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NYC Hudson #5344 w/PT-4 tender
« on: October 22, 2016, 08:34:17 AM »
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Finished my (Rail Baron) Con-Cor Hudson conversion.

Changed the feed water heater to the correct Worthington heater that I made a laytex casting from my brass 2-10-4 Texas.
Used brass for the handrails, throttle linkage, FW Heater, other piping, etc.
Upper marker lights.
Still need to blacken side rods.

The PT-4 tender was cast from my brass Niagara tender.
Centipede chassis I used a Athearn one with all wheel pickup using plugs for hook up to engine.
Had to do a bit of milling on the Athern chassis to fit my PT-4 casting.
Tender weights are fishing weights drilled through the middle and glued to cut off posts.

Uses the factory tender hook up.
MT coupler.








Last was adding the blackened side rods, looks better.
Don't like to use paint on plastic side rods. So I always use use permanent black markers in a medium & small tip.




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Re: NYC Hudson #5344 w/PT-4 tender
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2016, 08:46:13 AM »
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Looks great ernie!
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Re: NYC Hudson #5344 w/PT-4 tender
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2016, 03:01:55 PM »
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Nice work Ernie. 8)

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Re: NYC Hudson #5344 w/PT-4 tender
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2016, 04:15:40 PM »
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Re: NYC Hudson #5344 w/PT-4 tender
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2016, 04:25:42 PM »
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I had to go digging through pictures.  I didn't realize the NYC put the bigger tenders behind some of these Hudsons.

It looks correct to me, feedwater heater on top up front and all!

I do have a couple of suggestions.   The coal in the tender looks a little big and chunky to me.  Maybe smash it up a little in a plastic bag before putting it in there so the pieces are smaller?
And while the silver siderods may be too "silver" I think the Sharpie is too shiny black.  Maybe try hitting them with a light spray of Dullcote?  If you don't want to pull them off to spray them, you could even spray some on a piece of cardboard and use a small brush to quickily swipe over the larger surfaces to knock out the shine.  I'm not sure if Dullcote would dissolve the marker ink and make it run off, so you might want to test that first on a scrap before trying it on the engine.

But these are minor quibbles.

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Re: NYC Hudson #5344 w/PT-4 tender
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2016, 07:48:44 PM »
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I had to go digging through pictures.  I didn't realize the NYC put the bigger tenders behind some of these Hudsons.

It looks correct to me, feedwater heater on top up front and all!

I do have a couple of suggestions.   The coal in the tender looks a little big and chunky to me.  Maybe smash it up a little in a plastic bag before putting it in there so the pieces are smaller?
And while the silver siderods may be too "silver" I think the Sharpie is too shiny black.  Maybe try hitting them with a light spray of Dullcote?  If you don't want to pull them off to spray them, you could even spray some on a piece of cardboard and use a small brush to quickily swipe over the larger surfaces to knock out the shine.  I'm not sure if Dullcote would dissolve the marker ink and make it run off, so you might want to test that first on a scrap before trying it on the engine.

But these are minor quibbles.

You are right, I did place the coal in a baggie and hit it several times with a hammer, just not enough. Never paid ant attention until it was glued in place.
Good idea using dull coat on the side rods, I also noticed in the pictures that they were too shiny.  I keep a small bottle of it thinned down for use with a small brush. Gonna lightly give the a brushing, the way permanent markers work, most likely won't dissolve with a quick swipe.

Thanks to all for nice comments !

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