I'm looking for some help with regards to building a 7.25" petrol electric loco capable of pulling passengers. I searched the forums and found the newest thread on this topic to be 10+ years old.......... feel free to link me to newer threads.
I'm a mechanic and auto electrician so am confident in the build but have no idea where to start.
With a 3 month old in the house, budget is tight!
I'm not looking to model anything in particular but I do like the look of the central qld sugar cane trains. Conveniently, boxy designs are easy (and therefore supposedly cheap to build)
I'm great with engines and electrics and am proficient with welding but have minimal access to machining equipment so would probably get that done by professionals,b ut when it comes to making a train move and, most importantly, stop i'm clueless.
I really want to do as much as I can myself as I'm quite a hands on guy and love learning as I work.
Hope I can find some help on here.