1956 SP Lark project

SP-Wolf May 31, 2018

  1. SP-Wolf

    SP-Wolf TrainBoard Supporter

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    Well - I decided what my next project will be:

    Easy to assemble kit.

    The 1956 Lark.

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    Thanks,
    Wolf
     
  2. Traindork

    Traindork TrainBoard Member

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    Easy to assemble??? I can barely put my cars on the track!
    I'll be watching, good luck!
     
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  3. Eagle2

    Eagle2 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Not quite "shake the box" is it?
     
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  4. NorsemanJack

    NorsemanJack TrainBoard Member

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    Is this the lark in Kato's poll that will be announced just as soon as you finish your "kit?"
     
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  5. SP-Wolf

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    Not sure what version Kato would do -- if at all. But, yeah - this is it. That's why I've decided to finally get started. Sorry, 20th Century fans. I've just doomed ya. -- LOL

    Wolf
     
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  6. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Staff Member

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    Looks like fun. One of these days I need to get back to finishing up my latest "kit" train. All the cars are assembled but they need paint and decals. Looking forward to following your adventure.
     
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  7. Joe D'Amato

    Joe D'Amato TrainBoard Member

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    funny you should say that LOL
     
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  8. Joe D'Amato

    Joe D'Amato TrainBoard Member

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    nice train.
     
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  9. JMaurer1

    JMaurer1 TrainBoard Member

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    Yea, we're getting a Kato Lark! Thanks Wolf (as soon as you finish, that is)
     
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  10. Nick Lorusso

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    Wolfgang,
    Thank you for letting everyone else get a factory Kato Lark. Looking forward to your build.
     
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  11. SP-Wolf

    SP-Wolf TrainBoard Supporter

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    Gentlemen -- the pleasure is all mine!! LOL

    Wolf
     
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  12. Mike Madonna

    Mike Madonna TrainBoard Member

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    I will ABSOLUTELY be following this one! Looks VERY promising.....
     
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  13. SP-Wolf

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    The first two cars - ready for primer then paint:

    The head end cars.

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    Thanks,
    Wolf
     
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  14. SP-Wolf

    SP-Wolf TrainBoard Supporter

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    My plan is/was to build the cars in their order in the train.

    I am skipping over a coffee shop car and a 66ACM/ACW-1 articulated chair car -- as I need the correct sides for them. (What I need is now on order)

    The next car:

    A Pullman plan 4122B 22 roomette

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    Thanks,
    Wolf
     
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  15. Mike Madonna

    Mike Madonna TrainBoard Member

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    AHHH! The elusive WOT #118 and #119! Any issues working with resin kits? The look good so far. You mention AC Cars; I had to pull out my "Night Trains" book and take a look. You are correct sir (for 1956)! The train was head end, Pullmans and the "Lark Club" in 1953 (when I model). Do you have the sides for the "Lark Club"????.....
     
  16. Ghengis Kong

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    Did you get a hold of Roberto recently?
     
  17. SP-Wolf

    SP-Wolf TrainBoard Supporter

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    Hey Mike,

    No issues -- so far. They cleaned up great. Very little flash and air holes. He did an awesome job on the castings. (Would be cool if he injected molded them)

    Besides the above (pun intended) -- I have the sides for: Plan 4140C (10-6 sleeper) 4 cars, plan 4071D (13 bedroom) 3 cars, plans: 7452,7453 and 7454 (Lounge-diner-kitchen), Plan 4069G (4-4-2 sleeper) 1 car and - I am going to use a round end observation instead of them being rebuilt into blunt ends - plan 4082 (2-1-1 buffet-lounge)- as Kato's car is pretty darn close.

    I have just ordered the sides for the class 7402 (snack lounge) and just the fluting to kind of back date a Kato articulated chair set. I miss wrote the SP class above- I need a 64ACM/ACW-1 -- not a 66ACM/ACW-1. The cars will be closer to what I need (I must remove the baggage elevators - and there is a bathroom window that is incorrect -- I'll live with that).

    Thanks,
    Wolf
     
  18. SP-Wolf

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    Hey Ghengis -- sorry, I have not. I purchased all of the sides many many years ago.

    Wolf
     
  19. Mr. Trainiac

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    I will reply here just so I get notifications on this thread. I haven’t seen a heavy duty build thread around here in a while. I am an HO guy, but N scale building is pretty much the same. Is this a kit or just a car taken apart with new sides? It is good to see that custom building isn’t dead.
     
  20. SP-Wolf

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    Thank you.

    To answer your question -- For the entire train - it will be both. Most of the cars are in kit form. The head end cars are resin. The articulated chair car, the snack lounge and the 3 unit Lark club will be modified from Kato cars. The car above is made from M&R brass sides with American Limited core kits (There are 7 cars like this) 2 of teh cars of from Des Plaines Hobbies kits.

    Wolf
     

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