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 Posted: Wed Oct 30th, 2019 05:14 am
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Thank you Forrest!

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Don and Forrest, many thanks. 

Forrest, mine has an HO chassis but is nominally 1/48 On30 scale,
and the rusting hulk is being dismantled by one of Updah's work crews,
as she's a non-runner, from all accounts exactly as in real life!





More information on the real thing can be found in Railroads of Nevada Vol 2,
where the Ludlow & Southern Railway Company gets a section from page 827 onwards,
with the photo of the remains of "Old No2", the foundation of this behemoth, appearing on page 834.

That's a great book, by the way, for inspiration for off the wall model subjects.

The loco's engine and drive train was taken from a Holt tractor,
and this lead me to learn more about the Holt, unknown to me previously,
and to scratch build my own version from tractor parts, styrene and wire,
with a Taurus models 1/48 Mercedes DI WW1 aero engine adapted as the power unit.







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Hi Don  :wave:



I don't think 'funkyness' comes any more funky ...  L:

... than the Ludlow & Southern critter !  :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:



There must have been  'something in the water'  at the Ludlow & Southern shops !  :java::mex:

The 'designer' of such a BEAST was quite clearly INSANE !  :Crazy:


I don't think he was trying to cobble together a  'serious'  loco ...  :brill:

... he was obviously just making  'subject matter'  for future modelers of the 21st Century !  ;)



Nice work Don !  :thumb:

You have a really  C :cool: :cool: L   hoard of scratched G-scale by the  L :cool: :cool: K  of things ! :bg:



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



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Hmmm....

Think my logging show needs one of those, in HO....

Will check what is hidden in the junk box.




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Hello Gerold,

If you are not in the mood to build one,
I found one on Shapeways.

It is a fun one to build.

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Don Gage wrote:
Hello Gerold,

If you are not in the mood to build one,
I found one on Shapeways.

It is a fun one to build.


Don, could you please provide a link or the keywords? 

I did a quick search for HO locomotive,
as I had no good idea what to look for ... 1500+ results.
 
However, I found several trolleys and critters that caught my eye,
better not staying too long there.

I think a MDC Consolidation chassis might be an option.
Either leave it an 2-8-0, or remove one driver.
It has a really tiny motor that might be hidden somehow.
I think I have one of them somewhere.

Superstructure should be easy, if I find a suitable engine.
Maybe a flathead V8 wood look interesting.




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I tired finding the photo of it, but I remember not long ago on some forum,
seeing a photo of a small steam switcher that had its tender yanked off,
and the firebox filled with an internal combustion engine,
running a gear set outboard of the rear driver(s) from a chair gear.

I wish I could find it now, but this project reminds me of that.




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Lee B wrote:

I tired finding the photo of it, but I remember not long ago on some forum,
seeing a photo of a small steam switcher that had its tender yanked off,
and the firebox filled with an internal combustion engine,
running a gear set outboard of the rear driver(s) from a chair gear.

I wish I could find it now, but this project reminds me of that.


This one?

https://www.railpictures.net/photo/313615


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Hi Gerold,

I apologize, I have the two posts that I am responding to,
and managed to answer your question that I thought about the log bronc tug,
not the I.C.ten wheeler.

Shapeways does not have one of these available,
sorry to steer you wrong.

Don


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Don Gage wrote:
I apologize, I have the two posts that I am responding to,
and managed to answer your question that I thought about the log bronc tug,
not the I.C.ten wheeler.

Shapeways does not have one of these available,
sorry to steer you wrong.


Don, no need to apologize.

It seems I can build something from my own junk.
After I have finished the other 200 projects on my workbench! 


Found more pics of the V8 powered steamer on my HD:

















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