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by JBodenmann
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 78
Views: 8070

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello My Friends Thanks again for the suggestions and comments. I have done some experimenting with 3/32" thin wall tube and #26 Ga. insulated wire. It will slide right in. With junction boxes at the front end near where the hand rail bends I don't think it will be a problem. And I can also pull it ...
by JBodenmann
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 78
Views: 8070

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello My Friends Thanks for the info. I looked in the 1941 Loco Cyclopedia as Bill suggested and found what I needed. They are type #2 on that page. Now to the size of the handrail. If they were scale, they would be 1/16" dia. That's just too small to be practical. I think they would just be too del...
by JBodenmann
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 78
Views: 8070

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello My Friends Thanks everyone for the comments. I always enjoy when you all join in. I looked at the photo of 5344 that is hanging on the wall and the valve gear looks just like what is on the little Hudson. I guess I was just confused, not a rare condition for an old Bozo like me :lol: So back t...
by JBodenmann
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 78
Views: 8070

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello My Friends Thanks for the info. I never knew there were different Baker gears. I was surprised to find that this engine has the wrong one. It runs so good that I don't think I will be changing it, although I am a bit disappointed as I want to build a very detailed model. Go with what you got :...
by JBodenmann
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Coles 0-4-0 to a NG 0-4-4t
Replies: 2
Views: 400

Re: Converting a Coles 0-4-0 to a NG 0-4-4t

Hello My Friends
Very cool project Nico. I always liked Forneys.
Jack
by JBodenmann
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 78
Views: 8070

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello My Friends Here is what has been happening with the little Hudson. The weather has been nice lately so I have been mostly working on the railway. The New York Central Hudsons had recessed areas on the smoke box to make room for the cross compound air compressors. Fortunately there was a drawin...
by JBodenmann
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Disney American
Replies: 418
Views: 80238

Re: Disney American

Hello My Friends There should always be some adjustability. Even if you get the straps and blades perfect, there will always be some errors somewhere else. I don't like blades that are bolted to the side of the strap. Adjustment of them is hap hazard, and if they work loose they will wallow out the ...
by JBodenmann
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 3-3/4" Scale Sunbeam Headlamp
Replies: 4
Views: 857

Re: 3-3/4" Scale Sunbeam Headlamp

Hello My Friends The Sunbeam Headlamp is only available in 1-1/2" and 3-3/4" scale. If there isn't a 2-1/2" scale version available I would consider making one. But I wouldn't want to produce something that is already available. I wouldn't have made a 1-1/2" headlamp if I knew David Sclavi was going...
by JBodenmann
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 78
Views: 8070

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello My Friends First, thank you John for the compliment. You don't do so bad yourself when it comes to building. And to answer Bills question. I was planning on starting out at about twenty PSI. I will be using air for the brake system and will have a regulator to adjust the pressure. At twenty PS...
by JBodenmann
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little engines 1" line of engines
Replies: 33
Views: 3230

Re: Little engines 1" line of engines

Hello My Friends I don't know the actual reason why the Little Engines small scale line has disappeared, but people often buy things like this with the best of intentions but have no idea what they are getting into. I don't know if they think it's going to be easy, but the amount of time and capital...
by JBodenmann
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2-1/2" NG class A shay.
Replies: 208
Views: 55562

Re: 2-1/2" NG class A shay.

Hello My Friends I have been enjoying this thread and admiring your fine work. One little trick that may be of use here is to go over the areas that have been smoothed with a dull center punch. Lightly tapping with a small hammer and moving it around. Also re grinding the tip on the punch from time ...
by JBodenmann
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Women in the hobby?
Replies: 57
Views: 3448

Re: Women in the hobby?

Hello My Friends
One of the most talented model builders to ever walk the planet is Cherry Hill. Her work is spectacular. Here is a link , truly inspirational!
http://speedreaders.info/15592-cherrys- ... erry-hill/
Jack