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    Topic: SD60f Build
    Canadian National SD60f Build
     
     
    This build will require an Aristocraft SD45, 2 pieces of aluminum angles 1/16” x 3/4” x 25 1/2”, 3 USA trains SD70 roof fans and DB fan, and lots of styrene....  more
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    Still a work in progress but I'm ready to share
    Greg Elmassian said:
    Thanks, was just trying to get a feel for the actual size.
    In my research I found Tank cars made in many different lengths and diameters.  The 3.5" OD pipe is 8' 5.5" diameter in 1:29.  I have ordered some 4" OD Aluminum pip...  more
    7.5 inch Gauge Number 5 Turnout Build
    Well here are the photos I took this evening just before the sun went down. This the the low profile switch throw, I finally decided to use on the turnout. Very substanial (sp?) aluminum casting. It came assembled and is virtually maintenance free. A good...  more
    7.5 inch Gauge Number 5 Turnout Build
    Sean said:
    Gary Armitstead said:
    Doug Arnold said:
    Are you done yet?...  more
    7.5 inch Gauge Number 5 Turnout Build
    Gary Armitstead said:
    Doug Arnold said:
    Are you done yet?
    Hey Doug,
    As a matter of fact, I am "done", actually finished! I did change the type of switch stand and am using a low profile switch throw. An aluminum casting very similar to a Tenmile throw, ju...  more
    7.5 inch Gauge Number 5 Turnout Build
    Doug Arnold said:
    Are you done yet?
    Hey Doug,
    As a matter of fact, I am "done", actually finished! I did change the type of switch stand and am using a low profile switch throw. An aluminum casting very similar to a Tenmile throw, just much larger. Can't ...  more
    Santa Fe passenger run
    Jerry, I assume that's aluminum rail or are you still using your nickel or stainless 250 from 30 years ago? That darn nickel and stainless is cost prohibitive now.
     
    https://www.sunsetvalleyrailroad.com/track---rail.html
    Build Log, Babs River Railway
    Well I have  about 1/4 of everything done on my interpetation of a bridge. Learning as I go, making my braces as I go is slow work, and after they have been on they will come off to be trimmed and made to look good. Using .125 sheet aluminum and a pa...  more
    Build Log, Babs River Railway
    Well after pondering and much thinking, ( everyone smell the smoke?) I am following the build by Diesel Dude and building an aluminum camelback Pratt Truss style bridge for my main tracks. I will add some pictures today as there has been some progress. Se...  more
    Devon Who ?
    Now that the thunder storms have passed, I'll grab my double horned aluminum hat and channel grasshopper ....
    Large Scale Fantasy Locomotive
    I started making an E5 out of an Aristo E8. I cut the sides off and flipped them to get the center doors in the right place, and opening the right way. I plated the thing with polished aluminum sheets, and built up a new nose with Bondo. But the nose didn...  more