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 Posted: Fri Feb 26th, 2021 10:26 am
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Re that rail/road bus.

It is not driven from both ends,
as it was intended to continue on road for part of the trip.




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Found a cute French railbus.... 


My non existent knowledge of the French language doesn't help,

but I understand it operated out of Chenay.

















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New automotrice under construction.

(hope it's ok to post modeling projects in this category)

That's an Atlas (China) model of an Floriat bus built for the French RRs. 
Cost, a few Euros, and apart from the clumsy ladders a nice model.

Have removed enough from floor and interior,
to fit a tiny Halling Low floor Trollery axle drive, and a N drive can motor.

Today will try to hide a N Scale decoder and LEDs somewhere inside. 







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Given typical viewing angles,
is a N decoder small enough to be out of line of sight if secured to interior roof ?

If not, could cutting out the roof,
and building a "roof luggage" shell make enough room ?




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 Posted: Mon Oct 18th, 2021 06:20 am
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Decoder is already installed,
a "Tran", which I salvaged from a N scale diesel.

Strangely, it has no blue wire (common lead for lighting),
LEDs have to be connected to one of the pickups.

No visible obstructions in the passenger compartment.
It made its first trip on DCC yesterday evening. 


Decoder is 9x9 mm - amazing ! 
I am on the limit with my weary eyes.


Also visible, my ugly redneck pickup installation,
as usual, I glued a piece of styrene to the floor,
bent a piece of nickel silver wire to shape,
and melted it in the styrene.

Ugly but quick and effective. 



Now there is the challenge of installing SMDs,
and fibre optics for the headlights.







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corv8 wrote:
my ugly redneck pickup


Ya know, you could have invented a meme there ...

I live in Missouri and have lived in Georgia and the Carolinas ...


Anyway, gotta love "redneck tech".

If you don't Need it then it's not there,
and if it's not there, then it can't break.




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Kitbash0n30 wrote:
Anyway, gotta love "redneck tech".

If you don't Need it then it's not there,
and if it's not there, then it can't break.


Hmmm.... 

My attitude at work....
 

Or .... as John Fitch - one of the heroes of my misguided youth - said,

" If it aint broke, don't fix it "




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Update -


For some reason,

this thing with new axle mechanism and new can motor balks seriously.


Have disassembled the axle gearbox and found nothing wrong...


Someone once told me to run a model on DC first,

before installing a decoder.

Wise words.




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Instead of finishing the French bus,
I rather started some other bus... 

The 3D-printed Evans Autorailer,
I bought from First Person Scale Models. 


Robbed the Halling power truck from a trolley,
and adapted the frame that came with the shell.
(which was designed for a Tenshodo SPUD)

The drive isn't really a low design,
part of it will be visible in the passenger compartment. 

And, a challenge will be the space for the decoder,
this thing is filled to capacity already.












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 Posted: Sun Oct 24th, 2021 10:58 pm
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An interesting project.

What will the colour scheme be ?

.......Peter.






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