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by Broken Knuckle
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building a Veranda
Replies: 37
Views: 14392

Re: Building a Veranda

I did finish the ceiling before I moved anything in. Nine LED bay lites with adjustable color and brightness. It's taped and textured now. After I paint, I'll trim them with molding and a grill.
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by Broken Knuckle
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building a Veranda
Replies: 37
Views: 14392

Re: Building a Veranda

Shop is done......kinda. Still need to install the large door and finish the inside. The concrete in front will be poured this fall. Started unpacking the equipment. Because I have to store all the equipment inside the shop now, I'll have to finish half the shop and move everything to that side and ...
by Broken Knuckle
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building a Veranda
Replies: 37
Views: 14392

Re: Building a Veranda

No worries, I'm going to make a lot of mistakes myself on this build. That's why I'm here, maybe head off some of those mistakes. I've talked to others about sitting in the tank. It's such a big part of the engine, I'd hate to cut it up. Going to make my own trucks because there are special needs th...
by Broken Knuckle
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building a Veranda
Replies: 37
Views: 14392

Re: Building a Veranda

The second generation GTEL (Veranda) had four, four wheel trucks under it. They were the bigger 9ft - 4" type "B" trucks. I'm working on the design of the span bolster that goes between them. And you are not far off from the shop being to small for the scale length of this engine. The shop is 20 x 2...
by Broken Knuckle
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building a Veranda
Replies: 37
Views: 14392

Re: Building a Veranda

I got all the drawings back. Have the one for the AAR type "B" truck but I can't get it to load as an attachment. Going to start scaling everything, now that I have paper copies. Started building on the new shop. Should have concrete poured in a few weeks. Have all the permits. Ordered a new 14 x 40...
by Broken Knuckle
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building a Veranda
Replies: 37
Views: 14392

Re: Building a Veranda

Oh ok cool, sounds like you've got it figured out at least to start with. I was thinking that the leading wheel in such a long truck might want to try to climb the rail, so increasing the weight on the 1st and last axle might be beneficial even if it's not a huge difference. I understand what you a...
by Broken Knuckle
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building a Veranda
Replies: 37
Views: 14392

Re: Building a Veranda

I was thinking about this build a few days ago(based on the fact I'd be in the same boat if I wanted to build a 6 axle locomotive for my 12" railroad), regarding how to make it able to traverse track variations and turn radius's that are not "scale". My thought is to have the sets of wheels on each...
by Broken Knuckle
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 229
Views: 41439

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. Congratulation for the hard work of your son. It was sad not to see you at the Triennail after following your thread. We had a great time. Towed back a few brake downs and worked ...
by Broken Knuckle
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building a Veranda
Replies: 37
Views: 14392

Re: Building a Veranda

One of our great members contacted me through a PM, that he had some drawings of a Veranda. He sent them to me with the condition that when I'm done with them that I donate them to a train museum or society. Because it was in a private message I won't give his name but, I would like to put out a big...
by Broken Knuckle
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building a Veranda
Replies: 37
Views: 14392

Re: Building a Veranda

johnpenn74 wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:26 am
There were two different tender. The totally round one being nick named the "beer Can" I think.

JP
You are right. The Veranda had the round sided fuel tender that was nicknamed the "Beer Can" and the third generation "Big Blow" had a square fuel tender.
by Broken Knuckle
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building a Veranda
Replies: 37
Views: 14392

Re: Building a Veranda

About ten or so years ago, I seriously considered building one in 3/4" scale.. I was going to use one of the then "new" turbine engines for RC jets.. One of the manufacturers had a helicopter version with a reducing gearbox.. The engine was 5" diameter, and if I remember correctly the locomotive wa...
by Broken Knuckle
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building a Veranda
Replies: 37
Views: 14392

Re: Building a Veranda

There's a turbine engine and something like one of those tank cars on display at Ogden Union Station in Utah. Not sure if Veranda version, can't see on that side in my photos. It was hard to get a photo as the rows of engines are very close to each other. In any case, if it's on the path to being t...