Model Railroading, boats and oil painting,
- 6 Jul 2013
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Yes Alan,strange setup,but not the only loco with this,the new(ish)Bachmann C19 consolidation has the same sort of cab setup,its my understanding the filled in cab and closing side windows was for reverse running in severe weather but why the firebox door is on the outside i`m not sure,assume its to give the room for "shovel swing"and to keep the loco length down.No doubt somewhere out there someone will have the solution,as for the engineer mods,the cap etc,these now done but phone battery died on me before work t`nite so no pics,mods seemed to work ok thoughNice bit of melting/bending - does the business.
I never realised that the boiler stuck out the back of these things. Looks odd to me.
They are looking far better.I`ve done some more to the Connie crew,the engineers cap has been changed using a sharp knife and a lighter to give a better "shape",I also swapped the right arm of the sitting engineer as it has the hand hole for a throttle hold,as a few more cab interior details are to go in it should tie in well,the left arm has been bent a little more too for a more comfortable fit,and now for the fun part.The gaps at the arm sockets were a little large so how to cover them?,,,,It wasn`t a problem having the arms fixed into position on either figure so out came the super glue and some ciggy papers and I made the shirts,yep,Rio takin` up dress makin`.It was an experiment but turned out quite well,I still have some more painting to do like changing facial expressions,tone down the light stone colour of the shirts and tidy up the edges of the coveralls,View attachment 229257 View attachment 229258 View attachment 229259 fill the gap on the engineers neck with a bandana,at the moment both heads are still movable and I must say I am pleased with the results so far