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volkswagen powered rail skip
southpier
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Alberta, Canada
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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020 - 06:27 PM UTC
could anyone shed some insight how the engine/ axle connection would be made?

http://www.finescalerr.com/smf/index.php?topic=2839.360

(post #367) I have seen a similar powered skip on this website:

https://feldbahn-dossenheim.de.tl/Lokomotiven.htm

(see: other vehicles - motorlore)

but no good pictures of the powertrain.

thanks
southpier
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Alberta, Canada
Joined: December 11, 2009
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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020 - 11:59 PM UTC
not sure if anyone cares about this, but I was offered some information regarding "industrial motors" which I had no knowledge existed:

https://www.dpclassics.co.uk/products/generator

https://car-from-uk.com/sale.php?id=249162&country=au


gotta love the internet!
Joel_W
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New York, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 01:48 AM UTC
Unfortunately, I don't have a clue. While VW powered, you might get some help from the guys on the Model Road Site.

Joel
brekinapez
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 05:23 AM UTC
All I can tell you is the flywheel is on the back of the fan housing unit (the large upright black casing) and would bolt up to the transmission bell housing right there. So, however it is connected to the wheels it is happening right on back of the fan housing judging from how close it is to the wheels. The pics just don't show enough.

If you go with the VW version keep in mind the years of manufacture. Also, even though they are basically identical to the engine used in their cars, it could not just be dropped into a car and work as there were certain differences that might affect how it connected to whatever it powered.