That beats the heck out of US-1 Trucking, doesn't it?
The JNXT Family of Transportation Companies:
JNXT Railroad "The Weasel Route" BRTX Railroad "The Buzzard Route" P&S Railroad "Don't blame us, this isn't our equipment" The Buzzardly Shops "See us for your Mega-Tanker needs. NEW - Now your caboose HQ. See Earl for all the details."
Very cool! I'd love to know where they get the components to build these. I've been trying to figure out a way to build a working model car or bus for my layout. Theoretically you just need to power the rear wheels and add a steering system with a magnet to the front. Embed a metal wire in the road and off you go! I believe that's the same way the Faller car system works. I'm just not sure how to build those components at such a small scale. I suppose I could just buy a Faller car, but that's no fun...
The last batch of 'junk' that I was given has a manual for that bus system. I'll see if I kept it and look for any info it may have that'll help you.
Sure, thanks! I was looking at those two slotcars you sent me and wondering if I could add a steering system to them. I'm just not sure if the speed would be manageable.
Pictures online show the Faller cars as having a long worm gear on the motor which drives a geared axle. Neat way to reduce the speed. Just the motor+gears are on ebay for $30, but maybe there's something cheaper.
Post by NickelPlate on May 16, 2019 21:58:06 GMT -5
The Faller Car System... I haven't seen that since I posted a video of it at Minatur Wunderland on another forum over 10 years ago. Good to see they are still in business. Judging by that big rig they've made some interesting advancements in that time.
John: I guess I will never understand the romantic nostalgia that is felt about Woodstock. I grew up in that era. Woodstock seemed more like a Drunken Roman Orgy than a music festival. I guess I was a Red Neck then too.
Aug 15, 2019 20:45:33 GMT -5
rbturner: John; AMEN.
Aug 16, 2019 12:06:03 GMT -5
JNXT 7707: I second that. I do like some of the music but the event itself was a disaster. It has improved over the years though, like a fine hippie wine
Aug 16, 2019 13:48:33 GMT -5
The Jade Fog, formerly: Dave: Just heard Canned Heat for the first time. Sounds like pretty good blues work. The Dead are on in a few hours!
Aug 16, 2019 19:58:56 GMT -5
pokemonprime: "seemed more like a Drunken Roman Orgy" yep I think that's why some people went.
Aug 18, 2019 23:14:32 GMT -5
mph: WARNING: Another flamingo escaped! Be alert, it could show up anywhere.
Aug 19, 2019 17:53:52 GMT -5
The Jade Fog, formerly: Dave: Are there no fences strong enough or tall enough to contain these birds of destruction?
Aug 19, 2019 20:18:07 GMT -5
mph: Nothing that I can find. I may have to try something drastic and build a mote filled with Fogite - that will stop anything, right?
Aug 19, 2019 21:15:32 GMT -5
frankenstein: I've got a big flyswatter
Aug 20, 2019 8:32:52 GMT -5
The Jade Fog, formerly: Dave: Speaking of flyswatters... I must have an underground bee nest by by window wells. I have bees and wasps flying around my head when I'm under the fluorescent shop lights. Masy be time for more DDT or Fogite mist. Fortunately the electric flyswatter works.
Aug 21, 2019 18:26:26 GMT -5
rbturner: I didn't understand Mark's flamingo comment above but it is beginning to make sense now.
Aug 22, 2019 14:19:25 GMT -5
mph: I'm telling you, there is just no controlling them!
Aug 22, 2019 23:16:55 GMT -5