Critters

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by kjd, Oct 14, 2004.

  1. kjd

    kjd Member

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    Here is my latest project sunning itself on my knee because I don't have a layout yet. It is a Jordan 12 ton Mack with a modified Bachman 44 tonner truck to power it. I added some weight and it will pull 7 empty coal hoppers on the flat. There is still room for a decoder. I think the other truck will become a GE 25 tonner.
    Paul

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  2. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Looks Good :thumb: How long did it take you to build the little loco? It really is a nice piece of equipment. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  3. jetrock

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    Sweet! I love the critters...
  4. brakie

    brakie Active Member

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    Nice! I really like the way that engine looks.It kind of has a cocky attitude look much like the SW1.
  5. Fred_M

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    Sweet little lokey. Fred
  6. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    A real charmer. Very nice.
  7. CN1

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    WOW!! :eek: :eek: :thumb: :thumb:
  8. Wyomingite

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    Thats a real beauty.

    Ron :thumb: :thumb: :wave:
  9. shaygetz

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    Wow... :thumb: If you don't mind my asking, how much trouble was it to shoehorn in the power truck?
  10. Iron Goat

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    AWESOME !! What a great looking critter.

    Bob
  11. kjd

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    Here are before and after photos of the drive. Most of the project time was figuring this out. Now instead of the motor being held by the top half it is held by two inverted L shapes that mount over the original sideframe pins and are held in place by the shell. Overall the locomotive took me about 14 hours or so but that includes figuring out the drive had the right wheelbase and making it fit, making the grabs, adding weight, painting and assembly. It was a fun project.

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  12. kjd

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    Here is the little guy spotting a car for loading at the Reallyneedshandrails Mine on my start of a layout. The loadout is totally scratchbuilt as well.

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  13. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Looks Good sitting there with the hopper car. :thumb: :thumb:
  14. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    That is Too Nice!!!! Great Stuff!!!
  15. spitfire

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    Fantastic work Paul. The engine looks great, nice details and your mine looks very good too. At this rate your layout is going to be amazing!!!

    Val
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    :wave: Hi Paul, that is really to neat, I luv it. Word of warning, Don't let Knudson see it or it will be hi-jacked as he is the critter man. Greaaaaat work, :eek: Jim
  17. Tyson Rayles

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    Very nice, what scale is it?
  18. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

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    Cool!

    What a superb example of the breed, Paul...really well done. :thumb: Jim's right - don't let Jon see it!
  19. kjd

    kjd Member

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    I must confess I occasionally forget the world is not all HO which is what I happen to model.
  20. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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    People still model in HO? :D