A few more loco's from the paint shop.

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Ray Marinaccio, Nov 13, 2005.

  1. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    I finished a few loco projects as well as painting the frames of 14 MDC car kits for my son.
    Here's a look at the locos.

    The first is a plastic Hobbytown RS3 dummy.
    I added the pilot details, wire grab irons on the hoods, installed the dual headlights, relocated the exhaust stack and repainted it.
    I still need to install windows after the paint cures a bit.

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  2. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    This is an Atlas O scale Plymouth WDT.
    I regeared, remotored (a hair drier motor), added KD couplers and filled in the pilot opening, added the coupler lift bars and grab irons on the cab, then painted the chassis.

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  3. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    This is a remotored Tyco Chattanooga 2-8-0.
    I fabricated a worm drive and mounted a motor from a CD-ROM drive in the cab to replace the drive in the tender. Electrical pickups were added to all 8 drivers.
    I added pickups to a shorter tender from another Tyco locomotive that fits the locomotive better.
    The smoke box front, the bell and bracket are scratch-built and the pilot was moved back 3/16" before repainting.

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  4. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    You've done some nice work there, Ray. It's always good to know that there are others out there making nice models out of stuff that less skilled modellers consider unuseable. In particular, the Tyco looks better proportioned with the change to the pilot. Does it run as good as it looks? I was also not aware that Hobbytown made plastic bodies. Nice smooth paint job, but I'm surprised that you didn't end up powering this one too, or is that a project for the future?
  5. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    Thanks Wayne.
    The 2-8-0 runs great. I have used the CD drive motors in a few other locos with good results. The electrical pickups on all the wheels except the pilot wheels and added weight in the boiler makes a big difference too.
    I didn't know Hobbytown made plastic bodies until I found this one at a train show. It even had the original box. Only paid $2 for it.
    If I find a Hobbytown drive for it I will power it, in the meantime I will MU it.
  6. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Excellent work, Ray!

    :thumb: :cool: :cool: :thumb:
  7. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Great stuff Ray, I'd expect no less from you and you never disappoint.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  8. Marxed

    Marxed Member

    very awsome! hairdryer motors and cd drive motors!?! now thats i'mpressive!
  9. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Nice work Ray!! Love the RS3...betcha didn't know! :)
  10. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    Thanks everyone.
    I had a feeling you would like the RS3 Ralph. I have an RS11 that I am working on that you'll like too.
  11. TrainClown

    TrainClown Member


    TrainClown ;)

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