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 Posted: Fri Mar 20th, 2015 06:57 pm
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Shoulders wrote:
I think you have done a grand job there George especially with the track being there.
Cant wait to see the paint work when dry.


Hope to add some rock carving soon, then on to paint :)



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More sketches of the train I hope to scratch build if I can figure out what motorized truck will work for my needs (and where to get them for that matter).

Basic frames will be plastruct with bass wood bodies, KD coupler boxes and trucks of some kind with metal wheels (any suggestions on truck types for mine cars?)

While I'd like a Porter Engine or to make a steam engine with side rods of some sort, it'll all be up to what powered truck or engine I can find (and afford) ... So far no luck.

From what little info I've found so far Kato seems to make a truck drive unit with a centered motor that looks easy to build a body on to.

Ok, so any thoughts anyone has Im sure would be helpful.

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George, I have snagged several HO steam locos off of ebay for very little money. The best one is a tiny LifeLike HO 0-4-0 tank switcher. It runs VERY smoothly and will run on battery power if you want. That's how I'm using mine. I also got a Rivarosi engine and it has been tested but not built yet.

A quick search showed several likely candidates. Here's one...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HO-Union-Pacific-steam-engine-/131457662313?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e9b7cbd69

Some 0-6-0 locos can be reconfigured by removing an axle too. Normally not a difficult job.

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Hi George.

Nice drawing.

The mobile moonshine-car is a GREAT concept...

...sure to outwit the Feds. down Copperhead Road !

I think the dynamite-car should be made of STEEL-PLATE !

As for 'old stinky'...

...I don't want to know the details.

Funky backwoods stuff dude !

All the best.

Cheers.

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Si. wrote:
Hi George.

Nice drawing.

The mobile moonshine-car is a GREAT concept...

...sure to outwit the Feds. down Copperhead Road !

I think the dynamite-car should be made of STEEL-PLATE !

As for 'old stinky'...

...I don't want to know the details.

Funky backwoods stuff dude !

All the best.

Cheers.

Si.


I was eyeing a nice Ho30 Hon3 ? Double Critter kit and thought the second Critter could be made into a steel box car .... But then again this is Rickity Railroad Mine so maybe a shaky wood dynamite car works :)

Yes, I thought the Still car was a pretty original idea :glad:



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NevadaBlue wrote:
George, I have snagged several HO steam locos off of ebay for very little money. The best one is a tiny LifeLike HO 0-4-0 tank switcher. It runs VERY smoothly and will run on battery power if you want. That's how I'm using mine. I also got a Rivarosi engine and it has been tested but not built yet.

A quick search showed several likely candidates. Here's one...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HO-Union-Pacific-steam-engine-/131457662313?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e9b7cbd69

Some 0-6-0 locos can be reconfigured by removing an axle too. Normally not a difficult job.


Yes, I've been meaning to cruise eBay, but wanted to get some solid ideas of what to look for before I start tossing my lunch money around L:



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George,

If you go onto modeltrainstuff.com or Trainworld.com you mght also get a deal or two on Life-Like locomotives.

Train world is selling Life-Like 0-4-0's for $20, modeltrainstuff.com is selling a ender version fo $27.

I'm sure you'll find better deals on ebay, but these sites are the next best thing in my opinion.

Great progress, it looks better every time.

--James:java:



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jtrain wrote:
George,

If you go onto modeltrainstuff.com or Trainworld.com you mght also get a deal or two on Life-Like locomotives.

Train world is selling Life-Like 0-4-0's for $20, modeltrainstuff.com is selling a ender version fo $27.

I'm sure you'll find better deals on ebay, but these sites are the next best thing in my opinion.

Great progress, it looks better every time.

--James:java:


Thanks James,
Yes, I've used TrainStuff a few times now. I think I glanced at TrainWorld but haven't got deep into it yet.



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Hi George.

Have you seen the 'working' EXPLODING !!! dynamite-car Herb made ?

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Si. wrote:
Hi George.

Have you seen the 'working' EXPLODING !!! dynamite-car Herb made ?

Si.


No I havent, but ipad love to !



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