Galloping Goose

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  1. Dave Harris

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    Shay 2 , What size are the wheels you speak of? The Geese only had 24" rear wheels & 16" fronts, those are very small. I made my own wheels in the rear, one of which came out a bit out of round. I was going to change it till I saw a movie of # 2, (the one I approximated in my model), it sort of waddled down the track. That waddle & the fact that they ran with the hood open to help cool the motor is what gave them their name. Made me decide to leave it alone & let it waddle. If the plastic wheels you found are the right size, how about turning metal tires for them & using a rim wiper pick up?After I got mine done I did find some spoked wheels that could be bought separately that would work, I'll try to remember what they were, I did not get a set.

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  2. Dave Harris

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    If any body out there is planning on building a # 2 type Goose I have some .003 copper panels with tiny louvers punched in them (actual louvers, see thru) that are perfect for hood side panels on a Goose , each side would have 6 vertical louvers, like old car hoods had (Model A ?) I'll send enough for 6 hoods (both sides) for 4.00$ All you have to do is solder or glue them to a top center section.-------Dave

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  3. Dave Harris

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    Shay 2 If you want some good info on Geese, I will give you a couple of sources. The Colorado Railroad Museum.--Box 10 ---Golden ,Co ---80402 . They publish a book, Galloping Geese on the Rio Grande Southern. (sorry I called it The D&RGW the other day, amazed nobody jumped me, D&RGW guys are Quite protective of their road!)It has the complete story of the Geese & many pictures & "plans" for a #2. It was 9.95 $ a few years back (94) ,pretty sure it is still available. Railroad Model Craftsman----Nov -1965 Pg. 38-39 has pics.& 3 views of # 3-5-7 (same) # 2 -- and of # 3 -4 -5 as modified with new bodies (bus) in 1946. These two sources should help you get up & running. Hey, could I be Shay 3 ? I do love em so!

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  4. George

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    The only pictures I remember seeing were all using Buicks. Whatever you end up with may have something to do with the time frame you're in.

    What's the calendar say in Badger Creek?;-)

    George.
  5. shamus

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    Calendar time in Badger Creek is timeless, but around 1920-60
  6. Dave Harris

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    Hi All, Well I have about 2 dozen pics to post of A whole Gaggle of Geese. Pics of all the Geese #2-3-4-5-6-7 some 3-4-5 with new bodies (bus) fit in 1946. Plans (3 View with dimensions of all) ,pics of my #2 approximation & some other interesting scratch built Rail bus's & a few of The Clover Valley R/R of a good friend. If someone can tell me how to post them I'll send them hither. Shamus did you get any pictures from me today? I tried to Email them this afternoon but don't know if I did it right. Shay 2 , Tried to send you 2 view of # 2 to The E-mail shown on your web site , returned as unknown . Send good address or tell me what I did wrong, & I'll try again.Thanks, -------- Dave

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  7. Dave Harris

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    Hi all, Well I have a whole Gaggle of Geese to post pics. of if someone will tell me how it's done. Have about 2 dozen, all 7 Geese, 3 view with dimensions for all 7, several of my rendition of a # 2 look alike, & a few shots of a good friends Clover Valley R/R. Shamus I tried to send you something today, not sure I did it right ,Get any pic from me this afternoon? Shay 2, sent you plans for # 2 came back "unknown" from address on your site . Help? -------Dave

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  8. Shay2

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    Hi Dave,sent you an email today, pictures arrived okay,
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    Thanks Dave for the feedback about my Email address.
    Sure enough, I had something backwards in the address...corrected now!

    Rich

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  11. Dave Harris

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    Rich, Did you get my E-mail today? I have some Goose stuff if you want it. If any body wants I can send pics & 3 views of all 7 Geese. E-mail me disk7815@aol.com

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  12. shamus

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    Hey Rich,
    Just had another looksee at your website,
    your Goose has turned out quite nice,
    What power unit was it from an Atlas HO or N scale loco?
  13. Shay2

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    Shamus,
    The Drivetrain is an HO Atlas, Alco S2. The Duesy body is a metal 1/52 scale Lesney, cut, trimmed to approx. 1:87th. (I'm not that mush of a rivet counter, but it looks ok with my scale gauge.
    As a first run prototype, I want to learn from this one and then try a more elaborate version!
    Rich


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  14. shamus

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    Hi Rich,
    You have some great looking photo's on your website now, I liked the 0 scale ones also.
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    Thanks Shamus...this web page stuff isn't all that easy for me but I'm learning!

    I'm still having a H*#@ of a time with this Digital camera and getting good photo's.
    They look great on my screen, but when I upload um I'm not pleased with the results.

    I did take your advise an purchase 2 sets of Daylight Florescents. That's help a bunch.

    Hummm...maybe it's my subject matter thats bad!!!

    Rich

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  16. Virginian

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    shamus,
    I saw a Goose last night...held it in my hands even!!Didn't get to see it run (waddle??)...it was S scale and the club track is HO, of course. Cool!!! It even had passengers inside!!
    I look forward to seeing what you come up with!! Now I understand why you want to build one...Hot dates with 'Susan' [​IMG] [​IMG]
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    Hi Rich, Not your subject friend, it's got to be the camera, and lighting. I have mine spread out at 18" intervals all across the ceiling, and I also use bounce flash, given my exposure time of 3 seconds at f22.
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    Virginian, don't you damn well start on Susan, I'll scratch your CD!!!
    No good holding a goose and telling me about it, I want to S E E i t. Please.


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  18. Shay2

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    Hello Dave,
    I did go back and change the image in the first photo on the "Dusey" page. Initally I had edited and stitched the two pic's together. The scale of the car looked like a 1:24th scale next to the loco. I've since changed the size so that it appears a bit closer to reality.
    I haven't looked into purchasing components for my next Goose. Being, in-between jobs, has put a strain on the budget for now. Once I get back on my feet I shall pursue the NWSL route. Thanks...
    Rich

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  19. Virginian

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    hey, shamus!
    Next time I see Frank at the 'club', I'll ask to take photos of his Goose... then have the film processed at Photoworks... I shoud be able to get something to you, one way or the other...I'm going to do some experimenting with posting some pics I have in my "train" file, then when the Photoworks pics are posted to my email, I can 'save' and post to the gauge, or email to you (I know that will work.I don't really know how,'cause I haven't done that yet, so I'll have to figure it out first) but, one way or another,I WILL get you some pics [​IMG]
    After all, you so graciously shared those marvelous 'shots' of Susan, I must repay, someway [​IMG]
    Cheer [​IMG]
    VGN [​IMG]
    p.s. If you can guided me through posting photos to the gauge, I'd appreciate it. I don't have a web site, by the way.
  20. Dave Hagan

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    Hi VGN, to post a picture at The Gauge you need a degree in computer science, if you hav'nt got that, forget it---just kiddin.
    If you go to any post with a picture included and click on the "Edit/Delete" icon of that post you will see the code that allows the inclusion of a picture. its simply an <img> tag before and after the location of the picture._
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    For Gods sake don't mention the word "SUSAN" to Shamus.

    Dave Hagan
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