B&M R-1-a 4-8-2

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by absnut, Jan 26, 2004.

  1. absnut

    absnut Member

    I finally got my hands on some Dullcoat and finished my B&M cabeese. Then being a little disappointed in how "light" the Spectrum Mountain turned out to be (not disapointed in the loco itself!), I took other measures to bash a loco I had planned to bash with the Spectrum loco, a B&M R-1-a (or d). Lacking the necessary centipede tender, I began work on an R-1-a using a decent running Bachmann Northern as the base and a left -over 12 wheel tender from the parts box. I had hoped to have it done by tonight but, several minor problems requiring a little thought cropped up and delayed the finish. However, it is beginning to look like (but not exactly) the loco I wanted to have pulling my varnish. I'll add the finishing touches as the week goes on.

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  2. Arlaghan

    Arlaghan Member

    Looking good! Let's see some progress soon! :D

    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    *Ahem* if you still aren't happy with it, I know where it can find a nice warm home - away from all that snow! :p :rolleyes:
  3. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:


    :wave: :wave: :wave:
  4. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    What Jon said.......and one more:thumb: .
    :cool: :cool:
  5. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Good job on the loco absnut
    Just love steam
  6. philip

    philip Guest

    Lookin good! I wonder what would be in that varnish??:D :D

    philip :thumb:

    workin it!!
  7. absnut

    absnut Member

    I put most of the finishing touches on it this week-end. Will have to examine photos of the prototype to find more "necessary" details.:p I used grimy black paint on it in places but, unfortunately, under the flash, it comes out looking quite gray so, I'll have to tone that down a bit. In normal light, it looks, well, er... normal.

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  8. absnut

    absnut Member

    Another view:

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  9. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    :thumb: :wave: :cool: :p ;) :D :) :D :p :cool: :wave: :thumb:

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