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 Posted: Wed Oct 14th, 2020 06:45 pm
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Larry G
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It would be interesting to know what powers Brians critters.

Especially the little yellow one.

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Hi Larry


The 3 critters are powered as follows:
  1. Bachmann On30 Birney chassis

  2. Bachmann On30 0-4-0 gas mechanical chassis

  3. Bachmann 44-Ton 2-motor switcher.  My favorite power for railtrucks and speeders.

Unfortunately Bachmann discontinued the 2-motor 44-Ton,

and later versions had only one motor. 


I bought several of the old switchers,

and bashed their chassis into shop made critters. 


And they actually run!!




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 Posted: Wed Oct 14th, 2020 09:22 pm
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Thanks Brian,

I have been searching for those 2-motor 44-Ton switchers with no luck.
I do have one working power truck from a damaged 44-Ton.

I really like your yellow speeder and hope to try building one.
I'll use it to pull my track maintenance cars.
Maybe BPRC gear will fit into it also. 

Those 0-4-0 gasers are as rare as hens teeth.
Would love to bash one of those into a Gn15 critter.
The side rods would give it some extra action. 

Like many of us,
I have a lot of projects on the back burner,
need to prioritize them.

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" I really like your yellow speeder and hope to try building one "





Hi Brian  :wave:


Found a close-up ^^ of  'speedy yella'  in your Members Gallery.  :thumb:

If it's grimy & in 'Cat. yella' ... what can I say ? ... I LOVE IT !  :P



:moose: :moose: :moose: :moose: :moose:


Si.




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 Posted: Fri Oct 16th, 2020 06:33 pm
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Thanks Larry & Si. !

Here are 3 more shop-builts with 44-Ton power:

















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Neat stuff!!

I've used the Bachmann units,
but they have failed after a short time.

I really like your little steamer.

Regards, Dave L.


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Since more than half of my furry people look closer to 1/2" scale than 1/4",
but with only room for N-gauge track,
it would be probably logical for me to consider Gn7.5   lol.

But since I've built structures and scenery
(and rolling stock for it) around the idea of 1/4",
I'm not seriously contemplating yet another scale conversion.


If anything, a larger gauge if I had room for it.
But still to a scale that would make it the very narrow that I like.

Like if I ever had room for a garden again,
maybe 1" scale on G or O-gauge track.


I love that combine doodlebug and the freight truck too.




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Thanks Dave & John!


John, I have found 2' x 4' to be a great size for a mini layout,

all the way from N to Gn15.



The lads are checking out the 0-4-2 before its rebuild.

I was fortunate to be there when it went to the shops:



  



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brianwbc wrote:  
... shop-builts with 44-Ton power:





Brian, what's the story behind the saddletanker? 


Is the Bachmann truck hidden in the tender,

or did you somehow attach siderods to it?




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Hey Gerold 

It wasn't that complicated.


I simply pulled the old motor,

and swapped in the 44-Ton motor and worm gear.


I made a really ugly frame for the Bachmann motor,

and its worm gear fitted the existing axle gear.


It isn't perfect,

but it is a huge improvement over the original motor.




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