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The Consist

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This is the full consist, with my GE Switcher, My Engineers car and a special car just for the Princess.

 

 


The Switch

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I found a fiberglass body shell at a show and couldnt resist, it looked like an easy build to get me on the rails. I built the Chassis out of veneer plywood with the frame and running gear from my blomberg trucks. details addded from scrap wood and miniature hardware.

 

 


The Basics

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You should notice some similarities here, the subframe is the same as what I use on the blomberg trucks. this has been a testimate to their performance as I can pull a respectable train with what ammounts to half a locomotive.

 

 


Heavy Metal

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The mass of the machine is made up of the 2 large batteries that are hidden in the shell. they nest so nicely that its hard to imagine that this little switcher weighs in at 270Lbs.

 

 


Frame Job

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 My engineers car sports a welded steel frame with a plywood subfloor.

 

 


Totally Screwed

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 Almost 400 Screws...WTF! That got old in a hurry. But, it was worth it!

 

 


Benched

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With my needs taken care of, I had to satisfy the Boss(es) so there was a need for a comfy riding car that suited the taste of a Princess. This is the frame for the bench car.

 

 


Pink Trains

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 Pretty in pink I think, This was the highlight of Christmas 2014. The princess (and the Queen) have enjoyed the ride of the padded bench.