Gary's Erie Berkshire is well under way.

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  1. Blake

    Blake Member

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    Gary recently aquired a Fujiama brass Erie Berkshire. Great loco, had an old Pitman DC-71 open frame motor in it. I made a new bracket and mounted a Canon can motor. Runs like a champ now. She is all set for cleaning and painting (just hope I can remember where all of those dang little parts go!!). She will also receive a speaker and plugs for a future sound system.

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  2. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    You may wonder why, since I model the NYC, I bought an Erie Berk. Well, it has always been one of my favorite locos, and Erie has trackage rights on the portion of the JGL I model. Besides, I knew Blake would wet himself when he saw it, what are friends for?
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    jon-monon Active Member

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    Neat! Bet you can't wait for her to come home to daddy, eh, Gary?
  4. Blake

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    Ooops, I wet 'em! Thanks Gary.
  5. Blake

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    These are new photos. Just have to add a little more weathering.

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  6. cidchase

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    That's some fine work, Blake, you guys are awesome!!!

    Just remember to wash your hands after wetting...
  7. spitfire

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    Wow Blake, that is one excellent piece of work!!! I can't believe it's dry-brushing - that dust looks like it was airbrushed on. Amazing!!!!

    Val
  8. interurban

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    Blake,,,,,,,,, That is one wonderful job.
    She looks powerful and ready for work;)
  9. Blake

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    Hey Val, that is the airbrushed weathering, the drybrushing comes next. Thank you all for your kind words, and yes cidchase, I certainly did wash up.
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    That is one piece of beautiful piece of equipment. Great job.

    This is to early in the morning to be posting anything.
    I ment to say

    That is one beautiful piece of equipment.
  11. Drew1125

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    That is some fantastic work Blake!
    :cool: :cool: :cool:
    I've always been envious of the skills of you master modelers!:p ;) :cool: :D
    Thanks for sharing all your projects with us...whatever I lack in skill, I'm never short on inspiration!
    Congrats Gary, on being the proud ownwe of such a beautiful machine!:)
  12. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Aaah nothing like a Berkshire. What a massive hard working locomotive. I sure liked how the Nickel Plate railroad used them. High speed and get the goods to the customer on time. Even the early deisels couldn't compete.
    Very nice work Blake
    Gary this will be a showpiece on your layout
  13. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Blake,
    The pics clearly show why a modelbuilder of Gary's skill, would prefer to have you paint his locomotive. I can't begin to compliment your work with words as highly as Gary already has with actions.
  14. rich maiorano

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    All I can say is ....THATS SWEET.....nice work Blake and Tom...:D :D :D :D Rich
  15. Gary Pfeil

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    Well now, that is coming along nicely! As nice as it looks now, it's nothing compared to how it will look after the drybrushing. And I understand thats done now as well. Its at the point where artistic talent takes over for technical talent that Blakes work really shines. Should be running that baby soon. I can't wait!
  16. Blake

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    Hey Gary, you think you're excited.....

    These guys are even more excited. Heck, Percivil even went out and bought himself a new white hat with red polkadots just for the occasion.

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  17. Gary Pfeil

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    Wow, They look great! See ya tomorrow.

    Gary
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    :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
    Where's the pic's of the finished Berk?
    Marty
  19. belg

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    Hey Blake how come I only see the dreaded red X in the six pictures in the middle are they on railimages?
  20. jmarksbery

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    That's all I see also :(