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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.

Woodie


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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.

Mike



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Woodie

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...

Woodie


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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

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OK, you want more?

I hope you are ready for all this!





First, the locomotive was rewired, the 4 wire plug was dumped and the 2 pin connector was wired to the motor leads.

Remember that all the "junk in the trunk" was pitched, leaving the next part:





The tender frame was "modified" so the proper equipment could be fitted.
The tall bosses were ground off and the speaker was tossed also.

After all this work, I decided that I will build a new wider tender frame
(remember that this is 1:35 scale now) and the tank will sit atop like usual.





Here is the new equipment for the tender, a Kyosho board (a LOSI could fit also) and a hunky 1300 mAh 7.4 Volt Li-Poly battery.

I found that the weight of the battery along with the weight of the die cast tender frame weighs almost as much as the loco does.
Since I want this loco to haul cars up a 10% grade, I have opted for a lighter frame (mentioned above).

 I installed Miniatronics 2-pin plugs for the battery and motor connections,
the receiver crystal is wired so it can be placed in the tender easier,
and the antenna (with the spade lug) will just sit on the tender deck.

The on/off switch will be installed on the front of the oil bunker for access.





The tender body was whacked on a good bit.

I cut off the faring along the top of the tender which makes it look a bit more like what I wanted.
The oil tank was sectioned down a bit also, I felt it was too long for this loco.
Just some cutting and sanding and it's a done deal.


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Hi Woodie

It's looking cool.
Just one question...
...just for an idea of size...
...how big is the battery ?

( we're ALWAYS ready for MORE ! )

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Si- battery dimensions:

Length- 2 5/8"
Width- 1 3/8"
Height (thickness)- 9/16"

Does that help?


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Hi Woodie,

The engine looks good.

Have you by any chance measured the drivers to see what the prototype size was?

The 2-4-4-2 prototype I would like to make a copy of used 44" drivers.

Thanks


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Bill-no, I haven't measured driver diameters...do you want 1:87, 1:48, 1:35, 1:32, or some other scale?
Or how about inches? In that case, they are 21/32" diameter.
All I know is that they look great and the loco runs superbly whether on antique power or r/c.

Woodie


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Woodie,

Thanks, inches is fine, that comes out to about 33" in 1/48.

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Moving along now, some progress to report:





Here's a side view of the 2-4-4-2 with new cab, bell, whistle, Mogollon style headlight (still thinking about that one), and much modified tender.





This view shows how little she actually is.
The cab is indeed a skull cracker but is in line with the other locos, the red wooden window frames will be worked on a bit more.
Still more to do...pilot beam & steps, wooden running boards, junk on the running boards, weathering, crewmen, etc., etc.





The tender was the most radical modification.
A new wooden frame, tank lost the top ridge, oil tank shortened.
The tender trucks are stock.
Stuff will be loaded upon the tender deck as well as number/reporting marks.

As can be seen, the loco and tender now have l & p couplers so #7 is considered "in service" even though she ain't finished.


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I'm sure that you didn't extend it, but that area between the pilot beam and the boiler front looks too long.

Needs a ping-pong table, or perhaps a billiards table to justify the length.

Or cots, for nappy-time for the crew

Something----anything---


Like the rest just fine though!


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Herbie- agree about the porch but the lead wheel is to blame.
I will make the best of a "situation".

Now, that cab that I built is...GONE!
It seemed OK in reality, but in photos, it looked like homemade s%^&.
Oh well, I just cut up some brass sheet and square tubing and soldered together a new one.
This cab matches what is on the Garratt, Shay #5, and the Porters and when painted, it should do fine.
Also, it is not a skull cracker, a fellow can actually stand up inside it.





A nice evening of metal work and riveting and here it is.
No wood frames, but probably a wooden arm rest will be added.

Now what  ???


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Consider that an improvement-- as will the engineer.

After all-- you are probably going to cut off his arms and legs and glue them back on in different positions.

Perhaps twist his neck, and do other unspeakable acts to the poor guy-- no point to subjecting him to a concussion on top of all that.


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As Basil says- "MANUEL!" and then Sybil says- "BASIL!!!" ...yes my beloved....




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So you're saying that the loco is going to be a

FAULTY TOW-ER?


Gonna hate myself in the morning---

Herb 


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BASIL!





