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The C.P. Mallet build
« on: June 14, 2019, 05:46:23 PM »
Hi, I thought some of you might be interested in a model I have just finished today of the Canadian Pacific Mallet locomotive that was built in 1909 to work as a 'pusher' through the 'spiral tunnels' in the Canadian Rockies. The prototype was a compound and in order to reduce the distance traveled by the steam the pistons were placed facing each other. A feature that gave me a rather large headache during the design and construction of the model.
I will show a brief construction of the model as I have spent the last six months documenting the build process on another forum before discovering NGF !!

The start was an Arnold 0-8-8-0 tank. Secondhand off ebay.













More photos coming soon !
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Re: The C.P. Mallet build
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2019, 05:56:29 PM »
Some more pics







And the tender. Using some Bachmann parts.





Tonights photos of the finished loco to follow
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Tom

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Re: The C.P. Mallet build
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2019, 06:06:58 PM »
I have modeled her after her 1912 rebuild. Apart from many changes she was also repainted black.

So, fresh out the paint shop, the 'OFFICIAL' builders photos  :)











I can sit back and open a beer now. I'm pretty chuffed with how it came out  :beers:
Thanks

Tom

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Re: The C.P. Mallet build
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2019, 06:29:41 PM »

I can sit back and open a beer now. I'm pretty chuffed with how it came out  :beers:


You've certainly earned it! An excellent and unique model to own. How long did the project take in actual time?

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Re: The C.P. Mallet build
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2019, 06:32:49 PM »
I can sit back and open a beer now. I'm pretty chuffed with how it came out  :beers:

The Mallett or the beer?    :laugh3:

Only kidding. You should be chuffed, it looks a great job.

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Re: The C.P. Mallet build
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2019, 07:32:12 PM »
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Re: The C.P. Mallet build
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 12:17:10 AM »
Yes, great job.  :thumbsup:

I'm interested in a couple of details....

From the box, I assume it was a kit?

By the wire, it looks like the tender has pickups?
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: The C.P. Mallet build
« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 06:56:20 AM »
Yes, great job.  :thumbsup:

I'm interested in a couple of details....

From the box, I assume it was a kit?

By the wire, it looks like the tender has pickups?


I wish a kit had existed for this loco ! No, it was totaly scratch built with a 'heavily' modified Arnold chassis which involved removing two drivers, reversing the leading truck valve gear and pistons, and completely rebuilding the truck mounts (the hardest part). The tender uses the coal load, chassis frame and trucks from a Bachmann spectrum tender.  The pick up comes from eight of the loco wheels (the other four having traction tyres) and all of the tender wheels. The 'box' is actually an old postcard that I kept propped on my workbench for inspiration :)

I can sit back and open a beer now. I'm pretty chuffed with how it came out  :beers:


You've certainly earned it! An excellent and unique model to own. How long did the project take in actual time?

Mike

Six months of evenings. So it took a few hours to complete. I really couldn't say how many !!!!!! 

Thank you all for your kind words
« Last Edit: Yesterday at 07:02:23 AM by tomcook »
Thanks

Tom

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Re: The C.P. Mallet build
« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 07:20:40 AM »
Well that makes it even more impressive, Tom.  :admiration:
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