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Old Coyote

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  • Birthday 01/20/1947

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  • Scale I Build
    1:24

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    High Point, NC
  • Full Name
    John Wolfe

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  1. No offense taken sir, I just misunderstood your first post.
  2. You are correct. I misunderstood your original post. I thought you were saying the little switchers never existed. As for this particular unit, I have no clue what my father cobbled together to originally build it in the late 1940's. I do remember as a child seeing it running on his club's huge layout (and I remember him taking me to see the real switcher at the Southwestern Public Service plant). After my father's death in 1976, I went to the club to collect his builds and I found a lot of his stuff disassembled and in pieces and some of it totally missing (like his Southern Pacific 4-8-8-2 Cab Forward). I used whatever I could find in his parts boxes to semi-restore the little switcher into a display piece. I realize it is not 100% accurate, but it is a memory of my father's work.
  3. ... The Blue Max Mustang II funny car is complete (well, at least as complete as I can get it) ..... the basis for the build was the AMT Trojan Horse Mustang II kit ....... not really correct for the Max but as close as I can get ...... after two trips to the purple pond. much sanding, body filler putty to smooth the sides, adding an extension to the rear spoiler to more accurately portray the Max, and removing the horrid rivet panels along the lower body sides the body was treated to two coats of Testors Blue Pearl enamel .... the decals came from Slixx ..... the engine detailing came from Kurt at Connkur and Charlie at Pro-Tech ..... not perfect by any stretch of the imagination but a fairly nice shelf model to add to my collection ...... Thanks for looking ....
  4. Great looking build sir. Very nicely done.
  5. Sorry to burst your bubble gents, but these little 0-6-0 diesel switchers did (and still do) exist. They were used mostly by heavy industry companies (power companies, steel companies, etc). See below
  6. Beautiful build, outstanding quality.
  7. Gorgeous build Bruce. So typical of your beautiful work.
  8. No sir, from what I can find out it was originally set to be 1/48, although some model railroaders display O gauge trains with 1/43 automobiles.
  9. No sir, it is not powered. The unit was gutted before it was placed in pieces in the box where I found it. My intention was not to get it to running condition but just to get it to display condition. I had to scour the internet to find the image of Reddy Kilowatt. The unit is decorated to resemble the little switcher which plied its trade at the Southwestern Public Service plant in Amarillo, Texas back in the late 1940's and early 1950's.
  10. Here are before and after pictures of the diesel electric switcher I have bee restoring from my father's "O" Gauge model railroad collection. When I found the switcher in a box, it had been disassembled and gutted. I remember this unit from when I was a kid. I scrounged parts from his boxes, modified some, and scratchbuilt some parts to get this beast back into display condition. This switcher was originally built (and run) back in the early 1950's. The piece is all metal with the exception of the wood base I built to attach the driving trucks to the metal body.
  11. Beautiful build sir. Very nicely done.
  12. Gorgeous build Bruce, that looks spectacular. Your builds are always so clean and accurate.
  13. One of the most gorgeous builds I have ever seen. Your talents are simply off the scale.
  14. A beautiful build of a great piece of history.
  15. Great build sir, beautifully done !
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