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up148 posted:

More shots of #5077 Will.  That tender is really, really nice. Love the coal boards. Is this another JS model?

Butch 

I sold it to another forum member.  Fellow UP fanatic you may already know.  I know that it had a Jerry White drive and a lot of detail.  The Loco boiler, pipes, and pumps were close to stock but the smokebox was extended with proper light position and the stack modified/enlarged.  More cab details and a lot of work on the tender.  Not sure who did the work.  The additional Water box on top was a little out of scale  (too tall) but it gave me an Idea for the project TTT I purchased after I let go of the Bassett TTT .

I just picked up a rivet press and die set.  I figured when I finish the E7 modifications and finish modifying my Lionel FEF-3 with a sellers feedwater heater painted and back together I want to modify the KTM stock tender.

I've seem to be modelling the Kansas division 1946-1954 as a target era.  They ran a lot of great steam and diesels I like.  

I'm looking to match #5028. I wanted a prototype that had the BB tender (4 wheel trucks, Box added modified tender to 13,500 gal. with coal boards) , 4BL feedwater heater (just cause I like the way it looks), big fat stack, and time on the Kansas division within my era.  We'll see if I have the patience and skill to do it.  But for the couple hundred bucks I picked it up for, I won't feel too bad experimenting on it.

If  anyone knows where I can get detail parts for the 4BL I'd appreciate the lead.

Resources:

Union Pacific Prototype Locomotive Photos Vol. 13 (James L Ehrenberger Collection)

The Streamliner Vol.4 No.1 (UPHS).  (info on TTTs and also has a lot of info on the two tone grey scheme)

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#5029 was similarly equipped so I will use this photo for the other profile to model that side. 

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I also frequently refer to this book:

Smoke Above the Plains (James L. Ehernberger and Francis G. Gschwind - 1965)

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Sounds like a great project Will. I have all of those books and the Streamliner mag, but have yet to find an interior cab photo of the 5000 series TTT. Obviously Bassett found it.

BTW, I have turned over every rock in the UK I can think of trying to reach Peter. Found where he got a permit to make a 3 apartment complex out of his hobby shop in the mid to late 2000's, but finding more info has been fruitless.  Even had a friend and member of the UK O Guild Gage ask around about him, but to no avail. He must have been a loner. Would very much like to discuss his TTT loco in detail.

Butch 

The Harriman cars are being delivered.  I can't wait to see pictures.

Butch-sent to your gmail.  Did you receive it?

W.-Seem to remember seeing the 4BL in the PSC catalog.  Bill D may have something also.  I've heard rumor he may/or already has bought the PSC line of O detail parts. 

If true, I'm happy to hear.  We're fortunate to have him or all those parts would be lost. 

 

86TA355SR posted:

The Harriman cars are being delivered.  I can't wait to see pictures.

Butch-sent to your gmail.  Did you receive it?

W.-Seem to remember seeing the 4BL in the PSC catalog.  Bill D may have something also.  I've heard rumor he may/or already has bought the PSC line of O detail parts. 

If true, I'm happy to hear.  We're fortunate to have him or all those parts would be lost. 

 

Bill is a great resource. I picked up the Pacific and a Mountain from him.   Hopefully he comes across a late bull-moose for me sometime.

 I ordered two fwh from Stevensen Preservation. But they're pretty rough cast and I will have to clean up the details. If I find something more detailed in the meantime I'll consider.

Must kill you to know your Harrimans have been delivered but you can't see them for weeks!

I should have pictures of my 2R set and 3R set by Thursday or Friday.

WITZ 41 posted: 

Must kill you to know your Harrimans have been delivered but you can't see them for weeks!

I should have pictures of my 2R set and 3R set by Thursday or Friday.

Bro, you have no idea!

I've wanted/waited since they were first announced.  EXCITED!

 

Golden Gate Depot 17" Harriman Passenger Cars

Union Pacific 

2 Rail TTG and 3 Rail Yellow

Absolutely Stunning plastic models. 

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Worth the wait.  UP had many 60' Harrimans, but.....Keep in mind, for the prototypical UP modeler, these are a compromise as they are based on the SP's Harriman prototypes. Doesn't bother me one bit.  Haven't researched the car numbers yet but, I consider these high quality cars as good "representations" of the UP prototypes without having to pay the high end brass price.

GGD Harriman 60' Business car, 2R

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2R and 3R side by side. (3R Hoses/connections sacrificed I assume for turning radius)

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3R

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GGD Harriman  60' Lunch Car, 2R

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Great roof details and interior details.

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2R and 3R side by side

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Detailed 4 wheel trucks are so much better than most other bulky O scale ones.  Also, Very happy to see accurate Gray color.  Will look superb behind the 3rd Rail Alco PA/PB Scott just invoiced me.

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2R vs 3R lunch cars end-to-end.

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Crisp underside detail and on/off switch.

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60' Coach roof details look fantastic.  2R & 3R

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GGD Harriman 60' Coach 2R

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GGD Harriman 60' Coach 3R

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3R coupled together have reasonable gap.  I'm actually quite pleased with how close they are.

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Harriman 70' Baggage 3R

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2R & 3R end-to-end

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Harriman 70' Baggage 2R

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Nice clean roof vents and opening doors.  Careful!  Held on with two tiny pegs.  One popped off in shipping, easily put back on.

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These run smoothly on 2R or 3R......

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Harriman 70' RPO 2R & 3R

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Again, six wheel trucks are beautiful too.

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More roof detail...

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Harriman 70' RPO 2R

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Harriman 70' RPO 3R

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Thrilled to have them.  Thanks Scott and Team!

Now I just have to find the time to add the couplers to the 2R, and add plenty of Little People to all the cars..

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 Enjoy!

 

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86TA355SR posted:

This car finishes my K Line passenger car collection.  I was able to find all the 21" and 18" cars over the last four years.  The 21" cars bring big money, but the 18" cars were harder to find.  

Awesome Aaron! now you'll have to target a new white whale.

86TA355SR posted:

K Line 18" version:

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This car finishes my K Line passenger car collection.  I was able to find all the 21" and 18" cars over the last four years.  The 21" cars bring big money, but the 18" cars were harder to find.  

It looks like there are flaps at the ends, is it not a one piece extrusion? For coupler swing? Nice car.

Seek peek. Haven't had time to get it all out..

Sometimes I just can't help myself......

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Beautuful OMI paint job.  I knew it wasn't going to be a match to my GGD ttg set but I couldn't resist. I figure it'll be a good stand in until I get my other one painted to match. It's a stunner.

Thanks Bill Davis.

 

 

 

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86TA355SR posted:

K Line 18" version:

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This car finishes my K Line passenger car collection.  I was able to find all the 21" and 18" cars over the last four years.  The 21" cars bring big money, but the 18" cars were harder to find.  

It looks like there are flaps at the ends, is it not a one piece extrusion? For coupler swing? Nice car.

Swing skirts are for tighter curves. Another example: some of Lionel's 18" aluminum cars advertise "Swing skirts for O-31 operation".

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