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by PRR5406
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: ALCO cab nose measures?
Replies: 14
Views: 4291

Re: ALCO cab nose measures?

Absolutely gorgeous headlight and worthy of a PA1 ! Well done!
by PRR5406
Sun May 31, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: ALCO cab nose measures?
Replies: 14
Views: 4291

Re: ALCO cab nose measures?

I've been working on this project as much as weather and other projects allow. but since beginning the locomotive this is the current status. The trucks are cast but the axles require a bit of paring before installation. This is 1.6" scale and she's going to be one heavy locomotive. I guess that's g...
by PRR5406
Thu May 28, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Paint help
Replies: 27
Views: 5977

Re: Paint help

I used high temperature motorcycle paint on the smokebox of my Reading A5a. There is a shade of metallic gray which closely resembles oiled graphite, as was used back in the day. I also like to point out, unless a steamer was assigned to a regular passenger run or name train, it usually looked heavi...
by PRR5406
Sat May 09, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: FM "B" drop equalizer truck plans or drawings?
Replies: 8
Views: 2850

Re: FM "B" drop equalizer truck plans or drawings?

ADK, the truck which you made reference to is a standard "B" truck used on yard switchers, not the road unit truck. Thank you for that lead, but unfortunately, it didn't quite hit the bullseye.
Anyone know if CLC's drawings wound up at Exporail?
by PRR5406
Mon May 04, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Tune's Trains Very Positive Experience!
Replies: 7
Views: 1408

Tune's Trains Very Positive Experience!

I hope it's permitted to mention exceptional product and exceptional service in this section. I Recently purchased some beautiful steel wheels and axles from Steve Tune, or Tune's Trains. They were very reasonably priced, shipping within the price cited, and the machined products were works of art. ...
by PRR5406
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Camelbacks
Replies: 13
Views: 3371

Re: Camelbacks

message sent
by PRR5406
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tender Build Advice
Replies: 34
Views: 5852

Re: Tender Build Advice

Greg, should I assume you put some type of gasket or coating between the plates, or inside the tender? The homemade tool is really brilliant, but I see Bill's point as well. Interesting topic all the way around.
by PRR5406
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: FM "B" drop equalizer truck plans or drawings?
Replies: 8
Views: 2850

Re: FM "B" drop equalizer truck plans or drawings?

That truck was in Ottawa, prior to construction of the new museum building. The collection is amazing by the way, and steam lovers should make it a stopping point. The C liner you spoke of is deteriorated, but intact and will be put inside the new building along with the rest of the collection.
by PRR5406
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: FM "B" drop equalizer truck plans or drawings?
Replies: 8
Views: 2850

Re: FM "B" drop equalizer truck plans or drawings?

mark: Apparently he's a private individual who has connections with FM. He has directed me to the collection at Mid-Continent Rwy. Museum and explained that's where FM's blueprint collection went after yet another collector and archivist passed away. I feel like I'm chasing my tail. There is an H16-...
by PRR5406
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: FM "B" drop equalizer truck plans or drawings?
Replies: 8
Views: 2850

Re: FM "B" drop equalizer truck plans or drawings?

Mark: That's good lot to check out, and I will get on knocking it down. I checked out ExpoRail Canada and they don't have it in their digital archive, but would research the paper files at a cost of $40/hour. I've contacted FM in Baraboo, but they pointed me toward an independent archivist. I will c...
by PRR5406
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: FM "B" drop equalizer truck plans or drawings?
Replies: 8
Views: 2850

FM "B" drop equalizer truck plans or drawings?

I am working with a professional who is interested in obtaining plans for the Fairbanks Morse "B" truck, which was found under C-Liners and H16-44 road Diesels. He is going to draw them up as 3D print data, scaleable too. FM units are rare in the large scale railroading, and this would be a huge ste...
by PRR5406
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: FM Trainmaster - Michigan?
Replies: 7
Views: 2190

Re: FM Trainmaster - Michigan?

How do I contact Mr. Hays?