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Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by jon-monon, Mar 11, 2004.
A little trickery here
My first loco! Except mine was a Varney.
A shot of the prototype:
Cool! Now I don't have any excuse not to detail it
Here is a comparison of the simplified and deluxe versions.
details, details, details.
There used to be many detailing parts made for the Dockside. You might be able to find them in a hobby shop with dusty boxes, or at a show.
One of the parts was a new cab back to convert it into a "Cab forward." That may have been one of the first gag details to be offered commercially.
Interesting, Ray, I guess I have the super-simplified one, because it doesn't even have the wire rails or brass bell :cry:
There were a few different simplified versions, same with the deluxe.
Does your's have a metal or plastic frame?
The early ones had the plastic frame and were designated S-1. Some metal framed S-2's had headlights and railings.
I heard that Rivarrossi manufactured some of these for lionel, I'm not sure what version they were though.
It's metal framed:
Is there a customary way to add a front coupler to these?
I kinda thunk a scratchbuit pilot would be the best way to go -
Here she is before GIMPing it
Jon - I think I might have one of these with a front coupler on it. Let me look in the "storage area" on the weekend, and I'll get back to you...
I need to install operating front couplers on some of mine too. I installed a #27 KD on the back.
This is a scratch-built pilot on this S-1.
I scratch-built the side rods, crossheads, crosshead guides and hanger from brass. I also added the hand railings.
That's pretty neat Ray! I love the pilot!
Jon: the customary way to add a front coupler is hack.
Try drilling and a Kadee #4 (is that still the one with the rectangular hole in the shank?) or one of the NEMs and epoxy it in. You shouldn't need any swing with that short wheelbase.
Thanks David, I didn't even think about just making it stationary. That's a lot simpler!
There is 3 pic's of mine w/slope back tender,in the tec section on page 3 under "0-6-0 - docksider".
The Kadee #4 should have a large rectangular hole for the spring and a small round bit between there and the knuckle. Some people cut off the rectanglar bit and put a pin into the round bit (May have a hole already?) (This isn't good if you plan to be switching the far side of the layout.)