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 Posted: Sun Jan 21st, 2018 08:55 pm
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WOW! That "rail truck" is cooler than homemade s$%t! A beauty for sure.
Curvy spoke wheels, funky wood, and even some rusty corrugated metal...who would build something like that?
Here in the US, we might call that a "Redneck tour bus".

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 " WOW! That "rail truck" is cooler than homemade s$%t! A beauty for sure "



Howdy Woodie :cb:



Sure is !



I've taken the liberty of re-Posting some of Michaels latest 1:35n2 critter photos here.

R.C. of course ! ... powered by a nice slow :slow: running precision gearbox-motor & 'FlySky' 2.4 GHz receiver etc.





The Nye, Inyo & Esmeralda Railroad No.20 out on a test-run.





The cover for the water tank, which carries all the electronics, hasn't been attached to the frame yet.





BINGO ! ... She's a RUNNER !!  :thumb:

The engineer runs No.20 through the canyon on Michaels layout.  :mex:



Beautiful California sunshine Michael ...

... As the Beach Boys said ! :cool:



A mooser fer sure.



:moose: :moose: :moose: :moose: :moose:



Si.



Michael used a single 7.4-Volt LiPo battery, for his power source I believe.


Not only is the critters 'FlySky' installation a high-quality 2.4 GHz system ...

... but the components are VERY affordable as well.


I obtained the same parts ( other than buying two separate 3.7-Volt batteries ) ...

... for these prices :-

:old dude:

£3.84p inc. P&P - 'FlySky' Modular 2.4 GHz Receiver.

£2.54p inc. P&P -  E.S.C. Electronic Speed Controller.

£2.72p inc. P&P -  2x LiPo Batteries 3.7-Volts.


& that's it ! :shocked:


The component cost for 1 loco is just ... £9.10p inc. P&P ! ! :cool:




'FlySky' Modular 2.4 GHz Receiver.



E.S.C. Electronic Speed Controller.



2x LiPo Batteries 3.7-Volts.





:cool:




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The electronic parts went together better than expected.

Have another 'FlySky' receiver on order, along with an ESC and battery.


Next on the conversion list is a Tyco 0-4-0 Shifter.

It'll get a new whaleback tender to hold the electronics.

The loco runs good so I'll leave the motor alone.




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" The electronic parts went together better than expected "

" Have another 'FlySky' receiver on order, along with an ESC and battery "



Hi Michael :wave:



I'm pleased to hear that the electronics install was a result !

:thumb:

Your new 'Tyco' 0-4-0 'shifter' BASH sounds like another  C :cool: :cool: L  as $4!7 project !

The new scratchbuilt tender should be a great place to stash the batteries.

I'm WATCHIN' ! :shocked:

You might encourage me to put some time into my scratched Porter tender ! :P



I came across your ol' proto-photo for The Nye, Inyo & Esmeralda Railroad No.9 on my 'puter today.

Originally from Joses insane  - o D d i T y - o F - t H e - d A y -  Thread, I recall ?

:pimp:





Classic 'backwoods engineering' if ever I've seen it ! :old dude:





I know you had a bit of a squeeze in ol' No.9 to fit the 'all in one' board from the R.C. donor-car in to it.

I just wondered how much space was actually available inside the critter ?



The 'FlySky' receiver-board is pretty darn small, once it's un-needed plastic-casing is discarded.

Not sure I remember if you used 1 or 2 batteries in this one ?



:moose: :moose: :moose: :moose: :moose:



Si.



PIMP MY CRITTER !  :pimp:



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Ol' No. 9 would have had plenty of room to fit a 'FlySky' receiver along with an ESC and battery.

No. 9 just received one battery, but runs fine, other than a waddle that it's seem to develop...guess it adds character.


I've given up on trying to adapt RC cars to model railroading...just too much hassle.

Sticking with 'FlySky' !


He's a poor photo of the wood form for a whaleback tender sitting on top of the Tyco tender.





The wood form still needs a little trimming and sanding.

From rail height to top of tender it stands 8' 3"

Here's an end-shot photo of a SPNG whaleback tender.





