 04:24:20 PM »

It kind of got pushed off to the side...hit 2 snags,
Sorry to hear that, looking forward to hearing it was a blessing in disguise! Doors are now open for better things. Good luck to ya!
While not nice, Bachmann, or On30, its all I got Burlington to make you grin. Relax, take a look and read the forum.


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« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2013, 07:35:20 PM »

Thanks, I'm hangin in there...was refurbishing my old ZW today{I run O scale too}...speaking of which, I have that very same pre-merger Q gondola that you have....still funny to see cascade green on a Q car.
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« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2013, 03:26:15 PM »

Yes my love for the old is a definite influence on my ability/failure, to not rivet count most times. Got any less than prototypical postwar to On30 conversion bashes to share? I think some of the short, cheap, mpc stuff, would make a decent start point for a low cost, custom, narrow gauge lash (rivet counting aside,detail can be added). Leaving me more cash for a good narrow gauge, On30 steamer loco to compliment my Og line. Especially important to me, when a blue and yellow Virginian rectifier is running around the mountains competing with it, the geared, external piston loco will still hold your attention via moving mechanicals, charm, and of course "smoke and steam". 
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« Reply #27 on: March 15, 2013, 06:09:42 PM »

Hmm, funny you should ask...I have this lil pile O stuff that wants to be something different in On30;
-HO scale rotary snow front piece{auger/housing/directional deflector}
-On30 long caboose or an On30 boxcar{long}...leaning towards the caboose.

...need to check my soon to be available ebay bucks...think a speaker could be had with that!{free is a wonderful thing and the wife can't complain}
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« Reply #28 on: March 15, 2013, 07:02:20 PM »

.leaning towards the caboose.
...need to check my soon to be available ebay bucks...think a speaker could be had with that!{free is a wonderful thing and the wife can't complain}
How about a leaning caboose? Cheesy (Elephants work for peanuts, I do it for the "cheese", "corn", or "the pun of it" Grin)
Hey did you happen to check out the "whimsical" post I did in general disc. Large scale oriented but lots of bash ideas on the site I found.
http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/board/index.php/topic,23133.msg182881.html#msg182881
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« Reply #29 on: March 18, 2013, 10:03:34 PM »

Yes I did....replied on your other post.
Now you got me eyeballing my lone S scale 4-4-2 for usablility in On30...the spare G scale pacific drivers would be waaaaay too big for anything in On30, even an 0-2-4.
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