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    • May 12, 2019 12:08 PM EDT
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      Folks - www.OnlyTrains.com has a foam unit for sale about $22 for large scale which are made in Germany.  I have two which, if necessary, you can lay together for longer locos.

      Tom

      CL52010 Soft Foam Wedge for Engine Maintenance or Repairs.
       
      Total approximate lengh 11.8 inches or 300mm
       
      This Foam allows for safe and gentle positioning of locomotives during maintenence and repair work.  The loco beds come packed in a box so they can be stored in a dust-free and UV protected place.
       
      Also available in 23.62 or 600mm sections, please call/email for special order.

       

       

      This post was edited by Thomas White at May 12, 2019 12:10 PM EDT
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    • May 12, 2019 2:04 PM EDT
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      " Rooster " said:

      OK so NOW were gonna BITCH ABOUT DAN and what he has to offer >>>>

       

      REALLY!!

       

      This post has been edited by Rooster: Wondering what really happened to the other train forums the used to exist ?

      Not me.  I finally got my answers.  I only want to b**** about his email system!!

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    • May 12, 2019 8:42 PM EDT
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      Fair enough !

       

    • May 16, 2019 9:13 PM EDT

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      Boys, boys can't we all just get along? Just kidding. Pete your cradle is on the way to Annapolis. Hope it makes your engine repairs a little easier. The $100.00 total cost is to the East coast. It might be a little less in the midwest area and a little more to the West coast.

       

    • May 18, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

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      Thomas White said:

      Folks - www.OnlyTrains.com has a foam unit for sale about $22 for large scale which are made in Germany.  I have two which, if necessary, you can lay together for longer locos.

      Tom

      CL52010 Soft Foam Wedge for Engine Maintenance or Repairs.
       
      Total approximate lengh 11.8 inches or 300mm
       
      This Foam allows for safe and gentle positioning of locomotives during maintenence and repair work.  The loco beds come packed in a box so they can be stored in a dust-free and UV protected place.
       
      Also available in 23.62 or 600mm sections, please call/email for special order.

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      I just came across a catalog by Champex-Linden that shows that CL52010 cradle plus a lot of other G-Scale parts

      http://www.gbdb.info/details.php?image_id=9885

       

      This post was edited by K Short at May 18, 2019 11:05 PM EDT
    • May 23, 2019 4:02 PM EDT
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      Just got my cradle (Thanks, Dan.)  Looks magnificent.

       

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    • May 23, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

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      Glad you like it, Pete. Now get those engines in top notch working order.   Thanks    Dan

    • May 23, 2019 9:56 PM EDT
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      That cradle looks great!  May need to put some money away to get one for myself...

    • May 24, 2019 2:03 PM EDT
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      Used mine just yesterday, and will continue to use it to clean wheels and service engines for the upcoming open house.  Same design but from the original maker.

       

      Broke the horn right off the FA in no time.  Of course this horn had been broken and repaired previously..., from this same situation.  Now it just breaks more easily.

       

      You will find that "rail things" with an offset stack (e.g., Aristo railbus, Accucraft Goose, many railcars) or detail won't sit properly in the cradle and either these details need to be removed, left to hang over the end, or handled gingerly.

    • May 24, 2019 2:27 PM EDT
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      If I was rooster I would have a comment

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    • May 24, 2019 2:49 PM EDT
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      Greg Elmassian said:

      If I was rooster I would have a comment

      I can't believe you don't. 

       

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    • May 24, 2019 2:49 PM EDT
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      Holding my tongue, using pliers

       

      there's constructive criticism, and just plain criticism

      This post was edited by Greg Elmassian at May 24, 2019 3:07 PM EDT
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    • May 24, 2019 2:50 PM EDT
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      I would comment that the cradle is larger than I expected.  The base must be 24" wide, so it does take up a lot of workbench.

       

      Dan - how about posting the exact dimensions?

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        Pete

    • May 24, 2019 10:47 PM EDT

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      The base is 16"x24"x3 1/2"deep.  The cradle is 26"long.

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