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44 Tonner
« on: May 03, 2006, 01:49:08 PM »
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For those of you that expressed an interest in the shell I won on ebay....



It's a little flashy but should clean up nicely.

Some other images at:

http://warweb.homelinux.net/gallery/view_album.php?set_albumName=44tonner

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Re: 44 Tonner
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2006, 01:53:38 PM »
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cool, who sold it? 

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Re: 44 Tonner
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2006, 01:56:51 PM »
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Cool!

I think a static (non-powered) GE 44T would make a popular model to place on sidings (until technology makes powered N scale versions economically viable).

Although I've seen many 44T over the years - I've never seen one actually move. 8)

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Re: 44 Tonner
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2006, 02:01:45 PM »
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Couldn't a Kato "critter: be used to power it? I have a critter that I am DCCing to put under a box car.


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Re: 44 Tonner
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2006, 02:10:19 PM »
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Tom, a chap called Bruce Gavins  hatter75 on ebay. I have an email for him if you want it, PM me if you do.



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Re: 44 Tonner
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2006, 02:23:36 PM »
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Guys, you can fit a critter under one as Randy and other's have demonstrated..that's my plan too.

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Re: 44 Tonner
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2006, 04:15:51 PM »
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Cool!


Although I've seen many 44T over the years - I've never seen one actually move. 8)

For a period of time around 1957 ish my Mother worked at the American Chickle Co in Long Island City( Chicklets Gum , Black Jack , etc ) . When my father drove there to pick her up from work he used to drag me along . There were some GE 44 ton's working the streets and loading alley ways . I don't remember the road name , I was only 11 or so , but I enjoyed seeing anything on the rails , and those were a common sight .

I would like about 4 of those cutie pies . Does this guy sell these , or is this a one off item ?

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Re: 44 Tonner
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2006, 05:06:48 PM »
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For a period of time around 1957 ish my Mother worked at the American Chickle Co in Long Island City( Chicklets Gum , Black Jack , etc ) . When my father drove there to pick her up from work he used to drag me along . There were some GE 44 ton's working the streets and loading alley ways . I don't remember the road name , I was only 11 or so , but I enjoyed seeing anything on the rails , and those were a common sight .

I would like about 4 of those cutie pies . Does this guy sell these , or is this a one off item ?

He was selling them via ebay, but may have more than the one I got as I know he had previously sold some others on there.

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Re: 44 Tonner
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2006, 06:09:41 PM »
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He got back to me , I bought 2 at 18 bucks a pop plus 4.50 S&H . I will need to do the sideframes and hand rails I guess , but having the Kato B units and the shells is a giant step done . I hope somebody makes these compleated , I woud get 2 more .

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Re: 44 Tonner
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2006, 06:41:42 PM »
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Chris333, Randy,

What Kato chassis would work best:

http://nscalesupply.com/KAt/KAT-b-trains.html

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Re: 44 Tonner
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2006, 06:42:21 PM »
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John H could possible get you sideframe castings.

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Re: 44 Tonner
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2006, 06:43:26 PM »
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Tom,
The bottom 3 on that page are the same except for the side frame styles (all non,USA)

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Re: 44 Tonner
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2006, 07:10:24 PM »
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John H could possible get you sideframe castings.

Sorry , but who is John H ? How do I contact him please ?

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Re: 44 Tonner
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2006, 07:15:28 PM »
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I always wanted them ..... now its being shipped . One for the UP and one for the Wyoming & La Grande . I picked up a Western Craft PE freight electric to ship on a flat car just as these GE units . I paid through the nose for that kit , these GE units make up for that .


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Re: 44 Tonner
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2006, 08:23:53 PM »
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Tom,
The bottom 3 on that page are the same except for the side frame styles (all non,USA)

Didn't Randy hint that the resistor was changed with the latest version of these?  Would the stock number be the same?