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by Atkinson_Railroad
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LALS Film 1967
Replies: 8
Views: 565

Re: LALS Film 1967

Daris;

This post further confirms your excellent "care taker" passion and talent in taking on the role of
the North American International Brotherhood of Live Steamers Secretary.

Awesome find.

Thank You for posting this.

John
by Atkinson_Railroad
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Preserving Old Cars
Replies: 4
Views: 464

Re: Preserving Old Cars

Let the car continue to "weather" until you, or someone else is inspired to give it a new life.

If you're that someone considering a new role for the equipment, completely re-do the car.

The original builder of the equipment would surely approve!

John
by Atkinson_Railroad
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Re-manufactured 1-1/2” Scale Searchlight Signal ****SOLD****
Replies: 1
Views: 565

Re-manufactured 1-1/2” Scale Searchlight Signal ****SOLD****

Re-manufactured 1-1/2” Scale Searchlight Signal Product Number: D261-1AS52 Serial Number 33 One Unit Ground Signal w/Single Instrument Case. Nominal height 33 inches. Searchlight employs single coil operating unit and retrofitted 2700K chromaticity LED light source for operation at 12 volts D.C. Int...
by Atkinson_Railroad
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cab interior
Replies: 16
Views: 1649

Re: Cab interior

It's extremely difficult to determine the origin of color decisions. It reminds me of a time spent researching choices about particular lettering fonts. In a haphazard quick search using the search terms "DuPont, DUCO and DULUX" I found remnants of a 1997 online discussion with an accompanying chart...
by Atkinson_Railroad
Tue May 22, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Youngstown Boxcar Door
Replies: 12
Views: 1258

Re: Youngstown Boxcar Door

Tim, Your door(s) will be a fun project. If you want to get down to the "sixteenths" on your door dimensions, the width of the left auxiliary door is 7'-11-9/16" wide. The width of the main door on the right is 7'-11-1/16" wide. Who will notice? Well, now that this is posted, everyone will ; ) John
by Atkinson_Railroad
Tue May 22, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Youngstown Boxcar Door
Replies: 12
Views: 1258

Re: Youngstown Boxcar Door

The style and construction features of a Youngstown Steel Door would be dependent on what era of railroading is being modeled. Youngstown Steel Door made a 6 foot, and an optional 8 foot door in the 1940's. The doors came wider on later and larger style cars. As I'm packing up my railroad archives f...
by Atkinson_Railroad
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Help Identifying Searchlight Signal Location
Replies: 4
Views: 779

Re: Help Identifying Searchlight Signal Location

After receiving a tip today, I scrolled the many, MANY photos at the Los Angeles Live Steamers FB page. The embankment next to the right-of-way and the color scheme of the structure mentioned by NP317 (~RN) appears to be a very close match... possibly before a "reconstruction" of trackage there. Fou...
by Atkinson_Railroad
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Help Identifying Searchlight Signal Location
Replies: 4
Views: 779

Re: Help Identifying Searchlight Signal Location

Paint schemes have varied by railroad. Railroads in the eastern part of the United States tended to paint a portion of the mast and background black, while signals found in the west are often found to be painted all aluminum except for the background face and shade. The main photo at Todd Sestero's ...
by Atkinson_Railroad
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Help Identifying Searchlight Signal Location
Replies: 4
Views: 779

Help Identifying Searchlight Signal Location

Recently salvaged a hard drive from a Windows 98 SE computer. Among some of the photos found on the device is a searchlight installation at an unknown railroad location. I'm thinking it's in the western part of the United States somewhere, but I could be -way off- on that guess. Can anyone identify ...
by Atkinson_Railroad
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: K4 RE PAINT
Replies: 11
Views: 1786

Re: K4 RE PAINT

Dave,

I’m curious about the longevity of the original paint job you are removing.
Do you have a date (or approximate year) as to when the previous paint job was applied to the locomotive?

Thanks.

John
by Atkinson_Railroad
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Purposed US tariffs on imported lathes/mills from China
Replies: 29
Views: 1984

Re: Purposed US tariffs on imported lathes/mills from China

Harold, whatever you end up doing is perfectly fine. It has to be. [Ha ha ; )

The long standing stature or pillar this forum board represents is why people gravitate here.

Ruffling or scuffing its edges adds to its history.

John D. Atkinson