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by crackerjackhoghead
Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mogul vs Chloe throttle
Replies: 8
Views: 1804

Mogul vs Chloe throttle

I'm building a mogul that is loosely designed after the Allen mogul, using the Allen drawings. I've seen pictures and drawings of the Chloe throttle and I kind of like it better but I'm wondering if anybody has experience with both types and can comment on them. Also, would the Chloe throttle accomm...
by crackerjackhoghead
Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: railroading gone wild
Replies: 12
Views: 2459

Re: railroading gone wild

Looks like Redondo roundhouse with the rascals. John. It's San Bernardino Aw darn we're both wrong. ATSF Los Angeles yard Washington blvd anb Santa Fe ave That would be Redondo Yard. Well after watching the whole thing I have to say that it is Redondo. There is another Our Gang episode, also with a...
by crackerjackhoghead
Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: railroading gone wild
Replies: 12
Views: 2459

Re: railroading gone wild

lrdg2150 wrote:Looks like Redondo roundhouse with the rascals.

John.

It's San Bernardino
by crackerjackhoghead
Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: C-30 wood caboose
Replies: 227
Views: 55740

Re: C-30 wood caboose

Around here the crackheads would consider the fence as a bonus when they scrap the caboose.
by crackerjackhoghead
Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Help identify these trucks
Replies: 8
Views: 2248

Re: Help identify these trucks

True Scale-to-gage for 1 1/2" scale equipment would actually be 7 1/16" (7.0625). Maybe they were built long ago before there were any real standards, and were intended to go on track that was closer to 7", or true scale. Maybe, but the builder was dead on with every other measurement so I'll be he...
by crackerjackhoghead
Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Help identify these trucks
Replies: 8
Views: 2248

Re: Help identify these trucks

I don't know how long scale rivets have been available to the hobby but the rivets on these are actually brass screws and nuts. The screw head is on the hidden side and then the nut has been ground into a semi-spherical head. It looks like they must have had a tool to do this and they are all perfec...
by crackerjackhoghead
Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:34 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Help identify these trucks
Replies: 8
Views: 2248

Re: Help identify these trucks

Dick, The wheels are 4-1/8" over the tread and 33" is correct for the prototype. I have a set of drawings for these trucks and everything on them is very detailed and scaled out to a perfect 1.5" to the foot, except the gauge, so the builder must have been conforming to the gauge of an existing rail...
by crackerjackhoghead
Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A Test Fire on Recycled Engine Oil.....
Replies: 26
Views: 2398

Re: A Test Fire on Recycled Engine Oil.....

I can say that I have fired and run a couple different full size locomotives being fired on both #2 diesel and used motor oil at different times. Never had a problem with the diesel but every time the fuel was used motor oil I had a killer headache by the end of the day.

Jeff
by crackerjackhoghead
Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Help identify these trucks
Replies: 8
Views: 2248

Re: Help identify these trucks

Well, now that I have these in my possession, it turns out that they are actually 6-3/4" gauge.

Jeff
by crackerjackhoghead
Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:28 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Help identify these trucks
Replies: 8
Views: 2248

Re: Help identify these trucks

I'm wondering, is there any chance that 7" gauge was the hobby standard in the late 19th or early 20th century? But then I also wonder, the wheels look to be aluminum which would indicate that they weren't intended to be run much, could they have been a salesman sample or corporate display?

Jeff
by crackerjackhoghead
Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:34 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Help identify these trucks
Replies: 8
Views: 2248

Help identify these trucks

I just bought these trucks. They are a model of a Pressed Steel Car Co. archbar truck. The original bolsters are missing and have been replaced with the oxide red pieces. The seller said that he bought them in the 1950's and that they were already beat up at that time so they are likely very old. Al...
by crackerjackhoghead
Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Couple plumbing questions (whistle & injector)
Replies: 19
Views: 2298

Re: Couple plumbing questions (whistle & injector)

I'm curious, do most clubs have regulations requiring a functioning whistle and, if so, would a scale sized whistle cover the requirement? I'd be specifically interested to know what LALS and Riverside require.

Jeff