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 Posted: Sat Feb 10th, 2018 02:18 am
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Anyway ... Sorry about that 'Yard Bird' ! ;)

You have to make some allowances ... as I'm a BRIT !



I think Tyco Shifters are about as rare over here ...

... as GWR pannier tanks are across the pond ! :us:



Found some snaps of one on eBay though ... So now I know ! :P












I'm gonna need a welder you crazy fool !



Si.



Looks like it has great possibilities for the next R.C. BASH project Michael. :thumb:



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 Posted: Sat Feb 10th, 2018 09:31 pm
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Si,

That little four-wheeled tender would fit nicely behind a Bachmann 0-4-0.

Found a few ATT pieces on eBay ... a little pricey !

But, then I'm kinda cheap when it comes to doling out dollars.

As you know I've picked up a few four-wheel Triang and Hornby cars for bashing.




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 Posted: Sat Feb 10th, 2018 09:39 pm
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I'm still pushing ahead with my conversion of my Shifter into a 35n2 loco.

Making progress on the whaleback tender.

The tender frame was widen a little to 5' 3".  The tender itself stand about 5' 6" high.



Should provide more than enough room inside for all the electronics.

Except for a new cab I'm tempted to just leave the boiler alone, at least for now.



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 Posted: Mon Feb 12th, 2018 04:36 am
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Hi Michael :wave:



ARH !

I see you did shoot a snap of your Tyco Shifter !

I remember seeing it now, on my cellphone, just not on my 'puter !

Got it now though.





I see the length ^^ of the tender.

Looks like there will be a lot of space in your new tender top for the batteries.

A new cab should look interesting & the chimney extended much taller could basically do it.

The wooden 'form' idea is pretty  C :cool: :cool: L



:thumb:



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Probably replace the bell along with the stack.  I'll have to see how it turns out.



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Hi Michael :wave:



I guess the trick, is gonna be to have the floor of the new 2" tall cab, as low as possible.

Maybe even loosing the rearmost dome, inside the new cab, to keep things short.

It's gonna be really important to minimize the 'overhang', esp. at the cab end !



Nice that the batteries & R.C. gear, can go in the tender.

If it aint got it already, I figure that boiler can get some more weight stuffed into it !





I saw what appears to be a self-assembly version on Google images.

Is that whole boiler section diecast ?

Nar ... Must be sprayed placky ... right ?

The kit looks like fun !



:)



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I would be okay with loosing the rear dome.  Don't think that a switcher really needs two sand domes.

The boiler on my loco is plastic so cutting the cab off won't be a problem.
Just need to keep the cab floor low and even with the tender floor.
I'll see if I can stuff any additional weight into the boiler.

On your kit it has a cast frame, cylinders, and boiler.
Probably from the 60s or 70s.

Tyco/Mantua also has a 4-6-0 but the motor fills the cab.




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The kit is as it appears...the boiler is a solid piece of Zamack metal.
Dome cutting will be a real "bear" but the adventurous hacker can do it.
As for a switcher needing 2 sand domes,
the railroads found two domes handy when starting heavy loads since an 0-4-0 and 0-6-0 needed the "extra traction" occasionally.
The original Mantua version had all metal parts, cab, tender, everything!
Have fun with the Dremel tool!

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" The kit is as it appears...the boiler is a solid piece of Zamack metal.
Dome cutting will be a real "bear" but the adventurous hacker can do it.
The original Mantua version had all metal parts, cab, tender, everything! "



Howdy Woodie :cb:



W :shocked: W !

So my eyes didn't deceive me. :)

SOLID ! :thumb:





The ol' Mantua 0-4-0 ! :old dude:




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Hi Michael :mex:



I came across this bang-on side-elevation.

So thought I may as well Post it.

Kinda picture I like when sizing things up.





But hey ! ... You got the real-deal on your bench !! :P



No.99 Huh! ...

... or Eh! as    Ken would say !! ;)



:slow: :pimp: :slow:



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Hi again Michael :wave:



Just wondering ... L:

... You said you bought a 2nd 'FlySky' receiver & another E.S.C. Electronic Speed Controller. :)

Did you buy the same mini red-board E.S.C. this time ? ???





Or did you get one of the different mini E.S.C.s on eBay ?



:brill:



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