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Balto&NY
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posted on Oct 12, 2017 11:03 AM:
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I have seen several examples among the photos shared here. All show fine concepts and great modeling.
Here is a current project I have on the bench. Not many modelers chew into imported brass models to turn them into something else, but it has been done before.

The case here is a 1960's imported brass model by Gem, of an 1880's Illinois Central Forney loco used in Chicago area commuter work until electrification in 1925. It is being transformed into an 1890's era Forney for Staten Island Rapid Transit service, also electrified in 1925.

Here is the subject as received. It wears a thick coat of brass colored paint, had several loose parts and unable to run. The perfect candidate for shop time!






 

   

Balto&NY
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posted on Oct 12, 2017 11:11 AM:
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Here is a photo of the work done so far (I can't seem to add a second photo in the previous message):




 

   

Balto&NY
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posted on Oct 12, 2017 11:22 AM:
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Here is a photo of the prototype I'm modeling, as it looked in 1900. It was built by Baldwin in 1892. Baldwin also built the 1880's Illinois Central Foneys, so they are about the same size.
The replacement stack and domes used in modifying the Gem model are parts for narrow-gauge D&RGW 2-8-0's of the 1890's, also built by Baldwin - a near perfect match!
 

   





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