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by rkcarguy
Mon May 21, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 204
Views: 10166

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

Very cool that you got in that much run time despite the issues. I think as I've aged I've learned and done better and better, there are many times the maiden voyage never even started because something failed right off the bat. I think some larger/heavier size chain would treat you well, in being t...
by rkcarguy
Mon May 21, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 172
Views: 14059

Re: 12" working railroad

Cool pictures Glenn! The trucks there look like the ones on the SP #1 that Seniorg is modeling. I'm trying to make a plate version of the AAR truck actually. By having thinner plate truck sides instead of castings, allows me to have my 2" scale on 12" gage without having the trucks be too much wider...
by rkcarguy
Fri May 18, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 172
Views: 14059

Re: 12" working railroad

This wouldn't fit in my project, but a guy can drool right?

http://www.kubotaengine.com/assets/docu ... 02_e4b.pdf
by rkcarguy
Fri May 18, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RANT THREAD?
Replies: 89
Views: 2633

Re: RANT THREAD?

Many years ago I used a coupler anchor to hold equipment against both front/back and up/down forces. The trailer popped off the hitch unexpectedly, the trailer tongue hit the ground while I was in motion and hit the back of the truck. It wasn't that severe but the jolt broke both the loco and ridin...
by rkcarguy
Fri May 18, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RANT THREAD?
Replies: 89
Views: 2633

Re: RANT THREAD?

steamfarewell.jpg
A friendly jab at the steam guys :lol:
by rkcarguy
Fri May 18, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge
Replies: 50
Views: 3884

Re: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge

NP317, instead of replacing your burner, is it possible to drill and tap the hole(s) and use a common/cheap carburetor jet?
by rkcarguy
Fri May 18, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 172
Views: 14059

Re: 12" working railroad

Glenn, it would be no problem to scale them up, would you use the same 1" axle size and pillow blocks, or upsize to 1-1/4" or bigger? I can select the whole drawing in CAD, and simply scale it 2x to double it in size (I'm at 2" scale), then redraw the bolt pattern to suit the bearings you'll use. My...
by rkcarguy
Thu May 17, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 172
Views: 14059

Re: 12" working railroad

Today I discovered another short piece of C12x14.3 in the scrap pile, so I grabbed this one and set it aside for my center cross member. Also got the channels cut and put them through the shot blaster as it had sat outside for years....hey free is free, and it looks almost like new now and there is ...
by rkcarguy
Wed May 16, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 172
Views: 14059

Re: 12" working railroad

bulkheads.jpg The bulkheads are here, 1/4x2 flat bars will slide into the rectangular slots and get plug welded to form the steps. The inner plates have the three upper holes for electrical and other future unforeseen needs, and the outer plates have the coupler pocket opening, hole for electrical,...
by rkcarguy
Tue May 15, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 204
Views: 10166

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

That's sweet! Looks like the extra width of the louver panel can just extend behind the opening and it won't show. Nice of them to make the prototype that way for you haha! I am not so lucky on the S12. The louvers are pushed outwards in the skin and are only 1-1/4" to 1-3/8" long at scale. The only...
by rkcarguy
Tue May 15, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 204
Views: 10166

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

Oh I see, I was thinking a battery box inside, for the real batteries. The MIG welder should be running 75/25. How are you going to deal with the louvers? The only way I've been able to come up with is having some thin plates laser cut with a row of slots(beam width) on them, one for each louver, th...
by rkcarguy
Mon May 14, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 204
Views: 10166

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

Oh nice, great that you got the MIG welder working! I ended up getting my Millermatic 250 with a .028" tip and .035" wire in it from the prior owner cheap because it wasn't working right of course. I don't think most people get it that there is some built in clearance so it doesn't get stuck in the ...