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by 0351
Tue Mar 15, 2022 2:00 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12” gauge DRGW Inspired RR
Replies: 93
Views: 48715

Re: 12” gauge DRGW Inspired RR

Thank you sir!
First attempt at building a large scale model.
Having 25 years of wood working under my belt helps. Lol!
by 0351
Mon Mar 14, 2022 1:32 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12” gauge DRGW Inspired RR
Replies: 93
Views: 48715

Re: 12” gauge DRGW Inspired RR

Thanks to Randy Geep Bradley, of the Texas Northern 16”ga RR (Bradley Signs) for his custom cut stencils! Trash Gon is starting to get that look! On this build, I had done a slightly weathered, raised grain look to the oak wood. The stencils still adhered really well to the rough surface. First coat...
by 0351
Mon Feb 28, 2022 8:33 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Locomotive built of wood
Replies: 17
Views: 3591

Re: Locomotive built of wood

More pictures of DeCaslin Designs GP38-2
by 0351
Mon Feb 28, 2022 8:31 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Locomotive built of wood
Replies: 17
Views: 3591

Re: Locomotive built of wood

There is a few on the FB groups who have been designing,and building wooden loco shells. Worth checking out. https://www.facebook.com/groups/backyardrailroading/permalink/4759112610831382/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/backyardrailroading/permalink/4524549564287689/ DeCaslin Designs, has plans for...
by 0351
Sat Jan 22, 2022 7:37 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12” gauge DRGW Inspired RR
Replies: 93
Views: 48715

Re: 12” gauge DRGW Inspired RR

Your assumption about the cracked end sills may be correct. I know that on both ends of the gon, the two outside truss rods had those steel plates instead of washers. The two inside truss rods used the round style washers. Little back history of the trash gon: “The Alamosa Trash Gondola D&RGW 06229....
by 0351
Fri Jan 21, 2022 7:41 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12” gauge DRGW Inspired RR
Replies: 93
Views: 48715

Re: 12” gauge DRGW Inspired RR

It's interesting where they put the Retaining valve. It must have been to make a straight pipe run from the exhaust port on the K-Triple. Mike I’ve wondered why they didn’t move it over a few inches. Seems like it would have been less hassle than notching the plate. lol! But being unusual, makes it...
by 0351
Thu Jan 20, 2022 11:26 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12” gauge DRGW Inspired RR
Replies: 93
Views: 48715

Re: 12” gauge DRGW Inspired RR

Sideboards are done, and the side stakes are mounted on one side. Brake wheel, brake mast, and brake retainer valve are in place. For whatever reason I’ve always like the way retainer valve was set up on this gon, with the homemade end washer/plate notched for the valve. So I’ve included this partic...
by 0351
Thu Jan 20, 2022 11:09 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12” gauge DRGW Inspired RR
Replies: 93
Views: 48715

Re: 12” gauge DRGW Inspired RR

Question for you. Did you end up drilling clearance holes through your flat bar bolsters? I haven’t drill my bolsters yet. I’ll take a look, and see what kinda clearance I have. I’m using 1”dia-two hole bearing housings. Although, on this gon I have already designed it for a 1”dia pin passing throu...
by 0351
Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:05 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12” gauge DRGW Inspired RR
Replies: 93
Views: 48715

Re: 12” gauge DRGW Inspired RR

It’s gonna be awhile yet before she’s rolling. Still got to get axles made and trucks finished up. Not much in the last couple weeks. Been trying to survive Covid round two. That knock me down for awhile. Last several days ive been feeling great! I managed to get the truss rods bent, threaded, and a...
by 0351
Sun Jan 02, 2022 10:10 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Ozarks Live Steamers
Replies: 7
Views: 4394

Re: Ozarks Live Steamers

I believe they still have a couple of meets a year, but the number of active members is down quite a bit. You can probably email Scott W.from Scott's Trains and get all the info you need. Just go to his ad on Dis. Live Steam, and shoot him an email, as I don't care to post it publicly here. Hope th...
by 0351
Sat Jan 01, 2022 3:36 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12” gauge DRGW Inspired RR
Replies: 93
Views: 48715

Re: 12” gauge DRGW Inspired RR

Bolsters, and couplers are mounted to the gon’s frame.
Now for the queen post, truss rods, and turn buckles.
Waiting on a left thread 5/16” die to arrive so I can get both truss rod ends threaded.
by 0351
Thu Dec 23, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12” gauge DRGW Inspired RR
Replies: 93
Views: 48715

Re: 12” gauge DRGW Inspired RR

A Christmas package of parts arrived from Creative Trains! I had ran into a problems when bending up drop grabs out of 1/4” round steel. Didn’t like the looks of the drop returns, and it took a lot of work flattening the ends. After some thought I hit up on the idea of cutting out small tabs to braz...