Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Ray Marinaccio, Sep 4, 2003.
Steel steam pipes replaced the broken plastic ones and a new smoke stack was fabricated.
Repairs began on the cab support.
A bell was turned on the lathe from a peice of 1/8" brass rod. If you look closely you can see that the inside is also cut out. At the rim it is .080" dia.
This photo may give you an idea just how small it really is.
Ray,, that must be very satisfying work my friend.
I know I love it when my megar attempts gets one of my pieces running again.
Thanks for sharing your love of restoration.
HEY RAY how are your eyes after that ........now thats craftsmanship if I ever seen it nice work Rich
It's a locky engine repair shop that has you on board!
That is some fantastic workmanship!!
Thanks Chris, Rich And Charlie. Yea, I was a little cross-eyed for a while after making the bell. A strong magnifying glass helped a little.
This photo shows the new bell bracket and the fabricated steps from the pilot to the running board. (the one on the right of the photo)
I cured the gear noise with a few shims on the worm shaft. Runs a lot smoother now , still haven't pulled any cars yet.
This photo shows the smoke box modifications in progress.
The tender steps were fabricated with super-glue gell over a wire frame.
Some of the molded on details were removed and replaced with steel wire.
Some modifications were done to the headlight
This photo shows some of the pilot modifications.
I left the coupler mounted to the truck because of the tight curves on the layout. I may lower the tender and body mount the coupler at a later date.
I've got some paint on it, won't be long now.
The painting is completed and is ready to be assembled.
Pickups were added to the outer axles of the tender.
And the moment I've been waiting for.
The other side.
A close up.
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