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by ccvstmr
Thu May 28, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: FAMC marker lamps
Replies: 5
Views: 1550

Re: FAMC marker lamps

Does anyone have information on whether the Franklin Automatic Machine Company lamps are still being made and sold? I can’t find a website for FAMC, and sadly FlashersRUs is gone with the passing of the owner. Thanks, Brian Brian...yes, the marker lamps (various styles) are still being made. Your b...
by ccvstmr
Tue May 26, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Couple of Shorties
Replies: 122
Views: 21894

Re: Couple of Shorties

Carl, Beautiful attention to detail. Thanks again for documenting. I learn from everyone! I have the same markers on my caboose. Clearance...do you have enough clearance inside the car for a quick connect to the thru bolt on the lamps? Maybe drill a hole through the bolt and install a cotter pin to...
by ccvstmr
Sun May 24, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Couple of Shorties
Replies: 122
Views: 21894

Re: Couple of Shorties

Where did you get the bubble leds John B. John, purchased my LED's on Ebay...where I could let my fingers do the shopping. Don't recall exactly who the supplier was. They might have come out of China (before the virus got here)...but there are places stateside where you can order these from. Here's...
by ccvstmr
Sun May 24, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Couple of Shorties
Replies: 122
Views: 21894

Re: Couple of Shorties

EOT DEVICE Kinda surprised nobody said anything about...marker lamps. Well, this is something that's still being worked out with Honest Dave. The problem...the equipment storage envelope is limited to 16" width. The car body widths for the shorties is 15". Marker lamps permanently fastened would exc...
by ccvstmr
Sun May 24, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Couple of Shorties
Replies: 122
Views: 21894

Re: Couple of Shorties

Gorgeous! You must have been thrilled to see them rolling on your club tracks! Thanks of sharing this journey...so far. RussN Thanks Russ for your comment and...you're welcome! Glad to share the journey. Have been building rolling stock for some 30+ years. Enjoy the building...enjoy the running...a...
by ccvstmr
Wed May 20, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Couple of Shorties
Replies: 122
Views: 21894

Re: Couple of Shorties

MOVING DAY For those of you that have been following this entire ordeal, you might recall the intent was "unveil" the shorties at the All American Train Show in LaGrange, IL on Saturday, March 21st. Didn't happen...as calls for shelter in place went out. The back up plan...move the shorties to the t...
by ccvstmr
Wed May 20, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge
Replies: 115
Views: 62324

Re: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge

Russ...did you ever realize, that sometimes the smallest parts take the longest time to fabricate? Will add, machines sometimes have a bad habit of grabbing those parts and flinging them off to the dark corners of your shop...NEVER to be seen again! Nice job on the sander valves. Just one more way t...
by ccvstmr
Mon May 18, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Couple of Shorties
Replies: 122
Views: 21894

Re: Couple of Shorties

LAST OF THE EYE CANDY With the brake valve and cylinder assemblies completed and painted, the last step of this process was mounting. The car bodies were flipped upside down on the work bench (on an old piece of carpet). Mounting parts for the #6 coach model was a breeze. Simply screw the components...
by ccvstmr
Mon May 18, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Couple of Shorties
Replies: 122
Views: 21894

Re: Couple of Shorties

Very creative and convincing details! I'm in the middle of similar fabrication of King-type pneumatic sanding valves for placement on the sand dome sides. Non-working. Very visible when mounted on the locomotive. I'll add some pics and info to my own build blog when available. I remain inspired by ...
by ccvstmr
Sun May 17, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Couple of Shorties
Replies: 122
Views: 21894

Re: Couple of Shorties

EYE CANDY MOVING ALONG After turning the parts for the brake valve, was time to stick the two pieces of brass together. Made a cradle out of scrap metal (aluminum in this case) to hold the valve for the soldering process. Believe I used a ball end mill down the length of the cradle and then cut a sq...
by ccvstmr
Sat May 16, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Couple of Shorties
Replies: 122
Views: 21894

Re: Couple of Shorties

MORE EYE CANDY Have another piece of "eye candy" decoration for the underside of the model #5 and #6. This fell into the..."let's see what we can do with this anyway" category. The reason for that...it's a detail that's not easily seen unless you stoop down on the opposite side of the car and take a...
by ccvstmr
Fri May 15, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Front End Rebuild
Replies: 39
Views: 10877

Re: Front End Rebuild

Glenn....hmmm, "petticoat dogs". Interesting idea. Support and center the petticoat all at the same time. Great solution. Carl B.