Tagged With "Dog Food Factory"

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Menards dog food factory if you bought it

dobermann ·
Picked mine up today. Pretty nice building until I pluged it in. The lights flicker. Temporarily it's plugged in to a Menards wall wart that seems to be pretty hot. Next week I'll get it hardwired in to 4.5 line under the layout and see if the flickering stops. Anyone else have the flickering problem? Thanks
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3 rail Slinky Dog

Stoshu ·
This was one of the more interesting and fun projects I've done. I've field tested it and the kids love it.... SO... Start with this Remove pull string and add a set of trucks with a metal mounting plate. Now add it to your favorite train. Thomas and friends seem to work the best... He needs a little weight behind him for the effect. Kids and families seem to relay enjoy this a shows. Bruce....
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walt rapp ·
that is so cool !!!! I bet kids just love it. great project Bruce, very imagiinative. walt
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MNCW ·
Bruce, Nicely done. Thanks for sharing it. Tom
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Lionlman ·
Great idea! I am sure it’s a real attention getter.
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walt rapp ·
Not that price is everything, but I just checked Amazon and the first 2 that I saw went for $45 and $48 plus postage. That's a bit of an ouch! But it's such a neat and fun idea, maybe this is a case where money isn't the end-all-be-all determinant - walt
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POTRZBE ·
That is too cool. I did COL! I am sure these can be found at yard sales or Goodwill for a bit less than 45 bucks.
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Stoshu ·
Not that price is everything, but I just checked Amazon and the first 2 that I saw went for $45 and $48 plus postage. That's a bit of an ouch! But it's such a neat and fun idea, maybe this is a case where money isn't the end-all-be-all determinant Whoa, that is steep, I think I paid about half of that. Word has gotten out, Now there is a rush on them... 8-)
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POTRZBE ·
If price is a factor, they are a bit less on eBay.
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Putnam Division ·
Brilliant! Peter
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TonkaNut ·
Bruce, That is one of the most imaginative ideas I've seen in a long time. How do we get young people interested in model railroading? Projects like this are a great start. Well done! TJ
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Sean007 ·
Very cool idea! Thanks for posting.
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Doug W. ·
How about if you were to use one of the K-Line speeders or handcars with the Slinky Dog on two of the little flats.
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Mixed Freight ·
Way too cute! I think Mitch needs one of them for the Razorback Traction Company!
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Stoshu ·
How about if you were to use one of the K-Line speeders or handcars with the Slinky Dog on two of the little flats. That would work, but you would have to anchor the feet to the flat somehow. I would lean towards a set of trucks. Most people have a pair laying around anyway. There is some bumping and stress ( although very little ) on the trucks so gluing is important.
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TomlinsonRunRR ·
Great fun! Thanks for posting.
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RSJB18 ·
Brilliant! Now add Woody, Buzz, and Potato Head, riding in a gondola and you'd have a Toy Story Train.
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MNCW ·
Bruce, I think you may have solved the problem of slack action on real railroads...can't you see one of these full-size cars going around Horseshoe Curve? Tom
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Chris Lonero ·
That’s awesome! 🐶
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RJT ·
Bruce: Great idea and then sticking in a train with what appeared to James was brilliant.
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Joe Rampolla ·
Hi Bruce, I love it!!!!!! Absolutely brilliant!!!!!!!! What a wonderful idea!!!!!! Lionel should purchase the idea from you and add it to their product-line in time for the next Toy Story movie release. Take care, Joe.
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Conductor Earl ·
Gives a whole new meaning to "Stretch 'em Out". Made my day. Very clever.
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Stoshu ·
Thanks Joe.... Sad thing is I already tried Lionel. I had Slinky dog at the Novi train show a couple week a go and showed it to one of the Lionel reps who said they liked it. To submit the idea go to the website and use the "contact us" option. Well I did and it's been 2 weeks and I've heard nothing. I thought It would be great with a toy story train considering Toy Story 4 is coming out. Oh well so I figured I'd just post it and let forum members have fun with it. I wasn't looking to make...
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gunrunnerjohn ·
It's tempting to knock one of these out, it's a pretty cool idea. I'm sure kids would love it!
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Joe Rampolla ·
Hi Bruce, That's really an insult to direct you to their web site. Remember, these are the same people who brought out that lame Mega Tracks product. They'll throw some Toy Story graphics on a box car at $89 a pop, that's their plan. Lionel is in a excellent position to team with Pixar/Disney, and somehow forget they are toy manufacturers. Well, maybe Bachmann is watching! It would be so simple to produce; half the project is off-the-shelf, they already have the trucks, so just 2 square...
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Stoshu ·
