Mini Motorailer

rvn2001 Sep 4, 2019

  1. rvn2001

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    This is a 3D printed mini Motorailer from Walt's Train and Things on Shapeways. I combined 2 Rokuhan Shorties to power it.
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    Looks great, Thom. Do you have any photos of the inside? This could be the spark I need to revive a dormant PCC project. I don't see couplers. Your set up looks like a possibility. Thanks, Jim
     
  4. rvn2001

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    Thanks, Jim
    I can take pics when I get home but I'm at work now. It's one powered shorty with the non-powered truck removed glued end-to-end to a shorty that's had everything except the non-powered truck removed. I ran wires from the non-powered truck to the circuit board on the powered shorty. I also had to trim a little off of the corners of the shorties to fit the curve of the body.
     
  5. bostonjim

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    Thanks, Thom. The space between wheel wells on the PCC is much shorter than your motorailer. I wonder if this will effect the truck alignment? We will see. No rush on the photos. Jim
     
  6. shortpainter

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    That is a lovely model! Excellent kit bashing on those shorties!
     
  7. rvn2001

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    As requested ....... the insides.
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  8. rvn2001

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    See what you started, Rudy?
     
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  9. Curn

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    I didn’t know the C&FW Railroad has a rail bus. But I’m only familiar with that railroads Hooterville branch.
     
  10. rvn2001

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    They had a large network of track. The Hooterville branch was isolated because of the burned out bridge.
     
  11. bostonjim

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    Jim,
    I was originally going to use a piece of plastic or brass bar stock to get the non-powered truck to the right location. Then I noticed that 2 shorties would work and be simpler to do. The bar stock could mount to the mounting hole for the non-powered truck.
     
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  13. shortpainter

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    Yessir I love it! This is what makes Z scale the best in my humble opinion.
     
  14. Kurt Moose

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    Colors are very similiar to the older Mopac, like on they're passenger trains, is there any affiliation?
     
  15. rvn2001

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    It was going to be a MoPac Eaglette until I found out that it's 15' too short. So ..... my story is that AC&F built a few of these short motorailers as demonstrators and had them painted in the prospective railroad's colors. MoPac decided to order one that was longer. This one was bought by the C&FW. They decided to keep the colors and the eagles on the ends.
     
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  16. southernnscale

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    I had to widen the PCC a bit I have the new one coming soon and know if it will handle the shorty! I didn't think of using two shorty cases. I was going to cut them in half and use a double shaft motor but it won't sit right in the case. would need to make new motor mounts so the gears would rest right on the worm gear!
     
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  17. southernnscale

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    I painted the one I have in these colors static model! Hand painted not to good!
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    Walt,
    I think that it is a good idea to make windows. One of the options is to use Humbrol's ClearFix.
     
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  19. rvn2001

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    I used clear acetate for the windows on the long sides and Microscale Micro Kristal Klear for the small windows on the ends
     
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  20. southernnscale

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    I did this one to but it was done before the shorty came out so it another one that would need to be resized to fit unless a Chassis is made!
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