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Re: Mystery Engine build???
« Reply #60 on: September 14, 2017, 02:59:51 PM »
Wow, nice job!

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Re: Mystery Engine build???
« Reply #61 on: September 23, 2017, 12:16:54 AM »
Wow, nice job!







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Re: Mystery Engine build???
« Reply #62 on: September 23, 2017, 12:20:58 AM »
Hi all,
      Ok now the 1st 4-4-0 is completed.  I'm now on the 2nd 4-4-0 (this version is a flat black & pullman green version).  First thing I did was build up the wheels and frames just like the first build. No mysteries there.  Thanx Thom...

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Re: Mystery Engine build???
« Reply #63 on: September 23, 2017, 12:23:51 AM »
Next,
     I painted up the tender sides green and the top/bottoms flat black.  A custom backhead & basic details added.  Because of the lack of space in this cab, I suspect the cab crew with have to stand. 

Note: On this version to keep time spent limited, I omitted the removal of the factory solder blobs.  They are noticeable upon up close scrutiny.  During motion, not so much. Just thought I'd show what makes a difference to those keepin' score.   T...
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Re: Mystery Engine build???
« Reply #64 on: September 23, 2017, 12:29:21 AM »
Hi all,
        Next I finished off the custom decals and started work on installing the motor mount and gearbox.  Thanx Thom...

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Re: Mystery Engine build???
« Reply #65 on: September 23, 2017, 12:32:20 AM »
Hi those still remaining,
 
          Now with the motor/gearbox mounted, I moved to the side rod assembly and spring box and smokebox front.  Thanx Thom...

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Re: Mystery Engine build???
« Reply #66 on: September 23, 2017, 08:14:59 AM »

Thom,
I'm still here my friend. Excellent modeling and painting skills.


That is one beautiful piece of craftsmanship KPI! 

Tom ;D
If you hate plan A, you are certainly not going to like plan B!

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Re: Mystery Engine build???
« Reply #67 on: September 23, 2017, 09:02:58 AM »
Great work Thom..... 8)
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Re: Mystery Engine build???
« Reply #68 on: September 23, 2017, 04:30:44 PM »
Thanks "T",
                 Thanks "G",
                               I hope to have a neat couple finished pics and short video of these bad boys runnin'.                 Soon. :o
                                                                                                                                                                                           Thanx Thom...

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Re: Mystery Engine build???
« Reply #69 on: September 30, 2017, 08:51:35 PM »
Hi all,
            Okay, I finally finished both Empire State Express 4-4-0's (engine black & Pullman Green/flat Black versions).  Both are two different manufacturers, so each model has slight scale differences so each are slightly different.  Both are DC only with working headlights and one has working marker lights added.  Both have different backhead's and details.  full crews both.  Thanx Thom...

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Re: Mystery Engine build???
« Reply #70 on: September 30, 2017, 08:51:53 PM »
Here's the custom Green/flat black version.  Excuse the dust on both. I forgot to dust models again.   T...

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Re: Mystery Engine build???
« Reply #71 on: September 30, 2017, 09:07:38 PM »
Hi all,
           So to recap, both models are DC only with custom decals,(Hal & Jim) custom constant bi-directional lighting packets.  Initially designed by Bob Parish, modified by TCT.  Because of the old plating wasn't the greatest and I didn't know how to add in a keep alive to a DC only motor.

I decided to add all wheel pickups (yes on spoked wheels)(not easy) with caps designed into the custom (constant continuous intensity) lighting packet for flicker free lighting.  This build on both models (i thought) would be easy and quick.    NOT ha. Just my luck!  :o :o :o :o

All in all, I learned a couple new things on decaling, painting with Zero paints & DC only constant lighting.  So at 54 I'm still learning on Old school DC brass. ha. whoda thunkit!  Thanx Thom...

 

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