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  • Bernd
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    Originally posted by Geezer


    Yup....You are a true craftsman!


    Aw shucks, your just saying that so you'll get another Critter. [:I] Just kidding Geezer. Thanks for the nice words. I do have to say though you are a true craftsman when it comes to structures. I would be hard pressed to say who's the best on this forum.

    Bernd

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  • Geezer
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    Yup....You are a true craftsman!

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  • Bernd
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    Originally posted by CieloVistaRy


    Thanks for directing me here.. I am now following closely!

    Eager to see if the battery thing works out.


    I ran the truck just on one battery to see how long it would run. I was amzed. It took over 6 hours to drain the battery. Of course a lot depends on the current the motor draws. I haven't checked that yet.

    Bernd

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  • CieloVistaRy
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    Thanks for directing me here.. I am now following closely!

    Eager to see if the battery thing works out.

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  • Bernd
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    Originally posted by acousticco


    Hi Bernd,

    Haven't chimed in recently but have been following along on this build pretty closely (as well as the boxcabs for the challenge). Nicely done and looking forward to more!

    -Cody


    Hi Cody,

    Work on the railtruck has come to a stand still while I work on the boxcabs. They'll get done first. Then perhaps back to finishing up the truck. Have got the power chassis to do the two main line quarry loco's. No body design for them yet. Still learning how to fully use the new CAM program I've got. This will help in building better models.

    Bernd

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  • acousticco
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    Hi Bernd,

    Haven't chimed in recently but have been following along on this build pretty closely (as well as the boxcabs for the challenge). Nicely done and looking forward to more!

    -Cody

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  • Bernd
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    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

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  • Bernd
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    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.

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  • Bernd
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    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.

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  • desertdrover
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    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.


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  • quartergauger48
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    Looks like a real decent structure kit....And yes sir

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

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  • Bernd
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    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

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  • quartergauger48
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    I can't tell it's crooked......Once painted, you'll never know it.....What's next????

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  • Bernd
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    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

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  • Bernd
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    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

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