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 Posted: Mon Mar 7th, 2011 04:18 pm
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Phil,

Thank you !!! Nice Micro !!!!  What are you running on it, And what's the measurement of it.


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Hi all,

havin' been busy earning some money, I haven't had much time for the hobby.


But nevertheless I finished my scratchbuilt tender for the 0-4-0 Porter except for the weathering (of both: loco and tender).





Really big full size images for viewing details can be found here:

http://home.arcor.de/helmut.barth/private/0n30/Porter-0-4-0-Tender4/IMG_1277.JPG

http://home.arcor.de/helmut.barth/private/0n30/Porter-0-4-0-Tender4/IMG_1279.JPG


The reason for being especially proud of this tender is the fact that I used only the coupler and the headlight from another Porter in an unchanged manner. Everything else is either created from raw materials (wood, brass profile, copper wire or in the case of the water tank some paper and a ballpen cap) or has been modified a bit.

I.e. the axles of the wheelsets have been cut in the middle and the parts been put into a piece of plastic tube for insulating reasons. Every wheel is used for the current pickup.

The water tank houses a sound-decoder where the speaker of it is put below the woodload. The woodload as well as the water tank are retractable to gain access to the electric installation.


I initially planned to equip this tender with a brake, but I am not sure if I will build the necessary parts for they will rest rather unseen except for the handbrake wheel or lever.

Greetings, Helmut

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Helmut-

That is a fine example of scratchbuilding!

Certainly looks like something a backwoods railroad would build.

A nice job!

 

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Yes Helmut, very nice little tender. I had a tender behind my 0-4-0t and some dude wrote to me that there never was such a thing. I sent him a photo of West Side Lumber Co's first 0-4-0t Porter-"Fido"-and his little 4 wheel tender. I think I upset the fellow, too bad. I like your tender, it fits the loco very well.

As for my "best work", it is stuff that I haven't built yet.

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Hi Woodie,

I freelanced this tender. Just had the idea to try to build a running gear of my own and then put something above what could have been. After having done most of the work I found a picture of the battle lumber #5 Grant 0-4-0 with a tender posing on a traverser.

http://taplines.net/locos/battle.html

I should have found this picture a litlle bit earlier for I like this short bunker and that fence type construction very much. I am already thinking of converting a porter and build another tender ..

Helmut

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Very nice scratch build Helmut!


Run Down And Poor Lumber Company wrote: Phil,

Thank you !!! Nice Micro !!!!  What are you running on it, And what's the measurement of it.


Ronnie D.:cb:



Thanks Ronnie! The micro was a scenery exercise in Z scale, I run standard gauge deisels on it...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABWN_zMJgeU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KdycuehraE

Sorry about the poor quality videos.

It is approx 24" by 12" by 12" high.

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I'd have to say my best work was my Westside C-16 rebuild and remotor, simply because it required so much problem solving. It now runs smoothly and reliably, albeit with a slightly elliptical hitch in it's gittiup, but hey, that adds character right? :)



I built a new motor mount out of brass and added LEDs for the head light, cab light, and firebox. The two screws allow me to adjust gear mesh by adding and removing shims above the motor.



And I extended the boiler into the cab to fill up all that empty space left behind when the old motor went AWOL. The plug is for the decoder in the tender, I was just barely able to somehow shoe-horn in the tender a 35mm speaker, sound decoder, light decoder, and capacitor. Thank God this was one of the c-16s with the giant tender. I sure hope nothing ever goes wrong, as I'm not sure I'll ever be able to get it all back in there!



And here she is awaiting a little more weathering and a shot of dullcote. I've yet to apply the final spray as I'm still not sure if I want to leave as-is, or remove the flying grande herald and back-date it to the 30's.  Yes I know I'm missing an engineer and fireman. I haven't decided if I want the fireman seated as well, or shoveling coal. I'm very indecisive. :bg:

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Helmut B. wrote: Hi Woodie,

I freelanced this tender. Just had the idea to try to build a running gear of my own and then put something above what could have been. After having done most of the work I found a picture of the battle lumber #5 Grant 0-4-0 with a tender posing on a traverser.

http://taplines.net/locos/battle.html

I should have found this picture a litlle bit earlier for I like this short bunker and that fence type construction very much. I am already thinking of converting a porter and build another tender ..

Helmut

That Porter reminds me a lot of the one they run up in Lake Linden Michigan.




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Of all the Colorado narrow gage locos, the C16 is  one of my favorites--especially before the flying herald lettering. Started to build one years ago in what is now called 5.5 mm scale--never finished, I traded it off when I decided to go to O scale. Wish now that I had taken a photo, but I don't think that I even had a camera back then


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Helmut-here's one for you.



From Mr Mallory Hope Farrell's article on West Side Lumber Company in the 2003 Finescale Modeler Annual. Here's your tender.

                     Woodie



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