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 Posted: Mon Jun 3rd, 2019 04:29 pm
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Doug,

I definitely want to keep the bed empty....
it's a challenge to have this thing waddling along with mechanics hidden underneath!
A huge load, tarpaulin or similar would be too easy...

Same as with the Heisler truck....
there is only a small cast tool box to hide a gap in front of the bed.

The breaking point is, will I find a suitable small truck....
I am afraid I don't have the patience to assemble one the hard way from seperate components.

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Gerold,

perhaps something like the Kato Portram motor bogie would work,
if you could somehow extend the gauge to 10.5mm from its existing 9mm,
and you could carve up the body to fit your existing truck wheels.

https://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/gag00706/49969320.html

Quite where the DCC equipment would be housed is another matter of course,
but no doubt you've got ideas on that,
especially if the cab has any accessible room in it.




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Doug, thanks for the link.


Longer axles shouldn't be difficult to install...

I had looked at several Japanese kits already,
this one had escaped my attention.

The others had the motor seperately from the truck,
connected with a shaft.

Fitting the electronics should be manageable.




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Hi Gerold  :wave:



C :cool: :cool: L  work on your cutie 0-4-0 ... as usual !  :thumb:



Total love these lil' funky 4-wheelers ...  :pimp:

... my favorite 'Tri-ang' steeple-cab !





Always wanted one of these operating pantograh locos as a kid ... alas ...  :f:



BUT ! ...  :P

... 40 years later ...  :time:

... acquired a nice one, made the year I was born !!  :bg:



Luvin' it !  :)



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



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Si,

and it has SIDE RODS !!!

Great... did I ever mention I love side-rodders ?


When I was a boy, the crocodiles, and Class 1073 and 1080 motors from the Twenties,
ran out their last miles with short branchline trains ....

I was awestruck by the sight of the ancient mechanisms,
when those monsters arrived and departed.




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