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 Posted: Thu Feb 22nd, 2018 11:18 am
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I mentioned that the "new" Mallet had to run backwards half the time and needed a crewman to sit on the tender to keep watch, along with the fireman, for problems on the track. 
After a few "volunteers", this one fellow got the job. 
He used to be a crewman on the old Mogollon Ry, with the same job on that railroad.








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And here is an old photo of the same dude "watching" from the pilot of a MRy Shay.







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Surprising he hasn't fallen off given all his drinkin'.


Woodie,

What size are the ties you use?  I've been cutting some ties out of 3/16" thick basswood.  Thought I'd try a little hand laying track.



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No amount of book learnin' beats experience. Sounds like you picked the right feller.



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Thought I'd recognize that feller.



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A while back, the Supt.'s Model T rail truck ran off the rails and injured the Super, the truck was a "total". 

Since then, the track inspections had to be made with an old T model "depot hack" which wasn't fitted with flanged wheels, bumping along the ROW on old bald tires. 
The damn hack was bumpy and jumpy enough but the inspection trip was causing the Super to be in a bad mood almost every day. 
Something had to be done!







The old "depot hack" was converted into a useful rail truck by the shop crew...
making the Super happy and saved him from a sore butt and nasty mood.






Here is the result in a nice full color hand tinted view and a untouched black & white photo.

Some info: 
The new truck has the same old Grandt 80:1 Micro Mo and the lead truck from the old T, 
but the power truck is a cast off from a friend's broken Bachmann HO Climax as are the drive components. 
The hack's open body was closed in with styrene sheathing and the pilot was from the old T also. 
The original 160MAH 2 cell Li Po battery and r/c receiver was used. 
Top speed of the new truck is....about 7 MPH.







Here is the "donor" for the new truck. 
Photo taken just before the old truck left the rails and took the Super on a little "trip" through some cactus and rocks.
As a previous US President quoted..."Change is good!"





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And while we are at it, the railroad has it's 1940 gas-mechanical back on line.







#6 Dee (named for my ops buddy Jim's wife) was sidelined for some time due to cracked gears in the mechanism. 
The unnamed manufacturer (Bachmann) provided parts that were not good enough to be used on a hard working piece of motive power. 

I found (in one of 1,000 or so little boxes of stuff) several nice Samhongsa HO diesel gear towers with helical gears of steel and brass, quality stuff. 

With some fiddlin', the gear tower and driven wheels were adapted to the Botchmann siderods and frames, 
and a "new" motor (an old flat can Sagami) was set up to provide very nice operation.

So now, besides a new 0-4-4-2 and the rail truck shown earlier, this lokie has eased the load on the road's 2 old and tired Shays. 
But I still LOVE them Shays!





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What a delight of a thread!!!

You know I forgive you everything but that d...d monorail keep laughing at me and killing me again and again knowing I will come back many times to look at it!!!

And the chopping of the pilot track of the Mallet was really what it needed.

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