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by Benjamin Maggi
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: charging two batteries in series
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Re: charging two batteries in series

Humm... I think mine came with that rubber connector plug. Thanks.
by Benjamin Maggi
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: charging two batteries in series
Replies: 7
Views: 214

charging two batteries in series

My Plum Cove engine uses two 12v batteries wired in series to provide 24 volts. To recharge the batteries I have a Battery Tender 24v, 2.5 amp model (022-0158-1). It doesn't trickle charge batteries but maintains them at 26v. I admit I don't know the difference. I purchased a steel replacement body ...
by Benjamin Maggi
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Favorite train movie
Replies: 24
Views: 1174

Re: Favorite train movie

The (First) Great Train Robbery with Sean Connery and Donald Sutherland.

"No respectable gentleman is THAT respectable."
by Benjamin Maggi
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Looking for info about high-speed caboose trucks
Replies: 4
Views: 417

Re: Looking for info about high-speed caboose trucks

Thank you. While not exact, I think they look close enough. I will try reaching out to MCC and, if that fails (and it likely will), post a wanted advertisement.
by Benjamin Maggi
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Station, Road, Steam Stafford locomotive
Replies: 3
Views: 1114

Re: Station, Road, Steam Stafford locomotive

One of the members of the Adirondack Live Steamers in upstate NY owns one. I have seen it a bit, have run it once, and think it is a smart engine. His runs on propane.
by Benjamin Maggi
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Looking for info about high-speed caboose trucks
Replies: 4
Views: 417

Looking for info about high-speed caboose trucks

I am building a 1.5" scale model of a DL&W #600-849 series caboose. I actually started researching this 10 years ago but, well, you know how things go. While on the DL&W (and later EL) some of the cabooses rode on trucks that I have seen referred to as "passenger trucks," "high speed trucks," and "m...
by Benjamin Maggi
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Amber warning beacon in ~1/8 scale?
Replies: 1
Views: 357

Re: Amber warning beacon in ~1/8 scale?

They are shown in the catalog at Railroad Supply's website. Here is the link to the catalog itself: http://www.railroadsupply.com/pdf/RailroadSupplyCatalog_2014.pdf Scroll down to Section 6, Detail Parts (page 64). There are blank pages in the catalog so you might want to reach out to them for more ...
by Benjamin Maggi
Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: GE 44 tonner
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Re: GE 44 tonner

Send me a PM with your email and I can send you some stuff.
by Benjamin Maggi
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mogul info
Replies: 40
Views: 2047

Re: Mogul info

Allen Models also makes a mogul kit. It comes with inside slide valves Stephenson valve gear, but it can be modified to use Walshaerts. http://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=80445 I planned to go that route until I started on my Sweet William engine. I only point that out because i...
by Benjamin Maggi
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: New 2019 Pricing! & Changes
Replies: 2
Views: 599

Re: New 2019 Pricing! & Changes

I too am interested in another 5' kit.
by Benjamin Maggi
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 90-Ton Logging Mikado ****SOLD****
Replies: 26
Views: 3431

Re: 90-Ton Logging Mikado

This website may be helpful. Bill Gardei built the same engine I think.

http://www.islandpondrailroad.com/mikado/index.htm