N Gauger's Party Entry Winter 07

Discussion in 'Competitions & Challenges' started by N Gauger, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Here's what I'm, going to try to copy :) :) A rail Spiker...

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    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Mikey, can't you cover up that exposed subroadbed a bit better than that? :rolleyes: I can even see the joint in the wood!
    And drill a hole down through the ballast to conceal that feeder wire.
  3. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    LOL you haven't seen "my" layout then sign1 sign1

    http://forum.zealot.com/t152404/#post749755

    no roadbed and no hidden wires :eek::eek::eek: I have storage underneath - so i don't have the choice :(
  4. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Wow! That is indeed a challenge!

    David's observations are a riot! :)
    Ralph
  5. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

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    Wow, that will be a challenge with all the intricate detail. And agreed, David's comments made me smile.:mrgreen:
  6. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    An ambitious project. You gunna go with O scale, or are you going to try to make it a real challenge and go with "N" or "Z"?sign1 sign1
  7. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    It's gonna be 1:20.3 F :) :) about 12" long :eek::eek::eek: 4 - 1/4" wide and if i'm lucky - it'll be wood fired steam (not live steam - still electric).... if not - I'll make it diesel heheheheh

    I plan to spend 20 hours between, designing it, planning it and building it....
    I might be "nice" and actually post "pre-production' hand drawn blueprints for this one :D :D
  8. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    I've started it...... I took a "motor" from a LGB starter set switcher. Then I cut down the width so I can support the "decking" for the support frame.

    Using the "4" part (lead truck) of a 4-4-0 I now have the support I need for the generator housing in the front.

    I cut out the wood and will be visiting my friend over the weekend who has a drill press :) As soon as I get the "base" assembled, I'll start posting pictures. :D
  9. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Pictures Pictures Pictures. LOL I am sure it will turn out to be another great model.
  10. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

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    Cool machine, another thing that will set your layout out from anyone elses, can't wait to see results!
  11. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Well - Here are the first :) 2 pics.... They show the base of what will be the frame. This will all be an off color Safety Yellow (Green) when you see it next :)

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  12. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

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    Looking good so far.
  13. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Got some more work done and a bit of painting too :D

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    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    In the center pic you can see some of the "found" parts that will be assimilated into the model :D
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    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

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    It's coming on, it's coming on!! :) :mrgreen:
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    Turn my back for a month or 2 and look what you go and get yourownself into.......:) <---scratches head trying to figure out where this one fits in on a g scale logging (sorta) Layout

    AH, I know, your going to get lap times on the around the cieling track...OK I'm with ya now!! :sign1:
  17. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    Hey Mikey,

    Thats a grand job you are doing on that spiker, if its going to work, keep fingers awaysign1

    Shamus
  18. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    sign1sign1sign1

    Thanks Guys!!! Yeah TG I'm trying to justify why the LPB's need it too... :D I like the idea of "Laps around the ceiling" :) :) I might have to take the U-Boat off and try that :eek::eek::eek::eek: sign1
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    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Making progress........

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    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    And a few more..

    Only 15 days left :eek::eek::eek:

    I added the roof - finally.. :D and the cowcatcher.. and some more tubing and piping...

    Even thought to add a "Golden" spike in the chute... (the camera couldn't "see" the steel one)

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