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 Posted: Fri Nov 10th, 2017 10:05 pm
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Hi Phil. You might check Staples or the Container store. I know I have seen all sizes at Staples. 

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Phil,

I use these small office containers that are about 2.25" by 2.75" and  1.75" high.  They're over in the office supplies section at Walmart.  They're about $0.90.  I make a frame out of styrene, and mount HO scale trucks on it.  I use Kadee couplers, so total cost is about $6.00-7.00 per car.

I wanted my hoppers to be consistent, and they needed to fit into my borax dumper, and this seemed the easiest way.



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Progress on the new RC conversion.  Cab was cut off the Plymouth.  Thinking I'll keep the hood as Plymouths seems to come in all kinds of sizes.



These HO Plymouths seem to be made by several makers like AHM and Tyco.  They're really closer to O scale when you put a ruler next to them.



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Nice to have some decent trackage so I can really run some trains.



Waiting for the switch to be thrown at Whiskey Junction.



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I could so much more done if things didn't get in the way like work does.

Rather be out in the back yard with a controller in one hand and a beer in the other and running trains like Engineer Bill.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzvdlE45XEI




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Morning mine run.  Because the construction crew hasn't added the west (left) run around track, Number 9 'Trooper'  pulls the borax cars into Whiskey Flats, uncouples, then proceeds around the loop coming up on the rear of the train.



Here three borax cars are being spotted at the tipple.  The afternoon run will pick up the loaded cars and spot them at 'The Dump' in San Miguel.



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Hi Michael :wave:



:mex::mex::mex::mex::mex:



Time for a cold one in Woodies ! :cb:

The borax can wait !! [toast]



:)



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A stop in Woodie's sounds good.

The barmaids are really friendly.



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Got the motor off finally.



At the end of the shaft of the geared micro-motor there is a small hole where the shaft of the old motor went through to the worn gear on the underside.  I'll have to enlarge the hole for the new micro-motor shaft and install a new worm gear.  Since the flat plate is brass I'll solder on a mounting plate at a right angle to attach the new motor to.

I should have plenty of room to install the RC parts once I get a new cab knocked together.



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Hi Michael :wave:


Good luck finding a suitable & affordable worm-gear with a 3mm bore !! :old dude:



Romford in the UK has been suggested to me ...

... but I haven't yet looked into that, for my 3mm shaft micro-motors.

Possibly annoyingly costly, in relation to those LOVELY motors at a Buck fifty a pop ! :f:



I looked on eBay for plastic worm-gears with a 3mm bore for AGES ! ... ???

... and basically found NOTHING that would do the job.



I thought about drilling-out the bore on the more commonly available 2mm bore types.

But came to the conclusion that there simply isn't enough spare material there to do this.



5 Einsteins :brill: await the solver of this critical critter connection conundrum ! :shocked:



:mex:



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What kinda TOP SPEED are you going for on this rusty ol' critter Michael ?

Quantum drive ?

Bullet Train ??

Other  .  .  .


;)



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