A com-boose??

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Drew Toner, Dec 17, 2002.

  1. Drew Toner

    Drew Toner Member

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    I saw this picture and I just had to have one for the Ash Creek. I think that with the talk going around, the people will use it. I guess time will tell

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  2. Drew Toner

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    Ash Creek Com-boose

    Well, here is my attemt at a Com-boose!! It looks like the people have taken a liking to it, as ticket sales are solid. Even 'Jake' seems to be enjoying it

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  3. Drew Toner

    Drew Toner Member

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    Ash Creek com-boose #2

    From this angle it's hard to tell, but the track is about one" higher than the ground to the right of the car I guess I'll have to build a "loading ramp" for the people to board!

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    I'm givin ya all 3 thumbs up on that one!
  5. shamus

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    Hi Drew, thats some fine work you have done on the speeder.
    Did you know that the photo you showed was taken by Darius Kinsey and was the "Sauk River Lumber Companies speeder" It was used to take loggers wives shopping, but that photo taken that day was used to take VIP's visiting the logging operations and the two Skagit Indian women were going to pick berries.

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  6. Drew Toner

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    Wow, thats a pretty good story Shamus, it fits right into the small town atmosphere of the Ash Creek. I thought that the car had only two axels, but I wasn't sure. But, my car is 25'3"long. It was fun to make and like I said, I'll build a loading ramp for the people to board, and hopefully start to make some money, taking people back and forth on the layout!!

    Drew
  7. Tyson Rayles

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    Real neat Drew! :cool:
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    Well I`m blowed is Shamus good or is he good???:eek:

    Hey Shamus you must have a heck of History library:D :D
    Hi Drew I do like your "speeder" That looks like Jon`s dog;) ;)
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    Hi Drew, it has just the two axles, and is "POWERED" is yours:D:D

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    Powered? Ewwww I like that idea. Another critter crawlin around. I bet you can get a chopped up gandydancer in the cab and remove the unpowerd axle from the gandy, so the speeder still has just the two axles :D :D :D Ya gotta power that baby, drew :D :D :D
  11. Drew Toner

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    Powered!!!

    You got to be kidding!!! powered! I don't know about that.

    This "gandy dancer" your talking about, is that the ad I see in MR for International Hobby, #46202 for 11.99us? I wonder where I could get that up in the Great White North!!?? If I can find one, I'm game!

    Drew
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    As is always the case for you, Drew, excellent work!
    It just so happens that I'm pondering a somewhat similar bash for my mining road...so I might stea...I mean borrow a couple of ideas from you! :D
  13. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Ok, theres no stack, so it's not steam, there's no trolley pole, so it's not electric. That leaves diesel, or, most probably, gas.
    Question: Is the motor in the "cab"?, or is it under the car?
    Question: Is it a direct drive? or is there a clutch, and transmission?

    Nice model Drew!
    Thanks, Shamus, for pointing out that it was a speeder. I missed that completely!
    Pete
  14. Drew Toner

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    A Speeder!!

    Yea, thanks Shamus, suddenly my model looks pretty silly:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: knowing that it was supposed to be powered;) ;)

    And yes Sumpter, you do have a lot of good questions there. The picture doesn't really answer them though:( :(

    Charlie, you go right ahead and borrow away. Thats why I show every body:cool: :cool: Thats what it's all about, sharing info with others!!

    I guess I still need to find a small powered apparatus of sorts. Any other ideas I could try?

    Drew
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    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Drew,
    Northwest Shortline used to market a thing called "The Flea". It was a tiny can motor geared to a single axle.
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    Re: Powered!!!

    That's the one! This is what I crammed up my 15 ton Mack.

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    You have to give it a little-plastic-man-ectomy, so it looks something like this (sorry for the crude drawing, where's a graphic artist when you need one? VAL? VAL?)

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    hey I have one of themfunny to watch runny:D :D :D rich
  18. Drew Toner

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    Hey Rich, I'll give you ten bucks, cdn. for it;) ;)

    Drew