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I was gazing at my workbench and something looked familiar. Ah, yes, that ten-wheeler chassis with the driving axle still installed:




I'd been looking at the pictures on the wall, and here's what it reminded me of:




Can you say 'next project' without drooling....


For further interesting projects, you may recall this thread:
More Inspection Locomotives

Whoah - check out the interesting 'Inspection Cars' at the bottom of this page:
North East Rails Track Inspection & Non-powered Geometry Cars
 

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Looks like a cool project to start. Looks like a lot of detail work. Can't wait to see yours. I have two older big haulers just trying to figure out what to do with them. LTER rjd
 

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The issue, of course, is that all those inspection cars are standard gauge... Whatever I end up with won't be an exact model or even close.

But then, I already made a little speeder out of a stomper, modelled on the restored 'Casey Jones' car at the NY State Museum - then when I looked closely, I realised I was modelling a standard gauge prototype. Some liberties had to be taken, and maybe will have to be taken again this time.

The Reading's "Black Diamond" 2-2-2 is still around, so that might be a good place to start. Or maybe I don't want too much prototypical info!
 

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Nice photo, Dana. Yes, something like that.

Rod - Jack's stuff is in the thread I linked above. He'll be running his unit at Rog's next weekend and we'll be discussing left-over B'mann bits - he has the cab of his 4-4-0 sitting on his bench, and my 2-8-0 is waiting for a cab and boiler....
 
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that ten-wheeler chassis with the driving axle still installed

does that mean, that the 4-6-0 Bachmann has just one geardriven driving axle?
 
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