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by dnevil
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Flat Car Plans
Replies: 13
Views: 435

Re: Flat Car Plans

And this is a great frame for most freight cars:

http://ibls.org/mediawiki/index.php?tit ... _Car_Frame

Daris
by dnevil
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Flat Car Plans
Replies: 13
Views: 435

Re: Flat Car Plans

You can find photos, drawings and assembly instructions for a D&RGW flat/gondola car in 1.5 inch scale here: http://ibls.org/mediawiki/index.php?title=Railway_Hardware_Company#Flatcar_Kit Plans for 3/4 inch scale flatcars are here: http://ibls.org/mediawiki/index.php?title=3-1/2_Inch_Gauge_Flat_Car ...
by dnevil
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Wanted Brake shoes
Replies: 8
Views: 776

Re: Wanted Brake shoes

Brake shoes are consumables, so I thought, why not print them in PLA (plastic)? This may seem like an abomination to some, but in an age of plastic ties and plastic couplers, why not plastic brake shoes? I installed a set on a caboose last spring, and so far they are working well. Take a look. http:...
by dnevil
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 267
Views: 68054

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Bob Zawarski added some very nice detail to a 3/4 inch scale J1e Hudson. This page has photos I "rescued" from his abandoned website.

http://ibls.org/mediawiki/index.php?tit ... ale_Models

Regards,
Daris
by dnevil
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Drawings for Alkire's B&O Pacific
Replies: 6
Views: 619

Drawings for Alkire's B&O Pacific

There is an ebay auction for a Baltimore & Ohio 5300 in 1 inch scale that claims to be based on Doug Alkire's design.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/163967469755?ul_noapp=true

It includes a set of drawings. Are Doug's drawings preserved anywhere?

Thanks,
Daris
by dnevil
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: West Coast Live Steam BOOK Project
Replies: 14
Views: 2191

Re: West Coast Live Steam BOOK Project

Here is a link that brings together the articles that Ken Shattock wrote for his book.

http://ibls.org/mediawiki/index.php?tit ... Live_Steam

Regards,
Daris
by dnevil
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Little Engines Pacific Boiler
Replies: 5
Views: 1621

Re: Little Engines Pacific Boiler

I bought it because it was just too cheap to pass up! If someone needs an LE Pacific boiler let me know.

Daris
by dnevil
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: pneumatic bell ringer
Replies: 10
Views: 1219

Re: pneumatic bell ringer

by dnevil
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: West Coast Live Steam BOOK Project
Replies: 14
Views: 2191

Re: West Coast Live Steam BOOK Project

Hello all, Did this book ever get completed and if so who published it? Yes and no. A "book" was never published, but the material that Ken had collected and written for the book is in the IBLS Website. He began sending me articles when we started up the website in 2013. It is spread across dozens ...
by dnevil
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Modeltec magazine - full listing of issues
Replies: 20
Views: 6157

Re: Modeltec magazine - full listing of issues

Please note the that Modeltec magazine listing on the IBLS website cited above shows the issues currently on hand in the IBLS Library. It is not a comprehensive list of all issues ever printed.

Regards,
Daris
by dnevil
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Low water mark
Replies: 16
Views: 1361

Re: Low water mark

Jeffrey Hook of the Deerfield and Roundabout RR put together a wonderful spreadsheet that helps you calculate the water level.

http://ibls.org/mediawiki/index.php?tit ... uge_Height

Regards,
Daris
by dnevil
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Henry Hospers Steam Locomotive Models
Replies: 24
Views: 4846

Re: Henry Hospers Steam Locomotive Models

I've recently added a page on the IBLS website for Henry Hospers.

http://ibls.org/mediawiki/index.php?tit ... _to_Editor

It includes some fun stories he shared in the "mail stop" letters to the editor pages of Live Steam magazine back in the 1970's.

Regards,
Daris