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by 0351
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 564
Views: 141703

Re: 12" working railroad

I’m interested in your thoughts for your “light duty wheel sets”? I’ve been considering using 8” cast iron casters with 1/4” circular plates bolted to the backs for flanges. Of course they will not have tapered treads, and will be running them on groovy track also. Gonna have to build a set and see ...
by 0351
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Lights @ steps?
Replies: 6
Views: 2928

Re: Lights @ steps?

For some reason Ive always considered step/truck lights an important detail on model locomotives. Location varys on each model of locomotive. Step lights generally placed under the edge of the walkway platform above the top step, some are under the second step above the firs step and under the frame...
by 0351
Sat May 19, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 229
Views: 51661

Re: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust

Wow! Really starting to take shape!
What degree of angle did you figure on thee nose of the long hood?
Also please give us some info on how you bent and attached the front handrail?
by 0351
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 229
Views: 51661

Re: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust

rkcarguy, please upload your sketch. I'm curious of what you've came up with using these bearing on bolsters.
by 0351
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 229
Views: 51661

Re: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust

Another great reference photo I recently came across.
Also apparently a sister locomotive of SPng #1 sleeps in the big railroad shop in Guatemala City.
by 0351
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 229
Views: 51661

Re: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust

Looks good! At least you’ve go a good start, I’m still working on paper and looking online at the different options for parts.
Came across few more photos of GE 50 ton trucks. The last two photos are not quite the same as SP#1 but close.
by 0351
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 229
Views: 51661

Re: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust

I pretty sure the SP1’s width is 9’. At least that’s the rough width I get scaling it up. I checked RMI’s webpage and their 2.5” scale SP1 is 22.5” wide which would confirm 9’ also. If I’m missing something please correct me.
http://www.rmirailworks.com/X1.asp#.WnpueRNMHYV
by 0351
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 229
Views: 51661

Re: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust

:mrgreen: now the obvious question arises, what is that platform for? Jack pad?
by 0351
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 229
Views: 51661

Re: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust

Disregard the above question on side frame variations. I now see it's just an illusion due the 45 degree angle brace on that little platform that juts out on the top.
by 0351
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 229
Views: 51661

Re: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust

Here's some close reference photos of the trucks on Sumpter Valleys GE 50Tonner. The photo of the truck assembly is interesting. Were there two variations of side frames GE,s 50tonners? I'm seeing some models with a V in the top of the sideframes and some models the top is a straight line. Also I'm ...
by 0351
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 229
Views: 51661

Re: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust

About 5 years ago there was a Yahoo group Southern Pacific Narrow Gauge and they had Adobe drawings of sp1 on there, I haven't been able to find the group anymore so we'll see if I find it I'll post a drawings or a link! The SPNG yahoo group is still up and they have some little giant info in the f...