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by Eric M.
Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1 1/2" Scale Narrow Gauge O. S. Krauss Bash
Replies: 30
Views: 12057

Re: 1 1/2" Scale Narrow Gauge O. S. Krauss Bash

Bob, I will show it off at GGLS for sure. I seem to have a hard time carving out time to get there these days. I used to go and run every weekend but that was ten years ago when I lived in Berkeley and didn't live on the other side of the bay like I do now. Further progress to report on. I have been...
by Eric M.
Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:47 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Question for Jim Leggett, slightly OT
Replies: 1
Views: 899

Question for Jim Leggett, slightly OT

Hi Jim, In "Hudson Honey's" thread called "My Project" you posted an image as a tattoo suggestion for her. It is an illustration of a pin-up girl shoveling coal into a boiler. I am looking for more information on the illustration. Your source, artist name, etc. I just thought it was a great illustra...
by Eric M.
Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1" vs. 3/4" Scale Considerations
Replies: 56
Views: 12645

Re: 1" vs. 3/4" Scale Considerations

Interesting topic. I think most people have covered all the important points and for the most part I agree with what has been said so I will simply share my personal thoughts being that I have both 3.5" and 4 3/4" gauge equipment. My roster includes: The original Bill Harris Shay which is a narrow g...
by Eric M.
Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:55 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mamod steam roller toy
Replies: 25
Views: 7131

Re: Mamod steam roller toy

Good point from Kimball on the fuel/water proportions. For the Mercer there is no problem. The boiler has a pretty huge capacity and I am using an Accucraft ruby gas tank in one of the rear coal scuttles. It only has about 15-20 minutes of burn time. There is always a large amount of water remaining...
by Eric M.
Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mamod steam roller toy
Replies: 25
Views: 7131

Re: Mamod steam roller toy

I have a D.R. Mercer. It is sort of the Cadillac of small steam traction. They make both rollers and tractors. It has proper Stephenson link valve gear, slide valve and gear drive. I have Americanized mine a bit. I also have a thresher that I use as a piece of "rolling stock" for it. The Mercer was ...
by Eric M.
Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:47 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1 1/2" Scale Narrow Gauge O. S. Krauss Bash
Replies: 30
Views: 12057

Re: 1 1/2" Scale Narrow Gauge O. S. Krauss Bash

A little progress to report. A while back I disassembled the boiler from the chassis I had to remove the blast pipe and some other plumbing. After removing the boiler I noticed a severe problem with the chassis. The longitudinal frame plates were pretty badly bent, or wracked, to one side just behin...
by Eric M.
Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 3" scale Mining Wagon
Replies: 17
Views: 7028

Re: 3" scale Mining Wagon

Just wanted to say thanks for the nice comments. Bobby, it is funny that you mentioned doing models in Hollywood. I actually am a professional model maker though I am in the SF bay area. My most famous employer was Jamie Hyneman from the TV show Mythbusters. I no longer build special effects models....
by Eric M.
Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 3" scale Mining Wagon
Replies: 17
Views: 7028

Re: 3" scale Mining Wagon

Thanks for the comments. Dan that is interesting to hear about the carts in the copper mine-- almost like fossils! Fred, unfortunately I have no drawings or building photos at this point. I suppose if there was significant enough interest I would consider doing some as-built drawings. I have had ano...
by Eric M.
Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 3" scale Mining Wagon
Replies: 17
Views: 7028

Re: 3" scale Mining Wagon

Thanks Jim. It is definitely strong enough. The tub is made from 1/4" thick ABS so it's pretty tough. It was not really intended for serious use though. I have some all steel V-dump skips for ballasting and actual hard use.

Regards,

Eric
by Eric M.
Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 3" scale Mining Wagon
Replies: 17
Views: 7028

3" scale Mining Wagon

Years ago I purchased some vintage victorian pocket-door wheels from an architectural salvage store in Minneapolis. I always knew that I could do something with these wheels but was never really sure what. My friend David Wegmuller helped me out by drilling out the hubs for 1/2" axles. But still, th...
by Eric M.
Sat Jul 16, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bill Harris Falk no. 1
Replies: 11
Views: 4305

Re: Bill Harris Falk no. 1

I have a Falk project going as well. I would love to get my hands on the builders plate and a few more sets of link and pin coupler pockets as well.

Regards,
by Eric M.
Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1 1/2" Scale Narrow Gauge O. S. Krauss Bash
Replies: 30
Views: 12057

Re: 1 1/2" Scale Narrow Gauge O. S. Krauss Bash

Thanks for the comments! Eric seems to be learning a trick or two from Henner... Maaaaaayyyyyybe 8) Henner and I have been friends for over ten years now. If there is any "family resemblance" between our projects, it is no coincidence. I help Henner with paint, weathering, woodwork and the occasiona...