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 Posted: Thu Nov 21st, 2013 06:25 pm
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" What is interesting to note IMHO, that the 'Davis Motor Mine' critter has a reversing gearbox "

Thanks Helmut for that.

I was wondering about reverse.
The speeder HAS to be light enough; to be LIFTED, for reversing.

In Ray's 2nd & 3rd proto-photos 'actual handles' can be seen at the front.
I guess at the back as well.
They are lifted & turned, like a stretcher, by 2 or perhaps more people.
Jose's proto-photo; shows very light construction...
...1"ish tube, thin plywood & sheet-metal.

'Davis Motor Mine' looks VERY heavy.
It looks unlikely it could be lifted easily.
Yes...
...It is 'the odd one out'.
It is clearly a proper 'locomotive'; the weight adding to slow speed traction.

The words of wisdom of Herr Bert, come to mind here.

" If you're going to do a 'freelance'...
...make sure you understand the engineering "

Or something like that.

Thanks Herr Bert...
...Your words of wisdom stuck in my mind, like Zen philosophy !

Obvious perhaps ?...
...maybe not ?...
...but VERY TRUE !.

All the best.

Cheers

Si.

" Houston ... we have a design problem ... over ... CKHTCLICK "



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 Posted: Fri Nov 22nd, 2013 02:13 am
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I have been watching this thread since it started. Back in 2004/2005 I was in the hospital for 8 weeks.

One day a guy came into my room with a cart full of model Cars, Trucks, Airplanes and a few Motorcycles. He was passing them out to anyone that wanted one. I didn't have a motorcycle model at home so I took this one.



I opened it up, took a look at it and put it away. I took it home and packed it away with other models for that "some day" project.

Fast forward 9 years and during the last few weeks I have been looking at all my old model stuff and repacking it in new boxes. Tonight I came the Motorcycle Model.

It is 1:9 scale, big. It might make a - Garden Scale - Motorcycle Rail Thing. It has good detail but no rider.

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Hi Bill :wave:

Nice to have a talk with you & the other 'chatterboxers' in The Line Shack last weekend. :bg:


I came across that 1:9 Harley recently as well; looking for 1:35 bikes.

It's BIG ! :shocked:

I made a 1:12 Virago Chopper a whiles back; BIG is good for bikes.

That Harley you have Bill; would be a stunning 'shelf-queen' for a bike fan ! :s:

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Also Bill...

...The railcar I was trying to describe, in The Line Shack chat...

...was of interest to me for several reasons...

...one of which was to do with 'reversing'; issues of which have come up here.


As I said to Herb earlier on; when it comes to 'autos' like bikes, tractors & railcars...

...I don't know $4!& ... but I am here to learn !! :dope:


One of these days I may just start on a layout ! ... :slow:

...what I have sketched so far, is all based on 'switchback' type trackage.

Need I say more about 'reversing'.




This lil' baby is WAY too long for any small layout I'm likely to make.

But 2 autos joined like this, does I guess kinda solve 'the reversing problem'.

As I said ... been looking at 1:35 kit posibilities.

Less 'hood' & less 'middle' ... could look COOL !


Jose ... remembering this crazy-railcar (sort of)...

...was after seeing your Eureka railcar proto-photos.

I realy like the 'late build' (?) 'streamliner look'.

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Still messin' with the Tamiya 1:35 Harley + other wheels/underframes...

...I thought I would find what I was lookin' for in this fairly quickly...

...but so far ... ?

Oh well ... only had the Harley Kit to mess with since Tuesday nite. L:


More later.

Cheers

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 Posted: Mon Nov 25th, 2013 11:55 am
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@Si
that principle was applied to some of the regular railbuses used in Germany. Even used American engines.
BTW, the Davis Motor Mine Harley ( not Indian ) is described as sporting 9 forward and 3 reverse speeds. And yes, it was a more or less true motor loco.



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Hi crazy bike speeder fans ! :wave:

WOT ? it aint finished yet ? L:

Nope. :us:


Tamiya have done a stella job, as you would expect, of designing their Harley kit. :brill:

So what's the problem ?

If you assemble the kit 'as intended', you get a pretty nice model.

The back wheel, mudguard, hub, chain & some of the frame; is ALL one part.

This looks surprisingly OK, & makes building the kit easy.

If you want to get rid of the rear wheel to make a bike speeder ... Problems !


Having stared at this lil' lot for a week; I think I'm going to finish the kit as intended.

So have been looking at other 1:35 bike kits, for speeder use.

Since I will have a Harley from this; I have looked at something else for the speeder.



This kit is more like Woodie's MiniArt kit.

The wheels & frame etc. are all seperate ( & very fiddley ! ).

Looks much more of a sensible route though; if you what a bike without wheels !!


Yes ... TWO full models ! :moose::moose:


Upside - I get a 'spare' Indian, NICE ... Downside - mucho dinero ( I'll eat rice next week ! )

So ... just thought I'd put all this nonsense up !

You never know; some other nutter might read this one day & make a crazy bike speeder !

Cheers

Si.:P

P.S. Jose, I have my beady lil' eyes on another one of your railcar threads as well !

You gotta stop finding all these realy cool photos ... a guy just can't keep up !







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Wow! Charles not only has a rail bike with sidecar but it runs sideways and upside down! Outrageous. I LOVE IT. Now, I'd like one of those 2 in 1 Indian kits. I'm with you, Si, Jose has GOT to quit finding these things. Well, maybe not quit but quit telling me about them...

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.......maybe not quit but quit telling me about them...

Maybe I'm your personal karma.... Jose.



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upside down and sideways is what you get with a cell phone and poor lighting and "g" scale



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