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    • January 12, 2021 1:10 AM EST
      • Kailua, HI
         
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      Selfishly, I am voting for the m2076, as it may inform our own project.  Starting with just the shell, a year or so ago, and with a kind parts donation from Rooster, we brought one back to life by marrying it to a STAINZ as you may recall:

      I am eyeballing a battery-powered chassis from Smallbrook studios for a go at our next one.  We've gotten a bit better at modeling, and I am anxious to see what "Round Two" could produce!  Need the overtime, first, to get that chassis!

       

      Eric

    • January 12, 2021 4:52 AM EST
      • Bundaberg, Queensland Australia
         
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      I started dismantling the side rod diesel because it should be the easiest (famous last words???)

      All the is required is bit of a dismantle and a repaint to get it looking like an Australian sugar cane diesel, what problems could that throw up????? 

      As all the electronics have fallen in a heap after the double sided tape failed, I am treating this as a deep level maintenance task, repairing any faults plus the respray.

      The 2076 is shaping up to be a total rewire with R/C and sound and a body configuration change.

      The Garrett is sitting in the "it's too hard" basket till I get a "roundtoit"

      When the weather cools off later the sugar mill will be the main focus but that will be a major job that I will throw all resources at.

       

      For battery power why not just re wire the chassis you have, its not that hard all you really need is some side cutters, a soldering iron and a few bits to cross to the dark side of battery R/C young padawan.

      On my blog is the build log of how I did the stainz, all conversions are basically the same its just the body shape that varies. 

      The dark side calls  

    • January 12, 2021 5:21 AM EST
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      Howzat?

       

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    • January 12, 2021 2:25 PM EST
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      Ken Brunt said:

      Howzat?

       

      Thanks looks like I now have to think of another excuse to leave it on the shelf 

      This post was edited by GAP at January 12, 2021 2:26 PM EST
    • January 12, 2021 5:15 PM EST
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    • January 13, 2021 12:21 AM EST
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      GAP,

       

      I should be more clear.  The picture above was something we brought back from the dead already.  That 2075 shell (Komaka Iki / Little Thomas)  was from an LGB battery powered set I got in 1976 that I played to death by 1980!  

      The next 2075 shell in line is from a similar LGB battery-powered set the crew recieved in 2015.  It never worked well.  It barely has the torque to pull the thing through a curve.  The IR controller gave out in ~6 months.  The motor took on the bad habit of dislodging istelf.  The loco limped along about 5 years, in and out of service, as I fiddled to keep the motor in place.  To be fair, this set was probably never designed for more than a few trips around the tree each year, but, still... Anyway, this is the one that will get a battery powered chassis.  

       

      Eric

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