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by duckman903
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: fixing go cart for next generation
Replies: 21
Views: 515

Re: fixing go cart for next generation

The proper way to do this is to put a spacer in between the bearings, crank it as tight as you want and not hurt the bearings
by duckman903
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 614
Views: 125543

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

It's probably to late, but I don't like straps as much as I like chains I use chains over finished surfaces but I also put the chains inside old fire hose not the new flimsy stuff the old canvas with rubber inside them, yes I do use straps but I always have at least 1 chain holding the item from mov...
by duckman903
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Engine hoist capacity beware
Replies: 24
Views: 1647

Re: Engine hoist capacity beware

Just make 2 new legs and machine 2 new caster wheels ,2 discs of steel with a hole thru them. They will be the strongest part of your hoist.
by duckman903
Sat May 25, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Open Source GE 44 ton 1.6" Diesel locomotive
Replies: 20
Views: 10018

Re: Open Source GE 44 ton 1.6" Diesel locomotive

I've changed my mind (again) got tired of the old one LOL I''m going to 2" scale and 7 1/4 gauge, a friend has loaned me an April 1973 Model Railroader mag that has a center fold the GE 44 tonner, the nice part about 2" scale is just double all the feet into inches , such as 30' = 60" almost to easy.
by duckman903
Sat May 25, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Looking for this horn!
Replies: 6
Views: 5395

Re: Looking for this horn!

After being in the Navy that sounds just like a ship's horn.
by duckman903
Sat May 25, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Engine Cleaner (exterior)
Replies: 26
Views: 9573

Re: Engine Cleaner (exterior)

I've reread all the replies and not once does it use the word gasoline as a cleaner it says "diesel" which has a very high flash point unlike gasoline.
by duckman903
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GE 44 tonner
Replies: 13
Views: 4886

Re: GE 44 tonner

As I implied 2" scale 7 1/4" gauge
by duckman903
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GE 44 tonner
Replies: 13
Views: 4886

Re: GE 44 tonner

A friend had the April 1973 Model Railroader which has as the center fold a GE 44 tonner which is a measured drawing , so if I decide to go 2" scale do I just multiply the feet times 2 example 29' X 2 = 58" . my brain is just not being friendly lately.
by duckman903
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GE 44 tonner
Replies: 13
Views: 4886

GE 44 tonner

I've looked and found nothing, so if I use an HO engine which is 1/87 and I want to go up to 2 1/2" scale how much do I multiply the 1/87 ratio to get 2 1/2" scale
by duckman903
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: GE 44 tonner
Replies: 2
Views: 3990

Re: GE 44 tonner

Could some one point me to a site.
by duckman903
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: GE 44 tonner
Replies: 2
Views: 3990

GE 44 tonner

I have a frame and 2 trucks want to build a GE 44 tonner looking for out side dimentions I went to the diesel shop site and there dims. are all wrong , they show cab dims 9' 1" wide , hood 9' 1" wide and running boards 5' wide which would make the engine 19' 2" wide, I want to build a 2 1/2" scale n...
by duckman903
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Holes with interrupted cuts / offset holes, how to cut?
Replies: 17
Views: 4100

Re: Holes with interrupted cuts / offset holes, how to cut?

If these are for you all well and good, if for another person don't charge them and if asked you never saw them.