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* Well I solved the body mounting problum.
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Very nice cab, Frank!
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all i can say frank is i am gob smacked,awesome ken
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Hi frank,
Great job on your engine. Check out the site for the CPR Jubilees. #2929 last ran in New Brunswick and the whole crew was related to me.My Dad worked for the CPR for 50 years and I would like to get a jubilee.2929 is in Boston and has been restored and looks great.The jubilees that CPR had were streamlined and looked great.i would like to build one but it beyon what I would be able to do.
Check these out.
www.trainworld.org/oldtimetrains.cpr_steam/jubilee.htm
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Awesome backhead detail!
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I'm not gonna snipe, I'm very impressed. Brass or plastic it's great.
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This is the Jubilee I am trying to get. I can buy the real one but its in Boston and my S10 p/u won't haul it.
Anyway this is the Canadian version.
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Frank! Frank! That engine looks awesome! Just awesome! Love the backhead detail and you did an awesome job on that cab too!


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** My C1 is progressing slowly. I am having problems with aligning the supports for the running boards. Also once done I will have to make all new supports and a solider running board to allow for mishandling of the locomotive. I can't build something, and the first time I pick it up, break it. I will spend more time and make it better.
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* Since my last post I took the built boiler front and added detail to it. The headlight and bracket. I fastened 3 number boards to the light and bracket. One on the bracket and 2 on the light's winged number boards, making the boards bigger. I mounted 2 marker lights. I also put the curved handrail to the lower part of the boiler front with 3 handrail stanchions. On the boiler fireman's side are 3 new steps and a short walkway made from brass, up on the firebox side. On the rear of the cab are the 4 short handrails. 2 help with climbing up to the cab. The other 2 are for safe entrance to the cab when running.
Today I put the 2 ash pan dumping appliances on the bottom of the ash pans. Also the big one. A coat of flat black paint on everything. I won't touch it for 2 days. Maybe Saturday night or Sunday.
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Awesome work so far!


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What Is The Locomotive Name For A 4-4-4 Type? Like 4-6-4 is A Hudson.

Originally posted by CNVIATyco - October 11 2011 :  4:45:06 PM



The Philadelphia & Reading briefly had some in 1915.

The 4-4-4
An unusual wheel arrangement for a tender engine...

Canadian Pacific's "Jubilees" were slotted to run "crack" 200 ton four-car passenger trains.

The two simple-expansion cylinders drove the leading coupled axle. The firebox, larger than that of most European large 'Pacifics' was fed by a mechanical stoker. All axles ran on roller bearings.
These F2a's, nicknamed Jubilees were named such to celebrate 50 years of CP transcontinental service.
A second batch of CP 4-4-4's, slightly smaller, had cylinders that drove the rear coupled axle.
All but one were scrapped in 1957-58.

The one was/is preserved. I see it's that one Ken has posted the picture of.

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Looks good with the flat I think. You always do some impressive builds Frank (especially all of your decapods). But I really like how you pulled off the details like the cab to get the loco to match. I have a old Roundhouse 4-4-2 that I want to convert to a Erie 4-4-2. But I'm sort of jealous of your Mantua since a lot more stuff can be easily taken off it. Roundhouse molded a lot of the details on the metal shell and I'm really not sure how to deal with it. Espeically the domes since they are somewhat wrong. But seeing how you did this gives me a little hope When your done you'll have to post some pictures of your engine out on the layout!
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looks REAL good
If you use glossy paint it'll shine too much & real railroads even now use flat paint With some glossy paint
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Frank,
You did a awesome job it looks great with the flat paint job.
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"To gloss, or not to gloss..."

Get a piece of flat picture glass, lube it up with Vaseline, put it in front of your camera lens for the next photo and click away.

Then, get a 3/4 photo of the locomotive, camera set to sepia, shoot... black & white, shoot...
Get some sort of earthy background and shoot again in both sepia and black & white.

Then post the photo's!

I'm sure you'll amaze us... put us in a "I wanna do it, too!" kind of frenzy... Feed the fire, man, Feed the fire!

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frank you worked hard building it,so you deserve to be the driver,so i will stoke the fire,and cook you some eggs and bacon,and we can have a nice sarney while we take in the scenery,ken
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frank you worked hard building it,so you deserve to be the driver,so i will stoke the fire,and cook you some eggs and bacon,and we can have a nice sarney while we take in the scenery,ken

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Ken , I hoped you would say that. Thank you, have a good day.
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Frank,
Where on earth did you get that cab? It looks scratchbuilt!? I am in need of something similar to that, WITHOUT the little window infront of the arched cab side window!

