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L@@K!!:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-wHlYYLVN99E/UbAPpxyNlMI/AAAAAAACksM/mX0lT32rdVE/s1600/atc200.JPG

Anyway, rides on rails and is powered... Jose.

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Cool. I used to see similar homemade "railcars" running through the Carrizo Gorge back in the late '70s and early '80s. However, those usually were powered by a lawnmower or go-cart engine.

My brother and I nearly got knocked off a trestle one evening when someone came zipping up the track at dusk, with no lights. There was no muffler on it, so the riders couldn't hear us yelling.

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Hi Jose

Nice picture !

2ft & powered by a ex-WWII WLA Harley...

...and you've sold me one !

(saved in the 'Crazy-Critter' inspiration file !)

Cheers

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Si-I have a 1:35 kit for a WLA and I have 2 foot gauge trackage. Also, a set of Grandt O scale WSLCO curly spoke speeder wheels and chain drive. What am I thinking???

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I KNEW IT!. Was just a matter of time for somebody to bite!. Jose.

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I told ya'........

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HELL'S ANGELS ... ON FLANGES !!!


The 1:35 WLA's look nice...
...both Tamiya & MiniArt.

I see Mirror Models Ltd do a 1:35 Indian as well.

It would have to be static, even in 1:35; wouldn't it ?? ...
...tenny-weeny drive unit needed.

The Tamiya WLA looks pretty sturdy...
...the MiniArt one; looks like Swiss-watch time !!

Darn BIKE-FREAKS !!

Si.

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That MiniArt kit does look nice !!

Si.

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Si:
you just hung another carrot in front of Woodie...
Jose.

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OK then, the gauntlet has been tossed down! Maybe not just yet...but my razor saw and Tenax glue stands ready. What shall I do with the extra nice spoked wheels, etc. included in the kit? And the carbine in the leather holster...well, most everybody has guns in Mogollon.

Woodrow

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Hi Woodie :wave:

I'm sure you've seen this before. :shocked:

A lot less fragile than the MiniArt one...
...& you don't have to cut-off the super-nice photo-etched wheels. :w:

In this neck of the woods; about 1/3 the price of the MiniArt one, on evilBay. :P

You get a guy with a specialy shaped (_!_) with it...
...& a guy with an invisable-head; doing martial-arts !

(+ the carbine, for the heavily-armed Mogollonians !)

* Cement & paint not included.



Just a thought. L:

I got BOTH on my wish-list at the moment. :thumb:

My bench looks like I'm tryin' to start WWII or something ! :Salute:
I'm actualy tryin' to make a darn RAILROAD !

1:35 trains should be BANNED ! :old dude:

Totaly unsuitable for railroadin' ;)

Si.

:java::mex:

P.S. Just ruined the re-sale value on my On30 Porter...
...by bustin' off the whistle & BURNING the green box.

Oh well ... there's only one thing left for it now !!



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Si-I agree about the Tamiya VS MiniArt kits..however, I already have the MA and would have to buy the Tam kit. Whacha gonna do? I really don't need any more bikes on the layout so this is a great way to get rid of unbuilt stuff. Sides' it will be cool...whenever I get to it.

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Hi Woodie

Yep...
...Yep...
...& Yep !

A round tuit; yer mean !

Well...
...I just let the $$$'s do the deciding for me...
...my cheap a$$; just scored a Harley, rider & martial-arts instructor !

I will get a round tuit; & a MiniArt WLA...
...when I've glued the 469th part in place on their truck kit !

In the mean time...
...Mmmm ... speeder-wheels ... Mmmm ...

Cheers

Si.

Look what you've done Jose ! ...
...another darn model to finish !

Luvin' it !

Where did I put that 'round tuit' ?

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Having started the Mini Art kit, I can tell you that it has some of the SMALLEST & FIDDLYEST parts I have seen and this thing is 1:35 scale! When I get through, it may NOT have every teeny little part on it...a couple joined the other "details" in the workshop carpet! With that said, I am determined to build this stinkin' thing. And NO, it will not be powered, just a piece of static "scenery" which will be lost somewhere out there on the layout. More later or when I get tired of this craziness.

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Hi Woodie

Just give up NOW, before you go TOTALY INSANE !

First part I took off the sprue, for my MiniArt truck...
...BUSTED !...
...& I am pretty carefull these days.

You will end up with microscopic photo-etched parts...
...PERMANENTLY glued to your thumbs.

469 parts for a truck...
...are you sure ?

