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'Ashio Copper Company' No.14 - HOn30 Diesel
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 Posted: Fri Apr 2nd, 2010 11:23 pm
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Greetings Folks

It doesn't happen often, but I've actually finished something! It's a tiny HOn30 diesel that was once owned by the Ashio Copper Company in Japan. I've finished it to resemble one that's been preserved in Japan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfxiRGNi5Qo

It was assembled from a World Kougei etched brass & white metal kit:




This is the smallest engine I have and it's actually running quite well, a little speedy and the occasional stall, but better than I thought it would. It's having no problem pulling a half dozen Roco and Jouef tippers around my test loop.

Waddya think?

-Cody

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 Posted: Sat Apr 3rd, 2010 02:00 am
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That's a neat little critter, Cody.

Don't let Woodie get near it though--

He will self-destruct trying to get a battery and receiver in it!



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 Posted: Tue Apr 13th, 2010 09:52 pm
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Great little loco, Cody:rah: Accurately build, only missing a driver (Who will help to hide the motor also).
Hmmmh... wondering where I have stored my 0 scale Ford model A kit L: ???

Michael

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 Posted: Wed Apr 14th, 2010 12:04 am
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Thanks Folks!
I've got a driver to try and shoehorn in, but I think some de-legging will be necessary.

I'll post a pic when it's done!

-Cody

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 Posted: Wed Apr 14th, 2010 12:39 am
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:shocked: Wow!  now thats small  and it runs?  Double WOW !

 



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 Posted: Wed Apr 14th, 2010 08:02 pm
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GREAT JOB, CODY!

After years of working with the BIG stuff, I've taken quite a liking for tiny models.  Are you planning to build an HOn30 layout?

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 Posted: Thu Apr 15th, 2010 01:54 am
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Cody-that is one LARGE Bic lighter! Or is it one SMALL  critter!!! Whatta sweet little lokie that is. Herbie would try to stuff r/c into it, it could be done but that's another story (German 1:87 r/c autos). I have several old Lindberg 1:32 Model T kits that might supply a hood & radiator for one in my scale..but that's all I need-another project. Sounds like you are planning a small HOn30 layout, with Bill and his On18 plans..we could see a "micro boom"...

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