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by makinsmoke
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Gauge lights
Replies: 7
Views: 553

Re: Gauge lights

Of course Dave Sclavi sells some very nice lights.....
by makinsmoke
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Rail car construction
Replies: 14
Views: 1152

Re: Rail car construction

One more. Here is a photo of ex-D&RG RPO car being restored by the Friends of the Cumbres and Toltec Railroad. Note the vertical pieces with notches for the horizontal braces. There are literally hundreds of photos like these on their website, showing the remarkable work this group has done to keep ...
by makinsmoke
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Rail car construction
Replies: 14
Views: 1152

Re: Rail car construction

Hello Glenn, I don't have any specifications for you. I will say that those wood cars (and later steel cars) frames were essentially truss bridges and the members were kept in tension and compression by their construction as well as steel rods which ran vertically and diagonally down the sides of th...
by makinsmoke
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 302
Views: 82984

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Ooof!

(Spills beer....)
by makinsmoke
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: New York Central Baggage Car
Replies: 30
Views: 8387

Re: New York Central Baggage Car

Hello Jack,
Did you steam the 1/8 plywood? How did you get it to follow the curves and stay?

Tks,
Brian
by makinsmoke
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help identify a part M-21 Mogul
Replies: 37
Views: 3426

Re: Help identify a part M-21 Mogul

Here’s a cropped photo of Marty’s of the 3420 in Marty’s shop. The seat is folded down forward.

Hope it was ok to steal your pic Marty!!
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SP 3420 at Ridge Locomotive Shops 2012
by makinsmoke
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Another CliShay Build
Replies: 30
Views: 9847

Re: Another CliShay Build

Machined per print the Allen coupler pocket will accept a Tom Bee solid shank coupler. No side play, but there is room on the shank and pocket to take some material to give you some play.

Brian
by makinsmoke
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Wanted Brake shoes
Replies: 8
Views: 1827

Re: Wanted Brake shoes

Howard’s brake castings are beautiful. I wish he had everything he sells displayed on his website.

Railroad Supply also sells freight car brake parts or did. Need to check their current catalog.
by makinsmoke
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 302
Views: 82984

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Jack you are a rare craftsman in a hobby of craftsmen.

Most of us wouldn’t even look at that detail,but do because of you. It makes us all better.
by makinsmoke
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 302
Views: 82984

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Spelling Russ?

I hate the auto correct feature on my phone.

Brian
by makinsmoke
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay
Replies: 837
Views: 186689

Re: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay

That is an amazing amount of work.

Beautiful job!
by makinsmoke
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: New York Central Baggage Car
Replies: 30
Views: 8387

Re: New York Central Baggage Car

Railroad Supply does sell the leaf spring end retainers if you don’t want to make them.