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by Glenn Brooks
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Logging Disconnects
Replies: 13
Views: 816

Re: Logging Disconnects

Carl, looking good. did you bend the all the flat bar on a jig? And use a jig to align the holes? Always curious about these things!

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: A Couple More
Replies: 39
Views: 6140

Re: A Couple More

Carl, thanks much, a full write up would be wonderful. Iam thinking about casting up a bunch of window moldings this winter, when I can’t work on the shop. A write up, as you describe would be very helpful.

Thanks,
Glen
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: A Couple More
Replies: 39
Views: 6140

Re: A Couple More

Carl, Very nice work. I really enjoy seeing authentic cars from this era. Nicely done. Dave’s brightly painted Disney really show cases the color scheme of the two cars. Any chance you could post a pic or two of the window patterns? Iam very interested in how your frames fit into the window openings...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 345
Views: 134559

Re: Woodinville Shops

Winter’s coming. Finally closed out the season, such as it was, by backshopping the locos for maintenance and restoration. Moved three locos and a couple of cars into storage or the shop, yesterday and today. All derailed, one after another- all over the yard. Even the old experienced yard goat, wit...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Carter Brothers link-pin couplers
Replies: 7
Views: 413

Re: Carter Brothers link-pin couplers

Nice looking castings!

Probably be better if you post the price also... also, might get wider coverage in the for sale section.

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Derailing 2-4-2 7.5" 1.6 scale
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Re: Derailing 2-4-2 7.5" 1.6 scale

I had a similar derailing problem with couplers. Always on curves. Usually at the same spot on curves. My issue was the coupler contacts were to tight, which pulled one of trailing car wheels up onto the rail, where it would eventually derail. When the rail ballast settled to much, that spot was pro...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Etching Brass for Painting
Replies: 7
Views: 377

Re: Etching Brass for Painting

Pettit Paint makes a marine grade etching primer that they advertise makes an excellent bond with yellow metals, such as brass and bronze, also stainless, and mild steel. Might be worth exploring. https://www.pettitpaint.com/media/3372/metal-primer-1.pdf Also, maybe follow that up with a coat of mar...
by Glenn Brooks
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: DIY Journal Boxes
Replies: 4
Views: 420

Re: DIY Journal Boxes

Quick followup to show the journal boxes and new pedestal retaining mounts in place on the newly repainted trucks. The trucks are a bit unusual. However, after researching center cab electrics, I found this “Trolly” truck design was widely used on steeplecabs and larger center cab electrics from aro...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Old Sidney Collieries No. 25
Replies: 22
Views: 9425

Re: Old Sidney Collieries No. 25

Cool looking loco. I particularly like the small industrial locos. This would be a neat build.

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 345
Views: 134559

Re: Woodinville Shops

Here it is, heading into the third week in November. Train fitters in the back shop just finished re working the Ottaway’s cross head driven water pump and plumbing. B7649622-831A-4E2A-BA67-E06B533B079D.jpeg (The water pump assembly and related fittings are color coded blue in the photos. The copper...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Riding Scale 'Diesel" locomotive
Replies: 16
Views: 836

Re: Riding Scale 'Diesel" locomotive

Lone wolf, we have a couple of threads going now regarding electric motive power. Seems like for Grand Scale trains, forklift motors and battery packs are ideal. Particularly using lithium pouch cells in the battery pack. Maybe something for you to look at.

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Riding Scale 'Diesel" locomotive
Replies: 16
Views: 836

Re: Riding Scale 'Diesel" locomotive

Manufacturers are starting to produce 4 hp-10hp small footprint diesels that would likely fit on 7.x gauge locos. Certainly those built to 2.5” scale. Some as low as $300. 7521CA96-9ED9-453D-9C42-7C95A02AFAEA.png one of the big issues with noise is that modern diesels are designed to run at up to 40...