N Gauge Goose

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Bill Pontin, Nov 26, 2004.

  1. Bill Pontin

    Bill Pontin Member

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    Spent my Thanksgiving huntched over my workbench puting the finishing touches on my little Goose. Rushed it it places when I shouldn't have but I'm pleased with the results. The little thing runs like a dream!

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  2. Bill Pontin

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    another shot

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  3. Bill Pontin

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    started out with Kato's little power unit

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    The front truck was a nightmare, I could not get it to stay on the track when it went into a curve. Solved the problem with a floating weighted type arrangement. Drilling the thru holes in the metal wheels was very time consuming. Think I went through a half dozen before I got the results I was looking for.

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  5. Tyson Rayles

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    Bill that is fantastic! Great work!
  6. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Excellent workmanship Bill. The detail is amazing. How did you hold those wheels while drilling holes in them?
  7. SAL Comet

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    Nice work Bill, I can't even see that small
  8. Wyomingite

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    Outstanding job Bill. Its beautiful.

    Ron :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  9. Bill Pontin

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    Thank you for all the kind words, it was a fun project. I can't wait to run it at our next show, just to hear the questions from those that want to learn and then those I'll have to "beg-to-differ" when they scoff and say there was never anything like that in railroading. ;)
  10. Lighthorseman

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    Awe-inspiring Work!

    In N scale no less! That's incredible workmanship, Bill. Any chance of posing him on that outstanding module you built? ;)
  11. philip

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    Great job Bill
    The pilot really does set it off.

    philip
  12. JBBVry

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    who cares if it was real or not you made it it runs on your layout so it is real enough. and all i can say is WOW!!!!
  13. CharlesH.

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    Nice bird! It's standard gauge, right?
  14. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    That's great Bill!! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: WoW Bill, just amazing. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: Jim
  16. Bill Pontin

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    Steve my modules are in a storage facility and I only take them out for shows. The next show is not until the end of January, it's the "bigun" in Springfield, MA, "Winterfest '05". We have another show this coming weekend, a kiddie Christmas party event, but I will not be setting up the bridge module. I assume that is the one you are refering to, my arch bridge module.

    Charlie, yup it is standard "N" gauge. Would like to have gone narrow with Nn3, but fiddling and modifying the Kato power unit to convert scales is beyond me right now. :)
  17. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Looks good Bill.
    Be looking for you in Springfield!
  18. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Looks Great Bill :thumb: :thumb:
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    GREAT ;-)
    Maybe, I'll build one for my logging line some day.
    But I've many other projects at the moment....
  20. jetrock

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    Now that's NEAT. I have eventual plans to "goose-ify" an N scale diesel and an HOn3 boxcar into a HOn30 beast of that ilk and was wondering how it could be done--thanks for the inspiration!