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Old 04-10-2012, 11:09 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Matt's layout was built with 10.5ft min. curves,.. btw.

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It stopped here in Lex one time and I got some pix of it.


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I hope you can pull it off, someone needs to finish one. My DD35is sitting someplace??? Waiting for next winter to finish it.
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Ya, Marty sometimes we all have just toooo many projects. What else are hobbies for !! Than again, what happened to your last winter, the one that just ended?!! me thinks the big stuff bite you,.. hard!! nice going to btw!!

I keep working at it, 3 steps forward and 5 back while I relearn what it takes to build one of these monster locos.

Jerry, you bring up an interesting point with your Truck side frame pic above. Which frame series to build? Seems 2 styles were built over the course of all the DDA40x's built. One has a slight angle or wedge effect to the bottom supports mid frame and I will have to guess that a later set has the same portion on a line that matches the rail head, or straight. For this build the horizontal line is being used, and seems to match UP 6936 better!

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I do not have any history on why the changes were made...? different molds perhaps...

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Ya know Marty, yours is a DD35A loco...

why, it has a cab!!

A DD35 is "cab-less"

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DD35 A ,sorry.
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Marty, There Ya go!!

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The Frame:

Most man made projects tie all components together using a frame. This is where we all start!! Matt sent me his project to work on, having done some of the work himself. It started with using 2 frames from A/C SD45 locos. AS I got into the project and got my feet under me and shared that I thought it was too long to match the real deal, I went back and reworked and shortened the frames to it's current length correct for the model at hand. I added 1/2" aluminum angle below to stiffen it up and tie both frame sections together.







The basic frame, something to start with!



At this point it was a sound platform to work from and move forward, but I learned there was much to do still. Cut-outs for the walk ways - see thru decking style I was not even aware of at the time. No pictures were taken of such detail, until I found one pic that changed my mind. And the plans did not clearly show this detail item either? mmm So there has been much to learn on this loco!! Fun and headaches both!!

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I remember seeing this loco during the Topeka train fair. Got pics some where. Matter of fact it was the year that the freedom train was touring the country and all was in Topeka. Later RJD
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Once there was a frame, it needed a fuel tank. Space is allotted for the power trucks, as they by nature just cannot be an exact match. So it becomes a balancing act to get a nice fit and look for both the trucks and tank. Here the tank is spliced from 2 tanks after re-arranging some components of the tank into their respective locations, fuel fill tubes and level gauges on the sides come to mind here.



Brackets to mount it on the frame bottom get added, and primer.



A little playing around with a camera, some work in the cut and paste dept. turn the trucks into 4 axle units below give it a first look!!! Use a SD70 cab for a rough idea..



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OH - Marty,

My thoughts were that Matt has this one, a DDA40X, you have a DD35A, and I was hoping I'd have time in my future life to build a DD35 ( cab-less ) version.

Between us there would be a model of each version built!!

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