Spectrum GE 45 tonner in HO

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Spectrum GE 45 tonner in HO

Postby shortliner » Sat Oct 11, 2008 11:58 am

Oh, yes - I can see this being popular with Gn15 builders/bashers. It is smaller than the 44-tonner, and watching those fly cranks and rods moving is like looking at the mech in a pocket watch. For measurements see
http://www.rmweb.co.uk/forum/viewtopic. ... 51#p473253

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Postby dr5euss » Sat Oct 11, 2008 12:29 pm

Any idea of minimum radius, Jack?

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Postby shortliner » Sat Oct 11, 2008 1:29 pm

George - to be honest "No!" but in the first pic it is standing on a Hornby 1st radius curve which is about 14½" /371mm, and the bogies are not on full lock My guess is it may make a 12" curve - the second and third pics show the wheels hard over - HIH


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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Sat Oct 11, 2008 5:59 pm

Looks like it's a twin motor jobbie, one motor per bogie, is this correct do you know?
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Postby gfadvance » Sat Oct 11, 2008 6:33 pm

Afraid not , pretty sure according to the link Jack posted that its one motor -driveshafts and gears to the the bogies
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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Sat Oct 11, 2008 7:36 pm

I admit I had my doubts when I saw it was DCC ready, but I was hoping it was a double motor type.
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Postby shortliner » Sat Oct 11, 2008 8:43 pm

No, it is a central can motor with gear towers on each bogie - all wheel drive and pick-up

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Postby Glen A » Sat Oct 11, 2008 9:11 pm

I can tell you that the 44 tonner goes around much tighter curves than the hornby Radius 1, because I have one on my new module.

I too was very excited when I saw that 45 tonner with the outside cranks, until I saw the price. The prices I saw were something like twice the price of the 44 tonner. So the greedy person in me chose two new locos rather than one 45 tonner. It does look nice though.

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Postby michael » Sun Oct 12, 2008 3:14 am

Oooooooh I want one!!
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Postby Dallas_M » Sun Oct 12, 2008 8:53 pm

dr5euss wrote:Any idea of minimum radius ...?


Hi George & all --

Not sure of the MINIMUM yet ... but this model EASILY runs around 12" radius curves. I'm planning to make an On30 conversion kit for this and will get into more testing as time allows ... also have some ideas for bashing into Gn15 ... more on that if/when it develops.
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Postby MOG » Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:34 am

Gnice... well.. gnearly gnice.. potentially gnice.. :?
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Postby shortliner » Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:39 pm

The atlas forum has a topless photo on page3 (will probably change its name to The Sun next week)! 8) 8) 8)
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