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by senorgilamonster
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 229
Views: 34388

Re: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust

thx. My son (finally) got into med school - White coat (induction) ceremony tomorrow and 1st day of class is on Monday.
by senorgilamonster
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 229
Views: 34388

Re: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust

OK, so after taking a 5 week hiatus from trains to deal with some personal business - I've decided to rip out the existing electric motor, drive chain and gears. I've ordered an 800W motor as a replacement. Although I am giving up 20-25% of my (now and future) power, the new motor will take a #35 sp...
by senorgilamonster
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Look what I got in the mail...
Replies: 9
Views: 2719

Re: Look what I got in the mail...

note the striking similarity to the trucks on the C&S #20 combine.
What I can't figure out is where/how the ends of the equalizer bar go...
by senorgilamonster
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 457
Views: 62469

Re: 12" working railroad

what are you going to do here:
by senorgilamonster
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 229
Views: 34388

Re: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust

I have had great experiences with the 3 clubs that I belong to: Kitsap, BCSME, and Maricopa. I think that is why I was so shocked - and I realize you experiences there may have been great. I only ran into 4 people I would characterize as friendly and/or helpful...and 2 of those were new members, the...
by senorgilamonster
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 229
Views: 34388

Re: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust

BUST: After attending the Narrow Gauge meet - I won't be going to the Triennial. I cancelled my TM membership, my all meets pass, and my Triennial registration. I will never set foot on TM again. After I had a motor wire fail, there was not a soldering iron on the premises to be found. Failing that ...
by senorgilamonster
Wed May 23, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 229
Views: 34388

Re: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust

I can fashion a hub, that wasn't the problem. it was where to mount the pins.

so far:
by senorgilamonster
Wed May 23, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 229
Views: 34388

Re: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005FMU4I6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005FMTVXK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 The train style brakes seem to be going well so far. I bent the shoe by clamping a 1/8" x 1" bar into the vice and putting...
by senorgilamonster
Wed May 23, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 229
Views: 34388

Re: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust

The drum brake arrives in a few hours - and I have decided I don't have a good way to mount it. MY last ditch attempt for this weeks meet: 1) Double header with the stretch Husky and throw the Husky into reverse to brake - bad idea. Actually it has a geared motor, so wouldn't need reverse. 2)Remove ...
by senorgilamonster
Mon May 21, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 229
Views: 34388

Re: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust

I want to go to the Narrow Gauge meet this week end...so I ordered a go kart drum brake set up to arrive on Wednesday. I'm sure I will eventually replace it with an air activated system for better interchangeability with others rolling stock (maybe)., etc. But I don't have the time to build that kin...
by senorgilamonster
Sun May 20, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 229
Views: 34388

Re: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust

Track Report: First the things that went flawlessly - The loading ramp and the flat car. The transfer to the minivan on the loading ramp was flawless. The flat car ran all day without a hiccup. I didn't expect much trouble since the trucks have previously been solid runners for me, but I did have to...
by senorgilamonster
Sat May 19, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 229
Views: 34388

Re: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust

5 degrees. Ah, you noticed the front handrail. :-) First I made a full size template to bend/build it on. The JPEG is available to anyone who wants it, and of course, it could be scaled up or down. IMG_20180510_111003.jpg 3/16" steel rods. I just bent it freehand around the correct diameter stuff (l...