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Old 05-09-2020, 10:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Saw the Sharks that some built and I like them. Being a PRR fan as you know from my past builds I decided on the A-1-A, only PRR had them. Rob of the UK produced the shells, and I got two. My project is mainly cutting and splicing, etc. After the first cuts, just fooling around pushed a couple of the pieces together to see what a shortie looked like. It got a life of it's own, couldn't put it down.
NOTE: The A-1-A was actually 6" longer than the GG1, but due to the grill details my model will be about 1" shorter than the USAT GG1. LiG
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Old 05-09-2020, 12:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Glad to see someone having fun. Looks neat, might move the motor block back and little? Just an idea.
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Jerry, thank you. I only did that to play. I need that truck for the full sized one. If I were going to make a permanent one I'd use two axle trucks I have, would also lower the body about 3/8 inch. LiG
EDIT: after measuring, the short shark is too short for 2 Aristo trucks. LiG

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Old 05-10-2020, 12:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hartland has some short two axle trucks.
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Old 05-10-2020, 05:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Jerry, thank you, maybe worth looking into. LiG
EDIT: just went on their site, Closed due to Cov 19. LiG

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Nick you can always call Phil Jensen he works remote @ 402-571-2933 Tuesday or Thursday 8:00 till 1:00 CSTor email him he is good about getting back @ Phil Jensen
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Bill, thank you for the tip. Played with it a little more. Took Jerry's advice and moved the truck back a little and also lowered it some. Figured it would be good practice for when I build the big one. LiG
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yep, that looks good
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Bill,Thank You, I found when the body was lowered to the height of the F3's I have to shave a little off the bottom of the pilot to keep it off the rails. Learned a few things while lowering this one that will help me with the big one. LiG
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Got the height correct for the scale, modified the pilot for the coupler and it works. I am getting attached to the little guy and have a feeling it is going to get a shelf. All I learned working on this will make working the big one easier as I've already made those mistakes. Maybe if they run together it will be an A-a unit. LiG.
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