A selection of pictures from the Traction in Action modual.

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by interurban, May 31, 2006.

  1. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    I have been asked to post a few close up pictures from our past shows.
    Over the years I have posted all the shows this modual has visited.
    If I duplicate some shots I apologise.

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  2. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    I have realised there are a few more modelers who want to / or are already doing traction with Live overhead
    We do hope to see there progress as time allows


    The modual is undergoing a few changes and being cleaned up, also I hope to add trolly pole operation on the main line.

    Happy modeling.
    Tractionaly yours

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  3. MilesWestern

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    Woo Hoo! Thanks Interurban! :thumb:
  4. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    You are welcome MilesWestern.
    announce1 Here is a station pose of an Illinoise Terminal Traction motor Class"C"

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  5. MilesWestern

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    NICE! I might need your help re-biulding a bachamannn brill...Hmm. Also I'd like to know why They put those board slats on the top of the interurban cars?
  6. Gil Finn

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    How time consuming is it set up the poles and wires? How about switch voltage and do you also get power via the trax?

    That is incredably impressive. The phots are well done also.
  7. interurban

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    No problem re brill rebuild..

    The slats go right down the centre of the roof Miles,, and laped over the front The crew sometimes had to climb up to fix a problem,If they could , miles away from other help. The slats were used for footholds.
  8. interurban

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    Thanks.

    Well now Gil, first you have to build them poles, or pay BIG money, I have a link where you can buy them ready made.
    http://www.eatoncustomengineering.com/HOTractionProducts.html

    Here is a link on how to make poles.
    http://2guyzandsumtrains.com/Content/pa=showpage/pid=29.html

    I can do a small Layout in a couple of days.
    But you have to no the easy way:D
    I think I did a post on that , if not and you want one it can be arranged.

    Power.
    We put one lead power source to both rails, then the other power lead goes to the overhead.
    No continuity problems loops do not zap us:)
  9. zedob

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    How do you deal with the overhead at the module joints?
  10. interurban

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    Hi zedob ,

    I will take a picture next Thursday of the metal eye we use. Bowser Make them.
    It takes 2 at each section per overhead.
  11. interurban

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    This shot is taken from behind that Gas station,,(Anybody remember that thread)
    Showing the return loop.
    My Scratch built combine gliding under the wire

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