P&LE Mikado project.

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Ray Marinaccio, May 25, 2005.

  1. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    Here's a few photos of an old IHC Mike I've been hammering on.
    It's been remotored, regeared, the valve gear was pieced together from spare and scratch-built parts.
    The molded on railings were filed off and replaced with wire and a Cal Scale bell installed.
    The pilot (that was missing) was replaced with a repaired one from the junk box.
    The pilot truck was built from scratch.

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  2. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    Here's a side view.

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    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    The tender Is a plastic Varney shell with a scratch-built frame.
    A back up light was scratch-built and wire details added.

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  4. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Looks great Ray. I always am impressed with your "recovered" steamers... :D

    Andrew
  5. spitfire

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    Wow!! Nice work Ray!! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    Val
  6. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Great job, Ray!
  7. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Excellent work Ray. I admire your metal working skills.
  8. Ray Marinaccio

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    Thanks everyone,
    I'm hoping to get some paint on it (and a couple more loco projects) soon.
  9. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Great Job Ray. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  10. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Ray,
    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
    Pete
  11. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    Here's a few photos of it after painting.

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    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    Another shot from the rear.

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  13. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Wow, beautiful work Ray. A real winner.
  14. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    You do great work Ray!!! I really like the weathering - not too much, just perfect!!!

    Val
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    looks like a great old work horse.:)
  16. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    Thanks Everyone.
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    That's a beaut there Ray, kudos on your craftsmanship!!-[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]


    Good choice of a railroad to model.
  18. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    Thanks Brian,
    I have a few more P&LE locos in the shop that I am working on. I'll post some photos as I finish them.