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littledave
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Posted - 03/24/2012 :  10:19:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
John,sorry, got ahead of my self. Yes the black bug dose look interesting. Do you have first hand experience with them?
Louis, have you seen these in the US.
Dave



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anubis51
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Posted - 03/24/2012 :  10:23:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Steam Era Models are an Oz manufacturer, and I have no affiliations with them except for being one of their happy customers.

I have used many, many, of their Black Beetles and one Black Bug over the last 10 or 15 years of building critters.

The units are superbly constructed, and run beautifully.


John



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desertdrover
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Posted - 03/24/2012 :  10:27:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by littledave

Louis,I will keep an eye on your thread, looks interesting. I also thought about a flea motor like you used in the Mack. I also have a set of climax gears I could use on the back axel with a drive shaft and a gear reduction motor in the cab.
Dave


Thanks Dave.
Also, I think your idea on the climax gears sounds interseting, I'd like to see and hear more on that one.


Louis
Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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desertdrover
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Posted - 03/24/2012 :  10:34:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by littledave

John,sorry, got ahead of my self. Yes the black bug dose look interesting. Do you have first hand experience with them?
Louis, have you seen these in the US.
Dave


Dave I haven't seen the Black Bug before now with John's link. However, I do have a Tenshodo WB 24.5 that looks just like the Beetle.



Louis
Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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BigLars
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Posted - 03/24/2012 :  10:43:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very interesting.......
I am watching. I have spud drives, a climax truck, beatles and lot's of other drives waiting on a project. It may be time for a group project...



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littledave
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Posted - 03/24/2012 :  10:51:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
John, I certainly appreciate the info and keep them in mind.
Louis, I bought them a long time ago after seeing a similar use in the Gazette.There must have been some demand for them as they were offered after that with a more involved bracket to keep the gears in mesh in differential application.
Dave



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littledave
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Posted - 03/24/2012 :  11:23:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote





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littledave
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Posted - 03/25/2012 :  12:31:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Teaspoon, I didnít mean to take over your thread
Larry , the rail truck would be a test bed for building something like one of these.
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/tc/tknr-101acdm.jpg
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=345612
Not a lot of room to hide a motor, decoder, and yes, sound. I have drawings and pictures for all kinds of interesting stuff like this if anybody is interested. Louisís Mack rail bus in Ho scale turned out really nice and he said it ran real well, which is my main concern. Iím not sure what you had in mind as a group, but Iím certainly willing to share.
Dave
Ocklawaha Valley



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gregnarrowgauge
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Posted - 03/25/2012 :  02:16:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Don't forget the offerings from Hollywood Foundry....Greg.


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andykins
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Posted - 03/25/2012 :  07:21:07 AM  Show Profile  Visit andykins's Homepage  Reply with Quote
there is a number of little drives out there (indeed check out ebay japan...:D) so far ive only used tenshodo spuds over the years because all the kit locos ive built use them. they run ok, they run fine with a little weight and DCC, and there is one that is a perfect match to fit in bachmann on30 coach trucks (indeed backwoods include the drive and a modified truck with their combine/railcar kit) if you go down that road.

indeed sometimes its worth looking at older, or cheaper HO locos etc for drives. infact i picked up two of these for £15 each (and that includes two wagons too)



and run pretty well and better i think with DCC and some tweeking.

but indeed railcars are fun things to make, i have a kit waiting to be built of a mack railbus, and i have an idea for a much smaller "goose" type railtruck with a cut down diecast model T and maybe a chivers boxcar body with the drive from a bachmann ballast MoW crane thing and a truck on the front, i even have a name, ballistic bantam :d



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teaspoon
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Posted - 03/25/2012 :  1:35:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave, Don't worry about "Taking over", there are a great deal of ideas flowing, and that's what it's all about. Maybe we'll see a rail tractor/ critter challenge soon, I'll leave that up to the Mods and you guys. It looks like there may be enough interest. There are some interesting prospects shown in some of the links. I have a model of an 1892 Scotte Voiture Vapeur, that is begging me to put rail axles on it!


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littledave
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Posted - 03/27/2012 :  09:57:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is off of a mining site that Frederic post on small mines.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/12906273@N05/3426752063/in/set-72157615814027547
http://www.flickr.com/photos/12906273@N05/3421543421/in/set-72157615814027547/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/12906273@N05/3409796341/in/set-72157615814027547/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/12906273@N05/3421545313/in/set-72157615814027547
http://www.flickr.com/photos/12906273@N05/3421546119/in/set-72157615814027547/


Dave



Edited by - littledave on 03/27/2012 5:13:20 PM

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BigLars
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Posted - 03/27/2012 :  10:42:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by littledave


Larry , the rail truck would be a test bed for building something like one of these.
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/tc/tknr-101acdm.jpg
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=345612
Not a lot of room to hide a motor, decoder, and yes, sound. I have drawings and pictures for all kinds of interesting stuff like this if anybody is interested.
Dave
Ocklawaha Valley




Dave,
I think I know how you can build the one in the first picture with ease. PM me if interested, I do not want to take over this thread.



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BigLars
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Posted - 03/27/2012 :  10:49:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is a railtruck I built.





Link http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=22207

I have more of the vehicles if anyone is interested.

This is a smooth runner.



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anubis51
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Posted - 03/27/2012 :  4:03:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Larry,

Great looking rail truck. Looks solid, and almost bullet proof, as per the original...


John




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