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    • April 16, 2019 7:23 AM EDT
    • Ken

      A guy has got to have PRIORITIES!

    • April 16, 2019 6:12 AM EDT
    • I guess you don't park your cars in the driveway anymore..........

    • April 15, 2019 8:31 PM EDT
    • Another big day today on the "little" short line....because the grandkids are coming up to run trains on Easter Sunday, I put some track together along with the new #5 turnout. Then unloaded both electrics onto the short track.

      They both worked flawlessly. So we are ready for some "train time" this weekend :).

      The final location of these two tracks will be farther up the driveway and the track on the right will eventually go down the walkway.

       

    • April 12, 2019 2:55 PM EDT
    • As Ric posted on 4/10

      The engine has been in a great deal of disassembly over the last couple of months, so pictures are hardly worth showing.  I'm currently getting it reassembled and within the next couple of days, I'll try to get a picture posted. 

    • April 11, 2019 8:24 PM EDT
    • Bruce D. Chandler said:

      Nobody understands where Bruce is heading...

      I was already there and the place is cleaned out .  However note his topic, he is having trouble trying to figure out scale. Besides like Pete said "Ric's unit is in pieces anyway". Guess he must have pissed off Jan.

    • April 11, 2019 8:07 PM EDT
    • You ok there, Bruce buddy?

    • April 11, 2019 7:10 PM EDT
    • Cliff Jennings said:

      Of the loco, you bet, Fred.

      But not of the human tripod, if I'm understanding where Bruce is heading...!

       

      Nobody understands where Bruce is heading...

    • April 11, 2019 6:35 PM EDT
    • Of the loco, you bet, Fred.

      But not of the human tripod, if I'm understanding where Bruce is heading...!

       

    • April 11, 2019 6:32 PM EDT
    • Cliff;

       Do you, or I really want to see a picture of that....NOT me....!!

          Fred

    • April 11, 2019 4:09 PM EDT
    • Pic, Ric?

    • April 11, 2019 3:21 PM EDT
    • Ric Golding said:
      <snip>

      Remember my unit is

      46 inches long

      16 inches wide

      26 inches to top of boiler

      36 inches to top of stack

      .

      <snip>

      And here I thought that size didn't matter?  (Although you might qualify as a human tripod with those measurements)

       

    • April 11, 2019 2:31 PM EDT
    • OK, so we have "G" Scale............

       

      "Golding" Scale

    • April 11, 2019 11:23 AM EDT
    • Ric Golding said:

      Remember my unit is

      46 inches long

      16 inches wide


       

       

       

         

    • April 11, 2019 10:19 AM EDT
    • Got some more information on dimensions provided by a friend in HO.

      .

      Box Cab

      2 axle 17' between the hub centers

      29' long

      17' wide

      13' high

      .

      Steeple Cab

      24' long

      10' wide

      13' tall

      .

      ITS Class A Steeple Cab

      28' long

      9' wide

      13' tall

      .

      Remember my unit is

      46 inches long

      16 inches wide

      26 inches to top of boiler

      36 inches to top of stack

      .

      Just more fodder to the mix.

       

       

       

    • April 11, 2019 10:07 AM EDT
    • Wow!  More great pictures! 

      For me the guiding dimensions are the fire box door at a 2.5 inch hole and a 3 inch door.  And the top of the stack being 36 inches above the rail.

    • April 11, 2019 9:40 PM EDT
    • Interesting, I just ran across a picture of an old Arrowhead truck yesterday and was wondering if you had ever finished that car project you started.  Now I can see the finish

    • April 11, 2019 9:26 PM EDT
    • Perhaps Neil Young can do a song about this thread considered it's old and it involves Kent State and trains !

    • April 11, 2019 9:09 PM EDT
    • Wow, this thread has layed dormant for way too long. Some of my photos in this thread have also "disappeared". Have no idea why that happened. Maybe they were connected to the "old" freight sheds.

      Anyway today, I found a source to do my three bottle tanks that go on this car. The man I'm working with now at Kent State in Ohio and fabricating the pneumatic trolley pole for our Baldwin electrics said he has the capability of pouring aluminum castings of the large tank ends. That was great news. These castings will be 14-9/16 inches in diameter and about 5/16 to 3/8 thick! Large chunks of aluminum. We will do the same thing with this casting as we have done with the small trolley pole castings. I will make a solid model in MasterCam and then convert it to use in Fusion 360. 3D print the very large pattern and make the sand mold and pour 6 tank ends in aluminum. All rivet detail in place with flanges to attach the three individual tanks.

      Looks like I can finally start progressing on this car again!