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  1. Challenger for sale. No electronics, no lights. Has motors. Ran well before taking out the electronics. No electric wipers on wheels as it was converted to battery. As is, 600.00. plus shipping. Paypal. email: rbrown77138@verizon.net phone: 813-753-8961 Bob.
  2. You said motors, there is only one small motor, I believe that it is a Northwest Shortline motor, 28mm, by 40mm. There are two Hudson gear boxes that are modified to a straight shaft and I don't know the ratios. The wheels do not have traction rubbers. You have me wondering about the amp draw, so I am going to install an ammeter so we can see what is happening. The motor is powering all eight wheels, so all eight are pulling at the same time. I believe many more cars can be added. The 3 FAM cars weigh 20lbs. each. The loco weighs 22 lbs., and all cars have bearings. Bob.
  3. Here is a video of the FAM cars pulled by the T1. Bob.
  4. Yes, whenever I make a mold for a new truck, I always design into the mold a hole for the bearing and then, I can just slip the bearing into it. Bob.
  5. Bearings make a big difference and also the electrical pickups also cause drag. I might remove the pickups on the FAMS to further reduce drag, but then I would have to add batteries and a switch, or go easy peasy, but what a job that would be. Bob.
  6. I sat the first car down on the track and evidently I have a slight grade on the layout and it started to roll away, so very smooth and quiet. Even thought they are heavy, any loco will be able to pull them easily. Bob.
  7. Thanks Joe, I guess I will have to build some more cars like these, I have the molds, but not the time. Maybe next year. I can't afford to buy any more. Would look nice behind some E7s, or E8s. Bob.
  8. Here are the Fine Art Model cars outside, probably for the first time on a track outside. You are looking at about 60lbs. of brass sitting there. Bob.
  9. Thanks Sean. Most of the looking real is attributed to the FAM cars, but I tried to make the diaphragms as real as I could. The next test is to run them around curves, judging from the Superliner type diaphragms, these should do just fine. Bob.
  10. These Fine Art Model cars are very close coupled and require more scale diaphragms to work properly and this is what I am using. And these work as they should. One down four to go. Bob.
  11. I am after the same thing. In contact diaphragms that flex and look scale. I don't do 3d printers, so the flex part on my diaphragms are cloth and are flexible. On my Superliners, the diaphragms are rigid and mounted on coupler springs and work very well while still looking scale. They are much easier to construct. These cloth scale diaphragms are much more labor intensive but they do look good. I am finishing up the mounting of the diaphragms and will post pictures shortly. Bob.
  12. I am posting this tutorial in this post also. Bob.
  13. Here is a tutorial of the making of the diaphragms. I think I posted this before, but here it is again. Bob.

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