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" That's not a Siberian Hampster... IT'S A RAT !!! "



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Lookin' good Wood !

Thanks for the battery sizes.
It makes more sense now she's on the Mogollon with some peep's walkin' about.
Nice pix.

That work with the 'Herb 'O' Rivet'TM has realy paid dividends on cab MKII.

Tender mods. spot-on.

Cheers

Si.

P.S.
Hadn't noticed before; your Garret is called 'Pat'...
...Billy The Kid's pal ?
( love that movie )


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Si- Pat was my late wife's name, she enabled me to indulge in my obsession.
The Garratt still is the heavy hauler, much more powerful than the 2-4-4-2.
The new loco is evolving a bit more...photos later.

Woodie



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I prefer the open cab to the first one- gives the locos a family look.

The "front porch" Herb mentioned doesn't bother me, reminds me of the front end of the Uintah mallets:

http://www.youtube.com./watch?v=x7IkujWEpm8

If you find this type of footage tiresome, you can forward to 1:05



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Great vid, Duane.
 
That thing is working hard pulling a short train of empty flats--must be a heck of a grade--
of course, the model railroad curves don't help.

Herb 



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Herb- the front porch..I know, I know.. but aside from making the loco an 0-4-4-2, the porch stays.
The lead truck needs some room to swivel and with a couple of sharp curves on the line, it needs the room.
Or maybe a really tiny wheel and then shortened...naaaw.
Tools and a box will have to do.

And those Uintah curves and grades, they make my curves and grades look like class one mainline.
I believe the Morro Castle grade was about 6% to 8% and the curve was 65 feet radius or so.

Troublemaker


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I also like the fact that you've resisted the urge to over-weather the loco:
A powerful, modern beauty like this would be the pride of both the company, and the engineer.

If you look at the people watching the Uintah mallet in the video, they were in awe of the 2-6-6-2s, and rightfully so.
They were modern engineering marvels, hauling loads that previously required double, or triple heading.
Nothing else like them was ever built for other narrow gauges in the US.
Now the Mogollon Railway has something similar to help haul its loads.

On a completely random and irrelevant tangent-
you could use the front porch of the loco to parade the bodies of those who have committed crimes against the Mogollon,
i.e. sabotage, attempting to get a free ride etc...kind of like Lord Humungus in Mad Max:

Here

I'll drink more coffee and if I come up with something better, or more random, will be sure to post...


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Duane, tis a great idea you have there.

After the brouhaha I weathered when I posted the "decomposing nazi" photo on another website
("too gruesome, not good for a model train layout" and some other sweetness & light comments),
I may not add dead dudes to the front porch!

However, after looking at that fine old Uintah video, I decided to bust off the big headlight and glue it to the porch.
As the alien in "Men in Black" said- "Is that better?"





Also seen is the Mogollon Railway's female fireman, er..firewoman, firelady, chick with a shovel...And the cab roof is now red.
I happen to love red cab roofs.

Still to come-the funky air pump will be replaced with a nice PSC job, some lettering & numbers,
bell & whizzle ropes, some stuff on the running boards, and very little dirt, no rust. 
As you said, we are proud of this new loco, it will look nice.

One note for you heavy grade owners, the loco as it comes stock, does NOT like heavy grades!
I fixed that problem but #7 is still out pulled by Garratt #4, matter of fact, #4 can pull this loco dead up a 10% grade!
Go figure.


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Wow-never thought I would see the day that the Mogollon railway would be politically correct:
First, a female fire-person, then giving in to pressure avoiding insensitive treatment of criminals.

With the traction issue for #7, is it a weight distribution issue?
Is there a way to get more weight over the drivers?

iirc the folks who bought the former Uintah Mallets in Central America were not happy with them as they were too slippery.
Not surprising as the Sumpter Valley removed the saddle tanks and replaced them with a tender.


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Duane-the loco as it comes has no room for more weight.
She has a diecast boiler which has just enough room for the motor, flywheel, and gear towers.
If this was a tank loco (are ya listening Backwoods Models ???) then the side tanks could add traction.

