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I build my favorite Disneyland locomotive.394 viewsA completely new superstructure was necessary for modeling the Ernest S. Marsh. A new boiler from Republic Locomotive Works along with a new diamond smokestack, pilot and cab have been assembled. The genuine brass boiler bands have also been added.
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367 viewsMy favorite locomotive poses in front of Main Street Station. The small four wheel tender was completely built from scratch.
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336 viewsThe superstructure components are painted.
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332 viewsUnder steam for the first time!
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330 viewsThis photo shows a standard N scale coach on the left with the smaller Nn3 (N-scale, narrow gauge track, 3' between the rails) on the right.
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323 viewsA close-up of the Ernest S. Marsh with the small Marklin motor clearly visable.
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307 viewsHere is a built-up Nn3 coach from Republic Locomotive Works. The chassis was shortened 1/8" and the roof will be tossed. New roofs were scratch built from bass wood and plastic. The trucks are Nn3 and the couplers N scale from Micro Trains.
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284 viewsA photo of the original Marklin locomotive before transformation to the Fred Gurley.
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284 viewsThe Fred Gurley and Ernest S. Marsh under various stages of completion.
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276 viewsHere the Fred Gurley superstructure has a primer coat applied.
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266 viewsThe Fred Gurley is lacking only a couple of details but here it has been "steamed up" for testing.
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264 viewsYes, we have guests aboard!
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200 viewsHere is a photo of one of the coaches with the scratch built roof.
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198 viewsHere is a comparison with the under construction Fred Gurley with an original Z gauge Marklin locomotive on the rear track. Not much of the original loco has been kept.
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158 viewsThis is the Combine (baggage and passenger) coach. This car was the first of the consist and is always coupled to a locomotive directly behind the tender.
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105 viewsProgressing along with the cab and tender built up. The sand dome is missing here because the screw that holds the superstructure to the chassis is located there. A small neodium magnet in the sand dome will hold it in place so it can be removed to allow maintenance work to be performed.
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