1956 SP Lark project

SP-Wolf May 31, 2018

  1. SP_fan_1951

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    Where did you get your full-width diaphragms? I've used the American Limited diaphragms but I haven't seen the full width ones.
     
  2. SP-Wolf

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    They are from Des Plaines Hobbies. They use the AL "core" and add the full width parts. They are outstanding.

    Thanks,
    Wolf
     
  3. SP-Wolf

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    Some more progress.

    Roof details have been added. - Next, the real pain -- under body details --

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    Thanks,
    Wolf
     
  4. vince p

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    Hoewwwwwwlriffic Wolf interesting articulated car
     
  5. SP-Wolf

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    This weekend's projects. Making more progress on the Lark. Assembly of the last two cars. These two have a few more details that are needed before primer.

    The 4-4-2 sleeper:
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    The 2-2-1 lounge observation:
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    Thanks,
    Wolf
     
  6. SF Chief

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    Wolf, I'm struck by the trucks between the articulated sections of your Lark Club (which looks beautiful). It might by my eyes, but the trucks look really unusual, not at all like the trucks between the articulated sections of the Kato Daylight 3-unit diner or the Kato Daylight articulated coaches. Are they as weird as they seem or is it my eyes? And if they are as...different...as they look, who makes them and where did you find them? Thanks. Rick
     
  7. SP-Wolf

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    Good morning Rick,

    The trucks I am using are pretty much the same as the Kato triple diner trucks. However, the version I am using has stand off break cylinders and roller bearings. I'll IM you the name of the manufacturer - I'm not sure it would be cool to spell it out here on the open forum. As the company is also a hobby shop.

    Here is a close up -- (From Spookshow's site)
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    And Kato's - (Also from Spookshow)
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    Thanks,
    Wolf
     
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  8. SF Chief

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    Many thanks, Wolf. And Spookshow. Rick
     
  9. SP-Wolf

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    This weeks progress.

    Roof details for the 2-1-1 Observation
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    After taking these photos -- I was reminded that I still need to fill in the markers - so I can add correct ones (Tear drop style)

    Thanks,
     
  10. BNSF FAN

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    Now then, those roof details look really great!
     
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  11. vince p

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    Howling great time and looks there Wolfmeister Brau
     
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  12. JMaurer1

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    Where did those casting come from? BTW: still hate you (because I wish I had the time and skill you do).
     
  13. SP-Wolf

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    Castings - ? What casting are you speaking of - ?

    LOL -- sorry man!! And -- thanks, that is a great compliment

    Wolf
     
  14. Onizukachan

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    Mr Wolf, Any updates?
    And perhaps you can answer a question: Since they recycled the daylights triple unit for the lark, how come the thing looks so weird on the Lark? I know it is right but with the weird pinched windows in the triple it looks totally different. What is the significance of these windows?

    In your opinion, Would it have been easier to start with the Kato daylight triple and modify it like the 1:1 did? One day I would like to build up one also, even if it is part foobie set to start with so I thought I’d ask.
     
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  15. BarstowRick

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    Wow and Wow, again.
    You have more patience then I have.
    Looking mighty fine.
     
  16. SP-Wolf

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    Hello,

    Sorry, no updates. I am taking a break from this project. I'll get back to it in the next month or so.

    Well, as for the lark club -- The SP did not recycle Daylight triple diners to create these cars. As the Lark was SP's premiere overnight Pullman train, in 1941 the SP ordered 2 brand new 3 car sets from Pullman. Lot 6638 SP order # P-253(Plans 7542,7453 and 7454). Numbers 10274-10275-10276 and 10277-10278-10279. These were SP class 70-ADL2 (Kitchen-drorm), 57-ADL-1 (diner) and 70-ADL-1 (Lounge). Then in 1949 the SP purchased two additional sets from Pullman. Lot 6816 SP order # P-255. (Plans 7576, 7577 and 7578) numbers 10280-10281-10282 and 10283-10284-10285. These were SP class 70-ADL-4 (Kitchen dorm), 57-ADL-2 (Diner) and 70-ADL-3 (Lounge).

    Now, to answer your questions -- the half windows are on the kitchen-dorm. On the Daylight's triple unit "diner", the kitchen was the center car.
    As for why I didn't utilize Kato's triple unit diner-- There are a number of reason's -- first the roof and under body details are wrong. And, removing the skirts is a pain in the rear. I did that for the articulated chair car. That was rough enough. So, I figured it would be better to start with fresh roof and under bodies.

    Hope this answers your questions.

    Best regards,
    Wolf
     
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  17. Onizukachan

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    Thank you very much for taking the time to answer!
     
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  18. vicsmodels

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    I like also Wolf, and will follow as well, looks like a project alright.

    best regards
    Vic
     
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  19. SP-Wolf

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    Well - Y'all are getting me motivated to get back at this project.

    Thanks,
    Wolf
     
  20. DCESharkman

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    Just caught up on this thread, some amazing work there! Thanks for sharing ....
     
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