The SV didn't want the tanks because the locos were too heavy for their rail so the tanks were removed,
later the SV put iron plates under the running boards to help traction.
Besides, the SV was "long haul" and needed a large fuel supply from a tender.
And then the Guatamala line that finally got them found that they couldn't handle the grades on that railroad.
If the SV had been left out of the loop, the big girls might still be hauling fruit in Central America!

Now, what could I have done to make the new loco "walk" up a 10% grade with loaded ore cars?
Install traction tires?
Nope..but I "painted" Pliobond contact cement on EACH driver tire and allowed it to dry 2 days...
now she don't miss a beat!
Of course, if I needed the drivers for pickup from the rails, I'd be lost but wireless allows one to do most anything.

That female firechick has been on the line a long time, once she was the Garratt's engineer.

Woodie


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Sooo, are you asserting, Senor Greene, that the Garrett was a superior design to the mallet?




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Duane- NO, I will not jump into this fray...except that (in model form), the twin motor Garratt will outpull the articulated.

The Garratt design would have worked in the US, but the US manufacturers (Baldwin, Alco, etc),
seemed to pressure any railroad which expressed an interest in the "furrin" locos.
From what I understand, the Garratts were more economical (green?) in fuel useage,
and were able to curve easier but mechanically they were more of a headache.

The US railroads seemed to dislike anything foreign, look at how the D&RGW berated the double Fairlie "Mountaineer",
it was a failure on that road- but it did do the job.

Imagine that the Glover Machine Works in Marietta, GA built a copy of a Garratt (no license agreement),
it might have been acceptable and did find a place on the Mogollon Railway.

So, which one is "superior"? It lies in the opinions of those who sit and discuss such things (nitpickers).
All I know is that YES, my Garratt can and will outpull my Baldwin 2-4-4-2 and that is a fact...Jack!

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You should run for some sort of office, the way you dodged that question...




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Duane- I am already the "mayor" of Mogollon and "president" of times past!
Politically correct-ism? What??

Now, this may be the last piece in this thread, I am "done" (don't you just love " " ?)





Here's #7 out on the line, at work.
There is no rust on her but she needed some dirt somewhere.

The headlight has changed again.
I found this nice PSC light at the LHS where they probably ordered it for someone and after 6 months forgot who ordered it!
My gain.





A view from the tender end shows the really radical changes and the wooden frame shows up very well.
#7 is hauling a couple of ore cars to the Caldwell Escarpment and the Lost Scotchman mine.
The end of a "10 foot pole" is shown attached to the tender.

Just a very few modifications were needed along the line,
some rocks and cliff sides needed to be "blasted" away to clear the loco when she curves around.

In all, I am very pleased with this new loco and she has that Mogollon look that I wanted.

Hasta la Vista...


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Hey Woodie,

That's one heck of a grade in the second photo.
Got another shot of it at another angle?
And is that stick between the tracks a break?
Just wondering.

BTW, I do like the look of the engine very much.
I may have to do one in HOn3 someday (very far future).
The light on front looks super.
Nice job over all.

Bernd


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The grade in the foreground is an incline to some mines down in the canyon.
The stick is indeed a "brake" to hold cars until they are lowered.
I wanted to make working brake systems on all the ore cars but just don't have the time...or inclination!
In the Mogollon Railway thread and Switching the Mines (operations forum) there are many photos of this.

Woodie


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W C Greene wrote:








 
YOU REALLY GET A SENSE OF HOW SMALL THIS LOCO IS WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE PEOPLE WOODIE HAS AROUND THE LOCO AREA.. 

I HAD NO IDEA IT WAS THIS SMALL.

MIKE


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Mike- I do hope you realize that the figures are 1:35 scale.
The loco is still small, just as it should be for a 30" gauge locomotive in 1:48 scale.

Woodie



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After I posted the reply, I thought to myself, I bet Woodie used 1.32 / 1.35 figures with that loco.......

If he did I will be corrected by him.


Sure enough, I was right.

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Woodie

Number 7 looks very cool.  She has come up a treat.

Great job as usual sort of stuff I would struggle with.  My wife tells me I am to neat.

Rod.



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Mike- actually, I guess that I should have placed 1:48 figures near the loco, she is still a little one however.

Rod- a little dirt is all I wanted, this is the "new" loco and the crews are proud of her.

Woodie



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Oil is cheaper than metal.*
Tip top 'n' Bristol ol' boy.

