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    • October 8, 2020 6:34 PM EDT
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      More Railtrucks

      You may have noticed the photo I posted of my 1940s truck with the NENG Model T railtruck:

       

       

      I was putting it back on the shelf when it occurred to me that it had been on the shelf for years, and I didn't have a layout to use it on. I had a set of Slaters small wheels left over from the Model T and countless larger wheels. Could it become a railtruck??  So I turned it over and unscrewed the back and front axles, and propped it up on a regular back axle and a mockup front.

       

       

      The front truck looked a bit squashed, and I vaguely remembered seeing a photo of a railcar with one pair of wheels out front. So off came the plastic bumper and with a few clips I had an elongated front truck mockup.

       

       

      I couldn't resist posing it with my Model T, and the Bachmann railtruck sitting on my other shelf. It would work better as a standard gauge truck, as the back wheels end up between the frame rails. But no reason a narrow gauge railtruck shouldn't have outside journals on the back?

       

      Now to figure out if I have any kind of suitable power unit. I don't think a Faller 3V motor will do.

      This post was edited by Pete Thornton at October 16, 2020 8:25 AM EDT
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    • October 8, 2020 7:33 PM EDT
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      Nifty truck!

    • October 9, 2020 1:39 PM EDT
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      Jim Rowson said:

      Nifty truck!

      Yes, but I just remembered I haven't upgraded my Emily to a Single yet - the kit from Smallbrook is sitting in the bon awaiting my attention. The truck will have to wait.

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        Pete

    • October 14, 2020 5:30 PM EDT
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      I had wanted a railtruck after seeing a Bachmann version at a local shop.  It was priced too high and after reading online about some of the problems with this unit, I skipped it.  Then I came across this LGB version and grabbed it.  I had to hide the Revolution receiver inside a large crate in the truck bed and adding LEDs into the headlights and  rear light made it and interesting project.

       

      Edited in a futile attempt to learn how to insert photos here.  Also how to delete those thumbnails if I do get the hang of it.

      This post was edited by VictoriaDave at October 21, 2020 2:34 PM EDT
    • October 14, 2020 6:08 PM EDT
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      Great pictures from every one!  Some very fine work.

      I love the rail trucks - probably because they are just fun to bring out to whatever type of session you are running - just put them on the track and go.

      Well done.

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      Bruce

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    • October 14, 2020 9:48 PM EDT

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      Bruce;

       

      Not a rail truck, but along the same principal.

       

      Motor is in the trailer.  VW beetle is a 1:24 diecast.  Aristo wheels.

       

      Cheers, David Meashey

    • October 15, 2020 8:22 AM EDT
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      That's cool, David.  

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