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4-4-0 in HO step-by-step
« on: September 19, 2007, 09:36:10 AM »
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Now this is how you scratchbuild  :o
http://members.shaw.ca/rene.gourley/loco.html

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Re: 4-4-0 in HO step-by-step
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2007, 12:16:44 PM »
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Whoa.

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Re: 4-4-0 in HO step-by-step
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2007, 12:27:46 PM »
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Very cool.  He's obviously good at working with brass.  I wonder why he used so much styrene for the boiler and cab?  He made his own trucks for crying out loud.  I am humbled.

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Re: 4-4-0 in HO step-by-step
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2007, 12:28:32 PM »
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Dang!  Nice work.
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Re: 4-4-0 in HO step-by-step
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2007, 02:19:11 PM »
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Now that's a fine piece of work! Chris, your camelback ranks right up there with it, though.  ;)

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Re: 4-4-0 in HO step-by-step
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2007, 03:27:45 PM »
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Holy Crap.

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Re: 4-4-0 in HO step-by-step
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2007, 04:09:02 PM »
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Quite similar to the 2-6-0 article that was in MR several years ago.
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Re: 4-4-0 in HO step-by-step
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2007, 04:42:29 PM »
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Chris, thought you'd enjoy seeing that model.  Rene is quite the craftsman, and the detail and quality really show.  He did an article for Model Railroad Planning a number of years ago on his small layout -- the opening spread was a small shed, with some incredibly detailed (P:87) track and a lone boxcar -- I thought it was truly a memorable image -- not a lot of drama but lots of atmosphere.

Ian, not sure I remember the 2-6-0 in MR you're talking about -- do you mean the 4-6-0 scratchbuilding series that ran back in the late 90s?

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Re: 4-4-0 in HO step-by-step
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2007, 05:18:44 PM »
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Ian, not sure I remember the 2-6-0 in MR you're talking about -- do you mean the 4-6-0 scratchbuilding series that ran back in the late 90s?

Thats the one Marty!
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Re: 4-4-0 in HO step-by-step
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2007, 08:03:02 PM »
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 ;D  Yeah Marty gave me the 4-4-0 link.  Thanks, I love seeing stuff like this even if I could never do it.

I do wish he listed his mixes for the Russia Iron though.

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Re: 4-4-0 in HO step-by-step
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2007, 10:49:47 PM »
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Chris, while not quite the erecting shop style of his, your work definitely holds up VERY well to it.

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Re: 4-4-0 in HO step-by-step
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2007, 11:04:00 PM »
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And the week after he finished it, the same model was released by Bachmann... ;D

Truly humbling work.  But Chris, let's see him do that in Z!!

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Re: 4-4-0 in HO step-by-step
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2007, 11:49:37 PM »
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Ian, I would have to give the nod to Rene's 4-4-0 over the NYC 4-6-0 in MR -- though both are nice the fully equalized gearing drive on Rene's model likely make it perform better than the stiff, solid frame on theTen Wheeler.

Chris, if you go to Rene's blog (start with "Proto:87" in Google will take you there) he will give you (or he has) the formulas for the paint samples shown in the photos.

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Re: 4-4-0 in HO step-by-step
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2007, 12:18:39 PM »
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I found his Blog's, but all I see is a caboose he is currently working on.

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Re: 4-4-0 in HO step-by-step
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2007, 12:37:12 PM »
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I would like to see his formulas too, so if you find the link, please post it.