Virginian Class PA Pacific from the parts boxes..

Shawn Fields
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Virginian Class PA Pacific from the parts boxes..

Post by Shawn Fields » Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:29 pm

Guys,
I know its been a good long while since I have posted any projects(work,house remodel,going back to college after 20 years,health, etc)

Anyways.....

I was looking for something to do to keep me occupied during my down time when I have it, So I went looking for what I had on hand for goodies, I found a rebuildable Aristo pacific that I had ordered the missing parts for a little over a year ago, so there was my starting point. After fixing all the issues and missing or broken bits it went to the spray booth for a quick shot of flat black.

I had a tender from an ill-fated Accucraft K4 lying about and a set of Aristo tender trucks and some various floor pieces from some Aristo 40 foot boxcars hanging about to get that up and running, plus a shot of flat black for it. Now we all know I'm a N&W man, but I also have a soft spot for the Virginian as well, I went looking thru my VGN reference books and found some good pics of the PA's after spending some design time and about 20 bucks at the local sign shop I have the Tender, Locomotive and I even had a little Piko caboose that got a shot of red and some decals too. and the end result is...

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I hope the snow will melt off soon so I can take it outside and get some shots on the trestle.... like this.

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Thanks for looking.
Until Later,
Shawn
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Post by Nico Corbo » Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:24 am

Shawn,
Beautiful work, I wish I had your parts boxes, if this is what you get out of them.
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Post by Shawn Fields » Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:21 am

Nico Corbo wrote:Shawn,
Beautiful work, I wish I had your parts boxes, if this is what you get out of them.
Thanks Nico, Yeah my parts boxes do surrender some good projects from time to time....but it usually takes a little work to get to that point. :D
Until Later,
Shawn
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Post by R.J DeBerg » Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:05 pm

Nice work Shawn. Always nice to see your projects. Always gives me ideas to do a project.:D Can't wait till we get to see more of the RR when it's up and running. Later RJD
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Post by Alan Lott » Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:46 pm

A lovely project come to fruition Shawn. It is also welcome to see locos and cars with the Virginian road name. ;)
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Post by Stan Cedarleaf » Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:09 pm

That is very well done, Shawn... It's so very nice to see what can be done with "left-overs"... :) :) :)
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Post by Kevin Kavic » Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:22 pm

Great stuff can rise out of the parts box!! nice work.
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Post by KenBurkinshaw » Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:56 pm

It's great to see you working on train projects Shawn.
I know your plate is very full right now, and you've certainly had some health adventures.:eek: I see the kitchen is moving along, although the cardboard walls seem a little too temporary.:D I guess you have to make train time somehow.;)

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Post by Ed Headington » Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:54 pm

Awesome, as your projects usually are, Shawn.

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Post by Shawn Fields » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:27 am

Thanks for the compliments guys, I do enjoy these little projects and sharing them with everyone.

Ken, yeah the construction walls are a little on the thin side cardboard one side and plastic on the other, but the old kitchen is still insulated and i do keep a small heater in there to protect the upstairs plumbing.... but its coming along.... now where did i put that chainsaw :D
Until Later,
Shawn
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