Ginko Bay RR Piledriver

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Locobreath, Feb 19, 2005.

  1. Locobreath

    Locobreath Member

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    Here are a couple of shots of my piledriver. It is scratchbuilt except for the disconnect trucks (Kaydee). I don't know if the railroads mounted them on trucks but I've seen other modelers do it. It makes for a more dramatic picture.

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  2. Locobreath

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    Ginko Bay RR Piledriver (second pic)

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  3. Locobreath

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    Ginko Bay RR Piledriver (third pic)

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  4. Locobreath

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    Ginko Bay RR Piledriver (fourth pic)

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  5. Marxed

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    thats beyond amasing, good job
  6. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    A true work of art. The detailing is amazing. What scale is it LB?
  7. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

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    Looks really good. Did you scratch the steam engien as well? Actually it looks almost identical to the one I'm scratching right now, using plans in the Sept 76' issue of Model railroad craftsman.
  8. NYC-BKO

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    Very, very nice, great job!!:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  9. SAL Comet

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    Very cool Enjay
  10. Locobreath

    Locobreath Member

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    Thanks for the kind words everyone.

    Matthyro: It's HO.

    Glen: It may have been from plans in the MRC you mentioned. I don't really remember - I built it over twenty years ago. The boiler is made of a wood dowel and a plastic straw. Several odds and ends from my parts bin and two or three small brass details were also used.
  11. TrainClown

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    I am impressed! You did a wonderful job.

    TrainClown ;)
  12. Nscalemodeler

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    That is indeed a wonderful work of art. I hope that someday I can find the time and patience to build items of that quality!!!:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  13. G Pfeifer

    G Pfeifer New Member

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    Pile Driver

    Locobreath;
    Very nice work, I built one in "N" scale several months back. Had a Line drawing from the White Pass & Yukon RR shops to work from. They had built it in 1901 using an old flatcar as the base. Their drawing has the flat car, with no front coupler, then a swiveling base for the pike driver so that it can swing approx 30 degrees left and right.
    The way that yours is set up, the front coupler is in the way of the pile driver(?) and it can drive piles only straight forward of the car(?).

    George
  14. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    "The way that yours is set up, the front coupler is in the way of the pile driver(?) and it can drive piles only straight forward of the car(?)."

    That's the beauty of using the disconnect trucks, once on site the truck under the business end can be moved back out of the way, depending on the reach needed.
    Pete
  15. Locobreath

    Locobreath Member

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    Thanks everyone for your comments.

    nscale modeler: It was a fun model to build. It looks much more difficult than it really is.

    GPeifer: Sumpter250 is right.The disconnect trucks, I believe, were used to transport the derrick. They could be removed or moved (under the chasis) any time it was in use.
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  17. Glen Haasdyk

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    LB,
    What did you use to make the hammer?
  18. Locobreath

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    Glen: The hammer was carved from a piece of basswood then painted silver. I used some pastel chalks for rust and dirt but the lighting for the pic was very bright so it washed out the weathering.

    G.Pfeifer: I never saw one that was made out of a flat car. It's real nice. Like it.