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    • December 11, 2017 12:23 PM EST
      • Smoggy L.A., Left Coast
         
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      I really need a battery powered engine for this, as running a power cord across the yard is less than ideal. 

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    • December 11, 2017 3:06 PM EST
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      Or  wind up one.

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    • December 11, 2017 5:12 PM EST
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      Not if its a fast as my Marx windups, go flying across the driveway 

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    • December 12, 2017 4:20 PM EST
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      Best part of this is that so far I haven't spent a dime on this, everything used was either recycled or just laying around 

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    • December 13, 2017 5:29 AM EST
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      Mick would be proud.

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    • December 13, 2017 12:19 PM EST
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      You can't beat those kinds of constructions!

    • December 13, 2017 1:56 PM EST
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      Mik, just Mik, not Mick... just keeping his memory...

       

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    • January 4, 2018 4:03 PM EST
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      See what happens when you have brain surgery. You miss everything. I had no idea you were building this.

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    • January 4, 2018 4:16 PM EST
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      Vic Smith said:

      I really need a battery powered engine for this, as running a power cord across the yard is less than ideal. 

      I was able to cram one of these Viper ESC into the lil hauler tank loco with i believe either 9v or 12v volts of lithium Ion batteries. Can't remember how many cells I got in there. Runs fast enough and there is room for it. The ESC fits up in the steam dome and the batteries are in the tank. No need for a tender.

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    • January 4, 2018 4:18 PM EST
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      Vic Smith said:

      I really need a battery powered engine for this, as running a power cord across the yard is less than ideal. 

       

      Why not use a small batter thats 4-5 volts and then do a simple on off switch or try the loco genie for O scale.  I did that on my Davenport and it works great.

       

    • January 4, 2018 4:59 PM EST
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      Updates to the buildings, added roofing, and window and door trim to help give them some scale....and yes, those really are just big chunks of 4x4s. 

       

       

      I build outdoors, I build to last. ...and yes this is the level of craftsmanship you can expect for this years Challenge 

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    • January 4, 2018 5:36 PM EST
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      Looking great so far.  I only got the tracks secured on mine.  Will have to wait till spring now but I did manage to spruce it up.

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    • January 4, 2018 7:18 PM EST
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      Shawn you need to make your Snowman move, hours of fun!

       

      This post was edited by Vic Smith at January 4, 2018 7:18 PM EST
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    • February 12, 2018 6:04 PM EST
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      Latest additions to the Barrel of Fum, the 2018 Mik's Building Challenge Hole in the Head mine is added, along with a couple little extras and some succulents as color.

       

       

       

       

      this last pic is my favorite, it's nothing elaborate but I can't help but smile a wide grin whenever I look at this photo.

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    • February 12, 2018 6:10 PM EST
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         You did it again, Vic. People may or may not like micros, but no one can deny that you got style!

       

       

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