Riverossi 0-4-0

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  1. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    A little trickery here :D

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    :D

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    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    My first loco! Except mine was a Varney.
    A shot of the prototype:

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    jon-monon Active Member

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    Cool! Now I don't have any excuse not to detail it :D
  5. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    Here is a comparison of the simplified and deluxe versions.

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    60103 Pooh Bah

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    details, details, details.

    Jon:
    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.
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    jon-monon Active Member

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    Interesting, Ray, I guess I have the super-simplified one, because it doesn't even have the wire rails or brass bell :cry:
  8. Ray Marinaccio

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    Jon,
    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.
  9. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    It's metal framed:

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    jon-monon Active Member

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    Is there a customary way to add a front coupler to these?

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    jon-monon Active Member

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    I kinda thunk a scratchbuit pilot would be the best way to go -

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    jon-monon Active Member

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    Here she is before GIMPing it :D

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  13. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    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...

    Andrew
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    Jon,
    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.

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    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    I scratch-built the side rods, crossheads, crosshead guides and hanger from brass. I also added the hand railings.

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    jon-monon Active Member

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    That's pretty neat Ray! I love the pilot!
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    60103 Pooh Bah

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    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.
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    jon-monon Active Member

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    Thanks David, I didn't even think about just making it stationary. That's a lot simpler!
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    There is 3 pic's of mine w/slope back tender,in the tec section on page 3 under "0-6-0 - docksider".
    Thanks Jon.


    MM
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    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Jon:
    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.)