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by Harlock
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3" Scale Narrow Gauge Combine
Replies: 53
Views: 9068

Re: 3" Scale Narrow Gauge Combine

The inside end of the main roof rafters as they attach to the clerestory side frame is another simple doweling jig imparting a slight angle to point the dowel downwards to follow the curve of the rafter. After the hole is drilled, it is filled with glue and the dowel inserted, and then cut clean wit...
by Harlock
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3" Scale Narrow Gauge Combine
Replies: 53
Views: 9068

Re: 3" Scale Narrow Gauge Combine

This is the doweling/nailing process for the outside end of the main frame rafters, where they join an angled piece sitting atop the main car body sides. I say nailing because for once we are going to use a ribbed wood nail as the sizes and clearances do not lend themselves to a wood dowel. The nail...
by Harlock
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3" Scale Narrow Gauge Combine
Replies: 53
Views: 9068

Re: 3" Scale Narrow Gauge Combine

The main roof rafters are set in place using a little jig that lets you sit the rafter on top of it at precisely the right height and positioning. It is then glued and clamped before any doweling takes place. Photo 1 shows a rafter on a template for overall length setting purposes. They are cut a li...
by Harlock
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3" Scale Narrow Gauge Combine
Replies: 53
Views: 9068

Re: 3" Scale Narrow Gauge Combine

Next the main roof rafters are ready to go on. The first photo is a general overview of the work. The rafters are cut by a router with a radius attachment and a bit that is very similar to an endmill. In the second photo, you can see a rafter formed by cutting two radii, at the bottom middle of the ...
by Harlock
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3" Scale Narrow Gauge Combine
Replies: 53
Views: 9068

Re: 3" Scale Narrow Gauge Combine

The next step was to locate the clerestory on the car - setting both the height and the width. We did not have enough access to measure the exact height, so it was eyeballed from telephoto images I took. The height was set by a series of sticks planed to the right height. Later this would be convert...
by Harlock
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3" Scale Narrow Gauge Combine
Replies: 53
Views: 9068

Re: 3" Scale Narrow Gauge Combine

Looks like it's time for an update. Moving on to the roof, the first thing was the build the clerestory. From a brief access to the inside of the prototype car at Travel Town thanks to a shall-remain-anonymous staff member willing to bend the rules, I was able to get measurements of the clerestory w...
by Harlock
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: nuts and bolts in scale
Replies: 19
Views: 1271

Re: nuts and bolts in scale

NP317 wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:52 pm
Godshalls is continuing to supply the products from American Model Engineering.
I have successfully purchased products from AME since the transition last year.
~RN
That's great news. The site hasn't been updated much since then so I wasn't sure where it was at.
by Harlock
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: nuts and bolts in scale
Replies: 19
Views: 1271

Re: nuts and bolts in scale

Anyone know what's up with Wayne Godshall's acquisition of AME? They have/had a selection of model screws: http://www.americanmodeleng.com/id41.html I used to buy assortments of stainless and brass model screws from Real Trains, but they are gone too. Not sure if either of the purchasers of that bus...
by Harlock
Wed May 30, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 222
Views: 12706

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

I'll echo Chris Brew's question, what controller are you using? Any good modern controller will have regenerative braking which should stop it on a dime just by turning the throttle down. the more powerful the motor and controller, the more powerful the braking effect as well. the only thing I use t...
by Harlock
Thu May 24, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 2.5" scale cowcatcher pilot ****SOLD****
Replies: 3
Views: 611

Re: 2.5" scale cowcatcher pilot

Price reduced to $400.00.