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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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    Building another Bridge
    Forrest Scott Wood said:
    That has turned out nicely.
    Having gone with aluminum channel instead of the milk crate segments for the bottom of bridge probably even looks better too.
    Forrest, here is a shot of the first bridge I build, using the bottoms of&nb...  more
    Building another Bridge
    Forrest Scott Wood said:
    That has turned out nicely.
    Having gone with aluminum channel instead of the milk crate segments for the bottom of bridge probably even looks better too.
    Forrest, here is a shot of the first bridge I build, using the bottoms of&nb...  more
    Building another Bridge
    That has turned out nicely.
    Having gone with aluminum channel instead of the milk crate segments for the bottom of bridge probably even looks better too.
    Signals on the NVRY
    How big is that, and do you need something to house it in out on the RR?  I've got about 6 1 foot pieces of 4x4 PVC fence post painted black about to go in the dumpster.  Also have a few 3.5x3.5 x about 4 in mill finish aluminum extrusion that I...  more
    Chuck Inlow's Repair Cradle
    How cool would one made out of billet aluminum be. . . Hmmmm has me daydreaming 
    code 250 brass rail joiners
    Fred:  the reason why I am not using Stainless Steel rail joiners as I dont own a welder and you cant solder wires to them using a normal soldering iron.  I am using the brass ones to solder feeder wires that will be slipped on the Aluminum rail...  more
    Show me your bridges
    Here is my bridge I built about 3 years ago. Its made from window screen channel Aluminum, I got the material at Lowes, the base is 3 decorative milk carton storage  bins from Lowes also, using the base  as the railbed. The gussets are made from...  more
    code 250 brass rail joiners
    I have been to most of the places I could think of to get them. Other that the Hillman rail clamps that are in brass, only Accucraft had Brass rail joiners, but they are out of stock. Micro Engineering and Llagas Creek  only sell aluminum and Stainle...  more
    2021MIK Feed Truck
    Go with welded aluminum tank. Rivets are for steam water heater train things
    D&RGW combine build
    Thank you for the tips and comments. I used aluminum duct tape on a past project, but one afternoon in the sun and it expanded a lot and had to be replaced. For this project I was trying to find a roofing material that could be outside for half a day or s...  more