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Offline BigEd

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Re: Märklin BR 38
« Reply #30 on: March 31, 2020, 08:14:00 AM »
Nice parts. Will make a stunning locomotive.  :thumb:
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Re: Märklin BR 38
« Reply #31 on: March 31, 2020, 06:36:48 PM »
This is exciting.....  :biggrin: :biggrin:

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Re: Märklin BR 38
« Reply #32 on: April 02, 2020, 07:29:59 AM »
WOW.... That is going to look awesome once done.....

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Re: Märklin BR 38
« Reply #33 on: April 02, 2020, 09:43:12 PM »
Hi,
I used the hacksaw a bit more today. ;D
I have cut off the front section now completely.
Also the upper headlight has been removed and filled in.
In the second photo there are two arrows pointing at the extension, I must still figure out
how far to trim those back or do I remove them completely.

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Re: Märklin BR 38
« Reply #34 on: April 02, 2020, 09:44:54 PM »
I also found some nice small brass valve wheels, so I can now remove
the cast on ones and have separate parts on either side. :thumb:

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Re: Märklin BR 38
« Reply #35 on: April 03, 2020, 08:37:43 AM »
Sjoe, that's a serious rebuild  :biggrin: Can't wait for the final result.....

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Re: Märklin BR 38
« Reply #36 on: April 03, 2020, 10:31:50 AM »
Hi there Jörg,

Serious building in process. Should have all this on video and on Youtube.  :biggrin:

Great work. Very nice!  :thumb: :biggrin:

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Re: Märklin BR 38
« Reply #37 on: Today at 08:10:49 PM »
Hi there,
this project has been standing for a while, but on Sunday I spent some time with this loco again.
Although there are other things to do I decided to give this project some attention.
I had already roughly cut out the buffer beam platform in front.
So now I drilled the holes for the two lanterns, the hand rails for the shunter and the two cuts
where I need to bend the outer sections up, the middle stays flat and must still be shortened.
Photo one shows me holding the buffer beam with the platform on top and the two lanterns in loosely.
Photo two shows the platform drilled and cut.
Now I must make a mandrill of the correct diameter to bent the two end pieces up.
I do not have any accurate measurements for this so guesstimate the dimensions from photos.

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Re: Märklin BR 38
« Reply #38 on: Today at 09:14:28 PM »
Nice Jörg, coming on very nicely!  :thumb: :biggrin:

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ColWer