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    Default Interurban without wires, EMC Doodlebug

    Maryland & Pennsylvania #62, a two-engined, four motor passenger/smoker 65-foot gas-electric under construction......

    Not really purely traction, per se, but related:

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...62Yarmouth.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...2Yarmouth1.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...ondMills62.jpg


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    Default RE: Interurban without wires, EMC Doodlebug

    Looking good, Tim. Can't wait for a release.

    Harley

    P.S. An Interurban counts as Traction any day of the week in my book :-)

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    Default RE: Interurban without wires, EMC Doodlebug

    Tim, lovely work as usual. You keep going from strength to strength!

    Nearly a year ago, I modelled a similar vehicle. The Victorian Railways here in Australia imported two doodlebugs in the mid-late 1920s. Impressed, we built a few more (less than a dozen IIRC) and these vehicles were quite successful. Originally petrol-electric, they were re-engined in the early 1950s with diesel engines and became known as DERMs (Diesel-Electric Rail Motors). Two were modernised in the 1970s and the last of these vehicles was not retired until 1991! I cant think of any US Doodlebugs lasting in revenue service that long.

    Anyhoo, I made this model, which runs well and has proper sounds, although it doesn't have a cab as yet. Dunno if it'll ever see the light of day. Pretty good to see how the Aussie version compares to the US original.





    Oh yeah, it comes with a trailer, also modelled.

    Cheers,
    Matt
    Posting here since July 2002. I've had fun!

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    Hi Matt,

    That's a pretty spiffin' car you got there. Looks like it has double-ended controls. You say it has proper sounds, you mean you've got sounds from the proto-type diesel variant, or the gasoline unit? I'm using the default Kiha sounds, which are pretty believable. I need a different cabview than the PCCC GE doodlebug cab, which is entirely wrong for the EMC's. Anyway, great-looking model you have there, mate!

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    Default RE: Interurban without wires, EMC Doodlebug

    Crap I have been looking for one of them for long time Good Job. Will it have a trailer car?

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    >Crap I have been looking for one of them for long time Good
    >Job. Will it have a trailer car?

    I do have plans for the baggage cars these cars pulled, that's all.

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    Default RE: Interurban without wires, EMC Doodlebug

    Not one, but two ... !

    Congratualtions, gentlemen, for closing yet another gap in available prototypes, and for doing it in fine style at that. The shortliners are going to have a ball with these, particularly with the wealth of small steam and diesel power that are out there of late... -Phil

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    Default RE: Interurban without wires, EMC Doodlebug

    Cheers,
    Sebastian


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    Default RE: Interurban without wires, EMC Doodlebug

    Hi I was wondering if the creaters of the Doodle Bug or the L&PS ever thougth of using Bazza Motion 3 to make the locos and cars rock? http://www.trainsim.com/ts/dcboard.p...id=46335&page= see the small video on this link.

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    >Hi I was wondering if the creaters of the Doodle Bug or the
    >L&PS ever thougth of using Bazza Motion 3 to make the locos
    >and cars rock?
    >http://www.trainsim.com/ts/dcboard.p...id=46335&page=
    >see the small video on this link.

    Matt Austin built a Birney car that bobbed along the track, but it crashed the sim after a few bobs. Also, the headlight position stayed in one place while the car did it's thing, which was a real drawback.

    And Sabastian, I am already a bit overwhelmed at the moment with the 65-footer. Maybe an Espee 70-footer doodlebug could be made from an NP version which I'm planning on.

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