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Restored 70' McKeen Motor Car
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 Posted: Sun Jun 13th, 2021 02:51 pm
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This thread has escaped my intention until now...

Visited Carson City with my son in 2013,
and was much impressed by the McKeen and everything else...
Great people there, one of the guides went all out with his tour and my questions.

My first thought was also "wow, the wrong engine",
but I then had to agree that the cat engine was a smart idea...
We faced similar decisions with prewar trucks several times,
and usually ended up with a cobbled together mess that broke down on every trip.

Didn't take pics of #22 as I was aware it is well documented online.

I attach two pics of the poor donor McKeen
(which was rebuilt several times by the Chicago Great Western,
and ended as a switcher somewhere in the Midwest)
Which has given parts to rebuild #22,
and the Hall Scott Motor that is stored behind the carhouse.












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 Posted: Sun Jun 13th, 2021 03:07 pm
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And, a pic of my LMB Mc Keen... 

A crude model, initially powered by,
a balky vertical shaft three pole motor on the rear truck...

The front truck has a rubber belt drive,
to the exposed fake gasoline motor flywheel. 

I replaced the power truck,
with an Bachmann truck from a 44-Ton G.E.

Built a radiator from cooling coils left over from a Swiss "Gotthardt" boxcab,
and put it behind the pilot in the correct position.





Also created a trailer by doing a resin copy and joined the two rear halves  back to back.





A future project is to fabricate an McKeen that was converted to gas electric drive,
with a Baldwin front truck, roof mounted radiators and prominent exhaust stacks.




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Just returned from Reno,

where my wife was completely smitten with the McKeen car.


Unless somebody is printing one (or at least the trucks) in G,

it will have to stay on the wish/dream list.





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