Post by 1rustycuda on Dec 12, 2017 11:29:09 GMT -5
Any chance I get I like to show a lifetime of Dad's goodies, there's also stuff in there that he inherited from one of his train buddies, who must have been a lifer with an amazing layout(I never saw it) the engine house middle front is scratch build with amazing detail by Alex,Dad's friend as time goes on I'll post up pics of the more interesting stuff. appreciate the interest & love the banter, all comment's & suggestions are welcome! Rich.
Last Edit: Dec 12, 2017 11:51:39 GMT -5 by 1rustycuda
Post by 1rustycuda on Dec 12, 2017 14:55:45 GMT -5
this one's a shame, it's a Rossi, runs nice, was a blue something, NJC comet , whatever, rear truck wont hold the wheels other than that the chassis is good, spare parts at a minimum , maybe a piece for a future shell. glued back a couple of shell parts, but that black paint?
Post by 1rustycuda on Dec 12, 2017 15:00:50 GMT -5
another Tyco, did the clean & lube & it was running nice, till it got to the back of the table, everything seems to break or derail back there to make me crawl in, anyway it did the loose motor gear thingy, dabbed a little super glue & back in action, another naturally weathered engine.Gotta see if I can find handrails for the rear. now I just have to find a truck cover with that color dirt on it!
Post by NickelPlate on Dec 13, 2017 9:27:00 GMT -5
Welcome, RC. Great to see another tinkerer join the forum.
I've never seen the bearing pull out of the plastic endbell of a Rivarossi motor like that. I'm surprised you were able to save it. I had one that was rusted solid, but the part that rusts most is the rubber magnet ring. The ferrous particles inside it rust and swell, and as I dug the armature out of it it just crumbled. Once I did and cleaned it up the armature runs like new in any other motor housing.
That Pacific started as a Dreyfuss Hudson, but someone stuck a Pacific trailing truck on and painted it blue and black. All the detail has been sanded off of the boiler as well.
Post by 1rustycuda on Dec 13, 2017 10:06:01 GMT -5
I don't think they intended for it to come apart like that, I could not get the mounting screws out, so I unbent the tabs they press in, I never expected that to run, but it was an opportunity to take one apart, figure out the brushes & springs & yes tinker a while.I wouldn't chance messing up one of Dad's Rossi's Not sure if it was that motor which WD40'd or another I used contact cleaner but when I put power to it got a nice little ball of fire, just a flash & then the darn thing ran. Gotta see if I have any trailing trucks in my parts stash if so I just have to find a blue shell, being in Jersey I could use a comet,don't have much Jersey stuff!
Post by 1rustycuda on Dec 13, 2017 10:10:28 GMT -5
You snuck in on me, not sure, the guy who bought the big lot (for 9.99) never paid, I have some tenders in there & I think I still have a good tender from the conrail I just did, but it has power pick up for a light but not hooked into the bar, I'd have to figure out getting that to the pick up bar on the engine,paint it black to & call it the bat train!
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