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Old 12-16-2019, 06:16 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Got a little more done today been tuff cause I'm taking meds for a lung infection and so now I shake more than usual, the Kadee springs were a blast to do. Used my last beam of cut down PVC board from the pillars of my water tower for the rear beam, found a step in my junk collection off a aristo slope back tender and a new Kadee #779 coupler. Being as there is no rear section left on the engine deck, cut it off some time ago, I mounted the beam, coupler assy to the motor block using 2/56 screws taped into the housing and secured with lock tight. Hopefully the meds will be over soon and I can get to some finish assy and wiring, now looking for a usable motor to make it run, more to come , Bill

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Old 12-16-2019, 08:38 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Bill;

The locomotive is really shaping up. I ran into a similar problem trying to mount the coal bunker from the Aristo 0-4-0 to an LGB Porter. As I remember, I used some Plastruct I beams and LOTS of epoxy.
Fortunately, the coupler mounted rather easily to the coal bunker.


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Old 12-17-2019, 11:26 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Bill;

The locomotive is really shaping up. I ran into a similar problem trying to mount the coal bunker from the Aristo 0-4-0 to an LGB Porter. As I remember, I used some Plastruct I beams and LOTS of epoxy.
Fortunately, the coupler mounted rather easily to the coal bunker.


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Old 12-21-2019, 02:06 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Had a comment that the cab on old Joe looked very shallow so I compared it to an aristo craft 0-4-0 switcher cab it might be 1/16" less not enough to matter
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Old 01-14-2020, 12:17 PM   #25 (permalink)
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While looking for a figure to be Old Joe's engineer and fireman, thought the engine was small enough that 1 person could preform both jobs, I came across is figure from American diorama which seemed to fit the bill, pot bellied, standing and aged looking, only problem was he was carrying a took box and a wrench that was necessary for his job as an engineer/fireman. so I changed the toolbox to a log and removed the wrench also reformed his hat and dirtied him up a little.

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Old 01-16-2020, 09:15 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Time to get back to work on Old Joe. With the Christmas crowd gone and the stuff put away figured it was time to get back to the construction of Old Joe. Never really stopped work but had only been piddling with guests here and medical issues, I had painted the engineer/fireman, and weathered the engine a little. Got tied up with the LSC MIK challenge but think I can do both just have to do a little juggling. Yesterday I got the new motor installed in the motor block and got the block reinstalled in the chassis which allowed me to start assembly of the boiler, side tanks and cab with wood chute. At the same time I ran wiring from the front head light back to the rear along with the motor wires. When I got done I powered it up on the roller bearings and it runs like a champ. The firewood bunker is real neat as it just slides on to the back of the cab and is all hollow back there leaving enough room to make up the wiring which I still have to do. Placed the engineer/fireman in the cab and he looks great, more to come, Bill

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Old 01-16-2020, 06:42 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Looking great! The only suggestion I would make is to get rid of the shine on the engineer. Maybe some dirt too.
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Bill, he seems to fit perfectly. LiG
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Old 02-03-2020, 10:46 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Nice thing about G scale is that the figures are rather easier to modify than with Z scale, for example.
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Old 02-24-2020, 05:39 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Old Joe, with the MIK challenge finish I have returned to unfinished projects and being as the least amount of work required was on Old Joe I worked on him. Got the number plate finished along with the whistle, wired up both lights and secured all the screws then tested and it works. He is a combination of parts left from previous builds. Cab is 2 rear sections of Lionel 0-6-0 gold rush special which were left over from my Mason Bogie build, along with the roof and fuel bunker, boiler is PVC fittings, side tanks came from a cut down LGB 2017 that were left from "Rosy's" saddle tanker build, lights came from a LGB 2010 that I built into a Forney, steam dome is a PVC pipe cap, whistle is parts from a electrical connector, left over bell, smoke stack was made from brass 1/4" pipe, firebox is left from my Spreewalt that was the chassis donor for my Mason Bogie build, cab steps were from an old LGB European low side gondola, water fill hatch off a Bachmann 4-6-0 tender from my 2-6-2 prairie build, the chassis and Kadee couplers are new and the bolsters are front is from the rear of the 4-6-0 tender and the rear came from the back on a aristo sloped back tender, Fun build

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