I could see the latest set of pictures, here they are.

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GRJ & Yardmaster, neither your posts or GRJ's reposts of the pics are showing here. Wonder why the pics show up for GRJ and others are not seeing them? Interesting problem here, it's usually all or none? I'm using Chrome, but Edge doesn't work either.

Only pics of Yardmaster's I can see are the ones Franktrain posted from the links in Yardmaster's original post.

Thanks GRJ for reposting the pictures. I'll figure this out sooner or later.

Thanks for the comments. Just something different and fun. Its one of those things thats comes along once in a lifetime, so I jumped at it!

 

Mark the "YARDMASTER"

BUTLER, WI

 

If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading it in English, thank a soldier.

Well its been awhile, longtime since I posted an update on the progress of my restoration of my speeder.

The engine and transmission have been rebuilt, the body painted and mostly reassmebled at this time. The motor runs like a charm! Have to get the doors installed and decals added.

It will be next spring by the time it hits the rails, but the wait will sure be worth it!IMG_0001-002IMG_0003-002IMG_0002-002

 

Mark the "YARDMASTER"

BUTLER, WI

 

If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading it in English, thank a soldier.

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Moonman, the small rails/rods on the front and rear are there to push or pull the car into place onto the track from the trackside shed. Nowadays they are used for loading and unloading the car from your trailer or for help turning your car for a return trip on an excursion.

 

Mark the "YARDMASTER"

BUTLER, WI

 

If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading it in English, thank a soldier.

Are you sure that's the same speeder?  That looks brand new!

Only one question, where the air conditioning unit?

The upper black rods are the handles and lower longer ones are the "bumpers".

As for the a/c unit, it will be a 2/20 sized unit.

2 doors opened at 20 mph!

 

Mark the "YARDMASTER"

BUTLER, WI

 

If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading it in English, thank a soldier.

Yardmaster posted:

The upper black rods are the handles and lower longer ones are the "bumpers".

As for the a/c unit, it will be a 2/20 sized unit.

2 doors opened at 20 mph!

Ah yes, the good ol' BreezAir 2/20 unit.  A smaller-sized unit, but quite effective.  I've used them on several of my vehicles in the past.  I've even got a couple of them right now.  

Paul  

Ship Rock Island ROCKET FREIGHT

 

2 Rails?  3 Rails?  Doesn't matter, I can't count that high in either case.

I love the smell of fresh-brewed creosote first thing in the morning.

If the government knew how much fun O-gauge railroading was, they'd outlaw it!

As for the decals, there really was not much left of them. After being out in the elements for 48 years they were gone. So with a new paint job comes along new decals!

 

Mark the "YARDMASTER"

BUTLER, WI

 

If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading it in English, thank a soldier.

From what I have seen and what I found out doing the restoration, Fairmount assembled just about everything on the car, less the windows and then painted it! So evrything was yellow including the plywood cover in the middle of the cab, handles, bumpers.

Also they originally didn't come with or had seats in them. The workers would sit sideways on the plywood and then go out to whatever section of track they had to repair.

I guess they figured the workers were tough enough that they didn't need seats or wasn't worth the extra cost.

 

Mark the "YARDMASTER"

BUTLER, WI

 

If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading it in English, thank a soldier.

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