This train was built by my wife partly from instructions in a couple of the junior set manuals and partly by herself.
The friction motor is capable of providing sufficient power to move this model. However, be careful as I heard an rather ominous click come from it during one of the windups. Luckily, the motor seems to have survived the ordeal without damage. Using multiple motors to power the model is an alternative worth considering.
Here is a view of the entire train linked together.
A rear view of the entire train linked together.
Side view of the engine. The motor drives the rear wheels of this one and it is almost completely hidden by the train body.
The middle two side dumping cars are shown linked together. These two cars are almost the same. The only significant difference being in the construction of the forward (right) linkages. One is to the engine and the other joins the two cars together.
Finally, a side view of the final carrage.
Parts used in the construction of the train:
|J2||7||Flat Strip 2 holes||J121||6||Double Cube|
|J4||6||Flat Strip 4 holes||J122||7||Square Block|
|J5||2||Flat Strip 5 holes||J221||1||Double Quarter Block|
|J6||6||Flat Strip 6 holes||J263||2||Large Curved Block|
|J51B||68||Bolt||J316||9||Axle Rod 6.25"|
|J51N||71||Nut||J531||2||Short Double Bracket|
|J53||25||Washer||J532||1||Long Double Bracket|
|J54B||4||Pivot Bolt||J562||5||Flanged Double Bracket|
|J56||15||Locking Pin||J711||5||Right Angle Bracket|
|J75||16||Wheel and Tyre||J922||2||Triangle|
|J76||1||Large Pulley||1||Recoil Motor|
|J80||1||Tool Buddy||2||Dog Clutch for Motor|
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