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Dash-9 - Lowering project - Completed(w/tank raised)

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I've finally completed a Dash-9 lowering job with lowering the engine on the trucks AND raising the tank. :)   Two engines are pictured, one lowered with a raised tank and the other is lowered with the tank still in it's original position.

Now I just have to do the rest.  /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/blink.gif

(Figured I would try to do my part to get new threads going in the new forums.  /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/tongue.gif


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Interesting discussion.

Here is a website that has some Dash 9 proto specs that may be of interest to you folks.  It doesn't have the rail to tank height but it does have other measurements that may be relative or helpful in your quest for a realistic looking height.  I can't speak to their accuracy but thought I'd pass the link on just out of interest.


I do not own a dash 9 but fwiw when I have looked at them (the 1:29 size) they do seem to be a bit high on the rail.  Beautiful loco tho.

Raymond, may I also add to others comments that your modifications look terrific.


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Ray, Finally getting caught up on some topics that I've missed. Really nice job on the Dash. Impressive effort!!!!!

Thanks Gary and thanks for the information.  That might be helpful for some others considering doing this.   

Thanks Joe.  Hope things are going good for you.  :)

Guess I need to check our site to see the mods to the fuel tank.  Probably a project I need to do. Does make a difference Later RJD
Hey RJ,

I don't think I've posted pics of what I did to raise the tank yet.  I'll work on doing that.  

Hey RJ,  I took some photos of the steps and how I raised the tank and posted them on the lower project page:  


Also explained how I did everything.

I know this could have been done more precisely, but the steps I used made raising the tank a set of no brainer steps not requiring alot of measuring.  In the end, it worked.  /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/tongue.gif

Here are few pics more are on the webpage.


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Looks great, I always thought that the -9 looked a little high.
It's finally nice to read a thread where you can do some modifications to a model without being accused of being a troublemaker. The conversion looks nice Ray-Man as always!

Regards, Greg
Thanks Josef & Greg.  

Greg:  Sigh, yeah I saw the last couple of posts over there.  Sorry to see all that go down.  Well, you're welcome over here so!  /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/tongue.gif:D

PS:  I like the long a** cigar pic as your avatar.  LOL  :cool:  Didn't you have it as the pic for a while?
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Yeah, it was an avatar for a while, I just rotate through them... that cigar is over an inch in diameter and 18" long... took 4-1/2 hours to smoke!

Yeah, one last rude email from a moderator, and I finally had enough. Over rubber tires on a roadrailer. Just don't need to get rude comments over trivial matters.

So I can tell it like it is, rather than sugar coating things that are really bad.

Regards, Greg
Good lord!  hahaha  4 1/2 hours?  Now that sir is a stogie.  LOL   Well, I guess it doesn't get any better that, puffing on a 1 and half stogie running trains all afternoon.  ;)

I hear you on the other.   I'm gonna try my best not to lock horns with anyone over there.

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