Mystery Junk, What is it?

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by TrainClown, Nov 18, 2003.

  1. TrainClown

    TrainClown Member

    So I was at our local train show last week and I bought a box of HO train junk for ten bucks. It just looked good to me. I got three steam loco shells, about a dozen motors of different kinds, wheels and odd parts galore.

    I had a brake through when I put power to the motors and most of them worked in one way or another. I found this old chassy frame with no wheels, but it had brushes and ran, the drive gear was missing as well. I found another chassy of the same kind that had it's drive wheel but no brushes, also missing it's wheels. I looked further and found wheels and the rest of the parts to put together a working chassy.

    So I did. And it works!!!:D I found it had brass wheels down one side and figgured out it must have had another chassy with the wheels down the other side. I looked and found the parts for that too.

    Its a gas to see it go sailing around the track! But I have no idea what it is or how old it is. Mabie one of you guys have seen one of these and can tell me what it is.

    I think I'll build a Climax engine out of it.

    Here it is.

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  2. TrainClown

    TrainClown Member

    A close-up of one side.

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  3. TrainClown

    TrainClown Member

    The other side.

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  4. TrainClown

    TrainClown Member

    Just for fun, the box of junk.

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  5. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    Those are for a Tyco diesel loco. Probably a C-630.
    I see a lot of other goodies in that lot. I love those kind of deals.
  6. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    That's cool... I never seem to be able to find those kinds of deals...

    The little "self-contained" powered trucks are useful for making all sorts of stuff - especially non-prototypical silly things. I made a goose (ok, it really existed, but not for Canadian National) and used a similar truck to power it.

  7. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Too bad those old tyco's have to run in pairs. well, I guess if you want to use them for a critter, you just have to build 2 and MU them. Looks like prime candidates for a pair of little box cabs, something like this:

    :D :D :D

    Nice find TC...
  8. TrainClown

    TrainClown Member

    Thanks Ray. Any idea how old it might be?

    MasonJar - There are a couple of other chassy frames there. If I can find parts I would like to build a Goosey. Keep looking for that junk box;)

    Jon - Cool Box Cab! I thought I could put a little tender behind to be the other pick-up, if I was to build a little critter, and dispence with the six wheel truck. I think I will build a BIG Climax out of this set (did Climax have six wheel trucks?) A strange version of a three truck shay:rolleyes:

    Thanks again guys. Any idea where to get parts?

  9. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Trainclown, it looks like you already know where to get parts. :D
  10. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    Tyco started using that drive around 1973. Their 4 axle locos used the same truck, but the middle axle had a gear without the wheel and a retainer on the other side.
    They also used that drive in one of the 4 wheel diesel switchers. If you can find a set of those wheels and fabricate a couple of pick-up wipers you're in bussiness.

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