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 Posted: Fri Apr 1st, 2022 01:20 am
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" I am doing things,
in a bit different order than instructions."



Bahahahahaha !
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Mikel

I'm loving your build,
just catching up finally.

Been a very busy couple of months.




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Well I am playing hookie today.

Using the rain as an excuse
(got a fence to replace for a client)
but thought I'd show what I have got done.

I used some preformed grab irons I had for this side,
and since they kinda match prototype.

I formed the others by hand and I drilled locations
as close as I could to the plans and reference fotos.
Stirrup step is a casting.


Attachment: RGS 02 33.jpeg (Downloaded 32 times)



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This shot shows (sorry a bit dark)
back grabs and coupler lift bar and brackets begun.

You can see hand grabs and steps added,
and now on to air-line and coupler.


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Here I added coupler and lift bar,
and some chain for the lift.

Can't see it very good (phone fotos)

Also chimney and flashing piece for it.
Interesting horn casting as well.


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So here I bent some wire,
and pre-drilled fitting castings for the air-line,
adding weathering a bit at a time, as I go along.


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A little different shot of air and coupler stuff in back.
Need some more paint/rust on these parts.

I love how photos show up things
that need more work on them.


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A lot of fotos that are similar now.

But I wanted to show how it looks dusted and rusted,
and sort of in a real (!!) setting...

Hence the engine house.


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Another angle at the little engine house.


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Shot of the rear, sorry a bit dark.


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All in all a challenging kit,
pretty well done and good info. included.

If I was to build it again,
I would rather do more board by board,
than the sheet of siding, which was a bit fraught.

I think newer versions have laser cut pieces.

I really want to build it again in a bigger scale.
Be great to do in F-scale
(I'd have to get details 3D-printed...kinda distinctive parts)

Always loved the little 02.


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