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by PRR5406
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tender Build Advice
Replies: 20
Views: 647

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: 6
Views: 538

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: 6
Views: 538

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: 6
Views: 538

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: 6
Views: 538

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: 464

Re: FM Trainmaster - Michigan?

How do I contact Mr. Hays?
by PRR5406
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: FM Trainmaster - Michigan?
Replies: 7
Views: 464

Re: FM Trainmaster - Michigan?

Understood, Marty. It's a beautiful and classic paint scheme, even if you have to run (ahem) Diesels.
by PRR5406
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: FM Trainmaster - Michigan?
Replies: 7
Views: 464

Re: FM Trainmaster - Michigan?

That's the locomotive! Thanks for the information guys! Love the photo. Odd, Michigan Central colors are still vaguely reminiscent of CNR green and yellow! 8-)
by PRR5406
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: FM Trainmaster - Michigan?
Replies: 7
Views: 464

FM Trainmaster - Michigan?

Folks, I was wondering if anyone had images of the 1/8th scale FM Trainmaster, owned I believe by a gentleman in Michigan? My recollection is it was in CNR green and yellow scheme, and operates using gasoline hydraulic power. I may be wrong on that last part. Anyway, it's a beauty and I'd like to ge...
by PRR5406
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Need eight X 5", machined wheel blanks
Replies: 1
Views: 435

Need eight X 5", machined wheel blanks

Hello, we're constructing a locomotive and require eight, 5" diameter, wheels. Interested in purchasing already machined or blanks which can be turned down to 5" size. 3/4" bore is desired. Steel or iron, but steel preferred.
by PRR5406
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Model Steam Pressure Gauges
Replies: 27
Views: 8410

Re: Model Steam Pressure Gauges

That's a really elegant cab arrangement. Enlighten me please, why do we loop the tubing going directly to the gauge?
by PRR5406
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: T-frame Bettendorf trucks ****SOLD****
Replies: 25
Views: 9724

Re: T-frame Bettendorf trucks ****SOLD****

What do your station signs look like?

What we really need are some ALCO type "B" equalized trucks and wheel sets. Do you know anyone who provides those?