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Re: Trolley Projects
« Reply #30 on: May 30, 2016, 06:34:08 PM »
To continue from previous page...

First the interior and then the two done photos.





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Re: Trolley Projects
« Reply #31 on: May 30, 2016, 07:20:53 PM »
Nice model of an ugly prototype.  I suppose the walkway atop the hoods was OK for tending trolley poles, but it would have been taking your life in your hands to either step down to the coupler, or try to get across to the ladder on an adjacent car. 
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Re: Trolley Projects
« Reply #32 on: May 30, 2016, 07:31:35 PM »
Bob! Bob! Bob!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
       
            Very cool brother! You had me @ Trolley Projects. ha.  I've used the station drives before also, good idea.  Nice thread big B.  Keep up the great interesting pictorial. 
                   
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Re: Trolley Projects
« Reply #33 on: May 30, 2016, 07:54:02 PM »
Thom... Thanx for looking in......

James........ this locomotive would win the OSHA apoplectic award.

As far as I know, PE ran live poles all the way to the hinge and springs on the roof.

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Bob
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Re: Trolley Projects
« Reply #34 on: May 31, 2016, 09:21:30 AM »
Bob very nice work indeed.

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Re: Trolley Projects
« Reply #35 on: May 31, 2016, 11:44:40 AM »
"ECHO!"

Thanks,
Donato

Biding my time till I can start my layout and build nice stuff like all you folks .... (said with envy). :-)

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Re: Trolley Projects
« Reply #36 on: June 10, 2016, 11:50:58 AM »
I like trolleys also.  Am "dream"planning a very small trolley line in "downtown" wherever (whenever it happens).  Came across this piece of art that I thought exemplifies the nostalgia of the era.


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Biding my time till I can start my layout and build nice stuff like all you folks .... (said with envy). :-)

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Re: Trolley Projects
« Reply #37 on: June 10, 2016, 04:48:59 PM »
Got some time on this interurban...

This will win today's "It's ugly but it works!" award.

I will cover the wires and such with a piece of black construction paper arched over the decoder and motor.  It will be low enough that the car can be seen all the way through.  A divider wall will separate the freight area so that there is no view through the front all the way to the rear.

The power frame has a motor lights and a decoder assembled. It actually runs pretty well with a straight line acceleration in the base programing of the decoder.

The trucks were shown earlier and are ancient Kawai trucks with an integral fender.  They are so primitive that I had to use them.  I did replace the brass wheels with Precision Scale NS wheels.

The second photo is the super structure which still needs a LOT of work..... but it moves.

A list yet to go is: steps, lights, glass, lettering and roof detail.

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Bob



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Re: Trolley Projects
« Reply #38 on: June 10, 2016, 05:35:55 PM »
This is great stuff Bob.   ;D  I really enjoy what you're sharing with.  Thanks!

I also like the art piece Donato posted.   ;D 
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Re: Trolley Projects
« Reply #39 on: June 10, 2016, 06:12:08 PM »
Bob,

Ditto to what Bob said. I also see you are using a TCS WOW decoder. Great choice.

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Re: Trolley Projects
« Reply #40 on: June 10, 2016, 08:07:01 PM »
Bob


Great Engineering to get these pieces of art working again. Enjoying the thread.
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Re: Trolley Projects
« Reply #41 on: June 17, 2017, 02:12:04 AM »
So I set these projects aside for a long while.  I'm back at it and have some final stuff on the Sacramento Northern combine.

I changed my mind about a drive mechanism as I decided I wanted 8 wheel drive in addition to 8 wheel electric pickup.  I took a Proto 2000 SW 9 / 1200 loco and peeled off the superstructure.  I had used these drives in my trolley box motors and they are such solid runners I decided to use one for this model.  I'm going to use it in general service and pull some freight in ops sessions so it needs to be bullet proof.

I extended the frame by about an inch and an eighth to get it to fill the longer body shell.  I used brass channel stock and 0-80 screws.  I had to make up a longer drive shaft for the one end sooooooooooooooo  Northwest Short line to the rescue.



Here is the mounted shell less pilot and couplers.



And a shot of the motor in service at the interurban platform in East Boise.

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Re: Trolley Projects
« Reply #42 on: June 17, 2017, 08:58:03 AM »
Love the trolleys Bob.....great work.  8)
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