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Good, i can watch your mistakes and know what to do when i make or ( try again) to build a U-33-C. I have all the parts this time.
 

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Am I the only one who saw the comic possibility of just how close his sliced parts almost spelled "Southern Pathetic" ?

Keep going, the first cut is aways the hardest, the rest come easy
 

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Up dates to the U boat even tho this project was completed in March.

I added additional reinforcing strips to the nside of the shell which also makes for a stronger joint.





Next showing strips in place and ready to glue the two half's together.





Next decision high nose





or low nose. Low nose won out






More later on making truck mounting pads and installing the SD45 electronics in the loco. Later RJD
 

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Well a few more pics of the loco and progress. waiting on grill screen




Making the mounting pads for the trucks.





These will be fitted into the original U25 frame work.





Next the LED's installed.





Making the ditch lights. Used some MU housings for the housing.





Ditch lights installed





Loco complete and ready for its maiden run.







In service and running great even with two AC smoke units.




Now all I'm waiting on is some side frames for a -9 to install on the loco. Later RJD
 
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Nice job RJ, now if you paint it up for the CSX i will put it to good use for you!!!!
 by the way, that has got to be the most straightest track work ive ever seen.............
Nick..
 

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Speaking of straight track... when we were at the NGRC in Phoenix, we did see a layout with exceptionally good trackwork...

R.J. goes up to the owner and says "what did you line the track up with, a laser?"

"yep" was the reply.

Greg
 

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Thanks Nick for the compliment. That's what I do best is track. I only spent 15 years perfecting it as I worked for several RR in the Maint department. Last 31 years enforcing track safety standards. Later RJD
 

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Thanks guys. I would like to try another one but with my original idea. I really only need the shells and the frames as I have plenty of left overs. Also finding another cheap SD 45 to use for the electronics and weights and power bricks is a bit hard to find. Later RJD
 
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