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by ccvstmr
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: One Day Train Table
Replies: 4
Views: 622

Re: One Day Train Table

Glenn, you might consider "hinged" or pivoting end wings or extensions. This, to facilitate loading/unloading equipment into a vehicle for transport. This assumes your vehicle or RR are at heights different from the cart. Keep "adjustability" in mind. Here's something I put together last year (no, I...
by ccvstmr
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Polling Pocket
Replies: 7
Views: 840

Re: Polling Pocket

TomBeeOnline carries plastic poling pockets at $1.50 each. After some modification, mounted and painted, they won't look too bad. Carl B.

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by ccvstmr
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Couple of Shorties
Replies: 135
Views: 31042

Re: Couple of Shorties

Unless you had an entire train of stock cars, they were usually pulled up front to reduce injury due to slack action. Empty cars, no problem. Take care, Brian Hello Brian...well- The slack runs in, the slack runs out, clap, clap, clap... deep in the heart of Texas! Sorry, couldn't resist. Slack act...
by ccvstmr
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Couple of Shorties
Replies: 135
Views: 31042

Re: Couple of Shorties

Gorgeous! Thanks for those inspiring pics. Next question: Do you have drawings to share of the Walschaerts valve gear conversion for your Ten Wheeler? I think I asked you that many moons ago at Train Mountain, but we never pursued it. It's time to rebuild the Stephenson valve gear on my TW, and I'm...
by ccvstmr
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Couple of Shorties
Replies: 135
Views: 31042

Re: Couple of Shorties

Was able to fire the Rutland last Sunday. Was a fantastic day to be outside. Ran a few laps around the railroad until the fireman's side lubricator check valve failed. Hate that when that happens! Looking into that problem now. But before the unexpected shutdown, was able to snap the following pix f...
by ccvstmr
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Couple of Shorties
Replies: 135
Views: 31042

Re: Couple of Shorties

Okay Dave, thanks for the compliment. However, have to ask...WHERE'S THE BEEF? :lol:

Carl B.
by ccvstmr
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Couple of Shorties
Replies: 135
Views: 31042

Re: Couple of Shorties

Maiden Run Construction for the shorties was finished in mid March 2020. Soon after, work started on the (2) Central Pacific passenger cars for Honest Dave. These are described in the "Couple More" Chaski thread. As work on the CP cars neared completion, it was time (to) ramp up work on the Rutland...
by ccvstmr
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Couple of Shorties
Replies: 135
Views: 31042

Re: Couple of Shorties

Sorry for the long delay... Jerry...thanks for the compliment. Robert...as noted, even though the Sierra Ry only had the two cars (#5 and #6), there are plans for a 3rd shorty in my passenger car fleet...car #7. Will be interesting to see what kind of luxury motor home creature comforts MIGHT fit in...
by ccvstmr
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: A Couple More
Replies: 34
Views: 4128

Re: A Couple More

Follow Up (more) Have a few more general comments to share. Build Time Once again, have to realize some of the Central Pacific cars parts were started long ago. When passenger car construction was started, all (4) plywood floors and center sills with coupler pockets were made. The (3) trucks kits w...
by ccvstmr
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: A Couple More
Replies: 34
Views: 4128

Re: A Couple More

Ben...on behalf of Honest Dave, thank you. Glad you liked the end product. Carl B.
by ccvstmr
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: A Couple More
Replies: 34
Views: 4128

Re: A Couple More

Russ...and once again, thanks for your kind words. Just trying to spread some of the "builder's cheer" around. Was thinking (and we all know how dangerous that can be)...might be interesting to poll the Chaski community here...how many people have one or more of Kozo's books? Let alone, how many peo...
by ccvstmr
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 429
Views: 137227

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

JBodenmann wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:13 am
So here is a quadrant and latch, I have ten of them. Now I have to make the rest of the throttle assembly. Jack
...and make the rest of the loco(s) to go WITH the quadrant! Agree with you, it's amazing what modern tech can produce for the hobby. Carl B.