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« Reply #280 on: Dec 21st, 2014, 7:24pm »
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Good day Moose, that is nearly as far as the project is going. The idea of minimal trains is to build small working 12" to the foot railway equipment. Yesterday "Little Goose" spent 3 hours hauling full scale passengers. 7.25" seems to be the preferred gauge ( 7.5" for some)
When I get this Christmas madness over I will do a build thread if there is any interest in this non-scale railroading.
 


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Enjoy the day....John.

Checked my pulse this morning,
There was one,
Can't get a much better start to the day than that....

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« Reply #281 on: Dec 23rd, 2014, 12:33am »
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Awesome John, glad to see you've been sneaking in some workshop time.
btw, isn't a baby goose a gosling, which will grow up to be a goose
 .  Maybe it should be a Grouse, or Pygmy Goose, or Grebe.
On the other hand, it is an Aussie, so perhaps it should be a Platypus
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« Reply #282 on: Dec 23rd, 2014, 1:18am »
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G'day Pete, I think it's just the runt of the flock  
When I started building this it was going to be a railmotor based roughly on a Galloping Goose, then on the Minimal Facebook page I showed it without bodywork and someone called it the Naked Goose. So things just went on from there.
Besides it took me a long time to find a horn that had just the right Goosy sound  


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Enjoy the day....John.

Checked my pulse this morning,
There was one,
Can't get a much better start to the day than that....

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« Reply #283 on: Dec 26th, 2014, 4:35pm »
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on Dec 21st, 2014, 7:51am, pockets wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Moosey, look at 272, bottom photo. Interested?

 
pockets, the passenger railbus works equally well!  Just have to get 4 more of the 9.5 wheels to be able to power the trailer as well.  I have plenty of the motors and controllers.
 
http://www.jernbanen.dk/forum2/images/uploaded/2012112013243050ab848e5f793.jpg


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« Reply #284 on: Dec 26th, 2014, 4:40pm »
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on Dec 23rd, 2014, 1:18am, JWB46 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
G'day Pete, I think it's just the runt of the flock  
When I started building this it was going to be a railmotor based roughly on a Galloping Goose, then on the Minimal Facebook page I showed it without bodywork and someone called it the Naked Goose. So things just went on from there.
Besides it took me a long time to find a horn that had just the right Goosy sound  

 
...that be a 'neked goose' as an old friend used to say!  


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« Reply #285 on: Jan 3rd, 2015, 5:30pm »
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hi all,
 
as most of you know, wherever a projects...it doesn't always end up there.  the moose meadows project is ever-evolving, but will remain true to what we have discussed in the past.  i've never wanted a 'pretty' project...'dirty and crusty' is more fun and harder to do.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
couldn't resist the last one!


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« Reply #286 on: Jan 3rd, 2015, 5:36pm »
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a few more...
 

 

 

 

 

 


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« Reply #287 on: Jan 3rd, 2015, 5:41pm »
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....!!!
 

 

 

 


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« Reply #288 on: Jan 19th, 2015, 9:27pm »
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I love the VW passenger liner!  
 
John, yes please start a thread on your "minimalist" Naked Goose'
 
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« Reply #289 on: Jan 28th, 2015, 5:37pm »
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hi all,
 
spent a week with the pockets' family...keep them in your prayers.  thought i was going up there to add moral support, but guess what, i also got the support i needed to endure the insane work that i do.  mrs pockets has been in the hospital, but is home and doing better...even starting to marshall others in the work around the house!
 
the model t has evolved like a butterfly, but still remains true to it's roots...i'm so tickled at what it will soon be!  thank you pockets!~!
 
sorry, the rest of you will have to wait a little longer before the form can be revealed.
 
moose


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« Reply #290 on: Feb 11th, 2015, 5:09am »
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More stuff

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« Reply #291 on: Feb 11th, 2015, 5:10am »
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Short goose

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« Reply #292 on: Feb 11th, 2015, 5:10am »
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Inspectors car.

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« Reply #293 on: Feb 11th, 2015, 11:36am »
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This one could bee the same as the one above...

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One more

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hi steen!  
 
thanks for posting...i'm a fan of the show and had completely forgotten about the 'flivverball'!  
 
get stuff!
 
moose


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« Reply #296 on: Feb 27th, 2015, 8:08pm »
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Hi all.
 
for some time, pockets and i have done a bit of research and a little bit of fabrication into the model t railbus and trailer car.  both of us doing research and mainly pockets doing the fabrication.  in the time that has gone by from inception til now, we've never shown any of you evolution of the ford model t railtruck into what the final form will be, a railbus.  why? because the final form was never set in concrete 'cause we weren't sure until steen posted some of the most wonderful pics to date!  his postings just sparked our imaginations by combining the research we'd already done with the narrative of what moose meadows mining, timber & brewing would be.  
 
as many things do, this project evolved as more research was done.  initially, the only real goal was to produce a model that was unique and to a standard that pushed our skills further than they have ever been in the scales that comprise the ride-on or ride-in...and to enjoy the building phase however long it took to do.  we've never set a timetable, but simply enjoyed each twist and turn of the project as they occurred.  so...
 
in mid-january, i made the trip to michigan to aid a friend in need only to discover that my time with pockets and his family was much more cathartic for me, that i would come to realize as time passed and i was thinking about the trip home.  in one's life, one makes only a very few close friends.  the live steam hobby has been the exception, y'all have become family.
 
to my live steam family members, i wanted to show the progress in thought put to paper of the moose meadows #5 has it comes aborning.
 

 

 

 
 
the final consist will appear much as the picture below.  body shapes and running gear will be different, but ideas are there.
 

 
with the bulk of the fabrication work for the main section (the ford model t) falling on pockets, the two trailers are mine to deal with.  the model t and the 1st trailer will both be powered...and that's a one of my biggest challenges.  while identical power sections will be no problem to build, dual control of both is.  this is where i get to stretch my skills and understanding of digital interfaces.  i'm sticking with the tried and true curtis instruments motor controllers, but changing from analog control to digital interfaces via arduino micro-controllers.  may be old hat to others, but it is new to me.  something to explore and test...
 
for now, enjoy the look at where we are going with this project!
 
moose
 


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« Reply #297 on: Mar 2nd, 2015, 10:25am »
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@George
 
Thanks for the kind words
 
More this time from Norway
 

1923-12-18, Norsk Jernbanemuseum, Jernbaneverket
 
 

Skinnebil litra C-m nr. 18204, NAG, med karet litra C nr. 823 på Trondheim stasjon
 
VW

 

 

 

 

 

 


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« Reply #298 on: Mar 2nd, 2015, 9:36pm »
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George,
 
To power and control MM#5, why try to reinvent what already works? Look at the Plum Cove Studios, powered axles and controllers. They seem to work really well in their little box cabs. And the box cabs m.u. together easily. Something to think about.
 
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« Reply #299 on: Mar 4th, 2015, 7:57am »
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To days findings
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
More ( pins )here
 
https://www.pinterest.com/jpmentertainmnt/rail-inspection-cars/
 
https://www.pinterest.com/mattfuller78/hy-rails/
 
https://www.pinterest.com/amraceway/cars-on-rails/


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