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Date: 02/25/24 18:42
1.5 scale SP Alco Century 630
Author: dmaffei

Scratch building in whole new level.
Not sure if this locomotive has ever been done in 1.5 scale, but someday this monster will be on the rails. Locomotive will have a hydraulic drive as many locomotives this scale have. The modeler has a great attention to detail, so it should be a great representation of the prototype. So does anyone know of another C630 in 1.5 scale?

 






Date: 02/25/24 19:44
Re: 1.5 scale SP Alco Century 630
Author: PHall

Since it's going to be hydraulic drive maybe model a DH-643?



Date: 02/25/24 20:27
Re: 1.5 scale SP Alco Century 630
Author: wabash2800

If this is 1/8 scale, the overall length would be 8 ft.-8.25 in. btw coupler faces correct?

Victor Baird



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/25/24 20:28 by wabash2800.



Date: 02/26/24 07:56
Re: 1.5 scale SP Alco Century 630
Author: perklocal

Nice !  Looks like you are on the Erecting Floor in Schenectady.



Date: 02/26/24 10:48
Re: 1.5 scale SP Alco Century 630
Author: tomstp

The builder is a good sheet metal body man !



Date: 02/26/24 16:55
Re: 1.5 scale SP Alco Century 630
Author: santafedan

The coupler is backwards.  I just checked my 1/8th scale train.



Date: 02/26/24 21:02
Re: 1.5 scale SP Alco Century 630
Author: TrackGuy

I can't say that I've ever seen a 6-axle Alco Century unit before in miniature. Wilbur Kloppenberg from MO built a C-430 with Hi-Adhesionn trucks.
A number of PA's have been built and John Sweeney up in MI has built some RSD units I think.

TrackGuy

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Date: 02/27/24 04:41
Re: 1.5 scale SP Alco Century 630
Author: WrongWayMurphy

I've seen plenty of 4 motor Alcos outdoors but the only 6 axle lokie I have seen are PA's



Date: 02/27/24 12:29
Re: 1.5 scale SP Alco Century 630
Author: dmaffei

One more photo. Big SP power for Train Mountain soon...






Date: 02/27/24 17:19
Re: 1.5 scale SP Alco Century 630
Author: santafedan

The coupler is correct.



Date: 02/28/24 07:51
Re: 1.5 scale SP Alco Century 630
Author: BAB

santafedan Wrote:
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> The coupler is correct.  Oh well did somehow do that didnt catch it too much in a hurry. Engine owner caught it red face time for sure stuff happens...................



Date: 02/29/24 17:52
Re: 1.5 scale SP Alco Century 630
Author: ChrisCampi

When you have a thousand clamps but still need the vise grips for that odd spot. Lol. Very cool project.



Date: 02/29/24 20:40
Re: 1.5 scale SP Alco Century 630
Author: PHall

ChrisCampi Wrote:
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> When you have a thousand clamps but still need the
> vise grips for that odd spot. Lol. Very cool
> project.

Shop Rule #1 - You can NEVER have too many clamps!



Date: 02/29/24 21:03
Re: 1.5 scale SP Alco Century 630
Author: ln844south

Looks great, especially the trucks.
Look forward to seeing it here at Train Mountain.

Steve in Chiloquin, Or



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