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Critter with a ModelPower DDT Plymouth diesel?

Postby Pierre Berry » Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:09 pm

Hello there ! :D
Did anyone here have any experience of using a ModelPower DDT Plymouth diesel to build a critter ?
Sorry if this topic was already done before...
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Postby Les » Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:42 pm

Hello Pierre,

I've used a Modelpower Plymouth chassis - only one axle driven by the motor but they run OK. However, they sometimes have a tendency to "waddle" (se dandiner), as the engineering is not fantastic, as you would expect for the price. This doesn't seem so important in GN15!

By the way, as you come from the south of Berry, do you live in south Indre by any chance, e.g. near Argenton-sur-Creuse or Chateauroux?

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Postby Pierre Berry » Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:24 pm

Thanks Les ! :D
Ok, it's not the best loco of the world but it's cheap (that's the reason why it runs like you said).
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Postby chris69 » Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:22 pm

Hi,
built a few based on that drive. am quite happy with the result.

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Postby Pierre Berry » Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:39 pm

Wahoo ! A few crazy critters ! I like it.
Beware of electrical shocks... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby chris69 » Sat Sep 14, 2013 5:04 pm

Here is a more finished look at my first electric.

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and a look at a chassis.

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the track was an attempt on some dual gauge.......
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Postby Albert » Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:05 pm

Interesting!

Could you please tell me the wheelbase in mm?

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Postby Pierre Berry » Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:58 pm

Who can sell it in UK (online shop only, please)?
I'don't want to buy it in USA. It's more simple in Europe. :)
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:47 pm

I think Shrewsbury Model Centre, sells them . Have had a printed catalogue off them before, but their online site is a eBay shop.I don't think these locos are on it.

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Postby Pierre Berry » Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:23 pm

Thanks for this answer. :D
No MP loco at all on this website!
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:04 pm

Pierre Berry wrote:Thanks for this answer. :D
No MP loco at all on this website!


Hi Pierre,
Although Model Power still show the Loco on their own website I get the impression that no-one in the UK currently stocks it.
So little time, so many ideas!!!!! GerryB.
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Postby Pierre Berry » Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:27 pm

Got it ! :lol:
I found a lot of MP DDT Plymouth diesel...in France.
Les Trains de Daliplumes:
http://www.lestrainsdedaliplumes.com/la ... t-mdt.html
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Postby Pierre Berry » Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:44 pm

I found another website who sell these locos:
RD-HOBBY (Germany):
http://www.rd-hobby.de
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Postby tom yorke » Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:10 pm

I have a body kit still available for this MP unit. It's a Plymouth with an open engine compartment complete with engine. The cab is closed to hide the motor. It is called The Scrap Yard Dog and sells for $55 as a resin kit - you add the MP chassis. Shipping is extra. Send me an Email and I will send you a photo - tomyorke@bellsouth.net.

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Postby Pierre Berry » Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:14 am

Oops! Too much bucks for a poor guy like me... :roll:
Custom fees, taxes, french VAT and shipping cost... :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Postby trac555 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:04 pm

As Les describes above, the Model Power Plymouth only drives one axle and does have a slight wobble (which I think is perfect in Gn15). There are two versions out in the market -- the older has the motor mounted ahead of the rear axle and the second has the motor mounted behind the rear axle (as seen on the chassis on the left. I have not noted any performance difference. As delivered, the wheels are too small and one driving wheel has a rubber traction tire. I strongly recommend replacing the wheels with larger ones and eliminating the rubber tire. The Gn15 #3 critter on the right has the wheels replaced (as does the one on the left) and is constructed from the Tom Yorke Scrap Yard Dog kit mentioned above. With some tinkering with the chassis, it creeps along on DCC and has a speaker inside the cab.
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Postby Pierre Berry » Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:49 am

Very good advice. Thanks.
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:33 pm

just wondering how the Model Power chassis compares to the current Mehano steam loco as found in their basic set. Just bought one of the sets(£39 on Amazon), partly because it was cheap and I could use the wagons. The loco is very basic but runs very smoothly. The motor is upright like the Model Power, so is in cab. Easily could put cab other end for narrow gauge loco.
Had not seen the set on sale for a while so snapped one up. Just checked on Amazon and can't find it now, either sold out or something wrong(included European transformer not UK one?)
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