Weathering a Steam Engine

Weathering ‘ol number 19, a photo essay

I had this engine over at a friends layout last week for an operating session. I had it doubleheaded with PKRY #22 which is a completely weathered engine, and coupled to a shiny out of the box engine it was quite a contrast. So I figured it was time to get it a bit dirty…

I took some pictures along the way so I could share the techniques I use.

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P2K 0-8-0 #19
Image Copyright (c) 2005 Tim Warris

This is a Proto 2000 (or P2K as they are known) 0-8-0 I bought last year at a flea market, and was pleasantly surprised to find it had a sound decoder installed in it.

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Rear view
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Applying black chalk
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Follow along as this shiny new engine is converted into a more respectable version…..

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Posted by: | 12-26-2005 | 11:12 AM
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Tichy Crane

Tichy 200 Ton Crane.
A great kit!

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Tichy Crane
Image Copyright (c) 2005 Tim Warris

I built this kit over 10 years ago, when I was home for 3 weeks after an unpleasant bout of appendicitis.

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Tichy Crane
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It was one of my more productive ailments….

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Tichy Crane
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Tichy Crane
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Run for Your Life dvd

I consider this Tichy’s most impressive kit. There are hundreds of parts, and I was most impressed how well they all fit together, highly recommended!

- Tim

Posted by: | 12-25-2005 | 12:12 PM
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Bridge Collision

Difficulty with the bridge/tow motor interface.

I had to run into Cambridge yesterday to a supplier, and happened to grab the camera on the way out. Glad I did…

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Bridge collision
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Found this little mishap in front of the Galt train station (yes, named for John Galt, but not that John Galt). There was only about 2 inches of “difficulty” with the tow motor on the truck, but it was enough.

Run for Your Life release

I suggested they let the air out of the tires, but for some reason the didn’t see the humor in that.

Made for an entertaining couple of hours. They managed to get it down with the aid of a large crane, I was a bit disappointed it didn’t fall over….

Here is the statement from the truck driver. The friendly policeman left it in the window of the van for me, next to his guns…

Accident report
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Want to read it? Click here!

-Tim

Posted by: | 12-24-2005 | 10:12 AM
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