go big or go home eh Tom.... Though that did spark and idea. Why not make a full-size slinky on on a skeleton Log car. Not one that would stretch but something to put behind say a real gondola. They could pull it from Disney in Florida to California when the movie premiers. Could you imagine sitting at a crossing gate when at the end of the train here comes a twelve foot high slinky dog ? If Walt was still alive I bet he consider it.... Bruce..
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gg1man ·
Neat!
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gunrunnerjohn ·
Bruce, I think this is so neat you sucked me in. Picked this up on eBay. I'm sure the kids at our shows will love it as well.
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UKE KAT ·
John...must admit, when I first saw the video that Bruce posted, I couldn’t resist either! Mine was delivered on Saturday and I was surprised to see that it was actually a “ Spring er Spaniel” in disguise...😳 Didn’t have any spare trucks...so waiting on those to be delivered now. Hoping that you will share your mounting and assembly techniques as a DIY here. Not sure who will have more fun...kids running this behind Thomas & Friends...or me...🤪
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TomlinsonRunRR ·
I don't know how you might do it but I keep thinking there should be some way to do a tie-in with the Oscar Meyer Weinermobile . I'm also guessing that you can't have more than one Slinky Dog due to the weight requirement and relative lack of "pulling" ability/demand placed on the spring -- that is, slinking, weight car, slinky, weight car, etc. A string of these "hot dogs" would be hilarious. TRRR
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Allan Loczy ·
Very neat! I wonder if this could handle a 50 car coal train? 🤔
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Popi ·
that is just to cool!!!
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gunrunnerjohn ·
I think one slinky dog will be sufficient. I'm going to see if I can tie it behind the Wienermobile and have the dog chasing the wiener.
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laz1957 ·
Put a smoke unit in the rear end and you'll have a "Slinky Stinky"!!!!! Or a "Stinky Slinky"!!!!Your choice!!!
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Arthur ·
This thread may lead to an "all sold out" of Slinky Dogs on ebay.
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cpowell ·
Gunrunner, You should have your new slinky dog being chased by your weinermobile. Charlie
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gunrunnerjohn ·
Come on Charlie, wieners don't eat dogs, but dogs eat wieners!
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RonH ·
Just ordered one used from eBay. It has a good spring/not stretched out. Should be fun Think this is the 1999 first version. Now to prep with a old flat car that does nor need the trucks anymore.
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Brendan ·
Not to diminish your inventiveness, there was a G scale train at Trainfest 5 or 6 years back with a weiner mobile "engine" and slinky cars in tow. They put a clear cylinder around the spring to keep it from slinkying. It might have looked better inside the spring or put a clear rod in the middle. It is a good idea as evidenced by the fact that I remembered it (I don't remember today's lunch). Brendan
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Stoshu ·
Now that is a good idea also. A mom with her pups... although the pups are only 5" high they would fit through a tunnel portal. Mom not so much. But it really looks neat...
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Stoshu ·
You may have to experiment with what you put behind it. It does require a little weight to make it work right. I've used 1 or 2 sodor cabeese. Also the plate is 1 1/4" X 2 1/4" here is a quick picture. Hope it helps...
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walt rapp ·
I'm not too successful with adhesives so I ask: I ordered one from Amazon but am wondering what type of adhesive is STRONG enough to stop it from breaking loose of the truck? as always - thanks
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gunrunnerjohn ·
I don't know that I'll be gluing it down, I plan on mechanical mounting. Of course, another possibility is this power truck from a Williams 44-ton locomotive, it would be a perfect match for the job. Then the puppy could roll on it's own!
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Big Jim ·
Screws
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RonH ·
Good idea. I have one that I was going to use on a ETS small steeple cab frame and shell. Who know this may be better
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Stoshu ·
My wife gave me something call E6000. ( sold at Michael's and Amazon ) I'm not sure who makes it though. It also comes in colors I used black... Mine has been field tested for about 10 months now so I recommend it.
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walt rapp ·
I may not have been clear to John and others, but I think STOSHU got me. I meant an adhesive to stop the DOG itself from pulling away from the truck. I've already figured out how to attach a "base" to the trucks I'm using, using screws, so that's not my issue. Keeping the DOG firmly connected is though. STOSHU: thanks, I'll look for that. I've heard of it but never tried it. Don't know if it's anything like ALENE's, but I've used ALENE's many times on "slippy" surfaces, but not ones that are...
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Big Jim ·
Screws I said!
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ConrailFan ·
OMG!! That is so cool!! I burst out laughing when I saw it!!! LOl!!!
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Adriatic ·
How about on 2 bump n go frames? With the bumpers tied together and reverse disconnected so each shuts off alternately rather than reversing. Front moves forward until the stationary rear pulls on its rear bumper shutting off the front, and the pull also pulls the front bumper of the rear, so it moves forward. When it hits the front car, the rear car shuts off, and the front car's rear bumber is pressed at the same time so it starts moving and the cycle repeats. Of course you could go with...
 
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