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by Glenn Brooks
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 415
Views: 53592

Re: 12" working railroad

Well, winter it may be, but we saw this little guy on the beach yesterday.
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As they say, when the pig runs on the beach, you know spring is right around the corner. Of wait, was that supposed to be a hedgehog. Never mind...
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 415
Views: 53592

Re: 12" working railroad

I just heard 18” in Monroe.
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 415
Views: 53592

Re: 12" working railroad

Yep, know what you mean. I finished up welding my turntable deck last winter and seriously underestimated how much it weighed. Couldn’t budge it off the floor without a lift. Didn’t plan out as well as I could have. But the good ole engine hoist rolled to the rescue. We had an interesting day on the...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 415
Views: 53592

Re: 12" working railroad

Ryan, probably time to start looking for a 100 dollar 2 ton engine hoist... I use mine all the time, picking and flipping car frames and locos.
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Brand new old school south Bend 10” lathe!
Replies: 16
Views: 616

Re: Brand new old school south Bend 10” lathe

Yep, for me the rarity is the old traditional style lathe with no wear. Almost unheard of these days. Looks like the seller is hoping to flip it for a big sale. Be interesting to see how long it stays on the market. This one has never been used, so it should reasonably have some kind of premium for ...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Oahu RRwy Passenger car build question
Replies: 10
Views: 477

Re: Oahu RRwy Passenger car build question

Excellent, thanks, Mike. The photo is very helpful also. I’ve only made up small tenon’s that get buried in the mortise, with the ends and sides nipped off. I think this full size cAr restoration will end up being a very interesting learning experience. Gregg and Marty, thanks much for the reference...
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Brand new old school south Bend 10” lathe!
Replies: 16
Views: 616

Brand new old school south Bend 10” lathe!

Well, this posting has to be the barn find of the century. No idea who it belongs to, but it’s a treat just to look at!

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/tls/ ... 82985.html

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Oahu RRwy Passenger car build question
Replies: 10
Views: 477

Re: Oahu RRwy apassenger car build qu

Mike, perfect! This is almost exactly what the car remenants look like, which includes an original car, in advance stage of decomposition. So we can inspect some existing parts and pieces. However, I’ve not found any sign of fastenings, tenons, or mortise yet related to the framing. So will go look ...
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Oahu RRwy Passenger car build question
Replies: 10
Views: 477

Re: Oahu RRwy apassenger car build qu

Thanks Larry, yes, I’d be interested in learning what you discover. Out internal drawings do not show construction detail, such as how vertical frame members are attached to the floor or sill beams. We do have good dimensions on all the joinery. And there is a vast amount of joinery in these old woo...
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Fabricated AAR or similar trucks
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: Fabricated AAR or similar truck

Here’s some frame detail on an 1880’s NG steamer. The photos show some interesting construction detail that might be useful in understanding how these old locos were erected. The inside wheel configuration was a common practice when builders had an existing standard gauge design and castings, and ne...
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Oahu RRwy Passenger car build question
Replies: 10
Views: 477

Re: Oahu RRwy apassenger car build qu

Mike, thanks for the scan doc and narrative. Very helpful and interesting. I’ll go crawl underneath this weekend and look for some flooring details. The floor is installed and painted,however one side still un covered - so it might be possible to inspect. The old timer who built up the frame and flo...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Oahu RRwy Passenger car build question
Replies: 10
Views: 477

Oahu RRwy Passenger car build question

Hello All, I am starting work on a partially rebuilt Oahu Railway 40’ wood passenger car restoration. The frame and undercarriage is all wood construction dating from around 1880. So,far the frame and deck have been rebuilt. This week I will start drilling and bolting the 2” x 10” side sills down th...