Lets See the STEAM!!!

Nick Lorusso Mar 22, 2015

  1. RGW1

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    Try garage sales, classifieds, craigslist,ect.. or harbor freight or some place similar
     
  2. WPZephyrFan

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    I just finished adding the detail parts to this tonight. It's a Kato JNR C57 4-6-2. I love the look of these locos, they look so very fast!
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  3. KevinTheSPF

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    Well for now I have this customized 2-8-0 that I bought that kinda looks like an H10. It has a TCS Z2 in it and boy, does it pull. The weathering was drybrushed by the builder, and I have been thinking of ways to improve it.
     
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  4. Maletrain

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    I count 32 cars plus the caboose. Was that going down-grade?
     
  5. KevinTheSPF

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    Nope. It's "level" track, at least as level as a set of folding table legs can make a HCD with 2" insulation foam glued to it. The only depression is where the camera is. I thought it would be a realistic angle for train-watching.

    Is it really 32? I guess I don't know how to count. That might be something that I need to learn before I get to school!

    After this video was taken I gave it a facelift with some spare parts laying around and I also added coal to the tender by painting a piece of scrap foam black, dipping it in WS coal and fitting it into the coal bunker. It improved the appearance a lot.

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  6. silentargus

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    My not-currently-in-storage steam, including a couple of current projects (the Y-3 needs pickup leads run to the tender- all three K4s need some minor touch-ups and relettering, one still needs a motor, and a previous owner inexplicably soldered the middle one's valve gear together). Not pictured: two 4-4-0s that I'm going to use for a Golden Spike diorama.
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    Everything else (the rest of the project pile since they all need work in one way or another) is boxed up and staying that way until I have a layout, so that I don't keep getting sidetracked by other things and then wind up complaining about how I still don't have a layout.:whistle:
     
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  7. ogre427

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    Here is my favorite, a Kato mike custom detailed and weathered by my late father Monte Hofmann (MMR 443).
     
  8. Amtrak90

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    Just finished adding sound to the Bachmann class J N scale
     
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  9. Virginian Railway

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    What decoder did you use, and what radius are you running it on?
     
  10. Amtrak90

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    soundtraxx econami 100, working great so far, buts its a bit of a tight fit in the tender. Thats my test track, but its 11" radius
     
  11. WPZephyrFan

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    That is one beautiful Mike!
     
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  12. RGW1

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    here is a couple of steam videos. A j painted as for Milwaukee road and a Bachmann 2-6-6-2


     
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  13. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I like that 2-6-6-2. It looks very nice! Not sure about the MILW J. The N&W folks might be forming a lynch mob.....
     
  14. RGW1

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    My son and each have a J,his is still N&W. As long as I am at it here is some thing for the southern fans DSCF7292.JPG
     
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  15. r_i_straw

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    A Texas & New Orleans Ten Wheeler on the point of train #45 bound from Houston to Austin.
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  16. RGW1

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    Micro Ace 2-8-0 kitbash into a freelance 0-8-0 still working on it ,but it runs. I used the stock MA drawbar. The undercab air tank is to hid the bottom of the motor DSCF7428.JPG
     
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  17. RGW1

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    I just finish the weathering last night.

     
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    image.jpg image.jpg Painted the driver tires on a couple engines this weekend. A Key Imports Big Boy and a More/LIK SP GS-1.
     
  20. badlandnp

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    Nice looking locos! That GS-1 is especially nice. Thanks!
     
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