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 Posted: Sun Jul 16th, 2017 01:53 pm
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" I have run across some very cool 35 Model T kits.
ICM models has a 1:35 1917 Aussie Model T pickup with a big old machine gun mounted on the hood.
Here is a great model in the "correct" scale for your road vechicles.
ICM also has a neat 1917 Model T ambulance kit which can be used as a delivery van, etc.
Whatever your razor saw decides to do.
This looks like the same chassis as the above kit but with the van part, etc. Very cool.
If I was needing more Model T's, I would get these kits, especially since they are 1:35 scale. "



Howdy Woodie :cb:



The ICM kits look very nice indeed. :)

I'm surprised I haven't got one yet ! ... It will happen eventually no doubt. :slow:




:Salute:




I have a few ICM 1:35 figures, which are all very nicely done indeed.

I also have an ICM army truck kit ...

... of which I have built the engine & truck-back, for a rolling stock project so far.

Also 2-door & 4-door ICM Opel car kits, which are a current TOP SECRET project ! ;)

ICM make VERY NICE kits !!



HOLY HENRY ! :shocked:

I might end up with as many Model-Ts as Woodie !! ;)

I'm only up to 3 Matchbox 1:35 diecasts & an RPM Models placky kit so far though. :f:



The Christmas list is growing & it aint my birthday again till next April.



:moose:



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 Posted: Sun Jul 16th, 2017 06:16 pm
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Si, the "roadster" with what looks like a Vickers (?) mounted is a "sure thing" for patrolling the border. Maybe a couple of bigger spotlights would help.
I have an old 1917 T ambulance in 1:32 (?) which looks OK in 1:35. Maybe another one...later?

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Si,

Whatever happened to the rail truck you were working on?

I need to get another one of those micro motors and was looking at one with 200 RPM.  Is that too fast...too slow?



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 Posted: Mon Jul 17th, 2017 01:41 am
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Hi Michael :wave:



Due to my slightly screwed-up way of working & deciding on design stuff ... :Crazy:

... the railtruck has 1 or 2 minor issues which need to be resolved before continuing.



1.  I need to establish a 'coupler-height' for it & in fact ALL my builds; this has been tricky.

2.  I suddenly discovered the cheap & high-quality 'FlySky' R.C. receivers & considered installing one in the truck.

3.  I needed to modify the drive-train a bit, cos I had a clearance problem. :f:

Mmm ...





The coupler-height & mounting of wooden end-beams is kinda related to the size wheels used.

I ended up getting some nice Alan Gibson smaller 'curly-spoke' ones, which could be used up front. :cool:

Mmm ...





I actually got the 100 RPM gearbox-motor.

I sorta worked out how fast it might go, kinda 'Pi R Squared x Volts etc.' stylee.

But yer never really know till it's done I guess. L:

I got the 100 RPM, cos I knew there was a 50 and 200 available also.

So I could either go up or down, if I needed to buy another motor.





I do in fact need to get another motor.

Cos I made the pulley clearance too tight ...

... & should have used my 8mm brass pulley, not the 10mm one in the photo.

Damn 10mm one is epoxied on, so it aint coming off EVER ! :f:


I don't think 200 RPM is gonna be THAT fast.

But it does depend on the final drive & wheelset diameter & motor Volts.

Mmm ...



:moose:


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Si,

On closer look at the power truck from the Brill trolley there are several gears to reduce the speed.  Like many have already thought that the the trolley needs a higher voltage to get started and Bachmann simply installed some gears to slow the thing down.

I've got the 80:1 motor temporarily installed so I'm gonna installed it in the rail truck just to see how many hours it takes to go one foot.  Most modelers complain that their locos run too fast whereas I'm concerned that mine might move too slow.



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" a 'sure thing' for patrolling the border. Maybe a couple of bigger spotlights would help."



Howdy Woodie :cb:



What can I say ?

The telephone company H.Q. scene & line engineers truck, is one of my favorites ! :bg:

Along with ALL the others of course. :)



The only thing that I don't like about it ...

... is that it makes me a bit :f: cos I aint had time to start a nice scene myself YET !! :slow:

I guess it's gonna happen soon  .  .  .  L: :us: ???



I have been busy on the " bigger spotlights " though  .  .  .  ;)






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Si

Danger! No stock Ford T is going to power that baby. Two engines might possibly do it.
 
One in front of the other---or side by side?

Better a large bonfire on the back deck of the truck.

Then again, on Moose Mountain, physics do funny things....

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" on Moose Mountain, physics do funny things "



Hi Herb :wave:



Ah ! ( or Eh ! as Canadian Ken would say ) ;)

You've noticed that as well Ah/Eh ?



In addition to watching re-runs of 'The A-Team' on Channel-31 ...

... I've been reading Stephen Hawkings 'A Brief History Of Time' for ideas also.



I aint gonna bother with all that Henry Ford or steam-engine propulsion anymore.

I've decided to fit my motive power with GARGANTUAN photon-sails.

I think a 10,000 Square mile area sail, might propel a loco forward ...

... at about 0.001" per hour.

If the bearings are REALLY WELL OILED that is.



Mysterious :moose: Mountain physics is a bit like 'E=MC Squared' ...

... but just a bit more 'random' & error ridden ! :shocked:



:brill:



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P.S. The searchlight cars are powered by AAA batteries from 'Poundland' £1 ;)



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Hey Si,
That Aussie Rod would go well with this one too!  Had it as a kid, had some cool skeletons. Love the rail truck.  Keep it coming.

 

Last edited on Tue Jul 18th, 2017 02:33 am by Steven B



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Hi Steven :wave:



I have actually got a slightly Whack-o selection of vehicle kits ! :shocked:

Probably rolling stock as well !! ;)


I decided a while back, that there are just too many interesting 1:35 vehicles out there to be a 'picker'. :old dude:

So the nice teeny-weeny 'Simca-5' kit which I got el-cheapo the other day, is fine by me !! :thumb:





The placky kit Ford-T which I mentioned, is this one by RPM.

I got it a couple of years ago, before the ICM one was available.

It was at the time, the only 1:35 Ford-T which I could find, other than the Matchbox diecasts.


I have actually made the suspension & underside etc.

Also the body, hood & seats etc.

No sure exactly what's gonna happen with it yet though ?


The kit is EXTREMELY CRUDE to say the least, light years away from the ICM, no doubt.

Could look OK though, with a bit of TLC.

Well see  .  .  .



:moose:



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