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Dutchman
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Posted - 03/06/2012 :  09:26:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great project, Chuck, and timely for me, too.

As I finish up my Cars Certificate, I'm thinking of working on some motive power projects. I have three of the MDC boxcabs in various states of repair, the motor upgrade kit (flywheel, etc), the cleaning car add on, the Climax shell, etc. I've been buying that stuff at shows any time I see it.

Anyway, one carcass I want to make into a boxcab. I recently PM's Russ about his upgrade that he did a while back, and I've been bookmarking projects here and around the web.

Last spring, Forum member Graffen was working on one and said he obtained the plans in PDF format. I think I'll see if I can get a set too.

Here is Graffen's link: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=28905&whichpage=14

The grabs and rivet decals look very good, and I'm looking forward to seeing it lettered for your Wyoming Valley.


Bruce

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wvrr
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Posted - 03/06/2012 :  09:40:11 AM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I will probably start another thread with my project, so that people can find it. Maybe when I am all done, I will compile it into a thread.

Thanks for the heads up on Graffen's project. I missed that. I am interested in a PDF of the drawings, also. So far, I have found drawings on the web, but they are illegible.

I am dumping the motor that came with the kit, completely. I wanted to try a Stanton drive in this one. So, I ordered one from NWSL. A little pricey, but I am using funds from my articles. At least that is how I am justifying it.

This locomotive will find use as an industrial switcher at the Lunde Colliery.

Chuck



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 03/06/2012 :  10:35:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Chuck

Hope you do a thread on this. Should be an interesting build.

Jerry


Jerry

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wvrr
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Posted - 03/06/2012 :  11:27:15 AM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Jerry,

Done. I started a new thread, here:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=36088

Maybe I will continue the construction thread on the new one and then post the final results here. I just don't want to duplicate efforts.

Chuck



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wvrr
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Posted - 04/20/2012 :  07:31:05 AM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The boxcab is finished. There were a couple good suggestions to tone down the reflective windows and to hide the wires. Something I am going to think about. But, for now, the boxcab is considered finished. I'll be taking it to my NMRA meet on Sunday for the "Bring 'n Brag" portion of the meet.

Here is a shot of it on a diorama I built:


Chuck



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Marken
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Posted - 04/20/2012 :  3:35:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great looking boxcab Chuck. Well worth bragging about

In memory of Mike Chambers

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 04/20/2012 :  5:26:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Chuck

Great job. I don't blame you that is worth bragging about.

Jerry


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wvrr
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Posted - 04/20/2012 :  5:53:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks, guys!

Chuck



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Brunton
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Posted - 04/20/2012 :  7:05:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit Brunton's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice lookin' motive power, Chuck!


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LVRALPH
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Posted - 04/21/2012 :  06:22:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sweet!



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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 04/21/2012 :  08:21:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love her, Chuck. Very nice.


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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 04/21/2012 :  08:22:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Excellent!


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LVRR fan
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Posted - 04/23/2012 :  9:02:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great looking boxcab Chuck. Sorry I missed seeing it at last Sunday's meet but I just had to welcome a new grandson born to my daughter in Virginia.

Regards,
Rich



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wvrr
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Posted - 04/23/2012 :  9:17:52 PM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You missed a good meet, Rich, but grandkids are more important!

Chuck



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wvrr
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Posted - 05/09/2012 :  3:20:27 PM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
A couple weeks ago, while operating on Joe's (dnhman) layout, Rick (Harsco) asked me why I haven't updated my layout thread. I guess it is true, people get after you if you don't make frequent updates.

Anyway, I told Rick that what I was working on wasn't anything glamorous. Basically, I've been having some issues with the throw wire that comes with Tortoise machines. It just doesn't provide enough torque to overcome the friction in the roadbed in some places. And, I have frequently read where people have replaced the .025 piano wire that comes with the Tortoise machines with .032 piano wire.

I have about 30 machines on the layout, and so far, I've replaced half. And, it really has made a difference. I hope to finish this little project up in the next couple days. Access to some of them require a few contortions to the body to reach.

Anyway, I've been replacing this:



With this:





Yes, really exciting stuff around here....

But, I do have something else in the works that is a little more exciting. More on that later.

Chuck



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