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    • September 17, 2019 10:18 PM EDT
    • " Rooster " said:
      Rick Marty said:

      As for the model locomotives, I wouldn't want one but I know a lot of folks are interested in them, I think the price could create a breathing issue.

      Don't even wanna think how far in debt I would be if a manufacturer made exactly what I wanted. However I'm probably further in debt by researching, purchasing trial and error supplies/materials and wasting time figuring it out but I'm having fun!

       

       

      Amen my friend, amen

       

      This post has been edited by Rooster: Upset and pissed off at myself for not using a comma after However, perhaps it should have been a semi colon!

       

    • September 17, 2019 7:18 PM EDT
    • Rick Marty said:

      As for the model locomotives, I wouldn't want one but I know a lot of folks are interested in them, I think the price could create a breathing issue.

      Don't even wanna think how far in debt I would be if a manufacturer made exactly what I wanted. However I'm probably further in debt by researching, purchasing trial and error supplies/materials and wasting time figuring it out but I'm having fun!

       

       

      This post has been edited by Rooster: Upset and pissed off at myself for not using a comma after However, perhaps it should have been a semi colon!

    • September 17, 2019 9:34 AM EDT
    • After several requests we've decide to produce this model also in scale 1/20.3.

      They must be making the plastic body on a 3D printer.

       

       

    • September 16, 2019 9:30 PM EDT
    • We have been lucky enough to have ridden it 3 times now, as a tourist railroad.  On one trip our section of the trail went out to Fraser and back instead of turning back at the top of the pass at the border.

      Nice long ride out there but really not much to see.  

      As for the model locomotives, I wouldn't want one but I know a lot of folks are interested in them, I think the price could create a breathing issue.

    • September 16, 2019 9:06 PM EDT
    • I rode the WP&Y a couple times as a kid, back when it went clear to Whitehorse and hauled more than tourists.   Kind of hope they'll open that part of the line back up again.

    • September 16, 2019 6:53 PM EDT
    • Aaron Loyet said:

      wondered how long before someone made them. bet that will come with a hefty price 

      Why ??

       

       

       

      Is there that much of a market for them ??

    • September 16, 2019 6:40 PM EDT
    • As posted on MLS

       

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      Hello,


      After several requests we've decide to produce this model also in scale 1/20.3.


      Best regards,


      Ed

    • September 16, 2019 6:37 PM EDT
    • The pricing is 1800 Euros (dummy) to 2450 Euros ($2,700, DCC and sound,) and I didn't see any indication there were doing different scales.  As the body is moulded plastic, I doubt very much it is anything but 1:22.5?  The price includes 21% VAT (sales tax.) I wonder if they support export without the sales tax, as the Brits do? 

      Edit: appears they do, so multiply by 0.826. (1/1.21).   

    • September 16, 2019 6:32 PM EDT
    • wondered how long before someone made them. bet that will come with a hefty price 

    • September 17, 2019 6:49 PM EDT
    • IRON SPIKE CEREMONY SEPTEMBER 15, 2019

      Held an Iron Spike Ceremony at the last track section installed today completing the 300 foot double-loop mainlines. This included assemblying four more LGB truss bridges for the two eight foot spans for the inner loop.  Now I need to work on the railyard design and installation and also assemblying about 10 Piko buildings for it. 

      See the Iron Spike photos I took this morning after I put the last two Split Jaw railclamps together, then laid more gravel over the new loop to make it look like a real railroad rails.  I didn't have a "gold" that are expensive so I used a real railroad spike I found on a section of track in Charlottesville, Virginia.  I've also posted these photos on my Website.

       

    • September 17, 2019 11:25 AM EDT
    • Joe, there were detailed pictures on Gscalecentral.com .... this locomotive is not designed to pull heavy loads... motor, axle bearings,  gears are all lightweight.

       

      As a comparision, the smaller Aristo diesels use the same ball bearing (on the axles) motor block as their larger 2 axle diesels (except the GP40).

       

      USAT does not use ball bearings, but large bronze sleeve bearings, which seem to hold up well, but the weight of the loco is taken up by sleeve bearings in the journals which do wear measurably.

       

      Greg

    • September 17, 2019 6:17 AM EDT
    • A bit of a tangent, but here's a 25 tonner with interesting details in use at/by GE itself a few years ago, https://www.railpictures.net/photo/636298/

    • September 16, 2019 10:38 PM EDT
    • Joe, in general, anything that inexpensive won't have ball bearings on the axles, and for sure not on the motor.

       

      This is a lightweight loco, won't pull much. Saw one in the flesh this weekend.

       

      Greg

    • September 16, 2019 8:49 PM EDT
    • Joe,

      Do you mean external thrust bearings on the motor shaft?  If so I pulled mine apart (the Cleaner variant) for troubleshooting some time ago, and, no it does not.

       

      Eric

    • September 16, 2019 6:56 PM EDT
    • Does anyone know if the Piko 25 Tonner has ball bearings? 

      If it doesn't have ball bearings, does it have any kind of bearings?

      Thank you for your help.

    • September 17, 2019 10:30 AM EDT
    • Mark if you think of something about this please let me know, I found a flathead ford engine one eBay that looks pretty cool, Bill

    • September 16, 2019 6:50 PM EDT
    • I remember reading it also, but I sure can't find it.  I do seem to remember that its topic title was a bit misleading (at least in my view and recollection). 

    • September 16, 2019 3:51 PM EDT
    • Believe someone was looking for a dummy engine to put into a rail bus so they could leave the hood off or open, anyone remember who it was?  

    • September 16, 2019 4:57 PM EDT
    • Easy to find, but still a bit spendy for me. Although the cost has come down some.