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Re: Making MA&PA 26
« Reply #30 on: February 08, 2019, 09:43:25 PM »
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Re: Making MA&PA 26
« Reply #31 on: February 08, 2019, 11:45:35 PM »
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1. Decapitate Max.
2. Become N Scale Highlander.
3. Change name to Max.

Whoa.... (gripping neck tie nervously)... tough room!  No respect!  Tough room!

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Re: Making MA&PA 26
« Reply #32 on: February 09, 2019, 01:06:35 AM »
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1. Decapitate Max.
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Re: Making MA&PA 26
« Reply #33 on: February 09, 2019, 11:14:54 PM »
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The young 'uns today have no respect for their elders, Max.  :D
Or maybe that was an odd expression of ultimate respect?
I know I prefer the latter..
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Re: Making MA&PA 26
« Reply #34 on: February 09, 2019, 11:23:24 PM »
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1. Decapitate Max.
2. Become N Scale Highlander.
3. Change name to Max.
Highlander rules....
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Re: Making MA&PA 27
« Reply #35 on: February 11, 2019, 11:02:28 AM »
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Progress has not died (although after almost a week of a cold I kinda wish I had).

I've continued cleaning up the tender, starting with removing the toolboxes. Which I then realized after finding another picture of the tender that I didn't need to. That was a REAL kick in the pants because, as you can see, in the process of removing them the top flare and shattered. In these pics you can see it cleaned up and ready for rebuilding with styrene strip.

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I've also removed the water hatch in preparation for replacing it with a more appropriate style and cut out the coal bunker floor. I also trimmed the bottom of the coal bunker sides back so the shell can fit further back on the frame.

Next is rebuilding the side. If that doesn't work out, I'm back on the hunt for another shell.

If the rebuilding is successful I'll then move onto figuring out how to get DCC into it. There's room, I'm sure, but the real challenge is going to be trimming the frame itself since there are some metal nubs that serve me no purpose but fill up just enough room that getting a decoder in there will be tricky. Anyone have recommendations on a decoder to fit in such a tiny space? I'll take measurements if need be.

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Re: Making MA&PA 27
« Reply #36 on: February 11, 2019, 11:32:57 AM »
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Ed,

Are ya gonna lower that sucka?  :D I thought about picking up one of these as a handful of ten-wheelers made it to 1950 on the N&W.

http://www.nwhs.org/archivesdb/detail.php?ID=72482

In the end I decided it was two much work for a definite stray from my modeling focus.

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Re: Making MA&PA 27
« Reply #37 on: February 11, 2019, 12:12:53 PM »
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Ed,

Are ya gonna lower that sucka?  :D I thought about picking up one of these as a handful of ten-wheelers made it to 1950 on the N&W.

http://www.nwhs.org/archivesdb/detail.php?ID=72482

In the end I decided it was two much work for a definite stray from my modeling focus.

I'm planning on it. That's my next big scary step.
I keep watching videos on Youtube of dudes like ThisOldTony and AvE and thinking how much I wish I had a milling machine to use on some of this...

But if a Dremel was good enough for @Chris333 then it'll be good enough for me dammit.

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Re: Making MA&PA 27
« Reply #38 on: February 11, 2019, 01:18:57 PM »
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"I've continued cleaning up the tender, starting with removing the toolboxes. Which I then realized after finding another picture of the tender that I didn't need to. "

Ed, really?  I don't see anything in that original prototype photo of your engine that looks like boxes on the front shoulders of that tender.  Did you mean that sometimes, these pulled other  tenders that actually had the boxes?

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Re: Making MA&PA 27
« Reply #39 on: February 11, 2019, 01:22:53 PM »
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"I've continued cleaning up the tender, starting with removing the toolboxes. Which I then realized after finding another picture of the tender that I didn't need to. "

Ed, really?  I don't see anything in that original prototype photo of your engine that looks like boxes on the front shoulders of that tender.  Did you mean that sometimes, these pulled other  tenders that actually had the boxes?


Nope, I mean, in my MA&PA steam book I found a photo of it with tool boxes like those. I'll go grab a KGB style photo.

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Re: Making MA&PA 27
« Reply #40 on: February 11, 2019, 02:06:48 PM »
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I'm planning on it. That's my next big scary step.
I keep watching videos on Youtube of dudes like ThisOldTony and AvE and thinking how much I wish I had a milling machine to use on some of this...

But if a Dremel was good enough for @Chris333 then it'll be good enough for me dammit.

What do you need?  Sounds like a pretty easy cut. :)
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Re: Making MA&PA 27
« Reply #41 on: February 11, 2019, 02:29:26 PM »
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Nope, I mean, in my MA&PA steam book I found a photo of it with tool boxes like those. I'll go grab a KGB style photo.

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Re: Making MA&PA 27
« Reply #42 on: February 11, 2019, 03:50:53 PM »
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I just 3D printed some tool boxes for another project  :P

I do have a milling machine, but I used a Dremel for this. If you are really gonna do it I can pop the hood on mine and take some more photos. Mostly it was just grinding away as thin as I dared.

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Re: Making MA&PA 27
« Reply #43 on: February 11, 2019, 04:01:30 PM »
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I just 3D printed some tool boxes for another project  :P

I do have a milling machine, but I used a Dremel for this. If you are really gonna do it I can pop the hood on mine and take some more photos. Mostly it was just grinding away as thin as I dared.

I hate to ask, but could you? I'm a bit nervous and it's my first time :)

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Re: Making MA&PA 27
« Reply #44 on: February 11, 2019, 04:02:04 PM »
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What do you need?  Sounds like a pretty easy cut. :)

Well, there's the rub. I'm not entirely sure.

But I DO know there were a number of times I wish I could've attacked the tender with a bit more precision.