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  • Thanks George,

    I see several things that need some paint and finishing up!

    -Cody

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    • Very Nice, Cody.

      That little guy in the lower right reminds me of my little critter (HOn3) from Mulvi Models. I show it and another HOn3 loco in this video.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aigsH2PONI&t=140s
      Bruce

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      • Really like that mine. Great job!
        Jerry



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

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        • Cody,

          Like your stable of engines or are they critters? What pop out at me is the, I assume it's a VW bus, with the plow on it. I'd be interested to see how you powered that.

          Bernd
          New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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          • Originally posted by Bernd View Post
            Cody,

            Like your stable of engines or are they critters? What pop out at me is the, I assume it's a VW bus, with the plow on it. I'd be interested to see how you powered that.

            Bernd
            Hey Bernd, almost a year later I see your question! It's powered with a Kato bo-bo mechanism, I don't remember the part number... I cut off the unpowered truck and glued on an axel cut from a 4-wheel freight car. It's kind of a bodge job... I'll post a picture shortly.

            -Cody

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            • Bernd, here's a pic of the underside, and another railbus powered the same way. They run pretty good but would benefit from some additional electrical pickups.

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              • Hi Cody,

                I completely forgot about this thread. Thanks for the pictures. Nice bash. I have one or two of those double trucked chassis.

                Bernd
                New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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                • Originally posted by Bernd View Post
                  Hi Cody,

                  I completely forgot about this thread. Thanks for the pictures. Nice bash. I have one or two of those double trucked chassis.

                  Bernd
                  No problem. One thing I'll mention, if you look at the front truck of the bus laying on its side you'll see the Kato mechanism has a traction tire. If you have some extra Kato wheels laying around, replacing the one with the traction tire with one without helps with electrical pickup and general running quality quite a bit. I pulled a wheel off the unpowered truck that got cut off. As you can see I still have to convert the VW with the plow...

                  -Cody

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                  • I have one or two of the Kato drives laying around somewhere. Right now I've got to many 1:1 projects to do. so the modeling will have to wait another month or so. But I'll keep looking in to see how things progress.

                    Bernd
                    New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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                    • 23 previous pages of entries before the crash.

                      Wondering how many of us narrow minded folk found our way back to the new forum location.

                      Give a shout out to the rest of us if you have "returned home"
                      Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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                      • I'm still poking around. In between living spaces again but have a few bits to keep me busy, currently I'm cutting up an HO scale standard gauge caboose to convert to HOn3... What's everyone else building?

                        -Cody

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                        • Originally posted by acousticco View Post
                          I'm still poking around. In between living spaces again but have a few bits to keep me busy, currently I'm cutting up an HO scale standard gauge caboose to convert to HOn3... What's everyone else building?

                          -Cody
                          Not working on, but collecting for the future HOn3 part of the layout. I've been collecting the EBT series of kits. https://railroad-line.com/node/39637/page18#post969216

                          Bernd
                          New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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                          • Hey Bernd, that will be one impressive build! I've always liked the EBT, but for some reason was never inspired to model it. Was it the EBT that used to run standard gauge cars on narrow gauge trucks? That'd be interesting to model ...

                            -Cody

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                            • Originally posted by acousticco View Post
                              Hey Bernd, that will be one impressive build! I've always liked the EBT, but for some reason was never inspired to model it. Was it the EBT that used to run standard gauge cars on narrow gauge trucks? That'd be interesting to model ...

                              -Cody
                              Yes it was. That what the timber transfer crane was used for. Pick up one end of the standard gauge car and roll narrow gauge trucks under it. They found out though that they had to have the car right behind the engine. If it was further back behind some cars it would start to rock back and forth. Not so right behind the engine. The other thing that fits right in with my railroad is that it was a coal hauler. I've always had and still do have an interest in coal mining and railroading. Plus I like the narrowness of the tracks and the equipment used by the EBT. It also was a self-sufficient railroad with a very nice machine shop. Right down my alley.

                              Bernd
                              New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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                              • Here I am thinking to myself "I bet an EBT timber transfer mini layout in Nn3 would be cool...". I must think I'm going to live to be 120 years old, heh.

                                Looking forward to watching your build!

                                -Cody

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