They never told Rosa's crew...
...cleaning rags are cheaper than oil.

*( perhaps not circa. 60 years later in 2012 ! )

Cheers

Si.

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WOW !!!

That was Sept. 2012 ...
... now it's Sept. 2013
(1 year older & not the least bit wiser...
...me; that is !)

How's the grime build-up; after a year of South-West mining action ?

The new 'wood-frame' tender (with cut flare)...
...& MKII cab (you were right; the first wasn't)...
...you def. got 'the look' NAILED yet again Woodie.





I dunno how you do it ?

The Mogollon shops, just 'go-for-it' I guess...
...the quicker done...
...the sooner down The Bloated Goat; right ?!

Cheers

Si.

Got any more pix. in the last 12 months Woodie ?
How about a Mogollon yard, to smelter railfan trip ?

I bet she 'rattles the panes' in the new monorail office...
...as she blasts past on the mainline !





(jeeez, the Fans ARE demanding, aren't they !)


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Si- pix are coming soon in the Mogollon thread.

My camera has been visiting Germany with Pam and I am working on new sections
AND it has been HOT AS HELL here so I just get out on the bike and ride to cool off.

Patience, patience, patie...awww nuts!

Woodrow


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Woodrow, Si, Mike.... fellers....

I am trolling around looking for things of interest.

I bought the Sundance Gilpin book....
alot of new {to me} fotos and I enjoy the shots of the track / ROW...inspirational.

My own efforts are in restoring the Standard gauge switching line along the Tidewater, the western tidewater.
This is where the ores from the Muggy own are shipped..so it is on topic....
Spot on... Si would say.... from Burm n am' or where ever he is...


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Charley, I had to eat Ramen and beans for a while after I bought that book...
but it was WELL worth it.

Maybe a book review is in order, we do have a forum for that.

Woodie


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Hi Charley ...
... nice to hear yers up to steam !

Burm n am' ???

I'm a 'Southerner' mate !

& GRUMPY !!!

I'm still on BEANS from my Bachmann On30 spend-up ...
... Oh well, the rest 'll be whittled from sticks !

Cheers

Si.


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Woodrow , Si , fellers..

I am perverse..I eat ramen and beans all the time..
Sometimes I move on up to rice...and beans...
lemme tell ya about new technology..re fried beans in dried form...
mmmmmm mix em up in warter ..nuke they little arses..eggs or what have you..
soma that Rooster brand hot sauce..
yessir...

So..uum..for Herbie..yessir on topic yessir..
they hauled them beans in on the narrow gauge..yessir right away sir...

I tell ya..It might not be good for me to do the reviewin.....
The book has alot of pitchers..
the book mostly consists of the author / publisher telling whot is in the pitchers..
I have trouble following it..

Now that said..for the true wonky Gilpin fan...
the thing is a blow by blow, mile by mile account of the line..
staying the course with fotos in each section being the same areas from differing angles..
with maps of the area in question....
this is really good for trying to understand the area...and the line..

There are fotos which are in series of fotos I have seen before,
very interesting to see "the next" foto in series obviously taken just after the one I had seen before

Alot of construction fotos of the rock work along the bluff leading to and around castle rock.
All in series and that bit of construction is interesting and oft seen in the original Gilpin book..
albeit in one or two fotos only..


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Hi Charley

If there's a decent drawing of the phase-1 ore-car...
...accidently point your camera or scanner at it...
...push the button by mistake...
...& E-mail the nice result to me.
It's a million years out of print right ?

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As James Coburn (Pat Garrett) said in the movie...
...to Bob Dillon (Alias; alias what ?)

" You stay put; and read the labels on those air-tights up on the shelf there "

Bob :-

" Beans "
" Beans "
" Beans "

Si.

How large is a 'finescale bean' in 1:35 ?
I figure a reasonable portion bowl is about 6mm dia.

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Si, Woodrow, fellers...

I don't know about them ore cars...
I haven't finished the book..

I think it is out of print..
BUT..I just bought my copy off ebay a week ago..after deciding I needed it..
did not buy it when it came out..?..
go figger..

I think there are plans galore of the Gilpin stuff..
whot surprises me is the surfeit {bunches}..of scenes showing the cabeese ..may be one, rebuilt twice..
and excursion cars re built and or used as calaboosetes..
AND..the gondola's...quite common in shots..

