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by senorgilamonster
Fri May 18, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 229
Views: 48097

Re: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust

what could possibly go wrong?
by senorgilamonster
Wed May 16, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 229
Views: 48097

Re: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust

1st Test Run on Saturday at Kitsap Live Steamers. IF it stays on the tracks reliably I will take 4 days out of my remaining build schedule to go to the TM Narrow Gauge meet. I will probably have to re-gear after the test run - TBD. Everything that NEEDS to be there under the superstructure is done. ...
by senorgilamonster
Tue May 15, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 229
Views: 48097

Re: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust

first a good shot of the prototype louvers
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and a 'shopped image with the prototype door and the HD louver behind it
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by senorgilamonster
Tue May 15, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 229
Views: 48097

Re: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust

I looked very closely at the photos. The louvers doors have a cut out. The louvers are set behind that cut out - no part of the louvers extends in front of the door. This actually simplifies the issue. I am going to use an HVAC return grill and mount it to the inside of the door - viola - no pain. I...
by senorgilamonster
Mon May 14, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 229
Views: 48097

Re: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust

No, 75%.

RkCarGuy - sorry, I was referring to the big mystery hump:
by senorgilamonster
Mon May 14, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 229
Views: 48097

Re: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust

I've decided that IF I want the cab roof 100% authentic, I will have to make a negative mold and fiberglass. I am relatively certain that I will make the battery box out of glass too. In other news, my eldest son came over Saturday and we fixed and fired up the MIG welder. It had the wrong tips on i...
by senorgilamonster
Fri May 11, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 229
Views: 48097

Re: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust

In keeping with prototyping parts out of wood before butchering $100 pieces of metal, I mocked up most of the hood today. IF I can get the running gear working reliably next week, it will probably stay wood through the TM Narrow Gauge meet, but spray painted.
by senorgilamonster
Thu May 10, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 229
Views: 48097

Re: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust

For the first time I assembled the >100 pieces of the 2 trucks and put the frame on top of them. I also ran the assembly for 13 feet. It didn't stay on the firing strip track, but hopefully it will do better on real rails... I could't resist pulling the caboose out of storage and taking a photos of ...
by senorgilamonster
Thu May 10, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2 1/2" Scale Flat Car - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 19
Views: 7735

Re: 2 1/2" Scale Flat Car - Triennial or Bust

My sweetheart gave the flat car a second coat of paint. We then gave it a number and painted the edge of the decking black. What a difference:
by senorgilamonster
Thu May 10, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 229
Views: 48097

Re: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust

but...your doing Grand Scale
by senorgilamonster
Wed May 09, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 229
Views: 48097

Re: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust

The drive mechanism has given me fits. But, I got it assembled and running. It sounds horrific - like an old 1950's washing machine on its last leg. Part of this is due to testing it upside down, so the slave chain was dragging against the motor - that will rectify itself when I flip it over and gra...
by senorgilamonster
Tue May 08, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 229
Views: 48097

Re: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust

Necessity is the mother of invention: No milling machine - No problem. I wanted to slot the tops of the pillow blocks for the edge of the equalizer bar to fit into. Problem - no milling machine (more of a milling skills problem). So. I made a jig to hold the blocks and act as a fence for the 4 1/2" ...