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    Locos with fun stories !

    On the critter train theme - how about a circus train? I don't have a specific loco or story for that, but it was a common thing back in the early 20th

    OTFan Yesterday, 11:14 PM Go to last post

    What are you buying this Month (April 2020)

    This probably wont receive general acceptance; however, I had 4 Cans of Dullcote ordered with M B Klein and after 5 days it is still awaiting fulfillment!

    wombat457 Yesterday, 09:45 PM Go to last post

    Kit Kraft


    Yep, they seem to have a LOT of stuff that might apply to our hobby. Let us know what you think of it when

    wombat457 Yesterday, 07:10 PM Go to last post

    Kit Kraft

    Cool shop. Looks like they are about an hour away from me. After this virus thing .... road trip


    SP-Wolf Yesterday, 06:52 PM Go to last post

    Kit Kraft


    Um - Kit Kraft they are a Craft Store in CA ... perhaps I should have included a link:


    wombat457 Yesterday, 04:40 PM Go to last post
  • Trackmobile

    OK, I'll start reposting the construction photos here. This shows the basic Kato 11-103 or 11-104 chassis filed down to the basic elements. The Bachman greyhound bus tire (which normally is way oversize for anything) is on the left, and it is filed down thinner. The difference between the stock Kato 42" wheel and the 11-105 27" wheel is shown at right, yes, it really does make that much difference.


    This shows how really simple the start is; three pieces of styrene, one for the deck and two sides, and then the truck tires glued on:

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    1. MooseID's Avatar
      MooseID -
      Looking good. More, please.
    1. mariuszjj's Avatar
      mariuszjj -
      cool keep it coming .... want to see when done...
    1. randgust's Avatar
      randgust -
      I'm not sure who is moving this over to this article....but there's a full thread under the 'motive power/diesel' area where I was posting it.

      BTW, I did this...wow... about 2005 maybe?
    1. daniel_leavitt2000's Avatar
      daniel_leavitt2000 -
      Wow, zombie thread!
    1. rsn48's Avatar
      rsn48 -
      What scale would be good.
    1. Graeme's Avatar
      Graeme -
      Thanks, until now I didn't realise Kato did the wheelsets in different sizes, I have attempted something like this but found it 'out of size' mainly due to the rail wheels being too big. I will try again with sourcing the smaller diameter wheels.