Diesel Locomotion

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Project by htl posted 08-03-2016 02:05 PM 4638 views 3 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My small Diesel engine is close to done so need to add it to my projects list.
This is an SD 40 engine.
It is 18” long 4 1/2” high 3” wide.
I used oak,cherry and walnut and the finish is Dark Danish oil.

Here’s the picture I used to build it, so it is a scratch build..

And here’s the blog.

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#1 posted 08-03-2016 02:41 PM

Small Diesel engine? That came out looking great. Nice Job.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#2 posted 08-03-2016 02:49 PM

A great build and great blog about building. Thanks for posting.

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#3 posted 08-03-2016 03:18 PM

I love this model very much. You did a great job making this one. And it is not only the model that is nice but also the fact that it is your own developed one. Bruce I’m glad you made a rail on it and now I’m curious how you glued the rail parts and with glue you used and what measure the dowels are. Also thanks for sharing the building process with us.



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#4 posted 08-03-2016 03:24 PM

Thanks Dutchy, Bruce, and Redoak.
Dutchy I’ll add a comment to the blog to help keep it all together.

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#5 posted 08-03-2016 03:29 PM

Super job !
Love all the pictures and the rail just finished the project .
I will study the blog also.


-- Kiefer

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#6 posted 08-03-2016 04:50 PM

The comments above sum it up well.


-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#7 posted 08-03-2016 06:24 PM

Well this one came out great looking. I see you didn’t add the doors like I asked about , but because overall it looks so good….

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#8 posted 08-03-2016 07:17 PM

Very well Done!! beautiful!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#9 posted 08-03-2016 07:31 PM

This model has some of the finest detail that I have ever seen. It is so full of fine craftsmanship and is actually quite extraordinary.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 08-03-2016 07:38 PM

I know Joe I should have put in the doors but I don’t think they would have added much and once my mind hits the it’s done button, IT”S DONE!!! LOL
Thanks all for your kind words.

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs

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#11 posted 08-03-2016 07:52 PM

Beautiful job. I’m glad to see others are building train models.

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#12 posted 08-03-2016 10:23 PM

Great finished product B4. The track shot with the other rolling stock absolutely looks the part and nails your talent… See I’m not dumb (it’s the way the missus dresses me), that’s why I was always on your back about tracks...

With a bit of imagination, the doll house in the background gives me a “Bavarian alps” feel (in a good way). Immediately thought of “Von Ryan’s Express”....

Two quick questions. First, your other blog mentioned 1/16” dowel… the rails looks thicker than that. Was that a typo or am I getting more confused than normal. Second..... Forgot… my head still hurts from all the reading… and Joe’s picture’s making me hungry (it’s breakfast time here).

PS. I know I’m nagging (the missus is a great role model), but a set of ”stunt” tracks in picture #1 would have made it look $1,000,000, without it, its missing that $0.02 worth.

PPS. It’s lost that puppy look.

PPPS. You been moonlighting on the sly? Are those black tyres/wheels on the Ford lurking in the background that you haven’t told us about?

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#13 posted 08-03-2016 10:24 PM

Mron I don’t have the room to build them as big as you do but that’s what’s needed to get in all the details and thanks.

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#14 posted 08-03-2016 10:42 PM

yep You right 1/8!!!
Glad you saw that, I don’t know there 1/16 came from but 1/8 it is.

“Are those black tyres/wheels on the Ford lurking in the background that you haven’t told us about?”

I sanded the car smooth and sprayed it again and while I was at it hit the extra set a spoke wheels with some black paint.
I still need to make some bumps for it and add some hub caps but just went on to other things for now.
That’s why no project pictures.

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs

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#15 posted 08-03-2016 11:02 PM

Bruce, Your engine is great. Nice job!! Soon you will have a complete train. Just a few more freight cars.

-- Bruce - Indiana - Sawdust is just, MAN GLITTER!

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