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by thunderskunk
Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tracks to the Trenchs World War 1 Commenmoration
Replies: 29
Views: 7434

Re: Tracks to the Trenchs World War 1 Commenmoration

Have you considered 7.5” gauge? Lots more suppliers and clubs around in that gauge/scale. Iam partial to 12” gauge (and larger) much easier to get on and ride, and very stable. Glenn I have; I’ve been dwelling too long on all of my projects. I have a 7 1/4” G5C that was and is still way over my hea...
by thunderskunk
Sun Mar 21, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tracks to the Trenchs World War 1 Commenmoration
Replies: 29
Views: 7434

Re: Tracks to the Trenchs World War 1 Commenmoration

thunderskunk wrote:...Full size boiler is 36” dia. Scaled comes to 10 1/2” am I doing my math right?
Answer is no, I am not doing my math right. Should be a 5 1/2” dia. Must have thought it was 5’ wide or something. Been a long few weeks
by thunderskunk
Sun Mar 21, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tracks to the Trenchs World War 1 Commenmoration
Replies: 29
Views: 7434

Re: Tracks to the Trenchs World War 1 Commenmoration

Essayons! I enlisted 12B, been with sappers most of my career. To delve back on topic... this thing on 2.5” gauge track is MASSIVE. Full size boiler is 36” dia. Scaled comes to 10 1/2” am I doing my math right? Drivers are about 5” apart, front truck is 7” from driver and rear is 9 1/2”. This is sta...
by thunderskunk
Sun Mar 21, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Southern Railways Ps-4 construction info
Replies: 19
Views: 4117

Re: Southern Railways Ps-4 construction info

Is the 425 USRA? I think I’ve got my wires crossed.
by thunderskunk
Sun Mar 21, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Building a small loop around the house?
Replies: 21
Views: 3629

Re: Building a small loop around the house?

apm wrote:My wife's been asking me to build a small loop of 7.25" gauge track around the house...
You’re a genius. I dunno how you did it, but I’m impressed.
by thunderskunk
Sun Mar 21, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Southern Railways Ps-4 construction info
Replies: 19
Views: 4117

Re: Southern Railways Ps-4 construction info

Man what a beautiful engine. Something about that feedwater heater.
by thunderskunk
Sat Mar 20, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tracks to the Trenchs World War 1 Commenmoration
Replies: 29
Views: 7434

Re: Tracks to the Trenchs World War 1 Commenmoration

If I remember the history class, I think it flip-flopped a few times. Artillery may have had their own course on and off along with the engineers. The national guard has two paths; when we send someone to the 16 week course, we call it accelerated. We also do a two year, four phase “drilling status”...
by thunderskunk
Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tracks to the Trenchs World War 1 Commenmoration
Replies: 29
Views: 7434

Re: Tracks to the Trenchs World War 1 Commenmoration

...for the recreation of our Tactical Officers... This caught my eye... interesting. They still call them TAC officers, but they made it into an acronym; train, assess, council or something. It’s interesting because there’s a lot of that in OCS. There’s always battles between keeping traditions and...
by thunderskunk
Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tracks to the Trenchs World War 1 Commenmoration
Replies: 29
Views: 7434

Re: Tracks to the Trenchs World War 1 Commenmoration

OCS in the 60s... I can’t imagine. I finished OCS in 2015, and I’m still a bit mentally scarred. I think they stopped having specific branch OCS classes around 2010, and there’s a few different course formats. Thus I didn’t complete it at Fort Benning, but it still kicked my butt. Y’know I remember ...
by thunderskunk
Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tracks to the Trenchs World War 1 Commenmoration
Replies: 29
Views: 7434

Re: Tracks to the Trenchs World War 1 Commenmoration

Oh gosh it’s written on that board, second to last paragraph. Yep, this was an engine that never made it over. Kinda cool, “Hook Range” which is on that map is still there. I just shot a match today one over from it.
by thunderskunk
Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tracks to the Trenchs World War 1 Commenmoration
Replies: 29
Views: 7434

Re: Tracks to the Trenchs World War 1 Commenmoration

I think I remember reading somewhere that this one did not make it overseas, gosh might have even been Wikipedia. Front plate says “Davenport” though I can’t guarantee that’s accurate.

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by thunderskunk
Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tracks to the Trenchs World War 1 Commenmoration
Replies: 29
Views: 7434

Re: Tracks to the Trenchs World War 1 Commenmoration

Museum is closed for COVID, but this engine has a great spot in the field under cover. Took some dimensions and detail pics. Missing the air compressor and someone smashed the windows out late last year, but otherwise fairly accessible and untouched. I keep thinking this would make a great 3 1/2” ga...