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superturbine

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Southern Pacific GS-1 N scale
« on: January 28, 2014, 01:01:07 PM »
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Here is my most recent "all new build", a Southern Pacific GS-1
Built on a Bachmann J Mechanism with modifications very similar to the Pennsy M1 build.  The mechanism is near perfect for this build with an alligator cross head and spoked drivers "close" to 74". 






Lets see some more S.P. stream!!

Jason Smith
Tomball Locomotive Works
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Re: Southern Pacific GS-1 N scale
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2014, 02:19:26 PM »
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Very impressive application of the Bmann northern mechanism!! Bet that engineers on the prototype could get very "artsy" with the sounds the pair of engine bells could make. As a little boy growing up next to the yard of the ATSF in Slaton, I was taught by my conductor dad, to recognize the engineers on inbound steam powered trains by their distinct whistle sounds.
Model looks great Jason, I remember my trials when adding numbers to my HO steam numberboards, can't even imagine doing it in N scale.
Robert

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Re: Southern Pacific GS-1 N scale
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2014, 03:40:28 PM »
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STOP IT ALREADY! I haven't even got my AC-9 castings and you have already done another incredible engine. As a thought, it would be nice to hear how you do some of the things you do...I assume the bell rope is very fine wire. What other tricks do you have up your sleeve? Maybe even do a build report of your own? Just a thought (since you never seem to sleep). Keep up the great work.
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Re: Southern Pacific GS-1 N scale
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2014, 03:47:04 PM »
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Hey, this isn't even the last of the SP models this year.  Get ready!

I have planned on sending out an email to the SuPer steam guys

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Re: Southern Pacific GS-1 N scale
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2014, 04:34:57 PM »
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I don't even know what to say anymore. I think Jason has a bunch of guys locked up in his cellar producing these beautiful things around the clock; it just isn't possible for any one guy to do this, is it? :o
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Re: Southern Pacific GS-1 N scale
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2014, 05:08:05 PM »
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Amazing.   Just Amazing.

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Re: Southern Pacific GS-1 N scale
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2014, 05:16:42 PM »
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I don't even know what to say anymore. I think Jason has a bunch of guys locked up in his cellar producing these beautiful things around the clock; it just isn't possible for any one guy to do this, is it? :o
Otto K.

Behold the power of castings!   I can't speak for Jason, but I will say this.  He has put a lot of effort into making
good molds, not just of bodies, but also of lots of the separate parts like pilots.   These things come together faster
than the average bear like us can build them because he has done a lot of "heavy lifting" up front to make all
those molds.

but I'm still shocked at how fast you can turn out engines, Jason!   :o



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Re: Southern Pacific GS-1 N scale
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2014, 06:40:01 PM »
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Max, but I do have a bunch of Jason's castings and its STILL taking me forever....  :|
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Re: Southern Pacific GS-1 N scale
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2014, 06:55:20 PM »
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I have sent him money- for my first of his castings. I can't wait!! Jason does exceptional work. And - the few things he has told me about (in the pipeline) man!!!

Enjoy,
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Re: Southern Pacific GS-1 N scale
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2014, 10:26:12 PM »
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I believe what we have here is "modeling what one sees". Jason just executes to a very high level, simple as that. Funny thing is, I know several die hard SP HO modelers who for years when I visited their layouts would point to a certain loco or piece of rolling stock and say, "Bet you don't have that in N scale?!" I'll refrain from getting on my Daylight colored "soap box", but all I'll say is "things have been, and are changing!"
Mike
SOUTHERN PACIFIC Coast Division 1953
Santa Margarita Sub

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Re: Southern Pacific GS-1 N scale
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2014, 11:22:53 PM »
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superturbine, that is an excellent model of a GS-1! Will you casting fit over a Con Cor 4-8-4 chassis?  I don't know if it would have the correct crossshead, but the driver center size would probably be closer to the prototype 73.5".

Are you planning to make these available? Anyone modeling the T&NO from 1930 to 1954 needs at least two or three of these.

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Re: Southern Pacific GS-1 N scale
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2014, 11:48:26 PM »
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Ah man!  Thanks guys!

Yes Mike, we are going to make some things happen.  This will be the year of SP!


Squirrelhunter- I seriously doubt that the boiler will fit over the Corcor S2 mechanism.  I had originally planned on using that mechanism but decided against it.  Sitting next to a Gs4 the S2-GS1 would appear as large.
 

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Re: Southern Pacific GS-1 N scale
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2014, 12:10:38 AM »
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Superturbine, I was kind of afraid you would say that. The con cor model is supposed to be of an 80" driver engine, but I figured they stretched the proprtions of the frame to accommodate oversize flanges, which would make for underscale driver centers and an overscale wheelbase.

Do you have a copy of Joe Dale Morris' T&NO book? He's got a photo of an ex Pacific Lines GS-1 with the daylight style tender with a brakeman's doghouse on it at Glidden around 1952. THAT would be an interesting variation.

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Re: Southern Pacific GS-1 N scale
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2014, 12:23:23 AM »
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That does sound cool!  I am a little short on SP books, could you email me the picture-  superturbine@hotmail.com

thanks

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Re: Southern Pacific GS-1 N scale
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2014, 05:58:11 PM »
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the GS-1 looks great!!! Otto, Jason still does all of these by himself, but I agree there is something going on.........I think he is a ROBOT and hopefully his battery pack will last forever!!!!!!!!!HAHA :D Gordon