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by 0351
Fri May 03, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bending stake pockets- how thick?
Replies: 10
Views: 3403

Re: Bending stake pockets- how thick?

Glenn, Ive been looking into making 3” scale stake picks for my future DRGW narrow gauge build. Unless you’re set on pressing them out, Rich Eton had good way to make some and posted some pictures of his stake pockets on the Backyard FB page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/backyardrailroading/perma...
by 0351
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 636
Views: 171982

Re: 12" working railroad

Came across some good photos of a loosely based S4 locomotive using takeup bearings for journal and fake equalize bars.
Looks very nice! Although I would definitely paint the take bearings to match the sideframes.
by 0351
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 636
Views: 171982

Re: 12" working railroad

http://www.eprailsystem.com/project/gro ... road-ties/

This company offers mostly plastic ties for 7.5” gauge groovy track. They also offer switch ties 16”-30” in length.

I guess one could call and ask regarding bigger ties for larger scale railroads.
by 0351
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 636
Views: 171982

Re: 12" working railroad

On a different subject, back to your posts on building a turnout. I came across some photos of another 3/8"x1" flat bar turnout build that look great. I like the design of using 1/4"x2" tie bars to keep everything in place. Seems like a lot less to go wrong.
by 0351
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 636
Views: 171982

Re: 12" working railroad

Rkcarguy, I see that the response to rate our post have slacked off lately. Guess real world life has got everyone busy. Please keep on posting updates. Always look forward to them . II'm interested in hearing how well this type of bolster bearing design works out. Looks like when loco's weight is c...
by 0351
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Steel Laser Cut Wheel Blanks & More
Replies: 11
Views: 4100

Shameless plug for rkcarguy

Rkcarguy has been geat to work with while designing my 3” scale truck sideframes. His has went above and beyond in willingness to work with me and make changes to the original design. Rkcarguy’s knowledge in scaling and drawing, along with geat communication, has resulted in achieving an awesome end...
by 0351
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: "A prototype for everything" Funny.
Replies: 3
Views: 2680

Re: "A prototype for everything" Funny.

Ha, that is funny!
Just doesn't look right tho! Lol,
by 0351
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Museums, Factories, Etc.
Topic: Train Mountain Triannual
Replies: 6
Views: 5967

Re: Train Mountain Triannual

Looks like you were crusing at a good clip for a little bit! LOL!
by 0351
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 636
Views: 171982

Re: 12" working railroad

Interesting article on ILBS where someone used barbell weights as wheels. http://ibls.org/mediawiki/index.php?title=Wayne_Davis My plan is also to run 12" gauge track but build in 3" scale. So I'm in the same predicament. I need 8-1/4" wheels but, I don't want to spend $150 per wheel for my X-1 buil...
by 0351
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 636
Views: 171982

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: 3400

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: 57595

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?