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Baldwin ( save the Shark's) never won first in the diesel beauty pageants. The 2000 HP center cabs were no exception ...made 1946-50 Santa Fe was an earlier purchaser of one ...so Bob Smith of CLW ( Central Locomotive Works) was quick to model one for use on the Museum of Science and Industry's Santa Fe sponsored layout ...true to prototype used at the hump yard.
The CLW is a beast made of bronze castings ...not too many were sold ...
Please see link for action video


https://youtu.be/t-xzq6Q9c_s



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I have begun to cheat on handrails.  I use 1/16" square tubing glued on to .032 stubs in the walkway.

The top of each tube is notched with a Dremel cut off wheel and a long .032 rod is soldered on.  In some cases this is not perfectly prototypical, but at a distance it looks ok.  Lemme look for a photo . . .

Nice capture, Carey.  As you know, I go freaky for bronze cast models.

I did not find a recent photo of my pewter U50, but here is the cast aluminum Squaw Creek.  These are channels, pinned to the sides.  Glue is needed for aluminum and pewter models - I prefer solder on brass and bronze, but am having such good success I may stick with this technique.  Using 3M30-3N glue, which is almost identical to a water based contact cement now used to attach fabric to airframes.

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I did not find a recent photo of my pewter U50, but here is the cast aluminum Squaw Creek.  These are channels, pinned to the sides.  Glue is needed for aluminum and pewter models - I prefer solder on brass and bronze, but am having such good success I may stick with this technique.  Using 3M30-3N glue, which is almost identical to a water based contact cement now used to attach fabric to airframes.

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Very nice!   This is great advice.  Thank you.

Rob

That worked.  This is the first model I have tried the pole and square tube idea.  I think you can see that it is adequate, if not quite up to modern standards.  This is a pewter model - my first attempt at assembling such a thing.  Badly distorted when it came out of the mold, but it straightened with moderate pressure, and JB Weld seems to hold it permanently in place.

I can say I am pleased having it in my collection, but would not go out of my way for more pewter models - I am kind of a bronze age guy.  I do have another pseudo "Erie-built" project coming up, but for right now the shop is sort of moving slowly.

I am delighted with Carey's "finds" and posts.  Let's encourage him to do more!

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That worked.  This is the first model I have tried the pole and square tube idea.  I think you can see that it is adequate, if not quite up to modern standards.  This is a pewter model - my first attempt at assembling such a thing.  Badly distorted when it came out of the mold, but it straightened with moderate pressure, and JB Weld seems to hold it permanently in place.

I can say I am pleased having it in my collection, but would not go out of my way for more pewter models - I am kind of a bronze age guy.  I do have another pseudo "Erie-built" project coming up, but for right now the shop is sort of moving slowly.

I am delighted with Carey's "finds" and posts.  Let's encourage him to do more!

Very nice, Bob.

Please consider this a "second" to Bob's encouragement suggestion...

Mark in Oregon

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