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by moose the caboose
Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: A quick & easy Densmore tank car
Replies: 14
Views: 7072

Re: A quick & easy Densmore tank car

I have some old Stanley planes that belonged to my Dad, and Grandad. Both were carpenters and cabinet makers. I was luckey enough to scram my grandpas anything, as when they closed his house of 50 yrs, the vultures in the family grabbed all the old stuff and sold it for antiques. Me, I got wood han...
by moose the caboose
Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: A quick & easy Densmore tank car
Replies: 14
Views: 7072

Re: A quick & easy Densmore tank car

another idea...you can create a simple shooting-plane (think long stable platform surface with long plane attached with a small variable angle on the side). this is and was how lutheirs of old created the tight joints between matching tone woods, backing woods and sides. simply push the wood against...
by moose the caboose
Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Electric or Hydraulic drive for VO1000
Replies: 13
Views: 2909

Re: Electric or Hydraulic drive for VO1000

Has anyone used the drive system from a power chair for 1.6" scale diesel ? I am trying to decide which type drive top use . I have seen several Hydrostatic drives using the Eaton type pump and Tool-o-matic worm gears/ axles . Still undecided? :P my apologies to the op, i just reread your original ...
by moose the caboose
Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Electric or Hydraulic drive for VO1000
Replies: 13
Views: 2909

Re: Electric or Hydraulic drive for VO1000

IMHO - The only way to go is gas/hydraulic if you want a unit you can run all day pulling heavy loads. Electric is OK if all you want to do is run light. Bill okay, that's it!!!! whatta ya mean "electric is ok if all you want to do is run light."? :D you design a loco drive system for the loads you...
by moose the caboose
Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Florida Live Steamers Winter Meets 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 2482

Re: Florida Live Steamers Winter Meets 2013

Don't forget the Buckinghan Central All Steam Un-Meet at the Buckingham Central RR - Feb. 17 - 24, 2013 Tom C. as an unofficial unmeet unassociate of the buckingham central railroad, i can say without equivocation that the ALL STEAM UN-MEET doesn't mean they are anti-diesel or anti-electric, it jus...
by moose the caboose
Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Live steam Mt Gretna Project
Replies: 12
Views: 3852

Re: Live steam Mt Gretna Project

Well, the reality was Jean Villette built his Mt Gretna 4-4-0 and talked about doing a series on it (Comment was made in the Call me Elda series). . While it did make the cover of Live Steam (March 1991, Jean Villette's Mount Gretna Narrow Gauge 4-4-0, Vol. 25 No. 3) a construction series never cam...
by moose the caboose
Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A SCARY VIDEO
Replies: 22
Views: 4515

Re: A SCARY VIDEO

Ok Thanks No offense taken. How about making a video so I see how to do it hey dave...what cp4449 is alluding to is the art of telling a story. whether it is film, video, print, audio or even a high school composition paper doesn't matter. the hardest part is learning to organize a seemly random co...
by moose the caboose
Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New Project...
Replies: 5
Views: 2364

Re: New Project...

hi all, mike: the guys are giving you good advice. ben pointed you to my work. before making foundation decisions right now, read through some 53 pages of the different builds that i've done. since you will be building in 1" scale, you'll have to modify some of the approaches that i used. think the ...
by moose the caboose
Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Roll Models Where are you???
Replies: 8
Views: 2714

Re: Roll Models Where are you???

Check page 2 of the current issue of LS. Roll Models is now doing business from Southern California. RMI, 760 W. Ventura Blvd, Camarillo, CA.93010 (805) 389-9065 F(805) 389-9068 E-mail: billd@diakcomm.com Bill ....and they still have the same answering machine.....argh!!!!!!!!!! may end of shelving...
by moose the caboose
Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1.5 scale brake wheels?
Replies: 8
Views: 2285

Re: 1.5 scale brake wheels?

Where can I buy some 1.5 inch scale brake wheels. Reworking an old caboose and adding some detail. Ive found a few but they are the later vertically mounted ones. I want the older stlye thats horizontaly mounted. RMI makes some great ones to use in 2.5 but cant find what I want in 1.5. Anyone help ...
by moose the caboose
Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 24 volt electric heat problem
Replies: 13
Views: 3845

Re: 24 volt electric heat problem

Hi everyone, I just finished building a electric powered 2 1/2" scale D&RGW #50. I am using the electronics and motor out of a 24v walk behind forklift. Everything is working good on the trial runs except on one of my 12v deep cycle batteries the negative terminal is extremly hot, hot enough to bur...