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by rkcarguy
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Turnout detents?
Replies: 37
Views: 966

Re: Turnout detents?

I messed around in CAD, and was able to narrow the base up to 3-1/2" x 8", trimmed off the un-used portion of the locking "table", and then drew up another version of the red circle target that will mount higher up and by itself for mainline stands. Hopefully I can have the parts made on the laser w...
by rkcarguy
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 303
Views: 26988

Re: 12" working railroad

The riding car is going to be a bit of a strange duck as far as plumbing, because my controls are going to be mounted on it, not on the locomotive. So the compressed air will have to be piped to the riding car first, then delivered back to the locomotive and rolling stock.
by rkcarguy
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 303
Views: 26988

Re: 12" working railroad

I actually drew up a brake wheel and mini ratcheting setup in CAD, I'm going to try to have them laser cut when our machine is finally working. The wheel will turn counter-clockwise and pull on a cable that will release the brakes. As far as adjusting the braking power, I'm planning to slot the bar ...
by rkcarguy
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 303
Views: 26988

Re: 12" working railroad

Pic of the end of the riding car. Air fitting, coupler, and safety chain eyes are installed for good. The other end has no coupler as it will be drawbar connected to the locomotive. Yes the frame is upside down, I won't be flipping the frame over until its got finished trucks on it. Question for you...
by rkcarguy
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 303
Views: 26988

Re: 12" working railroad

A little interesting post about the bulkhead flat cars I want to model( I chose these because the sides have no "fish belly").

http://vanderheide.ca/blog/2014/09/04/a ... -flatcars/
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by rkcarguy
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Shortest steam up in history
Replies: 16
Views: 334

Re: Shortest steam up in history

There is losses unfortunately, each time one form of energy is converted to another. I'm not surprised that it takes that much compressor to do the mechanical work of what would be maybe 6-8HP.
by rkcarguy
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Turnout detents?
Replies: 37
Views: 966

Re: Turnout detents?

According to google earth, that track layout is about 1,630' long. "Stage 1" gets me everything I need though as far as my garbage and wood hauling, the rest will be expansion goals as time goes on.
by rkcarguy
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 303
Views: 26988

Re: 12" working railroad

Not a whole lot to report, I played with some rattle can primers and found a red/brown color that's a good match for the GN brown on the riding car, and painted one end of the frame so I could install the coupler, eye bolt, and air fitting for good. It seems to apply well over the grey epoxy paint, ...
by rkcarguy
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Shortest steam up in history
Replies: 16
Views: 334

Re: Shortest steam up in history

In 2" scale the 0-6-0 would have a 10" pipe boiler(10-3/4" OD), I'd like to stay that size so all my rolling stock matches. I'm not so concerned with speed but will need pulling power and traction. Now that I've mapped out my route more closely, I'll be looking at a 2.5% grade through the loop to th...
by rkcarguy
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Turnout detents?
Replies: 37
Views: 966

Re: Turnout detents?

Everything on the right of the stream (stage 2 and 3) will be hard fought, as I have no access to get equipment over there unless the neighbor lets drive it through their yard.
by rkcarguy
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Turnout detents?
Replies: 37
Views: 966

Re: Turnout detents?

Here's the track layout, at the moment:)
layout.jpg
by rkcarguy
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Turnout detents?
Replies: 37
Views: 966

Re: Turnout detents?

Neat pictures, it doesn't get more simple than that lol! I've built several HO scale layouts and ran into multiple situations where I had to relocate a ground throw to the other side of the turnout to prevent it from being between two tracks. I used to use the N-scale ones on HO so they looked more ...