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ATSF 3460 Blue Goose Build
« on: August 26, 2014, 09:50:00 PM »
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Its time to build again. The Santa Fe Blue Goose has never correctly been done in N scale. Of course this is an HO model.



Here is the current state of the project in the Hydro Span 400 stage.

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Re: ATSF 3460 Blue Goose Build
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2014, 09:51:32 PM »
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Good to see you back Jason!
Looks like you have another spectacular project ahead of you.
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Re: ATSF 3460 Blue Goose Build
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2014, 10:00:18 PM »
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Did you make enough so everyone can have one?
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Re: ATSF 3460 Blue Goose Build
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2014, 10:33:19 PM »
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Whoa!   That is a beauty of an engine.
I'm sure you'll master the shell.

The big thing that jumps out at me is those drivers!  What a complicated teardrop hole pattern!
Do you have any ideas for how to do those?


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Re: ATSF 3460 Blue Goose Build
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2014, 10:43:58 PM »
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Good to see you back on TRW Jason!  I just know that it will be a beauty!
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Re: ATSF 3460 Blue Goose Build
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2014, 11:05:37 PM »
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Whoa!   That is a beauty of an engine.
I'm sure you'll master the shell.

The big thing that jumps out at me is those drivers!  What a complicated teardrop hole pattern!
Do you have any ideas for how to do those?

Max,
It's interesting that you and I take totally opposite starting points boiler first for me and mechanism first for you.

I haven't fully figure out which mechanism I am going to use for this build.  Yes there is the Hudson, but I am currently considering a drive reduced GS4.  The drivers will likely have to be compromised.  I can cast and shrink them perfectly but currently the GS4 has such weak axle tubes that it's not feasible. I had already experienced this problem in an earlier build when trying to convert gs4 drivers to spoked drivers (broke several axel tubes).

Should be a fun build tho, reducing drivers will be so much easier than adding driver :)

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Re: ATSF 3460 Blue Goose Build
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2014, 11:07:39 PM »
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Good to see you back on TRW Jason!  I just know that it will be a beauty!

Thanks Pete!!

Good to be back!!

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Re: ATSF 3460 Blue Goose Build
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2014, 11:35:08 PM »
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Hey Jason,

Good to see ya back in the saddle!! With another wonderful project.

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Re: ATSF 3460 Blue Goose Build
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2014, 02:42:39 AM »
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Max,
It's interesting that you and I take totally opposite starting points boiler first for me and mechanism first for you.

I haven't fully figure out which mechanism I am going to use for this build.  Yes there is the Hudson, but I am currently considering a drive reduced GS4.  The drivers will likely have to be compromised.  I can cast and shrink them perfectly but currently the GS4 has such weak axle tubes that it's not feasible. I had already experienced this problem in an earlier build when trying to convert gs4 drivers to spoked drivers (broke several axel tubes).

Should be a fun build tho, reducing drivers will be so much easier than adding driver :)

It's just the way my brain works!  LOL!

The Fox Valley Hiawatha has drivers that look closer to the Goose than the GS4.  And they are 84", which
is correct for this Blue Goose.  The idea may sound crazy, but those big wheels are a cool part of this engine. 
Maybe you could convince them to sell you a mechanism and an extra driver axle.
(So much for reducing drivers!  :D  )

Okay... okay... I'll shut up now and let you build your model.  And yes, like others in here, I am really glad to see you
building an engine again!



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Re: ATSF 3460 Blue Goose Build
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2014, 05:43:16 AM »
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Want there a one of diesel called the blue goose?
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Re: ATSF 3460 Blue Goose Build
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2014, 09:05:32 AM »
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It's just the way my brain works!  LOL!

The Fox Valley Hiawatha has drivers that look closer to the Goose than the GS4.  And they are 84", which
is correct for this Blue Goose.  The idea may sound crazy, but those big wheels are a cool part of this engine. 
Maybe you could convince them to sell you a mechanism and an extra driver axle.
(So much for reducing drivers!  :D  )

Okay... okay... I'll shut up now and let you build your model.  And yes, like others in here, I am really glad to see you
building an engine again!


You evil, genius, fatherless!!!!  ....... I have never loved an idea I hated so much.   I have written Matt, your right the drivers are perfect!
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Re: ATSF 3460 Blue Goose Build
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2014, 09:37:13 AM »
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Update:  let's just say Matt Gaudynski (Fox Valley) is the MAN!!

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Re: ATSF 3460 Blue Goose Build
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2014, 10:44:20 AM »
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See your PM

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Re: ATSF 3460 Blue Goose Build
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2014, 10:58:39 AM »
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with any luck,
we may see a blue goose from fox valley.

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Re: ATSF 3460 Blue Goose Build
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2014, 11:09:55 AM »
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sometimes I say something that I realize can be taken all wrong.

I meant that Fox Valley may see a way to re-use the hiawatha mechanism.
and thus be inclined to make it.

I like the blue goose  and can't imagine painting one that looks good.

victor