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« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2010, 02:08:18 AM »

Gordon, if you have the patience, try and cobble together a whole diorama for the monorail. That would be a real show stopper (not to mention feature article). -- Russ
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« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2010, 12:05:35 PM »

Thanks for the year.

I read somewhere, I believe it was in the Narrow Gauge & Industrial Review, about another monorail. This monorail was located in Ireland. One of the interesting thing was that it used a "full-size" steamlocomotive !

You can read more on the museum's website; http://www.lartiguemonorail.com/Index.htm  and on wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lartigue_Monorail. .
Some more reading material; http://www.dself.dsl.pipex.com/MUSEUM/LOCOLOCO/lartigue/lartigue.htm and some pictures http://eiretrains.com/Photo_Gallery/L/Lisselton/A&Bindex.html

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« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2010, 12:07:26 AM »

Thanks Marc for the great links.

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« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2010, 10:45:58 PM »

This photo shows most of the parts for the frame for the second loco. This loco has a coupler on both ends. with a sand box sitting above the couplers. The parts for the end of the coupler are missing along with the front and rear engine mounting assembly. The parts in the box are for the four journals. The frame is made from wood channel with brake parts above, coupler parts on the ends, and axle and wheel parts below.

 

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« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2010, 01:59:21 AM »

This man is a buildin' fool! The paint ain't even dry on the Dickson and he's already begun another project. Mercy! -- Russ
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« Reply #20 on: June 08, 2010, 05:53:10 AM »

Gordon, I just love seeing how you build this stuff.  Very inspirational.
Thanks for the "Exploded View"
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« Reply #21 on: June 08, 2010, 06:33:19 AM »

Gordon

Can't believe you've started a new one.  This really should be an interesting build.  But then again everything you build is interesting.
Looking forward to seeing this come together

Jerry
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« Reply #22 on: June 08, 2010, 07:38:52 AM »

Now that is cool!
Gordon, I hope to see more of how the engines come together.
Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #23 on: June 08, 2010, 01:21:35 PM »

ah yes.. more magic!  Cool

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« Reply #24 on: June 08, 2010, 02:16:50 PM »

This one is even more unusual than your "classical" production, Gordon. Another interesting thread to follow.
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« Reply #25 on: June 08, 2010, 08:55:33 PM »

Goodness in the time I need to decide which x-acto blade to use Gordon has a complete "kit" built and ready to assemble.

Very inspirational. This is indeed a good one to keep an eye on.

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« Reply #26 on: June 08, 2010, 09:40:16 PM »

Thanks guys.  Here's three photos of the two loco frames, #1 is painted and #2 is ready for paint. I'm still looking for a motor for loco #2, maybe Marty's Plymouth or a motor I have from a 1931 Ford Model A kit by Minicraft in 1:16 scale. The outriggers are kicking my ass, but that is part of the challenge.  The locos are sitting on jigs I built out of scrap pieces of wood.  I will do the outriggers before moving on to the motors. 







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« Reply #27 on: June 08, 2010, 10:05:23 PM »

Beautiful, elegant and inspiring.

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« Reply #28 on: June 08, 2010, 10:36:02 PM »

Very cool!
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« Reply #29 on: June 09, 2010, 01:48:15 AM »

Construction problems seem to be moving from standard to insane. Why do I think Gordon will make the solutions seem simple? -- Russ
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