Project CPR Selkirk T1

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by davidmbedard, Dec 24, 2004.

  1. davidmbedard

    davidmbedard Member

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    The Selkirk at Heritage Park is on the corner of 14th Street and Heritage Drive, quite outside the Park and is easily photographable.

    Next week eh? I hope you know we are going into a uber-deep freeze in the next few days to a week.

    Cheers

    David
  2. Sir_Tainly

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    Thanks David, all I hope is my camera works at those low temps :)

    Actually the icebox experience is part of the reason I'm visiting in Jan, I'm hoping to emigrate in the next few years, and I thought it best to at least know what the weather was like at it's worst before commiting myself. (should that read having myself committed, for actually wanting to be in sub zero temperatures ?? :D )

    Simon
  3. davidmbedard

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    SHE LIVES. and is pulling Zepher cars around my layout! I have sucessfully installed a good decoder. It even has a headlight now!

    David
  4. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Sounds great David. It must be a real joy to see such a magnificent loco in action.
  5. davidmbedard

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    Here is a quick update pic....look at the new trailing truck...

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    Sure is a handsome loco!

    David
  6. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    It sure is handsome David. That trailing truck can take the weight of the huge firebox easily EH!
  7. Sir_Tainly

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    Looking good David.

    Thanks for the info re the real thing, I was able to get some photos of it last week, and should be getting them developed today.

    I see Del Prado has offered the Royal Hudson as a static display model, do you have any plans to make one of these too ?? :D If so the Del Prado offering might be a good start.

    Simon
  8. davidmbedard

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    Tuesday, January 25, 2005. Locomotive 5931 is finally comming out of the KnotVille paint facility.

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    I would like to thank everyone who showed an interest in this project. For me it was an opertunity to expand my modeling techniques. A few of the things I learned was.....

    1. How to work with brass.
    2. How to solder properly.
    3. How to 'paint' with decals (all the Maroon areas are decals)
    4. Learning once again that I still hate dry-transfers!

    Again, thanks for showing an interest....please feel free to shoot any question over to me.

    David
  9. interurban

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    David that is fantastic!!

    Very well done and explained :thumb: :D
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    Thats Amazing David!!.. truly inspirational!

    Graham
  11. SD90

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    Nice work Dave! I'll have to come over and see it in person!
  12. davidmbedard

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    No Mike....the 'Kirk' is comming to your place for a spiral tunnel run!

    David
  13. Bob Morris

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    I've really enjoyed reading this thread. Nice job and kudo's for your perseverance! I did an HO Lehigh Valley "John Wilkes" steamer many years ago with the help of an experienced bass modeler. I can't imagine trying to do one in N !!!

    Bob
  14. davidmbedard

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    I would think HO would have its trade offs.......HO requires more detail than N scale.

    David
  15. Bob Morris

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    True. But fortunately the John Wilkes was a Raymond Loewy designed streamlined Pacific and a lot of the "fruit" was underneath the sheetmetal.

    Bob
  16. Ray Marinaccio

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    Nice job David. :thumb:
    Looks great.
  17. sschaer

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    excellent work ! makes me consider getting a few steamers as well. cp of course
  18. Sir_Tainly

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    Sandro, if you buy in bulk again, it might be enough incentive for someone to make them! ;)
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    Im not making anymore dammit!!!!!!!!

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    David