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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-21-2014, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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O/T - Train project update

I finally made a little progress on this project. There over a hundred ties, half a mile plus of rail and some rock and dirt at the construction staging area. Over the weekend, I was able to remove the body from the locomotive to get to the drivetrain easier. The good news is that the engine rotates freely.
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That's great, Will! It's about time. How much does the locomotive weigh?

I've been wondering if you were making any progress. I want a ride before I'm too old to climb aboard.

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Cool Will!

Ya only go around once, best to enjoy it the first trip.
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Here is the sales brochure. Advertised to weigh over 3600 pounds and I'd say it's probably right. The body weighs around 200 pounds.
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I never would have guessed it was that heavy. What is the power plant?

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It has a Ford Industrial engine that is also the engine used in the Ford 600 series tractors. It is a 134 ci 4 cylinder.
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It has an as yet unidentified 3 speed transmission behind it and then another gearbox to offset the drive down to the driveshafts.
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There is something in there that I have no idea what it is. It shows up in the picture in the post with the transmission at the bottom of the picture. Here are a few more pictures. Any ideas?
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It kind of looks like a fuel pump. Is there anything but wires running to it?

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Fuel pump is engine driven. I think I may have figured it out. It has wires running to the rear of the locomotive to a connector to the cars. The only thing electrical on the cars is this circuit going through to the rear of the rear car to the red light. I think this is a mechanical flasher.

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