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by OddDuck
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Signs for sale
Replies: 24
Views: 4714

Re: Signs for sale

It might be in operable condition, but I believe that the owner has some serious medical problems and hasn't run it in a few years. The Crooker machine, #64, is also at the Maine Forest and Logging Museum, and is probably runnable, but I think the boiler certificate has expired, or the family doesn'...
by OddDuck
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Signs for sale
Replies: 24
Views: 4714

Re: Signs for sale

I have a few signs still available for sale, if I don't show a pic please refer to earlier pics in this post. I have 1 oval PRR crossing sign, 1 oval New Jersey variant crossing sign, 3 PRR hatchet yard limit signs, 2 UP flying vee yard limits. $15 plus shipping per sign. I have 3 RPO mailbag warnin...
by OddDuck
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: grey iron
Replies: 40
Views: 1453

Re: grey iron

Fwiw, I am still on the learning curve on iron casting, and I have made several batches of wheels that initially were harder than Japanese arithmetic on the rim and relatively soft in the center. I stack a set of eight of them separated by sheets of cardboard (to prevent them from sticking together)...
by OddDuck
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: How to convince the Mrs to let you keep rolling stock inside...
Replies: 4
Views: 356

Re: How to convince the Mrs to let you keep rolling stock inside...

I suggested a loop around the dining room but it got voted down. Maybe next year!
by OddDuck
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: How to convince the Mrs to let you keep rolling stock inside...
Replies: 4
Views: 356

How to convince the Mrs to let you keep rolling stock inside...

I had a brainstorm, and suggested to SWMBO that my new caboose would make a cool Christmas tree stand, and she agreed! It looks even better in person, I think she did a great job!
by OddDuck
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: AAR Class B trucks
Replies: 6
Views: 1948

Re: AAR Class B trucks

I am going to temporarily discount the truck kits, I still have all 3 available and would like to move them. Over the next month or so I am going to finish up the prototype set, and seeing how it is almost Christmas shopping season, I am dropping the price on these three sets to $400 each. This pric...
by OddDuck
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New signs from Odd Duck Foundry
Replies: 2
Views: 1669

Re: New signs from Odd Duck Foundry

Finally got the patterns done, did the first castings yesterday. They came out pretty good, I think. Sometime in the near future I will be casting a pile of these, and I have ideas for future signs I will try to do over the winter. The price will be $12.50 per bar, as-cast.
by OddDuck
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: My first caboose build
Replies: 42
Views: 8440

Re: My first caboose build

NP317, not a bad idea. Now you've got my wheels turning...
by OddDuck
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: My first caboose build
Replies: 42
Views: 8440

Re: My first caboose build

And here it is, more or less finished! I have some touch ups to do on the paint, and I might letter it sometime in the next week or so, but I am going to call it good for now.
by OddDuck
Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: My first caboose build
Replies: 42
Views: 8440

Re: My first caboose build

The doors are no longer naked...
by OddDuck
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: My first caboose build
Replies: 42
Views: 8440

Re: My first caboose build

Here's what the ladder looks like on the caboose...
by OddDuck
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: My first caboose build
Replies: 42
Views: 8440

Re: My first caboose build

Latest parts, the ladders for the ends. These were interesting to do, lots of holes to drill in thinnish round stock, and lots of brazing. They aren't perfect, but close enough. The real fun part was when I was trying to braze one of the rungs, and the way I had it held in the vise caused it to droo...