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I had lots of trouble with the paint crazing on the first body.   So, I made a second one.   This time I went with LED lights - I could make them a bit smaller, and I wouldn't have to worry about the heat.





It was VERY nice today, so I was able to get outside and run a bit.   I love the ladder method - I only had to clean some twigs off the track - EVERYTHING else was solid.   What a difference from when I floated the track.



The only down side of this was that the Airwire receiver stopped working.    When I decided to switch to LED lights, I tested everything before making permanent connections.   Everything worked, but the next time I started it up, the Airwire didn't work at all. I sent it back and they said I had fried a couple of modules.   So, it cost $55 to repair. /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/cry.gif   I don't get it, but I do know that's the last Airwire I'll ever buy.
 

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Bruce or Stan, now that you have built one i have been dying to ask this. When you scratch build these with motors you buy, where do you get the boards with the electrical stuff to run them from. i have pulled apart a sd-45 and a dash-9 and plugged stuff in, but that had the boards to run the lights and everything already in it. I would love to build something like this but dont know where to get parts or how to build the guts of one.

tom h
 

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RE: J&B MotorCar

Bruce,
Beautiful job, sorry to hear about the Airwire issue, I was considering that for my next project /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/sad.gif
 

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Bruce,

That's one cute little motor car you got there.  Is the roof covered with tape?  What R/C unit are you going to stick with?

Doc
 

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Thanks to all.   It looks better with the new body.

Tom,
Actually, I didn't start from scratch.   That started from a Bachmann RailTruck.   You can see a bit more detail over at my web site.   However, all the electronics were removed.   I just added a receiver and a sound card.

Doc,
I covered the roof with some stuff I got from a fabric store, but I forget what it's called.   It's lightweight and pretty strong.   I'll be sticking with the RCS - the Airwire was a bit of a detour as I wanted to see what it was like; but I have 4 RCS units and I have had no problems at all.
 

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RE: J&B MotorCar

Bruce

Nice looking car ... you are going to give Ric Golding, the railbus man, a run for his money!

Your usual solid crftsmanship shows through.

Regards ... Doug
 

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I asked Phil Dippel about the roof covering, as he was the one that recommended it to me.   He says it's called Pattern-ease.  It comes with various embossing on the fabric, but he just gets the plain.

Thanks, Doug.  I'll bring the motor car to run on your layout this summer!
 
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