Monthly Archives: September 2012

and we’re live!

Good news, everyone! The CK Holliday Plans website is now accepting orders!

Steve DeGaetano has done an extensive review of the set. More reviews are coming soon.

Go get ’em while they’re hot off the press!


The CK Holliday Engine Plans

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The CK Holliday Plans set

I’m very please to announce the result of the CKH model you’ve seen me built on this blog: The CK Holliday Plans set!

From the site:

Now you can own the most comprehensive set of plans to one of the most famous landmarks in the Walt Disney Kingdom: the Disneyland Railroad Steam Locomotive Engine No. 1: CK Holliday.

Intended for detail-obsessed fans and model makers, the CK Holliday Study Plans are the ultimate tool for skilled modelers wishing to build an accurate model of the engine, and for any fans of Disneyland Railroad and steam locomotives wishing to take a closer look at the engine.

They are suitable for any modeler striving to achieve the perfect look and proportions of the Holliday engine, whether on a ridable live steamer or a museum-quality display model. Over 90 pages of high quality drawings will guide the reader to make and place every component with precision, right down to the very last cotter pin.

Railheads and fans of the Disneyland Railroad can also use the plans to study the inner mechanisms to see exactly how this iconic steam engine lives and breathes. Accompanying text guides the reader through each part of the engine, with description of its function and how it works.

The plans set will be available to purchase soon.

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ck holliday wallpapers

Lots of CK Holliday wallpapers today! This series shows the engine as a table top model. Download your favorite to display in your home or office.

Here are the previews:

Holliday with alternate natural wood cab:

Holliday in her typical color scheme:

Holliday’s side view:

Holliday’s side view, outdoor:

Ready? Follow this link to the CK Holliday Wallpapers.

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re: mystery

Steve D has posted the answer to the set of mystery pictures on Burnsland. You can read it here. Meanwhile, I am making small adjustments here and there on my Holliday model.

Here’s the speedometer conduit wiring (highlighted blue). The junction box under the right running board “plugs” into the tender.

I also changed out the try-cock funnel into a more traditional funnel shape, and extended the boiler jacket down to the oil can shelf.

Here’s just one of the many subtle details: the curved cylinder cover:

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43: speedometer

The Holliday’s speedometer is mounted above the engineer’s left side on a ball and pocket swivel. This allows the gauge to be adjusted for comfortable reading. The gauge shows the train’s speed measured in feet per second, and the speed is read from the last car in the train (which means the speedometer can’t be used to detect wheel slips when pulling out of the station).


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Hmm… what have we here…?

Could it be…

Some kind of…

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the drr ck holliday cab interior

Still busy with the secret second phase of the project! So here’s a nice wallpaper of the Holliday’s business end: the cab space.

I decided to show this with the natural wood color. Looks quite different from the Holliday you know, doesn’t it?

Ready to take in all the details? Can you identify all the pipes and valves? Then go grab your CK Holliday Cab Wallpaper!

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