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Another thing to keep in mind is that when the paint is wet it is different than when it is dry. My late uncle was a master painter-decorator. He tried to get me to learn some of his knowledge but I wasn't interested at the time. He was painting RR cars and structures with his dad in the pre WWI era...
Consider Pantone colors as a base. The folks that do restorations on the Virginia & Truckee rolling stock have matched the industrial archyology (spelling?) and come up with what are very close matches to the original paints. The last remaining car to have been at Promontory had at one time a very r...
I know of at least two 2-4-4-2s in 1.5" scale were built. Also there was a lady engineer in So. Cal. that started one using a pair of RRSC 0-4-0 chassis as a base. I don't know what happened to any of these engines.
- Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:25 pm
- Forum: Live Steam
- Topic: Drawings for 3' Narrow Gauge Bettendorf & Andrews trucks
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Another RR that used these was the Unitah. You might look for the book about the Uintah RR. It did have a lot of drawings.
The late Bruce Ward fabricated his cylinder blocks and saddles(?) from brass with bearing bronze bore liners. They were piston valves with Walsherts (spelling) motion. One of the problems that he was working on was the linkages to make one set go forward while the other went backwards. His loco was ...
As for those Vermont X class pin gages you must read what the TIR, diameter tolerance and roundness tolerance are. There are very few home shop machinists that have the equipment and facility to verify that those pins are truly class X either + or - tolerance. I have a set of about 8 of those in var...
After the WWII tons of material was left in place as they didn't think they would ever need it again. A friend that made a trip with his wife to the So. Pacific islands was shown a huge area where stacks of crates containing Jeeps were left standing to rot and rust in the jungle on one of the island...