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Old 19th December 2007, 11:57   #1
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Hello,

some days ago, I started to kitbash my 2"-scaled 0-4-0 Koppel-type live steamer into a 0-4-4 logging and shortline Forney.

This is where I started ->


And this is the actual progress.


I hope I can finish the endbeams and cab deck this evening. I just set the boiler to the top of the chassic to check the balance and dimensions.

More photos are posted here => http://www.gerds-modellbahn.de/BCL/F...Bau/131207.htm

Will be continued.

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Old 20th December 2007, 12:31   #2
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I like that kitbash lots.
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Old 20th December 2007, 12:40   #3
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Hello,

thanks for your comment.
Here are two new shots taken yesterday with the new progress. I hope I can finish work on the chassic tomorrow.


This is the old cab. The new wooden cab will be 3cm lower then the old one and more us-style.



Bye bye, Gerd
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Quite a project . I love seeing your trains.

Good railroadin', . . . . .
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Hello,

I've added the steps and handrails to the endbeams and laminated a secound layer of plywood to the cab floor yesterday.

Gerd


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Old 22nd December 2007, 23:51   #6
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Is there a reason you are using wood in this rebuild rather than metal? I would have thought it would be stronger, last longer and be more resistant to transport damage in metal.

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Old 23rd December 2007, 08:56   #7
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Hi Steve,

wood is the only material, that can be used to model real wood ...
And many prototypes locomotives in the logging and shortline scene have wooden endbeams and cabs. Take a look on the early SR&RL Forneys for example.

The other point is, that working and scratching with wood is easier then with metal.

BTW.: My secound locomotive, a small 0-4-0 Dieselswitcher, is completely scratchbuild out of plywood and has no damage since it was build 5 years ago.

Gerd
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Hello all,

last weekend, I was very busy in my workshop and spend approx 20 hours on my steamer. The result is a 95% finished Forney.






There are some Handrails missing and two water pipes, lettering and some other small stuff. Also the riding/water car needs some work.

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you have got to love a wood cab,great looking work there Gerd.
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How heavy is that loco? I mean it looks pretty heavy to me and I wonder how you move it around.
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