I'm gonna build a MiniArt Harley one day...
...just to know what INSANITY is like.

But for now; my suitable for ages 3+ Tamiya kit is in the mail.

The postman always rings twice

Cheers

Si.

This is what happens, throwing gauntlets around the place !

( don't try wearing them, whilst assembling the Harley )

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I found the teeny parts in the carpet but will refrain from adding details that won't be seen anyway so it's all for naught! Those nice spoked wheels will look great at the Motor Bike shop, hanging on the wall. I forsee building the frame for the RR wheels from brass so the thing will be less prone to be mangled while I "finish" the job. Photos will be following after I finish this bottle of Jack Daniels...hic....

Woodie

BTW-my buddy Mopman says that I am already insane

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and??? :Salute:for veterans day

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A Mexican-wave for Chas.

&

  :2t::thumb::2t::thumb::2t::thumb::2t::thumb::2t:

A big thumbs-up for insane-railcars ( sort of ) !

Si.

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OK...what do I "win" for being "first"? Fresh from the paint shop, ready for the "detail" shop and some weathering (or wuthering)...I present the WW2 Harley rail-motorbike.




Yep, she's a real piece of work but the crew seems to like her. Wonder how it will be to zip along the twisty track at about 60 MPH?

Who says that I don't have enough to do?

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Jose (who started it all).

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If you need some inspiration, how about this?

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Nice one Helmut !

Now that's making the most of bike-transport !

Cheers

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Herb !! ??

I hope you're lookin' in on this railcar (sort of) insanity ! ...

... Just to make sure there are no arguments over 'super-details' & stuff.

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How many people can a Harley, mounted on a simple/lightweight speeder frame propel ?

It doesn't have to accelerate quickly.
It doesn't have to have a massive top speed.
It does need to have some equipment (junkque) space.

You know what I'm gettin' at ?
You're a bit of a knowing auto-motive type dude.
(I don't know $&!+ about this kinda tang)

What's the limiting factor ?
Wheelspin ?
What breaks first ?...
...chain ?...
...piston ?...
...etc.

I am guessing a normal road Harley could easily carry 2 people + a 3rd & side-car.
Acceleration limited; but it still goes right ?

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It was a dark and stormy night when Si knocked on the door to the darkened house. The rain, which it seemed had been coming down forever, ran down the back of Si's neck, and he cursed silently. Again he knocked, louder this time, and was gratified to see a dim light approaching through the window beside the door. Finally the door opened, and a grizzled old man looked at him for what seemed like minutes before he spoke. Wadda ya want--and who the blazes are ya? Si was slightly overcome by the warmth of the greeting and managed to stammer I'm looking for Herb- I have an important question to ask him. He stood there with the cold rain still trickling down his back awaiting an answer, which eventually came. You still haven't said who you are, and I'm not holding this door open all night waiting-- he gruffly said. A--ah--I'm Si from FreeRails, sir, and it's bloody cold and wet out here--do you think that I might come in? Once again the eyes glared at him--you aint here about them Herb-O-Rivitt things I hope! No Sir, Si meekly replied--I have a question, and I have heard that you are one of the few that can answer it. Might as well come in, was the reply, you've screwed up my evening already. The old fart led the way through the darkness to a library and turned in the single bare bulb hanging from the ceiling in the middle of the room. Alright d**n it, what's the question? Si proceeded to tell the old man, who slowly seemed to take more interest.

Well,  he said as he put on a dirty shop coat and spectacles, and walked over to the bookcase. He stopped, as if looking for a particular volume and Si thought that it must be wonderful to have reference material like that at hand. He reached up and with his arms spread, clasped what looked to be nearly a dozen thick volumes as if he were playing an accordion. Si cringed, fearing that the whole stack would crash to the floor as soon as they cleared the support of the shelf, but to his amazement the spines of the books seemed to all be one piece, with nothing where the interior pages should be. Herb carefully set the ersatz "books" on a table, and then looked at Si. Can't be too careful Si, he said, used to be able to leave this stuff out in plain sight, but since Woodie became an Admininstrator, have to hide it. He carefully lifted a bottle that the books had hidden, and also two large glasses which were carefully placed on the table. Herb started to set the bottle down next to them, but then thought better of it and caressed it lovingly for several moments. After a few moments time he poured out a very small quanity for Si in one glass while half filling his own. Motioning to Si to sit, he pulled out a chair for himself and eased himself into it. A large brown dog came out of the darkness, and went to Herb and nudged his leg several times. Lay down Grommit, Herb said harshly--since I took his c-gars away, he wants booze anytime that he smells it.

