Author Topic: ATSF doodlebugs M-115, M-150, M-130/175/184 classes from ATSF N Scale Models  (Read 1807 times)

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Dirk Jan Blikkendaal

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3D prints (shell and underbody details) with stainless steel etched details parts on a modified Tomytec chassis (2 different types), DC or DCC (sound possible).
Full description, building instructions and many more pictures om my website: www.atsfnscalemodels.com
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GhengisKong

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Any plans for an M-160 like the one in Dallas/Frisco, TX?

JMaurer1

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Why can't you be 'into' Southern Pacific?
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MTLJoe

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Beautiful work...

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Stunning. As usual, Dirk.

Dirk Jan Blikkendaal

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thanks to all....
regarding M-160: I might, but first these models...... also looking at M-190 (I have a good solution for the drivetrain)......
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I hadn’t seen your work before this. Wow! You are a truly modern craftsman. Love it.

thomasjmdavis

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I hadn’t seen your work before this. Wow! You are a truly modern craftsman. Love it.
The best part is that he produces kits of his best work for the rest of us, so we can all have one. Also lots of other useful info on his website.
atsfnscalemodels.com

Also worthwhile noting that the current dollar-euro exchange rate is the most favorable in many years for US customers.
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Tom D.

If you don't know what it is, don't throw it out.

Dirk Jan Blikkendaal

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Thanks Tom,

The currency situation is indeed worth mentioning as an added advantage........ more then 10% better than a year ago....... 1 Euro is 1 USD at mom.....

All the best, Dirk
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I took my own advice, and just sent in an order for a few kits.
Tom D.

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Beautiful. You continue to amaze me, Dirk!
Otto

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Dirk, I have the old Bachmann doodlebug. Could it be modified and used for the chassis? It's not a great runner, but still...
Thanks, Otto

Dirk Jan Blikkendaal

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Hi Otto,

I cannot say for sure...... I had a Bachmann doodlebug once ....... built M-183 by splicing 2 shells..... threw away the chassis and built a modified Tomytec drive for that one as well.
Main problem is the inside width...... 16,5 mm for the Bachmann and 15,5 for my models. Also the trucks on the Bachmann are equal ....front and rear..... prototype had a longer wheelbase front truck.
The stock Bachmann chassis is also too short but that can be lengthened without too much hassle I guess.
All in all I expect you can adapt the Bachmann with some filing and cutting but its probably easier to buy the 2 Tomytec chassis...the Bachmann is metal and the Tomytecs are plastic..... last ones much easier to adapt..
I saw them on eBay from $ 30-35 and up with postage from $ 5 and up....... from Japan, but they always delivered and you are protected against non-delivery by eBay anyway. 

Good luck and regards, Dirk
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Re: ATSF doodlebugs PAINTED / DECALLED
« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2022, 05:27:36 AM »
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Finally some pictures of finished models....... M-123, M-155 and M-180.
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thanks to all....
... also looking at M-190 (I have a good solution for the drivetrain)......

Dirk, fantastic models, as always.  Thx for all you do to share your ATSF modeling with us!

I am fortunate enough to have the Hallmark M-190 N scale models ( http://www.spookshow.net/loco/m190.html ),
If you need some measurements or other closeup photo shots of those models for any assistance you need on a M-190 project, feel free to ask me and I am happy to help.  :)
John Sing
Venice, FL
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