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by DRS_RR
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Logging Disconnects
Replies: 13
Views: 4847

Re: Logging Disconnects

might be some information that can be used out of this article:

https://nelsonslocomotive.com/Small%20P ... Truck.htm

Dave
by DRS_RR
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: A Couple More
Replies: 39
Views: 11677

Re: A Couple More

Carl,

Thanks for taking the time to document and share your builds, great stuff.

Dave
by DRS_RR
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: MDM diagram or schematic
Replies: 0
Views: 2766

MDM diagram or schematic

I was over a guys house recently who's son has an MDM GP60, they purchased it second hand several years ago and has developed an issue and won't run. They didn't get any manuals or schematics with it when they got it. They aren't frequent users of the internet so I told them I'd reach out to the com...
by DRS_RR
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Aluminum switch points
Replies: 10
Views: 3816

Re: Aluminum switch points

there was this article on Discover Live Steam on using angle iron to make points...

https://www.discoverlivesteam.com/magaz ... index.html

Dave
by DRS_RR
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: using 1"x 3" tubing for car spines?
Replies: 2
Views: 3312

using 1"x 3" tubing for car spines?

I know one of the limiting factors for a tighter radius track like I have at home is to ensure that you have enough swing in the coupler pocket. I was looking at the recent cars added to DSL that are for sale, and looking at them it appears they too were built with a 1"x 3" tube for the spine and do...
by DRS_RR
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Kick-Switches
Replies: 10
Views: 8595

Re: Kick-Switches

sounds good Chuck, look forward to what you come up with.

Dave
by DRS_RR
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Kick-Switches
Replies: 10
Views: 8595

Re: Kick-Switches

one of our local guys recently did one, but he wanted it to automatically switch the opposite direction when the train went through it as he wanted it to change directions around the loop every other trip by adjusting the spring tension and such... here is what he had to say..."I put in the kick swi...
by DRS_RR
Tue May 15, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Prairie 2-6-2 in Tulsa
Replies: 8
Views: 4413

Re: Prairie 2-6-2 in Tulsa

On the corner of Tulsa’s fairgrounds sits an old Baldwin steam locomotive. The Dierks Forest #207. It was built in 1917 and was used by a lumber company, Dierks Forest, for hauling lumber in southeast Oklahoma and southwest Arkansas and was moved to Tulsa’s fairgrounds in 1963. perfect sized loco fo...
by DRS_RR
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 6ft 3" scale Gondola with side doors
Replies: 14
Views: 9435

Re: 6ft 3" scale Gondola with side doors

Mike,
I always enjoy your build articles...very inspirational, and always great ideas.

I hope this is the year I get to build a car or two.

Thanks again for sharing your work with the rest of us.

Dave
by DRS_RR
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Mike's Rail Cars SuperRoo
Replies: 3
Views: 4180

Re: Mike's Rail Cars SuperRoo

I worked with Mike last year, I picked up a critter chassis from a friend from Houston Area live Steamers where they had a class and several where built, but I needed a body. My chassis was close in size to Mikes but not exactly the same size so he made the adjustments to fit mine so I had him build...
by DRS_RR
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 229
Views: 66904

Re: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust

senorgilamonster log in and check your messages, I sent you some stuff
by DRS_RR
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Your RR grading methods??
Replies: 50
Views: 40042

Re: Your RR grading methods??

Bruce, glad to hear I'm not the only one that has to spray roundup often...here I thought I was doing something wrong.

On something completely unrelated, you use to have a web page for your railroad...do you have that up anymore?

thanks,
Dave