Dave and Chris, the etc... moreCliff Jennings said:
Dave and Chris, the etching and openings will be in the thin outer "sheathing" layer; this is the inner structural core. At least that's the plan, we've yet to see if it works!
I forgot you are going to make your own windows. Take a look at what Dennis does, his method works really well. You need to test out laser cutting styrene, that material is not really very laser friendly as it tends to melt more than cut.
It would look really good on your custom Sammie Forney Shawn. &n... moreIt would look really good on your custom Sammie Forney Shawn. Go for it! If we lived closer I would have you weather my Sammie once I get the lift links installed. He needs to be dirty looking now. My blackening solution doesnt want to do much on the side rods. Need to get some of that Nano oil that blackens them. Shiny rods look nice, but ruin the effect on a logging engine, which lost the clean look the day they were delivered! I should have my second headlight to go up on the cab roof in the next day or so. Mike less
Hey everyone,I gathered... moreDeleted useful information below:
Hey everyone,I gathered this info together for a project, and thought I would post it for reference, in case anyone ever needs it..the first set of numbers I measured myself, the rest I got direct from Kadee.The boxes are the same for both the "G-scale" couplers, and the slightly smaller "#1 scale" couplers..the boxes are the same either way.I was looking for the outer dimensions of the main body of the box, *not* counting that little "lip" some of them have on the front, and not counting the decorative rivets..those can just be filed flat, and aren't an integral part of the main box height. here is the list from the Kadee site:https://kadee.com/~kadeecom/htmbord/1gcouplers.htm__________________________________________________ ______________Standard Gear Box (830 type)
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L: 30mm - 1.18"W: width of main box, 19mm. Overall width including the side screw hole protrusions: 22mm - 0.86"H: 8mm - 0.31" (not counting the top "lip" extension)___________... less
I'm old school. Most cuts are with an X-acto knife and... moreHey Sean,
I'm old school. Most cuts are with an X-acto knife and a metal straight edge. I did buy a Dremel about 6 years ago with big plans, but after melting a few pieces of styrene, I went back to what worked. Sometimes I drill holes and just clean it up with the X-acto. When I'm cutting up my big sheets, I just score it and snap pieces off. I buy my 1/16" and 1/8" in 4' x 8' sheets.
Anyone have laying aroung in thier scrap pile some USAT metal ro... moreAnyone have laying aroung in thier scrap pile some USAT metal roof walks from the 40' or 50' boxcar/refer series? Or the covered hopper? Im asking before I call Mike at USAT and order from him.
A word of advice, your file name has embedded spaces... sometime... moreA word of advice, your file name has embedded spaces... sometime that makes trouble, try makeing names with underlines like union_pacific_caboose
I'm buying a certificate for my site.... $28 a year for 3 years.... moreI'm buying a certificate for my site.... $28 a year for 3 years. About $50 for my ISP to add the certificate to my site.
It's not so expensive nowadays. I use Joomla on my site, about 40 seconds to enable once certificate is in place.
Wow! Jane does excellent work! hehehe.
Looking great! I may be o... moreWow! Jane does excellent work! hehehe.
Looking great! I may be over my hours of service before I reach my destination if I leave from Mephis next time I run a train. It took me an hour to get from Evansville to Addieville! hahaha!
Oh, is it done yet?
I have a basicly brand new Aristo Craft Canadian Pacific, limite... moreI have a basicly brand new Aristo Craft Canadian Pacific, limited Run Pacific Steam Locomoy tibe and tender. This was a special run for Canadian Dealer Art Knapp. This is one beautiful engine. This is not the cheap early model This is 21452X - Canadian Pacific with USRA tender, new in the boxes. This has to be one of the most beautiful Pacific they ever made ! $800.00 plus shipping
Great song Rooster, I listened to the whole thing. Lot of meat o... moreGreat song Rooster, I listened to the whole thing. Lot of meat on that bone.
And great site, Devon. By different paths, we both discovered it. So let us know what things you unearth there!
Todd you are right. The reason I started to ask questions was so... moreTodd you are right. The reason I started to ask questions was so you would not buy the wrong things You were answered about your power supply
and the part that goes into your loc. is ok you just have to say what sound. Now is the base, there now two base stations as Dave has said the on board receiver does not like PWC . One of the bases is PWC and the other is the linear base station. The linear base is the one you need. If i am wrong please Dave say so.
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Todd Haskins said:
Wow Thank you Forrest.
I wonder why th... moreTodd Haskins said:
Wow Thank you Forrest.
I wonder why the hood was chopped down. I didn't see another shorty hood in any of the photos from the first link you supplied.
Welcome! To increase windshield area over factory stock short hood. Long hood was not reduced in height. A lot of early road switchers got chopped short hoods during rebuildings.
RS3 had several flavors of noses in both factory stock and "And I made a few special modifications myself" flavors.
Here, this shows factory stock short hood, http://www.railpictures.net/photo/608362/
Chopped nose on the GB&W, http://www.railpictures.net/photo/591052/
One piece windshield and chopped nose, http://www.railpictures.net/photo/53728/ and http://www.railpictures.net/photo/68543/
Extra height hood housing steam generator on LV, http://www.railpictures.net/photo/574847/ And on WM http://www.railpictures.net/photo/551971/
MKT re-engined RS3 with Alco long hood replaced with EMD hood, http://www.railpictures.net/photo/511804/... less
Archbar trucks were banned in interchange service, but they were... moreArchbar trucks were banned in interchange service, but they weren't outlawed. In fact, in the late 1990's, I photographed a mill flatcar that was still riding on archbar trucks.
Wooden framed cars were eventually banned, because like Fred said, they couldn't handle the stresses of heavier trains. Wooden passenger cars were eventually banned in service because they could, and did, telescope in collision type accidents. Most regulations were actually enforced, or supposed to be enforced, by the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC), and as such, small railroads, that did not cross state lines, and private railroads, like logging railroads, did not fall under their jurisdiction.
Since wood framed cars were banned, some wood-side cars were built after the ban, with steel under-frames and steel ends.
By 1968, cast iron wheels were banned from interchange use because a certain make of them would crack. Also, cars built after 1968 IIRC had to be on roller bearing trucks.
I think the waitress asked me 'Would you like a side of ashes wi... moreI think the waitress asked me 'Would you like a side of ashes with that Fried Shrimp?' Guess I'm not too senile; I can still remember that dinner and what I ordered. It was a great time. Oh yeah; the ECLSTS Ops seminars. What got me started and what eventually connected me to you, Fred and all the rest of this great bunch on LSC.
I'll take the R3 turnouts
1605 R3 22.5 deg R Turnout (8 pcs) $35... moreI'll take the R3 turnouts
1605 R3 22.5 deg R Turnout (8 pcs) $35.00 ea (with Motor)
1615 R3 22.5 deg L Turnout (6 pcs) $35.00 ea (with Motor)
1605 R3 22.5 deg R Turnout (1 pc) $20.00 (No Motor).
1615 R3 22.5 deg L Turnout (2 pcs) $20.00 ea (No Motor)
edit- Woah! I didn't read the quantities. I thought I was asking for 1 of each!
I'll take 1 of each of the first 3 (!605,1615,1605) and both of the 1615's (No Motor)
Thanks Dave. That is where I plugged it into. I tried to look at... moreThanks Dave. That is where I plugged it into. I tried to look at it to see any files or key is on it. Nothing shows up. Nothing happens when I plug it in either. Ah well.
The prices are really falling on these and I may have to buy one soon. I got this for free so.....?