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by AusDan
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Small Diesel engines for motive power
Replies: 33
Views: 12052

Re: Small Diesel engines for motive power

I would of thought there is a lot higher health risks, breathing in diesel fumes..The anti pollution gear on diesel seem a lot more than petrol.
by AusDan
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge
Replies: 158
Views: 89570

Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Thats one smooth, quiet drive train...what kind of tolerances do you work too?
by AusDan
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wheels to axles — which Loctite?
Replies: 74
Views: 12089

Re: Wheels to axles — which Loctite?

Would loctite still be suitable in this case?

1.5" scale battery electric, 1"shaft is keyed, 1" wide sprocket not keyed, (sprocket driven by motor)

regards Danny
by AusDan
Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: E-Mail today, Offer casting fully Machine
Replies: 16
Views: 5326

Re: E-Mail today, Offer casting fully Machine

https://www.stationroadsteam.com/new-build-locomotives/ http://www.maxitrak.com/maxitrak-locomotives Or, if you'd prefer, I believe you will find enough of the Winson/Steam Traction World locos out there. These go up to 5" 2-10-0, so, not "small"...just note, like my Stuart Turner S-50, without mac...
by AusDan
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Backyard Rails
Replies: 4
Views: 4220

Re: Backyard Rails

https://www.shapeways.com/shops/pikerivernorthern

These are similar, but in 1.6 scale...Also shows 3D capabilities
I would be interested if you find something in 1.5 scale too...

cheers
Danny
by AusDan
Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:35 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Fusion360 and my construction blog of the GE44 locomotive
Replies: 4
Views: 2642

Re: Fusion360 and my construction blog of the GE44 locomotiv

That is great work, Ive just started playing around with the fusion360 package at very basic level...
Also started playing around with building a GE44 tonner as well, on the back burner, but have been interested in you progress.
by AusDan
Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:15 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: What kind of batteries?
Replies: 14
Views: 4289

Re: What kind of batteries?

SLA - sealed lead acid, similar to traditional lead battery LION or Li-on - lithium-ion battery, newer deep cycle battery Li-on has really transformed the rechargeable world, can be charged almost anytime, no memory issues, quite a high rate of discharge (usable power), can also be charged quite fas...
by AusDan
Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:44 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Building copper boilers
Replies: 24
Views: 3932

Re: Building copper boilers

6" copper boilers are not that uncommon in Australia and if the fire box is between the frames it would be a preferred choice of material as it will give maximum internal width for the grate.
by AusDan
Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: scale figurines
Replies: 15
Views: 4641

Re: scale figurines

Here is a site for 8" and some 12" figures, male And female. Many years ago the prices and figures were more a complete dressed figure selection and accessories. I bought several for my 1-1/2 scale equipment and they looked good. Were "Poseable" also. Well, take a look--it is a pretty difficult sit...
by AusDan
Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:29 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Drive Wheels - Order of Operations?
Replies: 20
Views: 3387

Re: Drive Wheels - Order of Operations?

With my limited amount of machining wheels, but listening to many others, I would follow super7B method as he described and I would say it is far the most common method I hear over and over again.
by AusDan
Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Was there ever a Garratt construction series published?
Replies: 19
Views: 3419

Re: Was there ever a Garratt construction series published?

Very grateful to see that the Canberra Railway Museum have restored back to running condition the largest Australian Garrett, the mighty AD60 class

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vhN5T9Qea8



Will be touring this year, will be wonderful spectacle
by AusDan
Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:39 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 1.5" scale vs 2.5" scale - which do you like and why?
Replies: 34
Views: 7398

Re: 1.5" scale vs 2.5" scale - which do you like and why?

2.5" on 7.25 gauge is very popular in Australia, especially for high traffic public hauling.. But it comes with some fairly decent axle loadings, which is'nt too much of a bother as predominantly everyone runs steel rail over here. It seems to me that aluminum is very popular in the US, how would th...