My First HO scale Loco!!!!

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by davidmbedard, Feb 17, 2004.

  1. davidmbedard

    davidmbedard Member

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    Here is my first attempt at an HO scale loco. I chose the MDC shay because I felt I needed a challange. I built the kit according to the "How to Build MDC shay" book. I replaced the motor with an A-line and installed an NCE decoder.

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    Sorry bout the weathering :) Thats the way I like it.

    This loco is based off of the freelance railroad!

    Runs like a champ but not as quiet as some of them new-fangled bachman offerings. Still runs great.
  2. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    Looks good David,:thumb:
  3. Lightbender

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    Well done Dave, do we get to see her in action soon? Please don't apologise for the fine weathering job.
  4. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    David,
    That's nothing to be a-shay-med of!! :D :D :D
    Nice work!!
  5. Fred_M

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    Looks shay-tastic. FRED
  6. TomPM

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    Great job!:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: You have got one fine looking locomotive there.
  7. shamus

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    Hi David, the weathering is fine, don't let anyone tell you otherwise. You did a grand job on it and the colours look great.
    Shamus
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  8. jwmurrayjr

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    Well I sure like it! :thumb:
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    Hi Dave ,,, I like it to,. very nice weathering!!!:cool:
    Does she run as good as she looks??:thumb:
  10. davidmbedard

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    She runs great even with stock gears.
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    There...now you can see all of the loco.
  12. pttom

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    Very well done.:thumb:
  13. shaywen

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    Fantastic paint and weathering, David, and nice clear photos too! :D
  14. jon-monon

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    Sorry about what? It's a work of art! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  15. davidmbedard

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    Thanks for your kind words everyone! I think I am now hooked on the logging end of railroading!
  16. Fred_M

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    weathering

    It almost sounds like you are married to my wife! She is always complaining (nice word for it) about me ruining nice new shiney stuff with weathering. I tell her it's cleaner than her truck, if she goes and washes her truck then she can complain about my dirty trains. FRED:D
  17. shaygetz

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    I got one o' them Bachmanns. They're nice, but nothing like a homebrew :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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    Excellent! :thumb: :cool: