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 Posted: Sun Feb 24th, 2013 12:25 am
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Kitbash0n30 wrote: Actually, a quite practical idea. HLW Sparkies are small enough to require batteries be in another car.

Am in these Yahoo groups but I have been inactive for last number of months.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/largescaleTrolley/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/On30Traction/
What about a cow-and-calf set?. Jose.



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 Posted: Sun Feb 24th, 2013 12:32 am
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HIYA...

If your really into the battery operation, what about putting a real
M/U cable between the two? And loading the second one with a battery.
I know a gent at ILRM and he runs with a live cat and large scale.. I think he also has a 6 or 8 foot fence to keep coons and dogs out of his yard.
The downside is ya gotta buy more sparkies........YEEEEE. HAAAAAAW
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 Posted: Sun Feb 24th, 2013 04:43 am
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Outstanding thread and thank you for a good education in traction. Maybe that C&LE with the Red Devils isnt out of the question later on!!! Thanks again.
Mike

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 Posted: Sun Feb 24th, 2013 11:07 am
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Ya know, that cow-calf thing is an idea ...

The m.u. thing would make for better electrical pickup on track power.

(have to buy another Sparky? Good night man, the trauma of that'll land me in therapy for life)
( and we won't talk about how many HLW Macks I have now, okay)



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 Posted: Sun Feb 24th, 2013 02:53 pm
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All of this interest in this old thread reminded me of something else old (besides myself). Many years ago, there was a fellow who lived North pf Philadelphia, who had an extensive 1/2" scale traction layout in his basement. A friend and I used to visit occasionally, and so as to have something besides his equipment to run, my friend and I each built  1/24 scale cars. Mine turned out good enough to win first prize in the large scale category at a show around that time. So I went to a cluttered closet, and retrieved a very dusty box  and took some pictures. Would have been a lot better, if the sun were shining, but that phenomena hasn't occurred for over a week.  The only commercial parts are the motor, the chain (metal) that sends power to the second wheel of the power truck (sprockets homemade),the chain supporting the front people catchers, the headlight, and the motorman, who started out as a soldier (US Woodie)from my misguided childhood  you might notice that the car has no passengers--that's because the motorman is purposefully looking away from the door that that they would enter through, just so he doesn't have to stop and pick them up.  The car is a model of a Media, Middletown, Aston and Chester car-- a line that was absorbed into the Philadelphia Rapid Transit, which became Philadelphia Transportation Co, now Southeast Penna Trans. Authority. . The MMA&C trackage was abandoned before WW2.

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 Posted: Sun Feb 24th, 2013 04:36 pm
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That's beootifuul!!!



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 Posted: Sun Feb 24th, 2013 09:24 pm
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Pretty car.



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 Posted: Mon Feb 25th, 2013 02:08 pm
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What scale and gauge? does it run tworail?

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 Posted: Mon Feb 25th, 2013 03:10 pm
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Herb...

WOW!!!

I would not let that be a closet queen....

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 Posted: Mon Feb 25th, 2013 03:34 pm
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Fred: Herb noted above that the model is 1/2" scale, probably running on Large Scale track.

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