Streamlined Pacific

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Dave R., Feb 8, 2008.

  1. Dave R.

    Dave R. Member

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    This is my first attempt to bash/scratch a loco. It's not
    finished but I thought I'd post a picture before I drop it or
    something. The machanics are an old Minitrix K 4-6-2. Of
    course, it's an SAL Streamlined Pacific 868 used to pull the
    Silver Comet from Tampa to Leesburg.
    Thanks Dave

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  2. Triplex

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    Never even heard of the prototype. My first thought was, "Is this Australian?"
  3. Dave R.

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    The SAL streamlined a couple of Pacific as did the Erie. The Erie called them Crusaders and the headlamp was moved down. I can't imagine that streamlineing the old smokers helped much but they sure look slick.

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  4. Triplex

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    Wasn't the Crusader a Reading engine (and train)?
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    Looks fine! Did you use photo-etching?

    Like Triplex, I'm not familiar with the prototype...although it does look like the Southern's fluted stainless steel Crusader.

    The colors...and the logo...identify it as Seaboard.
  6. Dave R.

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    You're right, Triplex, it's Reading, my mistake.
    I just used scissors to cut standard brass sheet. (that's why the window looks bad) But I'm pleased, it being my first try. The loco ran like c--p
    any way, no love lost.
    Dave
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    Dave, have you tried drilling holes near the corners, cutting in between them, and then filing to shape? I've learned the power of jewelers files for such things...and I hope to learn the power of a jeweler's saw soon enough.

    Reading sounds more like it!
  8. Dave R.

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    Yea, no doubt some small files are on my list, I need to get a little more sophisticated with my soldering and upgrade my twenty year old Dremal.
    Jewelers saw? I'll check it out. I'll keep practicing on this on this minitrix awhile, then I'll try to do better on a MP or a Riviossi.
    Can't wait to start on a SAL Centipede! ;0)
    Dave