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#1 k-59

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 06:07

So Shapeways was having a free shipping sale and this was enough inducement for me to buy these two fine models from Damin Keenan. And then since I needed a chassis for the steeplecab, I went and ordered it plus a loop of Tomix track including some tram pieces from Japan. Still waiting on the later order, but the prints came: IMG_20170928_172523.jpg  IMG_20170928_172536.jpg IMG_20170928_172558.jpg

 

Since the photos I've given them a soak to take the wax off. I"m probably going paint the steeplecab orange with a black roof. Still consider options for the RPO but leaning to Pullman green. 

 

Well for now I'm just planning to set the track up on my work bench, but hopefully soon I'll have some space for a proper micro, and eventually something bigger.   


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Posted 30 September 2017 - 20:02

K 59

 

Very nice indeed.

 

I had heard somewhere that the steeple cab loco chassis had limited pulling power, so would be interested to see how you get on when it's up and running.

 

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Nick



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Posted 01 October 2017 - 01:31

K 59

 

Very nice indeed.

 

I had heard somewhere that the steeple cab loco chassis had limited pulling power, so would be interested to see how you get on when it's up and running.

 

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Nick

Wouldn't be surprised considering it is designed much more for the toy train category. Luckily, being from the midwest I have no interest in grades and I don't plan to have a need for it to pull much more than 5 cars. So it shouldn't be a limiting factor for me at least.



#4 Mike Kieran

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 00:30

They never pulled that many cars anyway.

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 02:26

They never pulled that many cars anyway.

Yeah, the prototype only produced 560 HP. And I can't recall reading about trains much longer than 25 cars ever. So if the model can pull 5 I'd call that about right. 














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