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Walthers Huletts Kit?

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Walthers Huletts Kit?
Posted by PRRT1MAN on Friday, February 09, 2018 11:38 AM

Group,

Have any of you built this kit? If so any pointers. I just started it last night and seems pretty straight forward so far.  Maybe even some pointers to make it more realistic.Walthers Hulett

 

Sam Vastano
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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, February 09, 2018 2:32 PM

PRRT1MAN
I just started it last night and seems pretty straight forward so far. 

Hi, T1Man

I built four of the beautiful hunks. As you say, pretty straight forward.

 IMG_0392_fix by Edmund, on Flickr

I recently got around to painting them and installing lights. I can comment further on the lights as time permits. So far I only have lighting on the base, nothing on the winch house or leg.

Cleaning up all those wheels was tedious. They fit a little sloppy in the trunions. Actually there's no real reason to make them so they roll.

 IMG_7465_fix by Edmund, on Flickr

Instead of using the supplied thread I used Berkshire Junction EZ Line for the winch. That seemed to work out OK.

I made these bronze pickups that ride on N scale M-E track that is powered for my lights.

 IMG_0372_fix_W by Edmund, on Flickr

These are great kits! Lots of photos and drawings can be found here:

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/search/?q=hulett%20unloaders&sg=true

 

Cheers! Ed

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Posted by PRRT1MAN on Friday, February 09, 2018 6:59 PM

Thank you so much!

Sam Vastano
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Posted by MisterBeasley on Friday, February 09, 2018 9:13 PM

I took this picture at the Walthers booth at a train show shortly after they were released.

It's a very cool model, but doesn't fit my layout.

It takes an iron man to play with a toy iron horse. 

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Posted by PRRT1MAN on Saturday, February 10, 2018 7:07 AM

I already built the boat. so I am on my way.

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Posted by PRRT1MAN on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 12:04 PM

Here is some of my progress on the Hulett  

2nd photo

Sam Vastano
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Posted by PRRT1MAN on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 12:09 PM

Why are the photos not showing up?  I am using Google Photos...

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Posted by mbinsewi on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 12:33 PM

Your link works, I see one photo. 

Maybe go to the General Discussion forum, and read about posting photos.

Mike.

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Posted by PRRT1MAN on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 2:19 PM

I will try this again: 

Sam Vastano
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Posted by PRRT1MAN on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 10:51 AM

More progress last night

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Posted by PRRT1MAN on Monday, February 26, 2018 11:19 AM

Finished the 1st Hulett and started on the 2nd.

2nd on on it's way.

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Posted by DigitalGriffin on Monday, February 26, 2018 1:02 PM

It's a great kit.  I spent about 40 hours building mine.  I didn't bother to paint most of it till it was nearly assembled.  I then airbrushed it with tarnished black.  the wheels and drive gears I hand painted.

Don - Specializing in layout DC->DCC conversions

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