Well, he said for the second time. Harley WLA huh?  In '29 Harley made their first 45 inch motor. Called it the R. Indian riders called it the "three cylinder" Harley, because the generator stuck almost straight up beside the front cylinder. Dang stupid lookin thing.  Then before the war--Archie Bunker's war that is-- the factory redesigned the engine and it was called the L model. Wouldn't pull toilet paper off the roll, so they did some stuff that raised the horsepower to a whopping 22 and that became the WL model. Along comes the war and they started making 'em for the army, and that was the WLA. Real clever, huh? A for army. Bunch of geniuses there in Milwaukee. He stopped for a moment, turned his glass between his fingers , obviously deep in thought, and said--You don't think that I'm going to keep writing this drivel all night do you Si?

I would say that on the level, perhaps 7 or 8, with the limiting thing being how much traction that the wheel (s) could get. If the rear cycle brake was the only means of stopping, don't expect much in the way of slowing down quickly. Probably would have to be geared down to pull the load, and the slower airspeed would cause engine overheating in the Summer, without an auxiliary fan. First thing to break in the motors were the pistons, when wear on the bores became excessive. Rest of the bike was reasonably reliable, but gutless.

OK Si. Let Gromitt finish your drink and git out of here---what---Ain't my fault it's raining, boy--GIT!

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Once upon a midnight dreary as I pondered weak and weary over many a quaint and curious volume of ....whaaat?

Look what Herbert hath wrote, the truth is out there somewhere.

"I picked a fine time to quit drinkin'"-Lloyd Bridges in AIRPORT

Hey, what happened to this thread? The ministronieator will get mad and we all know what that means...don't we?
Woodrow

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It has been a very productive first posting: first a nice model, the some fine writing (and some klingon thrown in for good measure!). Jose.

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Sweet! Nice work on that rail-cycle, Woodie!

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And Si--

You are speechless? Common lad get it down here before someone with some sense shuts the whole thing down. 

Herbnoxious

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Herr Bert & Mr. Greene (& Grommit)

The Harley is indeed a SOUPER machine !

Dark & Stormy Nights !

Yes ... Sirriy !!

I gotta tree down here on the last 'BLOW' ...

... damn it !

Also...

...got some ... G Darn hickley boooo babbah railcar-parts c0omin' ... hic ...

pix. ssoonn ...

Si.

Thanks Herb ... Hi-Tech.

Hornby chassis for SOUPER-BIKER car ... ZOOOM !

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"I picked a fine time to quit drinkin'" - Lloyd Bridges in AIRPORT

Great movie - 5 Mooses !


Fantastic step-by-step BTW Woodie !

First-Step photo :- Harley kit in box & Grant speeder-wheels.

Last-Step photo :- Model FINISHED !


What happened to the Middle-Step photo...

...the empty bottle of Jack Daniels ?


Not enough waxing on about applying 'super details' IMO.

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Herb, Thanks !

I was kinda wondering if a speeder-trailer, was credible.

Brakes, not a problem...

..." We don't need no stinkin' brakes "


7-8 peoples = trailer, kinda credible; right ?

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Cheers

Si.

Now B-Off ! & leave Grommit & Herbnoxious to their evening ceeeegar...

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Hans & Wolfgang ...

... what a bunch a insane sort-of's !



Hans & Wolfgang ... check out the situation.

V8 up-grade ?

" You IDIOT Wolfgang ... in a TWO-FOOT SPEEDER ! ...

... are you INSANE ? "

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Hi speed freaks !

Just found out a Stalin S-65 dozer does 6.95 Kmh ! ...

... if we can out-run the Ruskie retreat in this sucker ... we ROSIE !

( le ... tea ... South London speak Herb ... got it ? )



Wolfgang & Hans have been busy destroying priceless 1960's 'Tri-ang' collectors items.

That is, what wasn't already destroyed by my cousins & myself !

Having said that; these OO-scale Brit under-frames, are Brunnel STRONG !

Our top engineers have been slacking off a bit, since it's the weekend ( any darn excuse ! ) ...

... but they have made progress !



I'm not sure what the difference is between a 'detail' & a 'souper detail' ...

... but Wolfgang & Hans hacked most of 'em off last night.

( see 'junkque' in front of potentialy stunning new model ! )

Souper-detail freaks, please observe; Brit-brake-detail still present ... Mmm ...

