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delamaize

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Chasing the Caboose......
« on: March 20, 2012, 01:44:29 PM »
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Did some test runnig with the A-5 today, Decided to see what she could do. I ran out of track before I ran out of Power.  :D
25 MT, Atlas, IM and Roundhouse boxcars and reefers, All with either MT Trucks/couplers orAtlas/Unimate trucks/couplers. And of course, the Atlas Caboose.


Still left to do, coal load, Decoder, Archer rivets, Cross Compound pumps, Class lights, tender light, Paint, and I might try some weathering with this one, Now that I have "The gospel of Weathering" According to Tom Mann....

I gotta find a N trak club or a big layout when I get back to the states to really test it, I suspect it will pull less than the stock GS4, because I had to remove some of the frame around the nose, Although, I did add some weight back to the smoke box, where the weight was removed. It's ballanced well, so I think I am back to about the stock weight now.

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Re: Chasing the Caboose......
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2012, 04:27:32 PM »
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Nice.
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Re: Chasing the Caboose......
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2012, 01:05:22 AM »
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I'm not really a steam guy, but that is one handsome beast Mike.

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Re: Chasing the Caboose......
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2012, 04:34:17 AM »
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thanks guys,
But, I made a goof, it's not an A5, it's actually an A4. The refrence pictures I had of 2673 were mislabled as an A5. and of couse I didn't notice the diffrent pilot on the other A5 refrence pictures I have. :facepalm:

From what I can tell thought, the A4 and A5 were very simmular, if not identical.
Mike

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Re: Chasing the Caboose......
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2012, 11:31:29 AM »
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I like the Jimmy Durante 'Schnozzola"... 
Nicely done.
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