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 Posted: Wed May 3rd, 2017 04:21 am
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Si,

What ever happened to your R/C shopping list?  I'm about ready to start on another critter.  Been fooling around with making an operating ore bin that will fill my ore cars. 



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Well ... after a while with Wolfy in the M.M.M carshop . . .





. . . and the new, widened, Airfix locomotive-crane, heavy-steel ( styrene ;) ) underframe





It's kinda bye bye  :wave:  :Salute:  BATTLE SPACE ! ... Hello  :moose:  :thumb:  !


But then . . . The M.M.M crane R127, needed modding as well . . .



:moose:



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R.C. components are just starting to arrive here, ready for testing . . . More in the 'Dr.StrangeLiPo' Thread in the 'R.C.Forum'.



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So ... after the 'Searchlight-Wagon' BASH ! ...  :Salute:





... comes the Tri-ang R127 'Crane Truck' !!  :thumb:





Just what you wanted for Christmas 1962.  :P





R127 arrives at the Mysterious Moose Mountain carshop & Wolfy checks out the 'powerful lifting action' !


:moose:


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Wolfy keeps knockin' his head on the plastic knob used to operate the jib !


Might have to look at that !!


:moose:


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Despite being absolutely nothing to do with the current story about searchlights or cranes ...

... I couldn't resist snapping last weeks cool new model in progress. :bg:





The side tie-rods are missing here ... and are in a jar of nasty salt & acid ! :shocked:


:mex:


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That's a neatly curved plough blade Si. Beer can?



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Neat car.  Where did you find those journals?



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" Neat car.  Where did you find those journals? "



Hi Michael :wave:



The journals I used for the Gilpin Tram No.02 snow plow ...

... also for some of my other 4-wheeler car builds & my Ford-A railtruck motor-mount ...

... are all based around a standard vintage diecast OO-scale Tri-ang Railways(TM) British underframe.


The wheels used in these Brit. 1:76 wagons, are the SAME SIZE as standard On30 wheelsets, 1/2" dia. PERFECT for 1:35n2

However, I replace the original plastic wheelsets, with either Bachmann, Hornby or Kadee 1/2" dia. wheels.





Here is one of the Tri-ang Railways(TM) Brit. underframes, being modded.

Couplers, buffers, brake-gear & mounting-lugs, have all been cut/filed off.


The 2.5mm/0.100" holes in the journal-boxes, for the original 2mm/0.080" stub-axles ...

... are tapped out with a M3-thread & M3x3mm cup-ended set-screws are fitted.


These set-screws provide the perfect 'bearing' for any modern 26mm 'point-point' wheelset to run on.

Very easy to do, 200x M3x3mm set-screws are $2 inc. P&P from eBay.


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If you wanted to get a couple of these great underframes to experiment with ...

... you may well find that looking on 'CANADIAN eBay' might well turn some up cheap !


The wagons I buy for this kind of thing, are all VERY PLAYWORN ! as they say. ;)

The Tri-ang Railways diecast-underframes & trucks are virtually UNBREAKABLE !

The condition of both the wheels & wagon bodies is of no consequence.


Tri-ang stuff in 'good condition' can sell for quite a bit of $$$.

But the unboxed and PLAYWORN ! examples often go for just £0.99p !!



:moose:



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I'll Post a bit more later, on some of the other Tri-ang 'Transcontinental' diecast-trucks I have been using as well.

These HO trucks are EXTREMELY CHUNKY looking ! :shocked:

They look NOTHING like regular Athearn or Kadee trucks, which IMO are generally TOO SMALL for 1:35n2


The reason I have been using them BTW, is NOT because they are CHEAP ...

... but because, once modded, they look REALLY GREAT for 1:35n2 :cool:


They also 'sit nicely' alongside Bachmann On30 archbars & my 'Teebee' 3D-printed 1:35n2 Gilpin Tram trucks.


Some photos of the Gilpin Tram No.02 snow plow modded underframe, to follow  .  .  .





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" Beer can ? "


Hi Doug :wave:


BEER CAN !!  :f:


Thanks for the 'neatly curved' bit Doug.

Although I'm sure you could still give me a 'phobia' with all this 'neat' business.

Oh well, at least I can find all my materials these days  ;)  usually.


It's actually 'hand crafted' !  from 20 Thou" aluminium alloy sheet. :P

Much sawing, filing, pliers, hammering & sanding were involved.


Seemed like the best material for something like the plough blade.

I'm guessing that 'ploughing' would have quickly removed any rust from the surface.


Slight difficulty though at present ...

... I'm trying to figure out how to mount it to the car body.

Not that many clues in the drawing made by the Colorado & Southern draftsmen.







Can't say I've ever found any use for beer cans, except for containing beer of course.


Anyway, I'm considering buying the really expensive stuff from Brussels, that Cor recommends, for breakfast. ;)

It tastes horrible & is gonna give you a GUARANTEED headache ...

... but it does look more 'stylish' in the fridge, than a can of Spesh. ! :shocked:



:moose:



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A couple of photos of the modded underframe I made for the Gilpin Tram No.02 snow plow.





Sections of diecasting were cut away, from a standard Tri-ang Brit. underframe.

Excess mounting-lugs, couplers, buffers, brake-gear etc. were removed & new wheel bearings fitted.

The new wheelsets in the photos, are in this case, Kadee On30 'Griffin' ones.





The cut section was then rotated 180deg. giving the slightly oDd wheelbase in the C&S drawing.

The front wheels being very far forward indeed.


The diecasting is VERY STRONG and RIGID, there is no problem cutting an underframe in half like this.


In the photos, the wheel bearing set-screws are longer than my normal M3x3mm ones.

I had run out of the shorter 'flush fitting' ones, new supplies came in yesterday though ! :cool:


:moose:


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