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  • #16
    Built a little trailer for the VW:
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    The underframe is from a Grandt Line ore car with wood and styrene bits added. The load is a bunch of metal details I've had sitting around for years. Everything will get painted before being glued together.

    Cheers,

    Cody

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    • #17
      Added more details to the little trailer Click image for larger version

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      Still more to add, I'm always surprised how a few nbw castings and nail holes can bring a model to life.

      It rolls pretty nice too. In the past I've had trouble getting the Grandt Line ore cars to run nicely, but if you look very closely at the wheels there is the tiniest bit of flash on the flange. Trim that off and add a bit of weight and they'll roll just fine.

      Also, I've started another tiny railcar, more like a logging speeder. I'll post some pics when it starts to look like something.

      More soon,

      Cody

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      • #18
        Originally posted by acousticco View Post
        Also, I've started another tiny railcar, more like a logging speeder. I'll post some pics when it starts to look like something.

        More soon,

        Cody

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

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        • #19
          Nice work, love the trailer. And, I see you say "logging speeder" now you are getting more of my attention. Looking forward to that!


          Louis
          Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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          • #20
            Thanks guys,

            The logging speeder has been in the back of my mind for years, finally found some time to get started.

            This is where we're at:
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            The woodwork is mostly finished and ready for detailing. I'll have to scratch some side doors but I'm going to be using as many commercial detail parts as possible. I also have a radiator/grill that I think came from a 1/72 scale military kit to use.

            It's powered with a little Pro Hobby mechanism I bought years ago
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            It runs reasonably well, not as slow as I'd like but it'll do. Details next, stay tuned!

            Cody

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            • #21
              If it runs a little fast, it is a speeder after all.

              Looks pretty spiffy so far. I like the carefully-made curves in the roof.

              Mike
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              Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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              • #22
                Now that's one, I've got to say it, "cute" looking speeder. Neat little power truck too.

                Mmmmm............might need to take a break from the engine house project for something like this. My quarry line needs something like this check the line out.

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

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                • #23
                  Cody, Seeing your fleet of railcars brings images of a 'rush hour' of them bustling their occupants to workin a crowded line.
                  Nice work. The newest addition definitely is cute

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                  • #24
                    Great looking start. That mechanism would be neat to have a few around for this type of critter making. I would think there should be a way to slow it down a bit more.


                    Louis
                    Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                    • #25
                      The speeder looks like a winner, Cody. The offset motor works well for your application.

                      George
                      The sky is not my limit, it's my playground.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Michael_Hohn View Post
                        If it runs a little fast, it is a speeder after all.

                        Looks pretty spiffy so far. I like the carefully-made curves in the roof.

                        Mike
                        Thanks Michael,

                        I was hoping someone would make that joke! The roof was made with leftover 1/16" sheet wood from a laser cut kit. Two pieces laminated and sanded to shape. It worked out well ...

                        -Cody

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Bernd View Post
                          Now that's one, I've got to say it, "cute" looking speeder. Neat little power truck too.

                          Mmmmm............might need to take a break from the engine house project for something like this. My quarry line needs something like this check the line out.

                          Bernd
                          Thanks Bernd,

                          I'd love to see what you come up with. And you should know that your boxcab builds keep influencing me to build these little cubes on wheels... (Also, I don't know if I left a comment on the thread, but your engine house is looking great)

                          -Cody

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                          • Bernd
                            Bernd commented
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                            I've got some ideas but don't know what direction to go. BTW, thanks for the engine house comment.

                        • #28
                          Originally posted by Bill_Gill View Post
                          Cody, Seeing your fleet of railcars brings images of a 'rush hour' of them bustling their occupants to workin a crowded line.
                          Nice work. The newest addition definitely is cute
                          Thanks Bill,

                          That's funny, I had been thinking about an overly complicated junction or interchange that may cause rage (road rage? train rage? railroad rage?) in the engineers. Maybe some gauntlet track mixed with a crossing or two, maybe some duel gauge, throw in a trolley crossing for extra confusion...

                          -Cody

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                          • #29
                            Originally posted by desertdrover View Post
                            Great looking start. That mechanism would be neat to have a few around for this type of critter making. I would think there should be a way to slow it down a bit more.
                            Thanks Louis,

                            The nice thing about this mechanism is it just clips into the underside of the body. I built the superstructure directly onto the original n-scale diesel body, which was kind of a caricature of a Kiso Forest Railway diesel.

                            This is it:
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                            The hood section is now the motor cover, and seat for the driver.

                            And it can be used under multiple superstructures, I switch it out with another small diesel, also made by Pro Hobby and a scratchbuilt OO9 Simplex (that's in the works).

                            It does slow down a little with extra weight added. I could have added more to this one but I needed to keep it somewhat balanced...

                            ​​​​​​​-Cody

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                            • #30
                              Originally posted by George_D View Post
                              The speeder looks like a winner, Cody. The offset motor works well for your application.

                              George
                              Thanks, George,

                              I agree, I think I just lucked out with the doner mechanism. I'm looking forward to working on it over the holidays.

                              -Cody

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