08 Shunter

DGE-Railroad

The Orchard Line
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The replacement battery turned up, so i thought I'd try a quick sound and motion test pulling some weight (with the rods properky installed :D )

The shunter itself is pretty lightweight
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Whereas my Tenmille wagon is a bit of a lump
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So as the shunter has PLA wheels with no traction tyres, i was doubtful.

Please excuse the uneven track, it's temporary :)

Sound and motion test
 
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Eeyore.Boater

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Some detail of variations in the drop down door catches. Never seen a handrail in that position, but why not.
Also a variation in the lower handrail on the front door.
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PhilP

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One of the most noticeable differences, I reckon, is ladder(s) / no ladder(s)..
:wasntme:

PhilP
 

Eeyore.Boater

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One of the most noticeable differences, I reckon, is ladder(s) / no ladder(s)..
:wasntme:

PhilP
Preserved examples tend to have the ladder reinstated. That particular one is "Gladys" from the Dean Forest Railway.
 

Rhinochugger

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The replacement battery turned up, so i thought I'd try a quick sound and motion test pulling some weight (with the rods properky installed :D )

The shunter itself is pretty lightweight
View attachment 281820

Whereas my Tenmille wagon is a bit of a lump
View attachment 281821

So as the shunter has PLA wheels with no traction tyres, i was doubtful.

Please excuse the uneven track, it's temporary :)

Sound and motion test
It would never have managed that load with the con rods upside down :giggle::giggle::giggle:
 

dunnyrail

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Preserved examples tend to have the ladder reinstated. That particular one is "Gladys" from the Dean Forest Railway.
I wonder if ladder removal was down to overhead power supply issues of climbing them and likely injuries/deaths. I have always wondered what on earth they were for?
 

Rhinochugger

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I wonder if ladder removal was down to overhead power supply issues of climbing them and likely injuries/deaths. I have always wondered what on earth they were for?
Topping up the radiator ?
 

dunnyrail

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