Train is finished

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Train is finished

Postby cbrew » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:50 am

I just wanted to share that the train is finally on the rails.
I still need to finish the details and brakes, i currently only have operating brakes on the two baggage cars. just need to roll each car into the shop one at a time to finish the details.
Two baggage cars, four coaches and the observation.
Finished Train.jpg
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Re: Train is finished

Postby Builder01 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:09 am

Beautiful! What gauge?

David

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Re: Train is finished

Postby cbrew » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:56 am

Thank you, the cars not super detailed, they are not intended to be the center of attn.. but they do look the part.
this is 1.6 scale (7.5 inch)

I shot this using a new action camera, i was having wifi connection issues between my phone and the camera. when the connection would drop it would stop recording. so i did not get a lot of video. but here is what was able to get.
i had my 7 cars plus the two i built for the club. it was a heavy train to start on damp rail :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s63Dm0Pbbb8&t
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Re: Train is finished

Postby SteveM » Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:09 pm

A train is NEVER finished, but yours looks really nice!

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Re: Train is finished

Postby KarlKobel » Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:42 pm

That is such a wonderful feeling, great work!

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Re: Train is finished

Postby dwilloughby » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:27 pm

Chris,
Wondering what is the weight of each car? Good looking consists.

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Re: Train is finished

Postby cbrew » Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:02 pm

SteveM wrote:A train is NEVER finished, but yours looks really nice!

Steve

very true, but i am finished when it comes to adding cars. :) I will need a larger trailer if i continue adding :)
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Re: Train is finished

Postby cbrew » Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:08 pm

dwilloughby wrote:Chris,
Wondering what is the weight of each car? Good looking consists.

the bodies are built from 16 gauge steel. they way i can man handle them, i would be surprised if the bodies are more then 50 lbs. the roof is maybe 25 lbs. and the trucks are likely 40 lbs each. but this is just a guess,
i did make it a point to keep them as lite as possible with out using aluminium.
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Re: Train is finished

Postby cbrew » Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:12 pm

Thanks for the kind words, they look good behind the "Dismal" also
here are my cars with the two coaches i built for the club.
dismal.jpg
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Re: Train is finished

Postby Bill C » Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:14 pm

Chris,

That is looking great, congratulations! I liked the video, too. What a beautiful location!

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Re: Train is finished

Postby NP317 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:37 am

Beautiful Train, Chris.
I still have dreams of double-headed Ten Wheelers.
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Re: Train is finished

Postby NP317 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:39 am

Sorry. I double-headed my post...
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I removed the double post :) brew


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