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by makinsmoke
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Refrigerator car question
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Re: Refrigerator car question

I’m seeing a lot of early wood cars with no evidence of steel plate in that area. I’d maintain it was painted black for quick and easy touch up due to the beating the lower door area took during loading and unloading. Still, a tar based coating is a possibility. Remember, the floors had racks for th...
by makinsmoke
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Refrigerator car question
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Re: Refrigerator car question

Much of the hardware on those orange cars was painted black. My guess is related to the comment above, that there is a steel plate in that area to reduce wear on the wood siding, and it was painted black. Perhaps even a piece of angle iron. The tar product as suggested could have been the finish. Bu...
by makinsmoke
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Gauge lights
Replies: 7
Views: 1137

Re: Gauge lights

Of course Dave Sclavi sells some very nice lights.....
by makinsmoke
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Rail car construction
Replies: 14
Views: 2166

Re: Rail car construction

One more. Here is a photo of ex-D&RG RPO car being restored by the Friends of the Cumbres and Toltec Railroad. Note the vertical pieces with notches for the horizontal braces. There are literally hundreds of photos like these on their website, showing the remarkable work this group has done to keep ...
by makinsmoke
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Rail car construction
Replies: 14
Views: 2166

Re: Rail car construction

Hello Glenn, I don't have any specifications for you. I will say that those wood cars (and later steel cars) frames were essentially truss bridges and the members were kept in tension and compression by their construction as well as steel rods which ran vertically and diagonally down the sides of th...
by makinsmoke
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 302
Views: 89248

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Ooof!

(Spills beer....)
by makinsmoke
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: New York Central Baggage Car
Replies: 31
Views: 10004

Re: New York Central Baggage Car

Hello Jack,
Did you steam the 1/8 plywood? How did you get it to follow the curves and stay?

Tks,
Brian
by makinsmoke
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help identify a part M-21 Mogul
Replies: 37
Views: 4464

Re: Help identify a part M-21 Mogul

Here’s a cropped photo of Marty’s of the 3420 in Marty’s shop. The seat is folded down forward.

Hope it was ok to steal your pic Marty!!
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SP 3420 at Ridge Locomotive Shops 2012
by makinsmoke
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Another CliShay Build
Replies: 35
Views: 11872

Re: Another CliShay Build

Machined per print the Allen coupler pocket will accept a Tom Bee solid shank coupler. No side play, but there is room on the shank and pocket to take some material to give you some play.

Brian
by makinsmoke
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Wanted Brake shoes
Replies: 8
Views: 2082

Re: Wanted Brake shoes

Howard’s brake castings are beautiful. I wish he had everything he sells displayed on his website.

Railroad Supply also sells freight car brake parts or did. Need to check their current catalog.
by makinsmoke
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 302
Views: 89248

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Jack you are a rare craftsman in a hobby of craftsmen.

Most of us wouldn’t even look at that detail,but do because of you. It makes us all better.
by makinsmoke
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 302
Views: 89248

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Spelling Russ?

I hate the auto correct feature on my phone.

Brian