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by Harlock
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Radius for Allen Mogul?
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: Radius for Allen Mogul?

The minimum radius listed on our site for the Allen Mogul is 32 feet. However I wouldn't recommend that for continual mainline use as you'll subject the rail and or the wheels to excess wear depending on the material of track used, not to mention a reduced pulling capacity and more wear on the valve...
by Harlock
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Gauging interest in 3” or 3.75” scale DRGW 16” diameter Hand Brake Wheel castings
Replies: 22
Views: 2104

Re: Gauging interest in 3” or 3.75” scale DRGW 16” diameter Hand Brake Wheel castings

Back to the topic at hand, I might be interested in 3" scale brake castings if the price is reasonable. I can currently 3D print them, but it's cheaper to get bulk castings than printings in metal. Most of my handbrake hardware is in plastic for that reason.
by Harlock
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Gauging interest in 3” or 3.75” scale DRGW 16” diameter Hand Brake Wheel castings
Replies: 22
Views: 2104

Re: Gauging interest in 3” or 3.75” scale DRGW 16” diameter Hand Brake Wheel castings

For narrow gauge equipment, you can make the wheel width as much as you want, as long as it's on the wider side of what's needed. the extra width to the outside does nothing good or bad, there's no interference. If you have standard gauge equipment with skinny tires designed for gentler curves than ...
by Harlock
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 7.5" gauge Rail Rider Supply Fairmont Speeder + car (SoCal)
Replies: 0
Views: 613

7.5" gauge Rail Rider Supply Fairmont Speeder + car (SoCal)

For Sale: 7.5" gauge Rail Rider Supply / Dan O'Brien Fairmont speeder and riding car. Gas mechanical with 5 speeds and reverse. Honda GXV50 2-1/2HP vertical shaft gas engine. Very reliable. Located in Rosamond, CA. Asking price: $4,500. PM me if interested.
by Harlock
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Allen Models Rivet Tool Now Avaialble
Replies: 2
Views: 689

Re: Allen Models Rivet Tool Now Avaialble

FKreider wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:34 pm
Looks great! How are the dies held in place?
They just sit there as a slip fit. The tool is always used right-side up so it won't fall out.
by Harlock
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Allen Models Rivet Tool Now Avaialble
Replies: 2
Views: 689

Allen Models Rivet Tool Now Avaialble

Allen Models is now featuring a riveting tool that contains a 12" reach, sufficient to complete any of our tender kits. It comes with a 3/32 rivet head die insert, and can be swapped out with your own dies for other size rivets. This tool is held in a vice, and then the part being worked inserted, a...
by Harlock
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Need source for graphited yarn for packing
Replies: 15
Views: 2085

Re: Need source for graphited yarn for packing

I got mine from McMaster.
by Harlock
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Allen Models now selling Accutie rail and tie products
Replies: 1
Views: 1188

Re: Allen Models now selling Accutie rail and tie products

Hi everyone, just quick note to say that we've completed filling in the gaps in photos for these products. All the track laying tools now have photos. https://allenmodels.com/track-laying-tools.html All couplers now show the actual product, and all coupler products display the correct quantity of tw...
by Harlock
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Looking for 2-axle commonwealth passenger trucks, 1.5" or 1.6" scale
Replies: 3
Views: 1176

Looking for 2-axle commonwealth passenger trucks, 1.5" or 1.6" scale

I'm looking for two axle commonwealth passenger trucks, the likes that would have been seen on mid-1950s Budd cars.

If anyone has castings or complete trucks available, I'd like to know. There would probably be at least 6 pairs worth of business.

Thanks,

-Mike
by Harlock
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Allen Models now selling Accutie rail and tie products
Replies: 1
Views: 1188

Allen Models now selling Accutie rail and tie products

For Immediate Release: Allen Models is now Western States and International Distributor for Accutie Rail and Track Products October 05, 2019, Gardnerville, Nevada - Allen Models is pleased to formally announce their distributorship with Enterprise Plastics of Kent, Ohio, makers of the innovative Acc...
by Harlock
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Alen Mogul Headlamp ID & Replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 1892

Re: Alen Mogul Headlamp ID & Replacement

The white LED will be too white probably, a yellow cast would indeed be nice. Maybe have to work on a sleeve or something. Look for an LED bulb that is 2700 to 3200 degrees kelvin color temperature. The lower the better. That is the color range of tungsten bulbs and kerosene / candle / carbon flame...
by Harlock
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Radius of an arc or segment
Replies: 10
Views: 2289

Re: Radius of an arc or segment

From a 1960s era Engineering Handbook produced by Railroad Supply:
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