3 rail critter

Discussion in 'G / O / S Scale Model Trains' started by Ray Marinaccio, Dec 9, 2004.

  1. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    This is a freelance critter I built years ago from sheet metal from an old VCR case.
    It rides on an old Winner drive.

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  2. Greg Elems

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    Ray,
    Well done and a unique engine to have running on your layout. If you have some different views of it, I would certainly like to see them.

    Greg
  3. Tyson Rayles

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    Very nice, I think that's the first 3-rail critter I've ever seen.
  4. Ray Marinaccio

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    Thanks Greg and Tyson.
    I took a few more quick photos.
    here's an end view.

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  5. Ray Marinaccio

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    A better side view.

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    This is a look at the Winner mechanism. It has no reverse unit.
    One of these days I plan to wire in an E-unit.

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    Here's another 3-rail critter I found.
    These were cheep Lionels from the 70s I think.
    The motor was out of it when I bought it for $5.
    I installed a motor from a VCR, added a huge weight and directional lighting.
    It's a great runner now and one of my son's favorites.

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  8. Greg Elems

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    Just plain COOL Ray. Thanks for the additional shots.

    Greg
  9. Tyson Rayles

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    Neat! Never woulda thought of using a VCR motor.