AstroGoat and CaTTwoman's 2020 TT Scale Resolutions

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Bill Dixon wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:04 pm
CaTTwoman281 wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:41 am
We do have plans for another show this year, the Spud Valley Model Railroad Club is hosting their show next month in Fargo, ND, with ample spacing to allow for social distancing at the show.
I hope you are watching the Covid status of ND. On a map I saw yesterday, ND was one of six states marked as a recommended 'Shelter at Home' status. 2/3 of the country was no unnecessary travel. One state was OK right now, Vermont I think, and the rest of the country was travel with caution.

Up here in Canada, Quebec may be experiencing the start of the second wave.
We are a long way from through this pandemic.

Stay safe out there.
We are keeping an eye on the situation, and at present time, are uncertain if we will even go to the show at this point.
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Status Report: 22September2020
1.) TT Scale Displays 01/02
2.) TT Scale Locomotives 06/06 - COMPLETE
3.) TT Scale Figures 160/120 - COMPLETE
4.) TT Scale Modules xx/04
5.) TT Scale Structures 15/12 - COMPLETE
6.) TT Scale MOW Equipment 07/12

Two MOW Rail carts have been built, now it is time for detail and paint work:
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Status Report: 23September2020
1.) TT Scale Displays 01/02
2.) TT Scale Locomotives 06/06 - COMPLETE
3.) TT Scale Figures 160/120 - COMPLETE
4.) TT Scale Modules xx/04
5.) TT Scale Structures 15/12 - COMPLETE
6.) TT Scale MOW Equipment 08/12

A third MOW cart frame has been built, and one of the earlier carts has been converted into a rail speeder:
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That is a great idea with the rail carts and speeder. They look good. :thumbup:
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MacG wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:37 am
That is a great idea with the rail carts and speeder. They look good. :thumbup:
Thanks. They will look better painted and with people on them.

The third cart has also become a speeder, and a fourth cart has been built that will remain as such. At present time, I have one more pair of axles that I have prepped for use, so a fifth MOW cart/speeder will likely happen today. The axles are made from Z-scale axles which have been cut in half and expanded using a section of plastic tubing. As a result, the carts and speeders are static, as they do not have rolling axles.
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This is also an option. Methought to use perhaps the wheelsets from European transport cars for semi-truck and trailer for the speeders.

Mueller wheelset diameter 4,1mm

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MacG wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:47 am
This is also an option. Methought to use perhaps the wheelsets from European transport cars for semi-truck and trailer for the speeders.

Mueller wheelset diameter 4,1mm

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Thanks for the idea. I will have to look into that later on, when I try to build "motive" speeders and such.
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Status Report: 24September2020
1.) TT Scale Displays 01/02
2.) TT Scale Locomotives 06/06 - COMPLETE
3.) TT Scale Figures 160/120 - COMPLETE
4.) TT Scale Modules xx/04
5.) TT Scale Structures 15/12 - COMPLETE
6.) TT Scale MOW Equipment 10/12

Two more speeders have been built, which has depleted my ready stock of customized axles. I do have another pack of Z scale axles at the ready, I just need to take the time to prep them for TT gauge. Now it is time to select paint and detail work for these little buggers. I am not sure if I like the "streamlined" speeder (the one in front). I guess a little detail work will help it out.
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I didn't know what a speeder is in the railroad industry so I looked it up on the internet.
All the photos in the Wikipedia gallery shows the motor car as semi enclosed.
Also the general dimensions listed is just under 10 feet (1 inch scale) length. That is small.
Wheel diameter 16 inch (0.133 inch scale, 3.378 mm)

Also seen some YouTube videos of the Duisburg Wedau DB Gleisbau train yard with the same type of motor car construction outline.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railroad_speeder
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A small suitable chassis would be the "Super Mini Size Motorized Chassis TU-9A - Tsugawa Yokou 14046". It is N-scale. But you can widen the axles for TT. They are out of two axle parts. Maybe the "TU-7T Tsugawa Yokou 14008" and other from this manufacturer has the same functionality. Okay, the wheels are a little bit too big. I guess a diameter of 5mm.

There are also fully enclosed speeder. C&NW Speeder
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