Welcome to my Web Blog.

This is to keep all my friends updated on what's going on with the FC&W and my other railroad adventures. The name Flagstaff, Coconino and Western came from Flagstaff, where I live, Coconino is the county, and Western is where I go to visit other clubs and railroads. I will try and update it on a regular basis.

The 2 1/2" scale D&RGW C-21 Project

June 7, 2011

First run of the FC&W #51(D&RGW #50)

Well it took some time but I figured out the wiring system and got the electric to run today. Its a 24V system that came out of a walk behind forklift that I found in an old junkyard. The guy let me have it for free so I got a great deal on it. I took a guess on the gear reduction for the motor and it came out a little fast, lets just say it will scare you if you open it up. It has lots of torque and I can't wait to put some cars behind it to see what it will pull. Next up is permanently mounting the motor and start putting together the body. The deadline to have it ready to go for the fall meet at Joshua Tree is looking good.

No comments: