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by dnevil
Fri May 10, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" Guage Wheel Standard
Replies: 36
Views: 6650

Re: 12" Guage Wheel Standard

rkcarguy,

Good catch, WG is a typo, should be 11.843 inches. I've posted an updated document.

Daris
by dnevil
Wed May 08, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Inexpensive 7.5" trucks?
Replies: 9
Views: 1509

Re: Inexpensive 7.5" trucks?

Take a look at this D&RGRR flatcar. Drawings and assembly plans are provided as well.

http://ibls.org/mediawiki/index.php?tit ... latcar_Kit
by dnevil
Fri May 03, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" Guage Wheel Standard
Replies: 36
Views: 6650

Re: 12" Guage Wheel Standard

BTW, if you are viewing the PDF file in your web browser you will want to hold the shift key and click the reload icon to see the latest edit.
by dnevil
Fri May 03, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" Guage Wheel Standard
Replies: 36
Views: 6650

Re: 12" Guage Wheel Standard

That's a good idea. I'll modify and repost. Thanks!
by dnevil
Fri May 03, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" Guage Wheel Standard
Replies: 36
Views: 6650

Re: 12" Guage Wheel Standard

Good question. If FW and WD were the same, then the flange would ride on the frog. You want the wheel flange to be shorter than the depth to the bottom of the frog.
by dnevil
Fri May 03, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" Guage Wheel Standard
Replies: 36
Views: 6650

Re: 12" Guage Wheel Standard

I've created a first draft for a 12" Gauge Wheel Standard. Take a look.

http://ibls.org/files/Standards/IBLS%20 ... 0Gauge.pdf

This is based on the WF&P standard as published in Live Steam and Outdoor Railroading, Sep/Oct 2015.

I welcome feedback.
by dnevil
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Morris switcher trucks
Replies: 2
Views: 1196

Re: Morris switcher trucks

Lee Wright used drive shafts with Tol-o-matic right angle gear boxes on his locomotives. You can probably find some helpful photos here:

http://lees-trains.folkenroth.com/

Regards,
Daris
by dnevil
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New book: The Backyard Railroader
Replies: 4
Views: 1440

New book: The Backyard Railroader

A new book has just been published by Jeff Frost of North Carolina entitled "The Backyard Railroader". Here is more info. A preview of the book can be seen by clicking on the Amazon link at the bottom of the page.

http://ibls.org/mediawiki/index.php?tit ... Railroader

Regards,
Daris
by dnevil
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/4" scale turbogenerator drawings
Replies: 4
Views: 1061

Re: 3/4" scale turbogenerator drawings

This page indicates that Bill Dykeman passed away prior to June 2007.

http://www.rypn.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=27918

There are links to his former webpages here:

http://ibls.org/mediawiki/index.php?title=Bill_Dykeman

Daris
by dnevil
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/4" scale turbogenerator drawings
Replies: 4
Views: 1061

Re: 3/4" scale turbogenerator drawings

The Otha Hege drawings can be found here:

http://ibls.org/mediawiki/index.php?tit ... _Generator

Other useful drawings are located here:

http://ibls.org/mediawiki/index.php?tit ... _Generator

Daris
by dnevil
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1939 Danvers
Replies: 7
Views: 1930

Re: 1939 Danvers

I would be happy to post them on the IBLS website. Longevity is a big issue, especially on the Internet. Printed copies of old live steam publications are still available and can be found on eBay, etc. But when a website goes down you are lucky if some of it is preserved on Archive.com. The IBLS web...
by dnevil
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Re:O'Connor drawings for promontory locomotive reeplicas
Replies: 2
Views: 952

Re: Re:O'Connor drawings for promontory locomotive reeplicas

For those just tuning in, the files containing the drawings for Jupiter and 119 can be downloaded from here:

http://ibls.org/mediawiki/index.php?tit ... ocomotives

The drawings are in the public domain as they were funded by U.S. public funds.

Daris