Scratch Built Cherry Valley Tank Engine

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Dave Harris, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. Dave Harris

    Dave Harris Member

    As I'm getting out railroad stuff long in storage I'm coming across a few I built over the years.
    This is a Tank engine I built on a modified Mantua 0-6-0 chassis.
    I had been given the engine needing a motor, & the clear view tender had a crack. I remembered a plan in Locomotive Cyclopedia for a Cherry Valley Tank engine. I Had just finished building a couple of bending machines . These were like the one Micro-mark sells , the reason I built them is a friend had seen one , liked it BUT, as Micro Marks is only 2 inches wide he was wanting one a lot wider, so I made a couple 4 inches wide.
    I decided to see how well my new machine could roll a boiler, planning to perhaps roll one & then give the whole mess to a friend to finish.
    Well, after the boiler was done, I decided to at least cut out a cab for him , before I knew it I had fallen in love with the little beast & decided to finish it . Also needing to slow the loco down , it was a speed demon, I made a 2 to 1 reduction gear box to go in it. The pictures show it without the motor as I am now getting a Swiss instrument motor for it .
    I see that the headlight & a step have come off in storage , no problem I'll make new ones.
    I think I will order a Badger sand blaster at the LHS tomorrow, more brass polish residue all over after trying to clean it up.
    Heres some pics of it & the bender that started it all!.:eek:

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  2. Dave Harris

    Dave Harris Member

    Used my six pics before I got to the Engine! Here they are. I just noticed one hand rail has slid out of place! Nuts !! Next time I'll solder them in!

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  3. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    That is EXCELLENT work. I've got one that is in process, and I can only hope it turns out this well.


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