Is it Diesel...or 'lectric?

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

  1. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    Wouldn't a Marklin pan look too European? Yep, Trainmasta, short of an armed rebellion from the diesel fans, she's gonna be a juice jack (and yes, Interurban, she'll draw her juice from the high wire...Robert Hegge did a great article on scratch built cantenary in MR back in the 70s, I still have the article):p
  2. interurban

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    They have a good selection of pans and it`s in good supply.

    That`s the ticket juice from the top, :D ;) :p
  3. trainmasta13601

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    hahaha i was right and like half the people here were rong more then half hahahahhahaha:p :p :D
  4. Blake

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    Here is an idea, make it like one of those DL&W tri-powered deals. They ran off of an oil electric system, battery power or Pantographs.
  5. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    Now that's an intriguing prospect...are there any pictures out there?
  6. Blake

    Blake Member

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    Here's one.

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    Here's a better one.

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  8. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    By Golly, that's dang near a match. My shop crew's gonna have a fit...
  9. Gary Pfeil

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    The tri-power idea is a good one, but Lackawanna? Come on Blake, get real. NYC is the way to go. This shot was taken in 1950 at NYC 72nd. Street yard. Pairs of cylinders on either end are air tanks, smaller ones in center are exhaust silencers.

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  10. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Being a diesel fan.....I'm gonna have to say electric...
    Ooops..Too late for my vote.
    Shop crews...Whats the brass hats thinking!!!!!!!
  11. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    Took a while but here's an update on the juicejack. I could use an opinion on appearance. I got these pantographs from a very old, delapidated Marklin electric. Couldn't beat the price---free. Though they are kinda on the chunky side, I find them somewhat appealing, in a tinplate sorta way. I figure a dip in chemical blackener will keep them slim and make them appear more airy. They will easily pull juice from the overhead, in fact, I will wire it up to do both with the flick of a switch. What do you all think?

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  12. Clerk

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    Steam????

    It just looks like lectric.


    Whoops. posted this before turning the page.
  13. interurban

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    I think the pans are toooo chunky:(
    I have posted a pic of my scatched built box motors with the Marklin pan..

    Just so you have an idea what it looks like.:D I pay $16.50c Canadian each

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  14. jon-monon

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    Diesel? 'lectric? Dielectric! :D :D :D

    Lookin' good!
  15. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    They are chunky, they picture doesn't do them justice either as I look at it and the reality sitting on my layout. I think I'll just tack them in place for now until the coin comes along for a set of THOSE Marklin pans. These Marklin pans are at least 50 years old. I just gots to find a home fer 'em, they are kinda cool.

    Yeah, Jon, still mulling over that tri-electric set-up too.
  16. interurban

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    :D ;) I have a couple of those also;) amongst a lot of old stuff,
    :p
  17. screwysquirrel

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    Be Daring, Shaygetz. Gasoline!
  18. Ray Marinaccio

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    I got tired of waiting for the pantographs for my GG1, so I scratch-built some from steel wire, What do you think?

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    shaygetz Active Member

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    I'll take two, thank you. :p Well done.
  20. interurban

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    Hi Ray thats one nice pan,,, have you fitted springs to keep the tension on the wire?? does it lock down.?:)