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    • June 28, 2018 2:24 PM EDT
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      VW Rail Bus

      Assembled from a 1/24th scale VW microbus and a motor block from a Bachmann trolley. And I have plenty of space for a small DCC decoder...

       

       

    • June 28, 2018 3:01 PM EDT
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      You got a Porsche engine in that beast! Seems quick!

      Nice job.

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • June 28, 2018 3:13 PM EDT
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      As a matter of fact the VW bus uses the same engine as the Porsche 914...

    • June 28, 2018 3:57 PM EDT
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      John Caughey said:

      You got a Porsche engine in that beast! Seems quick!

      Nice job.My wife and I had a 1971 VW bus purchased new in '71. Did all our camping in it and went as far the Florida Keys with it and up into the Smokies. Gone 6 weeks in 1972. The stock engine crapped out when we got home and replaced the engine with a new Porsche truck engine. Finally sold the bus in 1976. We loved that bus! Wish we had it now :).

    • June 28, 2018 4:00 PM EDT
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      Does it include shovels and rakes and implements of destruction?  (10 points if you get the reference, 20 if you don't google it)

    • June 28, 2018 4:22 PM EDT
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      No implements of destruction, but they have twenty-seven eight-by-ten color glossy photographs, with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one explaining what each one was, to be used as evidence against us.

      This post was edited by Daniel Collins at July 31, 2018 9:33 AM EDT
    • June 28, 2018 4:29 PM EDT
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      I hung out with the Split window crowd and drove a friend around in hers. The Porsche set up was an upgrade we all wished we had, but then again as bad as her steering box was.... under powered was fine.

      I'll be over here on the group W bench. (no search necessary)

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • June 28, 2018 5:49 PM EDT
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      Chris Kieffer said:

      Does it include shovels and rakes and implements of destruction?  (10 points if you get the reference, 20 if you don't google it)

      I got Daniel's but wasn't sure this came from the same place so I had to google it. . .  so I only claim 10 points and 1/2 ton of garbage.

      This post was edited by Pete Thornton at June 28, 2018 8:10 PM EDT
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    • June 28, 2018 9:27 PM EDT
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      Nice work Dan, looks and runs good!

    • June 29, 2018 11:42 AM EDT
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      Arlo Guthrie Jr, Alice's Restaurant Massacree [sic] ,

       

      "twenty-seven 8-by-10 color glossy pictures with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one"

       

      https://ia800609.us.archive.org/26/items/AlicesRestaurant_752/01AlicesRestaurantMassacree.ogg

       

      Greg

      This post was edited by Greg Elmassian at June 29, 2018 12:02 PM EDT
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    • June 29, 2018 12:11 PM EDT
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      After watching Daniel's video a couple of times it occurs to me that it should be set to the "chase" music from the Benny Hill Show.

       

      Try it. Turn off the sound on Daniels's video and run this on new tab. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDi83T4wEf8

       

      The chase vid is longer so start it first then come back here and run the VW vid.

       

      Or maybe it is just me. Either way it is a great conversion Daniel.

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      Boomer

       

      These Bachmann connies are great but you gotta hit'em jusssst rightttt!

       

    • June 29, 2018 12:30 PM EDT
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      Thanks. I did it for my daughter who is a vintage VW fan. So, in the interest of father-daughter relations , she's coming up here tomorrow, so before then I have to tell her that someone offered me money for it, so I sold it at a profit and shipped it out today...

    • June 29, 2018 5:09 PM EDT
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      Dan,

      I think you made a big mistake!

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    • June 30, 2018 5:30 PM EDT
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      Nice work. Does it have a Kadee on it?

    • June 30, 2018 6:37 PM EDT
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      Daniel Collins said:

      As a matter of fact the VW bus uses the same engine as the Porsche 914...

      Well yes and no.......however your bus looks like it might have the 914 6 in it or perhaps it's a Corvair swap but I hope you flipped the differential ring gear or you will have 4 speeds in reverse.

       

      I don't miss the D-jetronic (used to work on a fair amount of aging aircooled stuff back in the day) 

       

       

      Nice work I love it!

      This post was edited by " Rooster " at June 30, 2018 6:39 PM EDT
    • June 30, 2018 8:43 PM EDT
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      My first car was a 914 with the 1.8L 4-cylinder in it. Pain in the neck car, but I miss it.

    • August 3, 2018 3:37 PM EDT
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      My father-in-law was a locksmith for L.A. School District and always ran the Porsche engine in his bus. It's amazing how much weight a locksmith carries!

    • August 7, 2018 8:47 AM EDT
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      Nice job on that VW rail bus.  

       

      Do post another video soon so we can see it closer up.

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