Post by 1rustycuda on Dec 15, 2017 11:20:15 GMT -5
Little test vidio,was curious to see what the 4 Tyco's could pull,I had 20 something cars on the board so I hooked em all up, aside from yanking the lighter cars off on the turns & ripping out some couplings, I moved light ones to the rear, with all 4 engines on, then it started stopping & starting, would not pull, remembered one time I had a lot of engines on the track the same thing happened, so I pulled 1 b unit & let em rip BTW ,These are going up for sale (gotta check, you guys have a for sale/trade section?) Anyway here they are.........
Post by 1rustycuda on Dec 15, 2017 14:39:56 GMT -5
I love my Hoggers!
OK besides getting some stuff ready for sale, gotta make room that next batch is on the way I got the paint of the little camel & took out a nice new soft brass brush & buffed my fingers off, It will never shine again but at least it's pretty clean. Now I have to try & straiten some bent spots & fix some popped solder joints.
Post by 1rustycuda on Dec 15, 2017 14:44:41 GMT -5
Calling Burlington77, this ones for you. I'm going to put the Lionel's up for sale, you have the first shot, just tell me if you want anything,what you want & how much you want to pay & I'll tell you what I did to them, & any details missing, I left 1UP upside down,that has the older drive in it, the motor in the chassis is good. Rich. One of the newer ones is also all wheel drive, the other is 1 power truck like the chassis.
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Post by 1rustycuda on Dec 16, 2017 17:58:49 GMT -5
So this little devil might just keep me busy till Christmas, workin on a bigger piece a little scrub with 400 wet & dry got most of the tarnish off & didn't scratch too deep, I have up to I think 1200 so with that & a soft brass brush I should be able to spruce it up a bit, lookin at the boiler there was not much that was soldered together so I took it all apart, tinker time galore on this one, even if it won't run it'll sit & look pretty!
Post by 1rustycuda on Dec 17, 2017 15:13:06 GMT -5
got it all rough cleaned, decided to put her back together(to see if I could?) & see if it would at least run with direct power, No go, can't seem to get the motor to mesh with the main gear, then both handrails vanished while I was rebuilding, had everything on a paper towel so I wouldn't loose anything, am having trouble soldering the back hood & plate(2nd pic) back on with my little stick iron, might have to try the bigger gun I have in the garage, anyway here it is "almost" back together! did eventually find em about 5ft away on the floor, in opposite directions???
Post by 1rustycuda on Dec 17, 2017 20:38:28 GMT -5
Yea, was trying not to add any solder, just flux up what is there & heat, I can (with the other gun) get em melted, but only one at a time, it's an rounded edge/corner & can't hold it or clamp it well, just gave up for tonight after 30or 40 min's of no success, will hit it again tomorrow with fresh eyes!
Post by 1rustycuda on Dec 18, 2017 13:00:05 GMT -5
They have arrived, as usual the ahm/yugo/meheno group all ran ,maybe now i can power up that B unit for my Santa Fe A-B-A set. The RS2's are a later run , the rails & walks are not separate the unknown trolly runs too kinda (clean & lube?)
Post by 1rustycuda on Dec 18, 2017 13:05:36 GMT -5
Top is Mantua I think, it runs but is painted half gray, ran outta paint I guess, but it's metal so no problem stripping. Bottom is Varney, not sure if that's the correct tender, but it also ran a little, think also metal shell.
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