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 Posted: Sun Feb 20th, 2011 07:39 pm
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Just wanted to post a couple of photos of a recent acquisition... a Bachmann On30 2-6-0 that I'm converting to 1:37n2. Top photo is of the new engine (without tender). Second photo shows a cereal box cardboard mockup of a larger cab in 1:37 scale that I plopped down to get an idea of how it would look. :)

If you look closely at the top photo you'll notice that the cab floor actually extends forward of the stock cab before stepping up to the boiler running board just above the rear driver.

My mockup cab takes advantage of this by having the front of the cab extend forward to where the running board starts. 'Course this puts the front of the cab up against the steam dome similar to Colorado & Southern #60 seen below.

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 Posted: Sun Feb 20th, 2011 08:15 pm
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Here's the same mockup cab dropped down over the cab of the new Shay...


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 Posted: Sun Feb 20th, 2011 08:38 pm
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Ah cool I see on the shay you brought the cab over the firebox like a lot of 2-foot shays were. Are you planning to bump up the stack size or headlamp at all?

I have a feeling that 2-6-0 is going to come out real nice. The proportion of cab to boiler looks really convincing. Maybe I should pickup one of those for myself (too many project ideas!).

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Yeah, all the smaller detail parts will eventually be enlarged where possible. If my thinking is correct 1:37 is about 30% larger than 1:48. L:



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 Posted: Sun Feb 20th, 2011 09:41 pm
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Dwayne, it looks like the cab proportions for that Mogul would work nicely. It fairly screams for a big, boxy gas headlamp out front.

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Last Friday a brand new Bachmann 0-4-2 Porter came into the KWRR shop:



 

As of last night, the shop had turned it into this:



 

Now don't worry. As of this evening work has begun on creating an improved, different version as I kitbash this lil' lokie. :)



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Is that the 'old" version Porter? 



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That "thing" on the far left in the photo...the thing with wires and wipers...I would throw that into the creek. But then what do I know anyway?

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The wiper pick up? Those are a bad design, on my first Porter they failed within a few hours of running time



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Duane-I believe DW knows what to do with that "thing" on the left. With a larger cab, the board and 180MAH 2 cell can be installed with no problemo. Just more "pot stirring" going on...

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