DebenLLC Hoist w/S.A.& A.P. Flat car 550 on winch duty

Discussion in 'Structures' started by SAFN SAAP, May 15, 2012.

  1. renapper

    renapper Passed away March 8, 2013

    Re: DebenLLC Hoist w/ S.A.& A.P. Flat car 550 on winch duty

    Manny,
    I would think on such a bare bones outfit, the steam lines would be exposed if for no other reason than ease of maintenance. Very Nice model.
     
  2. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    Re: DebenLLC Hoist w/ S.A.& A.P. Flat car 550 on winch duty

    Very nice work - Manny. Leave the steam lines exposed .. the more "clutter" ... the better.
    A small nit pickin criticism .... get rid of the tits on the bottom of the barrels .. doesn't look right!
    There - I've said it!
     
  3. SAFN SAAP

    SAFN SAAP Member

    Re: DebenLLC Hoist w/ S.A.& A.P. Flat car 550 on winch duty

    LOL...Titties eradicated!

    Edit: Or so I thought. They're tough little boogers. Couldn't get to them with the barrels attached. I will hide them with tools leaning up against the barrels. Thanks for bringing them to my attention. I'll clean them off for the next uses. In the meantime, I've weathered up the barrels pretty good. The original pump platform was a little short, so I rebuilt a new one. It's painted now and almost ready for installation.

    I'm working on the plumbing right now...
     
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  4. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Re: DebenLLC Hoist w/ S.A.& A.P. Flat car 550 on winch duty

    I'm a barrel guy myself.
     
  5. SAFN SAAP

    SAFN SAAP Member

    Re: DebenLLC Hoist w/ S.A.& A.P. Flat car 550 on winch duty

    Hey Y'all,

    Back again with some updates. This morning I had surgery on my right big toe. They had to remove two sides of my big toe nail because it was ingrown. The right side was so bad that the spur was almost through the outside of the skin. Not trying to gross anyone out, but I am so relieved now. I'm just dealing with the throbbing as the numbness has worn off and it is "ouch time". Well, what better way to relieve the pain then work on trains? Exactly!

    Today I started by rebuilding the platform for the boiler pump. It was a scale 4" too short which was making the end stanchions pull in. I fixed it and now the stanchions are upright. I painted them, added some NBW's, and then weathered it to match the conditions it is working under.

    I also weathered the barrels. They really look aged. I tried to remove the titties that Sherrel pointed out, but nada; couldn't get to them. So I hid them with some tools. One has the coal chest and the water line, the other the shovel, and the last the broom. The broom is the least hidden, but you have to look for it to see it.

    The pump was installed on the platform and the feeder line to it. Looks great! I painted the rear main pump water line and the valves. They look good too. I will dull the copper once the line is bent and cut.

    The pump reel which came with the Cal-Scale WP-287 just didn't fit the scheme. But a good ol' FIRE BARREL did! Boo-Yah!

    Next I have to plumb the steam line to the pump on the platform and the cold water line to the boiler. I will not hide any of the steam lines. They will all show. The boiler had its old input line removed and the whistle will be relocated.

    I have two 10' ladders from Rusty Stumps drying. I'm going to have one against the pump platform and another hanging from stakes in the stake pockets. More tools and things like grease buckets, oil cans, monkey wrenches will fit the bill. A sledge hammer is posed, and few other things, like some WHISKEY BOTTLES.

    More to come...

    Manny

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  6. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Re: DebenLLC Hoist w/ S.A.& A.P. Flat car 550 on winch duty

    This looks like way too much fun. I'm inspired to model a moonshine still for my backwoods branch line. The weathering is really going to make this a "front of the layout" scene. Keep up the good work. Cut your toenails straight across the top.
     
  7. SAFN SAAP

    SAFN SAAP Member

    Re: DebenLLC Hoist w/ S.A.& A.P. Flat car 550 on winch duty

    Yeah, I am having fun with it. The only aspect which is time consuming and tedious is the plumbing part. You have to get the bends spot on, or it just looks horrible. I may do a little more tonight. Or go to bed. I don't know. My foot is swollen a little now. Maybe I just need to rest.

    Thanks again Jim, et all, for the compliments. Almost done!

    Manny
     
  8. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Re: DebenLLC Hoist w/ S.A.& A.P. Flat car 550 on winch duty

    Just back from 18 days of vacation and am still catching up. This was a nice thread to welcome me back - superb work, there, Manny.

    Best Regards,
     
  9. SAFN SAAP

    SAFN SAAP Member

    Re: DebenLLC Hoist w/ S.A.& A.P. Flat car 550 on winch duty

    Thank you Chris,

    Hehehehe...seems like a wayward raccoon has made its way into some left over lunch from the work crew and they are not able to go back to work. What to do with this little bandit??? Hmmm...what is Manny up to?
     
  10. SAFN SAAP

    SAFN SAAP Member

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    Apparently, Neosho, MO, is not the only station that has to deal with those "coons" that have made the Frisco so famous! Seems that Rascals has decided to visit the car knockers and investigate their previous lunches, dinners, and what have you's.

    Rascals is famous in these parts, visiting all the facilities here in San Antonio at the S.A. & A.P. Engine Facilities. I don't think the crews are going to get much work done on repairing cars with the hoist until Rascals is done with his lunch.

    ...Just another day on the Frisco System...

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  11. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

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    Heck, if those critters were caught trespassing along the Zalma branch they would've ended up being lunch.
     
  12. SAFN SAAP

    SAFN SAAP Member

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    I hear that Rascals brother, Mr. Jangles, is headed up to your neck of that woods. He heard 'bout that wonderful Missouri Ozark Puddin', and dun wanted to fetch 'im sum!
     
  13. SAFN SAAP

    SAFN SAAP Member

    Re: DebenLLC Hoist w/ S.A.& A.P. Flat car 550 on winch duty

    Working on the flat this morning.

    First, I painted the bolsters, coupler pockets, and the brake wheel assembly.

    Once the paint was dry, I installed the Kadee Arch Bar 501 trucks. They look great. The couplers are Kadee 148 Whiskers. Much better than the No. 5's, IMHO.

    Next, I took a jar of DebenLLC's, Weathered Rust, and dry brushed the couplers, trucks, wheels, and the brake wheel assembly. They look Texas used now.

    I also formed the input line to the barrels, and cut off the excess PB wire. I then painted it copper and will soon weather that a little bit. I'm in the process of getting patina paint for the copper.

    Here is S.A. & A.P. 550, removed from revenue service, and permanently assigned to MOW on her wheels. I think it looks great! Now I just have to plumb the boiler, add a few details, and she is done.

    More to come...

    Thanks for looking...

    Manny

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  14. SAFN SAAP

    SAFN SAAP Member

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    I just scored two packages of 1 1/2" wrapped steam pipe from Precision Scale and a group of pipe tee's and elbows from Kemtron off eBay! I will hold off on doing the plumbing till they arrive. They will make the plumbing look 100% better as the steam lines would be wrapped. Too cool!
     
  15. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

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    AttaBoy!
     

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