Found this Aritical that was sent in over a Yr. ago from a Buddy... moreFound this Aritical that was sent in over a Yr. ago from a Buddy of ours ( Joel Harrisons Aristo Craft 2-8-8-2 rebuild. ) that we help build his layout so he can run this type of power using nothing over 1 % grade.
Garden R.R. Mag. on pages 54 to 57.
Here is the video we did and held off until it got in the Garden R.R. Mag. Sure is a very smooth running Eng. with lots of power.
Sorry for this messed up way to post a video from us here in Sacramento. Ca. "Just dose not work." Here is the link.
Sorry, but I'm not buying eyes.
I agree we could make it ... moreNo....
Sorry, but I'm not buying eyes.
I agree we could make it easier, but I'd rather punt the prizes than make them a focus.
The Challenge is/was to get new folks joining. Opening the door and sharing our knowledge to help each other succeed.
I want to keep the Spirit Award as best reflecting Mik's Artistic style. By rights my critter deserved the percentage of votes it got (would have been near last in prizes), but with my 'rough scale' work it matched his style. Having the Mik category will help others to find a niche and occasionally win a brag!
Just my thoughts,
Sean McGillicuddy said:
I can a lot more in my pickup w... moreSean McGillicuddy said:
I can a lot more in my pickup when there in 1:29 scale!
If i am going to go bigger than 1:20.3 I want to go big enough that my train can carry my truck.
Without holding the above block in my hand I really can't visual... moreWithout holding the above block in my hand I really can't visualize how this will look but using John's little chassis and pouring over 0-4-0 locos pictures and finding drawing I could cut up in paint I came up with this rough design. One big note is that the drawing is of a 3' gauge so mine will me narrower.
It will be 10" long over all and 6 inches tall and 4" wide. Should be a fun little build.
Could you do me a favor and measure the wheelbase of your Do... moreEd,
Could you do me a favor and measure the wheelbase of your Docksider for me? c to c of the first and back driver wheels, please.
Thanks all for your help. I understand the process. My guess is ... moreThanks all for your help. I understand the process. My guess is the words "photocopier to enlarge" would have triggered the understanding Todd offered.
Meanwhile, Steve's observation above - the omission of 1:29 - is a good one. Do modelers think in 1:29 or is it in our hobby as the manufacturer's default scale?
Todd thanks for the description and videos. I do see what your s... moreTodd thanks for the description and videos. I do see what your saying about the pre-cutter doing the bulk of the work also the heavier snow. All in all a fun project though. I just have to many to my list.
Dave and Forrest,
Together your guys' ideas are great. You can g... moreDave and Forrest,
Together your guys' ideas are great. You can get .010 clear plastic at Hobby Lobby for a song. It made to go over art work to protect it. I have a life time supply of it for like four bucks. Or the fore mentioned clear HDPE that everything is packaged in. Sand that to foggy then go to Micheal's and get some suitable scrap book letters for a buck or two and a black sharpie.
As always, Ray it's a pleasure to see images of your railroad.&n... moreAs always, Ray it's a pleasure to see images of your railroad. Delighted that the visitors had such a great experience seeing what you've mastered over these years....
That RotX steam machine is the bees knees!!!! Really cool. The m... moreThat RotX steam machine is the bees knees!!!! Really cool. The modern one is....well, MODERN! I'm sure it works easier but it is just too slick. Doesn't look like it is WORKING!
Joe Rusz said:
...here are two photos of my Hubley around some 1... moreJoe Rusz said:
...here are two photos of my Hubley around some 1:22.5 model buildings. I guess they appear to be in scale and as even I agree, the dimensions on the model cars are spot on. Anyway, I'll let you determine if the scale of the car looks right, relative to the size of the building.
Buildings, for whatever reason, tend to be a bit more flexible in terms of how our eyes perceive their scale. I think that owes a lot to the fact that buildings tend to come in a far greater variety of sizes than cars or trains, which (with some minor variation) are generally built within a fairly limited range of variation. There's no preconceived notion of how big buildings "should" be. The only things that really give a building's scale away is the height of the door, and even that varies in the prototype world. Many train depots have unusually tall doors, so while the building may be built to 1:24, a 1:20 person can stand in front of the door and still look perfectly well-proportioned. We te... less