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 Posted: Sun Nov 19th, 2017 07:40 am
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The track runs through a building so I could maximize the buildings size.  LG

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Closeup of my new, unfinished, battery box dinky.  LG


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Damn cool! I love those large structures, looks like some work for sure. The fellow with the can of suds and sunshades looks like me in an earlier life.
Carry on...

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Larry,

Very nice battery box loco.  Clean lines and nice paint job. 

How about a little info on how you built it.



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 Posted: Sun Nov 19th, 2017 08:59 pm
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A long shot showing the mine buildings in relation to other things on this side of the layout.  LG


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 Posted: Sun Nov 19th, 2017 09:07 pm
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My battery box dinky started life as a earlier version of a Model Power 4 wheel diesel. I used a razor saw to cut the hood and cab away, keeping the running boards, end beams, smooth side frames (no detail) and knuckle couplers.  LG




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I have a similar build in progress.  I cut off the cab, but kept the hood.  I'll build a new open-air cab for a 1/35 scale engineer.  I'm cannibalizing the RC parts out of a 1/72 scale tank so everything should fit very nicely.

The four wheel unit I'm using was made by either Tyco or AHM.  The motor, which had a high starting voltage and sounded like a coffee grinder, is getting replaced with a geared micro-motor.



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 Posted: Sun Nov 19th, 2017 09:24 pm
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A battery box and cab were fashioned from Evergreen sheet styrene and strips then glued to what was left of the original body shell. Note the diamond tread floor in the cab. This was made by gluing wedding vale down then painting it silver. Ventilation holes need to be drilled at each mark on the battery box.   LG



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I made the battery box removable. Even though this unit runs smooth, never know when I might need to get at the motor, etc.   LG

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The undercarriage is original, straight out of the box.  LG

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