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 Posted: Sat Mar 18th, 2017 12:44 am
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Hi Guys :wave:


Thanks for all the good kit input again.

Bob, that nice tractor is on my Christmas list !

John, Dennis 'the menace' might have to wait a while as well.

I see Airfix haven't re-released the Dennis fire-engine ... YET !

There are 1 or 2 vintage ones about, can be a few $$$ for 'em though.


Hell, I'm taking Joses advice & a 'sensible pill' for now...

...we may now never know if Joses or my kit-stack is the largest !! ;)


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Anyway, with loads to get on with already...

...the kit that I am excited about at the moment, is the faux Ford-AA. :bg:


To RAILBUS or not to RAILBUS ? ... the London double-decker...

...that was the question...

...to RAILTRUCK or not to RAILTRUCK the faux Ford, is not a question any longer.


" Hell yes !!  DO IT !! " as Jose would say ! :cool:


Hell YES !! we be RAILTRUCKIN' that cheap ass Zvezda pile o' Russian rust !! (_!_)





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 Posted: Sat Mar 18th, 2017 12:51 am
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Well, the Zvezda looks like it's getting 'lectric-power & some FLANGES ! :bg:


" Hell yes !! "


So the 4 cylinder engine will get used elsewhere.


Wolfgang checks it out in any case ... Not a bad lil' plackey power plant ! :P





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I had a 1911 Dennis fire truck along with the double decker (2 n 1 kit). But alas, the Texas sun whopped up on the bus (photo on page 1 of the Mogollon thread) and the fire truck which became some nice junk at Tillman's Model T parts store. Wish I had them again but where the hell would I display them?
Ahhh, olden times...

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Having consulted the goldmine folder of rundown rusty old railtruck wrecks, on my 'puter ... L:

... labelled ' JOSES RUNDOWN RUSTY OLD RAILTRUCK WRECKS ' ;) ...

... I knew I needed a funky front archbar ! :mex:



The M.M.M carshop has quite a nice varied selection of trucks to mess with now.

Some 3D-printed, a number of different '60s diecast trucks & a bunch of others.

Well, in this case, the choice was easy, an 'insulated' plastic truck will make life electrically easy.

So for the time being, dumping the diecasts for a standard Bachmann On30 archbar was a good move.





I cut some phosphor-bronze strips, from a thin sheet of the 'springy' & electrically excellent metal.

Holes were punched through, using my very handy rotary leather punch.

Machine screw fixings are M3x8mm plated-brass slotted panheads.

The larger screw is an M4 threaded one for the On30 archbar mounting hole.


So far ... So good !


" HELL YEAH !  :cb:  RAILTRUCK TIME ! "


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Coming on a treat Si. Looking forward to seeing more of an assembly.



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But Si, what are the "bolster extenders" about? rather than hunker down, it seems to be hunker up?
Expiring minds may need to know...something!!

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" rather than hunker down, it seems to be hunker up? "


Howdy Woodie :cb:


Don't worry ... we're HUNKERING on down baby ! :cool:

I did try the hunker UP^ look ... but it was just too :pimp: !





I see what you mean though. :P

The previous archbar photo does look like some kinda MONSTER TRUCK transmission ! :shocked:

Truth is, I just left the phosphor-bronze strips 'long', so I could trim them once screwed to the bolsters ! :bg:





Shouldn't affect hunkering holmes ! ;)

I even used 'lo-pro' screws, for a few extra Thou. of HUNK !! :thumb:

I think the Ford-AA 'flange-mobile' will be lower running than the pneumatic version. :old dude:





Once I got the pickups mounted in place on the bolsters...

...I just trimmed the excess length with electrical side-cutters. :)


I'm saving the HUNKERED UP^^ pimp mobile & hoppin' hydros bouncy suspension look...

...for the Airfix omnibus ! :pimp: :pimp: :pimp: :pimp: :pimp:


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I'm liking this more & more.

Keep it up Si!



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I did some pickup sliders on the past but used some piano wire instead of sheet copper, The copper caused too much drag.
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Hi Jose :wave:


Yeah ... drag is a thing to watch for, in un-motored cars with electrical pickups.

Thanks for reminding me of the music wire.

I was gonna try it a while back.

I have another pair of the Bachy On30 archbars I might try it on.


The phosphor-bronze is working well though & is nicely 'springy'.





Have since, swapped out the Bachy wheelsets, for nice 8-spoked Hornby R8098 ones.

The wires emerge from a pair of 1mm holes in the hollow bolsters.


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