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Post by Walkingthedog » Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:39 am

Why don’t they make all tank engines with enclosed cabs with a removable roof.
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Post by teedoubleudee » Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:34 pm

Ahh, I can answer that one. Because it makes it nigh on impossible to add crew :D
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Post by Walkingthedog » Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:00 pm

Exactly, I have always managed to get a crew in through the side opening but it takes ages.
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Post by RSR Engineer » Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:25 pm

Do I follow you correctly, TWD? A removable cab roof makes it harder to install the crew? On older models, of course, you'll be faced with a sitting tenant known as a motor.
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Post by Walkingthedog » Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:45 pm

Think TWD was saying the roof is fixed to make adding crew difficult. I have fitted crew without legs and even less before now to make them fit.
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Post by teedoubleudee » Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:26 pm

Walkingthedog wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:45 pm
Think TWD was saying the roof is fixed to make adding crew difficult. I have fitted crew without legs and even less before now to make them fit.
Yes, that's exactly what I meant. It was also meant as a tongue in cheek comment. I too have also fitted drastically modified crew in such cases.
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Post by Walkingthedog » Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:32 pm

I have fed the crew through the side opening with a pair of tweezers only to drop it. Then have to fish it out before it glues itself upside down to the floor.
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Post by teedoubleudee » Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:08 pm

Walkingthedog wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:32 pm
I have fed the crew through the side opening with a pair of tweezers only to drop it. Then have to fish it out before it glues itself upside down to the floor.
Ha Ha, been there done that :D
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Post by RSR Engineer » Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:08 pm

That one went well over my head. Must've been having particularly slow day.

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Post by LC&DR » Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:37 pm

Adding crew to a diesel locomotive requires the body to be physically removed, surely the same could apply to tank engines. Fitting passengers in to carriages, ditto.
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