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My second 7/8's loco project is a rail tractor. It is basically a Bachmann Dizzy truck with the body of a modified diecast 1/16 scale bulldozer. The 45 tonner Dizzy truck is unmodified except for wiring it to use with a battery trailer car. It will be a simple battery power trailer car using the same speed controller I used in my rail truck. The diecast dozer body was chopped, channeled and widened. The seat was also redone and relocated.






Details added - air tank, muffler, foot and hand controls, grab rails and coupler pockets cast by Bill Martinsen.






The rail tractor painted and grunged. I still have to finish up the electronics. The trailer battery flat car will hold two crates - one for the battery pack (as seen in the pic) and the second for the speed controller and DPDT c/o switch.






-Brian
 

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Great idea and nice work! I like the weathering you did too!
 

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Looks almost like an Alport bush tractor. An Australian built low cost option for logging and idustrial 2ft guage from the early 1900's to 1960's. Good work!
 

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Rail tractor Enterprise has been finished up -

The electronics, battery, speed control, sound card and speaker hidden in a couple of crates -



a few pics -







and a minute long video -




-Brian
 
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