HO and OO Pictures - Lionel, Flyer, Marx, Etc!

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, July 23, 2022 8:52 AM

Speaking of Marx, anyone remember James Flynn and his revival of the Marx line back in the 1990's?  Well he's got a YouTube channel which is going to be my latest binge-watch!  I've watched his "Variations On A Class J" (my title) and it's very enjoyable!  Here's the link:

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Posted by pennytrains on Saturday, July 23, 2022 6:26 PM

Oh yes!  I always wanted that Century Dreyfuss!

Big Smile  Same me, different spelling!  Big Smile

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, July 23, 2022 6:37 PM

You know, I remember Jim and Debbie Flynn's Marx revival and while I have to say the trains didn't interest me I will say they were positively elegant.

Louis Marx would have been proud!

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Posted by Leverettrailfan on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 12:57 PM

Thought I should give an update, though I'm not doing anything at the moment about it- the 'road test' for the 0594 was... unsuccessful. I got it running, but not running well. It's clearly drawing way too much current. It also appears that I installed the worm shaft backwards. It doesn't hurt the running quality as far as I can tell, but it causes the engine to run backwards to how it should.
Currently I'm thinking about purchasing the neccesary tap and screws to make it easy to take apart and reassemble the geared truck, so I don't have to break the truck in order to disassemble it.

As far as the motor, I have my concerns it's not strong enough for the job it was given. I think eventually I'll be trying out something I did for my 0055- adding some neodymium magnets in addition to the already existing alnico magnet. Not yet sure how, since I have less clearence to work with, but that's a problem for when I return home from Maine. 
The rubber coupling I improvised (insulation removed from an appliance power cord) is causing issues but I think I can resolve them by making one of the shafts longer somehow- the flexibility of the rubber is unhelpful if the 'gap' between the shafts is significant.

That's all to report for now. More news as this story develops.

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