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Toy costruction #87: diesel locomotive 2.5

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Blog entry by htl posted 07-29-2016 10:44 PM 1103 reads 1 time favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here’s where I left yesterday, need to fill in that big hole.

Took me a couple a tries before I came up with something I could live with.

After every part was glued on I would sand it with the disk sander to keep everything flush and even.

The nose and cabin aren’t glued up here just checking if it looks right and what needs to be do next.

The nose, cabin, and engine are all glued up but not to the base.
Going to be working on the hand rails, something I’ve never done before and not really interested in but it sure will make the train look right.
I may chicken out and not build them, if there’s any way around it I would.

Now on to the wheels.

Then on to the sanding station that you’ve all seen before so.

Once I get the wheels done and the steps made we’ll see what’s needed.
O! and I can’t forget the big fuel tank between the wheels.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.



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ralbuck

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#1 posted 07-29-2016 11:11 PM

Looking great!

Think about using Schist-Kabob- bamboo skewers for the hand rails—might work.

Grocery store—or Dollar Tree item.

-- just rjR

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JoeinGa

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#2 posted 07-30-2016 12:22 AM

I’m not a “train expert” but in looking at the area I marked in red…. 2 things come to mind.

1. Shouldn’t the side windows be bigger ( maybe “taller” is better word) because I remember seeing trains go by where the engineer is leaning out the window and I could almost see down to his waist.

2. The small window that faces towards the front of the train. Isnt that supposed to be a door?

Again, not trying to be nit-picking, just brainstorming some ideas at you.




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LittleBlackDuck

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#3 posted 07-30-2016 01:41 AM

Coming on well. Next to the “knobs”, I do like your “extensive” use of kerfs… adds another dimension of detail.

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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htl

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#4 posted 07-30-2016 01:46 AM

Hey Joe you ever see a house built where the doors and windows went up before the walls. LOL

And one more question did your mom give you a new red pen to play with. lol

Joe go back and look at the plans, I still need to add steps to get up into the big cabin through the door so he can look out the big window, there’s also doors under the windows to be added.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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htl

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#5 posted 07-30-2016 01:52 AM

Ducky those kerfs are supposed to be screens where the air can be sucked in or out for the fans, I think?
Wouldn’t be surprised if there isn’t radiators in there too, that’s it their radiators. LOL.

I want to put the kerfing on the nose as well but will stop myself.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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WhoMe

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#6 posted 07-30-2016 04:04 AM

So, what diesel are you modeling it after. From the nose, it looks like am older one like a sd-45 and not a more modern one like a current generation ES-44-AC or sd-70.
You going to make a 5 chime air horn for the top too? That will be a challenge.
Looking good so far, can’t wait to see it finished.

So, what is the next project. A UP big boy??? Hehe

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies, the wall gets in the way AAANNNDDD table saws BITE my fingers!!!.. - Mike -

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htl

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#7 posted 07-30-2016 04:52 AM

I really know nothing about trains just have always liked the diesel engine in norm marshall’s toy book and have never made it despite having his book for 35 years or more, so it was about time.
This will be my last engine may need to build a couple a cars to go with it.

The name on the plan file is sd40-2.gif
So it’s probable a sd40. ???

Wouldn’t having 5 fans make it a bigger engine than one with just 3????

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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crowie

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#8 posted 07-30-2016 05:00 AM

That’s certainly looking the real deal…well done.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#9 posted 07-30-2016 09:38 AM

Your sandpaper is getting dull Bruce, but despide that thanks for sharing your building progress.

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#10 posted 07-30-2016 09:44 AM

Toot Toot !!

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htl

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#11 posted 07-30-2016 02:00 PM

Ya! that cherry really burns if you don’t keep the paper changed.
The paper for the 12” drum sander doesn’t seem to hold up long,may need to try some there other than Harbor Freight for better quality.
The problem there is the shipping would probably buy the paper.
So note taken change the paper you tight wad. LOL

If I remember right, you get yours for free some how???
It’s not fair it’s just not fair. LOL

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LittleBlackDuck

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#12 posted 07-30-2016 02:05 PM



Ya! that cherry really burns if you don t keep the paper changed.

- htl


And to think I thought you were surrendering to your dark side and painting it black...

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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htl

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#13 posted 07-30-2016 02:12 PM

Joe is this what your talking about.
See how I still need to make a step up and some doors.
I think you’ve made a good point but it sure hurts to be shown it.
Why is it we get so sensitive about our builds.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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WhoMe

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#14 posted 07-30-2016 02:47 PM

Thought the good looked like an old sd diesel.
Cool stuff. Looking forward to the finished product.

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies, the wall gets in the way AAANNNDDD table saws BITE my fingers!!!.. - Mike -

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htl

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#15 posted 07-30-2016 03:54 PM

Ya! that cherry really burns if you don t keep the paper changed.

- htl

And to think I thought you were surrendering to your dark side and painting it black...

- LittleBlackDuck

Ducky that black car showed me you can hardly take pictures of them, that black just doesn’t show up and really brings out the dings in a project.
I did think to black out the train but no.
The Ford did turn out ok but just prefer the wood.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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