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by 0351
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: WTB: 8” or 10” steel wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 1847

Re: WTB: 8” or 10” steel wheels

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by 0351
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A sad day, Scott Weatherford of “Scott’s Trains” has passed.
Replies: 1
Views: 1779

A sad day, Scott Weatherford of “Scott’s Trains” has passed.

For those who don’t FB, Scott Weatherford, good friend of many in the 1/8 scale train community, has passed from complications due to a heart attack suffered last week. Years ago I had met Scott thru model railroading, later I had ran into him at a local restaurant when he first got into 1/8th scale...
by 0351
Fri May 29, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 637
Views: 203653

Re: 12" working railroad

Ryan, regarding your locomotive trucks, did you drill a center hole thru the truck bolster for the bolt/pin? Looks to me, unless I drill the bolster hole bigger than my 1” bolt, it won’t allow the truck to pivot and n the bearing. I hate to drill big hole in my 3”x3/4” bolster bar. Seems it would ca...
by 0351
Fri May 29, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 637
Views: 203653

Re: 12" working railroad

BDD- I went thru your F- unit build page, and it looks like you bolted the flange bearing to the locomotive frame, versus bolting the bearings to the truck bolster? Correct? I’m trying to understand your reasoning for that? I have been considering fabricating a spherical bearing housing and welding...
by 0351
Fri May 29, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 637
Views: 203653

Re: 12" working railroad

BDD- I went thru your F- unit build page, and it looks like you bolted the flange bearing to the locomotive frame, versus bolting the bearings to the truck bolster? Correct? I’m trying to understand your reasoning for that? I have been considering fabricating a spherical bearing housing and welding ...
by 0351
Sat May 23, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 637
Views: 203653

Re: 12" working railroad

Well, I ordered a couple of 2-bolt flange bearings with 1” bore for the body bolster center pin to sit in. The housing width is 2.756”, so it should fit nicely on my 3” with bolster. Guess I’ll see in how tight the bearings are and then decide whether or not to flap wheel them. Now to start working...
by 0351
Sat May 23, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 637
Views: 203653

Re: 12" working railroad

Well, I ordered a couple of 2-bolt flange bearings with 1” bore for the body bolster center pin to sit in. Almost strong enough for a full-sized car. :D Lol! Maybe so! My cars are fairly big at 28”x96”. had talked with Todd Swan about the bolster setup he uses on his 16” gauge trains and he uses 1....
by 0351
Fri May 22, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 637
Views: 203653

Re: 12" working railroad

Well, I ordered a couple of 2-bolt flange bearings with 1” bore for the body bolster center pin to sit in. The housing width is 2.756”, so it should fit nicely on my 3” with bolster. Guess I’ll see in how tight the bearings are and then decide whether or not to flap wheel them. Now to start working ...
by 0351
Wed May 20, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 637
Views: 203653

Re: 12" working railroad

Ryan, are you still going with your bolster center pin design?
I’m seriously considering going with the Grand Scales center plate. It’s slightly wider than my 3”
Bolster bar, if I add a 1/2” plate base to bolt it to I believe it’ll work out good.
by 0351
Wed May 20, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 637
Views: 203653

Re: 12" working railroad

Looking good!
Lol, something looks vaguely familiar about your trucks. Been playing around with my booster bar setup. Looks like the Chevy valve spring will work good for me.
by 0351
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Was there ever a NG SW1 or 1200?
Replies: 19
Views: 7322

Re: Was there ever a NG SW1 or 1200?

Southern Pacific’s GE 50tonner #1.
George Town used to have a couple of GE 52ton U6B’s.
DRGW had a Davenport 30 tonner.
by 0351
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 0-6-0 L9 Switcher, differences
Replies: 45
Views: 16993

Re: 0-6-0 L9 Switcher, differences

Interesting article on ILBS about someone who built a 2.5” scale 0-4-0. Using weight plates as drivers with slices of steel pipe for tires. Utilizing tapper bushings to attach the plate to axels. http://ibls.org/mediawiki/index.php?title=Wayne_Davis