Whitcomb 65T centre cab

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Re: Whitcomb 65T centre cab

Post by Marquette » Sat Oct 01, 2022 12:46 am

The difference in width is noticeable, if you know what you're looking for. I think it certainly looks the part and shouldn't look out of place in a train on a layout.
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Re: Whitcomb 65T centre cab

Post by Carsten » Tue Oct 04, 2022 11:07 am

It looks like there is no real interesst. I admire your work, but don't need this loco.

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Re: Whitcomb 65T centre cab

Post by Marquette » Thu Oct 06, 2022 12:58 am

Carsten wrote: Tue Oct 04, 2022 11:07 am It looks like there is no real interesst. I admire your work, but don't need this loco.
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Re: Whitcomb 65T centre cab

Post by Bigelov » Fri Oct 07, 2022 6:38 am

Don't be sad, I am still working on it!

The first test print has proved the concept, but it wasn't adequately supported and so it warped over its length. The lugs slotted into the holes in the frame and held the body firmly. the body also cleared all the the internal sections of the frame and motor. The second test print is almost finished and tomorrow I will post a pic of it sitting on the frame.

The loco was originally for military service and has since had limited use in various places since WW2. I guess there isn't much demand for this one when there are so many other desirable locomotives that people would love to have. But having a suitable chassis is a huge plus when trying to make something for North American TT. The mechanism is always the hardest part.
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Re: Whitcomb 65T centre cab

Post by Marquette » Fri Oct 07, 2022 9:52 am

It was widely used in industrial settings after the war too, I think people just don't know about it cuz it never ran with the big mainline railways.
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Re: Whitcomb 65T centre cab

Post by dileTTante » Fri Oct 07, 2022 5:51 pm

The problem is that you are doing it in TT. In HO, no problem.
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Re: Whitcomb 65T centre cab

Post by Bigelov » Sat Oct 08, 2022 1:56 am

Yes, TT scale is the culprit! Who in their right mind would do that :crazy:

Here is a pic of the Whitcomb body printed and in place on the chassis.

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As you can see, it just pushes into the original body mounting holes. The NEM couplers have been removed and you can see a gap just forward of the hod which was previously covered with a piece of plastic.

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Re: Whitcomb 65T centre cab

Post by ConducTTor » Sat Oct 08, 2022 12:28 pm

A little filler and some paint and those gaps are gone :)
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Re: Whitcomb 65T centre cab

Post by Marquette » Sat Oct 08, 2022 2:01 pm

Super!!!
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Re: Whitcomb 65T centre cab

Post by MacG » Sun Oct 09, 2022 12:35 pm

Glad you're staying tuned. With a START V100, you have a good and inexpensive basis for the locomotive. That looks good.
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