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by JBodenmann
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: New York Central Baggage Car
Replies: 18
Views: 3897

Re: New York Central Baggage Car

Hello My Friends Here is a bit of an update on the baggage car. For starters we have the compressor with it's dual isolation mount. The compressor is mounted to a very heavy 1-1/4" thick steel plate with some fairly light neoprene vibration isolators. Then the heavy plate is mounted to the car floor...
by JBodenmann
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 268
Views: 69020

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello My Friends Managed to get a full day in the shop. It's been cold here lately. Todays high was about 38 degrees and the wind was really blowing. The shop was nice and warm :D The running board-air res. supports are quite a little puzzle. Here is what happened today. There are four of them, thre...
by JBodenmann
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: NELS Track At The Box Factory
Replies: 30
Views: 1692

Re: NELS Track At The Box Factory

Hello My Friends
John has some cool pieces of live steam history there. It's a good thing you saved them, they might have gone to the land fill.
Jack
by JBodenmann
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: I thought this was supposed to be fun.
Replies: 26
Views: 1315

Re: I thought this was supposed to be fun.

Hello My Friends Making things often has it's challenges. It might be a complicated locomotive model, it might be a bird house. We can sometimes build ourselves into a corner. Wiggling out of the corner is what separates those who finish things from ones that don't. I find that after working on a pr...
by JBodenmann
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Full sized injector from scratch
Replies: 14
Views: 1722

Re: Full sized injector from scratch

Hello My Friends
Absolutely amazing! Those parts belong on a red velvet pillow in a glass case!
Jack
by JBodenmann
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: NELS Track At The Box Factory
Replies: 30
Views: 1692

Re: NELS Track At The Box Factory

Hello My Friends
Thanks for the video Dan, it was most enjoyable. And to John, are you going to add it to the tack you have now? Looks like a long run.
Jack
by JBodenmann
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: NELS Track At The Box Factory
Replies: 30
Views: 1692

Re: NELS Track At The Box Factory

Hello My Friends GWR driver is correct in that many feel that bigger is better. Be careful what you wish for. A friend of mine had a 7-1/2" railroad around his house and a beautiful RR Supply American. Both his wife and he really enjoyed running the little engine. Then a huge 4-8-4 came up for sale....
by JBodenmann
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: NELS Track At The Box Factory
Replies: 30
Views: 1692

Re: NELS Track At The Box Factory

Hello My Friends
How can you have nostalgia and a longing for something you never experienced. The movie made me wish I could crawl Into the screen to experience a wonderful long ago day. How could something so amazing just go away. We are poorer for it's loss.
Thank you Jim
by JBodenmann
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 268
Views: 69020

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello My Friends Here is something you may find useful. This is a height gauge that can be used to lay out things on the locomotive such as running boards, and handrails and such. The base is just a bit of 1/8" x 3/4" cold rolled that was laying around. The rods are 3/16" stainless and there is a pi...
by JBodenmann
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Wanted Brake shoes
Replies: 8
Views: 871

Re: Wanted Brake shoes

Hello My Friends I have two different 1-1/2" scale brake shoes. The one on the left is a one piece brake shoe. The other is a three piece show with separate head, shoe and key. The single piece shoes are $12.00 each and the three piece shoe is $25.00 each. They are for 33" wheels, investment cast br...
by JBodenmann
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: NELS Track At The Box Factory
Replies: 30
Views: 1692

Re: NELS Track At The Box Factory

Hello My Friends
Thank you for the info and photos, very cool! That hi line looked like it was quite a run. I'll bet it was challenging for some of the smaller locos.
Jack
by JBodenmann
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: NELS Track At The Box Factory
Replies: 30
Views: 1692

NELS Track At The Box Factory

Hello My Friends I have been re reading Live Steam Of Years Gone By by Charles Purinton. What a great book. I like the photos of all the people dressed up in their Sunday finest. There is quite a bit about the track at the box factory and was wondering why that hi line went away. The book has photos...