Here's my first attempt at detailing a Loco. Start point was a €15 eBay Rivarossi switcher circa 1970
Another person hooked! ;-D
I need to find the time to continue on my projects. Glad to see your work: you did very well. Maybe that is what I need as encouragement.
I have one of those engines to and added a few extra's.
Again, very nice work.
New York, Vermont & Nothern Rwy. Co. & Otter Creek Falls Coal & Lumber Co.
That's one good looking switcher!
Danville & Western HO modeler and web historian
Your talent is obvious - the weathering as well as mods are great - it looks used, but not abused; if you get the chance, post a photo with it at work in the rail yard!
Thanks for your kind words - first blog as well so, a day of firsts!
Wasn't sure anyone would be interested, but looks like folks are, so ill take your advice and put the loco "into context" with some layout shots .
Perhaps a few pictures of how it was done as well.
Really good job!
Just guessing, but it looks to me as though there is also paint on the moving rubbing parts, like the cylinder slides, etc., and maybe the coupling rod bearings. If so, I'd advise doing your best to wiping it off, as moving friction is the worst enemy of good slow running.
Alcohol sometimes will shift not too long hardened paint. Acetone, as in nail varnish remover, dissolves almost everything, but be careful not to touch and melt any plastic parts it may get on to.
That is one nice looking locomotive.
Head of clean up, repairs and nurturing of the eccentric owner