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by SPSteam2491
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: NEW 5' Ride Astride Kits
Replies: 3
Views: 1755

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: 1755

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: 1755

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: 35651

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: 35651

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: 2
Views: 2126

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...
by SPSteam2491
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: CNW J class Mikado
Replies: 98
Views: 54750

Re: CNW J class Mikado

SOLIDCast and FLOWcast were the softwares I used and they have progressed even more since I used it. https://finite.solutions/ SOLIDCast allow you to design risers, gates and gets a good approximation on how the casting will cool to see if your risers and gates are large enough and can provide suffi...
by SPSteam2491
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: CNW J class Mikado
Replies: 98
Views: 54750

Re: CNW J class Mikado

Nice! I used metal flow software for castings and it is really cool to see the "metal" flow into the casting but more importantly, it greatly aids in eliminating possible areas of concern when actually pouring the part. I am eagerly watching to see the finished product!
by SPSteam2491
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: CNW J class Mikado
Replies: 98
Views: 54750

Re: CNW J class Mikado

From an engineering and modeling stand point, that is impressive and super cool. When you created the final model with the risers, did you end up going with different scale factors in the X, Y, and Z directions to account for more/less shrinkage in those direction when cooling?
by SPSteam2491
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Pacific Fruit Express Reefer Kits - 1½" & 1" Scale
Replies: 94
Views: 35651

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

The SP and UP logos were painted on sheet metal to match the practice PFE did for a few years. These logos will be attached to the car with small nails after cutting them out from the base sheet. SP LOGO 1in.jpg UP LOGO 1in.jpg The roof platforms and hatches were also completed and test fit onto the...
by SPSteam2491
Fri May 24, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Pacific Fruit Express Reefer Kits - 1½" & 1" Scale
Replies: 94
Views: 35651

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

Progress on the 1" car still is slow but moving forward. I received the prototype plastic parts for the door and roof hardware for the car yesterday. They do need another iteration as there was a failed print on two of the parts but overall, they look good. I am also going to offer the non working d...
by SPSteam2491
Mon May 06, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: duplicating window castings
Replies: 5
Views: 2180

Re: duplicating window castings

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