M-32 Doodlebug

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  1. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    On May 19th I started to take apart my Union Pacific M-32 Doodlebug. I decided it needed a new paint job so I took it completely apart. I am starting out with a primer coat. I have to touch it up in a few places but other than that it turned out great.

    2 Hrs after painting
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    Underneath
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    Sitting On The Body
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    This view shows after the top of the stacks were taken off and with the pantograph just sitting there.

    Top View
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    The other day before I started anything I removed the stacks completly. I drilled the hole for the screw that will hold the pantograph on top. Here are pictures to show you how far I got.

    Over All View.
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    Top View
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    Side View
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    This little project will be on hold for a week as I am leaving saturday to go to the beach with the girlfriend and her family. Once I get back I will continue to work on this and get it completed.
  2. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

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    A pantograph? What are you converting it to?
  3. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Hi Matthew! Looking good so far but I too was surprised by the pantograph. Is your line converting to overheard wiring?
    Ralph
  4. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Thanks Ralph. I am going to make a section of the layout overhead wiring. I know I am modeling the Chessie System but the juice jack bug bit me.:mrgreen: It will be used in the urban areas of the layout once I get it up and running.:rolleyes:
  5. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Very cool! I often wish I'd made room for a little section of the Northeast corridor on my layout so I could at least have a GG-1 run by on a short visible segment from staging to staging. I understand that when the juice jack bug bites its irresitable! :)
    Ralph
  6. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Yeah it is. I also have a GG1 just waiting to stretch her wheels out.:mrgreen: Once this doodlebug is completed it will be lashed up with a coach car and a observation car.:mrgreen: Got to move the people around the layout.:mrgreen:
  7. Isambard

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    Looking good! It appears as if you stripped the original paint scheme before priming. What did you use as stripper?
  8. soat204

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    Yea, Ive been looking into a good stripper for when i start repainting
    Let us know!
  9. myltlpny

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