Now for years everybody and their brothers was wondering about Gilpin cars..
a great mystery..
now common as beans on our shelving..


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Oh well...

...The Gilpin Tram could only dream of having a 2-4-4-2 with 'custom' tender.

Aparently they sold off their teeny Shays to some railway called Mogolywwon or something...
...Welsh by the sounds of it.

" Beans "
" Beans "
" Beans "

Si.

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Spam & beans...
well, if you don't tell anybody, I will scan & post the GT ore car drawings from Farrell's book.
They's copyrighted but what's a lawsuit between friends?
We ain't gonna make any dinero from this anyway.
Stay tuned for them later.

Capt. James Tiberius Kirk


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Beans, I know.  Rice, I know.  Spam, I know.

What this ramen?


Sorry Cholly, please don't tell the Mod.


Herbie


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" Beam me up Scotty...
...I don't want my Spam & beans to get cold ! "

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At 14ft long (I think)...
...those ore-cars are cute !

I have a small collection of downloaded pics. of them...
...but not enough to figure out the inside bits.

There is a great pic on the Net...
...of 3 guys 'suited'; hanging out on, & in, one.
N i c e.





I guess the 2-4-4-2 would burn-up a car-full of coal that size in no time.
(or maybe just flatten a 1400mAh ^^ bat.!)

Cheers

Klingon Commander


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Some kind of gloopy foreign stuff I think Herb.

Cheers

Klingon Head-Chef

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Thanks Klingy

Yeah--sounds Indian--


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Too much spice...

...& not enough Herb !

Si.

:old dude: :doh:

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Si- that photo of the 3 guys...
it is the SAME guy in 3 different exposures put together long ago in a galaxy far away...
but that's the truth.

Look closely at the photo.
Unless they are identical triplets (what?)..
I read about that photo in one of my books.

BTW- the 2-4-4-2 is an oil burner.
We's uptown on the MRy.

Woodrow


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I KNOW IT'S AN OIL BURNER :brill:

But oil would leak-out of a Gilpin ore-car :doh:

Si.

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Si, Woodrow, fellers..

Thing is..see....
the Gilpin "O" series one cord cars were able to hold oil,
the photos are rare.. but I heard once...
never seen the fotos..etc..etc..but I am told..reliable sources...:old dude:


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Heck, the EBT had a boxcar fixed up to haul water to one of the mine powerhouse boilers---

And not in barrels or buckets---

they poured it in through a hole in the top, and drained it out a valve in the bottom.

'Erb



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There will be a free one year membership awarded to the first person who remembers what this thread started out about.

Duh Management




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Herbie-the thread was about metamorphosis, which it is doing right now.

Boudreaux




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Woodrow, Erbert, Si, fellers...

Wul..I heard .... whot you can pay some soiled dove to have them do that.or hold still whilst a fellow does whot e will ...
like the Gilpin ORE.....cars..it is sorta sideways ..heard it was so..not that I have any first hand experience..with the sort of thing..
that meta morphisisn is some odd stuff..don't know that I wanna do something like that.
and if it would do anything for me anyways...?.probably wanna put nose in model building.
I bet there is some grainy black and white pitchers of that sort of thing..from Amsterdam ..?..prolly...


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Meta- something made from metal.
Morpho- something becoming something else.
Sis- she lives out in Tucson.

Amsterdam...my friend Daniel Caso wants me & Pam to visit him there...
and yes, we know what goes on in that place.
A visit to view a modeling artist at work and goodness knows what else...
what can be better?

Woodrow

***OK, OK... I will post some more photos of #7 at work. Hold on.


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Woodrow Si Erb'....fellers...

Good morning..yes yes ..more fotos of the muggyown..railway..

I been doin stuff, but it is HO standard gauge..
a fellow needs a switching layout in the living room ..

:doh:

I am having fun making spaghetti, trackages


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" ...what can be better? "

Only ' ceegar-scale '

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Pictures of #7 eagerly awaited ! ...
... just puttin' the coffee on !

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Charley...
...how 'bout some pix. or what-have-you;
of yer 'Hot Little Switcher' all steamed up an' ready for action...
(not HERE !)
...over in your 'Lint Thread' !
(or should that be 'lint-free' thread ?)
Pix. by the end of business hours; please.

