Here is my new decapod

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  1. toptrain1

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    ***** The Kitbashed Decapod *****

    The boiler is of a British desige. The sand dome is from a Tyco 2-8-0. The pilot is from a Backmann PRR K4, as is the cab. The tender is a Backmann. It has been modified for tender pickup. Bowser axels and wipers are added, also my own style of quick connect for the transfer of power from the tender to the motor is added. The drive is a modified Tyco 2-8-0, the smoke unit and excentrick is removed and a Tyco 0-4-0 gear added. The motor is from standard tyco steamer. The bell is Athearn. A new sand dome has been added. This has been cut out of a TYCO 2-8-0 bioler. The headlight is a Bowser/Selly. The boiler front is from a Model Power pacific.
    frank

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  2. platypus1217

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    The loco looks nice, one of a kind. What a color!
  3. nachoman

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    A total frankenstein! I love it!
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    The loco is painted to match the Bachmann tender. The green is very close to a forest green. I will dullcoat it to tame down the reflections.
    frank
  5. Triplex

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    The typical British Belpaire finds an American use. The only thing that stands out as wrong is the forward frame/pilot area. That curved "sweep" to the sides isn't normal in America, and certainly not on the PRR. I guess this would be an "I2"?

    The green's much brighter than PRR green, but this is clearly a tourist engine, and meant to be flashier.

    And don't think I don't notice the German 4-6-4T behind it. Is that going to be Americanized too?
  6. modelsof1900

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    toptrain1,
    a very nice kitbashing, I think model is N-scale?
    However it must be an HO-model when I read the list of parts, or?

    Triplex,
    I'm wondering about your sight to this picture. I have not seen this German loco behind.
    And I'm wondering a lot more about your correct classification of this loco as a 4-6-4T model (class 62). A really good knowledge about German locos. I'm very surprised! Congratulation! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    Bernhard
  7. toptrain1

    toptrain1 Member

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    reply for new decapod

    This is a HO locomotive. The Loco behind is a Liliput hudson (4-6-4)tanker, of which I have two. It is now a Jersey Central Lines 4-6-4t. It is just out their working away. The Decapod loco is green to match the tender, which is a stock Bachmann. The Pennsylvania is added, all else Bachmann has done. It will be dullcoated. The Pennsylvania railroad had a long history of borrowing or leasing other railroads locomotive to evaluate then and look for ways to improve their locomotives. I am just expanding a little on what was reality. Who knows it may of happened.
    frank

    Here is a photo of the Liliput Hudson tanker with some detail changes.

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  8. Triplex

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    Oh. I think you've posted that one before.
  9. toptrain1

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    Fan of Conrail... also transition-era PRR, 70s Santa Fe, BN and SP, 70s-80s eastern CN, pre-merger-era UP, heavy electric operations in general, modern EFVM and Brazilian railroads in general... why bother trying to list them all?

    triplex : I may have posted that photo twice (#223), but what is all that. I don't do Conrail. 70s Santa Fe, BN and SP, 70s-80s eastern CN, pre-merger-era UP, heavy electric operations in general, modern EFVM and Brazilian railroads in general. Are not my bag. Transition-era PRR, sound good but I don't think I've done anything their. If true,I'll be 63 soon so you can chauk it all up to a senior moment.
    frank AK-toptrain
  10. Triplex

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    I meant that loco - I don't think I've seen that specific picture before.

    The rest is my signature, not part of the message.
  11. toptrain1

    toptrain1 Member

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    I2 not quite right.

  12. 5450pete

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    I really like it! I have been comtemplating some kind of kitbash for a Reading-like semi-streamlined Pacific or a Delaware & Hudson locomotive. I really like the looks of it and how you went about building it. How did you add the extra axle to the driver line-up? Was this a 2-80 with a plastic or metal frame?

    Best regards,
    Pete
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    the Decapod drive

    The drive is a modified Tyco 2-8-0, the smoke unit and excentrick is removed and a Tyco 0-4-0 gear added. The motor is from standard tyco steamer. A extension is added for the 5th axel. It is made from a bearing on a MU2 drive.

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  14. stockholm syndrome

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    Looks really cool indeed. :)
  15. Mountain Man

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    That is a fine looking machine! :thumb: