Searails PowerMAX! and What I did With It

rvn2001 Jan 13, 2012

  1. rvn2001

    rvn2001 TrainBoard Member

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    I received the new Searails PowerMAX! in the mail a few days ago from Republic Locomotive Works. I've had a Marklin old time passenger car waiting for modification for a while so I thought this would be a good use. I shortened the Marklin car, added the back porch to hold a MTL coupler, some side and front skirting, a headlight and a pilot from a Marklin steamer that I had removed some time earlier. This new unit runs smoothly and quietly and negotiates my small humidor layout easily.
     

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  2. JoeS

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    How reliable is the pickup of the mechanism? Neat little critter you came up with!
     
  3. rvn2001

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    The pickup is very reliable...I haven't seen it stall yet on my modules or other layouts.
     
  4. OntarioTodd

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    I love it! I need to pick up one (or more) of these PowerMAX!

    Todd
     
  5. Curn

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    Thats a neat little critter that you made. I hope to see some some more little critters that used this mechanism. Stoney Smith makes a dummy Z scale GE25T. I wonder if it could be modified to use this mechanism.
     
  6. rvn2001

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    Unfortunately, the GE25T will not fit this mechanism but his Rebel shell should.
     

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