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 Posted: Fri Jul 5th, 2019 01:29 am
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Tyco also has an operating log car in HO scale.  Could probably do for 1/35 scale. 

Need some kind of log loader.  Might be fun.




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" Tyco also has an operating log car in HO scale "



Hi Michael  :wave:


WOW !  :shocked:  Looks complex !!  :brill:



I've never seen one of those 'this side of the pond'. :us:

It appears to have a pair of electrical-contacts, onboard electro-magnet & springs ?  L:



The 'Tri-ang' side tipping car, just like their operating hopper cars ...

... employs no 'brute force' & both designs are 'NASA-grade' genius !  :P



The 'Tri-ang' logs, more like HUGE electricity-poles ! are really quite heavy 1/2" dowel ...  :shocked:

... it's hard to explain quite how the unloading works, but same as their hoppers, it is a JOY to behold !!  :)



Here are a few extra views, that I didn't Post on the previous << Page.  :thumb:

























The 'grey plastic thingy' in the box (see previous << Page) actuates the 'drive through' unloading operation.  :mex:

The larger 'brown plastic thingy' is just the log collection dock.  :P



I wonder if I could come up with an 'auto unloading' idea, for my HEAVY industrial-transformer load ? !  ;)

Wolfy has been welding a few more bits onto his Trestrol BASH !  :shocked:  :time: :slow:



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Si,

Yes, the Tyco car has electrical contacts on the side of the car,

that are energized to make the car dump its logs. 

Never owned one but you can find them fairly cheap on fleabay.




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I wonder if my 'Trestrol' BASH, depressed-center flatcar, could have spring-loaded transformer unloading ?  L:





Can't say I've ever seen a 'Tyco' or 'Tri-ang' version of such a car ...  :P





... so I guess it's probably not very realistic !  :Crazy:


;)

I had SWORN some time ago ... NO MORE KITS !  :old dude:



But somehow, during the week, thinking of flatcars & loads generally ...

... couldn't resist a 1:35 scale Russian T55 Tank engine kit ...

... when I saw it for under a Tenner £££ at last !  :java::mex:



Another 'MiniArt' kit I'm afraid ...  :f:

... which doesn't come with the electron-microscope needed for assembly !  :shocked: 



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" I had SWORN some time ago ... NO MORE KITS !  :old dude: "

" ... which doesn't come with the electron-microscope needed for assembly !  :shocked:  "



Si, the old saying.....

Some people will never learn....

But it will be an interesting project..... progress pics please.


...............................Peter

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" progress pics please "



Hi Peter  :wave:



I took some 'before' sprue snaps of the 1:35 engine kit ...  :thumb:

... 'before' I busted off a load of the numbered parts, just to confuse the building !  ;)



So I'll Post a few pics. of the engine as it goes together I hope ...  :)

... In the meantime I snapped a couple more pics. of my 'weird' catapult launch car girders !!  L:





Found another interesting vintage 'Tri-ang' catalogue page on my travels as well.  :Salute:

The 'BATTLE SPACE !' plane catapult launches, over the 0-6-0 loco !  :shocked:



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Arrr, yes I remember them, never had one,

but my friend owned one so I used it,

those were the days.


They just seemed so real in those days.


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" ... never had one "



Hi Peter  :wave:



No neither did I ... Until Canadian Ken suggested BASHing one into something funky !  :pimp:






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Your photo of the transformer loads inspired me to get a few of my transformers painted,

and ready for loading on my heavy duty flatcars.

Will post a photo when done :java: :java: :java: and RUM!





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TRANSFORMERS...more than meets the eye!

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