Possum Valley 25T Plymouth

Possum Valley 25T Plymouth

Postby AstroGoat760 » Fri Oct 16, 2009 5:22 pm

I am curious as to if anyone else out there has purchased a Possum Valley Models 25 ton Plymouth.

Right now I have gotten the shell and frame cleaned of all flash, now all I need to do is get a drill bit (size 56 / 0.046 in.) small enough for the screws used to hold the engine together.

I have several other items that Possum Valley has made so far, including trucks, water columns, and a coupler gauge, all of which are terrific.
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Re: Possum Valley 25T Plymouth

Postby areibel » Fri Oct 16, 2009 8:53 pm

I have one that I've gotten almost together (need to add the details) and paint. But I'm afraid of airbrushes! But it runs like a Swiss watch, when I get more than a circle of test track I'll have to build an industry for it.
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Re: Possum Valley 25T Plymouth

Postby AstroGoat760 » Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:47 pm

As of right now, I do not have an airbrush anymore, my old one crapped itself (the compressor did) after a few days of use, and I was unable to get a replacement from Testors.

I use the compressed air canisters that can be attached to model paint bottles.

The body has been drilled and the detail parts selected and de-flashed.

Just need to decide on a final color for the shell.....
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Re: Possum Valley 25T Plymouth

Postby CSD » Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:15 pm

Looked on the TT site and It is a neat little model. If you don't want to use an air brush, why not try a spray bomb? I'd like to see some pictures if you have any.
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Re: Possum Valley 25T Plymouth

Postby AstroGoat760 » Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:44 pm

Spray Bomb? Sounds more like a method of revenge than one of colouring models......
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Re: Possum Valley 25T Plymouth

Postby chrishappe » Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:51 am

Here are a couple of Plymouths that I did. #4 is a Possum Valley kit and it is powered and has a decoder in it. #6 is an old metal version that was gauged for N. I replaced the wheels on it and coupled it to the PVM kit. I had planned to put sound in them by putting the decoder and speaker in the dummy but I wanted a Galloping Goose sound module as it is a 4 cylinder sound, not a big diesel, but they discontinued that chip before I got hold of one. So now the dummy just helps with power pickup and has a light that lights up when it is leading.

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PVM kit #4 and a metal dummy #6. A bit too clean perhaps to be at a coal mine.
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Re: Possum Valley 25T Plymouth

Postby CSD » Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:36 am

Very nice. You have a pretty impressive coal tipple in the background too.
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Re: Possum Valley 25T Plymouth

Postby AstroGoat760 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:32 pm

Looks good.

I need to modify my paint scheme now so that there is a difference between chrishappe's Plymouth, and mine.

I have modified mine to accommodate Kadee #714 couplers.
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Re: Possum Valley 25T Plymouth

Postby AstroGoat760 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:50 pm

I have started on the new paint color for the Plymouth: the chassis is now silver, soon to receive some accents on the springs and such. The body just received it's first coat of Go Mango orange, and will have a black roof and black footplates.
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Re: Possum Valley 25T Plymouth

Postby AstroGoat760 » Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:19 pm

Here is the PVM Plymouth shell and motor as of tonight.

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