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 Posted: Thu Nov 12th, 2015 06:18 am
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That's what I was thinking too about the wire mesh Bob.

I think Ed had mentioned using the P&D chain drive:



I've got one of these in a Weaver RS3, but haven't had the chance to run it yet (just finished painting it in N&W Pevler Blue).

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 Posted: Thu Nov 12th, 2015 12:51 pm
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NWSL is now making its Stanton Drive in S-scale and O-scale. For O-scale you can get them in 6', 6.6", 8', 8'6", & 9', The 6' and 6' 6" wheel base drives are modified S-gauge trucks. These are made for 2-rail track.

The Stanton Drives would make powering this model very easy.

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 Posted: Thu Nov 12th, 2015 04:43 pm
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Bill,

I'd go that route if NWSL could/would put 3-rail wheels on the truck. That would open up the interior instead of having that tower drive poking thru the floor. As it is I think putting the tower drive in the rear truck would be better, in the front it would be sticking up in the cab, or close to it.

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 Posted: Thu Nov 12th, 2015 05:59 pm
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Bob,

You should call or email NWSL and ask about the wheels you want. They have put different wheels on the HO version Stanton Drive for me several times. I sent the wheels to them and they used them on and they used them.

1.These are the gear face wheels from a MDC HO Shay and NWSL made several Stanton Drives for me using them.





2. I sent the spoke wheels from a Suydam, Butt Anaconda & Pacific RR model and NWSL made me a Stanton Drive using them for me.





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Putting a tower drive up the back seems sensible.

Do the big NMRA 172 profile wheels still fall into your frog gaps Bob?

The wheelbase of the shortest Stanton drive scales out too long for most of our railmotors at 7'3" v our regular 6'6" but I have found one that had 7' w/b so might be able to try one myself in the future. I can live with the 3" disparity.

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Bob,

Not sure about the 172 wheels, I think I may have some around here to verify. The issue is with the flange, the 3-rail wheel flanges ride on the bottom of the frog as it passes over, most 2-rail rails will dip down when the go thru the frog.

Bill, that's cool beans :moose: I may have to email them and see what they say.

Oh...I got an email from another Bill today, he's got one of these cars done in O scale and it looks SWEET! Even got the grill work on the top of the front and some sweet detail inside. If he'll let me I want to post the couple of photos he sent. I'll ask and see what he says.

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 Posted: Fri Nov 13th, 2015 12:52 am
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Might be better to stick to the one standard then.

Would GHB make a suitable truck, they have one for Lionel?
http://www.ghbintl.com/

I know ETS make power trucks, they are available with a high flange wheel but you might have to inquire to see if they are course enough to work with your points.
http://www.ets-trains.com/en/driving-units/

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NWSL sells Hi Rail wheels. Why would they not make up a truck for you with those wheels?



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Phil, I just emailed them to find out.

more later,

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 Posted: Mon Nov 16th, 2015 06:02 pm
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NWSL said they can and do put Hi-rail wheels on these. They told me the O scale trucks aren't finished yet, probably in January 2016.

On another note...The other Bill I talked about doesn't own the model of this car, his friend Sammy Hill (yep, Sam Hill) does and he said it was fine to use his photos. He sent me a dozen or so and I've put them in my gallery folder if anyone wants to look.

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