mtuandrew wrote:OK then - consider it done.
Side note: I want to see a four-truck freight motor in action, after seeing them in Middleton's book. That's something that no mainline diesel-powered freight can ever replicate nowadays.
heh, I am working on my 4 truck North Shore box cab freight motor imported by Milwaukee Car Works, I bought it from another fellow at a nice price. My initial run tests it could not run well at slow speeds, it used the ole traditional spring drive. it caused the body to wobble also because of all the torque. My plan was to use NWSL PDT's, and I bought them, but were too high, so I put the model away and all the parts in hopes a better way came along, I was trying some double gearing things, but then I studied the NWSL new Stanton truck, and it was smaller than the PDT in many ways, so I took a gamble and ordered form my LHS. He accidentally ordered 2, I took them, I only ordered one for testing. Got them home and yeppers, they fit, only little tweaking. I order 2 more stantons but got only one as walthers must be out of stock, so I modded one of my PDT's, only one could really fit...with modding and it isnt really perfect either, so when the other Stanton arrives, its out. But I just got all for drives installed and wired when I found this thread searching for pics.
I'm planning some pics and take a video of it operating that might happen kinda soonish but I am still in the middle of working on it. But all 4 drives work, but I had some sticky problems with one Stanton being fussy and I had to take it apart to find out, not sure what but put it back together carefully.
So you will get your wish. The engine should crawl at switching speeds.