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  • #46
    Oh boy, I see a rail truck coming down the main

    line on the old Lackawanna heading west to Lake Erie....Looks like Bernd is the Engineer'......


    Ted

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    • #47
      quote:


      Originally posted by quartergauger48


      Oh boy, I see a rail truck coming down the main

      line on the old Lackawanna heading west to Lake Erie....Looks like Bernd is the Engineer'......


      Yes sireeeeeeeeeee Ted.

      One minor problem. This truck wouldn't fit on the tracks, more like between the tracks at a 30" gauge.

      Got a bit more done. Got the box altogether and some windows installed.

      A quick check to see if I got the width correct.



      More sides added. Back and front. Not visible in this picture.



      Completed box.





      I didn't like the small window panes, so I cut them out. I'll post that in the next set of pictures. Got to allow the glue to harden first and then I'll add a bit more detail.

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

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      • #48
        I like it better with less windows as well. I think a solid window, no panes would be even better.

        Just my IMHO.....nice unit though. You sure gave it a lot of thought though....When I give a build too much thought, I wind up screwing it up.....[:-dunce]


        Ted

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        • #49
          Your right Ted. It does look better with those tiny panes removed.

          A work in progress. Added a sliding side door. I'm going to have to paint this with a coat of primer so it's easier to see.



          That's it for todays work (play).

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

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          • #50
            It is looking very good. Like the door. and the window is more realistic....Good work/play, Bernd..


            Ted

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            • #51
              Quite a rig you have going there Bernd. That box looks good also on that chassis, I'm glad you found the fix.


              Louis L&R Western Railroad
              Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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              • #52
                quote:


                Originally posted by desertdrover


                Quite a rig you have going there Bernd. That box looks good also on that chassis, I'm glad you found the fix.


                Hey, I just stole the idea from somebodies great looking model. :up: :up: :up: :up: :up:

                What else is there to say. [^]

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

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                • #53
                  A bit of an up-date. Starting to add details.

                  In order to make it look like panel side on the truck body I scribed lines two feet apart and then glued in .008 phosphor bronze wire with acc. Hopefully this will give a raised seam look after painting. Plus I cut out the little pains in the windows.



                  Added .008" phosphor bronze wire as for a door handle (The boys in the shop are going to get yelled at for mounting it crooked)and handrail. Added a ladder to get to the roof. Still need steps and a few other things.



                  Until next time.

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

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                  • #54
                    I can't tell it's crooked......Once painted, you'll never know it.....What's next????


                    Ted

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                    • #55
                      quote:


                      Originally posted by quartergauger48


                      .....What's next????



                      What's Next (winter of 2015/2016).



                      Picked this up at the RIT Tiger Tracks meet today (12/13/14)

                      Oh, you mean on the truck. Right.[:-batman]

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

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                      • #56
                        Looks like a real decent structure kit....And yes sir

                        re, Bernd...........the `Rail Truck'......Front end....


                        Ted

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                        • #57
                          Bernd, Nice without the window pains, it opens up the window and looks much better. I'm thinking you could of saved that nice phosphor bronze, and used styrene stock for the panel side seams.

                          Are you going to mount a pilot (cow catcher) of some sort, and some sand buckets on that front flat overhang area.




                          Louis L&R Western Railroad
                          Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                          • #58
                            Those panels were an after thought. The next truck will have better sides. It'll be in HOn3.

                            Definitely a cow (horse, goat, pig, chicken) catcher will be added. Sand buckets, Mmmmm? You'd think the shop boy's could be more imaginative and perhaps mount sandboxs on the roof of the tuck box so the train crew wouldn't have to carry buckets of sand to put under the wheels? Will have to see what I can come up with in that department. This truck is a huge learning curve. Next time I need to plan the layout before I build. This is what happens as I build it. I keep coming up with ideas that should have been implemented before I even got this far.
                            New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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                            • #59
                              quote:


                              Originally posted by desertdrover


                              Bernd, Nice without the window pains, it opens up the window and looks much better. I'm thinking you could of saved that nice phosphor bronze, and used styrene stock for the panel side seams.

                              Are you going to mount a pilot (cow catcher) of some sort, and some sand buckets on that front flat overhang area.



                              Yes, taking those pains out improved the window look. As far as the panels goes, that was an after thought. The next railtruck will be better. This is sort of a learning curve for me.

                              Sand buckets, mmmmmmmmmmmm... I'll have to give that some thought. I'm thinking of a roof mounted sandbox for gravity feed. I'm sure the shop boys can come up with sort of kludge.
                              New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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                              • #60
                                My rail-truck project has been setting kind of idle for a while. I figured while I'm waiting for some raw stock to be delivered from a metal vendor for the "2015 Challenge" I'd work on the truck. I'm going to power it with two LiPo batteries out of one of those infrared remote controlled helicopters using a DelTang radio receiver for trains.

                                I made a battery box to hold the two batteries and fastened it to the trailer part of the rail-truck.



                                Here's one of those fly toys with the battery removed.



                                It's 3.7 volt. I'm thinking it's somewhere in the neighborhood of 250 milliamp hours. I'm going to use two in series for a total voltage of 7.4 volts. The motor that powers the truck is a 6 volt motor. It'll work since the motor won't get the full 7.4 volts from the battery.

                                Next I need to make a terminal strip to plug in the batteries and the receiver, which still needs to be ordered.

                                Until next time. Enjoy.

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

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