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Old 04-01-2015, 07:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A year ago at the swap meet at Adobe Mountain Railroad Park in Phoenix, Stan Cedarleaf brought down a modified Delton Doozie to sell. He had converted it to a freight goose with RGS lettering and battery power. It was set up for battery power and had a good price. I had a REVO receiver with me and Stan helped put it in the Doozie/goose. I can take it around layouts in Arizona. So far it has been running on four different layouts. Its home layout is the Patio and Southwestern in Sun City, below.


The second stop was at the GRAND CENTRAL RAILROAD in Sun City Grand, AZ.


The next stop was on the Eagle Mountain Railroad in Tucson.



Its last stop for this year's trip was at the Adobe Mountain Railroad Park where I bought it last year.



Thanks to Ed, aka FlagstaffLGB, for sending me the picture from the Adobe Mountain Park. I forgot my camera.

Cheers to all and thanks for letting me run as a guest on the railroads.

And thanks Stan for the great conversion.

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Doozy of a job on the Doozie! Very nice! Stan should make these for sale :-)
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Ah yes, Chuck... The smaller units like that run so very well and are so convenient when traveling.

I've had that unit running on Marty's layout for a number of years and I delighted to see that you are getting so much good use out of it. It's a great running 'bash if I do say so myself...
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What power block does it use?
I have an original Delton Doozie and the one axle drive leaves a little more to be desired...

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Stan, can you help Andrew?

Andrew, it runs very well. I have one of the original Doozies, back in Virginia. I don't run it often, but I've never had any problems.

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On mine the plastic pivot mount has broken on the power block from poor packing when I bought it some time back (just loose in it's box). Haven't really used it but the one axle drive seems to slip a little. I was thinking whether the power block was worth while trying to repair or replacing with a different block. I think Hartland use a different block on them than Delton did.

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Andrew, the power block on the modified doozie is not a Delton block. The side frames on the block look like they are from a 2 axle block from a modern diesel, AristoCraft, or USAT.

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How 'bout an NW-2 power truck unit..?!

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Andrew, the power block on the modified doozie is not a Delton block. The side frames on the block look like they are from a 2 axle block from a modern diesel, AristoCraft, or USAT.

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Chuck, that's why I was asking what was on the above Doozie. I have some AristCraft center cab blocks which are nice and short. I may use one of those because the Delton block is a bit of trick to repair. It has no cradle just a raised swivel pin made from plastic on top of the power block that has snapped off therefore awkward and not sure if investing the time to repair the single axle drive is worthwhile.
I could use it on something else that does not need to swivel.

There is not much of the original Delton Doozie left in the one up top.

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Andrew, there isn't much left of the original Doozie, the hood (bonnet), the cab and possibly the frame. My first picture shows the motor block (rear truck) with side frames. Maybe someone can match those frames to a known diesel.

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