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 Posted: Wed Nov 10th, 2010 11:30 pm
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It's been over a month since my slacker self has updated this thread. Employment issues got in the way of play.:td:

Anywayz, my new job has me aboding in a small apartment a couple of days a week when I'm not driving a Peterbilt around. To update this thread I snapped a pic of four of my five lokies...



Left to right is an Accucraft "Ida" live steamer. Next is an older 1:22 scale Bachmann Porter acquired from our Herbicide. Next up is a brand new Bachmann Porter in 1:20 scale. And finally my conversion lokie that started out as a new Bachmann Porter a few months ago. Not shown is my accucraft "Ruby" which is a kit that I have yet to even begin assembling. See... I'm a slacker. :)

So now that I have a dwelling I'm thinking of building a small, shelf style INDOOR switching layout in 1:17n30. If I do this it'll be a modular affair... maybe held up by a bunch of tripods I could steal from a Texan south of me a few hours. ;)



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 Posted: Fri Nov 12th, 2010 12:12 am
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Neat lineup of pokey lokies! One of these days you will be runnin' in the woods and dealing with Okie bird poop and twigs on the track. Man, that's the life. Now, what's all this tripod business? I get a cut on every tripod sold in the Dallas city limits.

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 Posted: Sat Nov 13th, 2010 06:35 pm
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Since I have the weekend off I decided to work on my lokie by hooking up the Losi ESC along with 4AA batteries to it. Below is a link on You Tube of the engine running across my kitchen floor.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukzWQ5_cz3k&feature=youtube_gdata_player



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 Posted: Sat Nov 13th, 2010 07:14 pm
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Good heavens! That's unnatural! If you just added steering to the front drivers, you could go "off road" and make your own tracks. Har de har...

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 Posted: Sat Nov 13th, 2010 08:06 pm
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Way to go DW!!!!



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 Posted: Sat Nov 13th, 2010 08:51 pm
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Harrumph!

Not much of a locomotive if it can't push a refrigerator aside! :P


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 Posted: Sun Nov 14th, 2010 03:32 pm
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Yeh - but - DW didn't give it much room to build up a head of steam!
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 Posted: Sun Nov 14th, 2010 04:47 pm
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Man, oh man, oh man... tough crowd.:bang:

The way I see it my tiny apartment beats what I'm accustomed to these past several years. :)

Anywayz, I hope to have all the RC components mounted soon. I ordered a couple of Losi male/female connectors from my local RC shop as I need to run longer electrical wiring than what comes attached to the stock Losi ESC.



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 Posted: Mon Nov 15th, 2010 01:32 am
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I managed to come up with some spare connectors to complete the installation of the RC components in my lokie. In the link below the lokie running across the carpet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an-6dGz0aw4&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Now all that is left to do is detail this little critter and then get it painted. :)

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 Posted: Mon Nov 15th, 2010 03:07 am
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Grass covered track!

What realism!

ETA of rail is 11/18

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