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Re: Weekend Update 3/12/17
« Reply #30 on: March 13, 2017, 11:59:38 AM »
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Jim I'm struggling with why you chose a single window short cab for this loco all of the proto photos i see of this loco had the long dual sliding window...  Did you come across a photo of a B6 with a short cab or is it that the K4 cab is more DIMENSIONALLY accurate to the proto?



Jim, sorry if this sounds like "piling on", but this was exactly my quandry.  I cannot find a single picture of any B6 that doesn't have the wide dual-window going across the entire side of the cab.  I think dimensionally, your K4 cab is better.  It's just the window that's off.
However, I did find this Fine Art Models model of a B6sb, #7946, and it does indeed have a short cab with the single window, just like yours.  http://www.fineartmodels.com/B6sb.html
I can't find a prototype photo of #7946.  It could be that a few of these had "K4 style" cabs on them.

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Re: Weekend Update 3/12/17
« Reply #31 on: March 13, 2017, 12:17:03 PM »
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Just some gee wiz shots. I have been busy lately with the sections,, see layout engineering page.

https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=38968.0


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Re: Weekend Update 3/12/17
« Reply #32 on: March 13, 2017, 01:37:14 PM »
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Jim I'm struggling with why you chose a single window short cab for this loco all of the proto photos i see of this loco had the long dual sliding window...  Did you come across a photo of a B6 with a short cab or is it that the K4 cab is more DIMENSIONALLY accurate to the proto?

Jim, sorry if this sounds like "piling on", but this was exactly my quandry.  I cannot find a single picture of any B6 that doesn't have the wide dual-window going across the entire side of the cab.  I think dimensionally, your K4 cab is better.  It's just the window that's off.
However, I did find this Fine Art Models model of a B6sb, #7946, and it does indeed have a short cab with the single window, just like yours.  http://www.fineartmodels.com/B6sb.html
I can't find a prototype photo of #7946.  It could be that a few of these had "K4 style" cabs on them.

Don't worry about piling on, Max.  I have broad shoulders; I can take it.

There were more than a few of these with single windows.  Here are some:

http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/prr6397s.jpg
http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/prr6377s.jpg
http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/prr6379s.jpg
http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/prr6347sa.jpg

I'm glad that both of you raised the question, though.  I thought that you questioned the proportions of the window, not the fact that some of these had 2 windows per side.  Apparently there were some of each.


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Re: Weekend Update 3/12/17
« Reply #33 on: March 13, 2017, 02:21:10 PM »
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Don't worry about piling on, Max.  I have broad shoulders; I can take it.

There were more than a few of these with single windows.  Here are some:

http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/prr6397s.jpg
http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/prr6377s.jpg
http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/prr6379s.jpg
http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/prr6347sa.jpg

I'm glad that both of you raised the question, though.  I thought that you questioned the proportions of the window, not the fact that some of these had 2 windows per side.  Apparently there were some of each.

Very nice then!  A unique design.  Wonder if that was a Lines West/Lines East situation like the tenders on the larger engines.
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Re: Weekend Update 3/12/17
« Reply #34 on: March 13, 2017, 03:07:21 PM »
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I finished soundifying a Key Imports brass PRR H10 over the weekend. This time, I used a Tsunami II (same size as the Econami), and the larger Lines West tender allowed the use of the larger 9x16mm Sugarcube speaker. The difference in sound between the 8x12mm and 9x16mm speaker is astounding - this thing will blow you out of the room. The layout is in our basement, and my wife can here that Banshee blowing from upstairs.
 Other mods include a TCS K4 Keepalive, LED headlights front and rear, Bachmann tender trucks providing 8-wheel electrical pickup, coal load (which also hides the Keepalive), and weathering. A 6-pin micro connector allows the tender and loco to be separated for storage.

Here's a video of it in action:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg18RPU_8uc
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Re: Weekend Update 3/12/17
« Reply #35 on: March 13, 2017, 03:29:42 PM »
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Don't worry about piling on, Max.  I have broad shoulders; I can take it.

There were more than a few of these with single windows.  Here are some:

http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/prr6397s.jpg
http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/prr6377s.jpg
http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/prr6379s.jpg
http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/prr6347sa.jpg

I'm glad that both of you raised the question, though.  I thought that you questioned the proportions of the window, not the fact that some of these had 2 windows per side.  Apparently there were some of each.

Well whaddya know?  I looked at a bunch of those, but didn't happen upon any with the cab like that.
You are quite correct, sir.  And that cab does look more like a K4 cab on those examples.  Well, I guess you've got that problem solved!

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Re: Weekend Update 3/12/17
« Reply #36 on: March 13, 2017, 05:18:21 PM »
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went railfanning

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Re: Weekend Update 3/12/17
« Reply #37 on: March 13, 2017, 06:43:35 PM »
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Working on the addition to my layout  :D
Building an HO shelf based on Guilford/Amtrak/MBTA in MA in the 90's.

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Re: Weekend Update 3/12/17
« Reply #38 on: March 13, 2017, 06:50:43 PM »
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Checked out nice HO home layout of Frank Tepedino, his 50's era Condor & Western, and finally located proto drawings for another of my projects.

Then is was off to the Anza Borrego with the family (to secretly consider vegetation options for a new FreeMoN module I'm planning). 

http://laist.com/2017/03/13/superbloom_1.php#photo-7
http://www.desertusa.com/wildflo/ca_abdsp.html



 

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Re: Weekend Update 3/12/17
« Reply #39 on: March 13, 2017, 08:58:45 PM »
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This....
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Re: Weekend Update 3/12/17
« Reply #40 on: March 13, 2017, 10:57:49 PM »
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Wanted to show the early stages of a project I've begun, starting with strong-arming Stony Smith into drawing these up and placing them in his shop on Shapeways.    Since my move to Z, these Trinity RD-4's have been high on my list of wants and now the ball is rolling.

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Re: Weekend Update 3/12/17
« Reply #41 on: March 13, 2017, 11:03:05 PM »
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Wanted to show the early stages of a project I've begun, starting with strong-arming Stony Smith into drawing these up and placing them in his shop on Shapeways.    Since my move to Z, these Trinity RD-4's have been high on my list of wants and now the ball is rolling.

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Looks nice.
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Re: Weekend Update 3/12/17
« Reply #42 on: March 14, 2017, 01:29:46 AM »
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I've had a 2 pack of Tichy HO ore cars forever. I toyed with the idea of narrowing them down to HOn30 coal cars similar to the early East Broad Top cars. Ended up making a 3D piece for the frame ends.


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Re: Weekend Update 3/12/17
« Reply #43 on: March 14, 2017, 12:50:09 PM »
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And the turntable gets some more weathering

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Re: Weekend Update 3/12/17
« Reply #44 on: March 14, 2017, 01:37:04 PM »
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And the turntable gets some more weathering



Nice! Looks like someone got in there with a little RoundUp. ;)
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