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by Glenn Brooks
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 264
Views: 62466

Re: Woodinville Shops

No railroading today. Tropical downpour for 2 hours.
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Electric drive locomotives
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Electric drive locomotives

OK, so I know nothing about elective drives for scale locomotives- except some are 32 volt, others are 24 volt. That’s it... My question is, could this motorcycle motor a possibility for repowering a 1000# locomotive to electric? http://ev-propulsion.com/motorcycle-hub-motors.html Thanks much, Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Link and pin couplers in 2.5" scale
Replies: 29
Views: 1265

Re: Link and pin couplers in 2.5" scale

Well, one thing in your favor, is that the general design limits of 2 1/2” scale have been well tested and refined over the years. Literally, since Heywords first estate gauge railway back in 1890s in England. So you are already working well within the envelope so to speak. But, yep, it does get com...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Link and pin couplers in 2.5" scale
Replies: 29
Views: 1265

Re: Link and pin couplers in 2.5" scale

Ryan, interesting points. yep, I indeed have one or two short radius turns - atypical for many Park gauge layouts. Correction, not all my couplers failed- just the one with undersized pins. Iam sure binding in the curve contributed to the problem, however I don’t have room for wider curvature, so th...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 264
Views: 62466

Re: Woodinville Shops

Quick update on the Saikei landscaping project. Got some of the high country juniper and cedar forest planted, and a rough landscape plan in place for the fringing lowlands and alpine meadow area. Took most of the day to position the trees effectively - not block the principal view lines, show the m...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Link and pin couplers in 2.5" scale
Replies: 29
Views: 1265

Re: Link and pin couplers in 2.5" scale

Odduck, glad to hear you have decided to go up one size to 3/8”. I think it will be a very positive upgrade. Let me know when you are ready to make a production run. I would like to order a couple of units for an upcoming WWI trench railway car and tender build.

Cheers,
Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Link and pin couplers in 2.5" scale
Replies: 29
Views: 1265

Re: Link and pin couplers in 2.5" scale

Hi Odduck, Good to see your test castings came out so nice. And very glad to see you did a video bending test on the cast draft gear attachment pin. Looks like casting the pins in place will work well. I do have concerns over the small size you propose for this pin. Regarding safety and longevity of...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 264
Views: 62466

Re: Woodinville Shops- flat car video

Inaugural run of the new consist with the flat car cut into the string. The car tracked perfectly immediately behind the tender. The shorter length flat (8’ LOA) takes the short radius curves better than the bigger 12’ cars. Here’s a short video. https://youtu.be/ekudSMVwYl8 And another https://yout...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: New Project-Little Engines New Northern
Replies: 32
Views: 19588

Re: New Project-Little Engines New Northern

Coming along nicely. A 4-8-4 is like building 2 locos!
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 264
Views: 62466

Re: Woodinville Shops

Ryan, yes, it’s surprising what goes on inside welded box frame tubing. Iam using only stick- no mig or tig available- so sometimes it’s pretty sketchy with thin wall tubing, to get a completely sealed weld. I cut into an old weldment a few years ago and the whole length of tubing was filled up with...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 264
Views: 62466

Re: Woodinville Shops

Ryan, I was able to swivel the frame 90* and drop one end onto one of the trucks nicely. Fortunately the frame is just light enuf where I could man handle the other end up on the rear truck. A bit tricky, but doable. Yes, happy with the firing strips. Although I did cut drainage holes in the bottoms...
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Green Bay Wi National Railroad museum
Replies: 7
Views: 623

Re: Green Bay Wi National Railroad museum

Impressive displays. Any background on who made the steamers or what scale?

Didn’t expect to see the Streamliner when I opened the link. Also, the metal ties welded to the rails are 1915 vintage. The rail, at least is likely that old...