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Armor and ground forces of the Allied forces during World War II.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 01:05 AM UTC
Frenchy - Thanks for the fantastic drawings you posted of the S-160. I am sure they will be a great help to Jon in his efforts.

He has me really chomping at the bit for the model kit he is producing. He is doing a fantastic job!!!!!
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Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 05:10 AM UTC

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Frenchy - Thanks for the fantastic drawings you posted of the S-160.



Paul is the one to be thanked in the first place !

H.P.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 03:32 PM UTC
Well, in that case, thank you very much Paul. Great research on this not too well known subject.

Mike.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 06, 2013 - 01:27 AM UTC
Jon - Cannot wait for your next post. Very exciting project you have going there.

Hope the new deck is coming together and that you can return to this project in the very near future.

I was at first put off by the projected price on this model. (Just simply out of my usual price range.) But after seeing the quality of your fine work I realise now I will have to be your first customer!
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Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 11:01 PM UTC
Hi All,

Spent the last three weeks replacing a 12' x 20' deck 10' in the air. Only fell once...

Anyhow, quick update on the progress. Next is the brake lines...

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Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 11:31 PM UTC

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Hi All,

Spent the last three weeks replacing a 12' x 20' deck 10' in the air. Only fell once...

Anyhow, quick update on the progress. Next is the brake lines...




Fell or got pushed by your wife?
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Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 01:03 AM UTC
Way cool - great work Jon (as always!)

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Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 08:21 AM UTC
Link to a new product review from Armor35.

Railway Water Column USSR 1/35th, see below:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=211208
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 12:12 AM UTC
The front truck has been completed. Now (possibly) on to the boiler...



Jon
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Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 12:48 AM UTC
I promise I will get off this Monorail kick in the very near future but I could not resist posting this very unusual photo. A Monorail turntable! Also it is interesting to know that this British rail line is still operating today!



Also note the double boilers and fire boxes!
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Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 02:08 AM UTC
Sorry to say that this " Monorail" is not in Britain. It's in Ireland (Erie), a totally separate country. It's a bit like saying that America is part of Canada.

Paul, in the good old U.K.
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Posted: Friday, August 30, 2013 - 12:55 AM UTC
Of course you are correct. I knew it was in Ireland but just didn't think. I was more taken by the complexity and unusual quality of the mechanism.
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Posted: Friday, August 30, 2013 - 02:40 AM UTC
My reply was tongue in cheek. But thinking about it, it uses three rails, one at the top and two on the sides so is it really a mono rail?

Or should it be a try rail?

When the rail system was in full use it ran from Cork to Balaybunue (I'm not sure about the spelling of the town name)

ATB

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Posted: Monday, September 02, 2013 - 12:22 AM UTC
Three parts so far, with the firebox pan to go. Then comes detail...

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Posted: Monday, September 02, 2013 - 05:37 AM UTC
Reference photo for the Russian Water Column talked about earlier:

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Posted: Thursday, September 05, 2013 - 04:04 AM UTC
Another view of S-160 locomotive currently on display at Ft. Eustis, Army Transportation Museum.


William Grimes photo - All rights reserved
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Posted: Friday, September 06, 2013 - 12:12 AM UTC
Another shot of the Ft. Eustis S-160 Locomotive found on line.


That's a steam driven electric generator just behind the smoke stack. Not sure that was on the original Transportation Corps design and neither was the high mounted electric headlight.
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Posted: Friday, September 06, 2013 - 07:05 AM UTC
Hi Mike,

The Eustis engine also was modified for US stateside operations with different couplers, as well as the high whistle and the raised smokestack. It's probably also oil fired, since the Alaska Railroad ones also had that done. Anyhow, here's the progress:

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Posted: Monday, September 09, 2013 - 12:38 AM UTC
Looking Amazing Jon!!!!!

You're single handedly keeping Grant Line nuts and bolts casting in business.
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Posted: Monday, September 09, 2013 - 08:53 AM UTC
Actually, I'm using Tichy Train Group bolts and rivets. They're a little cheaper... Anyhow, got the back head to rivet...

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Posted: Monday, September 09, 2013 - 02:56 PM UTC
Some of the larger O scale washout plugs might save you a little work on the boiler.
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Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 02:12 AM UTC
Another interest Great War RR listing:




http://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=212198

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Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 01:51 AM UTC
Jon

I am just amazed at the work you are doing on the S-160 locomotive and the speed with which you are doing it.

Mike
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Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 05:02 AM UTC
Thanks Mike, it keeps me out of trouble. The large parts of the locomotive are on their way for casting, and the duplicate parts are done. Now on to the tender...
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Posted: Friday, September 20, 2013 - 07:37 AM UTC
Posted today on the Facebook page "Railroad Glory Days"


We pass one of the Southern Railway's USA tank locos, [0-6-0 built by the H.K. Porter company] these were bought over during the second war and found favour working in Southampton docks up to the early 1960's. One of very few American built locos to work long term in the UK.