Cute little Railcar

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Ah ! Now I have replied, I see the ref no!
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Dave
I thought i had gone mad for a moment Dave :D

Let me know if you decide to try it. Its on my to-do list. I have rescaled the relevant parts to 162%, which I think is right but if I can get some printer time, I'll try and print something off to check.

It would need a bit of work to motorise - deleting all of the underbody parts between the chassis rails, but not beyond the wit of man I suspect. Edit: In fact, I have found a very short video of someone running one on G scale track, so it's definitely been done :) I have one of those little 6v dual axle flea-drive type gearboxes doing nothing. That should make a good candidate.

I'm thinking to motorise one or both ends and de-flange the centre wheels.
 
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Tanker man

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Just found this on 'Thiniverse' as above but rescaled for 45mm, says that he increased the design by 125% have downloaded all 30!!!!! files. motorised and radio controlled...............may need a small R/C set up for it..................Philip!!!!!!!
Dave

PS anybody know how to delete photos from a post if you have added them by mistake!!!!!????????


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Just found this on 'Thiniverse' as above but rescaled for 45mm, says that he increased the design by 125% have downloaded all 30!!!!! files. motorised and radio controlled...............may need a small R/C set up for it..................Philip!!!!!!!
Dave

PS anybody know how to delete photos from a post if you have added them by mistake!!!!!????????


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Great find. That looks the ticket. Size looks okay too. My 162% must have been way off!

Can you delete the extraneous pics from the attached stuff, shown underneath the main post when you edit it? From memory i think there's the facility to remove there.
 

Tanker man

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Great find. That looks the ticket. Size looks okay too. My 162% must have been way off!

Can you delete the extraneous pics from the attached stuff, shown underneath the main post when you edit it? From memory i think there's the facility to remove there.
Thanks, its a vey tiny box in the top right had corner of the picture that you click on to delete the pic.............I will know next time!
Dave
 

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Just found this on 'Thiniverse' as above but rescaled for 45mm, says that he increased the design by 125% have downloaded all 30!!!!! files. motorised and radio controlled...............may need a small R/C set up for it..................Philip!!!!!!!
Dave

PS anybody know how to delete photos from a post if you have added them by mistake!!!!!????????


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Look's to be loads of room for RC and batteries. - Would depend on the motor /chassis though.

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The chap who motorised his for G scale that Dave found the files for, has gone the route of this
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Driving the rear axle via a pair of printed gears, with rubber band take off to the other two axles.

Personally speaking, the combination of PLA gears, rubber bands and pulleys put me off as I think it'll introduce a whole lot of noise and friction, so I was going to try one of the little 6V flea-drive jobs, driving only one axle and letting the others freewheel
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It's also worth mentioning that the one I saw in the video was motorised using a Playmobil motor block
 
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Sorry, the 3 axle truck from a large modern locomotive looks way out of place.

2 axles please, spoked wheels even.

Greg
I completely get where you're coming from Greg and for a proper railcar I completely agree. With the right undercarriage I suspect it could be made quite passable.
It *is* an abomination,but for me though, I think that's part of the appeal :D
 

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The chap who motorised his for G scale that Dave found the files for, has gone the route of this
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Driving the rear axle via a pair of printed gears, with rubber band take off to the other two axles.

Personally speaking, the combination of PLA gears, rubber bands and pulleys put me off as I think it'll introduce a whole lot of noise and friction, so I was going to try one of the little 6V flea-drive jobs, driving only one axle and letting the others freewheel
View attachment 278035

It's also worth mentioning that the one I saw in the video was motorised using an LGB motor block
The little Tamiya motor / gearboxes are fine for simple vehicles like this.
 
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Yeah, as Greg says, it needs a far simpler drive mechanism with plenty of daylight under the chassis in order to fulfil its potential.

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PhilP

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Use a 3-6V motor, and the volume of a matchbox, and I will give you a RC, battery, and sound solution.. :)

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I've been using the Apple Tree railways gearboxes for my trams.. Although most of his products are for Gauge 3 - 63.5mm, the smallest units do fit G45 very nicely.

Nice and easy to hide and quite powerful for the size. I am running the 9V version from 7.4V Li-Ion packs and my trams trundle along at a good pace. It will need outside frames at G45, but I think this could be accommodated with this model!

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PhilP

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Have you been talking to Eddie at Kippo Models?

PhilP