A TT scale TR2

A TT scale TR2

Postby Bernd » Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:55 pm

I started this project some time ago. Haven't got very far.

I started with an undec SW.

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Removed the cab.

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Milled off the portion not needed inside the cab.

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Cleaned up the milled portion.

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Made an aluminum block form to hold the styrene.

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Used a piece of soft wire to hold the front hood down and in postion. The sides and end are glued on.

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Side view of the first hood I made.

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The first mod didn't turn out like I wanted so I made a second one that fit the chassis better. I still need to take a picture of that. I'd like to get the mod done before the RIT Tiger Tracks show.

I've also started a small diorama to take for display.

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So I've got some work to do to get things ready for the December show.

Trying to get TT scale on the map in upper New York State. :shock: :grin:

I got very motivated after following the thread of the show in Portland. I hope there will be a show close to NY in the future because I'll be trying to get the logging module, coal mine module and some scratch built rolling stock done by then.

Ok, let the questions begin. :dance: I know you have some. :wink:

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Re: A TT scale TR2

Postby ConducTTor » Sun Sep 06, 2015 9:32 pm

So how do you attach the rear truck to the chassis? Or is the metal block there just to serve as "foundation" for the styrene and was then removed?
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Re: A TT scale TR2

Postby Bernd » Sun Oct 11, 2015 10:50 am

ConducTTor wrote:So how do you attach the rear truck to the chassis? Or is the metal block there just to serve as "foundation" for the styrene and was then removed?


I never gave you an answer to your question here. Sorry about that.

The aluminum block was used as a fixture/jig to make up the back end from sheet styrene. The trucks are still attached as they normally would be.

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A project that needs to be finished up one of these days.

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Re: A TT scale TR2

Postby Marquette » Sun Oct 11, 2015 2:28 pm

Well, then!

This approach should make an SW1 a doable project, too! I'll be following this with interest, too, since a calf is something I might be interested in making eventually, too.
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Re: A TT scale TR2

Postby Bernd » Sun Oct 11, 2015 3:46 pm

Marquette wrote:Well, then!

This approach should make an SW1 a doable project, too! I'll be following this with interest, too, since a calf is something I might be interested in making eventually, too.


Hi Marquette,

Yes I believe it would be quite possible to do an SW1. There is not much more that needs doing on the calf. The steps need to be filled in as on the prototype. I will be adding railing attached the frame not the hood. I'm also looking at making these units radio controlled. I think I can fit a receiver in each unit.

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Re: A TT scale TR2

Postby ConnRiver » Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:55 pm

Bernd,

TR2s are the designation for the NW2 cow-calf, right? IIRC, my home road (I've got 3 or 4 home roads ;-) CGW, iirc, was the largest consumer of TR2s.

Thank you much for the narrative and the photos. Terrific stuff! I'll have to count my pennies and see if I can locate another undec SW1200.

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Re: A TT scale TR2

Postby Bernd » Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:20 pm

ConnRiver wrote:Thank you much for the narrative and the photos. Terrific stuff! I'll have to count my pennies and see if I can locate another undec SW1200.

-Brian C.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa


I think denatured alcohol works for removing the paint. I did that with a part of the NW unit I had. I was lucky Mark had an undec before he shut down the shop. That's a project that needs finishing also. I'm starting to discover I've got a lot of projects going on and not a one completed. :(

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Re: A TT scale TR2

Postby areibel » Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:47 pm

Bernd wrote: I'm starting to discover I've got a lot of projects going on and not a one completed. :(

Bernd


That makes it official! You're now an official TT'er, no turning back now! :grin:
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Re: A TT scale TR2

Postby Bernd » Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:25 pm

areibel wrote:That makes it official! You're now an official TT'er, no turning back now! :grin:


Well now. I'm an official TT'er. Do I win a prize? :dance:

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Re: A TT scale TR2

Postby ConducTTor » Fri Jan 01, 2016 2:48 pm

Yes your prize is eternal suffering. :lol:
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