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by DianneB
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Night Running & Lights?
Replies: 34
Views: 8942

Re: Night Running & Lights?

I fitted a white LED in the back corners of the cab and a string of LEDs behind the waterglass and that seems to work well. I never did come up with a suitable 2.5" LED light for the headlight but the LED flashlight reflector & light (which looked like hell) went up in smoke so I had to find somethi...
by DianneB
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Need storage ideas!
Replies: 8
Views: 1711

Re: Need storage ideas!

Some brainstorming - How about shelves along the entire length of one wall with a lift mounted on the side of one bay? I was thinking of a free-standing unit between the bays - 2 wide by 3 high - what I hadn't thought of was attaching the lift to the end of the frame. That would provide stability t...
by DianneB
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Need storage ideas!
Replies: 8
Views: 1711

Need storage ideas!

Right now my storage space is the middle of a 2 car garage with 9 foot ceiling. It is all on one level at the height of the bed of my pickup truck. I have a 4 wheel cart, 6 feet long, to move things around, and three 'storage tracks' side by side made from 2x4s. 8 feet long, all of which are filled ...
by DianneB
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tom bee
Replies: 33
Views: 5773

Re: Tom bee

I just ordered a pair of couplers last week and got a prompt response. Hopefully it doesn't take 2 months to get them!
by DianneB
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Old boxcar plans?
Replies: 11
Views: 1715

Re: Old boxcar plans?

Found a suitable drawing for an old wooden boxcar.

Thanks gang!
by DianneB
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Old boxcar plans?
Replies: 11
Views: 1715

Re: Old boxcar plans?

What a wealth of information!

Thanks Dick!!!!
by DianneB
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Old boxcar plans?
Replies: 11
Views: 1715

Re: Old boxcar plans?

Thanks but I found one on the Internet with basic dimensions so I am working from that.

Thanks again Jesse!
by DianneB
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Old boxcar plans?
Replies: 11
Views: 1715

Re: Old boxcar plans?

Sorry Jesse but that's beyond my means. But thanks for the offer.
by DianneB
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Old boxcar plans?
Replies: 11
Views: 1715

Re: Old boxcar plans?

BarryS wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:32 pm
I have a copy of THE AMERICAN RAILROAD FREIGHTCAR as well as CAR BUILDERS CYCLOPEDIA 1937. There is a lot in these two books that might help. They both contain stuff from the era you are looking to model. You can borrow them if you want.
I'd appreciate that Barry!
by DianneB
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Just add WARMTH!
Replies: 16
Views: 2209

Re: Just add WARMTH!

Bill Shields wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:13 pm
did you still have eyebrows?
Oh yea. I knew there was enough heat in the firebox that it might flash so I stood back as I "perked up the fire" LOL!
by DianneB
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Old boxcar plans?
Replies: 11
Views: 1715

Re: Old boxcar plans?

Thanks but I don't have access to Train Shed Encyclopedia.
by DianneB
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Old boxcar plans?
Replies: 11
Views: 1715

Old boxcar plans?

I am thinking of adding a boxcar to my 7.5" ga. LE American and looking for plans. The older the style the better. I am trying to stay 1860s if possible. May make them ride-on if my little 4-4-0 can pull them up the grade but I can add the internal structure to carry a rider's weight. I see there ar...