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by SPSteam2491
Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: GE 23 Tonner RTR $2250 & Options
Replies: 5
Views: 1510

Re: GE 23 Tonner RTR $2250 & Options

It could potentially be complicated, but not impossible. The electrical side would be easy if you could upfit the other engine with a Syren controller. Mechanically you would have to calculate the speed of the motor and wheels and find a gearing ratio to match the two different units together. Match...
by SPSteam2491
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: GE 23 Tonner RTR $2250 & Options
Replies: 5
Views: 1510

Re: GE 23 Tonner RTR $2250 & Options

The MU capability was tested over the weekend with fantastic results. A video was posted to my Facebook page (Pacific Design Shops). I also took the chance to take pictures of the units connections (both mechanical and electrical) to show what the final product will look like. A set of instructions ...
by SPSteam2491
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Poll - Wood Caboose Kits from Pacific Design Shops
Replies: 3
Views: 735

Poll - Wood Caboose Kits from Pacific Design Shops

Pacific Design Shops is excited to announce our next series of projects for 1/8” scale trains, Wood Caboose Kits! But rather than us decide the design, we would like feedback on what design you would like to see made. Please take a minute to look over the choices below and vote for the ones you woul...
by SPSteam2491
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: GE 23 Tonner RTR $2250 & Options
Replies: 5
Views: 1510

GE 23 Tonner RTR $2250 & Options

Introducing the newest electric engine on the market, the GE 23 Tonner for 1.5" scale. Below is a list of engine specifications and pricing breakdowns to help fit into any budget. A lot of engineering time and testing has gone into this engine to ensure that the customer gets the best quality at the...
by SPSteam2491
Tue May 26, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Motor Controllers for 1" 24V locos
Replies: 2
Views: 1529

Re: Motor Controllers for 1" 24V locos

The SyRen controller (at least the SyRen50 version) has multiple options for throttle settings. I agree a center stop throttle is difficult to operate but they have an option for a more standard FWD/REV selector switch and then the throttle knob working as standard. See the picture below from the Us...
by SPSteam2491
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Was there ever a NG SW1 or 1200?
Replies: 19
Views: 5407

Re: Was there ever a NG SW1 or 1200?

Drawings for the SW1 and SW1200 can be found in the Diesel Locomotives Cyclopedia. With an HO scale ruler, enough dimensions can be taken to build a model. Additionally, the February 1992 Mainline Modeler Magazine has drawings for a SW1 and the August 1983 magazine has drawings for a SW9 (which is v...
by SPSteam2491
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Refrigerator car question
Replies: 4
Views: 2010

Re: Refrigerator car question

The area under the door wouldn't see salt as salt was only applied in the end ice bunkers. They may see some melting ice when produce was top iced but I don't believe they ever used salt when top icing (the produce would likely get all salty). On almost all of the PFE reefers until about 1940, the a...
by SPSteam2491
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1" Scale Reefer Kits
Replies: 4
Views: 4285

Re: 1" Scale Reefer Kits

Dale, The grooves on the sides are milled on a CNC router, not etched like from a laser cutter. That allows them to be more pronounced after painting. Overall length of the car is 45" over the couplers (about 41" from end to end). Weight with trucks is about 70 lbs. I have plans for a caboose but ti...
by SPSteam2491
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help identify a part M-21 Mogul
Replies: 37
Views: 8681

Re: Help identify a part M-21 Mogul

You look to be pretty close to the total with the drawings you need to get. Another source for prints would be the California State Railway Museum. They have Library and Archives Collection with a lot of SP drawings. The model number for that feedwater heater likely is a BL-2. The type is BL and the...
by SPSteam2491
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help identify a part M-21 Mogul
Replies: 37
Views: 8681

Re: Help identify a part M-21 Mogul

Roger Goldmann sells the side view and cross section views of that SP class. I think all the M-21 class locomotives burned oil as they operated on the TNO portion of the system. Roger also sells the prints for that Feedwater Heater. There is enough information on those prints to make an outline of t...
by SPSteam2491
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: NEW 5' Ride Astride Kits
Replies: 3
Views: 2859

Re: NEW 5' Ride Astride Kits

PSA, Found out through a customer that when using Tom Bee trucks, an additional shim will be require to prevent the wheels from rubbing on the bottom of the car. No additional modification will be required to the car to make Tom Bee trucks work. The cutout for the frame is 2" wide by 1½" tall and al...