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Thread: BUILD THREAD: CESM NRE 3gs21b GenSet switcher NS 300

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    Day Three progress:



    The rest of the conductor side grilles are on, same for the top grilles. Rear cut bar is on (and free to swing at that)
    Last edited by Intermodalman; 28th Jun 2016 at 08:29 PM.
    Did someone say whitcomb?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Intermodalman View Post
    Okay.... Now the vital question... How/where do I butcher this thing?:
    https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7133/2...c60720ba_c.jpg @DCUTTTING Calling on your wisdom for this one yet again
    I ground the metal down to be flush with the top of the plastic motor frame on mine.

    IMG_20160628_213158.jpg
    Decoder installation is in progress in that photo, hence the messy wires...
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    Quote Originally Posted by conrailandrew View Post
    I ground the metal down to be flush with the top of the plastic motor frame on mine.

    IMG_20160628_213158.jpg
    Decoder installation is in progress in that photo, hence the messy wires...
    Andrew
    Thanks andrew.... hmm... I run dc... wonder If I can use the factory light board, chop it in half and try and cram it in
    Did someone say whitcomb?

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    This is going to be a cool build
    Nice job so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by Intermodalman View Post
    Thanks andrew.... hmm... I run dc... wonder If I can use the factory light board, chop it in half and try and cram it in
    Worth trying, I guess! If that doesn't work, you could hard wire the motor to the brass pick up strips, and wire in some LED's.

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    Got the engineer's side grilles done:
    Did someone say whitcomb?

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    Got lift rings on

    I gotta adjust the one closest to the cab slightly
    Did someone say whitcomb?

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    Got the frame ground down, some grabs installed and did a test fit:
    Did someone say whitcomb?

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    Holy crap what a cool project!!

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    aw man! I cant wait to see that baby in a fresh coat of paint!

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    Okay... made some progress a week or two ago, finished the grab irons:

    Did someone say whitcomb?

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    It's close... only need front cut bars, plow and MU hoses
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    Okay, its been a while since I posted my progress but work has been done:

    SO I got the rest of the detail parts on, clearing me for paint, I tried primer and paint...

    this didn't work, too thick, so I soaked the shell in gasoline (as 91% would have completely destroyed the shell) not knowing how it would turn out. Results were good so I tried a spray with no primer and I was satisfied with it. Next came silver for the window gaskets and whatnot:



    Got the mirrors on, test fitted the visors:


    Today detail paint went on for the side sill and grabs:


    Did someone say whitcomb?

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    Looking good! I've found with these Shapeways prints that it works well to sand them after the first coat of primer or paint. This helps tone down how rough the prints are.
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    Nice job, looks really good.

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    Nice work.

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    Okay... got an exciting update got the decals started:



    and yes... My computer is an I3... DON'T LAUGH :grrr: :runsoutroomcrying:



    I still need warning labels for gen 2 and 3, and the entire other side needs to be done
    Did someone say whitcomb?

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    Really looks nice!!! Too bad the prototypes were returned to NRE... a drone video shows all three NRE units sitting stored at their facility, hard to say what yet may happen with them. Wish I could find out, though, why they were returned, some others (by another builder) remains on the roster. Here is the link for the video, man... look at all the rebuilding fodder...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnNPAKUaUVg
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlaboda View Post
    Really looks nice!!! Too bad the prototypes were returned to NRE... a drone video shows all three NRE units sitting stored at their facility, hard to say what yet may happen with them. Wish I could find out, though, why they were returned, some others (by another builder) remains on the roster. Here is the link for the video, man... look at all the rebuilding fodder...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnNPAKUaUVg
    One is the 12 wheeled version with dynamic brakes... That one is also on my "want to do" list... Once somebody makes a shell
    Did someone say whitcomb?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Intermodalman View Post
    One is the 12 wheeled version with dynamic brakes... That one is also on my "want to do" list... Once somebody makes a shell
    That's the objective this summer... I hope I can get to it.
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