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visman48
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USA
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Posted - 11/14/2010 :  7:28:27 PM  Show Profile  Visit visman48's Homepage  Click to see visman48's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Tom
That looks sweet, I suspect the prototypers has same problem convert something big... changing wheel splits...

Les

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Rick
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USA
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Posted - 11/14/2010 :  8:10:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice start Tom. [:-thumbu]

As you think, so will you be.
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elwoodblues
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Canada
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Posted - 11/14/2010 :  8:28:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit elwoodblues's Homepage  Send elwoodblues a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Tom,

Just catching up on the thread, you did a great job on the speeder shed and thanks for the ideas using medical tape. You are also off to a great start on the speeder.

Ron Newby
General Manager
Clearwater Valley Railway Co.
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Tommatthews
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Posted - 11/15/2010 :  4:11:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Les,

Here is the motorcar you need:

http://www.narcoa.org/forsale/4sale_want.htm
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Tommatthews
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Posted - 11/15/2010 :  4:42:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Formed up the roof. It is not attached. I may make it removable.



The roof is level, just the angle of the shot.



Need to start some priming to help distinguish some features.



I think I'll try to mock up an engine next.
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Tommatthews
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8401 Posts

Posted - 11/15/2010 :  4:55:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I believe I posted this link before ... does give you a perspective of a narrow gauge motorcar.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iKgLrsZ7R4
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BigLars
Engineer

USA
9070 Posts

Posted - 11/15/2010 :  7:37:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very cool tom!

Larry
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Geezer
Engineer

USA
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Posted - 11/15/2010 :  8:40:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Neat idea Tom, and great engineering.....
The idea I had with the trolley front was similar.
Will be keepin an eye on ya.....


Bill
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Locoman
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USA
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Posted - 11/16/2010 :  03:40:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tom, I can't keep track which motor car you are working on at any given time. So, the pictures help as to which one it is. You wee one is coming along nicely. The video is really cool. What motor unit are you using. The wheels look a little to big at first.
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Tommatthews
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8401 Posts

Posted - 11/16/2010 :  09:41:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jim,

The motor drive is the "black beetle". The wheels on the 1:1 are 16". These scale out slightly larger at about 18". Not much I can do there.

Glad you enjoyed the video.
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visman48
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USA
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Posted - 11/16/2010 :  11:47:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit visman48's Homepage  Click to see visman48's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Tom
I agree with the wheel size, not much we can do with the wheels sizes we have, unless you enclose the cab...vice a convertable, and use the HO trolley mech. I like I am waiting to see the finish. Are you gonna have people ridin in it.

Les

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Locomotives: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=20279
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CieloVistaRy
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USA
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Posted - 11/16/2010 :  12:13:07 PM  Show Profile  Send CieloVistaRy an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Nice motorcab. I am eager to see the finish. I agree with Les. Great idea to conceal as much of the wheels as you can to disguise the size.

Arthur

Arthur

Cielo Vista Railway (on30)
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Tommatthews
Fireman

8401 Posts

Posted - 11/16/2010 :  12:18:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think that when the wheels are painted black they will not stand out as much.

I have a couple of gentlemen to ride in the car.
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Tommatthews
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8401 Posts

Posted - 11/16/2010 :  5:07:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I primed her up to see what she might look like:



More painting and detail to be added ..

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Tommatthews
Fireman

8401 Posts

Posted - 11/16/2010 :  5:41:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is another video you might enjoy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kykK8ABRs8k&feature=related

There is a second video listed to the right you might enjoy as well ...
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