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Re: The "new" JJJ&E In N Scale
« Reply #645 on: April 07, 2017, 04:07:19 PM »
A Panoramic View Of The 18 Foot Switching Yard From The Roof Of The 24 Stall Roundhouse showing most of the fully functional signals on this side of the layout.




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« Reply #646 on: April 07, 2017, 10:24:58 PM »
Wow, a lot of steam power.  looks great
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Re: The "new" JJJ&E In N Scale
« Reply #647 on: April 08, 2017, 07:11:49 AM »
Wow, a lot of steam power.  looks great


Ditto, lots of steam to keep you warm, er, I mean stay cool and run steam.

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Re: The "new" JJJ&E In N Scale
« Reply #648 on: April 08, 2017, 10:32:32 AM »
So many locos.....so little time.  ;D
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Re: The "new" JJJ&E In N Scale
« Reply #649 on: April 08, 2017, 02:22:37 PM »
A great scene.
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Re: The "new" JJJ&E In N Scale
« Reply #650 on: April 08, 2017, 03:20:10 PM »
Wow, a lot of steam power.  looks great

Thanks Steve. I always like lots of steam power. Saw lots of it in New York when I was a kid in the late 1940's.

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Re: The "new" JJJ&E In N Scale
« Reply #651 on: April 08, 2017, 03:22:58 PM »
Wow, a lot of steam power.  looks great


Ditto, lots of steam to keep you warm, er, I mean stay cool and run steam.

Tom ;D

Thanks Tom. When I'm running steam power in the train room, the AC is always on high to sty cool. ;D ;D

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Re: The "new" JJJ&E In N Scale
« Reply #652 on: April 08, 2017, 03:24:07 PM »
So many locos.....so little time.  ;D

All the loco's get rotated on the layout Greg.

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Re: The "new" JJJ&E In N Scale
« Reply #653 on: April 08, 2017, 03:25:27 PM »
A great scene.

Thanks as always Curt. :) 8) This is an early photo of the Switching Yard.

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Re: The "new" JJJ&E In N Scale
« Reply #654 on: April 08, 2017, 03:35:54 PM »
Americanizing Japanese Steam Locomotives

Over the years, I've spent quite a bit of time Americanizing Japanese Steam Locomotives. This 0-6-6-0 is a fantastic running steamer with extraordinary pulling power for  its size. Despite the look of this locomotive, the Micro-Ace 0-6-6-0 can be easily Americanized. The first thing I did with this locomotive was to install Lenz min silver decoders in several of these locomotives. The installation was similar to the decoder installation in the Kato Mikado. Once the motor is isolated the rest of the decoder installation was a snap. I also installed sound in ATSF # 1968 and #1955.

I Americanized one Micro-Ace A0651 and one Micro-Ace A0652.  I decided to use a Spectrum long tender for each locomotive. This was an easy process and was easy to do once the original draw bar of of the 0-6-6-0 was lengthened and was connected to the long tender. I changed the front pilot of the Micro-Ace A0651 by using a front pilot from A Spectrum 2-6-6-2. Brass detail parts were added to each locomotive. This was easily bonded to the front pilot of the 0-6-6-0. I installed a MT Z scale #905 coupler on the new front pilot of the 0-6-6-0.
I changed the side panels under the cab of the locomotive as well. MT Z scale couplers were also installed on the rear of the new long tender. New decals were added and the ATSF road numbers now identify the 0-6-6-0. Before the decals were added , each locomotive and tender were repainted. (See Photo # 2 & Photo # 3).








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Re: The "new" JJJ&E In N Scale
« Reply #655 on: April 08, 2017, 06:03:01 PM »
Nice looking  loco.
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