Is it Diesel...or 'lectric?

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by shaygetz, Jun 1, 2003.

  1. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    After 9 long years, the shop crew of the B&MC R.R. have just rolled out their latest creation. She sits on a shortened Walther's Doodllebug frame, remotored with a Sagami can motor surrounded by a body composed of dept. store sign material and bits and pieces from the scrap box. She quietly waits for a DCC decoder, a paint job and the results of an informal poll...is she 'lectric or diesel?

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  2. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    I'm thinkin' diesel! :)
    Ralph
  3. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    The reason it's taken 9 years is because of the budgetary woes of said railroad. To make 'er a juice jack 'll sqeeze the brass hats into gettin' a pantograph for her. A diesel vote means one more trip to the scrap box to kibble the necessary diesel thingies on her.
  4. RailRon

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    I'd make her a diesel, shaygetz.

    Why? For an electric, running under wire, the railings of the 'front porch' ladder reach up way too high. This could cause a dangerous contact with a low hanging overhead wire. :eek: :eek: :eek:
    On the other hand, I love that ladder - it gives the face of that engine real character! Wouldn't miss it! :cool:

    Congratulations for a fine kitbash - I wonder how you decide! :D :D :D

    Ron
  5. interurban

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    ELECTRIC of course:D :D :D
    If you are up to makeing poles and stringing the ovehead.;)
    Put a Marklin Pantagraph on her:p
    AND HEAR HER HUM.
    Ron the overhead wire is 20 scale feet from the top of the rail, so the ladder wont snag:p
    A well made LOVELY Electric box motor.:) :) :)


    (are ya squeezing them brass hats yet)
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  7. Catt

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    Definately Diesel :D
  8. interurban

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  9. trainmasta13601

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    letric

    i think it is electric
  10. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    Uh oh...4 to 2 in favor of diesel. Mebbee shouldn't o' started the cantenary just yet. :p I'd love to put some more and better pics but I can't crunch the files down enough. Me poor P166 jes' cain't keep up:eek:
  11. trainmasta13601

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    yah i wish i could see the whole thing
    cause then i would know but from this view u cant see any exoust exept that one side adn that is not much for diesel and electric does not need exoust so
  12. Catt

    Catt Guest

    shaygetz,send the pics my way I have a shrink ray that will siuze them down to a usable size
  13. K.V.Div

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    Put me down for Electric. That puppy has all the makings of a Juice Jack.:D
    Cheers!

    Terry
  14. Lighthorseman

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    ...Snap, Crackle, Pop.

    I have to go with the ELECTRIC voters on this one. It just has that...look.:)

    And speaking of looks, that model looks GREAT.
  15. mhdishere

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    How about steam???? (People who know me knew that was coming!)
  16. McFortner

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    Neither, it is Gas!

    :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :D :D :D :D

    Had to say it....

    Michael
  17. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    many thanks to Catt if this works...

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    shaygetz Active Member

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    Sorry for the fuzz, I'm still playin' with my new camera's macro feature. Here's a full 3/4 view. In keeping with it's design, it is virtually identical on either end. Thanks for the compliments and comments. Looks like it's heading to the shop to be a juice jack (once I find a pantagraph that doesn't cost more than the locomotive). It actually was inspired by an article in an old MR by Robert Hegge of the 1/4" finescale layout, The Crooked Mountain Lines fame. Steam power would most definately be an interesting propect there, Mhdishire.
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    Pantagraph

    Marklin do an great Pan. your LHS should have there catalog.
    Cost about $12.00 US:rolleyes:
  20. trainmasta13601

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    so that meen it is letric ???