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by OddDuck
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Old style passenger trucks
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: Old style passenger trucks

If you look close at my pic, you can see that it's supposed to model that same "pedestal" and "beam" configuration. I have no idea if the pattern I refurbished a bit was of a particular prototype or not. More of a "type", I guess. There isn't much room for it, but I think coil springs could be added...
by OddDuck
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Old style passenger trucks
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Old style passenger trucks

Before I cast a bunch of sets of these, I'd like to gauge actual interest. They are a bit labor intensive for such a simple truck, and a fair amount of aluminum as well. The set would include 4 side frames and two bolsters, price would be $150 a set. Also, due to the size, if you want more than 1 se...
by OddDuck
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: A wish list for large scale castings
Replies: 40
Views: 3394

Re: A wish list for large scale castings

Poling pockets? Easy peasy. Those might be out sooner than you think.... Keep 'em comin', guys! I already have those in 1.5"ish, by the by.
by OddDuck
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: ODF 2.5" scale link and pin couplers
Replies: 2
Views: 602

Re: ODF 2.5" scale link and pin couplers

All sold. I will be doing another run fairly soon, if you want a set or two before then let me know.
by OddDuck
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: A wish list for large scale castings
Replies: 40
Views: 3394

Re: A wish list for large scale castings

Hmmm..... I do want to get a few other projects done first, however. And, I seriously need to improve my iron casting qualities. Doable, though. Might take a few years just for the patternmaking.
by OddDuck
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: A wish list for large scale castings
Replies: 40
Views: 3394

Re: A wish list for large scale castings

Wow, yeah, that would be cool if the original patterns still existed. If nothing else they could serve as templates to make new patterns to use. Most of those look doable Glenn, guess I've got to step up my game. Here's the thing, even I would have to charge quite a bit for that casting set. How man...
by OddDuck
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: ODF 2.5" scale link and pin couplers
Replies: 2
Views: 602

Re: ODF 2.5" scale link and pin couplers

The three less-than-perfect sets have been spoken for.
by OddDuck
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: ODF 2.5" scale link and pin couplers
Replies: 2
Views: 602

ODF 2.5" scale link and pin couplers

Well, here's a hundred pounds of bronze going into the mail! I still have a bunch of my new 2.5" scale link and pin couplers ready to go. I have 3 sets with the bolt cast in, the rest are plain shank, they will have to be drilled and tapped for the draft gear of your choice. I have 6 sets of those. ...
by OddDuck
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 267
Views: 68136

Re: Woodinville Shops

Thanks, Glenn! Those look great. And, they are actually the right scale for your railway, I made the signs in 3" scale for readability.
by OddDuck
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: A wish list for large scale castings
Replies: 40
Views: 3394

Re: A wish list for large scale castings

Glenn, PM sent.
by OddDuck
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Link and pin couplers in 2.5" scale
Replies: 29
Views: 2690

Re: Link and pin couplers in 2.5" scale

And the pile starts to grow... Seven pair cast so far, more to come. I will let everyone know when I am ready to take orders.
by OddDuck
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: A wish list for large scale castings
Replies: 40
Views: 3394

Re: A wish list for large scale castings

Yeah, that's a bit larger than I could handle. That's definitely in the commercial foundry range, just from a safety standpoint. That's a lot of iron. And several hundred pounds of sand per mold. Not to say that it would be impossible in an amateur hobby foundry, but difficult. If it were me, this i...