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by fresnojay
Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:53 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.
Replies: 92
Views: 22383

Re: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.

Ok just a brief follow up from my last post. All grabs painted. Holes drilled in cab. And the new steps installed after a week of cure time.

Jason
by fresnojay
Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.
Replies: 92
Views: 22383

Re: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.

Just about finished the marking and drilling of the grabs on the cab. Also have been painting the grabs as I finish using them for the marking/drilling guides as they are ever so slightly different since they were all hand made without a jig. Hope to install them come friday or saturday.

Jason
by fresnojay
Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.
Replies: 92
Views: 22383

Re: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.

Chooch, This is where I do take great pride in saying. No jig and no heat was used. All pieces were pre-measured, cut, and carefully hand bent in a vise at the pre-measured marks to ensure equal bends and lengths. I will admit there were a few rejects during the process from not paying attention to ...
by fresnojay
Sun Sep 14, 2014 12:53 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.
Replies: 92
Views: 22383

Re: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.

Another day in the garage resulted in a full set of grabs for the boxcab ready to paint and mount. Hope to get the stirrups completed while the paint is curing on the grabs.

Jason
by fresnojay
Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: electric drive on the cheap?
Replies: 43
Views: 7951

Re: electric drive on the cheap?

Mike in my boxcab which uses a 500w motor. The 25 got warm so I went with the 50 for headroom.

Jason
by fresnojay
Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.
Replies: 92
Views: 22383

Re: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.

Thanks for the kind words Chooch. I have drawings for a muffler on top. Just need to get to that point. Tackling the little stuff like the grabs, steps, and stirrups. After that the cut levers and muffler will follow. Windows will be one of the last items as I don't want to risk damaging them while ...
by fresnojay
Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.
Replies: 92
Views: 22383

Re: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.

So spent the weekend finishing up the painting and assembly of the cab and chassis. Over all I am happy with the outcome.

Now working on the steps, grabs, stirrups, etc. At this point which is the quitting point for today I have completed 1 set of 2 door grabs.

Jason
by fresnojay
Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.
Replies: 92
Views: 22383

Re: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.

Painting has halted for the weekend as its now time to let everything dry and setup before moving on to the main colors for the cab and roof. Doors and headlight are done and are what colors they will be.

Jason
by fresnojay
Sun Aug 17, 2014 2:08 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.
Replies: 92
Views: 22383

Re: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.

I never liked the arrangement of the speakers. Also the amp that was in the loco was just not up to par for powering the sound system. So that was changed and requires a complete rearranging of the rest of the internals. So as a result a small vertical tower speaker box was made and the new 400W amp...
by fresnojay
Sat Aug 16, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.
Replies: 92
Views: 22383

Re: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.

So wanted to post a little update. After 2 meets and a few transportation issues. I have decided that I was not happy with the arrangement inside the cab. So I have started the updating and painting of the cab. Also installation of a headlight. Going to be working on it all weekend. Here are a few p...
by fresnojay
Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:57 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: electric drive on the cheap?
Replies: 43
Views: 7951

Re: electric drive on the cheap?

Mike,
I have something that I can help you out with and have it on hand. It will take care of your entire controller needs. Hand unit and controller. PM me if you are interested. I will be at the NG meet next weekend and can bring it too so free delivery ;-) .

Jason
by fresnojay
Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:55 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Postwar Bob's wife attacked on Highway...
Replies: 10
Views: 2792

Re: Postwar Bob's wife attacked on Highway...

OMG!!! That is horrible. There is a special place for people like that. Hope she recovers speedily. Best wishes to them both.

Jason