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    • July 2, 2019 9:47 PM EDT
    • " Rooster " said:



      Note the ankle band which limits me. Already seeing good suggestions with this thread!


      Takes me a while, but I just got it that Rooster was referring to the band on the chicken. For all this time, I thought he was speaking to the shoe straps on the kid. 


      But the really weird thing in this picture is the kid's right hand being shaped like a moray eel, that's creepy. Oops, can't say that; his moray eel hand was "Special." 


      Hmm, he's wearing girl's shoes, but I suppose that was the fashion then...


      Other than that, what could possibly be remarkable in this photo?


      Sorry, I sense that I'm drifting off topic...  

    • July 2, 2019 10:59 AM EDT
    • Eric just sent you another link for a playmobil one, little more money but this on has the motor with it, Bill

    • July 2, 2019 2:45 AM EDT
    • Naturally, I finally decide to try e-Bay, and the STAINZ chassis in question sold between coming home from work and finishing least I am resolved on a way forward....

    • June 30, 2019 10:49 PM EDT
    • Update:


      After walking away from this project, I think the logical way forward is to find a motor block and marry the shell to it.  Nothing else solves the issue of rods / gear, and even the powered tender does not solve the issue of the have I have cut / ripped / ground the lower hull of this thing the point there is no guarantee it would work. As for the battery, charger, DPDT switch, etc., already bought for this project, I am going to use them on the kids' LGB Christmas m2075, so neither the parts nor experience will go to waste.


      To that end, I saw a "Stainz" chassis, sans motor, on e-Bay (Yes, Bill, I am finally going to risk e-Bay.) for ~$30.  Given this is and LGB bit, I know motors and sundry parts will be available, so it seemed like a better bet than the PLAYMOBIL chassis and some of the other motor blocks I've been eyeing.  I know this will be an imperfect fit, but it'll also add to that "assembled from various parts" look that was a going in argument.  Before I seek the funds release from CINCHOUSE, can anyone think of reason this would not work?






    • July 2, 2019 7:35 PM EDT
    • That works! It looks like a right and proper working locomotive now.

    • July 2, 2019 1:27 PM EDT
    • David Marconi,FOGCH said:

      Nice repaint and welcome aboard

      I have to admit I didn't see the brown that was mentioned


      Look at the tender frame. 

    • July 2, 2019 6:54 AM EDT
    • Nice repaint and welcome aboard

      I have to admit I didn't see the brown that was mentioned

    • July 2, 2019 12:17 AM EDT
    • Welcome...and HOLY SMOKES!

    • July 1, 2019 8:24 PM EDT
    • Welcome. Nicely done. I am looking forward to progress reports.

    • July 1, 2019 8:23 PM EDT
    • Welcome Mikael

    • July 1, 2019 7:50 PM EDT
    • Welcome to the Forum Mikael.  Very nice repaint on the Mogul.

    • July 1, 2019 6:52 PM EDT
    • Hi all, I started the repaint and fixing up of my mogul.

      The first step was a thorough cleaning with automotive pre-prep.

      Then, after masking the windows and some of the texts, I removed most of the factory texts and numbers, I airbrush painted with Model Master acrylic paint "engine black" and "Grimy black".
      The wood got some "Rail tie brown".

      The tender texts are Woodland scenics dry transfers.

      I used one of my custom printed decals as well.

      The cab sides got the numbers transfered with a pencil.

      I then brush painted the numbers with white acrylic paint.

      Now some weathering left to do.

    • June 30, 2019 8:24 PM EDT
    • I have one of those LGB battery jobs, worst engine ever. It can barely pull itself, derailed every two feet, then stopped working entirely. I would try testing it with a cleaner car, betcha a dollar it will just spin it's wheels in place.

    • June 30, 2019 6:09 PM EDT
    • Bill,


      We have this little LGB Christmas set.  The sound card / IR receiver was distressingly finicky and ultimately short lived (~2 years of weekly service).  I'd recommend just removing it and putting in a DPDT switch (my own project after our bridge) and simply dispense with the remote.  Beyond the idiosyncrasy of the remote, this little thing should do fine in service as a MOW vehicle. 




      P.S. Whether you use it or sell it, its ultimate owner will do well to get rechargeable batteries.   The little LGB battery powered 2075 positively drinks them down.

    • June 30, 2019 4:48 PM EDT
    • Let us know how it cleans, I've got this new battery powered one from a Christmas set that I put on Facebookcontroller but maybe I'll just use it to pull around a cleaner carengine

    • June 29, 2019 8:53 PM EDT
    • Daniel,


      We love it on our little RR.  The handrails are a bit fragile, and, of all things, the battery holder failed (PIKO replaced it free of charge and threw in an extra circuit board.  They offered to pay for the shipping  if I had it to send it back.).  My review is here:  PIKO Clean Machine -- A Tropical Take.  I would love to see what skilled 'bashers can do to this very clean little engin


      Ours, Diesel Dan, is cutting circles now ready for the "heavies" to come out this evening while we work on a new bridge.  



    • June 29, 2019 7:31 PM EDT
    • I was given a Visa gift card, and with nothing else on the list, I put it toward a Piko Clean Machine from Trainworld. Now I just have to wait for it to get here so I can see how well it does on my track.

    • June 26, 2019 7:46 PM EDT
    • I by chance have two. I maybe willing to part with one. PM Me.



    • June 26, 2019 7:24 PM EDT
    • They used to have one. I bought 2 of them and put one on my Connie. 

      They must have discontinued them.

    • June 26, 2019 5:21 PM EDT
    • Bachmann parts does not show a snow plow for this unit.  Does anyone make one to add to the front?