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Re: Current projects

Postby Shipsure » Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:19 pm

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You've probably seen these...but I like the large can light on 1124...that would make it look different :P

Great to see some more modeling...keep us posted...let me know if you need decals.

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Re: Current projects

Postby Marquette » Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:20 pm

Yeah, the first of those two photos, someone posted at an SP forum for me... so yeah, the 36" fan will be correct.

This is the one I am going to make:

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Although with the difference that mine will have the original number, 4608. Since I got two body shells with my undec, I likely will hack the second one up to make the TR6B calf unit (as 4703). Part of my motivation for choosing this particular unit is that it will need no modification to the lights.

Hopefully eventually I can get some dimensions for the can light, which I will then apply to a future locomotive of one type or another.
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Re: Current projects

Postby Shipsure » Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:31 pm

Good Plan. I have drawings of those lights someplace...they may be the same ones they used on the Fairbanks Morse switchers. Looking forward to getting my hands on one of those switchers. Hoping you post some more shots soon.

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Re: Current projects

Postby Marquette » Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:49 pm

Small update:

I cut out the front radiator area behind where the grille goes, and built a representation of the fan and the grating that's found behind the grille:

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It's far from perfect work but I figure it'll do since all this will largely be obscured by the etched grille and one will have to look rather closely to notice any of this, but I figure it'll look better than just a flat solid wall...
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Re: Current projects

Postby Marquette » Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:02 am

Not very much thought, no... I'm not the biggest fan of brass... conversely I could say instead that I'm not comfortable with it and don't really have the necessary tools. I agree that with .005" brass the shutters would look far better, but I've since put the grille on and you really can't see hardly anything behind it...
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Re: Current projects

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:27 pm

Nice! I want to see a close up when you're done.
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Re: Current projects

Postby Shipsure » Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:23 pm

digging the work so far. Got the art for the decals finished and will attempt to print them tomorrow...hopefully they won't be too thick.

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Re: Current projects

Postby Marquette » Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:34 am

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Painted the radiator shutters grey and put the etched grille in... and it seems the extra work making the radiator fan was for naught, can only make out the shutters through the grille and then just barely... ah well. At least the grille also obscures the roughness of the work on the shutters and fan! :)

This and the previous pic of the radiator are about the best I can do for close-ups... I'll have to ask a friend with a better camera to try.
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Re: Current projects

Postby richardedmonds » Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:03 pm

Marquette that looks good enough to me and I can see the shutters anyway. Thing is the fact that they are there is the important thing
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Re: Current projects

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:11 pm

I think it looks very good!
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