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 Posted: Thu Nov 17th, 2016 05:29 pm
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I have used a system of not fastening the body down. Located by a couple pegs, if nothing else, the body can be carefully lifted off for battery charging, (RC), The loco does not have to leave the track.

But then we RC people are different.

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 Posted: Thu Nov 17th, 2016 05:37 pm
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I thought of this method, but had a frightening vision of my creation sailing off the mechanism on a curve...

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Herb, do you have a photo of your peg location method, by any chance?

My creations will be battery powered/rc controlled, also, so convenient removal of the body is desired.

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Rick

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OK Rick,
I get that tag line.

Refrain:
" Big locomotive right on time
  Big locomotive comin' down the line
  Big locomotive number ninety-nine
  Left the engineer with a worried mind"

http://cosmic-kitchen.com/song.php?id=grateful.dead__MonkeyAndTheEngineer

Keep on truckin',
Dennis aka JawboneFlats



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 Posted: Wed Nov 23rd, 2016 05:43 am
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You got it, Dennis!
"Monkey and the Engineer" is a Jesse "Lone Cat" Davis song. He was a one-man band in San Francisco and all the Bay area musicians loved him. Based on your profile pic and your location, you're probably familiar. ;)

I love train songs. I do a lot of them. Probably half of my song list is songs either about trains or referring to trains in some way.

I don't do Terrapin, though. ;)

Rick



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That little thing has character. will be interested in seeing what eventually becomes of lamp idea.



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 Posted: Wed Nov 23rd, 2016 06:47 am
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I got a couple of the Hawthorne Village On30 trolleys on ebay for less than $30. I am looking forward to creating a couple of funky little beasts of my own. The mechanism really has lots of potential.

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built one similar using a b'man diesel truck just tight fit with the boiler over the truck motor the grand kids got it and kind of messed it up but it was r/c with the tiny board in the stack was a fun build will repair it someday thought i had posted a picture but i guess not



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