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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 10:21 pm 
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so yea lets build a small motor out of an old lawn tractor. we can make it look cool, im sure. we can make it look like a mini plymouth, like the one at pioneer tunnel but a baby!

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Yyyyyyyyyeeeeeeahhhhh!
I think this thing will be sweet! Shouldn't be hard...... and it'll be really fun to mess around with. :lol:


WE SHOULD HAVE A BUILD OFF! Each one of us buy a junk lawnmower and see who can make the best narrow gauge rail motor out of it! HA!

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um, im throwing enough money into the "real" mine equipment. maybe we need more funding :D i think you should build this thing, that would be funny!

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:lol: :lol: oooooohhhh mmmmmmmmmaaann! better not let bob sable in on this... we'll have a pimp pained gold digger suped up lawn / mine motor! hmmmm...... I might just need to liberate some rail form the powder mill after all..

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for ease of laying rail and size it should be inside wheel, 24 inch gauge.

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2 footer 8) You think inside wheel would be easier?

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it would look better and the motor could be wider, allowing for a better cg. then you wont tip it over as you try to see how fast you can get it going before you hit a turn and tip it over. cause i know the brakes will indeed fail if you build it! :lol:

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hahahahahaha............... this is true...... i was actually just pondering how to put breaks on it... and my conclusion WAS: NO Breaks!

just kidding... i'll come up with something... I'm gunna need a baby rerailer almost instantly....

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you could probably just pick it up and put it back on the track :lol: you think you got some extra cash to build this thing? remember we still have to do your airplane annual insp.

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yeah i wanna do that next week definatly. It might take a little bit for the funding........ but i might have connections to an old lawnmower...... maybe...

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just take yours, when your dad goes looking for it play dumb....... that wont be hard! :lol: anyways, the thing will be so screwed up when we are done he wont even recognize it..............

im kidding banks!

youre probably on the way to the shop to pick up the torches!

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:lol:

The problem is that we don't even have one!! I'm gunna steal the one from the airport.......... that thing pulled enough airplanes around... it's time for rail cars!!

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Chris move my comment off the Plymouth section onto this.

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O.K. guys to save a bunch of money, headaches & engineering here is the idea. Make sure you find an old hydrostatic lawn mower. This solves fwd, rev, & yes stopping! We are designing a 2-1/2: scale steam engine but we are doing the worst thing ever & put a diesel engine in it. We need to have this project completed by the beginning of summer to solve another crises in the fall. We just bought the diesel engine & the hydrostatic system & now it is go time for machining / fabrication. We are going with a steam logging locomotive design. This is going to take forever to build so stay with the simple idea. You will beat us but ours is a very small gauge & not very practical. The project for our locomotive will have to haul estimated 3,000-4,000 people in two days though.

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Have to agree with the Hydrostatic drive tractor. I had an old Simplicity that was hydrostatic with one lever and you went forward, stop and reverse. They are around i am sure you guys have contacts with scrap yards to get one. The best thing about them they are easy to work on.


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