SP, T&NO GS-1 #702 Build

Carl Sowell Sep 3, 2020

  1. Carl Sowell

    Carl Sowell TrainBoard Supporter

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    I have finally begun on this long project. Here is what I am shooting for................

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    My start, a lot of work to do..........................

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    Stay well,
    Carl
     
  2. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Lookin' good so far. (y)
     
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  3. bremner

    bremner Staff Member

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    Can't wait for more
     
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  4. Carl Sowell

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    Some progress as of today. A lot of work ahead as I start adding piping to engineer's side.........................

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    Thanks for looking, stay well,
    Carl


    Note to self - must exchange the B'mann boxing glove ! ! !
     
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  5. DFW Bill

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    Where did your drive mechanism come from, it looks like it fits nicely?

    The tender trucks are from?
     
  6. Carl Sowell

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    Mornin Bill,

    The mechanism and tender frame/trucks are all from a B'mann Spectrum J Class 4-8-4. Keep in mind that the boiler shell is just sitting on the chassis and has not been "fine tuned" as yet.

    Stay well,
    Carl
     
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  7. DFW Bill

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    Looking very nice, I envy those folks with your high level of modeling skills. Very interested in your progress.

    Thank you !
     
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  8. Carl Sowell

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    Here is an up date on the tender work. Still a lot to do.............

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    As a reminder, this is what I am shooting for........................

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    A great amount of work to do yet.

    Stay well,
    Carl
     
  9. r_i_straw

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    Another one in the class.
     
  10. BNSF FAN

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    Nice progress Carl! She's going to be a beauty when done (y)
     
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  11. r_i_straw

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    Here is one detail not often modeled. The "P" pipe coming out of the tender dog house for the brakeman to relieve himself discretely.
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    You can see it real well here on another class of tender.
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  12. Carl Sowell

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    Thanks for the info Russ. I have both of those images, because of the doghouse, and wondered what that streak was. Now that you told me, I brought the images up full bore and can see the pipe. I shall add that "detail".

    thanks,
    Carl
     
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    Almost TMI...
     
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  14. Carl Sowell

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    Here are some new pictures made today. The boiler shell just about sits as it should and I have a lot of work to do on the boiler. The tender is sitting well, although the picture shows, I think, that the oil bunker end is a tad too high. Easy to adjust. I am ready to paint it white so that I can add the rivet decals. More to come...............

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    Stay well,
    Carl
     
  15. Onizukachan

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    Lookin good Carl!
     
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  16. mtntrainman

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    Hey when ya gotta go...ya GOTTA GO....LOL
     
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  17. MK

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    But at the same time you can't stop a train for that! :D
     
  18. Hytec

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    At an airshow in the late 1940's, I saw a kid in the cockpit of a WW-II fighter plane hold up a rubber cup with a hose attached, obviously a relief tube (p-pipe). He yelled, "Look Ma. I found a megaphone", putting it to his lips as he yelled.

    Good Grief, how did we survive our youth without the government to guide us. :rolleyes:
     
  19. r_i_straw

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    I understand that in the cab, the engineer and fireman could just open the firedoors on the firebox. No chance of putting out the fire. Have to be quick though.
     
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  20. MK

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    Better be fast! Or a burned wee wee! :eek:
     

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