A sunny day on my friends Traction L/O

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by interurban, Feb 1, 2005.

  1. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2002
    Messages:
    4,480
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi folks, I did mention my Mentor had moved to Brighton ;)
    Well he has a nice big hobby room and has his L/O up and running.

    Here are a few shots Dave sent me tonight, the first unit you see has just come of the Scratch and bash assembly line now located in Brighton :D :D :D

    Attached Files:

  2. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2002
    Messages:
    4,480
    Likes Received:
    0
    :thumb: Thanks Dave great shots. The gang will be up to see you soon, so have the kettle on :wave:

    Attached Files:

  3. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2002
    Messages:
    4,763
    Likes Received:
    0
    Cool Chris! Thanks for sharing those with us. Plese tell Dave we enjoy them! And that he must be a good teacher ;)
  4. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2002
    Messages:
    3,536
    Likes Received:
    0
    Great shots! Thank Dave for us, for sending them along. :thumb:

    *cough*

    *cough*

    Hmmm.....I think I'm coming down with something, something contagious.......

    ........like maybe TRACTION ENVY!!!!!

    Val
  5. CN1

    CN1 Active Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2003
    Messages:
    1,074
    Likes Received:
    0
    Interurban:

    WOW! :eek: :thumb:


    That's what I'm looking for :) :thumb:

    http://www.thebluecomet.com/cn6724portalhts.jpg

    I do have the frame/motor & trucks of an older Athearn switcher.
    Maybe I can do something similar. I never scratchbuilt a locomotive before :confused:
  6. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2002
    Messages:
    4,480
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi CN 1 I just checked your web site pic of that Great "Montreal" Electric, is it Z -1 A, Z -4A, Z-5A??

    That is a fantastc electric line to model, is that what you are doing??
    You should be able to scratch build them easily :thumb:

    Here she is the same unit :)

    Attached Files:

  7. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2003
    Messages:
    2,978
    Likes Received:
    0
    Great Pictures and some really great equipment. :thumb: Give Dave my compliments.
  8. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2002
    Messages:
    4,480
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks, I sure will :D :thumb:
  9. CN1

    CN1 Active Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2003
    Messages:
    1,074
    Likes Received:
    0
    I don’t know what it is called :confused:

    That's exactly what I have in mind. I want to add it to the existing layout. I'm building the catenaries to look like the one use there. It's not going to be a long run, but it will do some [passenger] cars switching and tunnel operations. :)

    Yikes! That's what I'm afraid off. :( I have no idea how to get started. I don't know what kind of pantograph to get either! It's going to be quite an adventure. I'm searching the 'net for more pictures of it (the more the better)

    Overhead-traction-juice thingy is very addictive :wave: :wave:
  10. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2002
    Messages:
    4,480
    Likes Received:
    0
    I will post all the pics and info I have.
    In this section under Montreal Electrics for C N 1 :thumb:

    Then maybe some ideas you may use. :)

    PS where are you located ?
  11. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2000
    Messages:
    4,767
    Likes Received:
    0
    That's a great looking layout Dave has there and using natural sunlight for the photos sure makes a difference.
  12. jetrock

    jetrock Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2003
    Messages:
    956
    Likes Received:
    0
    The model above actually looks like a pair of Roundhouse diesel-boxcab bodies stuck together on top of what might be an Athearn SW7 chassis. Whether it is or not, it looks like fun!
  13. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2002
    Messages:
    4,480
    Likes Received:
    0
    Looks good though ;) and they do run better then most traction motors out there in H O.