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    • November 19, 2020 5:50 PM EST
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      I did replace the protection board, as it did keep playing up. (I started another thread under Electronics.) These are individual protection boards, designed to be used for one individual cell. As you can see I coupled them in serial mode.

       

       

      This set-up seemed to work better, so I put it together and took it to Jack's Calusa Creek.

       

       

      (Sorry for the additional background in the first part.) The sound is Mylocosound Lite Diesel option 2, Rustom Hornsby 4-cylinder.

       

      So it is done. Just need to tidy up the wires, make a [something] to hide the reversing switch on the roof, add the driver and her seat (it got broken when I was moving the battery under the front, and I think her legs are no longer going to fit,) and glue in the windows.

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    • November 28, 2020 1:55 PM EST
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      A few final pics.  The interior got some tweaks and lots of flat black paint.  The driver now has a control box with handle - don't ask me if it is the brake or the throttle.

       

       

      The reversing switch on the roof got a vent, complete with nbws and other additions.

       

       

      The windows are glued in, and the door still slides, revealing the huge engine cover (!)

       

       

      And that's it. The wires inside are slightly visible from close-up, but otherwise I'm quite pleased with it.

       

       

      (Did I mention that Ozark has no idea that this kit is still on their website?) Next up is a Banta boxcab on a Bachmann Davenport, once I have fixed the batteries in the steam donkey.

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        Pete

    • November 28, 2020 2:38 PM EST

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      Pete Thornton said:

        The driver now has a control box with handle - don't ask me if it is the brake or the throttle.

       


       

      Suppose that is the only option since you cut off her legs !

    • November 28, 2020 4:23 PM EST
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      (Did I mention that Ozark has no idea that this kit is still on their website?)

      Does that mean it is still available? I couldn't find it.

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      "If I ever go looking for my heart's desire again, I won't look any further than my own backyard. Because if it isn't there, I never really lost it to begin with." - L. Frank Baum

    • November 28, 2020 6:05 PM EST
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      Does that mean it is still available? I couldn't find it.

      Right. For some obscure reason their new 'shopify' website has the page but it isn't linked on the list of kits. This is it - you have to google for it!

      https://ozarkminiatures.com/products/backwoods-diesel-engine-kit

      I just ordered it on that page and it turned up a week later.  That was last May 2020.

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    • November 28, 2020 6:12 PM EST
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      Years ago I could just call the house to get that question answered! I would order it and hope.  I got something once That wasn’t in the newest catalogue but was still on the shelf.

    • November 28, 2020 11:20 PM EST

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      Awesome little loco! I like the blue color too.

    • November 29, 2020 12:10 AM EST
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      Pete,

      This little thing is a HOOT!  Love it!

       

      Eric

    • November 29, 2020 8:59 AM EST
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      Pete,

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      Obviously the Box Cab can earn its keep.  Great sound!  Thanks for the build log.

    • November 29, 2020 6:26 PM EST

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      Ric Golding said:

      Pete,

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      Obviously the Box Cab can earn its keep.  Great sound!  Thanks for the build log.

       

      You and Pete obviously come from the same" box cab" family that likes to cut off the engineers legs !   I'm not old enough for that just yet ....I think ?

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