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Old 04-25-2017, 04:24 PM
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It isn't, per se, but if I drill a hole in the throttle lever, and find a safe spot away from the boiler to mount a small servo, I can put the ESC and a small battery pack in a small tender or boxcar, to be towed directly behind the engine.
Old 04-26-2017, 05:22 PM
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I see what you mean. that's a good idea mike.
Old 08-30-2017, 12:48 AM
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Good job.
Old 08-30-2017, 04:16 PM
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Thanks
Old 09-07-2017, 05:52 PM
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Mike, may want to make sure your using waterproof electronics. Guessing you'll be slinging moisture around with the live steam in various forms. Cool looking steamer for sure!
Old 09-08-2017, 05:26 PM
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Thanks Benny, having a lot of fun with it in manual run (no RC)
Old 09-09-2017, 08:04 PM
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show us some running pic's mike.
Old 09-10-2017, 10:22 AM
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Looks Sweet. I'm shocked at the price you paid for the Jeep and Wagon. "Great Find, and Great Build"
Old 09-10-2017, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by RustedRC View Post
show us some running pic's mike.
I can't remember how I uploaded to Vimeo the last time, still working on it

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Looks Sweet. I'm shocked at the price you paid for the Jeep and Wagon. "Great Find, and Great Build"
Thanks, monster, I got lucky, a family was cleaning out their house prior to moving, and they had the jeep and trailer, and a bunch of gold pan RC's. The RC's, they knew were valuable, and were in negotiations with another customer, when I walked up to them and offered $5, and was surprised when they took it.
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Mike, I usually upload to youtube then just copy and paste the link to the vid.
Old 11-06-2017, 04:51 PM
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try this
Old 11-06-2017, 09:28 PM
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that's awesome. did you get a radio setup in there?
Old 11-07-2017, 06:24 PM
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Not yet, I think it'll be a winter project, and although other guys have put the electronics inside the cab, which is tight, I'll find a spot for the throttle servo, but I think I'll put the battery and the receiver in a car behind the engine, because it does get hot in the cab. Still chatting with some friends on the RR forums to see what's going to work best.
Old 11-08-2017, 05:11 AM
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looks like it slowed down for the turn. that's why I was asking. after you get a battery in it you should add some lights.
Old 11-08-2017, 05:30 PM
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The layout isn't perfectly level, there are some dips and rises, and on the rises is where it slows down, steam builds, and it takes off again. installing a servo on the throttle will even that out with a little practice. Definitely need a headlight, but the frame has to be made out of metal, as it will mount to the front of the smokebox.
Old 12-23-2017, 01:10 PM
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MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, AND YOUR FAMILIES, may you be blessed this season, and through the New Year!!
Old 12-26-2017, 08:23 PM
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I just read the whole thread and the evolution of this truck was a delight to watch and see. Every other post you just made it better and better. Well done
Old 12-27-2017, 06:14 PM
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Thanks Neil
Old 01-27-2018, 09:27 PM
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good work
Old 02-28-2018, 04:19 PM
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Thanks, it's a blast to drive. I sent the trailer to a friend, looks good in pictures, but a pain-in-the-ass to trail with.
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HAPPY EASTER!!
Hopefully the Easter Bunny left you all with some RC gifts!
Old 08-21-2018, 04:18 PM
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Hello all ! Every day, I come on my desktop after work, and I go through the numerous forums I'm on to see what's new, questions that I can answer whether they're directed at me or to someone else, if it's a subject that I can add to, I will. When I check this thread, the number of views sometimes increases drastically, which tells me folks are looking to see what I did so they can apply or not make the same mistakes I did, to their projects. Either way, you guys and gals need to start your own build threads to show the rest of us your builds, no matter the scale.
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Old 12-31-2018, 05:41 PM
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HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL!!

Heading to bed, I'll be out salting in the wee hours when some of you are heading home from festivities
Old 06-10-2019, 10:52 AM
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Hey guys. I am an RC scale airplane nut and I am currently finishing a Yellow Aircraft P-38. I would love to find somebody who would sell me a bone stock RC conversion of a !/6 scale Hasbro Willys jeep. I don't want the lift kit and big tires, just the stock version. I would use it to tow my P-38 about 400' down to my flying field. I think that would be super cool. Since my thing is RC planes, I don't really have the time to build one myself. If anybody has such a thing or would be willing to build one, I would love to hear from you.

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