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by Glenn Brooks
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Surveying techniques?
Replies: 27
Views: 905

Re: Surveying techniques?

90 acres of slightly hill countryside in a Mediterranean climate! Man on man sounds like years of fun! We need pictures BTW! Forum rules. No pictures, it didn’t happen :D Post a couple of shots of your terrain and it will give folks a better idea of the landscape features you will be dealing with. A...
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cab roof material?
Replies: 19
Views: 797

Re: Cab roof material?

Greg, Here’s a couple of photos trawled off the internet. Both are interesting because of their roof detail. Might be of some valve to you in deciding what to do regarding roofing materials. The first phot is a 1942 troop train loading 93 Reg Engineers for a trip north to Alaska. Note the large nail...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cab roof material?
Replies: 19
Views: 797

Re: Cab roof material?

I worked on a Bridge and Building gang (B&B 5) on the Alaska Railroad In 1966. I remember many of the older rolling stock, particularly work crew bunk cars, and ROW cars were 1940 and earlier. While not the era you are interested in, these old cars very much represented design considerations from an...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Behemoth engines
Replies: 7
Views: 617

Re: Behemoth engines

Tristan, Alas, Ikon Engineering has closed down their model engineering line and sold off all their equipment. I spoke with the owner a few months ago to inquire about castings and was surprised to learn there were never any patterns or castings - all their work was fabricated and turned. In any eve...
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: What is "Live Steam"?
Replies: 25
Views: 997

Re: What is "Live Steam"?

My .02 cents is that “live steam hobby” refers to building scale models of full sized locomotives. In the early days of the hobby, people placed great emphasis on the ‘modeling’ of locomotives and other equipment. I also don’t see any reason to narrowly limit the definition to a 7.x “ gauge, or any ...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Car stability paper
Replies: 25
Views: 1131

Re: Car stability paper

John, Thanks! This is the very article I was trying to locate. For me, Bill Donovan’s four case examples are perfect descriptions why we have derailments and rollovers, and more Importantly, how to mitigate them. Iam particularly interested in how Donovan describes how a rider’s center of gravity ro...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Car stability paper
Replies: 25
Views: 1131

Re: Car stability paper

Bill Donovan (Real Trains) wrote a nice article on the stability of 7-1/2" riding cars that was published in the Nov-Dec 2012 issue of Live Steam & Outdoor Railroading. If you have the issue, check it out. Otherwise, it's still available as a back issue. Oilcan, This might be the article I am looki...
by Glenn Brooks
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Dick Stevenson
Replies: 2
Views: 368

Re: Dick Stevenson

Cary,

You might try emailing Cara, the librarian at the museum- she has been quite helpful whenever I inquire.

Library.CSRM@parks.ca.gov

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Car stability paper
Replies: 25
Views: 1131

Re: Car stability paper

Thanks Terry, good advice. Yes, I’ll post a link, or send you a copy when I find it again. Iam almost certain it exists here on Chaski, but can’t find it now, for what ever reason. However, maybe I read it somewhere else- it was written by a live steam guy, so hopefully someone remembers where it is...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: just purchased i believe a 15 guage rehabed mtc
Replies: 41
Views: 1218

Re: just purchased i believe a 15 guage rehabed mtc

A 30’ radius turn will have deflection of several inches all along the whole rail. So likely the bend in the rail is to sharp, or abrupt. Best thing would be to post a photo of the set up. Then we could say more.

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Car stability paper
Replies: 25
Views: 1131

Car stability paper

A few weeks ago I found a paper that described several methods to measure car stability and gave some simple math examples about how moving the center of gravity for live steam rolling stock can cause derailing and rollovers. written in easy to understand language. Of course I didn’t bookmark it. No...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 0-6-0 L9 Switcher, differences
Replies: 13
Views: 867

Re: 0-6-0 L9 Switcher, differences

Another interesting tidbit I recently discovered about NP class designation is the NP numbered each class loco sequentially. So in this case, Ryan’s loco posted above would have been the ninth L class 0-6-0 switcher added to their roster. Also for some reason I don’t understand, sometimes the same w...