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Discussion in 'Traction Thoroughfare' started by interurban, Oct 31, 2003.
This is the diode # that we use for direction light controll, cheap and cheerful
Here are the little beggers . Behind is the insulated board.
This is the assenbled light direction controll. Make sure the white band is away from the bulb lead, then it will let power through when in that direction mode and stop power going through when in reverse mode. The other diode will do the opposite.
and a pic of the back side
As you know you have two pickups on the motor we use one side for all avalible pick up off all wheels.
The other side picks up power from the pantograph
Two leads off each bulb.
one of each takes power from the pantograph.
the other leads must pass through the diode`s and then to the wheel pick up on the side of the motor.
Sitting in the yard after a good first test run. showing off her horn wiper on the window climbing rails on the side to the roof walk
Now I have to try my hand at weathering and then she will be given her roster #
Hope you can understand it all.
I will show you Glenns after he gets his hand fixed up.
Cheers. and happy scratch building.
That looks great Chris. Thanks for the step by step.
Looking good Chris. Deffinitly one to be proud of.
Sorry to hear of Glens hand injury, hope he heals well.
Chris, this was (and is) a very interesting thread with your step-by-step explanations. And the result is well worth the effort - a traction combine with a distinct 'face'. Great modeling!
The funny thing is that this 'face' with a front door looked very familiar to me. And then I found the Swiss 'sister' of your combine:
Here in Switzerland in the late '40s the first hi-speed electrics, two truck passenger locos were built. The first series also had a door in the front side, complete with a bellows behind it. The idea was to join it with the passenger cars, so that the conductor could ride in the loco after checking the tickets of the passengers. (Already in the second series this front door was omitted.)
Now doesn't she look a bit like your combine, although she's 'only' a locomotive?
Hi Ron,, and thanks for your kind comments, and that great pic, so glad you liked it.
YES that is a look a like
The doors on the heavy Traction also allowed the operators to pass from one to the other when they ran as a two or three set.
Also The Traction roads of old often converted coaches to motorised equipment. It was a far cheaper way of refurbishing.
Now that gives Chris A licence to mix and match when I build
Here is an old pic..
Sacramento Northern. with the similar front.
Have you a shot of the red unit behind Ron????She looks intresting to my eye
gladly I send you a pic of the second engine, an 'Electro-Pacific' so to speak! She was built in the '30s.
Her type designation Ae 3/6 II: A = Top speed 110 km/h (68 mph), e = electric, 3/6 = 3 of 6 axles powered, II = second series. Since she ran on a pass line here in my vicinity, she's got the nickname 'The Trimbach Cab-over-wheel lokey'
(There were two more series, Ae 3/6 I and III, but with different power arrangements for the driving wheels. This one is by far the most attractive of the three. She is run now and then as a 'museum machine' by the Swiss Federal Railways SBB.)
If you look closely you see the other one I posted before coupled behind her. Of course both photographs were taken at the same day when they pulled an electro-oldtimer excursion train.
BTW, the green one is a Re 4/4 I: R (Rapid) = Top speed 125 km/h (78 mph), e = electric, 4/4 = four axles, all powered, and I = first series.
Hope you enjoy this loco, too. She is one of my favorites - I just love engines with driving rods!
Thankyou for the picture Ron, She is beautiful
You sure have a great history of Railway to model Ron.
Thought I would show you the new colour for this interurban:thumb:
I fell in love with tuscan red
Nice jobs. Look fantastic. DASH
This thread reminds me of my local traction road
They are from the 30ies and had an effect of 260 kW and could run in 60-70km/h
Here is an X3p 35 and an X4p 37
And Thanks Anachron for that neat photo I love the old traction lines!!!!!! They look awsome
Too cool Chris!
I WANT ONE!!!!!
found another one for u Chris
i didnt even now these things existed before my time on my local tracks
This beauty is old
I think its from the 18 century!?!?!
observe the smallest of small rails that requierd that everything was specialy designed for for this railroad only
:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: FANTASTIC :thumb:
Thanks a bunch Anachron.
How can you NOT model such beautiful equipment