Drawings of the real steam locomotives are hard to come by. They are usually old, or have been lost, or incomplete, inaccurate, or over simplified. Whatever drawings that exist are usually guarded and “proprietary”, so there’s very little luck that you can get your hands on a complete set without knowing someone on the inside. Perhaps a big attraction to the CK Holliday Plan Book is that you can get your hands on a fairly complete set of plans, based on a very popular engine, made in the same style as the “real deal” drawings. So, once a complete set is […]
up close with the ck holliday in fullerton
Last month, the CK Holliday made a very special appearance at the 2016 Fullerton Railroad Day. It was a momentous occasion because it was the engine’s first public appearance in quite a few years. Why the disappearance for so long? The Holliday recently underwent an extensive refurbishment at the Hillcrest Shop in Reedley, California. The engine received a new boiler, new plumbing and appliances, and many more improvements and changes. Indeed, she’s the “newest” that she’s ever been, since 1955 when she was “actually new”! This is truly an exciting moment for the engine. Trivial rumors might also suggest that […]
46: the eagles are coming!
Dennis (IDMT129) at the Burnsland Disney Railroads forum shared his very thorough research on the iconic eagles that mount each of the Disneyland Railroad engines (err… except for one). Here’s one of the eagles he studied, with Dennis’ own picture. This one is on the Marsh engine: In the post, he details the differences between each of the four eagles. Even what kind of damages and repairs each eagle obviously went through. For example, Dennis’ sharp eyes observed: EP Ripley has an interesting feature. The feet have been re-weld backwards. The front 3 talons appear under the tail and only […]
45: tender frame
I bet you didn’t think you’d see another CK Holliday build update! There’s so much going now on this blog between the virtual build, the simulator, and the Haunted Mansion. But, I thought I’d go ahead and post some pictures to show what I have so far for the long-waited Holliday tender. There are just four steel beams supporting the tender “tank” above. Can you tell which end is the front? Yes, there’s a difference! The trucks are detailed with their springs and pockets and saddles. And of course the “Disneyland Railroad” and “Lovsted, Seattle” stamping!
The posters finally came in today, and boy it’s pretty big! The paper is medium-weight and semi-glossy, and you can see the clarity of the printing yourself. The poster is available for ordering now at ckhollodayplans.com
the little details
There are a lot of things to consider when making a scale model. When people see the computer build of the Holliday I did on this site, most people would think that they should be able to just send it to a 3D printer or a CNC machine and have their own scaled copy of the famous engine to sit on their desk. But there is a lot more work than that–a lot of issues to consider. The most governing issue is the size. Larger model will accommodate more details, but is expensive and inconvenient for most people. A model […]
44: tender details
Some stamping details on the tender truck:
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 […]
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.
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: