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    • March 5, 2014 10:39 PM EST
      • Pleasanton, California
         
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      I was inspired to build a Track Inspection Car after seeing Jerry Rangers Hubley Phaeton post last year.  Mine is the Hubley 1928 Ford Model A Woody Wagon.  The kit was collecting dust and a perfect candidate for this project.

       

      http://freightsheds.largescalecentral.com/users/ddevoto/TIC1.jpg

       

      The motor block is out of and old Aristo B unit.

       

      http://freightsheds.largescalecentral.com/users/ddevoto/TIC2.jpg

       

      I cut the motor block down to a one drive wheel unit.

       

       

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      Next I had to make power pick ups  and am using DCC.

       

      http://freightsheds.largescalecentral.com/users/ddevoto/TIC5.jpg

       

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      More to come, I have a headache from trying to remember picture posting procedure!

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      Dan DeVoto

      P-Town & West Side R.R.

      Pleasanton, California

      https://www.youtube.com/danstrains

    • March 5, 2014 11:43 PM EST

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      Very interesting project! I would not have guessed that an Aristo motor block could be cut down so small.

       



    • March 6, 2014 4:38 AM EST
      • Kirby Cross, England
         
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      Looking very nice Dan, I've had a few problems with the dcc chip in the Phaeton over heating as I had to fit it under the hood. Looks like you have a fair bit more space in the woody.

    • March 6, 2014 6:45 AM EST
      • Right here 'X', Pa
         
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      Looks interesting. I'll keep an eye on this.

    • March 6, 2014 8:44 AM EST
      • Kirkville, NY
         
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      Ya know, I shouldn't have even looked at this project cause everytime I do it leads to yet another project I probably will never finish, have this one in my sights so I will be watching this build



      btw if anyone knows what model truck this is can you shoot me a pm with a model/make



      This post was edited by Mark Dashnaw at March 6, 2014 9:48 AM EST
    • March 6, 2014 10:11 AM EST
      • Pleasanton, California
         
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      Ray,

      The motor block supports the motor at each end of the can, so it was easy to eliminate the gear and wheel at one end.

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      P-Town & West Side R.R.

      Pleasanton, California

      https://www.youtube.com/danstrains

    • March 6, 2014 10:13 AM EST
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      Very cool.  I have one of these kits, I might have to do this, too.  

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    • March 6, 2014 10:15 AM EST
      • Pleasanton, California
         
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      Jerry,

      I'm posting more photos the show the decoder in the back of the woody.  Yes, lots of room for decoder and Phoenix sound.

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      Dan DeVoto

      P-Town & West Side R.R.

      Pleasanton, California

      https://www.youtube.com/danstrains

    • March 6, 2014 11:07 AM EST
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      I think I've got my photo posting strength back, so here's more.  Painting really brings the beauty out in this model.

       

      http://freightsheds.largescalecentral.com/users/ddevoto/TIC8.jpg

       

      The front truck is a New Bright, from the junk box, with LGB 20mm wheels.  It is the only truck of a small size I could find. The wood finish is to replicate Burled Mahogany a "Custom Option" in 1928.

       

      http://freightsheds.largescalecentral.com/users/ddevoto/TIC9.jpg

       

      Original plastic wheels are still on the truck.

       

      http://freightsheds.largescalecentral.com/users/ddevoto/TIC10.jpg

       

      This is the Digitrax install. I used Velcro to for easy removal.  The windows will be blacked out to hide the electronics.

       

      http://freightsheds.largescalecentral.com/users/ddevoto/TIC11.jpg

       

      The decoder is mounted on Formica as an insulator.  Small super magnets keep the tailgate closed.  The front seat is also mounted using Velcro.

       

      http://freightsheds.largescalecentral.com/users/ddevoto/TIC12.jpg

       

      The cow catcher was a "head scratcher" but finally came up with a plan. The base is K&S 3/16 rectangle box tube. K&S 3/32 rod for the outer and center supports and 1/16 tube for the rest. I have a 300watt Weller gun that makes soldering brass quick and easy.  It also works well soldering track outside.

       

      http://freightsheds.largescalecentral.com/users/ddevoto/TIC13.jpg

       

      http://freightsheds.largescalecentral.com/users/ddevoto/TIC14.jpg

       

      Here's the  Track Inspection Car in action.  I had to cut 1/3s off of my poor B-Man to sit correctly.  The light is a 5mm warm white LED. 

       

      http://freightsheds.largescalecentral.com/users/ddevoto/TIC15.jpg

       

      The spare "tire" is not a joke, I was a Boy Scout, so I always go prepared!

       

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      Well, now I can sit back and run it!

       

       

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      Dan DeVoto

      P-Town & West Side R.R.

      Pleasanton, California

      https://www.youtube.com/danstrains

    • March 6, 2014 11:10 AM EST
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      Nice touch with the spare. :)

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    • March 6, 2014 11:15 AM EST
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      No thanks on the one having to try and replace that spare irl



    • March 6, 2014 11:40 AM EST
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      We need a video of that thang runnin........;)

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    • March 6, 2014 11:48 AM EST
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      Ken,

      That's in the works.

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      Dan DeVoto

      P-Town & West Side R.R.

      Pleasanton, California

      https://www.youtube.com/danstrains

    • March 6, 2014 12:46 PM EST
      • Kirby Cross, England
         
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      Really nice !!!!!! Well done Dan

    • March 6, 2014 12:55 PM EST
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      Work nice! 

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    • March 6, 2014 12:57 PM EST
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      Great job, thanks for sharing.

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    • March 6, 2014 2:59 PM EST
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      That is awesome! I have a hubley body with no axles or wheels. I was gonna use it for a garage scene but now you have me thinking. never good!

       

      thanks for sharing.

       

      Terry

    • March 6, 2014 4:17 PM EST
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      Fantastic lookin' unit !!

       

      will bump it over to some other hubley/ g world fans. 

       

      doug c

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    • March 7, 2014 5:12 AM EST
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      Impressive finish.The 'wood' body really stands out

    • March 7, 2014 5:59 AM EST
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      Very well done. Thanks for sharing your build.

      This post was edited by Frank Bailey at March 7, 2014 2:52 PM EST
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