... hacksaw ?



Jose ... Sorry ol' bean ... you are already on the Tri-ang collectors-club hit-list ...

... they don't understand that priceless '60s artifacts can be ecologicaly re-cycled into insane-speeders.

IDIOTS !



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Why try freelancing when there's a prototype?

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Hi Helmut


The photo Jose found is the inspiration for the model.


However, since my gauge needs to be 2-foot...

...our car-shop is making a new prototype.

Jose's photo looks like standard gauge to me...

...lots more width to play with.


We'll see what happens...

...it's always fun when you don't know what you're doing...

...I don't figure there are any blue-prints for the speeder in Jose's photo.


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Seems that I opened a can of worms. HIYA!!!
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Jose ... Sorry ol' bean ... you are already on the Tri-ang collectors-club hit-list ...

... they don't understand that priceless '60s artifacts can be ecologically re-cycled into insane-speeders.

I have my own share of sins also.... Jose.

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@Si
Sorry, should have read this thread from the beginning:bang:
I remember, however, a photo taken in an abandoned US mine where they used an 'Indian' with the same sort of double-chain/gear reduction on a 2' truck to take the carts out. Somewhere in the deep net...

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Just to show the "great amount of detailing" on the MRy's new "rail bike", here's how the power gets from the V twin drive to the railroad wheels.




The bike's chain drive to the rear wheel runs to a shaft which has a sprocket on it and the RR wheel has a corresponding sprocket driven with another Harley Davidson chain...or something like that.  So, you see that this contraption could actually operate (in another world!).

              Woodrow

 

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Hi Helmut

That Indian 2' mine contraption sounds pretty interesting.


As well as the 2 Brit-underframes we just 'adapted'(destroyed !)...

...we had a look at our small railroad-truck & wheel collection as well...

...those underframes have spoked-wheels...

...def. in the 'cool speeder' ballpark.


Woodie has set the design kinda...

...I guess a 2ft contraption is always gonna have outside bearings/boxes...

...that's what I figured as well.


I love the teeny-weeny little mud-gaurds in Jose's proto-photo...

...FUNKY-JUNK !...

...as if driving that insane-mobile in the rain; you would be the slightest bit dry ?

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Further update coming after the coffee is done !

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Woodie, that new electron-microscope fitting for your camera is working a treat !

I guess that's a real 1:35 sized dudes view; in the Mogollon Railway car-shop.

They've cobbled together some funky-junk in their time...

...but this little speeder looks INSANE !

Luvin' it !

Cheers

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The coffee didn't happen ! ...

... the car-shop guys prefer Danish-Champagne for these tricky jobs ! :mex:

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I have been looking at a few 1:35 bikes; & had these pix. of the MiniArt Harley.



108 PARTS !! for a bike !!

You can see why Woodie needed a Jack Daniels after that lot !



+ off course all the Photo-Etched parts; that always somehow get ACCed to your thumbs !! :bang:



Photo-Etched parts; as seen with POWERFULL binoculars @ 50 yards ! :Salute:

Woodie ... what on EARTH are part #20 x6 of ? ???

Anyway ...

... I might just be INSANE enough to buy one ! :Crazy:

In the meantime ...

... my suitable for ages 3+ Tamiya kit arrived today !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :glad:

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Well, here at last !! :bg:



48 parts ... not including Hank with the specialy shaped (_!_)! ... & the Kung-Fu instructor !



&



No Photo-Etched parts, to glue to your thumbs, or drop in the carpet, to step on later  !

But you do get some decals & a windsheild + headlamp, in clear placky.



Hans & Wolfgang have stopped bricklaying, for the time being ...

... & are doing a bit of RTFM ... whilst arguing about 'speeder technology'.

Hank is in town; buying a new hat !

& the Kung-Fu instructor, hasn't managed to 'chop' his way off the sprue ... yet !

No 'super-details' lost ... so far !

More soon .........................

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Si-I don't know what all the parts are for. I just used what I thought would get the job done. Any nitpickers out there who worry about unseen details..."let's see yours!"
There!

Woodie

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Yeah ...

... part #20 x6 of ...

... looks SO SMALL ...

... it's hard to belive it's possible to fit it ...

... little own SEE IT !

I think it's pretty funny that MiniArt have even included it !

Si.

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Helmut wrote:

I remember, however, a photo taken in an abandoned US mine where they used an 'Indian' with the same sort of double-chain/gear reduction on a 2' truck to take the carts out. Somewhere in the deep net...


