The B&MC's newest vehicle....

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by shaygetz, Jul 6, 2004.

  1. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Due to all the comments coming in about the B&MC R.R.'s newest piece of motive power, I figured I'd run these pics of her up close and personal.

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  2. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    The booster engine came from a scrap box find at a yard sale. The rest is history ;)

    I'm as serious a modeler as most anyone in this hobby. I cut my teeth on the work of John Allen, Lynn Westcott, Bill McClanahan and others. The model pikes had names like The Erie Lacawampum, Chucklehead and Ticklefoot and the great Gorre and Daphetid. The was a seriousness to the craft but also a measure of whimsy, the idea and ability to create the outlandish within the realm of the plausible. John Allen's Ol' #13, the switcher/stegasaurus comes to mind.

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  3. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    The motor was painted black then silver and gold were dry brushed on for the pewter effect.

    It blesses me that you folks enjoy that measure of whimsy I bring to The Gauge. I love the hobby and enjoy passing it on to the next generation of modelers. I just bring that brand of whimsy that I was brought up on and hope that it has the desired effect. I enjoy the work I see on this forum and hope to inspire and be inspired for a long time to come.

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  4. Chessie1973

    Chessie1973 Member

    Fantastic as usual Shaygetz.

    I enjoy the little "easter eggs" , to use a computing term for little hidden extras, that you come up with. You should get a shot of all your little whimsical bits like this and make a sort of "family photo" of them all .
  5. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

    :wave: Toooo Kewl Shay :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: Jim
  6. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    My wife says she can understand why this was in the scrap box.
  7. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Shaygetz, now this is a big step forward in the development of MofW machinery!

    Bubba and Billy Joe Ray Bob, the shop rats wil have the kick of their life (literally! :D) when they make their first test run. Too bad that it will be a very short one - judging from the size of the fuel and liquid oxygen tanks the acceleration phase will last about 1.756332 seconds! :eek: :eek: :eek:

    However this will suffice for them to shoot them into the books of railroad history! :D :D :D


    PS: I love this little contraption - a brilliant idea! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  8. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

    Shaygetz, all I can say is that I'd hate to have to ride in the next car! :D :D :thumb: :thumb:
  9. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    Now that's my kind of ride. :thumb:
    Who gets to light the fuse?
  10. krokodil

    krokodil Member

    Perfect model, congratulation.

    I saw similar equipment in the big UdSSR used to clean tracks and switches from snow and ice. What about your railroad?

    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  11. NYC-BKO

    NYC-BKO Member

    Very innovative Shaygetz, reminds me of the NYC experimenting with jet engines in the sixties. Nice model!:thumb::thumb: What's it's top speed??????:eek:
  12. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    :cool: :thumb: :cool: :thumb: :cool: :thumb:
  13. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Whoo-hooo! Light that thing up and let's take a supersonic spin around the layout! :) That is very cool and lots of fun!
  14. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    So, a yellow singnal is warp factor 4, and a green is warp factor 10? By the way......brakes? did I really not see any brakes??...........SPLAAAT,,,ohhhhhh
  15. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Aye, the trick is to let it out a wee bit at a time, too much and folks tire of it quickly ;)

    Thanks, guys, I find these little deviations in the hobby road keep me fresh and thinking of new projects with a more serious tone to them.
  16. CN1

    CN1 Active Member

    shaygetz this is a cool vehicle! :cool: :D
    I like it a lot. Nicely done :thumb: :thumb:
  17. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

    Been watching Monster Garage again? :D
  18. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    I think you can build anything on rails and you'll find a prototype for it. Here is an example of a jet equipped little critter (of Conrail fame).

    However, I think in a race your rocket thingy would win hands down, Shaygetz! :D :D :D


    PS: Just for the few serious modelers still lurking around :eek: :D :wave: : Of course the real thing didn't use the jet engine for propulsion; they used it in the winter to melt ice and blow the snow out of the tracks.

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  19. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Cool, Ron :thumb: And people say I'm nuts....
  20. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    Yeah, but we spell it Nutz. Fred :D

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