MDC Galloping goose Kit

Discussion in 'Logging, Mining and Industrial Railroads' started by camelot, Jan 31, 2003.

  1. camelot

    camelot Member

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    Any body made up this kit , i have finally got one and have a spare Climax/box car chassis to motorize it.

    Any hints and pictures would be a great help.

    Cheers

    Ian
  2. shamus

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    Hi Ian,
    I have the kit, but as yet haven't done anything with it. Needs a lot of work just to make a Goose front. You will have to scratchbuild the front. Unless your kit came with one.
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  3. camelot

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    I believe the front engine cover is made using some of the roof from the shorter box car , it seems reasonably straight forward .The cab though seems to be a lot of cutting and glueing to make it. The powered version instructions seem to be a little vague as well :-(

    I like some of the alternatives on one of the instruction sheets , they are shorter and generally look a lot better than the standard version .

    This will be my next HO kit after finishing my Bunkhouse i am building at the moment , and i have been volunteered to make a class A climax dummy in Nn3


    Cheers

    Ian
  4. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Don't do it! You'll go crosseyed. I just finished some N scale pallets and I did. :eek: :eek: :eek: Since I'm seeing double now, it's a good thing this foruim won't let you double post :D :D :D

    The pallets are at the bottom of this thread, if you wanna peak.
  5. camelot

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    Goose Start

    Just starting making my kitbashed MDC Galloping goose . here is a pic of the components as they stand at the moment.The drive mechanism is an old MDC climax chasis with the rear wheels only.I have remotored it with a new can motor.

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  6. camelot

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    The main body was made from a Box car , i cut roughly in half . added an end to the cut section , i will have to trim this to fit over the powered chasis....

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  7. camelot

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    The passenger/cab is made from a Box cab diesel body that came in the kit.I have elected to make this around ½ the lenght as indiciated in the instructions as i wanted a more compact design for the railcar.This side shown was removed from another section of the cab and then glued here to match the other sides profile.

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  8. shamus

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    Hi Ian, Thats looking excellent so far, what motor did you use to exchange for the MDC one.

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  9. camelot

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    I used a motor that i got off ebay from America , cost arround $5 US , i can't compare them to anything else except the open MDC motors that come with the shay/climax ,they are a little quieter .

    The motor generally runs better and smoother

    My climax still sounds like a coffee grinder though , even after cleaning the gears and replacing the motor :(

    My shay is much quiter with the new can motor but i think most of that comes from cleaning the gears .



    Heres the url for the ebay can motors
    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3114366374&category=484

    So hows the climax B kitbash coming ?

    :D

    Ian