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 Posted: Wed Aug 17th, 2016 03:23 pm
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I have been doing a lot of thinking. The heat in Texas has been too hot to work on anything in the garage. I will post some pics of what I've been thinking about. I have a twice around micro layout I started a few years ago in hon30. I got it down last night and pondered changing it to 1/35. Trying to decide if it will be 15" gauge (n scale track) or stay with 2' gauge (ho scale track). I will try to update with some pictures tonight for some opinions.
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Sounds like a fun exercise. In reality, two foot has more prototypes I guess, but 15" is just plain fun... Can't wait to see what you decide. Pictures when you can. I can't quite visualize the conversion process.

I couldn't pick between two foot and 15" so I have both on the layout. :bg:



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Wow, great work!
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 Posted: Thu Aug 18th, 2016 04:49 am
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I propped some things up tonight to get a look.  Looks promising.  Pictures of what I have been thinking about.



















One of Poncho standing on the latest yard sale find.  Pics shot with poor light and a broken iphone. :cb:

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 Posted: Thu Aug 18th, 2016 07:09 am
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Hi Stephen.

Great to see the loop layout.
Are you thinking of joining it & the Alamo together ?

Cool photo of Poncho & the new Texaco truck.

What power-mech have you got running the loco ?

:moose:

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The loco started off as one of those Yugoslavia switchers found at another yard sale. Not sure of the brand. Deltang, cell phone battery, pancake motor out of a tape player, some printer gears. I use the old phone as the battery charger. I made longer axels from one of my sons broken toys to add sprockets and a chain. That changed it from a 2WD to a 4X4.
Not sure about the Alamo layout. I might try to combine the two. I'm just a poor country boy. I use what I can find with out spending much money. I will post some pics of the loco's guts if interested.
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Oh yes, it does look good. Nice toys to put on it too!

Tell us more (build pics?) about that wonderful loco too please. That's my kind of rig.



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It looks like an old MODEL POWER WDT or MDT switcher. These were not the most expensive locos ever (Caboose Hobbies sold them for $4.95 a few years back!) but they did run quite well. They had one axle driven but had a traction tire so they could actually pull something. Over the years, I have seen many cool critters made from them...I have one in a box, maybe someday...naaaw, I love my old Shays & Porters!

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Here is some pictures of the guts of the critter.




This picture you can see the on off switch and the charging pins.  The pins were scrapped from a old computer board.




Here you can see the phone battery and tape player motor.  The Deltang is wrapped in the yellow heat shrink. The brass tabs in the back are contacts for the headlight.  I might redo that one day.




A shot of underneath. The gear on the axle come from a junk printer.  Slowed it down. You can see the charging pins and switch better.  A couple of fishing weights epoxied opposite of the battery.  Made some brass bushing for the axles to ride in.  Those are the wheels it came with.  No groove for a rubber band.




This is my hi tech charging set up.  The lead from the computer fan is soldered to the battery pins on the phone. When you plug up the critter to charge it, the phone shows you the charging status.  




The battery came loose.  I used silicone so I could remove it. I need to stick it back down so the body doesn't sit sideways. 

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 Posted: Tue Sep 20th, 2016 08:27 pm
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Hi Stephen.

That is a seriously COOL bit of engineering & miniaturization !

I haven't seen a 'pancake' motor used like you did before.

So, the motor is from a 'Walkman' type tape-machine ?
I guess it would be maybe a 2-cell 3-Volt...
...& the cellphone battery around 3-Volt as well ?

Nice work on the chain-drive.
I actualy have one of those 2WD switchers here, for a future critter.

Thanks for your comments on my loony-loop-layout !
I've been toying with the idea a bit more.
Clearance & grades are of course a major issue.
I'll put some more stuff up about it in M.M.M Thread.

:moose:

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