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Zillertal face lift

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Zillertal face lift
Posted by Road Foreman of Engines on Friday, October 20, 2023 4:29 PM

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipOaJybzk9GTld2wEJSMIozFhFHo4B5Tp0Mdi6JanIJAlMPmhL_Dzr7iO-0PFBG4-w?key=ak9HaUE5Zl9SM2lDMndQMmZOcXVCcmhCQUFYc1h3
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ere's some detailing to my old Zillertal. It is a smooth runner, but was missing some detail parts. This is the new look for this engine.

Paul

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Posted by Road Foreman of Engines on Sunday, October 22, 2023 12:57 PM

I realized that my cylinders have a " Duracell" look to them! Copper pipe caps from the hardware store are cylinder heads. Plus detail parts from Train Li. I am happy with the look.

  Heavy Bushwhacking to tidy up the overgrown shrubbery has taken time away from other projects, but necessary. My garden railway is mostly completed other than maintenance and scenic enhancements. Maintenance is a constant.

Paul

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Posted by Road Foreman of Engines on Sunday, October 22, 2023 3:51 PM

And, the Stainz needed something. A, a dude ! Just what it needed.

Paul

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Tuesday, October 31, 2023 3:05 AM

Paul,

 

Nice job on the Zillertal!  Ours ate "his" idlers again earlier this year, so, much as we love the lumbering looks of this loco, we retired "him" to ceremonial duties.  TrainLi rebuilt him from the bottom up a couple years ago, to include replacing the chassis, drive wheels, rods, and axes. There is something going on that is beyond  that rework, I guess!

 

Eric

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Posted by Road Foreman of Engines on Tuesday, October 31, 2023 2:54 PM

Hi Eric,

 I have a lot of older trains, many H0 and N from 40 to 60 years ago. Sometimes I can fix them and keep them going, sometimes they become display models. Just worn out, and even if I get them going, maybe not for long. Others just keep going. Who knows why? It's the normal cycle of things, unfortunately....

  My cog engine is wearing down the teeth on the cog gear. I ordered a new drive wheel set with cog gear from Train Li, and I have it ready when needed. I should get a second backup cog engine, because I am running this one always.

Paul 

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Posted by Curmudgeon on Thursday, February 15, 2024 8:14 PM

PVT Kanaka

Paul,

 

Nice job on the Zillertal!  Ours ate "his" idlers again earlier this year, so, much as we love the lumbering looks of this loco, we retired "him" to ceremonial duties.  TrainLi rebuilt him from the bottom up a couple years ago, to include replacing the chassis, drive wheels, rods, and axes. There is something going on that is beyond  that rework, I guess!

 

Eric

 

I cannot "start a conversation" with you. No idea why. e-mail me on your Zillertal chassis.

TOC

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Posted by Road Foreman of Engines on Saturday, February 17, 2024 10:14 AM

Hi C,

 I wasn't clear if you were trying to reach me or Eric?  Some features on these forums don't actually work....

  We just grin and bear it....

Paul

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Posted by Curmudgeon on Saturday, February 17, 2024 7:58 PM

Yeah, I know. Finally found out Outlook Express 11 will sometimes work.

If you have a trashed Zillertal drive, I know where there is a 2071 chassis.

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Posted by Road Foreman of Engines on Sunday, February 18, 2024 9:28 AM

O.K., thanks!

 My Zillertal has been good, no problem. Eric has been battling problems on and off, he may need this.

 Thanks again,

Paul

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