close up shot of of lionel F3 cab and nose?

Re: close up shot of of lionel F3 cab and nose?

Postby scaro » Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:08 am

thank you sir.
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Re: close up shot of of lionel F3 cab and nose?

Postby scaro » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:43 pm

some progress on the F3. nose, grilles and side.

cab windows are only a first draft and will need doing again.

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can i ask those of you who own a Lok N Roll F3 how wide and long the mech is in millimetres? i'd like to build it to be compatible with that mech.
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Re: close up shot of of lionel F3 cab and nose?

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:35 pm

Dude, focus :wink:
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Re: close up shot of of lionel F3 cab and nose?

Postby areibel » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:57 pm

The headlight looks much better! And I think a big issue with the cab windows could be served with flush window glazing, the inset on the lionels looks weird.
The LnR chassis is roughly 22.5 mm wide and 118 mm long. One odd thing on their F3 chassis though- their trucks are too short in wheelbase, just under 8 feet. The odd thing is their GP trucks are right on, they must not have been able to adapt the right trucks to the F3 chassis?
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Re: close up shot of of lionel F3 cab and nose?

Postby scaro » Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:28 am

ConducTTor wrote:Dude, focus :wink:


believe me, i tried, but i'm about the world's worst photographer, sorry.
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Re: close up shot of of lionel F3 cab and nose?

Postby scaro » Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:35 am

areibel wrote:The LnR chassis is roughly 22.5 mm wide and 118 mm long. One odd thing on their F3 chassis though- their trucks are too short in wheelbase, just under 8 feet. The odd thing is their GP trucks are right on, they must not have been able to adapt the right trucks to the F3 chassis?


Oh really?

Thanks for telling me. No one ever mentioned that small but fatal flaw. I certainly won't be using that then.

Can't see the point in coming up with an expensive, bespoke chassis that has the wrong shoes on. The thing is with their GP chassis, if he'd engineered in some kind of spacer he would have had a chassis able to be adjusted for length and used for Fs, RSs, first generation GPs, second gen GPs, U boats ...

Question is, what to use? I may need to go talk to the Blacksmith.
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Re: close up shot of of lionel F3 cab and nose?

Postby areibel » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:12 am

Or the Cabinet Planner!
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Re: close up shot of of lionel F3 cab and nose?

Postby scaro » Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:12 pm

gday al

cabinet planner? who's he? ;-)

'the blacksmith' is the name hollywood foundry goes by on forums.

seriously i hope this kind of thing doesn't spread too widely.

getting something like the lionel 0 3-rail F3 and making it even less accurate will make TT a laughing stock.
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