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Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by shaygetz, Aug 31, 2003.
Shay that is a really neat little "critter"! Great work!
Thanks Tyson, it's the only locomotive project I'll let my beloved refer to as "cute". Now its painted and heading to the Pastel Weathering Division of the B&MC shops.
In this shot you can just make out the gauges, throttle and brake lever. Honest, things are not as crooked on this thing in person as they appear to be in the photos.
Always gotta have a three-quarter view...
Nice and dusty from her usual run as a quarry goat, "Lil' Sparky" awaits her next assignment running ballast for the shop area. The maintenance crew, looking at her size, are wondering whether to pull a train or make coffee with her. Weathering was done with chalks and drybrushing.
Actually, they were. I found the boiler was touching the frame in a way that arched the body. A little corrective trimming got things right. Here's another shot overhead.
A size comparison with a standard 9v battery.
This one was a blast to build. I've always wanted to build as small an operating locomotive as I could in HO and am patting myself on the back profusely as I type Thanks for all the comments. Now it's time to build some freight cars and at least one open air tour car...
It is a real beaut shaygetz
You have done a marvellous job creating this fine looking loco. It should be a showpiece on your layout.
Thanks, Robin, I especially appreciate it coming from a prolific builder like you. It is easily my best kitbash yet and I'm really pleased with how well it resembles the one that wowed me into the hobby all those years ago. My beloved wife thinks it's "cute" but my Cab-forward and Shay, having been bumped back a row in the display case, aren't impressed.