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Pennsy N scale M1 Build
« on: November 11, 2013, 11:04:05 AM »
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Here is the first casting of the Pennsy M1, out of the mold this morning. Later casting will be better with better detail as the mold wears in.   I will be building this engine as a example of "how-to" for those who purchase as casting. 

Just keep in my I am a UP modeler building a Pennsy engine! :o



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Re: Pennsy N scale M1 Build
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2013, 03:24:30 PM »
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Looking good, Jason! I've always been surprised that it takes about three castings to clean out the detritus and wear in the mold.

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Re: Pennsy N scale M1 Build
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2013, 03:37:12 PM »
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Nice! This set of instructions will be very helpful!

Also, if I didn't model Pennsy, I'd model UP steam in a heartbeat.
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Re: Pennsy N scale M1 Build
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2013, 04:48:20 PM »
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Here are a few better shots of the M1 casting






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Re: Pennsy N scale M1 Build
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2013, 05:03:06 PM »
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This is a pre-war M1?  Looks like it.  I'll need to swap positions between the headlight and smoke generator.  I would also need a drop-coupler cast pilot for my post-war version.  Did you cast one for the K4?
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Re: Pennsy N scale M1 Build
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2013, 05:08:20 PM »
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Here are a few better shots of the M1 casting



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« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2013, 05:22:57 PM »
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Re: Pennsy N scale M1 Build
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2013, 05:30:08 PM »
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Yeah a post war M1 would be much better
I know Eric's happy it's a pre war though
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Re: Pennsy N scale M1 Build
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2013, 05:47:49 PM »
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Yeah a post war M1 would be much better
I know Eric's happy it's a pre war though

I understand Jason is using what he has, so no complaints from me.  My only issue is absent a route toward a drop pilot I may be in a bind.  My own kitbashed M1 has a drop pilot casting that's kinda-sorta close, but might look crude on Jason's fine casting.
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Re: Pennsy N scale M1 Build
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2013, 06:14:41 PM »
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Thanks guys,
In many ways the casting is a good starting point.  Some details such as the headlight (to install a light), are going to be removed/ moved during the build process.  Over time additional parts such as pilots will become available.   

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Re: Pennsy N scale M1 Build
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2013, 11:03:27 PM »
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Hmmmm, I'm not a drooling Pennsy fan, but this deffinately looks interesting. Can't wait to see how it goes together.....Mike

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Re: Pennsy N scale M1 Build
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2013, 02:59:11 AM »
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Here is the first casting of the Pennsy M1, out of the mold this morning. Later casting will be better with better detail as the mold wears in.   I will be building this engine as a example of "how-to" for those who purchase as casting. 

Just keep in my I am a UP modeler building a Pennsy engine! :o



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How can you get "better" detailing? Just as it is looks fantastic. Wow!

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Re: Pennsy N scale M1 Build
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2013, 03:01:53 AM »
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That really is some first-rate casting work there, Jason.
You even manage to preserve the handrail stanchions!  (Although I think that anybody using the shell
would shave them off and use real ones, just because it would be hard to make wires go through those.)

The fine detail in the lines and relief around the compressor and over the firebox are really excellent.
It's amazing that you can preserve that much detail all in a one-piece shell.

Very good work.

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Re: Pennsy N scale M1 Build
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2013, 03:48:49 AM »
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The casting is very nice looking! As always a good job!
I look forward to getting my hands on one on the next few months after BMT and tech school
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Re: Pennsy N scale M1 Build
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2013, 11:10:26 AM »
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Jason, those castings can't get here soon enough!  They look fantastic! 

Dave Vollmer - have you looked at Jeff Faulkner's K4 Post-War detail kit? That might give you the parts you need. 

http://www.prr-parts.com/Page12.html

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