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Internal Combustion Ten Wheeler - 1:20.3 Scale
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 Posted: Tue Oct 29th, 2019 10:24 pm
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Don Gage
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Images of a similar beast belonging to the Ludlow & Southern can be located on the web. 
In fact, the image was posted on Freerails a while back. 

I thought this creation was unique and interesting enough to merit building my own.
 
This started as a Bachmann Anniversary Ten Wheeler,
styrene and brass and wood was added to build the super structure. 

The Fuel tank carries ballast, the flywheel is driven via Serv-O-Link chains and sprockets,
that pick up power from the blind center driver and a rubber tire. 

Since only one photo exists of this monster,
I add libbed, using my Modeler's License, to fill in the blanks.

Hope you like it.















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Eric T
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Great job,

I've seen that photo before but that's the first model I've seen.

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Wow, impressive model.

Could we see a better photo of the original locomotive?





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Yes, you bet.





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Love this one!

As someone who has been lucky enough to see this model in person many times I love this one!

Thank you for sharing Don!





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Thanks, Don.

Your model is even MORE impressive to me, now that I've seen this photo!

Where and when did this motorized loco get used?





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Hello Lee,

Thank you very much.

It was used in the Mojave desert in California.

It worked on the Ludlow and Southern Railroad.

I think one of the notes indicated that it had a very short life.

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Wonderful modelling Don with so much fine detail.

My somewhat simpler and cruder version is based on an HO scale Mantua Tyco ten wheeler chassis,
with an Aires 1/48 Alison V-1710 aero-engine and a Mashima 9/16 motor.





I managed to blow the motor, so for the time being it's just a rusting hulk!












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Very nice Doug!

It is very accurate as a rusting hulk, especially considering that is what it was in real life.

Too much fun!

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Now that, really, these, both of the models, G and HO, qualify as some serious coolness.






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