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  • #31
    Originally posted by Pennman View Post
    Wow, Louis. You have an excellent handle on this car build so far. I am watching closely.

    Rich
    Thanks Rich for your continued following along.


    Louis
    Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Bernd View Post
      Looking real good Louis. Nice and clean modifications. I hope it works when done. It would really suck if it didn't. (What wait! That didn't make sense.)

      Bernd
      Funny Bernd. But I'm guessing it will suck 'either way'. Ha, Ha, Ha, Thanks for your support! Click image for larger version

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      Louis
      Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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      • #33
        Louis your off to successful start as usual looking great!!


        mark

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        • #34
          Thank you Mark!


          Louis
          Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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          • #35
            Lou~,
            Very cool build here! My nose is pressed against the glass looking in. I'm all eyes...
            Thanx Thom...

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            • #36
              Originally posted by tct855 View Post
              Lou~,
              Very cool build here! My nose is pressed against the glass looking in. I'm all eyes...
              Thanx Thom...
              Thanks for checking it out, come on in. Thanks for posting your comment.


              Louis
              Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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              • #37
                The only downside to this project, for me, is seeing a perfectly good boxcab shell being sacrificed for this build. those boxcab shells are becoming harder to find these days. Was there a particular reason you did not use a diesel shell (longer to provide more working room)? I appreciate that this is your build and not mine but I was just curious why not a different shell. At least the boxcab will look neat.

                GULF COAST & WESTERN

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                • #38
                  Lou, An odd yet interesting project. I know those fans really draw the dust to my computer towers. Proceed sir!

                  Philip

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by john_holt View Post
                    The only downside to this project, for me, is seeing a perfectly good boxcab shell being sacrificed for this build. those boxcab shells are becoming harder to find these days. Was there a particular reason you did not use a diesel shell (longer to provide more working room)? I appreciate that this is your build and not mine but I was just curious why not a different shell. At least the boxcab will look neat.
                    Hi John, you probably read where I had thought of a diesel shell or box car for this project, but after seeing I had a track cleaner kit already, that it would make more since to use that kit as a starter. I know box cabs are hard to find, but I went through my share, so it doesn't hurt me any. Plus, if I didn't use something smaller for this project, It wouldn't be me. I'm a sadist when it come to Railroad modeling.


                    Louis
                    Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Philip View Post
                      Lou, An odd yet interesting project. I know those fans really draw the dust to my computer towers. Proceed sir!

                      Philip
                      Thanks Philip, I'm sure I'll only need half speed for a good vacuum pressure in this car. At full speed it could possibly pull up the track nails.


                      Louis
                      Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                      • #41
                        I did an experiment with 3m double sided tape. I'll never use another nail! This stuff sticks!

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                        • #42
                          This progress task was to assemble, and mount the MDC all wheel powered trucks.
                          I first had to drill a hole into the MDC underframe/chassis rear, to receive a plastic insulated bushing for the track/truck power wires under where I’ll be placing a circuit board. The below picture shows the process/steps taken for the assembly, and mounting of the powered trucks onto my MDC underframe. I could have bought a set of HO scale #590 Bettendorf-AAR Electrical Pickup trucks, or, Athearn Genesis HO G61382 Trucks with Electrical Pickups installed, but I just went with what I already had on hand in the kit, making this build as cost effective as possible. So, I removed the MDC truck jack shaft gear assembly from the MDC trucks. Where this unit will be towed behind a locomotive, I didn’t need the gear shaft. First diagram shows the parts used, and removed from the truck construction. The last picture shows the Trucks completed, and ready once power wires are soldered on, to be placed onto the MDC chassis. The next progress task is to make-up a circuit board, and solder the power wires to the trucks.


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                          Louis
                          Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                          • #43
                            Louis,
                            Sorry I'm late for the show! Guess I got caught in a vacuum but now I'm free to follow your unique build!
                            Dave
                            Dave

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                            • #44
                              Better late than never Dave. I'm glad you are here, and posting your comments and thoughts.


                              Louis
                              Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                              • #45
                                Louis you're certainly moving right along on this unique build. It's so different maybe you ought to
                                consider taking out a patent for this. Keep up the great work.
                                Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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