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A recent photo of Reading #110. This is after Ken and I came back from our ride.
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Frank! That really looks awesome!

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Where on earth did you get that cab? It looks scratchbuilt!?


John, he scratch-built it in styrene. You can see it on several comments back of this topic thread. He really did a great job!

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Frank! That really looks awesome!


Sean ; I think that that is a engine I will like for as long as I can.
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Looks great Frank.
A locomotive to be proud of for sure. Nice work.

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A recent photo of Reading #110. This is after Ken and I came back from our ride.
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oops the rear truck is abit derailed there hehe
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*** As long as you kept the speed down under 120mph so as not to set a new record. You can take it for a spin.


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There is a good roster shot of Reading C-1a number 110 in the February 1985 issue of Trains Magazine (p.35). Unfortunately the photograph is used to illustrate E.W. King Jr.'s article about the physical characteristics of visually unappealing steam locomotives titled "The Rolling Mud Fence". In the article the author admits to a certain prejudice against locomotives with Wooten fireboxes, arch roofed cabs, and low running boards. Mr. King listed the Reading C-1a as 17th among the top 20 ugliest of all North American steam locomotive classes. In all due respect to Mr.King's opinion, I don't personally believe there is a such of a thing as an ugly steam locomotive.
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Hi Scott ;
* Everyone is allowed there opinion. Also everyone can make a opinion on someone else's opinion. Well good for King, that is what he thought, BUT I still like it. A LOT !! Did he list what he thought was good. His idea of good may bring to light something about his opinion.
* The C1 outside of the compressors is a very clean and smoothly styled locomotive. Reading later on when doing the smoothie job on some pacific's, moved the compressors to the deck of the tender. Placing them out of sight. that would have made the C1 perfect.
* The design problem with the lead and trailing trucks caused the demise of the 4 C1s class and their rebuilding into P class locos. The thing that really killed this engine was the cry for stronger passenger car. When the all steel cars came out this class couldn't handle the load. So they changed it. I am surprised and disapointed that after all the Reading had designed and built into this class, that a new style lead and trailing truck wasn't made so there design could have proven itself with the state of art cars at the time. They could have run for another 5 years on the AC run. Then another long period of time on small local runs. I feel all they did was just make another Atlantic.
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Mr. King slew a lot of sacred cows in that article toptrain and he specifically noted that his thesis was based solely on appearance, not performance. If you can find a copy of the article it is actually an interesting read, while you may disagree with one of his opinions you may find yourself in agreement with others. As I said before I don't personally think there is a such of a thing as an ugly steam loco. Oh, and before I forget to say this time, I think you modeling work is excellent, I especially like your scratch built cab and back head detail! Nice work on resurrecting an old model!!
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Mr. King slew a lot of sacred cows in that article toptrain and he specifically noted that his thesis was based solely on appearance, not performance. If you can find a copy of the article it is actually an interesting read, while you may disagree with one of his opinions you may find yourself in agreement with others. As I said before I don't personally think there is a such of a thing as an ugly steam loco. Oh, and before I forget to say this time, I think you modeling work is excellent, I especially like your scratch built cab and back head detail! Nice work on resurrecting an old model!!

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Hey Scott ! What you say here is the truth about anything. There are plus's and minus's to everything. Ones opinions are molded by what you like, and pick up here and there, throughout your life. Put it all together and you got you.
Thanks for the comment about the cab. For whatever reason it came out Ok. I have been trying time and time again to make center cabs for the RDG 2-8-0c project I have been on for a long time and getting nowhere. I guess that was just a mistake that came out good.
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Here is a link to a photo album of the rebuild I have in Flicker. The album no longer exists because I was being cut from a terabyte or 2 of space to 2 or 3 hundred photos and had to deleat a lot of albums. They are gone now and so are the origins in my last computer crash. So many people out there love to destroy other peoples computers. Everytime they do that they make the world smaller. More is lost.
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Frank, this was quite a treat for me to see this build. I had never seen this before since I believe I joined this group after 2012. That cab build, and all the scratch built things look terrific. I dig those spoked pilot wheels.
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