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Santa Fe Madame Queen Build - N Scale
« on: July 29, 2023, 09:48:07 AM »
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I'm building one of Santa Fe's 2-10-4 Steam  Locomotives, number 5000 Madame Queen.

Proto Photo:

http://m.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=3749992

I'm using Adams (draskoasshat) shell that he has designed and has available. It is has a lot of detail and is exquisite, it fits on a Concor 2-10-2 mechanism with some alterations
I'll post pictures of progress

Right now here's where it's at

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Re: Santa Fe Madame Queen Build - N Scale
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2023, 02:17:39 PM »
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Nice. What will you use for tender?
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Re: Santa Fe Madame Queen Build - N Scale
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2023, 04:53:23 PM »
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The correct one  :D :D

https://atsfnscalemodels.com/projects/steam%2520engine%2520tenders.html

Just checked and I already have one
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Re: Santa Fe Madame Queen Build - N Scale
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2023, 05:17:49 PM »
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Sweet!  I can't wait to see this one finished.

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Re: Santa Fe Madame Queen Build - N Scale
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2023, 09:34:39 AM »
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here's the tender - from Dirk, he assembled it and added the details



Here's the Concor 2-10-2 mechanism before being altered (I have removed the front pilot)




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Re: Santa Fe Madame Queen Build - N Scale
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2023, 11:37:03 AM »
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The correct one  :D :D

https://atsfnscalemodels.com/projects/steam%2520engine%2520tenders.html

Just checked and I already have one

Well, not quite; although Dirk makes a great variety of tenders (I have a number of them and they are exquisite) to my knowledge he doesn't make the Madame Queen version which predates the big 20K square tanks. Similar, but not quite the same.  I was just curious to see whether Adam's shell "kit" included the tender shell as well.
Good luck with the build, looking forward to see more progress.
Otto K

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Re: Santa Fe Madame Queen Build - N Scale
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2023, 03:29:52 PM »
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Well, not quite; although Dirk makes a great variety of tenders (I have a number of them and they are exquisite) to my knowledge he doesn't make the Madame Queen version which predates the big 20K square tanks. Similar, but not quite the same.  I was just curious to see whether Adam's shell "kit" included the tender shell as well.
Good luck with the build, looking forward to see more progress.
Otto K



Oops I should have looked more closely at the tender, Adam is starting to produce some tenders. I'll continue on fitting the shell to the mechanism and get to the tender a bit later.
Thanks for the heads up

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Re: Santa Fe Madame Queen Build - N Scale
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2023, 08:36:28 AM »
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I modified the Concor 2-10-2 mechanism so the shell can drop onto it. I still have to trim the pipes going into the steam chest (cylinders).
I ground away a fair bit of metal around the motor.


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Re: Santa Fe Madame Queen Build - N Scale
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2023, 09:02:49 AM »
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I have test fitted a practice shell and it's sitting a little high. I need to work on it a bit  :D


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Re: Santa Fe Madame Queen Build - N Scale
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2023, 08:38:09 AM »
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I milled out more of the frame and got it sitting lower, however, I need to mill some more off the top of the mechanism to get it snugged down to where I'm happy with it.



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Re: Santa Fe Madame Queen Build - N Scale
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2023, 08:56:02 AM »
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Getting closer!


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Re: Santa Fe Madame Queen Build - N Scale
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2023, 07:05:53 AM »
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So now the mechanism is about right, time to repair the Practice shell, made a repair to the walkway.



The next clip is the actual shell I'll use.



Now I have to find handrail stantions for steam, that could be an interesting experience  :D

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Re: Santa Fe Madame Queen Build - N Scale
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2023, 08:27:35 AM »
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Gold Medal Models have an etch of steam locomotive detailing parts. There are a lot of stanchions on that in a few lengths.

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Re: Santa Fe Madame Queen Build - N Scale
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2023, 07:01:06 AM »
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After quite a bit of fettling involving removing the metal that holds the motor in place and rotating the motor by 90 degrees the shell fits perfectly. I now have to make a styrene sled to fit under and support the re-oriented motor. As you can see I need to clean the mechanism thoroughly - strip down, clean and relube.


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Re: Santa Fe Madame Queen Build - N Scale
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2023, 06:31:37 PM »
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time to get some handrails on it!!!
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