maisto locos

maisto locos

Postby jmass » Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:29 am

has anybody tried to power the maisto gp 40s? i know this was mentioned a long time ago on the forum, but dont remember what was mentioned. their slightly smaller in lenght and width so im guessing this would be a bit of a problem. im saying gp 40s as thats the closest looking loco to the maisto.
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Re: maisto locos

Postby ConducTTor » Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:55 am

It's a Haggis pain in the Haggis to get a mech in a true TT sized hood loco - I can't imagine what it'd be like in an undersized one.
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Re: maisto locos

Postby Arseny » Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:29 am

But N-scale modellers somehow can do it ?.. ;)
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Re: maisto locos

Postby ConducTTor » Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:12 pm

They have Lionel and friends to do it for them ;)
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Re: maisto locos

Postby CaTTwoman281 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:07 am

I cracked open one of our Maisto "TT" engines, and the width available to mount anything is about 75% of the 1:120 Lionel locos.

It might be possible to use a N scale GP-7 motor with the Maisto loco with TT scale running gear, or am I wrong with this idea?
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Re: maisto locos

Postby Arseny » Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:26 am

I think it is a good idea!
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Re: maisto locos

Postby jmass » Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:23 pm

i was thinking of purchasing a life like n scale dash 8 and seeing about fitting that into a maisto loco.
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Re: maisto locos

Postby CaTTwoman281 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:31 pm

jmass wrote:i was thinking of purchasing a life like n scale dash 8 and seeing about fitting that into a maisto loco.


I have a Life Like GP7 in N scale, that we are thinking of using as a test article for this, and we do have some other cab units that might be worthy donors, such as our N scale New Haven RS-3.
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Re: maisto locos

Postby scaro » Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:52 pm

this is one of the possible 'cheats' for getting a TT mechanism fast. there are a few N chassis that line up on the truck centres correctly for things in TT. for example the atlas C628 / C630 , with substituted 12mm gauge axles on inner and outer axle of the existing truck, and reworked pickups, would be exactly right for a TT scale GP7-20. another idea might be a shapeways or similar truck casing designed to fit N scale atlas or kato chassis. at least then there is less work to do with things like mounting motors, or worrying about driveshafts, transmission or DCC. in one way it seems sensible to piggyback on the work of the atlases et al, who have got this kind of thing down to a fine art.
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