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Union Pacific 49er Build
« on: June 02, 2013, 03:07:59 PM »
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Union Pacific's Omaha Shops shrouded two locomotives in 1937. One of these was a Streamlined 4-8-2 used to pull the 49er from Cheyenne to Ogden-- Exactly my territory!!
Here starts my build

Here is the master.... Still needs a LOT of body work.


Jason Smith
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Re: Union Pacific 49er Build
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2013, 05:30:50 PM »
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I've had a hand-me-down 49'er project in a drawer in my workshop for ten or more years for a good friend of mine.  I'll be wanting one of these for sure.  :)

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Re: Union Pacific 49er Build
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2013, 06:22:24 PM »
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Hey, for the mech, PCM makes this great 4-8-2 with sound and everything... Oh wait... I just made myself sad...

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Re: Union Pacific 49er Build
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2013, 06:29:19 PM »
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Hey, for the mech, PCM makes this great 4-8-2 with sound and everything... Oh wait... I just made myself sad...

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Re: Union Pacific 49er Build
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2013, 06:48:07 PM »
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I've had a hand-me-down 49'er project in a drawer in my workshop for ten or more years for a good friend of mine.  I'll be wanting one of these for sure.  :)
Done deal.

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Re: Union Pacific 49er Build
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2013, 09:35:13 PM »
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Wow!  :ashat:
Jason, what material do you use for the master?  Was this loco ever offered as an N scale brass model?
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Re: Union Pacific 49er Build
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2013, 10:40:03 PM »
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Wow!  :ashat:
Jason, what material do you use for the master?  Was this loco ever offered as an N scale brass model?

Thanks Pete,
No model in N scale has ever been made of this engine.   

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Re: Union Pacific 49er Build
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2013, 03:06:50 AM »
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Jesus Jason, Do you ever sleep! Looks good thus far!!
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Re: Union Pacific 49er Build
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2013, 03:22:06 AM »
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Jason will be the first N scale modeler with a hard cover coffee table book of his engines.

So... how did you do it? What did you use to create the master?
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Re: Union Pacific 49er Build
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2013, 01:11:36 PM »
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Yeah, what he said...How do you DO it, coming out with all of these masters machine gun style? Amazing!
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Re: Union Pacific 49er Build
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2013, 03:22:57 PM »
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This engine's body casting had been in the works for a year now.  So I've kinda made it look machine gun stlye with the other casting Ive come up with    As for how this casting was made...... Hydospan 400.

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Re: Union Pacific 49er Build
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2013, 04:12:29 AM »
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This engine's body casting had been in the works for a year now.  So I've kinda made it look machine gun stlye with the other casting Ive come up with    As for how this casting was made...... Hydospan 400.

Jason had a typo.  It's Hyrdospan 400.  Here's the mfg web page.  Scroll down and you'll see some familiar pictures.

Pretty cool.
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Re: Union Pacific 49er Build
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2013, 09:28:40 AM »
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Ha!  We both did Hydrospan 400. :D. Thanks for correcting me.

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Re: Union Pacific 49er Build
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2013, 12:00:33 PM »
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Ah, so shrunk HO masters. How did you get around the warping issue?
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Re: Union Pacific 49er Build
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2013, 12:17:52 PM »
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Hydrospan does not provide you with a final product, only a good start.  Warping and other flaws can be taken out when the boiler is then converted to urethane.  This is still a lot of handforming, filling , Sanding and adding details well before the final mold is made.