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Cosmo767
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Joined: October 29th, 2003, 8:47 pm

February 13th, 2018, 10:40 pm #11

CLOSER INSPECTION:
The windows on the front of the SRR cab are a funky shape like no NH loco ever saw.
I'm thinking I can merge the original BLI cab with the 3-d printed cab. Will be an interesting bash, but I've done more complex surgery on engines.
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John Sheridan
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Joined: February 23rd, 2009, 3:07 pm

February 15th, 2018, 8:19 am #12

Cosmo767 wrote: After a VERY quick o/l search I found a photo of NH J-2 #3105 and compared it to the 3-d render of the SRR arched window cab for the BLI 2-8-2...
IT'S CLOSE!
Close enough for me.
Hopefully I'll have photos to show in a month or so.
The J-2s front windows were angled from the edge to the boiler. I did design a J-2 Cab some time ago to fit the BLI J-2 (Along with the revised/moved pumps)...maybe its time I dig them back out.
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rsullivan
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February 15th, 2018, 9:52 am #13

Mr. Cosmo767. I recommend following the steps Ms. Kathy Millatt used on page 60 in the section Cab remodeling. It has two pictures to illustrate it. Fig. 3 shows the cab windows and bowed front wall of the cab, and Fig. 4 shows the extension and cab roof extension. This is part of her article titled "Build a New Haven class J-2 heavy Mikado" in Model Railroader, vol 78, no. 3, March 2011.
Richard H. Sullivan, Jr.  member #3967
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Cosmo767
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February 15th, 2018, 12:55 pm #14

John Sheridan wrote:
Cosmo767 wrote: After a VERY quick o/l search I found a photo of NH J-2 #3105 and compared it to the 3-d render of the SRR arched window cab for the BLI 2-8-2...
IT'S CLOSE!
Close enough for me.
Hopefully I'll have photos to show in a month or so.
The J-2s front windows were angled from the edge to the boiler. I did design a J-2 Cab some time ago to fit the BLI J-2 (Along with the revised/moved pumps)...maybe its time I dig them back out.
Ok, NOW I see the window-angle everyone's talking about!
John, thank you for chiming in, I was hoping to talk to you sometime about just that: your previous designs/drawings.
Did you make a full-on CAD drawing? If so, my dad and I have access to a 3-d printer we can use to fabricate the model cab.
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Joined: August 4th, 2017, 5:23 pm

February 16th, 2018, 9:38 pm #15

This is the old NHRHTA brass cab that I modified to fit the Bachmann 2-8-0. 153  SS-199 re-sized.jpg
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John Sheridan
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Joined: February 23rd, 2009, 3:07 pm

February 20th, 2018, 4:24 am #16

Cosmo767 wrote:
John Sheridan wrote:
Cosmo767 wrote: After a VERY quick o/l search I found a photo of NH J-2 #3105 and compared it to the 3-d render of the SRR arched window cab for the BLI 2-8-2...
IT'S CLOSE!
Close enough for me.
Hopefully I'll have photos to show in a month or so.
The J-2s front windows were angled from the edge to the boiler. I did design a J-2 Cab some time ago to fit the BLI J-2 (Along with the revised/moved pumps)...maybe its time I dig them back out.
Ok, NOW I see the window-angle everyone's talking about!
John, thank you for chiming in, I was hoping to talk to you sometime about just that: your previous designs/drawings.
Did you make a full-on CAD drawing? If so, my dad and I have access to a 3-d printer we can use to fabricate the model cab.
Send me a PM & we can discuss.
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