Jim Gillum Article on Modeling Streamlined K
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I am half-heartedly making notes and taking a few pictures of it and
some other N&W plastic steam projects I have been working on the last
couple of years for a maybe someday Arrow article. Since starting a
layout, I have been looking for any excuse to thin out my brass
models, as many of them, to be polite, disappoint when it comes to
running. These are not contest models by any stretch. I compare them
to adding some basic details to Athearn blue box diesels; they look
good enough at a glance on the layout that you know what they are. So
far I have cut and spliced the J shell, but still have to fill in some
gaps. I'm not sure how I am going to model the covered feedwater
heater, but after that I will probably not worry about too many other
details on the locomotive, other than a Rivarossi Y6b tender. I
recently completed a Y4 and Y5 using Proto 2-8-8-2's, and modeled one
of the pre-streamlining K2's using a Bachmann heavy 4-8-2.
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I’d be interested in seeing the results of your bashing effort,
Marty. Maybe at a future convention or (given that I think we live in
the same area) somewhere local.
The streamlined K2s post-date my period of interest, but it’s an
interesting project either way.
Matt Goodman Columbus, Ohio
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On Dec 10, 2021, at 12:02 PM, NW Modeling List wrote:
I'm also working on making an HO scale streamlined K2 by modifying
a Bachmann J shell to fit a Bachmann 4-8-2 chassis. The aforementioned
J-Juniors article is the best single resource I've found, though it is
all prototype information. Kurt Kramke had an article in the 20-1,
Jan/Feb 2004, Arrow, on converting a Bachmann Spectrum USRA 4-8-2 into
a K2/K2a prior to their streamlining, and Jim Nichols includes some
notes on modeling the streamlined Ks in his Tennessean column from the
same issue. I am not aware of any other article detailing the modeling
process for making a streamlined K2/K2a. I do recall reading some
discusion of this project years ago either on this list or an online
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Subject: Jim Gillum Article on Modeling Streamlined K
As I mentioned on the Zoom convention, I'm working on kitbashing a
streamlined K from a Bachmann J. I found the April-May-June 2007 issue
of The Arrow with narrative and photos about "Baby Js" but no luck yet
finding the modeling article by Jim Gillum. Can someone with better
index files than me, or a copy, point me to that article? Thanks!
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