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Miss Connie Gets a Nose Job...
« on: May 26, 2007, 08:11:49 AM »
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I replaced the stock Bachmann pilot with a plow assembly more appropriate to a WM prototype. I also cut back the walk board and removed the ladders, replacing them with steel step boards.


The air tank is cut from a hopper car weight, all the white bits and pieces are Evergreen styrene, and the bracing is brass wire.

Now on to the Paint Shop!!

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Re: Miss Connie Gets a Nose Job...
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2007, 08:17:40 AM »
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Lee .. do you have a proto photo? The brass wire looks a little too thick .. Looks good

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Re: Miss Connie Gets a Nose Job...
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2007, 11:40:49 AM »
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Code 55 track, lowering MT gondolas, and now bashing steam!

I'll drop your "detail nut" certificate in the mail today  :D

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Re: Miss Connie Gets a Nose Job...
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2007, 12:06:39 AM »
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John,
This is the one I'm working from...
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/wm/wm-s762ahv.jpg

As you can see, the boiler diameter of the Bachmann is a bit narrow, and the overall length is a bit squat.  But I actually think the wire braces are pretty close.  These were structural members that replaced the support that would have otherwise been supplied by the ladder assembly that holds the pilot level above the forward truck... hence they were fairly beefy.

I'm going for overall flavor, not an exact replica.  Sorta like that GP40 that Rob pinned my ears back about a month or so ago... ;D

Chris, hold onto that certificate until I have the operating Z scale bicycle finished.  I'm still trying to figure out where to put the decoder...

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Re: Miss Connie Gets a Nose Job...
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2007, 01:41:23 AM »
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Re: Miss Connie Gets a Nose Job...
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2007, 09:43:23 PM »
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I just noticed this after seeing the finished product in weekend update.

Awesome stuff.

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Re: Miss Connie Gets a Nose Job...
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2007, 09:46:27 PM »
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Not quite "finished."  I still need to re-do the number boards as gold on black, and I have to add the "Safety First" lettering above the pilot step boards...  But thanks for noticing...


For the benefit of those who missed the other post...

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Re: Miss Connie Gets a Nose Job...
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2007, 10:45:58 PM »
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Does this means you're going to model steam-to-diesel transition now??? Or maybe even before that???  ;) :D

Nice cosmetic conversion there! Are you a certified plastic surgeon? ??? :P ;D

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Re: Miss Connie Gets a Nose Job...
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2007, 09:01:00 PM »
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I did a similar conversion on a Rivarossi Challenger about 20 years ago for the WMRHS N Scale Layout.



This was a bit more involved, with all the details of the pilot having to be reworked.

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Re: Miss Connie Gets a Nose Job...
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2007, 08:06:18 AM »
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Fini!


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