Assuming the guys standing near it are about 6'

I would say that tender stands at least 10'.

So 8' feet on my tender seems about right.




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Vintage 'American Track & Train' ... No.95 Yard Bird 0-4-0 ... Similar to your 'Tyco' Shifter ? L:






:old dude:



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To be correct, the firm was "American Train & Track " and I fully agree with a citation from the 'Model Railroader' forum:
>> AT&T was a rather short-lived outfit whose offerings span only a few years, more or less centered around 1969.
Their list of products included several very small imported brass steam switchers, plastic F units, an RDC, plus some passenger equipment.
None of their items were of any real quality and, as noted above, the company didn't last very long.<<
I bought some junk from them, too. Lousy exchange rate for my hard-earned DMs set the frustration level even higher.



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" To be correct, the firm was "American Train & Track "



Hi Helmut :wave:



WHOOOPS !

SORRY !! :f:

I should read the boxes properly ...

... but none of my ATT gems are MIB  ( that's 'Mint In Box' ... not 'Men In Black' ) :shades:

I absolutely HATE IT when idiots like me, get their acronyms in a twist. :dope:


( please note people, that the correct acronym should be expressed without an '&' ... :old dude:

... to avoid any confusion with the well known U.S. telephone company ) :f:



However, I absolutely CAN'T ...
... " agree with a citation from the 'Model Railroader' forum " :doh: ...

... saying " None of their items were of any real quality "



I have a number of their items in my vintage HO stash, which I would not be without for the WORLD ! :thumb:

Including the AWESOME Budd railcar offered by ATT  ( I'll stick to the acronym this time ). ;)





Fantastic all metal engineering of the heavy-duty mechanism ...

... which save for a bit of a 'soup-up' of the 50-year old magnet ( show me what DOESN'T need that ) ...

... has never worn out & still runs like a dream 1/2 a century later ! :shocked:



Impressive injection moulded bodywork for the late '60s as well. :cool:



Whilst I can't vouch for every single product sold by ATT back in the day ...

... the Muddle Snail-Loader forums citation, seems a tad orrrf to me, to say the least. :P



Of course they WEREN'T $500 Buck locos, stuffed full of microchips, likely to sit in boxes on shelves for most of their life ...

... as my Budd railcar is testament to.

Actual 'real-people' could afford them & did indeed buy & use many excellent ATT items.



I'm sure there may have been the odd stinker of an item as well.

I only have to look at my 21st Century Bachy 2-6-0 Mogul with BUSTED gears ...

... to appreciate the ATT Budds '60s bomb-proof engineering though ! :) 



:pimp:



Si.



Sorry as well Michael ... :f:

... I didn't intend to start some 'off topic' ramblings about my lovely vintage HO trains ... ;)

... I simply meant to suggest that the accursed 'Yard Bird' looked a bit like a 'Shifter' ! ???

Mmmm   .   .   .


L:






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The views expressed in Middle Rollroader are aimed at the snobs and better-thans anyway.
These old girls could be made to look and run nicely, but it would take someone with a knack for such...something that MR seldom offers now.
It has been way over 20 years since I looked at one of the mags.
Humbug!!

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" The views expressed in Middle Rollroader are aimed at the snobs and better-thans anyway "



Howdy Woodie :cb:



I always wondered as a kid ...

... how the hell did any 'kids' on my kinda pocket-money, afford to buy ANY trains at all ! :us:

It wasn't until I was a 'grownup', that I realized THEY DIDN'T !

It was all the BIG kids like US buying all the nice model trains. ;)


Oh well. :f:


Certainly in the case of the Budd railcar ATT offered ...

... all things considered, in terms of both running & looks ...

... I'd be a more than satisfied customer ... & am so 50-years later. :old dude:





Great running ... great looks ... & ... GREAT PRICE !





Plenty of room for a mooodern R.C. installation in these babies !

The 'FlySky' receiver + a HEAVY-DUTY type E.S.C. Electronic Speed Controller, for the POWERFUL motor.

BINGO !



:cool:



Si.





Last edited on Sat Feb 10th, 2018 02:30 am by Si.



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