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by SPSteam2491
Tue May 26, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Motor Controllers for 1" 24V locos
Replies: 2
Views: 797

Re: Motor Controllers for 1" 24V locos

The SyRen controller (at least the SyRen50 version) has multiple options for throttle settings. I agree a center stop throttle is difficult to operate but they have an option for a more standard FWD/REV selector switch and then the throttle knob working as standard. See the picture below from the Us...
by SPSteam2491
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Was there ever a NG SW1 or 1200?
Replies: 19
Views: 4548

Re: Was there ever a NG SW1 or 1200?

Drawings for the SW1 and SW1200 can be found in the Diesel Locomotives Cyclopedia. With an HO scale ruler, enough dimensions can be taken to build a model. Additionally, the February 1992 Mainline Modeler Magazine has drawings for a SW1 and the August 1983 magazine has drawings for a SW9 (which is v...
by SPSteam2491
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Refrigerator car question
Replies: 4
Views: 1709

Re: Refrigerator car question

The area under the door wouldn't see salt as salt was only applied in the end ice bunkers. They may see some melting ice when produce was top iced but I don't believe they ever used salt when top icing (the produce would likely get all salty). On almost all of the PFE reefers until about 1940, the a...
by SPSteam2491
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1" Scale Reefer Kits
Replies: 4
Views: 4018

Re: 1" Scale Reefer Kits

Dale, The grooves on the sides are milled on a CNC router, not etched like from a laser cutter. That allows them to be more pronounced after painting. Overall length of the car is 45" over the couplers (about 41" from end to end). Weight with trucks is about 70 lbs. I have plans for a caboose but ti...
by SPSteam2491
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help identify a part M-21 Mogul
Replies: 37
Views: 7072

Re: Help identify a part M-21 Mogul

You look to be pretty close to the total with the drawings you need to get. Another source for prints would be the California State Railway Museum. They have Library and Archives Collection with a lot of SP drawings. The model number for that feedwater heater likely is a BL-2. The type is BL and the...
by SPSteam2491
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help identify a part M-21 Mogul
Replies: 37
Views: 7072

Re: Help identify a part M-21 Mogul

Roger Goldmann sells the side view and cross section views of that SP class. I think all the M-21 class locomotives burned oil as they operated on the TNO portion of the system. Roger also sells the prints for that Feedwater Heater. There is enough information on those prints to make an outline of t...
by SPSteam2491
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: NEW 5' Ride Astride Kits
Replies: 3
Views: 2636

Re: NEW 5' Ride Astride Kits

PSA, Found out through a customer that when using Tom Bee trucks, an additional shim will be require to prevent the wheels from rubbing on the bottom of the car. No additional modification will be required to the car to make Tom Bee trucks work. The cutout for the frame is 2" wide by 1½" tall and al...
by SPSteam2491
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: NEW 5' Ride Astride Kits
Replies: 3
Views: 2636

Re: NEW 5' Ride Astride Kits

Here is a comparison between the 5' car and 6' car. The 5' car is on top; 6' car on bottom.

I will have both completed cars with me next weekend at White Creek as well as kits for sale. Feel free to stop by, ask questions, and give the cars a test ride.
by SPSteam2491
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: NEW 5' Ride Astride Kits
Replies: 3
Views: 2636

NEW 5' Ride Astride Kits

Pacific Design Shops is finally introducing the 5' ride astride car kit. Same great quality as our 6' kit but shorter to fit in the back of a short pickup bed. The price of the 5' version is $250 and that includes shipping to anywhere in the continental US! You can also pick up the kits locally and ...
by SPSteam2491
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Pacific Fruit Express Reefer Kits - 1½" & 1" Scale
Replies: 94
Views: 56379

Re: Pacific Fruit Express Reefer Kits - 1½" & 1" Scale

This topic is all but complete. There are a couple last things I would like to post about these kits. First is a shot of both the 1½" and 1" cars together. This is a pretty neat shot as not too many railroads out there have both 1½" and 1" track and it really helps to show the difference in the scal...
by SPSteam2491
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Pacific Fruit Express Reefer Kits - 1½" & 1" Scale
Replies: 94
Views: 56379

Re: Pacific Fruit Express Reefer Kits - 1½" & 1" Scale

The 1" prototype car is now complete. Below are a couple detail shots of the car and some closeups of the door and roof detail parts. There are more pictures of the car in the marketplace section, you can follow this link to see them http://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=108204 . ...
by SPSteam2491
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1" Scale Reefer Kits
Replies: 4
Views: 4018

Re: 1" Scale Reefer Kits

Here are some pictures of what a completed kit could look like. 1in Car Complete 1.jpg 1in Car Complete 2.jpg 1in Car Complete 3.jpg 1in Car Complete 4.jpg And I want to give some updated pricing for the plastic detail version. The prototype parts came out better than expected and there is a price r...