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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    This is what I use for the beams 1/8 brass tube the slide in the next size down for good thickness. next glue in 12volt bulb. do this on both ends.
    We will do the diods and stuff later.

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  2. interurban

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    If any one is intrested in self made plows this is the brass I use.

    Its simple:p

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  3. interurban

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    Hi Errol , thanks for those kind words my friend,,, have you seen the last few shots yet.,
    Still working on it;)
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    I just peeked again Chris, geeeeee, it just gets better and better.
    I had previously thought American "Traction" was street cars a la LA circa 1920's, ie passengers boarding at street level. See how ignorant I've been?? :confused: .
    Since seeing your posts and a few pics of 1:1 traction posted by others here, I get the impression those railbusses run between communities and require European type 'raised' platforms.

    I just knew I would learn things when I joined this forum :) .

    Errol
  5. interurban

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    Hi Shaygetz,, let me know if those 5 coaches have a chance of becoming Interurbans:D :D :D :D :D

    Hi Errol Interurbans where very popular in the early days of this centuary ,, and did a wonderful job of moving people and frieght.
    There is a lot of history to read up on with great pictures and plans, in North America
    Look at these :eek: :eek:

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    Hey Chris, Fantabulistic!

    I saw this unfolding over the weekend, but didn't have time to read through and post. Great work. How can ya not love traction after seeing you model all that charactor and life into it!?!?!?
  7. interurban

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    JEEEEEE thanks jon:D
    ya got to love em:p
  8. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Great progress Chris. Is your club going to have a layout at the Christmas Train show? If so will you bring this beauty to show us.
    I see you have an oweiee on your thumb. Want to tell us about it?
  9. interurban

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    Hi Robin,, yes we will be bringing the Traction in Action to the Christmas show I will bring the new combine it should be running by then ,, well trial run any way:D
    The ooowwwiiii:D Dicing carrots :eek: it all ways happens to me:(
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    SSssssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! I've got enough to do already 'tween now and GATS w/o adding yet another bashing project to the list;)
  11. interurban

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    We did a bit of work tonight on Glenns combine, and changed the paint on mine.;)
    This is a shot of glenns winding around my L/O.

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    Here they both are ranked up
    :D

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    I fitted the running boards in between the pans.
    and decided on a dirty black /green paint job. the doors may be a slightly different colour. :D
    let me see now,,,,, I got to fix battary box air tanks and all sorts under the body then guard rails both sides of the frame to protect the said battarys and thingys.
    More later.:D

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    I don't know how you do it. I have noticed lately that my fingers are not as steady as they used to be and I have to use a magnafying glass to see anything small.
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    Now you've done it Chris, I've re-read your thread twice now, and I think I have about all the materials on hand if I make my own pathogram, uh, psychographs, uh, pantolones, uh, you know what I mean. Anyway, now I'm drooling and having trouble finishing the project in front of it :confused: :confused: :confused: Stuck between a rock and a hard place.

    Are the interurbans usually standard gauge? Are they ever narrow gauge? Where do you get a cast front?
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    You realy mean it jon, we Hook ,,,you in :D :D :D :D this is gonna be super:D

    You should be able to get them in the States look up in the model R/R for your nearest Traction shop. or give me your addy and I`ll check out my trolly mags.
    I may ask you to send me some supplies:D :D :D :D ;) :p
    You can always cut out like I did , it`s (dare I say it) very
    prototipical:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :confused:
    if you need a helping hand ,give me a shout.:p
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    Finishing it off

    This is how I make my battery boxes out of balsa wood.
    Scribed by a sharp pencil

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    The outer wire guards;)

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    Best Pic I could take showing things fitted underneath the frame to look like battarys air tank what ever scap I have off doomed pieces

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    I have striped the brake shoe off and linkage so the side frame looks more traction type.

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