Starting to work on my Pacific Electric interurbans

bremner May 28, 2018

  1. bremner

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    Today, I sanded down the flash on my Miniatures By Eric Pacific Electric 1100-1149 interurban and 1445-1449 Box Motor. I noticed that I am missing the steps below the freight doors of the freight motor, and it looks like I can use Micro Trains baggage car steps.

    I have sanded down the flash and I have been working on the castings for the 1100, and plan to start gluing everything into place. I have ordered a pair of Tomix chassis to power these.

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  2. loco_motive

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    I don't know if you're the only person modeling that line but I look forward to seeing more of it!
     
  3. bremner

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    There are others modeling the passenger side, but my line is mostly freight...
     
  4. John Moore

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    I will be following with interest your boxcab motor. I noticed now that Shapeways has a boxcab shell designed to fit on the Bmann 44 tonner and I am tempted since I have a small fleet of 44 tonners.
     
  5. bremner

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    I spent Father’s Day working on my N Scale models of 1449 and a 1100 Class. I got my Tomyec chassis from Plaza Japan yesterday, and my daughters had fun trying to figure out the Japanese newspaper….I have not attached any part that needs to be black.
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  7. bremner

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    I just got decals from Miniatures by Eric! Now I need paint...
     
  8. Espeeman

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    I am excited to see how this turns out! Very cool layout idea.
     
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  9. WM183

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    This is the coolest layout idea and road i have seen in a looong time.
     
  10. bremner

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    wow, thanks. you can see it at https://sopacincg.com
     
  11. bremner

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    Just need poles
     
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  12. bremner

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    I shot the cars today and now need to paint the orange stripe above the windows on the 1100, then decal them. I know that the box motor will be Pacific Electric 1449, but I have no idea of what number to use on the 1100.
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  13. bremner

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    Going to decal these tomorrow, and I have an idea for window glass
     
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  14. Run8Racing

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    I'm finding this very interesting !!! Please excuse my ignorance, but am I correct to assume that "baggage car-lookin' thingy" is powered ??? Or, is it a trailer ???
     
  15. bremner

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    That car is a Pacific Electric box motor, 1445-1449. They were powered freight delivering cars, used mainly for small package deliveries. In a pinch, they would pull one freight car (only one due to union rules). So yes, it is powered by it's own Tomix TM-19 chassis.
     
  16. Espeeman

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    Looking really great, Bremner! What an exciting project!
     
  17. bremner

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    I am getting closer to finish up the Pacific Electric 1124 (I chose that number since they all were all together on the decal sheet). I still need paint and install the lights and get/paint/install the poles.
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    I put a Los Angeles letter board and destination sign on one end and a Long Beach letter board and destination sign on the other end. Yes, I know that the 1100’s never ran to Long Beach, but see Rule #1 of model railroading….
     
  18. nscalestation

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    Yes, thank goodness for rule #1 !
     
  19. vince p

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    Very nice looking local juicers.
     
  20. urbanex12

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    Great modeling! I especially like the porthole windows on the box motor. They definitely scream "Pacific Electric".
     

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