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Sully
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Posted - 01/26/2019 :  4:57:55 PM  Show Profile  Visit Sully's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice rebuild......just shows that having the right "machine"....(milling) can bring happiness! (and the right friend to operate it!!)
Tom



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 01/29/2019 :  6:49:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I was out of town for the weekend so itís taking me a while to get back to RRL.

Thanks Louis, poor Bachmann . . . if only.

Bernd, competition makes for better creativity.

Thanks George.

Jim, we acquired the Gn15 Pender Street Mills layout. One of the locos had an exposed motor and that was my inspiration.
http://modvid.com.au/html/body_pender_street_mills.html

Bernd the winch assembly will go on the back of the cab. The cab roof has under bracing already.

Thanks Jerry.

Bill, I donít know if heíll be driving but it will have a spot.

Larry, too much trouble.

Tom, you got it.



Edited by - Frank Palmer on 01/29/2019 7:18:23 PM

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quartergauger48
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Posted - 01/29/2019 :  10:23:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Imagineering and ingenuity at it's best I see'. Again Frank, you are the MAN!!!
Very cool'..




ted :<)

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 01/30/2019 :  09:31:49 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the comps Ted.


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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 01/30/2019 :  8:02:36 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Some more work on fitting the motor to the frame today. I ACíd a plastic spacer at the front to center the motor.



On the underside I used the existing screw holes to anchor brass motor mounts.



With the motor in place and the hood on itís beginning to look pretty sharp. The two wires are for the headlight. Theyíll be soldered on after the hood gets attached. Since I removed the original motor and circuit board I soldered in a 560 ohm resistor for the headlight. That should be good for 14DCV input. At 9VDC itís a Shinkansen so I doubt weíll get anywhere 14V.





Here it sits with the new cab on out for a final fit. The Backwoods Miniatures kit included side skirts for the frame and Iíll put those on later. I was waiting until the motor was secure.

The old Bachmann Gas Mechanical is pretty much a gonner. Thereís hardly anything of the original left. All that remains of her are the hood and radiator and whatís left of the frame. Thatís all folks!







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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/30/2019 :  9:02:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That's a pretty critter, Frank.


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Bill Gill
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Posted - 01/31/2019 :  07:28:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's looking good,Frank.
I like how the engine hides the motor.



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 01/31/2019 :  10:04:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's not a Bachmann we want a real Bachmann!!

You'd be done if you hadn't gone out of town!!

Looks great Frank!!


Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/31/2019 :  10:08:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fantastic looking job Frank. I agree with others before me, your hood and motor cover is a great idea, and really dresses up that critter.


Louis
Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast
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k9wrangler
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Posted - 01/31/2019 :  10:32:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cool little bug...

Karl Scribner
Sunfield Twp. Michigan
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Kentucky Southern Railway
The Spartan Line

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Ensign
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Posted - 01/31/2019 :  11:57:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank, what a neat little critter that you are creating there!
It looks really unique, and your doing a masterful job on it!

Greg Shinnie



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 01/31/2019 :  12:05:43 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Mike, Iím going with Chitty chitty bang bang.

Bill, hiding the motor, my thoughts exactly.

Jerry, Bachmann nix, nein, nada, niet.

Thanks Louis and Karl.

Greg, not so masterful more like basterful.



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slimrails
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Posted - 01/31/2019 :  12:20:28 PM  Show Profile  Visit slimrails's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That's one heck of a critter build, Frank. Like others have said, the motor looks terrific. Can't wait to see more!


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Bernd
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Posted - 01/31/2019 :  2:29:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That Critter is way over powered with that huge motor in it.

Looks great Frank.

Bernd



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railman28
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Posted - 01/31/2019 :  3:32:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
your critter is just oozing charm.

It's only make-believe

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