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B&M NW2 #1201 in 1.6" scale
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B+MNW21201
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« Reply #20 on: Sep 10th, 2007, 10:14pm »
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Thanks Bruce and Greg. It was a thrill to finally get it on the rails. I couldn't have been happier with it's performance.

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B+MNW21201
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« Reply #21 on: Sep 10th, 2007, 10:15pm »
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Here's a close up of the gas / hyd. drive.

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B+MNW21201
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« Reply #22 on: Sep 10th, 2007, 10:17pm »
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Now that is a happy guy!

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R/Cpullerdude
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« Reply #23 on: Sep 10th, 2007, 10:40pm »
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That looks nice.  Looks like it has a ton of power.
 
Do you have any extra info, or links to info concerning the drive system?  I'd really like to know more about it.  What about the engine?  How many horsepower is it?
 
I may have to send you a PM tonight.
 
Thanks.


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B+MNW21201
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« Reply #24 on: Sep 10th, 2007, 10:58pm »
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R/C, I was reading your other thread before it was closed so I couldn't respond to you there. But before you make too many plans on elaborate and exotic engine power combinations, first thing you need to do is to check the scale of your checkbook! I wanted battery power with sound and fancy controller, but the budget dictated gas/hyd.  
 
The engine is a 5 hp Honda from Northern Supply.  I bought the pump and hydraulic motors second hand so I don't know much about them except they work great. The controller valve I bought at a hydraulic supply store for about $50.00. IT IS NOT A LOG SPLITTER VALVE. Don't try to use one.  
 
The trucks were scratch built by me as was the frame and just about everything else.  
 
It is alot cheaper to do as much of the work yourself. I have a smidge over $1,000.00 in it as it sits.


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ErieAtlantic7597
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« Reply #25 on: Oct 2nd, 2007, 6:46pm »
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   Guys,
 
   I don't have any pics of this event but believe me I was impressed. Bobby Timson had his NW2 out of the barn at the BCRR on Sat afternoon. I think we tied twelve cars to it's tail, then five guys jumped on, and off we went.
   It performed wonderfully. Biteing right into the grade on the new trestle with this pretty good load behind it. It tracked perfectly, and ran with power to spare.
 
   Good to see your engine out and about Bobby. Now how long do we wait for the body to be built. I hope not a few years. Heh,heh,heh.
 
   Take care,  
 
   Bruce


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SteamHeaton
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« Reply #26 on: Oct 3rd, 2007, 6:56pm »
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very nice Bobby,  I bet it sure felt good to take it around the first time.  Sounds like it pulled pretty good too.  Ray III

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moose_the_caboose
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« Reply #27 on: Oct 3rd, 2007, 8:06pm »
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hi all,
 
bobby:  very very nice!  congratulations on a job well done!  right out of the yard...it's winner!  i certainly appreciate the thought and hard work you put into it.  my thing is having equipment that's mechanically sound.  you've done that, putting a body on it is all gravy now!
 
to all of our younger posters:  this is why we hammer it in over and over to find a mentor and stick with them.   that is to find someone to teach how to do it right the first time rather than to talk about how they MIGHT do it.  builders build, those persons who flirt with the bull usually have nothing consequence to show for their long winded efforts.
 
 
moose the caboose


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B+MNW21201
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« Reply #28 on: Oct 3rd, 2007, 10:09pm »
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Thanks guys, I really appreciate all your encouragement. It means alot to me. I have a couple small items I want to tweak and then I will start the shell layout.

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B+MNW21201
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« Reply #29 on: Nov 7th, 2007, 12:21pm »
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Finally had time to fix a small issue I had with the control linkage. As it was, you pulled the lever to go forward and pushed it to go in reverse. This was annoying and a potential safety hazard. So I fabricated a bell crank assembly to reverse the control motion. Sorry about the blurry photo's but it was hard to get the assembly into the picture without being close.

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B+MNW21201
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« Reply #30 on: Nov 7th, 2007, 12:22pm »
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A second shot showing the control full the other way.


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« Reply #31 on: Nov 7th, 2007, 4:27pm »
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   Man, that looks pretty husky Bobby. I'm sure when I see it in person, it will be a little more self explainatory.  
 
   Take care,
 
   Bruce


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« Reply #32 on: Nov 7th, 2007, 8:29pm »
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hi bobby!
 
great work so far, and really good runner right out of the box...congrats!  hey, are you ready to try double-hernia scale yet?  i can get you some experience turning some 9.5" wheels, about 8 of them to be matter of fact?!  lol!  come to think of it, 1.5" marine prop shafts are starting to draw my attention as well.  hmmm...!!!
 
keep up the good work!
 
moose the caboose and shay


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B+MNW21201
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« Reply #33 on: Feb 26th, 2008, 4:07pm »
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I finally got an opportunity to get the NW2 back to the track to test the new linkage set-up. Man what a difference. Now it is setup to operate in the correct direction, and talk about smooth. I cannot be any more pleased with the way she runs. Now if I can get the shell done.

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« Reply #34 on: Apr 12th, 2008, 9:41pm »
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   Guys,
 
   Here are a couple of pic of Bobby T and Russ D. tweeking some stuff on Bobby's NW2. This loco does'nt get enough play here, I feel. This thing runs smooth!!!  
 
   Bruce


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« Reply #35 on: Apr 12th, 2008, 9:44pm »
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the two guys, Russ and Bobby caught me with the camera

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pockets
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« Reply #36 on: Apr 13th, 2008, 9:52am »
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Thanks, Bruce, it's nice to see the guys tweaking Mrs. T's neked engine for her.
 
Greg B.


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When the man at the door said," Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms", I, naturally assumed it was a delivery!
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« Reply #37 on: Apr 28th, 2008, 9:35pm »
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hi all,
 
bobby:  when you finally get done with mrs t's 'neked' engine, i think i've found the perfect project for an engine of your own!  it's a davenport diesel and it's unique, you'd be the only one on your block to own one.  who knows, you might be the only one in the world to own one in 1 1/2" scale!
 
found this photo from the don ross collection...
 
enjoy,
 
moose


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B+MNW21201
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« Reply #38 on: Apr 28th, 2008, 10:59pm »
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Moose, thanks for the idea, but I have my heart on regaining control of my "neked" loco. I have already started the re-working of her critter so she will have no reason to commandeer mine again...........I hope.

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pockets
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« Reply #39 on: Apr 28th, 2008, 11:29pm »
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George,
We have to work on your sense of the aesthetic..... That's one fugly locomotive. It makes one of those Basset Hound looking BL2s appear downright pretty. If Raymond Lowey smoked crack, he may have designed something like that, on a bad day.....
 
I take my hat off to anyone who builds it, though. Anyone duplicating those curves in metal (no plywood and Bondo) is, or will be, a pretty fair tin knocker!
 
Greg B.


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