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by Andy R
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coupler Standards ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1397

Re: Coupler Standards ?

Brook, I like the idea of enforcing the coupler height standard. It would be good if all of the So Cal clubs (LALS, RLS, SCLS, OCME) used your gauge and enforced compliance. (Other standards too.) The long cars uncoupling display most of the challenges. Andy p.s. I've visited RLS many times and (esp...
by Andy R
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Coloured graphics?
Replies: 10
Views: 793

Re: Coloured graphics?

I had waterslides on some of my 3/4-in scale locos. They held up about 15 years before I replaced them with paint using vinyl masks from Connie Miracle. I did the same on my 1-1/2-in scale stuff. Paint will outlast the decals.
by Andy R
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coupler Standards ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1397

Re: Coupler Standards ?

Disengaging of couplers by sliding vertically and separating seems to be a problem when the weight on the car is not well distributed, for example on a public riding car. In that scenario (a) there appears to be too much slop (to use a highly technical term !) in the grip of the two couplers. If the...
by Andy R
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coupler Standards ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1397

Re: Coupler Standards ?

it appears that mating isn't the greatest challenge, It is keeping the things coupled, especially upgrade, on a curve.
by Andy R
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coupler Standards ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1397

Re: Coupler Standards ?

Brook, et al. So if we use the 1963 GGL standard dimensions as a start ... (a) Can anybody at GGLS verify the performance of couplers meeting those dimensions, and (b) Do any of the commercially available couplers come close? I too would like to see some kind of standard for profile of coupler head ...
by Andy R
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coupler Standards ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1397

Coupler Standards ?

There seem to be no extant standards for couplers in any scale other than for the centerline height. There is no assurance that any purchased couplers will mate with any others. Examination of couplers reveals a significant variation in knuckle opening, tightness upon closure, and rotational capabil...
by Andy R
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Pacific Fruit Express Reefer Kits - 1½" & 1" Scale
Replies: 71
Views: 10276

Re: Pacific Fruit Express Reefer Kits - 1½" & 1" Scale

I'm looking forward to how you attach trucks and couplers ... and of course the rest of the build.
I'm interested in a 1.5-in. scale version.
Andy
by Andy R
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Kirkwall Central
Replies: 22
Views: 3421

Re: Kirkwall Central

Steve, Your RR progress was the subject of much talk/admiration at Jack B's this past weekend. It's really great to see two new highlines under construction. There really is a resurgence of interest in the portable size locomotives. Are you going to build track panels and attach them to the supports...
by Andy R
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line
Replies: 122
Views: 38329

Re: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line

Jack has really put in a lot of time, thought and capital into the Alcalde and Coalfield. What a classy steaming bay - with fancy brick retaining walls and herring-bone pattern paving bricks. And of course very conveniently placed air and water lines. Note the height of the steaming bays too - very ...
by Andy R
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Last two days R&D
Replies: 15
Views: 3331

Re: Last two days R&D

Sweet!
by Andy R
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Last two days R&D
Replies: 15
Views: 3331

Re: Last two days R&D

Thanks for considering the 3/4-in scale valve, Anthony.
If you are at LALS this weekend or RLS in October I'll visit with you about it.
Andy
by Andy R
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Last two days R&D
Replies: 15
Views: 3331

Re: Last two days R&D

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One of the things that Barry was working on was a safety valve for 3/4-inch scale. See photo attached. Maybe Anthony you can add it to your list?
Thanks.
Andy