Building a Veranda

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Broken Knuckle
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Building a Veranda

Post by Broken Knuckle » Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:19 pm

Hello, my name is Jeff, I'm a 40 year tool and die maker, retired. Wanting to build a 1.6 scale UP Veranda but, I'm having problems finding a good set of drawings for it. If anyone has a link or a contact, it would be appreciated. Spent the last week at Train Mountain with friends and had a blast. Going back in September for another meet. Talked to a lot of people about drawings but came up empty handed. Did buy a set of plans and casting for a shay. That will be a project for another day. Thank you.
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Re: Building a Veranda

Post by NP317 » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:06 pm

By "Veranda", are you referring to the U.P. gas turbine locomotives with the "Veranda" body recesses?
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Re: Building a Veranda

Post by Broken Knuckle » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:11 pm

Yes. Second generation GTEL, 4500hp with the outside walkway. Numbers 61 through 75.
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Re: Building a Veranda

Post by NP317 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:37 am

That should be an unusual and excellent project.
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Re: Building a Veranda

Post by SteveM » Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:12 pm

For those of us not familiar with the engine, can you post a picture?

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Re: Building a Veranda

Post by Kimball McGinley » Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:15 pm

I found this picture on Trainorders.
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Re: Building a Veranda

Post by Pontiacguy1 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:48 pm

Weren't those the turbine engines? Didn't they call those "big Blows" or am I thinking of something else? The 4 trucks look like that on the turbine engines, but I didn't remember them having that walkway. I found a couple of pictures on the web, though. If I recall correctly, the tank right behind the locomotive was the fuel tank, because they used a LOT of fuel!
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Re: Building a Veranda

Post by Pontiacguy1 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:49 pm

another.
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Re: Building a Veranda

Post by Kimball McGinley » Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:17 pm

I think the veranda was only on one side, right?

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Re: Building a Veranda

Post by Broken Knuckle » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:11 pm

There were three generations of GTEL. The Second generation had a walk way down both sides because it was so noisy inside. That's where it got it's name the Veranda. I have read that the original design called for a double end cab design. The four AAR type "B" trucks on a bolster is going to be a challenge on 7.5 gauge track. Going to start on the trucks and work my way up.
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Re: Building a Veranda

Post by Pontiacguy1 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:21 am

Are you going to reproduce the tank car as well? That would be cool.

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Re: Building a Veranda

Post by Broken Knuckle » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:14 pm

Pontiacguy1 wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:21 am
Are you going to reproduce the tank car as well? That would be cool.
I will build the tanker car. Somehow I need to build a seat into it and still make it look good. If I sit behind the tanker car, that's a long ways back in order to see the points on a switch.
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