Santa Fe gas electrics

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Santa Fe gas electrics

Post by makinsmoke » Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:50 pm

I’ve read about a gas electric at Maricopa, and I saw an ad for one a few years ago on DLS. Subsequently I also read that one was damaged or destroyed in a garage fire.

I’d be interested in any information on 1-1/2”scale Santa Fe gas electrics, particularly build information and photos.

Thanks!
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Re: Santa Fe gas electrics

Post by Nik3v » Wed May 01, 2019 7:04 pm

I owned a 7.5 model of the Santa Fe m-190. It was acquired in Phoenix I think in the late 90’s. Your info is correct as I sold it to a gentleman I believe from Iowa where it was subsequently destroyed in a garage fire.
I am currently. I will try to dig up some pics, but it may take awhile.
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Re: Santa Fe gas electrics

Post by makinsmoke » Wed May 01, 2019 9:01 pm

Thanks Kevin.

So sad it’s gone.

Other than trolley cars there are very few of these types of equipment in our scale.

Looking forward to any pics.

Brian

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Post by Nik3v » Thu May 02, 2019 8:44 pm

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Re: Santa Fe gas electrics

Post by Benjamin Maggi » Fri May 03, 2019 8:58 am

I think a Budd RDC car would be a great offering by a manufacturer. Self-contained, lots of railroads owned them, and the stainless steel would be easy to maintain. The only downside might be the length, as an RDC-1 was 85' long (10.5' scaled down to 1/8 size).

Riding Railkits had them in 1" scale... not sure if they were originally developed by Iron Pony or not.
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Re: Santa Fe gas electrics

Post by johnpenn74 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:18 pm

Gas electrics....

Well this isn't exactly what you were searching for, but it is a working GAS - Electric. Paul at CSME put it together in the last few months. It is based on a Central New Jersey diesel electric. The prototype being in the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum.

Small gas motor pulling a chain connected to a perm mag DC motor (used as generator). Then some relay switch gear for road or shunt. Finally it reaches the perm mag DC on each truck.

Since the generator is permanent magnet, there is no need for diode bridge, wave rectifier, etc.

Throttle the engine and the load goes faster.

JP
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