What do "WE" make with this and that

Discussion in 'Traction Thoroughfare' started by interurban, Oct 31, 2003.

  1. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    Hi folks,, down here in Traction land it can get a little frustrating trying to find power units to buy .
    So we have to do a bit of building ,, or have very little to run.

    Here is a project that I am putting together, and helping Glen get into scratch building
    This is what we started with..
    1 coach shell cut down to 55 scale feet
    1 Atheran switcher
    1 white metal interurban end
    and a Pantograph
    Also lights ect will be added..

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    WE strip the motor ,,
    Cut out the fuel tank.
    and build a brass frame out of brass channel to fit inside the coach
    ( you may have to take 1/16th off each side of the white metal truck holder so as to fit inside the body)
    and mount the white metal wheel holders and mount the gear box`s back in .
    then make sure all free wheels O K on the track.

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  3. interurban

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    That is the section we took out.

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    You see the centre brass plate thats where the motor will fit.

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    Here are the two units we are building Glenn has fitted the motor on his,, the two wires on one side of the motor will be attached to both wheels.

    ( we use clear silicone to bond the motor in place)

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    Glenn fitted the windows to soon so he had to mask them up before the paint job.
    Here it is mounted loosly on the frame.

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    This is the one I am doing, I am not sure about the ends on my unit yet;)

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    A close up of Glenns, ... Not bad for his first attempt.:D :p

    More to follow as time permits.

    BTW they are both Combines.

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    Those are looking great . Nice project.
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    Thanks Ray,
    I decided to cut windows in my coach instead of fitting a new front as Glen did.
    also I make my own snow plows. The body is fitted to the brass frame by drilling small holes in the lower body and matching it with holes in the brass Frame. Then solder 1.16th pins (wire) into frame and then snap the body in place.

    More later.

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    These two pcs show the brass plows and the pin holes in the frame and of course the window cut outs.:D

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  12. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    A great tutorial Chris. An interesting project
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    Dandy work, Chris...now I'm wonderin' if these 5 Athearn heavyweight passenger cars I just got'll make it to the layout as the cars they were designed to be. :rolleyes:
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    That is some damn fine modeling, Chris!
    Someone was asking where all the "builders" were...might I direct your attention here?
    Fantastic work!
    :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
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    Chris, in choosing "traction" you put yourself in a position where your choices of motive power is very limited. Having to innovate is not easy but you seem to have a superb talent for it and sure come up with superb models. This latest project of yours has me in awe of the tollerances you work to (which have to mechanically work!).
    Great tutorial a super finished model!:eek: .

    Errol
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    Thanks a lot folks, It`s shaping up now!

    Did a little paint work just to try a colour.
    One pan fitted and both main beam lights

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    Inside you can see the light and pan fittings . I put a cap under the pan so a touch with the solder gun is all I need. Comes in handy if you have to strip it down fo a overhaul;)

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    What do ya think?? shall I try it on the frame?:D

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    I have placed a couple of walk boards ready for the center walk between the Pans.

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    Next I have to decide on the paint job,,, hhhmmmmm?

    Then I can put in the windows, Drivers:D , hornes on roof wipers on the wind shields,, and maybe brass wires for the hand rails.

    I wonder how Glenn is getting on with his?
    More later.:p

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