It might be this one, which was posted in another thread here a while back....




While searching, I came across this little goodie... looks like another one designed for mine tracks:
 




And here's a link to another interesting rail-cycle (scroll to the bottom of the page):

http://billsmotorcycleadventures.blogspot.com/2012_04_01_archive.html


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Freekin fantastic, Mr G!!!

Lots of stuff on that plastic molding that I can't identify, and I know what the real things look like.

Somebody please come up with that 3 year old--even a 4 year old--


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Hi Ray

Great pix. of 'inside frame' narrow critters ! ... NICE !


Hi Herb

Ages 3+ Harley 90% assembled ... pix. to follow.


Just seen Ray's nice pix. ...

...& been 'cooking up' a mix of Jose's AND Helmut's previous proto-photos.

What I like about both pix. ( I think it would work ... Mmm ? ) ...

... Ray's just added some 'funky-woodwork' to the mix ...

... with that Indian, in his 2nd photo.

All the best

Cheers

Si.

Are 'nits' bigger or smaller than MiniArt part-#20 ?

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I started to build the Tamiya Harley yesterday; pretty much as soon as it came out of the mail box.

Flash & moulding lines are very minimal.
But honestly, are still there, and needed sorting out.

Since starting to mess with 1:35 stuff a while back; our flash & moulding cleaning has ramped-up to a new level.
It is totaly tedious; but painting later, will only highlight further, what is there.

Anyways.
Messin' about & fixing up this lil' Harley was a lotta FUN !
We don't often get stuff done this fast.
But I wanted to see how she looked with the underframes.



The front forks are not yet glued & the rear-frame also ... these parts need some thought as to 'speeder technology' !



Wolfgang checks the length of the Harley.

The 1929 Indian Scout Racer, that Hans & Wolfgang had earlier, is 1:32 scale, & longer.

Didn't know how long a 1:35 Harley is; but now we do.

In the photo; the front wheel is more forward than it should be, 'cos it aint glued yet !



With one of the potential underframes.

A 2 truck Shay is in the company shop for 'conversion' also.

Hans looks, in disbelief, at 204 parts that make up the tracks for a new crawler-tractor !!

All the best.

Cheers

:moose:
  Si.

What I like about Jose's photo; is the platform-design, for peoples & junkque.

What I like about Helmut's photo; is the bike still has it's wheels (it can still be a bike; couple o' wing-nuts later)

What I like about Ray's 2nd photo; is the funky-woodwork & wacky foot-brake !!


Hans & Wolfgang ... TOO THE DRAWING BOARD !!

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What is interesting to note IMHO, that the 'Davis Motor Mine' critter has a reversing gearbox under the seat that is operated by the lever sticking out between the driver's legs. The others are 'just speeders':bg:

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Not necessarily, Helmut.

I think that they used the stock Indian Prince (the model that the 350cc engine came from), which would require a shift lever--but not the one used there.

The smaller sprocket, that you can't see in the photo, is behind the large input sprocket--and clutch--and would have a chain going down to the axle. The gearbox would be 3 speed --and needed to get the contraption rolling. One of the worst motorcycles made--gutless and in spite of that, the gearbox mainshafts would snap off.

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My Harley rail bike can go in reverse...provided the rider gets it into neutral and pushes it backasswards down the track. Brakes? "We don't have no stinkin' brakes!"

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" What is interesting to note IMHO, that the 'Davis Motor Mine' critter has a reversing gearbox "

Thanks Helmut for that.

I was wondering about reverse.
The speeder HAS to be light enough; to be LIFTED, for reversing.

In Ray's 2nd & 3rd proto-photos 'actual handles' can be seen at the front.
I guess at the back as well.
They are lifted & turned, like a stretcher, by 2 or perhaps more people.
Jose's proto-photo; shows very light construction...
...1"ish tube, thin plywood & sheet-metal.

'Davis Motor Mine' looks VERY heavy.
It looks unlikely it could be lifted easily.
Yes...
...It is 'the odd one out'.
It is clearly a proper 'locomotive'; the weight adding to slow speed traction.

The words of wisdom of Herr Bert, come to mind here.

" If you're going to do a 'freelance'...
...make sure you understand the engineering "

Or something like that.

Thanks Herr Bert...
...Your words of wisdom stuck in my mind, like Zen philosophy !

Obvious perhaps ?...
...maybe not ?...
...but VERY TRUE !.

