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Well, Since my wife had to work tonight, the mind went (#*#%#$%*#_#%).
Anyway, another project. Proceding to dig through the parts box, I found an Aristocraft 2 axle caboose frame, some Ozark sprung journals, the front face of the cab from an old Delton Doozie, my handy collection of Serv-O-Link chain and gears, can motor collection, a tad of this and some other odds and ends. I do have one question before I get started -
If you had a pile of odds & ends on the table and one of them fell off, would it be an odd or an end (hint - George Carlin).
Well, on with the project - one which could be completed on a Saturday - less the "Honey" list.

Begin by cutting the sideframes as shown - utilize the longer pieces, keep the shorter pieces for repairs.
http://1stclass.mylargescale.com/railgeek/DSC00506.JPG

Then remove the molded journals and sand the side frame smooth to accept the Ozark journal.
http://1stclass.mylargescale.com/railgeek/DSC00507.JPG

Choose your favorite style of wheels (this project will be somewhat simplified as I'm not using mhy prerfer Tenmille curved spoked wheels for the front truck and Raymond spokes for the rear. One wheel was removed from the aristocraft axle and the larger gear pressed onto the axle. The motor will mount on the under side of the floor (hidden in a storage box) smaller gear attached to the motor with the chain drive between.
http://1stclass.mylargescale.com/railgeek/DSC00508.JPG

As I mentioned, the front facia of an old Delton Doozie cab will be used along with the rest of the unit scratchbuild (basswood, etc.).
http://1stclass.mylargescale.com/railgeek/DSC00511.JPG

More than likely, this will turn into an Inspection/MOW rail vehicle. All lighting will be of a constant design. I should have more photos for you by Saturday.

Thanks,
Marc
 

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Well, it sure beats going out and getting stupid in sub-zero temps waiting for a lighted ball to drop! The beauty of it is that you have something to do the next day other than holding your head in your hands nursing the first hangover of the New Year! In fact, it was such a good idea that I also ended up doing some bashing rather than partying until whenever! Keep us posted on how it comes out.
 

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Steve,
Definately a good idea. I've dropped the ball too many times, well, on my foot that is.
Your photo appears to be from the Colorado Railroad Museum. One of my former hang outs!!! Thanks,
Marc
 

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Marc
I hear ya, my wife worked to , so I had shop time.
 
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