Ray's layout party#6

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Ray Marinaccio, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    I also remotored one of my Athearn PAs.
    I had to mill the frame for the Mabuchi motor to fit and make bushings to adapt the drive couplings.
    The gears in the trucks were seated in valve grinding compound. disassembled, cleaned, lubed and reassembled.
    I also made a stabilizer to keep the chassis from rocking on the trucks and shorting on the metal sideframes.

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  2. zedob

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    Wit'lin down that list I see.:D
  3. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    Little by little. I just need to stop adding projects to it until I get it whittled down further.:rolleyes:
  4. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

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    jawdropWow, that's precision mechanics! This 0-4-0 really became the swan out of the ugly, cheap looking duckling! :D

    Great work, Ray!

    Ron
  5. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    You are doing very well my friend. :wave: I'm always impressed with your loco work. party or no party, and you're outdoing yourself once again. :thumb::thumb:
  6. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    I threw some paint at the 0-4-0.:rolleyes:
    I just need to put a lens in the tender light.

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  7. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    I also finished this Atlas SD35 chassis. The bottom truck covers and sideframes were broke and missing parts.
    I grafted parts from a Tyco SD24 sideframe onto the Atlas sideframes and fabricated new cips to hold the bottom covers on.
    Can you see the repairs?
    The brake shoesand rigging on the left wheel, the slack adjusters on the center wheel's brakes have been replaced and the whole journal, brackets, shoes and rigging replaced on the right wheel.
    Now all I need is a shell for it.

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  8. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    A few other things got some paint splashed on them. A pair of Globe F7B shells, some Globe truck sideframes, a couple Athearn F7 frames and the Lionel Husky and the Hustler box-cab electric got a base coat.

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  9. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Ray, nice job on the steamer!
  10. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    I got the pair of Athearn Hi-F F7s working that I have been experimenting with. A combination of neoprene bands and a low RPM hi-torque motor has these 2 units running great.
    I sprayed the yellow on the box cab and Husky shells as well as a few caboose shells.

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  11. RailRon

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    This looks great, Ray! :thumb:
    How didi you paint the warning stripes on the critter? Decals?

    Ron
  12. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    Thanks Ron.
    Yes, the stripes are decals.
    They were a bit tricky to get straight on the pilot faces.
  13. Gary S.

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    Good lucking stuff Ray. Keep up the good work and keep posting pics!
  14. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Great looking equipment!
  15. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Ray,

    You are a glutton for detail work. :D Great job my friend,:wave: I'm always amazed at what you do. :thumb: :thumb:
  16. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    I'm making a little progress on a few other models.
    I decalled this Globe F7B to go with an SP black Widow F7A. It is waiting for a clear coat and weathering.

    Ralph got me motivated to get my Athearn RDC done.
    The ends of the roof needed to be reshaped, the pilots removed, the fluting removed from the front and the doors to match the PC units.
    http://gelwood.el.wny.org/pc/pc56g.jpg

    Here's the AHM Alco with railings installed.
    The grab irons, coupler lift bars and stanchions are made from twisty-tie wire that was hardened by heating it over the gas stove and quickly quenching them in water. The stanchions were bent into a cotter-pin shape and soldered.
    The railings are .020" brass wire.

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  17. webmaster

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    Nice job Ray...
  18. Drew1125

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    Wow, Ray!
    You're doing some amazing work there, my friend!
    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    I need to fly you out to KY to work on some of my "clunkers"! :D
  19. Catt

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    Nice to see that I'm not the only one with a zillion projects going all at the same time Ray. :D

    Only thing is you seem to be actually getting some of them finnished.Nice work sir. :D
  20. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    That's great detailing! :) :)