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by Glenn Brooks
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Oahu RRwy Passenger car build question
Replies: 15
Views: 1496

Re: Oahu RRwy Passenger car build question

Thanks Mike, I’ll start looking for a copy. Correction: 3 minutes- found an original volume on Amazon! Apparently he has a six volume set. Very prolific writer apparently.

Much appreciated,
Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3" Scale Narrow Gauge Combine
Replies: 60
Views: 25008

Re: 3" Scale Narrow Gauge Combine

Hi Mike, Just getting around to reviewing your thread after working on one of the Oahu RRwy Passenger cars on Oahu. I was thinking of epoxy to strengthen the joints to achieve a higher tensile strength bond, but also keeping the dowling for rigidity. In the boat joinery I’ve done in the past, I’ve f...
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2.5 Inch Scale Boxcar From the Wheels up
Replies: 22
Views: 3021

Re: 2.5 Inch Scale Boxcar From the Wheels up

Charlie, really nice work fabricating the truck patterns and the journal boxes (and the other stuff!) Superb really. Any chance I could piggy back on your work to produce some extra journal boxes or other goodies? Iam starting to build three or four rolling stock and would love to detail out two 189...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Oahu RRwy Passenger car build question
Replies: 15
Views: 1496

Re: Oahu RRwy Passenger car build question

Hello Mike and Gregg, Iam back home in Seattle after working on the Oahy Railway coach for the winter. We made some progress that I documented in the Museum section, under Oahu Rr thread. Mainly installing the 2x10 truss plates on both sides of the car frame. Now, back home here in the PNW, have dec...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bending stake pockets- how thick?
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Bending stake pockets- how thick?

Hello All, I’d like to make up with a bunch of stake pockets for two or three flat cars. Now these will be 3” scale, in 12” gauge. So maybe twice the size of normal live steam pockets sold by our good vendors. Perhaps a 2” x 3” ID pocket, 5” end to end. Something like this: 7694E09D-D565-444B-96CA-8...
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Sourcing pig iron
Replies: 12
Views: 546

Re: Sourcing pig iron

Sounds like the last several comments are spot on. Any decent foundry will have a supply of proper material available. Better to spend your time deciding exactly what kind of iron you want for the parts, and just specify what you want. A chat with the foundry owner will go a long ways toward finaliz...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Sourcing pig iron
Replies: 12
Views: 546

Re: Sourcing pig iron

How much do you need? I have a thousand lb cast iron furnace sitting in my backyard, but unsure where you are located. If you can put your location in your login name area, it could help people identify possible local suppliers.

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Bolster clearance question
Replies: 12
Views: 675

Re: Bolster clearance question

Here’s how the old time car builders supported the frame on the bolster circa 1890. the rub plate appears to be replaceable. Seems like This concept would work fine on miniature cars, perhaps using Teflon or poly plates, instead of cast iron, if the, springs are soft enuf to allow proper movement of...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: railroad row...
Replies: 4
Views: 692

Re: railroad row...

I’ve heard the story about planting crops along the ROW, and leaving a row for the train crews. I think I read that was also common in England. Maybe others can comment!
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the Bellevue and Cascade Railroad Ox in 2 1/2 scale
Replies: 2
Views: 425

Re: Building the Bellevue and Cascade Railroad Ox in 2 1/2 scale

Intriguing post! Tell us more. The name of the RR indicates it’s in my backyard - east side from Seattle....

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Temporary Trailer-Engine haul
Replies: 35
Views: 1823

Re: Temporary Trailer-Engine haul

Well, before hand, I would first go inspect the U haul trailer and find out if you have any tie down points on the bed or frame. I’ve found The easiest and safest way to transport my loco, is to strap it down to frame with off the shelf, flat nylon ratcheting trucking straps. You can buy packages of...
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Museums, Factories, Etc.
Topic: Hawaii Railway Society
Replies: 31
Views: 7644

Re: Hawaii Railway Societ

Finished up my last day of the winter Railroad season here on Oahu, today. The last bit of work involved finish bolting the second of two truss plates through the edge of flooring and down thru the outer beam of the frame. Earlier in the week I drilled the 3/8” ID bolt holes thru and thru, then plug...