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by Benjamin Maggi
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: ASR - Reading T-1 No.2100 Update - Buy A Staybolt
Replies: 6
Views: 869

Re: ASR - Reading T-1 No.2100 Update - Buy A Staybolt

Is this the same T-1 which was converted by the D&H in 1973 for their special train?
by Benjamin Maggi
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Mystery 9" Gauge Trucks
Replies: 9
Views: 1113

Re: Mystery 9" Gauge Trucks

Looking at those pictures, the flanges are huge! Perhaps it was for an amusement park ride of some sort?
by Benjamin Maggi
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: K & S Metals of Chicago
Replies: 6
Views: 1400

Re: K & S Metals of Chicago

But some of you will remember the now long defunct Special Shapes Co. For those of you who don't remember, Special Shapes was a small company which produced milled (as-in milling machine) shapes in brass (angles, channels, zee, etc) in sizes up to 1/2" and their shapes were VERY useful. The product...
by Benjamin Maggi
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam railroading to return to Alaska!
Replies: 142
Views: 68530

Re: Steam railroading to return to Alaska!

Congrats to you and your group. Maintaining a full size steam locomotive is tough work. Bringing one back from the dead is just short of a miracle!
by Benjamin Maggi
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Baldwin Locomotive Drawing Resources
Replies: 11
Views: 1534

Re: Baldwin Locomotive Drawing Resources

I have used the DeGolyer Library at Southern Methodist University in the past (2018 if I recall). It helped to know the Baldwin number of exactly what I was looking for.
by Benjamin Maggi
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: First steam locomotive build-3/4" scale Raritan
Replies: 23
Views: 3575

Re: First steam locomotive build-3/4" scale Raritan

They look pretty good!
by Benjamin Maggi
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Open Source GE 44 ton 1.6" Diesel locomotive
Replies: 20
Views: 10007

Re: Open Source GE 44 ton 1.6" Diesel locomotive

Glenn,
I have plenty of information on GE 44-tonners, but thank you for the pictures. I was looking for links to the builder, but apparently there is a Facebook page.
Ben
by Benjamin Maggi
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Open Source GE 44 ton 1.6" Diesel locomotive
Replies: 20
Views: 10007

Re: Open Source GE 44 ton 1.6" Diesel locomotive

Is there a link or contact information? I have never heard of this company.
by Benjamin Maggi
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: In hopes of a build log, one day...
Replies: 14
Views: 6395

Re: In hopes of a build log, one day...

Years ago, I started collecting Plano boxes. Menards stopped carrying these. Can find similar at Walmart in the fishing dept. These boxes are great for organizing fasteners and other parts. Get the containers with the moveable dividers...larger/longer parts can be stored in these containers as well...
by Benjamin Maggi
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: First steam locomotive build-3/4" scale Raritan
Replies: 23
Views: 3575

Re: First steam locomotive build-3/4" scale Raritan

By starting out small, I hope that it will increase my chances of actually finishing the locomotive, assuming that life does not get in the way too much. Life WILL get in the way! By starting small, and starting NOW (instead of some imaginary future date when you have loads of free time) you will h...
by Benjamin Maggi
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: "Catherine", a USA "Sweet Pea" engine build
Replies: 246
Views: 108876

Re: "Catherine", a USA "Sweet Pea" engine build

With the reversing lever coming along, I needed a spot to attach it to the chassis. The holes for the supporting bracket had been drilled in the frame years ago, and now they were finally getting used. The laser-cut reversing lever parts needed to be welded together, which was a pretty simple job. A...
by Benjamin Maggi
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: "Catherine", a USA "Sweet Pea" engine build
Replies: 246
Views: 108876

Re: "Catherine", a USA "Sweet Pea" engine build

Harold, I must agree. Lesson learned.