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'Erb...
...the thread is about a Texas railroad-tycoon...
...who couldn't stop at a grade-grippin-Garrett...
...& yearns for a log or 2; pulled by...
...MALLET POWER !

N I C E !

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I'm outta here...
...before I put my foot 'in it' !

Thanks for the years free-membership 'Erb.

Cheers

(ceegar-scale) Si.


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Woodrow, Erb ..Si...fellers..

OK..consider it done...soon..er I mean..

I think a new thread is needed..in STANDARD GAUGE....
The 0-6-0 USRA switcheroo's are hot indeed..
Proto or somat..
man they sound good..look good, run good..
I have two of them under the if they are good, get em while hot rule..
and a pot of Deseaslers..

Look for it..
I will let you know a link..
or it may come up under the totale messages menu front page..?..


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W.C.Greene, Sept 14th 20013 :-

" ***OK, OK... I will post some more photos of #7 at work. Hold on."



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I can't possibly "Hold on" any longer Sonny !  :old dude:



I've always fancied a nice No.7 spot myself.  :bg:

Came close again this last Christmas ... and  n  e  a  r  l  y  .   .    .     :P

... but not quite got one.  :f:



Anyway I have to have something to 'dream' about right ?  ;)



Never did get that update from Woodie  :cb:  promised back in 2013 ...  :P

... so I happened to round up a couple of snaps of No.7 I liked from the Freerails files ...

... to DROOL over, along with Dougs artics. !





Stretching her legs on the 'Silver City' line ... ( &  L :shocked: :shocked: K  there's Woodie famous bandsaw in the background ! )  :P





WOW ! ... 2-4-4-2 ... Now there's some numbers I'd like in my life ...  :thumb:

... one day maybe.  :sad:



:moose: :moose: :moose: :moose: :moose:



Si.


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Stay tuned...the 2-4-4-2 is destined to become a "T".
Running a tender first train is kind of dicey.
So to be able to use the turntables at either end of the line, a tank loco would fit just right.
Besides, I needed something to goof with.
A Malleyer is more useful anyway.

Woodie


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Howdy Woodie  :cb:



Loosing the front wheels like the Swiss did here ^^ on this Mallet Tank is not a bad idea for 'compactness'.  L:



Looks like your loco is set for   e  v  e  n   more ...   Meta - morpho - sis   :shocked:

Nice !  :thumb:

The 'T' sounds good to me !  :java: :)



:cool:



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Si, the lead truck will be retained and the trailing truck will be extended a bit further back.
She's running now but I need to fabricate the side tanks (like those above) and some other craaap.
The Li-Po batteries will be in the side tanks and the receiver is in the rear fuel bunker.
Nice thing is that she will now fit on the turntables and the tender can be used for another bit of craziness.
Photos when I get around to it...or maybe a square toit.

WCG


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OK, she's got a ways to go but here is the T GS & B's new 2-4-4-2t, fresh from the shop.










Junk, crew, weathering, and whatever I can think to stick on her.
Plus the required details like water hatches, coal load, lettering...stuff.
She runs great just like always, but now #5 can fit on the turntables and run the "proper" way back & forth.
I put a larger spoke wheel in the rear truck, we'll see how that works out.
The side tanks have 400 mAh Li-Poly batteries (one each side),
which may get wired together when I figger out if it will work and not blow up in my face!
The receiver board is in the fuel bunker and the cab is full of wires...for the moment.
Maybe the meta-morpho-sis is complete.
The unused tender will be used as a water car, I need another one anyway.
BTW, this could be done to a DC or DCC lokie, if there are any fellows or ladies who so desire.


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Here is a photo of an operating standard gauge 2-4-4-2 at Garibaldi, Oregon on the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad.
It is famous Skookum which was recently rebuilt after sitting in pieces,
after being cut up and hauled out after overturning on the Deep River Railroad in 1955.
It was moved to several locations over the years and finally sent to the Oregon Scenic Railroad where it was finally restored.
 
After some special excursions in the next weeks it will be moved to Willits, California to its new home.
 
Here is a link of it in operation at Garibaldi, OR recently:

https://www.facebook.com/OregonCoastScenicRR/videos/vb.115425088102/1895999430508600/?type=2&theater


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