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    Shapeways UP

    One designer I know is going to be making these UP turbines !
    Can't wait to build both.

    I figure a split Kato GG1 for this build....
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    I'd also be on that one myself ! Would be a fun...

    I'd also be on that one myself !
    Would be a fun one to build and paint.
    A lot of Shapeways designers will say which engine chassis to get for their builds. On my Shapeways Krauss Maffei's, Kato...
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    Sticky: When Jason gets back to casting the shells, I'll...

    When Jason gets back to casting the shells, I'll let you know.

    The one I built originally was the full skirted version Jason casts.
    I have the full skirted version to also build for myself.
    This...
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    Sticky: http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y291/63Hofnerbass...

    http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y291/63Hofnerbassman/DSCN0217_zpsch3ugjnm.jpg
    http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y291/63Hofnerbassman/Home%20N-guage%20layout/DSCN0238_zps6pqjwra5.jpg
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    Sticky: Santa Fe "Blue Goose" and UP 49er cast resin builds.

    Been awhile since I've been on, lost my book with all my password's listed for all forums.
    Finally found, fell behind PC desk !

    Jason Smith, (Tomball Locomotive Works), resin castings.
    Jason...
  6. I repeat, a highly detailed J3a. Also, C&O H8...

    I repeat, a highly detailed J3a.
    Also, C&O H8 Allegheny, MR "Little Joe", Pennsy S-1, Pennsy Q-2, SP AC-9, NYC Mohawk, Pennsy S-2 steam turbine, ATSF 3000 class 2-10-10-2 and the DM&IR Yellowstone...
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    Cast resin UP 49er build.

    This is cast resin build, the UP 49er I just finally finished last week.
    I used a Bachmann Spectrum Class J.
    I milled down both sides of the chassis as well as milled the front round to match the...
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    Newest cast resin build is my UP 49er. All...

    Newest cast resin build is my UP 49er.
    All engine & tender detail done, now ready for the paint shop & custom printed decals.
    Also all wheels, trucks and steam chest, etc. to be painted, as well as...
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    Might could work as long as it doesn't tear or...

    Might could work as long as it doesn't tear or smear.
    Could be worth a try though, if its still available ?
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    Your really coming along well Tim ! One secret...

    Your really coming along well Tim !

    One secret carving out the shell's. I usually cut out 85% to start with checking the thickness as I go. Once I start fitting in the chassis I'll use Testor's...
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    Since I used a cast resin SF long haul oil tender...

    Since I used a cast resin SF long haul oil tender and cut the back off to correct UP 49er coal tender length, I then had to cut 1/2" out of the Bachmann Spectrum Class J metal tender chassis to fit....
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    Got the Bachmann Spectrum Class J engine chassis...

    Got the Bachmann Spectrum Class J engine chassis milled down fitting the cast resin UP 49er shell yesterday.
    Single axle trailing truck in place.
    Cast resin Santa Fe long haul tender cut to length...
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    Hard to believe that was the old cheap Bachmann...

    Hard to believe that was the old cheap Bachmann farmhouse !
    Fantastic makeover, good work.
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    Got started on my next cast resin steamer. The...

    Got started on my next cast resin steamer.
    The UP 4-8-2 49er.
    Using a Bachmann Spectrum Class J engine and tender chassis.
    Back single trailing wheel set is from a Rivarossi Heavy Pacific....
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    Very nice work all around, am especially fond of...

    Very nice work all around, am especially fond of large bridges and wooden trestles.
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    Fantastic work !

    Fantastic work !
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    Cast resin UP 4-12-2 Class 9000

    Can't remember if I posted this one ?

    The UP three-cylinder 4-12-2 Class 9000.

    Chassis is an extended Kato Mikado chassis with two extra sets of drivers operated by the side rods.
    ...
  18. Happy belated "B-Day" !

    Happy belated "B-Day" !
  19. Happy "B-Day" !

    Happy "B-Day" !
  20. I did however paint a set of E8's to match...

    I did however paint a set of E8's to match Con-Cor's fantasy Blue Goose passenger cars !
  21. HA, all I know is what they said: The car was...

    HA, all I know is what they said:

    The car was suspended above its center of gravity so that, when going around a corner, the lower half of the car, rather than the upper half, tilted outward. This...
  22. Black & white photo of the Blue Goose Pendulum...

    Black & white photo of the Blue Goose Pendulum Car.
  23. The Blue Goose was dark blue at bottom,light blue...

    The Blue Goose was dark blue at bottom,light blue on top w/stainless steel panel strips between colors, including the pilot.
    Unfortunately there's no great color pictures of her, but can be detected...
  24. This is very true. Con-Cor's Blue Goose...

    This is very true.
    Con-Cor's Blue Goose passenger cars were painted to match as a fantasy although no real passenger cars were painted as such.

    Although there was actually only one car painted in...
  25. PM sent. Need some information on the resin...

    PM sent.
    Need some information on the resin shells.
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