Doorstop Diesels

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Re: Doorstop Diesels

Postby E7 » Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:34 pm

bob turner wrote: Then somebody put walnut shells in there.


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On another note, do you know of any detail vendor that sells streamlined number boards?
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Re: Doorstop Diesels

Postby bob turner » Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:49 pm

Primer photos are in the camera, and orange Is sprayed. Photos this evening.

No on the numberboards, but I would try Lou Houlemarde and then Hill's Hobby. I believe the CLW nose came bare, and you solder your own from a hopefully compete selection. I have never built a CLW E or F, because I am not wild about the single etch and the possibility that he got the bulldog nose wrong.

I say "hopefully" - I have never seen a Smith kit that did not have errors and omissions. That's probably why the empty boxes are worth so much - maybe the missing pieces are in there?

Edit: orange for stripes is on - looks more like Seaboard than B&O.

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Re: Doorstop Diesels

Postby bob turner » Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:25 pm

Oops. None of the photos turned out well at all. "Seaboard" has a wheel off the track.

White primer is a lousy prep for a photo.

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Re: Doorstop Diesels

Postby bob turner » Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:54 pm

Here we go - all the wheels are on the track. Stripes need to be re-done with better masking, but for now I am getting out the ruling pen and striping brush for some minor touchup. More or less happy, and this is my least-good E7.

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Re: Doorstop Diesels

Postby De Bruin » Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:14 pm

Good looking engine Bob; I found the factory Champs for that nose herald and wing mustache, albeit/caveat the striping around them looks a tad red to me.
Your car body striping is pretty much the right colour as I can tell too as in dead nuts on,
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Re: Doorstop Diesels

Postby rogruth » Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:29 pm

Looking forward to the finished loco. Beautiful so far.
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Re: Doorstop Diesels

Postby bob turner » Wed May 12, 2021 8:31 pm

Latest PA - this one was carefully machined to permit a lighted side logo, which I filled up with brass, and was carefully fitted but not soldered. It came without trucks or fuel tank skirts. I couldn’t resist a quickie paint job with rattle cans. It will get redone after a lot of stacked-up airplane work.

Oh, oops. I need to load it from here into Shutterfly. Give me a few minutes?

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Re: Doorstop Diesels

Postby bob turner » Wed May 12, 2021 8:59 pm

Here we are - iPad photo so you cannot see how badly I messed up the stripes

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Re: Doorstop Diesels

Postby J. S. Bach » Wed May 12, 2021 9:01 pm

American Freedom Train with a PA! I like it.
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Re: Doorstop Diesels

Postby rogruth » Wed May 12, 2021 9:18 pm

J. S. Bach wrote:American Freedom Train with a PA! I like it.

Me too!
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Re: Doorstop Diesels

Postby E7 » Thu May 13, 2021 1:58 am

bob turner wrote: "Seaboard" has a wheel off the track.


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Re: Doorstop Diesels

Postby bob turner » Thu May 13, 2021 10:58 am

Yeah. At least you get pictures.
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Re: Doorstop Diesels

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Thu May 13, 2021 12:57 pm

bob turner wrote:Where is Scale Craft Dave?


Out on an ice floe last I heard.........
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Re: Doorstop Diesels

Postby E7 » Thu May 13, 2021 1:01 pm

bob turner wrote:Yeah. At least you get pictures.
Where is Scale Craft Dave?


The wheels being off the track never particularly offended me.....you still got the gist of what was meant to be shown.

Dave stopped posting a while back, and the only time he has posted since was to tell that Woody Matthews had passed away. I suspect he just lost interest. Hope he is doing OK!
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Re: Doorstop Diesels

Postby E7 » Thu May 13, 2021 1:02 pm

Rufus T. Firefly wrote:
bob turner wrote:Where is Scale Craft Dave?


Out on an ice floe last I heard.........


Maybe you should go see if he is OK!
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