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by JoeKahan
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Baggage Cart Drawings
Replies: 5
Views: 1440

Re: Baggage Cart Drawings

I recall seeing one similar to what you describe at the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum in Tuscon. I also saw a nice baggage cart (with pneumatic tires though) outside the Kingman depot but it was older (1907) if I remember correctly. Might be worth a call or visit.
Joe
by JoeKahan
Thu May 30, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam in London: help me prioritize
Replies: 23
Views: 5760

Re: Steam in London: help me prioritize

Oh Greg, you don't have enough time. I agree with NP317. You're already there, stay longer if at all possible. Some places I've been and enjoyed; Isle of Wight steam railway, https://www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk/ The Great Little Trains of Wales, https://www.greatlittletrainsofwales.co.uk/ Of the Welsh ...
by JoeKahan
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Temporary Trailer-Engine haul
Replies: 35
Views: 5992

Re: Temporary Trailer-Engine haul

Why not off-load the 4-6-4 or 4-8-4 into the rented trailer for a day or two and use the trailer set-up for train hauling to make the pick-up?
by JoeKahan
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Favorite train movie
Replies: 24
Views: 5568

Re: Favorite train movie

You're right hoppercar, fun thread. Suspenseful entertaining Danny Glover movie "Switchback" - No quote Woody Harrelson movie "Trans-Siberian Express" - No quote Not a "Train" movie but the freight train scene in "My Cousin Vinnie" - Vinny: Yesterday you told me that freight train hardly ever comes ...
by JoeKahan
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Favorite train movie
Replies: 24
Views: 5568

Re: Favorite train movie

"Silver Streak"
"I know what goes where, and why"

"The Polar Express"
"One thing about trains: It doesn't matter where they're goin'. What matters is deciding to get on."

"Unstoppable"
"This ain't training. In training, they just give you an F. Out here, you get killed."
by JoeKahan
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Dimension Engineering controller question
Replies: 34
Views: 7163

Re: Dimension Engineering controller question

You might try their website. I found and downloaded lots of info from there when I had a question about the controller in my box cab.
https://www.dimensionengineering.com/
by JoeKahan
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Engine stand
Replies: 16
Views: 4479

Re: Engine stand

I went with the HF motorcyle lift idea too. I welded up a frame of 1.5" x 1/8 angle and got 4 swivel casters on ebay for about $50 delivered. I put two pieces of c-channel face up across the inside of the frame and the lift wheels sit in that channel. To move my loco I put a 6' track panel on the li...
by JoeKahan
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Gunderson well car
Replies: 6
Views: 3844

Re: Gunderson well car

I'll be watching this with interest. I was just getting into the thinking about planning to build stage on a well car. The prototype I'm using for inspiration is the Greenbrier AP53. Some overall dimensions are on they're website. https://www.gbrx.com/manufacturing/north-america-rail/double-stack-ca...
by JoeKahan
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: In hopes of a build log, one day...
Replies: 12
Views: 3858

Re: In hopes of a build log, one day...

The funny thing is that I'm actually trying to get and stay uncluttered and organized. That's why I put the pegboard up a while back. I just haven't gotten used to looking for stuff in the new places yet. I do appreciate the ideas I've read from others. I'm still in the position of having too much s...
by JoeKahan
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: In hopes of a build log, one day...
Replies: 12
Views: 3858

Re: In hopes of a build log, one day...

Well, I'm happy that a few of you enjoyed the humor of my situation. I had a better day today. No work at least. I just couldn't bring myself to buy another grinder, as easy as that would have been, I would have seen it as a failure. So I made another loop around the garage looking for the pin wrenc...
by JoeKahan
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: In hopes of a build log, one day...
Replies: 12
Views: 3858

In hopes of a build log, one day...

Sorry, I just feel the need to vent and hope some of you find humor or a sense of camaraderie in this post. I've often considered starting a build log for one or two of the several projects that I'm working on, but I haven't because I think that I already spend too much time on the computer instead ...
by JoeKahan
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RR Coupler for Trailer hitch?
Replies: 9
Views: 3030

Re: RR Coupler for Trailer hitch?

FYI... I got one a few years ago as a gift. It's really cute & funny the first few times you walk back to the truck in a parking lot and see it back there. Not so funny the few times you don't see it and walk around the back of the truck a little too closely. :shock: :oops:
Joe