Little Giant - SP #1

Wolfgang Dudler Feb 27, 2010

  1. Wolfgang Dudler

    Wolfgang Dudler Passed away August 25, 2012 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

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    At the FREMO meeting in October I've bought this narrow gauge diesel. The box tells it's from North West Shortline, the engine has a Jonan label. This is the engine as bought, missing parts are in the box. You see the driving mechanism. The engine runs slowly, that's important.

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  2. Wolfgang Dudler

    Wolfgang Dudler Passed away August 25, 2012 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

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    Now I'm busy with decals. I've made the decal drawings by myself. I used prototype pictures and went over them. Then I scaled my drawings for the engine and let someone do the decals.

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    This engine should have working lights. There're two paired lights. I decided to take SMD LEDs for this. I made from PC board a small and thinner piece. I've made a few cuts into the copper foil and presolderd the copper. At this piece I soldered two LEDs and two resistors (100 Ohm), each.

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  3. Wolfgang Dudler

    Wolfgang Dudler Passed away August 25, 2012 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

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    ... and tested

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    Now I've finished decaling

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    Next step airbrush with dull cote and some weathering. Then I have to add the electronic and missing parts.

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  4. AKrrnut

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    The Sumpter Valley Railway has a diesel like this in their engine shed. In fact, it might already be painted in the same paint scheme. I don't think it's actually SP #1, but it's definately similar. I think the railway's long term goals are to get it running again, but they're working on other projects at this time.

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  5. cajon

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    Wolfgang
    Here's an article on the SP's Little Giant X-1:

    S Gaugian No. 5, 1984 -- Build the SP little Giant p44 plans,history of diesel X-1
     
  6. Wolfgang Dudler

    Wolfgang Dudler Passed away August 25, 2012 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

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    I've added windows and I've installed those tiny light pads and the decoder. I've added a small PC board to connect the wires from the decoder with the wires from the lighting pads. I've fastened the decoder with self sticking tape.
    The "plug" is also homemade. It's similar to IC sockets.

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  7. Wolfgang Dudler

    Wolfgang Dudler Passed away August 25, 2012 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

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    Now I've finished the paint shop. The head and rear light is working, the engine has got a little bit of weathering.

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  8. MOPMAN

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    That is one cool diesel Wolfgang. My goodness, are you going to dual gauge the Westport Terminal? LOL
     

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