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by Buddy Borders
Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: wtb: Bridgeport-Textron DRO reader head
Replies: 4
Views: 1942

Re: wtb: Bridgeport-Textron DRO reader head

I have an old Bridgeport DRO made by Dynamics Research. It has about 6 dials for each number to set them individually. I plugged it in once and it does light up. Will this work for you?

Regards,

Buddy Borders
Philadelphia, PA
by Buddy Borders
Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Sound Systems for Diesel Outline / Electric Powered Locos
Replies: 13
Views: 3360

Re: Sound Systems for Diesel Outline / Electric Powered Loco

Last year I got a deal on a Decho RS-3 unit but I discovered I had a bad amplifier in it when I got to power it up. I stripped out everything and put a Dallee unit in it with their 22 watt amplifier and it sounds good. I hope it will sound better after I replace the aging speakers. All of the sounds...
by Buddy Borders
Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Workshop Heat
Replies: 23
Views: 2886

Re: Workshop Heat

I have a through-the-wall heat pump in my reasonably well insulated shop/garage. It takes a while to get things toasty at times, but overall performs quite well. Being a heat pump, it also has a backup heat strip when the temps dip below 37F. If I had it to do all over again, I would opt for a mini-...
by Buddy Borders
Sun Jul 11, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen Mogul Solid Frame Question
Replies: 13
Views: 1847

Re: Allen Mogul Solid Frame Question

Hi Bill, If you are going to use the LocoParts pilot truck, the hole for the axle pump needs to be off center in the base of the smokebox saddle. Mine got drilled on center and I had considered using a "W" shaped cross bar and two eccentrics to drive the pump. I got this idea after talking to Bob Gr...
by Buddy Borders
Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:57 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen Mogul Solid Frame Question
Replies: 13
Views: 1847

Re: Allen Mogul Solid Frame Question

Hi Bill, I, too, am building my first locos. There is an area where the spring rigging needs to pivot off the bottom and the spreader plate needs to be lowered. I'm using the Loco Parts pilot truck and had to make a spacer for that too. It seems like you are building the plate frames from scratch an...
by Buddy Borders
Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen Mogul Solid Frame Question
Replies: 13
Views: 1847

Re: Allen Mogul Solid Frame Question

The only reason I can think of to have the bolt on style cylinder bars is if you want to convert to a 10 wheeler down the road. Otherwise the welded way works fine. I have both styles of Rogers/Cooke frames on the 2 Moguls I'm building (occasionally). If you haven't figured it out yet, there is a li...