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This is my very first attempt at G-Scale prototype stuff.
All the rolling stock, and power is Historical/Prototype Correct, matching clear, sharp, photo images in our Hi-Line collection.
The PIKO locomotive was a Xmas Thing, 5 colors, with only a few factory overstated/oversized details.
All custom details added are now 1:29th scale. About 80+ changes in total to both loco & tender.
The PIKO sound range system is fantastic !!!
Below is the link.

 

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This is my very first attempt at G-Scale prototype stuff.
All the rolling stock, and power is Historical/Prototype Correct, matching clear, sharp, photo images in our Hi-Line collection.
The PIKO locomotive was a Xmas Thing, 5 colors, with only a few factory overstated/oversized details.
All custom details added are now 1:29th scale. About 80+ changes in total to both loco & tender.
The PIKO sound range system is fantastic !!!
Below is the link.

...the PIKO Locomotive out -of-the-box, was a 2-6-0 . All the molded factory details were removed/replaced.
Brass rods /K&S metal shapes, and nice scale detail stuff from Ozark Min,
Entire front of the Loco/tender was a cut & bash job. Pony wheel removed, and the cow catcher was modified to accept
a operating Kadee #906 coupler.
Both headlights, bell, moved as well.
All the models have Kadee #906 body-mount scale couplers, Kadee/USA steel wheel sets.
 

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This is my very first attempt at G-Scale prototype stuff.
All the rolling stock, and power is Historical/Prototype Correct, matching clear, sharp, photo images in our Hi-Line collection.
The PIKO locomotive was a Xmas Thing, 5 colors, with only a few factory overstated/oversized details.
All custom details added are now 1:29th scale. About 80+ changes in total to both loco & tender.
The PIKO sound range system is fantastic !!!
Below is the link.

This is some fantastic quality stuff, Really makes the toyish looking Piko loco look like an actual model. Great work! Only thing I personally think is missing would be some injector feed lines and check valves on the boiler, and maybe some piping to the Westinghouse pump.
 

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... 100% your right ! Thought ???about your suggested add-on's.
However, in no-way I'm a steam guy. My knowledge on this stuff
is VERY limited. If I had an idea/image where to place this stuff... I think
I would have given it a shot.( the front of the Loco, now shortened by 3/4 " ,was the most difficult part )

A few pieces of rolling stock has some lite-weathering, not sure if the guy
I'm doing these project(s) for would have the same weathering appreciation taste/thoughts.
I would guess operations outside might pick-up/add a weathered patina of it's own?
Thank's again for the nice comment and your suggestions.
JZ.
 

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If you have availability of back issues of Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette magazine (dig out the way back machine) there was a series 'Straight Talk About Bent Pipes' which covers all sorts of piping on steam locos. You can also order a DVD of back issues that will include those articles. You can order it here: https://www.bobhayden.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=102

Happy railroading!
 

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This is my very first attempt at G-Scale prototype stuff.
All the rolling stock, and power is Historical/Prototype Correct, matching clear, sharp, photo images in our Hi-Line collection.
The PIKO locomotive was a Xmas Thing, 5 colors, with only a few factory overstated/oversized details.
All custom details added are now 1:29th scale. About 80+ changes in total to both loco & tender.
The PIKO sound range system is fantastic !!!
Below is the link.

Jerry, you did a great job on kit bashing that PIKO into a protoype. Are you going to conduct prototype operations sessions?
 

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Operations ? Not sure, I'm doing this custom Loco & Rolling stock project for a friend.
He has a couple of contractors working on the outdoor/backyard layout.

He did send some images of the (14) custom wood bridges. I do know he wanted all the ROW
to be at least 42" up from garden/lawn ground base area.
I'm only design/building the Historic Power & Rolling stock. Two sets (Pass./Frt.) circa:1918, another set for
circa: 1950 era. freight only.
No track design, laying, or power sources on my end.

I'll post his/contractors layout building/design progress as I know more info....
JZ.
 
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