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    • April 2, 2020 4:47 PM EDT
    • Tyco or Mantua. Sorry no boxes, but if you can use it them I'll dig out what I have in a couple of months,,,, I start a long term radiation low dose plan next week 

    • April 2, 2020 9:59 AM EDT
    • John Caughey said:

      Need a General with the motor in the tender and a ball drive to the loco? And a Pluto Water refer? Bought in 1960.



      I do have a box full of the old IHC/Riverrossi 4-4-0s that I hope to remotor and DCC equip. But I haven't worked out all the details on them yet. As for the Tyco General, I have stolen the drivers off of 2 of them to use on a 10 wheeler rebuild that I am also working on.

    • April 2, 2020 9:56 AM EDT
    • So now I am working on the one I really wanted to make since I started resurrecting these old engines. I am trying to model the Hooterville Cannonball. I hope to be starting a new thread on her soon.


      I can't wait to hear what that NMRA snob has to say when she goes trundling around the club set up at the next show.

    • April 2, 2020 9:53 AM EDT
    • Need a General with the motor in the tender and a ball drive to the loco? And a Pluto Water refer? Bought in 1960.

    • April 2, 2020 9:51 AM EDT
    • For the March show with the South Hills Model Railroad club I had another one running, unfortunately I didn't get a good picture of "Old Squeaky"

      She is the one in the center.


      On all but the first one I got running, I routed the DCC wires through the tender floor, so that the wires going from the tender to the locomotive could be kept low, and mimic the water and air lines that go between the tender and locomotive on 1:1 steam engines.


      This is how I modified the tender frames to route the wires.


    • April 2, 2020 9:45 AM EDT
    • For the February show I added 2 more to my roster.




      Ok, that one is actually a Mantua Mogul, but its based on the Tyco tenwheeler.



    • April 2, 2020 9:42 AM EDT
    • At the November Greenburg show, one of the former members of our NMRA FreMo group, made comments about how I should not be allowed to run that old Tyco junk on the club's scale model railroad. At the time I had 2 Tyco 10 ten wheelers in operation. That spurred me into writing a letter to the editor of the local NMRA division newsletter. I explained that this hobby should embrace all who want to participate. I also explained that the show is for the enjoyment of the public, and many members of the public enjoy seeing the toys they played with as a child still working, and still being used. Several folks commented that they, or someone that they knew,  had that train when they were a child. I also commented that those who feel that more scale equipment should be run on the club set up, should get up off their chairs and participate, by running the equipment that they feel is appropriate. Yes, I was rather upset when I wrote the letter.  The editor published my letter, with a few minor edits, and posted a reply to the letter that explained that I am one of the 2 guys who work hard during set up to align and  connect the modules, hook up the power and Locolink, and put in the connecting rails. His response to my letter made me feel good. It's nice to be noticed.


      Since my outdoor railroad is currently dormant until I can solve the issue with deer trampling my garden railroad, I have been concentrating on my HO equipment. Yea, you guessed it, I am upgrading and equipping more Tyco 10 wheelers with DCC deoders.

    • March 25, 2020 8:42 PM EDT
    • John Bouck said:

      I'll take the blame for that, Devon. It was me that ventured into 7/8. Mike couldn't stand that I was the only one.


      Yes john I know. And now I have to have one. 

    • March 25, 2020 10:07 AM EDT
    • I'll take the blame for that, Devon. It was me that ventured into 7/8. Mike couldn't stand that I was the only one.


    • March 25, 2020 9:18 AM EDT
    • That darn Mike has a way of getting people addicted to things they had no intention of getting addicted too. Nice Dennis and nice job Mike.

    • March 23, 2020 3:20 PM EDT
    • That is correct John. I offer it as a kit with motor block, a kit without motor block, and third option fully assembled and painted.

    • March 23, 2020 1:24 PM EDT
    • Terry, I just talked to Mike and the kit comes with a motor block. Not to worry.

    • March 23, 2020 9:16 AM EDT
    • I still have a whole bunch of 7/8th scale bits and pieces donated to me by my dear pal Dick smith down in Port Orford - axes, jacks, oil-cans - stuff like that.  I'm minded to being a bunch back to Oregon with me next time we are over, and spread the love somewhat.


      I'll do an inventory check this evening and see what I have - maybe something there might catch your eyeball.


      Hmmm.  just had a look at that loco - not only is it pretty cute, but it's as cheap as a very cheap thing, easily undercutting the costy 7/8th scale stuff available here in UK by a considerably margin.  Sadly, it seems to have been designed around the USA Trains NW2 motor - not available here in UK, and USA Trains have a policy, it seems, of not shipping stuff here any more, possibly because it might be used by terrorists.  I have one of their little switchers that has been waiting around three years for parts, including a motor block, and I'm still waiting.

      I DO like it though....................




    • March 15, 2020 2:14 AM EDT
    • Fun!  I better not show this to Kid-zilla.  He loves little diesels, and I have enough projects!

    • March 14, 2020 8:42 AM EDT
    • Neat!

    • March 14, 2020 2:07 PM EDT
    • Chrome.  Windows Prof. 7.

    • March 14, 2020 11:19 AM EDT
    • Dennis,

      What browser are you using?   Microsoft Edge has problems with photos on this site.

    • March 13, 2020 10:28 PM EDT
    • Thank you, Pete.  A fellow list member just found my photos and put them on my other post.  So they are now visible.  Rather than repeat here after I learn from your instructions and the other assistance I've received, i'll leave it only on my other post.  Meanwhile, I'm keeping your instructions for when this comes up again.

      Thank you,