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Finished! A PRR M1 in N scale -- lotsa pics!
« on: December 27, 2007, 04:40:53 PM »
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Many of you have been following my quest for an N scale PRR M1 4-8-2, given that Precision Craft Models has not produced theirs after several years of pre-orders.  I sought to produce a Baldwin-built PRR M1, number 6811, seen here on the Middle Division in 1953 in a photo by Harold K. Vollrath:



Well, she needs a bit of weathering and some more break-in time, but she's pretty much done. I added a DZ123 decoder in the tender.

From this...



To this:





Big-time special thanks to Bob Schultz for the ConCor Hudson tender frame and Lou D of the Atlas Forums for the cast drop-coupler pilot, to which I added a Z scale coupler and a new pilot beam.

Close up:



And a HUGE THANKS to Max Magliaro for inspiration and advice!!! A project this big is not a one-man task... Thanks again all who helped!

I'll post a video one of these days so you can see her running.
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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2007, 04:43:44 PM »
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Nice work.

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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2007, 04:48:40 PM »
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Wow.

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« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2007, 04:49:45 PM »
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Really nice work Dave
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« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2007, 06:04:32 PM »
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Wow, one of my predictions came through!  Very nice work Dave!

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« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2007, 06:20:20 PM »
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That looks awesome!

(and that's coming from someone who doesn't like the PRR)
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« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2007, 07:14:26 PM »
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I guess you may now receive your hat:
Thanks much,
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« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2007, 07:17:47 PM »
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Good work, Dave.  You just assured the imminent release of the PCM M-1!

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« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2007, 07:41:02 PM »
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Good work, Dave.  You just assured the imminent release of the PCM M-1!

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Lee,

I'll eat (and I mean literally) this M1 if PCM has theirs on the shelf by July 2008.  How's that?  ;D

Seriously, if the forces of irony are at play here and PCM get its act together, then I'll be glad to have taken one for the team.  Besides, every time I do something like this I learn a bit more (usually about what not to do)...!
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« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2007, 07:45:33 PM »
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Dave,  I was about to say that your fine work should have shamed PCM into producing the M1a-b by the May 2008 date shown on the Walthers website, but then I looked a little closer.

You've built an M1, and they promised an M1a and b... ;D ;D ;D

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« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2007, 12:35:36 AM »
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great work Dave, she looks great, look forward to the video.  you coming to the show in Timonium?  you can run her for all to see  8)

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« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2007, 08:17:15 AM »
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Steve,

Thanks, but no travel plans anytime soon...  As soon as the holidays are over I'm back to writing my PhD dissertation; I'm due to graduate this summer and head back to the regular Air Force.
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« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2007, 08:21:22 AM »
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Dave, this is absolutely awesome. Great work man, great work.

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« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2007, 08:48:39 AM »
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Very nice.. you should do an NScale article ..

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« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2007, 08:50:02 AM »
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The easy part was extending the firebox.  The less-fun part was extending the frame and the trailing truck as seen here:



I also relocated the Spectrum backhead:



The facelift:

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