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 Posted: Tue Aug 28th, 2012 09:23 pm
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Today, the Mogollon Railway took delivery of the last (hopefully?) locomotive.

As delivered, she's a little tight in the cab area and has some unwanted junk in the tender which will be replaced by some wanted junk.
What a cutie she is.





A nice new Bachmann On30 2-4-4-2 which will be "upscaled" to 1:35n2...quite soon!

I have to thank old Ray at the Favorite Spot.
I ordered this thing Saturday night and here it is today (Tuesday) by Priority Mail.





As can be seen, this loco is small and will look very nice hauling ore cars along with Garratt #4 and the funky Shays.

As time goes on, I will post more photos of her new cab and appliances.
I saw one of these run at the Outlaw meeting last Saturday and it runs very, very nicely.
Don't be afraid to spend the dinero on one, she can turn a 15" radius and maybe even less and don't look silly doing it either.

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I'm very much looking forward to seeing it turned into a 1:35n2 scale engine.

If you can post some photos of that process that would be really cool too.

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Doesn't it come with optional stacks, head lights, and fuel bunkers ?



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Mike-I will show the transformation...I can't wait to get her fixed up.

Dave-yes, there are some extra parts in several bags.
I will use the capped stack, but the bell, whistle, etc. will be larger stuff than is there now.
And that DCC board...well, that's history already!

Woodie





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No doubt about it, that's one neat hauler, right out of the box!


But it needs the WOODROW GREENE treatment. 

I can't wait to see what you do with it. 


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Mr Greene is a master of transformation.


It'll be a different lokie, that's for sure.

Maybe, just maybe, it'll have the same number of wheels.


I too, look forward to seeing another result of his magic.


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Wow, might go round less than 15" Woodie ?

You reckoned your Shays LIMIT was 15"

So you reckon she'll beat the Shay on tight corners.
( no contest to the Porter's of course ).

Gonna need a new car-shop to work on that sweet-baby dude !
( should never have put that vacant lot into cactus production !!! )

Can't wait to see her chuggin'
( steam, that is, not cactus brew )

Cheers

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Right now, I am getting new #7 "adjusted" for running on the line.

Not much is needed but I will need to trim a little off the driver gear covers since the covers tend to ride up a little on all the guardrails.
I ain't gonna remove gaurdrails (Mopman suggested that, but he runs a Class 1 diesel road)...
and I ain't gonna build new turntables.

The new loco plus tender is about 8 scale feet too long for the tt's so she will run forward and backward.
There were many roads that did this anyway.
That is why a little "tweaking" is needed, you know how some locos track better one way than the other, this one runs well both directions.
Just to be obstinate (25 cent word), I think that I will install a small "cowcatcher" on the tender.

Si- she runs around 15" radius and I suspect less.
I have one curve that was built back when I was running just Porters, and #7 tracks around that one...
it may be 13" or maybe a little less!

Hasta la vista and guten tag...

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Much better looking locomotive than the 2-6-6-2.

I cant wait to see what you will come up with...

and hoping the management wont be stingy with photographs of the build.





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Elminero is right...

MUCHO PHOTOGRAPHICO !!!

I can hear those flash-bulbs popin' already.

How about some O. Winston Link style pics of the Mogolon at dusk/night ?

"What the hell is this ? a request show or something ?"

Just a thought.

I found cigar-smoke & halogen flash-lights are quite good for that authentic N&W in the 50s' look !

Now an RC flash-bulb detonator...
...Mmmm...
...sounds like fun !

Cheers

Si.



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