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by makinsmoke
Mon May 25, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Couple of Shorties
Replies: 111
Views: 10000

Re: Couple of Shorties

Carl, Beautiful attention to detail. Thanks again for documenting. I learn from everyone! I have the same markers on my caboose. Clearance...do you have enough clearance inside the car for a quick connect to the thru bolt on the lamps? Maybe drill a hole through the bolt and install a cotter pin to ...
by makinsmoke
Wed May 06, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Looking for input
Replies: 12
Views: 2710

Re: Looking for input

Yup,
They are big girls!

A ten coupled loco will test every curve or straighten them out!
by makinsmoke
Sun May 03, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: miniature brass hinges
Replies: 13
Views: 1689

Re: miniature brass hinges

Hello Howard,
I sure wish everything you offered was on line!!

I would sure like to see a pic of your strap hinges.

Brian
by makinsmoke
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Kozo"s k 27
Replies: 18
Views: 2412

Re: Kozo"s k 27

That’s funny right there, I don’t care who you are!!
by makinsmoke
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: miniature brass hinges
Replies: 13
Views: 1689

Re: miniature brass hinges

1-1/2” scale Santa Fe Layden train indicator boxes.
by makinsmoke
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Kozo"s k 27
Replies: 18
Views: 2412

Re: Kozo"s k 27

To be clear, once I reread my post, a couple of K27 importers simply cast the trailing truck sideframe as one piece with the loco sidetrame.

The wheelset swings inside that cast trailing truck casting like a two wheel pilot.
by makinsmoke
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Kozo"s k 27
Replies: 18
Views: 2412

Re: Kozo"s k 27

Wayne Weiss at the old Bellaire Roundhouse once told the the HOn3 K27’s suffered from limited side to side movement on the trailing truck. The rest of the K models had a different trailing truck design per prototype and did not have that issue. The problem was the truck hit the frame on tight curves...
by makinsmoke
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: miniature brass hinges
Replies: 13
Views: 1689

Re: miniature brass hinges

Jack makes beautiful stuff, but not much is actually posted on his website. And his contact email there is fubar. So, I’m looking for strap hinges like you see on gates, tapered, but more narrow. 1/4” wide, 1-1/4 to 1-1/2” long total from end to end. I have seen Micromark’s stuff, and the ones sold ...
by makinsmoke
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: miniature brass hinges
Replies: 13
Views: 1689

miniature brass hinges

I'm looking for miniature brass strap hinges, 1/4" wide and 1-1/4-1-1/2" long max.
by makinsmoke
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Couple of Shorties
Replies: 111
Views: 10000

Re: Couple of Shorties

Beautiful work Carl. Most grateful for you sharing. The hardest part about these clerestory passenger car ends are the several compound curves on the middle piece as well as the two ends. They are enough to have one cutting out paper dolls!! Please remind me what thickness your plywood underpayment ...
by makinsmoke
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Kozo"s k 27
Replies: 18
Views: 2412

Re: Kozo"s k 27

Jeff, Please confirm. Is the K27 in your photo 1-1/2” scale? Because it looks like 1-1/2” scale narrow gauge. On 4-3/4” track, right? It’s pretty awesome, because it fits right in with standard gauge 1-1/2” scale equipment. Few people actually do this, sadly because the need for narrow gauge (and so...
by makinsmoke
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Kozo"s k 27
Replies: 18
Views: 2412

Re: Kozo"s k 27

Of course a 1-1/2” scale K27 would be 4-1/2” gauge. 4-3/4” practical gauge as that is a common gauge.

A K27 gauged to 7-1/2” gauge would be 2-1/2” scale.

Two different things you are asking.