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David Kilby

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« on: June 24, 2009, 12:44:23 PM »

Mr. Bach Man,

  I have a 4-6-0 anniversary edition locomotive.  I hate the look of the three window cab and the smaller proportions (out of scale for 1:20.3).  I would like to change the cab.  Is it possible to order a cab from a K-27 or the 2-8-0 and modify it to fit my 4-6-0?  That may be easier than scratch building a new one or modifying the old one.  I don't follow a prototype, so I am free to do what I want that would look appropriate.  thanks   
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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2009, 02:30:01 PM »

You can get a nice wood replacement from Banta - http://www.bantamodelworks.com/T2085.htm



-Brian
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David Kilby

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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2009, 05:25:40 PM »

I bought the Banta Cab to see how I liked it.  if I have to scratch build, I may use some of the parts.  Dimensionally, it is only slightly taller, but does fit the locomotive perfectly.  I do, however, want a more modern look of a steel cab.  Checking average dimensions of published locomotive drawings in the Gazette, it should definitely be taller and probably a little wider.  I believe the ten wheeler would be a much lines if it had a more scaled out cab in 1:20.  Thanks for your suggestion, David
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Bruce Chandler


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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2009, 07:08:18 PM »

You could use a Consolidation Cab if you can find one.   I bought a wood kit from FH&PB (now out of business) and used it on mine when I converted it to 1:20.



It recently took a tumble from the highest point on my elevated track (about 3 feet)  so I'm rebuilding parts of it.



I'm almost done with a new tender and  I will be fabricating a new "steel" cab out of styrene.
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jpipkin

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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2009, 11:23:14 PM »

David,

Are you are aware that the cab is smaller because the 4-6-0 is 1:22.5 scale rather than 1:20.3?

Jim
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« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2009, 11:29:43 PM »

Dear David,
I'm sure the service department will be able to supply a new cab.
Have fun!
the Bach-man
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Barry BBT

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« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2009, 02:04:21 AM »

David,

There are a couple of alternatives, the first is to order a Bachmann 2 window cab, it is defined as wood, but could be treated as metal.  I have done this many times.

The other is to remove the bar between the middle window (open) and the third window.  I used a piece of Plastruct angle to create a sill the full length of the window opening.  Also remove the third window "glass".

I have pics, but don't know how to post them here.

Barry - BBT
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David Kilby

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« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2009, 10:19:10 AM »

Thanks guys. 

Although the ten wheeler was built as 1:22, everything is just a matter of scale.  I just don't think the prototype was very good looking to begin with.  Bruce's 1:20 scale cab shows how much better looking the locomotive is when it is modified.  Can't wait to see your finished project Bruce.

David
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Bruce Chandler


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« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2009, 10:54:34 AM »

Thanks, David.   Here's what she looked like before the fall:


I'll post some pictures when I complete it.   I'm going to start on the cab next.
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« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2009, 05:27:51 PM »

I finally finished this today. 




There's a few more details at my web site:
http://www.jbrr.com/html/ten_wheeler.html
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Casey_Jones


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« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2009, 06:44:32 PM »

Nice work Bruce,

Thanks for posting the pictures
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joconnor

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« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2009, 08:55:18 PM »

Bruce:
The 10Wheeler looks terrific.  Your coal load is great and brings out the tender detail.  My 10 Wheeler is the pride of the C&S stable.
Jim
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