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Joetrain59

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Looking for Doodlebug pix.
« on: February 02, 2018, 01:23:25 AM »
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Replacing the LED on an older Bmann Doodlebug, has now evolved into the do it now, rather than later deal. It's an undec, I want to do up for a foobie job of a long gone road, that never made it to dieseldom. Can someone direct me to a source, or several, of proto pix of these cars? Like to see model pix in N scale, too.
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 Joe D

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Re: Looking for Doodlebug pix.
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2018, 02:02:42 AM »
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Re: Looking for Doodlebug pix.
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2018, 02:17:47 AM »
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UP ran self-propelled cars from McKeen, EMC and Brill. A Brill (?) car was converted into a rail detector car:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/locoPicture.aspx?id=153136

Here's another, in revenue service:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=4112040
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Re: Looking for Doodlebug pix.
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2018, 01:43:38 PM »
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@Joetrain59

The Bmann Spectrum doodlebug is an EMC make.  There are several great books on this subject, including Keilty's book "Interurbans Without Wires".  Utah Rails posted a PDF of this section, with photos, of this long out of print book.

http://utahrails.net/pdf/Keilty_EMC.pdf


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Re: Looking for Doodlebug pix.
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2018, 09:39:36 PM »
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Thanks Jake,
 Glad to see LV and B&M had a few, confirming there were some in the Northeast. Think I will use a bigger headlight on front, with #boards. Those awning style cab shades are a doozy.
 Joe D

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Re: Looking for Doodlebug pix.
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2018, 04:51:01 PM »
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The B&M had a lot of doodlebugs. Here is a selection: https://imgur.com/a/BkCD9