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Chops124
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Always amazes me that Tyco did a little bit of just about everything...
I about had to sell a kidney to get this NOS vintage piece, but I
really enjoy it, and it is the center piece of the Armadilloville layout.





The straight bits were impossible to find on eBay, so I took a pair of 9 inch straights
and grafted on some Balsa wood and filed out the flangeways to fit. Not perfect, but
did the trick.

Shot a little video, using a stock Tyco power pack:

https://youtu.be/MYOm-JglIjA

And later on, used a better quality MRC power pack with much
improved speed control. The passengers have all commented
they feel much better without the whiplash:

https://youtu.be/4Tgvxr_91Jg

(One of my favorite videos)

Edited by - Chops124 on April 14 2019 01:45:07 AM
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Nice Chops! - and I agree, Tyco did have quite a variety of products.
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