Re: [z_scale] Web Site & SW9!!
- Thank you Harold
The switcher was built with manufacturing in mind. Of course it represents
every meaning of the word pre production. At one time there was a discussion
among some different folks about helping to make the different parts as
talent allowed and making kits. But that seems to have went to the side. The
molds are broke on the 89' flats :) but I still have the masters. Maybe
after the NTS show I'll have time to come back to that part of the hobby.
For those who have no interest in this I apologize for adding to your
Have a Great Day
From: harold grady <butch60619@...>
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Friday, June 01, 2001 3:52 PM
Subject: Re: [z_scale] Web Site & SW9!!
>Hi Billy, Once more you have triumphed over adversity
>your switcher is dynamic. Can they be manufactured for
>sale? I definitely could use about (4) This is where
>the thrust in z scale should be on locomotives and
>rolling stock. Speaking of rolling stock do you still
>have available your 89' trailer train flat cars I
>like to order about $200.00 worth if you do.
> Thanks Harold Grady
>--- billy roden <billy8@...> wrote:
>> Hello Jeff and List
>> My little switcher came out of a thread on this list
>> and some who said it
>> could not be done. The shell and walk ways are cast
>> resin. The side frames
>> are cast metal and the motor is 8mm single shaft
>> using a worm gear. It is a
>> single truck drive. The trucks are modified Micro
>> Trains with resin cast
>> side frames. Yes it runs it pulls four cars with no
>> problem. I'm hoping
>> maybe someone with more skill than myself might want
>> to take it a little
>> Have a Great Day
>> Billy Roden
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Jeffrey MacHan <jmac_han@...>
>> To: email@example.com
>> Date: Thursday, May 31, 2001 5:01 PM
>> Subject: Re: [z_scale] Web Site & SW9!!
>> >Hey, Billy, nice yard switcher...I'm sure that many
>> of us would like to
>> >how you went about creating that beauty.
>> >>From: billy8@...
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>> >>To: email@example.com
>> >>Subject: [z_scale] Web Site
>> >>Date: Thu, 31 May 2001 19:40:21 -0000
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I'm currently designing a switcher like yours. I have a GP38
chassis that I built from scratch and I'm in the process of shorteneing
to a switcher size. Any chance you can take some close up
pictures of it or give me any more details or let me take it a step further?
I don't think the chassis will be the hard part, the shell will.
- At 6/1/01 05:38 AM, you wrote:
>Hello Jeff and ListThat's what we get for saying it couldn't be done :-)
>My little switcher came out of a thread on this list and some who said it
>could not be done. The shell and walk ways are cast resin. The side frames
>are cast metal and the motor is 8mm single shaft using a worm gear. It is a
>single truck drive. The trucks are modified Micro Trains with resin cast
>side frames. Yes it runs it pulls four cars with no problem. I'm hoping
>maybe someone with more skill than myself might want to take it a little
>Have a Great Day
Your engineering solution seems about right. I knew an 8mm motor
would fit, but I was trying to figure out a way to power both trucks
AND include a flywheel. That's a nice piece of work. Now, I need to
get back to the drive-train design :-)
BTW, that would make a great article for Z-Track.
If debugging is the process of removing bugs, then
programming must be the process of putting them in.