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    • November 7, 2019 8:46 PM EST
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      Jan's Rail Buggy

      http://largescalecentral.com/filesharing/file/view/14418/1911071-rail-buggy-jpg

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      Yes guys,once again I need someone to help turn this file in to a picture.  Thanks in advance for any help given.  Yes, this is Ric posting on Jan's site because her Freight Shed has space.

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      Anyway, this is Jan's new toy.  She bought it from Roger Caiazza at the Finger Lakes Live Steamers.  Yes, it ran or runs on 4 3/4 inch track, which is 1 inch scale.

      Finger Lakes Live Steamers has that, Ridge Live Steamers outside Dundee, Florida doesn't. 

    • November 7, 2019 8:57 PM EST
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      Jan Golding said:

      http://largescalecentral.com/filesharing/file/view/14418/1911071-rail-buggy-jpg

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      Yes guys,once again I need someone to help turn this file in to a picture.  Thanks in advance for any help given.  Yes, this is Ric posting on Jan's site because her Freight Shed has space.

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      Anyway, this is Jan's new toy.  She bought it from Roger Caiazza at the Finger Lakes Live Steamers.  Yes, it ran or runs on 4 3/4 inch track, which is 1 inch scale.

      Finger Lakes Live Steamers has that, Ridge Live Steamers outside Dundee, Florida doesn't. 

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    • November 7, 2019 9:29 PM EST
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      Jan's question to her wanting to run the unit at Ridge Live Steamers in Florida during the Winter was, "Ric, you can make that changeable, right?" 

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      The unit was built by a Rich Mock of the Tonawanda Creek Model Engineers and the Mud Creek Live Steamers.  The original railroad was the Weehawkin, Hoboken & Troy from a 1948 book called "Little Hank" about Hank the Hand Car.  A copy of the book came with the engine.

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      So, this is what I've been working on lately.  With help from a local welding shop, put a new axle under the rear end and made the rear wheels adjustable from 4.75 inches between the rails to 7.25 and 7.5 inches.  The front wheel change has been accomplished with different trucks for the 3 track sizes in the 2 scales of 1 inch and 1.5 inch scales.  The former front fenders were put over the rear wheels, as the new rear fenders.  And new front fenders were constructed.  Also installed a battery charger and L.E.D. lights both front and rear, plus ditch lights. Also installed new couplers for both scales and a hand held throttle, plus new switches for direction and to control the L.E.D's.  If you haven't checked out -

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      www.SuperbrightLED.com

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      I think you'll find it interesting.

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      Final touch up of paint, re-lettering for the Kaskaskia Valley Railway and signage is going on, while we are in route to the track at the Ridge Live Steamers in Dundee, Florida.  

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      Fun project.  More pictures to follow once it proves itself going down the track.  Maybe I'll eventually remember how to get pictures from my phone to LSC. 

       

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    • November 7, 2019 9:31 PM EST
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      Thanks Joe!!!

    • November 8, 2019 3:08 AM EST
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      Very........cute...............

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    • November 8, 2019 9:56 AM EST
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      Ken Brunt said:

      Very........cute...............

      I've always thought so.  But I'm very prejudice.    She's a little crazy to put up with me, but I think the buggy is going to be fun, too.

    • November 8, 2019 10:21 AM EST
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      Nice buggy.....               

    • November 8, 2019 8:25 PM EST
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      Send me the buggy! I'll fix it up for Aunt Jan .....it already has ditch lites which is probably why she bought it anyway!

    • November 13, 2019 9:11 PM EST
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      http://largescalecentral.com/filesharing/file/view/14447/1911131-rail-buggy-jpg

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      Yes, it runs on 7.5 inch track.  Windy, overcast and a cold front made it drop to high 50's, today.  However, the Rail Buggy had to go around the track a couple of times at the Ridge Live Steamers outside Dundee, Florida.

    • November 13, 2019 9:29 PM EST
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      Yep, still struggling to show pictures.  Thanks in advance for help, getting it to show.

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      This was the big test, was the idea going to work.  Yep, it was successful.  So now I guess the next test is will it still run on the 4 3/4 inch track and then

      7.25 inch needs to be tested, also.  Next part of this project is getting couplers to line up for both 1 inch and 1.5 inch scale, both front and rear.  It came with a 1 inch scale height coupler on the rear and I added the 1.5 inch coupler on the front.  They have to follow the IBLS standards to match everyone else.

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      http://ibls.org/mediawiki/index.php?title=IBLS_Coupler_and_Safety_Chain_Standards

       

       

       

    • November 13, 2019 9:53 PM EST
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      That's just too cool, Ric.

      This post was edited by Dan Hilyer at November 14, 2019 9:24 AM EST
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    • November 14, 2019 2:44 AM EST
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      Jan Golding said:
      Yes, it runs on 7.5 inch track.  Windy, overcast and a cold front made it drop to high 50's, today.  However, the Rail Buggy had to go around the track a couple of times at the Ridge Live Steamers outside Dundee, Florida.

      Yup, it went from 70 to 35 here in 24 hours. 

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