All the best.

Cheers

Si.

" Houston ... we have a design problem ... over ... CKHTCLICK "

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I have been watching this thread since it started. Back in 2004/2005 I was in the hospital for 8 weeks.

One day a guy came into my room with a cart full of model Cars, Trucks, Airplanes and a few Motorcycles. He was passing them out to anyone that wanted one. I didn't have a motorcycle model at home so I took this one.



I opened it up, took a look at it and put it away. I took it home and packed it away with other models for that "some day" project.

Fast forward 9 years and during the last few weeks I have been looking at all my old model stuff and repacking it in new boxes. Tonight I came the Motorcycle Model.

It is 1:9 scale, big. It might make a - Garden Scale - Motorcycle Rail Thing. It has good detail but no rider.

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Hi Bill :wave:

Nice to have a talk with you & the other 'chatterboxers' in The Line Shack last weekend. :bg:


I came across that 1:9 Harley recently as well; looking for 1:35 bikes.

It's BIG ! :shocked:

I made a 1:12 Virago Chopper a whiles back; BIG is good for bikes.

That Harley you have Bill; would be a stunning 'shelf-queen' for a bike fan ! :s:

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Also Bill...

...The railcar I was trying to describe, in The Line Shack chat...

...was of interest to me for several reasons...

...one of which was to do with 'reversing'; issues of which have come up here.


As I said to Herb earlier on; when it comes to 'autos' like bikes, tractors & railcars...

...I don't know $4!& ... but I am here to learn !! :dope:


One of these days I may just start on a layout ! ... :slow:

...what I have sketched so far, is all based on 'switchback' type trackage.

Need I say more about 'reversing'.




This lil' baby is WAY too long for any small layout I'm likely to make.

But 2 autos joined like this, does I guess kinda solve 'the reversing problem'.

As I said ... been looking at 1:35 kit posibilities.

Less 'hood' & less 'middle' ... could look COOL !


Jose ... remembering this crazy-railcar (sort of)...

...was after seeing your Eureka railcar proto-photos.

I realy like the 'late build' (?) 'streamliner look'.

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Still messin' with the Tamiya 1:35 Harley + other wheels/underframes...

...I thought I would find what I was lookin' for in this fairly quickly...

...but so far ... ?

Oh well ... only had the Harley Kit to mess with since Tuesday nite. L:


More later.

Cheers

:moose: 
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@Si
that principle was applied to some of the regular railbuses used in Germany. Even used American engines.
BTW, the Davis Motor Mine Harley ( not Indian ) is described as sporting 9 forward and 3 reverse speeds. And yes, it was a more or less true motor loco.

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Hi crazy bike speeder fans ! :wave:

WOT ? it aint finished yet ? L:

Nope. :us:


Tamiya have done a stella job, as you would expect, of designing their Harley kit. :brill:

So what's the problem ?

If you assemble the kit 'as intended', you get a pretty nice model.

The back wheel, mudguard, hub, chain & some of the frame; is ALL one part.

This looks surprisingly OK, & makes building the kit easy.

If you want to get rid of the rear wheel to make a bike speeder ... Problems !


Having stared at this lil' lot for a week; I think I'm going to finish the kit as intended.

So have been looking at other 1:35 bike kits, for speeder use.

Since I will have a Harley from this; I have looked at something else for the speeder.



This kit is more like Woodie's MiniArt kit.

The wheels & frame etc. are all seperate ( & very fiddley ! ).

Looks much more of a sensible route though; if you what a bike without wheels !!


Yes ... TWO full models ! :moose::moose:


Upside - I get a 'spare' Indian, NICE ... Downside - mucho dinero ( I'll eat rice next week ! )

So ... just thought I'd put all this nonsense up !

You never know; some other nutter might read this one day & make a crazy bike speeder !

Cheers

Si.:P

P.S. Jose, I have my beady lil' eyes on another one of your railcar threads as well !

You gotta stop finding all these realy cool photos ... a guy just can't keep up !





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Wow! Charles not only has a rail bike with sidecar but it runs sideways and upside down! Outrageous. I LOVE IT. Now, I'd like one of those 2 in 1 Indian kits. I'm with you, Si, Jose has GOT to quit finding these things. Well, maybe not quit but quit telling me about them...

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.......maybe not quit but quit telling me about them...

Maybe I'm your personal karma.... Jose.

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upside down and sideways is what you get with a cell phone and poor lighting and "g" scale


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