EM-1 To SP AC-9 - new bash project

Carl Sowell Jul 21, 2021

  1. Carl Sowell

    Carl Sowell TrainBoard Supporter

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    Yep, another AC-9. I have the "superturbine" castings and EM-1 and started 3-4 years ago and just dropped it. Here are the parts and pieces:
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    BTW, the AC-9 I completed back in 2014 still runs and runs & sounds good. I just hope to make this one better looking. Stay tuned.

    Be well,
    Carl

    In case you have not seen it, here is my 1st attempt:
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  2. acptulsa

    acptulsa TrainBoard Member

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    But the tender's on the wrong end!

    Wait, I mean but the tender's on the right end!
     
  3. Carl Sowell

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    Here are my projects pieces. I stripped it down to be able to better mill the chassis to fit the shell. I am so glad that I did because I found that the left side pickup on front engine was not connected. If I had done all this work and then had poor performance typical of pickup issues I would have been po'd big time.

    Here is what the B'mann EM-1 looks like naked :

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    Later, stay well,
    Carl
     
  4. JMaurer1

    JMaurer1 TrainBoard Member

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    Tender is on the right end, the cab is on the wrong end...wait...nevermind :D

    I have one that I need to get back to work on as well. Hopefully watching you do yours will provide that motivation!
     
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  5. Carl Sowell

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    Here are a couple of shots with my progress today.

    1st one shows how I have milled the chassis to fit on shell very well. The shiny holes are where the piping will re-attach.. You can see the throttle rod in place :
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    2nd to show the throttle and hand rail in place:
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    I have straightened the hand rail some.

    Be well,
    Carl
     
  6. DCESharkman

    DCESharkman TrainBoard Member

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    I, for one would love an SP AC-9, I think it is a crime Intermountain did not make one while they were making the Cab Forwards.
     
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