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Bill Fornshell
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County Donegal Railway - Railcar #12

http://www.donegalrailway.com/railcars/

Google Search for County Donegal Railcar:

http://www.google.com/search?q=Donegal+Railcar&hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=K_JDUfLaKoarrQGc64GgAw&ved=0CDwQsAQ&biw=1710&bih=1077

I am scratch building an HOn30 version of Railcar #12. I did not build the larger model, I own it but did not build it. I had a hard time finding Railcar Photos and I could find no drawings. I was given a lead on a book that is suppose to have some drawings in it. I ordered the book from a UK book shop but have not gotten it yet.

You can look at the model of the #12 Car and find a few like it on the Google picture page. The large model runs on 16.5mm track and the small model runs on 9mm track. The small model is my version of an HOn30 model. It will use a Japanese N Scale power truck.

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Interesting thing.
N scale, oops, HOn30, to be battery powered?

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Hi,

The HOn30 Railcar will be RC with Battery Power. The smallest Stanton Receiver I have is shown along with a Team Lois 7.4 volt battery.

At some point in time I will plan to install RC with Battery Power in the larger Railcar.

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Hi Bill,
Quite interested in this build. I note you are using the KATO chassis. I have one one of those and the gearing is such that my models run quite fast. I wonder if there is a way to slow them down without causing problematic performance?

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Hi Rod,

This is the Japanese Power Truck I used. I have several of these that I have used on other HOn30 engines.

Power Truck - B-Train Powered Motorized Chassis1 - Bandai - ebay - $22.80 plus shipping.

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I am working on a couple of ideas for the floor for the power truck. I shortened the overall length of one of these for another HOn30 model.

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I am making a card stock pattern to use as the floor for the the #12 Railcar Cab. Picture #5 shows the floor I used on a Jordan 15 Ton Mack Switcher.

http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=3698&forum_id=46&jump_to=41113#p41113

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Hi Bill,

Are you happy with the speed of the chassis; I.E. not too fast?

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It seems the large County Donegal Railcar #12 is 5.5mm / 1:55 scale.

I had it figured at 1:53 but didn't connect it to 5.5mm till I saw it mentioned on another forum in its 5.5mm area.

I even found a 5.5mm scale rule on the hminky "Scale 55" web site.

http://www.55n3.org/

Thanks Herald.


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