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V&T C-17 Conversion Kit
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 Posted: Sun Jun 19th, 2011 10:10 am
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Very nice. Sure makes you want too see the totally completed loco.
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 Posted: Sun Jun 19th, 2011 09:56 pm
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Installing a Radio Control with Battery System:

See page 3 of this thread to see what "I" had to come up with to make the extra space in the Tender for the RC Receiver and the Battery:

http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=2561&forum_id=51&page=3


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 Posted: Mon Jun 20th, 2011 06:03 pm
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I have two different Radio Control Systems. The All-Trol System and the Stanton System. I did a trial installation using the All-Trol System first. Today I did a trial installation using the Stanton System. These pictures show the Stanton System.

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The engine runs very smooth.

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Bill-how's the lokie coming along? This is a much better looking model than the original MDC. More photos please.
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Hi Woodie,

I have a lot of detail parts on order from PSC. I just checked and they have charged my credit card so they have been shipped.

Once I get the details and start adding them I will take more pictures.

I also order a few more Stanton Receivers with a different antenna placement. It will be shorter also and with a different way to attach the antenna it will fit easier in the Tender. I will post some pictures of the Receiver that show the different ways the antenna can be attached when I get them.

Someone asked if this was the inside or outside frame version, it is the inside frame version of the MDC HOn3 2-8-0.

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Optional Antenna Positions:

I received three new Stanton Receivers today (the short ones). I got them with two different antenna locations.

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This is as close to a set of measurements for a C-17 as I have been able to find. The drawings say C-17 /C-18 so I assume the dimentions are the same for both engines. One thing I do know is that the Steam Dome, Sand Dome and Bell are in different places. I have a few photos of the C-17 and a bunch of the C-18. In fact C-18 #318 is still in service.



Then last week this Hon3 "C-18" #318 shows up on eBay. It was listed with a first bid of $200. I watched it for a couple of days and no one bid on it. I decided to bid on it and I bought it this afternoon for the first bid amount. If the Tender is empty I plan to add Radio Control with Battery Power to it and will use it as a Brass Demo Loco for RC conversions.

The C-18 will also give me an engine to use as a guide to show where the details go that I want to add to my C-17.

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I just bought a second one of these V&T Conversion Kits.  I am going to try and convert this one from HOn3 to HOn30.

More to follow.

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Any of you guys have a spare MDC tender? I need it for a different conversion project.

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