23349Re: SD50's on the point pretty soon
- May 31, 2004I would doubt that anything except an AZL mechanism would fit under
an SD hood ?
I've been doing measurements on the Marklin mechanisms to see how
applicable they are for Australian hood diesels in Nn3.5, and they
are all too wide to fit under such a shell in Z scale.
The only option might be the little 8864 centre-cab 0-6-0 diesel as
the basis for the front truck, with the motor sitting in the cab of
the unit ?
Once the hurdle of getting a viable motor into a hood unit is done,
then I imagine American Z will really take off. [Of course, I am
aware that it happens now, but only at such great cost that it
severely limits the appeal of the scale.]
> > Hi guys, pretty soon your mechanical
> > departments will be able to take delivery
> > of a great looking SD50 shell.
> > The shell will fit over a sd40-2 chassis
> > and a tunnelmotor chassis.
> You are a true risk taker. I have hard time
> imagine, to spend $500.00 on a well made brass
> locomotive, then pull the shell off, put it
> in the drawer, and install a resin cast shell.
> There must be another solution. What is the
> exact interior room of your shell at the engine
> compartment and the cab? Does the shell have
> enough room to deal with heat? How do you plan
> to install the rails, etc...?
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