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by jeffsmith
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Air compressor head gasket
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Air compressor head gasket

I am replacing the head gasket on my air compressor. Will the new gasket alone seal OK or should sealant be added as well ?
by jeffsmith
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Wood Refrigerator car ladders
Replies: 11
Views: 710

Re: Wood Refrigerator car ladders

They are 1.5" scale and $2.50 each.

Jeff
by jeffsmith
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Wood Refrigerator car ladders
Replies: 11
Views: 710

Re: Wood Refrigerator car ladders

I have castings available for built up ladders using 3/16" brass angles. Here is a photo of the finished ladder with the castings on the top and bottom of the brass angles. The castings are a left and right.

Jeff
Branchlineproducts.com
by jeffsmith
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Drawings for 3' Narrow Gauge Bettendorf & Andrews trucks
Replies: 6
Views: 1548

Re: Drawings for 3' Narrow Gauge Bettendorf & Andrews trucks

The D&RGW did have the 4' 11" Bettendorf truck cast for the 6500 flats and later the 9600 pipe gons. Somewhere there is a photo of the very first flat with arch bar trucks under it until the foundry (American Steel Foundries) could get the truck castings finished. The railroad also had ASF cast the ...
by jeffsmith
Fri May 03, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Wooden boxcar door track?
Replies: 9
Views: 2637

Re: Wooden boxcar door track?

Wooden cars used several different methods but the most common was the use of a Z shaped track. Look at my web site and you'll get an idea how it works. branchlineproducts.com
The box car book has all of the information for the door operation.
Jeff Smith
by jeffsmith
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coupler Standards ?
Replies: 16
Views: 3155

Re: Coupler Standards ?

It's a shame what some manufactures think what a coupler is suppose to look like let alone how it should function. Most variances are made with the knuckle profile. There thinking is to make the fit sloppy enough so equipment can go around a 10 ft. curve. In doing so the knuckle has shrunk in size a...
by jeffsmith
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1.5" scale detail parts
Replies: 5
Views: 2965

Re: 1.5" scale detail parts

I don't know what e-mail you sent to. Please send all inquires to branchlineprod@msn.com
Thank you

Jeff Smith
by jeffsmith
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: grey iron
Replies: 43
Views: 10564

grey iron

How well does grey iron stand up on truck wheels? I think this has been discussed before but I am thinking of having more wheels cast and would like to get some opinions.
by jeffsmith
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1.5" scale detail parts
Replies: 5
Views: 2965

Re: 1.5" scale detail parts

Yes, I have all of the parts in stock.
Thanks for your interest.

Jeff Smith
by jeffsmith
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1.5" scale detail parts
Replies: 5
Views: 2965

1.5" scale detail parts

Here are some more detail parts I have available. More available at www.branchlineproducts.com
The brake is 2" diameter.The price for the 3 piece set is $16.00 plus shipping.
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by jeffsmith
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Andrews Truck
Replies: 6
Views: 1848

Re: Andrews Truck

I have a drawing for an Andrews truck with 5.5"x 10" journals.
I wonder how much different the side frames are with one designed for 5"x 9" journals.
Thanks for everybody's help.

Jeff
by jeffsmith
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Andrews Truck
Replies: 6
Views: 1848

Andrews Truck

Does anyone know where I can find drawings for 5' 6" WB Andrews trucks with 5" x 9" journal box?
Any help would be appreciate.

Jeff Smith