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Lets see your Unusual Motive Power
« on: November 08, 2012, 05:46:01 PM »
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Here is my unusual motive power!  I did not build any of it though.  Adam-Drasko found the turbines for me in obscure hobbie shops and the NP challanger I got off of Ebay for $100 and only needs 15 minutes of work.....Sweet deal!

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Re: Lets see your Unusual Motive Power
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2012, 05:51:00 PM »
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I don't have any motive power.


Hmm... that's true. You
should try waking Kiz
up in the morning...


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Re: Lets see your Unusual Motive Power
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2012, 06:09:17 PM »
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I don't have any motive power.

THAT's unusual!  :)

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Re: Lets see your Unusual Motive Power
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2012, 06:16:31 PM »
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Trying to get my head around "unusual".... What does one define as unusual....? I mean, what someone on the ATSF in 1960 might consider unusual might be normal on the CPR Kettle Valley sub.....
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Re: Lets see your Unusual Motive Power
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2012, 06:45:06 PM »
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Re: Lets see your Unusual Motive Power
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2012, 06:47:47 PM »
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I'd think that "Unusual" would mean something along the lines of "one-off" like an Eire Triplex, Baldwin Centipede, and/or any other strange locomotives that only a few were made and only one or two railroads purchased/used.
Chris' camelback is a good example. Although camelbacks were somewhat common on the CNJ and Eire for a time, they do look unusual and the camelbacks weren't widely used locomotives in terms of a national scene.

Or "Unusual" could mean a complete Foobie....

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Re: Lets see your Unusual Motive Power
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2012, 07:12:14 PM »
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Here is my unusual motive power!  I did not build any of it though.  Adam-Drasko found the turbines for me in obscure hobbie shops and the NP challanger I got off of Ebay for $100 and only needs 15 minutes of work.....Sweet deal!


So YOU'RE the one who got that challenger. Damn you Damn you! Lol  :trollface:
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Re: Lets see your Unusual Motive Power
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2012, 07:46:53 PM »
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Unusual power.
Got lots.
T6



U18B




SCL U28C  and L&N U25C


GP39



GP16



SD28


MOW truck




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Re: Lets see your Unusual Motive Power
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2012, 08:09:04 PM »
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Ron, how'd you build that U18B? That's all the Pickens RR ever runs
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Re: Lets see your Unusual Motive Power
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2012, 08:14:08 PM »
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Gee, Chris just had to bust out the Camelback early for the WIN  :o

Makes me feel silly posting my scratched wooden boxcab (on 44-tonner mech) and 18-ton Climax from Randgust's nifty kit (on a Kato Kritter chassis):



Messing with locos are definately not my thing (as evidenced by the huge "boneyard" on my workbench: once I take them apart...)

But exciting to see all the nifty stuff people have built!
Keep on showing!
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Re: Lets see your Unusual Motive Power
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2012, 08:16:03 PM »
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Ron, how'd you build that U18B? That's all the Pickens RR ever runs

Well, I have two for sale.  The SCL one above and an undec.
Contact me if interested.
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Re: Lets see your Unusual Motive Power
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2012, 08:20:42 PM »
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Here's two more.

This monstrosity.  Chessie GP40 and a CSX 40-2 hood.



And a lighter, wood burning Shay.


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Re: Lets see your Unusual Motive Power
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2012, 08:39:12 PM »
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I have an A-B set of Milwaukee Road FM Erie Builts. I'll get a good picture of them on the club layout this weekend and post it.
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It sounded like a good idea at the time... too bad the caboose wasn't in on the plan.

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Re: Lets see your Unusual Motive Power
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2012, 09:33:33 PM »
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GP10 rebuild:


SW1500:


C30-7A:


F40PHM-2C, which has been sitting on my workbench for years:


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Re: Lets see your Unusual Motive Power
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2012, 09:36:18 PM »
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Daniel.
Looking good.
 :D

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