10/31/2017

Prospector's pilot

Baseline design of the rather complicated pilot is finished from brass sheets


10/30/2017

RP-210 - update

After further study of the available pictures I remodeled the nose - the tilted sides were not straight but showed a compound curve towards the tip.
I used a splitted Aristo FA-pilot for the slightly inclined RP-pilot
The shell was shortened to the correct length.
Additionally I reworked the front truck - removing the center axle and fixed the former rotating front axle to the power block.
A quick set-up of the trucks and the shell





10/28/2017

Baldwin RP-210 of NYC's 'X-plorer' - model in 1/29

Started with NYC's diesel power of the short-lived X-plorer
Baldwin RP-210 - a low-slung, diesel-hydraulic locomotive for the lightweight Talgo-train

NYC's RP-210

I use a USA-Trains PA as a starting point - lowering the shell, making a new nose & roof, re-arranging the trucks...fortunately I was able to buy a 'basket-case' for this with damages on shell and trucks - not really cheap but almost perfect for this project (not too much regrets when slaughtering the unit).

- Baseline for nose has been assembled
- The front truck will lose its center axle
- Shell still has to be shortened by 2"




10/22/2017

And the news on CBQ EA/EB

I also achieved some progress on the CBQ-set






Additionally I have an appropiate aux.-power baggage under construction - the car has a fairing on its front end to match the higher roof height of the EA/EB-set


Further progress on the Prospector

Some new pictures of my Prospector-project






10/05/2017

And the news on CBQ's EA/EB-set





DRGW M-1 'Prospector'

Some progress to show on the Prospector





8/26/2017

New projects - basic bodies

CBQ's  'Silver King'






Cab-unit of DRGW's 'Prospector'

8/19/2017

Upcoming new projects in 1/29

After finishing CBQ's 'General Pershing Zephyr' I'll go on transforming streamliner coaches into shovelnoses.

CBQ  #9906A 'Silver King' and 9906B 'Silver Queen'

#9906A & B


DRGW's short-lived early M-1 'Prospector' by Budd
Rio Grande 'Prospector'

Units will be powered using modified Aristo-Craft's AAR B-trucks.

8/05/2017

General Pershing Zephyr - train set completed

Finally CBQ's 'General Pershing Zephyr' was completed. The power unit and coaches were assembled, modified, got interior, were painted & decaled:
- Silver Charger (power unit, 1000hp)
- Silver Leaf (88ft 8" coach, 72 seats)
- Silver Eagle (78ft 8" coach, 52 seats)
- Silver Star (88ft 7" observation, 22 seat parlor, dining car)


and a pictures' bigger version of the train

6/18/2017

CBQ 'General Pershing Zephyr' - Silver Charger & Silver Star

Finally re-decaled GPZ's #9908 ('Silver Charger')

and finished the diner-lounge observation 'Silver Star'




5/14/2017

#9908 - painted & temporary assembled





Current decals are rather poor (on one side only) and will be replaced by sharper ones