Galloping Goose - ready to run

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by shamus, Mar 21, 2001.

  1. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Okay guys, here's my scratchbuilt Galloping Goose, made from a Model A Van.
    [​IMG]
  2. George

    George Member

    Shamus, I'm spinning in my chair! How did you start/finish this project with such speed? That's really neat!

    What are you using for a drive mechanism? the front wheel looks like it's from a Bachmann speedster chassis?

    George
  3. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi George,
    The motor part started out life as a Backmann Brill trolley.

    The front set of wheels, I had to make the bogie and used N-scale wheels with longer axles.
    Here's another photo of it.
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  4. George

    George Member

    A fine job, indeed Shamus! [​IMG]

    What's to happen with the body of the brill? Going to make a snackbar out of it, or will you park it somewhere in the weeds?

    George.
  5. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi George, the brill trolley body shell has made the journey of all items not in use, to my junk box. You never know, I might just be able to find something off it later.

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  6. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Sorry Guys, It wasn't a brill trolley I used, it was a San Francisco Cable Car that was hacked around.
  7. Virginian

    Virginian Member

    Boy o Boy!
    shamus, I'm not going to bother with getting a photo of that club member's goose...yours is much better!!
    But where is the 'grip' or 'conductor' from that Cable Car?...I don't see them in the cab...you put the poor guys out of work when you 'trashed' their car...you could at least give them a job as janitors for those crew bunk houses!!!
    Thanks for more great photos of your layout, as well as sharing "The Gosling" [​IMG]
    VGN




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  8. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi Virginian,
    Still like to see a photo of that club member's goose. I am going to make the bus #5 as soon as I get the Bus body.
  9. Virginian

    Virginian Member

    Hi shamus,
    Okeedoke,
    I'll put my little camera in the truck and try to get a shot as soon as I can.
    VGN
  10. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Thanks Virginian, look forward to seeing it.
    Got the small packet yet?

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