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by fresnojay
Sun Apr 27, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.
Replies: 92
Views: 22381

Re: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.

Here is a better pic of where the loco is in its build. The shot is with my youngest boy (9yo) to show scale.

Jason
by fresnojay
Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:03 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.
Replies: 92
Views: 22381

Re: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.

Here is the fruits of today's work.
by fresnojay
Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:14 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.
Replies: 92
Views: 22381

Re: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.

LOL. Sorry didn't know how the boards were about having names and advertising thrown around. I know others don't care for it much. I also was planning on doing a show and tell kinda thing once it was installed and working. But the controller is being made by Roy Stevens of Ride Trains. The handle he...
by fresnojay
Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.
Replies: 92
Views: 22381

Re: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.

Just a quick update. I ordered the controller/sound system yesterday. Sounds for the loco are the prime mover as a GE Cummins Deisel switcher and for warning the Hancock Air Whistle. The system will also be controlling the lights for loco as well.

Jason
by fresnojay
Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.
Replies: 92
Views: 22381

Re: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.

Ok so I am having a hard time finding any info on what horns were on these little beasties. I have been offered and am planning on getting in on another Beta test of a new sound/controller system being developed. So trying to find the right horn so I can request the right one on the board. I have th...
by fresnojay
Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:56 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.
Replies: 92
Views: 22381

Re: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.

Well a little update. I now have the drive chains in hand but am unable to get my hands on a freaking motor. Apparently everyone else is either building locomotives or we are about to be inundated by a flurry of electric scooters :roll: .

Jason
by fresnojay
Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.
Replies: 92
Views: 22381

Re: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.

I know its going to have plenty of go power for sure with the 500W motor. The controller should also have no issues dealing with it either. Just not sure on the stopping power but from what I have heard it should do well in that department as well. But I do plan on air brakes on my cars for added as...
by fresnojay
Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.
Replies: 92
Views: 22381

Re: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.

Oh no offense taken. My loco is like me, a little on the heavy side, lol.

Jason
by fresnojay
Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.
Replies: 92
Views: 22381

Re: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.

Ken, One of the things I like about the weight is more in the fact of the strength that comes with it. As a moderator on another forum has said build them to last a life time or longer, Not just a 5-10 years. To me the beefy nature of this chassis' materials means just that. The plus in that means i...
by fresnojay
Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: SOT speeder conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 1819

Re: SOT speeder conversion

Duckman, As a left coaster and one that plans on being at the next triennial you might have questions asked. But you shouldn't have anyone looking at you funny at all. We have plenty of odd ball little critters and what not out here. So if anything you would fit right in :wink: . I think personally ...
by fresnojay
Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:34 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.
Replies: 92
Views: 22381

Re: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.

Jason, If this is your `First` loco, it would sure fool me by the looks of what you`re doing. I guess by the steel frame measures it IS heavy. Hope your back gets Much better to handle this when finished. May I ask what you will be using for a motor, controller and battery voltage. OH, and what is ...
by fresnojay
Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.
Replies: 92
Views: 22381

Re: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.

Over the last few days since I have been home from work bored off my rear end with a back injury. I have toyed with the chassis here and there with the assistance of my lovely wife. She did most of the chassis moving and positioning so I could do what I needed or wanted from a chair. The chassis is ...