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Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Ray Marinaccio, Aug 27, 2004.
Here's a few photos of the old trainset Bachmann (with a few modifications).
A front view.
I still need to build and install the lighting circuit.
Here's another one I finished.
It's a regeared Tyco.
Very nice Ray!
:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: Very nice Ray. Jim
Very nice :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
Nice locos Ray.
Man Ray, your camera takes some sharp close ups! I have one of those little Tyco switchers...it must be 30 years old. Mine doesn't run well and its painted in an unlikely white and green Penn Central scheme but your pic is very motivating to at least create a dummy for a switching scene!
I'm amazed at the photos this camera takes too.
Its a relatively inexpensive digital Polaroid PDC 1300.
The Tyco switcher is a newer version with the pancake motor. It must have been part of a military set as it was olive drab.
From what I understand there were three different motors used in these.
I used to have one of the AHM versions in PC in my younger days. That's what inspired me to repaint this one.
Ray - love them U boats
Please do tell, how did you regear the Plymouth? I have a good handfull of 'em and have often wondered if there was something that could be done to make them run a little better. They are one of the be done Plymouths ever. The only major flaw is the fact that the suspension is outbord of the drivers, which was done for NG. As standard gaugers, the drivers should have been outside the suspension.
Ralph - I've posted several well bashed Plymouths in the past You can do a lot with them! Plenty of ideas here: http://www.northeast.railfan.net/diesel104.html
Acouple of examples are really nearly identical to the model:
One of my favorites, actually a "J":
Sorry to ramble on about Plymouths, but I excite easily!
Some of you may also have another diamond in the rough, a CR4, not as common as the MDT model, but another decent redition of an interesting critter:
Either comes up on e-bay frequently.
excellent photos and equipment :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
Nice links Jon. :thumb:
There's a photo of a similar regear of the Tyco pancake motor in this thread. An additional set of gears were added.
If you have the old worm drive with the metal framed motor this link may help.
The worm drive with the plastic framed motor should use the same size gears but with metric hole sizes.
The low speed is nice and as long as I keep the track and wheels clean I can switch cars in the yard without stalling.