Lake Erie & Northen? or Grand River, I`ll decide as I try and buld it

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  1. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    Lake Erie & Northen? or Grand River, I`ll decide as I try and build it

    I have always wanted to have a go at these old Traction roads.
    So here go`es.
    The Picture is the LE&N the G R R was basicaly the same in operation. dispanded early 50`s:cry:

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  2. interurban

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    We start with a coach I picked up for $12.50c a S W 7 not working for $5.00 it works now:D
    Brass channel 5/32 and 1/8 + wider brass plate for engine mount and a bit of thin balsa wood.

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    ;)

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    The Coach has been cut down to 64scale ft and glued together I then cut both the step entrance`s off the coach floor and glue them in place.

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    The center cut is for the couple mounting to fit.
    I cut the window`s out as per last thread,
    I have painted the black back ground ready for the stripes. That is gonna by hard!

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    After measuring the inside of the coach and makeing the brass frame I fitted the gearbox holders I cut off the white metal sw7 frame. Next is spaceing them the right distance from the ends.
    The motor is glued in place on it`s side with clear silicone.

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    Drill 4 small holes at the bottem of the coach just before the wheel mounts .Then drill matching holes in the brass and solder 1/16th pins in place .
    This will alow the body to be snaped into place.
    Note the balsa wood has been glued in place to accept the underneath attachments
    Sorry I fogot to mention I have solder the two brass plates inbetween the channel:oops: Thats what the motor is placed on and underneath the wood.

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    A better shot?

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    Here she is with a pole and test ran. I do not like poles give me a Pantograph any time:(
    But that`s how these were built. I may change this Later:D

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    Cool:thumb: :thumb:
  11. interurban

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    She will have another pole installed and paint window and details later .
    But this is what I did with my Birthday Brass:D :D :D
    Will post progress later .
    Happy scratch building.:thumb: :wave:

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    Gotta love them zebra stripes... Do you leave the rear fly wheel in place or do you extend the drive to the rear? I've got a couple of these Athearn motors just waiting to have something done with them. They're too reliable to just throw away.
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    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Chris:
    If I remember all my reading correctly, GRR and LE&N ran as branches of the same railway and shared equipment.
    Original numbering policy was that GRR had all even numbers, LE&N had all odd numbers. This fell by the wayside in later years.
    I've still got some Christmas brass left. $20.00 for the unit? ;)
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    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Wow Chris what a birthday present even if you had the pleasure of putting it all together.
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    Thanks folks,, Hi David you are right on the money regards operations of the LE&N , and GRR.
    The were built with stong roof`s to accomadate Pantographs, But never converted, also they never spent money putting frogs in the overhead to glide the poles at switches!!!Hence pulling the pole down at the switches:(
    Now I may just alter that on MY LAYOUT:D :D :D as I don`t like poles that much.
    I just want to build one 64ft Interurban,,, Just got to:thumb:


    btw both wieghts stay on , the lenght of the unit decides if I can use both gear boxs. Thanks shaygetz
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    I managed to spend a hour or so and fitted both poles and retainer hooks. She runs surprisingly well ,,,,, for pole operation;)

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    The paint job is going to be difficult for me (not good at that yet)
    But I will take my sweet time as there is a lot of work to do yet

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    This is what I am aiming for. Only a passenger not freight as the roof is different.
    Got to buy some paint now.:p

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    Nice job there Chris. I don't envy you striping the ends.