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    Quick addendum: The C57 offered by Kato isn't...

    Quick addendum: The C57 offered by Kato isn't 1:160 scale, it's 1:150 scale. I forgot that most Japanese steam is modeled at 1:150 because most Japanese steam is narrow gauge. So your driver size is...
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    The 'Sunbeam' is a P-14. I was able to come up...

    The 'Sunbeam' is a P-14. I was able to come up with a P10 diagram, but not a P-14 diagram. You might need to fork over some cash to purchase drawings and blueprints of the P-10/P-14 if you want to...
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    Ok, so I just got the two locos I was hoping to...

    Ok, so I just got the two locos I was hoping to use. Unfortunately, the 4-6-0 has slightly larger drivers and the wheel spacing is also too different from the 2-6-0 to use it for the Ace. This means...
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    As far as I know, there are no conversion shells...

    As far as I know, there are no conversion shells for your project. There is however a conversion shell to turn a Kato C57 into a 4-6-2 'Sunbeam' that occasionally pops up on Ebay. The seller is...
  5. This would be an interesting project. Since I'm...

    This would be an interesting project. Since I'm waiting on parts for my ACE 3000, maybe I could throw something together real quick using some spare locos and parts I've accumulated. I guess the...
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    Thanks for clearing that up. Just bought a 2-6-0...

    Thanks for clearing that up. Just bought a 2-6-0 and a 4-6-0 off Ebay. Once I get them I'm going to tear them apart and see if I can use the 4-6-0 as the front set of drivers and lead truck, and use...
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    I've seen that, but I don't know whether or not...

    I've seen that, but I don't know whether or not I'm even going to keep the locomotive in the first place. I knew they were oversized but thought I it wouldn't be so noticable. It looks great by...
  8. Nice! I remember seeing that thing in a video my...

    Nice! I remember seeing that thing in a video my grandparents got me as a kid called "Last of the Giants." That's a pretty faithful kitbash with a really high attention to detail. I recognized the...
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    I like where this is going. I have one of these...

    I like where this is going. I have one of these and it doesn't have issues with tight curves either, but the tender pickup scheme is garbage and it stalls every few seconds.
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    Man I hope he does. A Q1 would be awesome. Gonna...

    Man I hope he does. A Q1 would be awesome. Gonna try building one myself eventually.
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    Awesome. Thanks a ton. I'm going to buy one and...

    Awesome. Thanks a ton. I'm going to buy one and see what I can do with it. Looks like I have enough room.



    The reason I'm confused about it is because the 2-6-0 has a gear on the rear driver...
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    That's the same problem I ran into with the 0-6-0...

    That's the same problem I ran into with the 0-6-0 Bachmann I was originally going to use. No connection on the middle driver (I'm presuming this is done to reduce binding and friction?).

    With...
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    As far as I know, I was the first person to buy...

    As far as I know, I was the first person to buy the ACE 3000 shells in N-Scale. He originally didn't offer them in N, but I asked and he scaled the HO model down for me. Maybe you saw the pic of his...
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    Great idea! So to figure out what I need, I...

    Great idea!

    So to figure out what I need, I got to start with how big 30' is in N scale.

    30*12= 360"

    360/160= 2.25" That's my N-scale truck centers. Japanese manufacturers use metric...
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    Ok, so I got a Life Like SD7. The chassis and...

    Ok, so I got a Life Like SD7. The chassis and mechanism actually fit the shell quite nicely. It's the perfect width and the shell rests exactly where is should on the chassis.

    Unfortunately, the...
  16. Very nice! Those flat front early cab forwards...

    Very nice! Those flat front early cab forwards are really great looking. Too bad none were ever saved.
  17. Nowhere. At least that's what it seems like!...

    Nowhere.

    At least that's what it seems like! They aren't made anymore, and I don't know how many were made in the first place, but I can't imagine many were made by how uncommon they are. As far...
  18. That looks incredible! Sure, the detail isn't as...

    That looks incredible! Sure, the detail isn't as crisp as brass or something made by a manufacturer, but who cares! You captured the overall look so well, which is what really matters in my opinion....
  19. That is VERY cool. Got any plans for any future...

    That is VERY cool. Got any plans for any future plans for any other CP semi-streamliners? Those things are are almost non-existent in N scale. I've always had a thing for the CP 4-4-4 Jubilees and...
  20. Wow! I'm impressed! That's a lot of seperately...

    Wow! I'm impressed! That's a lot of seperately applied detail parts.
  21. What's the 'Crown Jewel' of your steam fleet? Post a pic

    So just got my PRR Q2 4-4-6-4 in the mail today, and it's taken the 'Crown Jewel of my Collection' status away from my trio of PRR I1 2-10-0's. Been wanting one of these for a really long time but...
  22. Supposedly at the end of December, which seems...

    Supposedly at the end of December, which seems really odd since you'd think they'd try to get a new production run going for Christmas. I'm not sure I trust that date.
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    Thanks for the info on removing the side rods. ...

    Thanks for the info on removing the side rods.

    As for the choice of wheels, I think I will take your advice on using the Bachmann 0-4-0's. I got two choices, the 'Docksider' 0-4-0 with it's more...
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    Ok, so I found out the Bachmann 0-6-0 won't work...

    Ok, so I found out the Bachmann 0-6-0 won't work because the center wheel isn't actually connected to the side rods. If I remove an axle, front or rear, the side rod will just dangle. Instead, I am...
  25. Ok. I revised things once again. I re-measured my...

    Ok. I revised things once again. I re-measured my living room and decided 6ft across wasn't a huge deal, I'll still have room to move around the layout. Took advantage of this and totally redesigned...
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