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 Posted: Fri Mar 9th, 2018 11:33 pm
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Looks like I made a bridge ... err ... maybe the beginnings of a flat deck. We will see as there is more playing to go.


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 Posted: Sun Mar 11th, 2018 03:06 am
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OK, so I finally got Messrs Bodger and Daubs out of the pub and into the car shop. Mr Bodger had almost forgot how to use the lathe but he got there in the end and got the mounting bushings done.
Mr Daubs insists that he is a painter and he doesn't like working with wood, so most of what he messed up on this one, will be corrected on the next one ...he promised me:Salute:.


Anywho, it works well enough to put a load for the mill on it. Now, if only there were some more track, the load could get delivered.
I think I will look for some pics of a shop car with half shop and half flat.
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I'll have to wait until the new couplers come in to mount them, but I think they will work fine. 


The flat car on the left is on On30 wheels as is the one on the right. 
I will also make a deck for the old HO frame on the right if I can keep the boys out of the pub long enough.
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I guess it could become a tank/freight combo as well ...


I am just printing another tank, just in case, as this one is spoken for.
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Hi Mack :wave:



How's things going in the B.G.& F. shops ? L:

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What's that 'Green Meanie' critter yer got there ? :)



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Hi Si

The "Green Meanie" is a Plymouth of unknown parentage. It was given to me by the same lad that gave me all the other stuff. It runs well, and will move some cars around for now, and will become something different when I scratch build another body for it.

As for the rest of the shop, it is slow. Work is being done on another car, better I hope, and some more tanks, and a practice paper craft/wood building. I am doing it all as the boys have had a couple of pub days do to snow. They don't like snow:shocked:

I am waiting for the couplers, and the speed controls, and a couple of other bits, and then I can get back at it.

I measured the flat car now that the trucks are on and it is within a whisker of the 5/8" height from top of track to bottom of car, so that was a good guess.

I was also given this wee critter, also of unknown lineage. It doesn't work and might end up being a drive gear donor for a scratch built rail truck in the future.


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Mack,

That red critter looks like an Athearn Hustler.  Probably rubber band drive, and runs on the fast side.  I think there use to be a gear drive kit for it.  Do some searching on the internet for various approaches to re-gearing it.



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Micheal, the wee engine is gear drive. I need to get out the multimeter and find out what the problem with it is.


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That is an Athearn Hustler fitted with an EARNST gear drive (maybe still available?). It appears to be missing the spur gear on the right (in photo) side which drives the gear tower. These drives make some "noise" but sound much like a real "growler" might sound. Also, I don't see any wiring from the strap on top of the motor to the INSULATED side of the frame. I owned and rebuilt several of these beasts in the long-ago.

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Thanks for that information Woodie.

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