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by RussellCofIdaho
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Sweet Creek drawings
Replies: 33
Views: 7254

Re: Sweet Creek drawings

Look up Pemberton Tramway Company You will find he has quite the operation running in the heart of the West Australian forest / mill town , some the biggest trees in the world . .... Ian also restored a 2-8-2 narrow gauge steam engine ( 3'-6") which he uses for his railway So the 'he' is Ian Willis...
by RussellCofIdaho
Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Shoptask 1720
Replies: 197
Views: 55223

Re: Shoptask 1720

This has been a greatly illuminating thread! Thanks so much for posting the pictures and questions and especially for the in depth answers! The HSS vs carbide discussion answered questions I came up with nearly 20 years ago when I first got my ShopTask 12-22 3 in 1: I tried some carbide bits thinkin...
by RussellCofIdaho
Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Snug Harbor Train, Charleston, Oregon
Replies: 1
Views: 4483

Snug Harbor Train, Charleston, Oregon

Couple of links here. A webpage I haven't seen before, thought I have seen Harry's website. From archive.org: http://web.archive.org/web/20101123051015/http://harrymarnell.net/coffman-trains.htm A brief news article and video with mention of plans to get 'er running: http://kcby.com/news/local/snug-...
by RussellCofIdaho
Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Gears for CB 1220 XL
Replies: 11
Views: 7380

Re: Gears for CB 1220 XL

I bought a used SHOPTASK 12-22TC in the '90's from ShopTask (now ShopMaster) with the understanding that if it didn't suit my needs, they would give me full trade in value on a new machine. Well, it sat covered in my shop for many years and when we lost our ranch I moved it to my place and it is pre...
by RussellCofIdaho
Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Grand Scale Suppliers
Replies: 35
Views: 20858

Re: Grand Scale Suppliers

Mammoth still has their web page up. Has it not been up, or have they not responded to inquiries lately? http://mammothlocomotiveworks.com/Home_Page.html Let us know if they don't respond. This is the first time in YEARS that the Mammoth Loco site has worked for me! Not a lot there but some nice vi...
by RussellCofIdaho
Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Sweet Creek drawings
Replies: 33
Views: 7254

Re: Sweet Creek drawings

RussellCofIdaho, I know Erich Thompsen drew some napkin drawings at the request of Keith and they were published in LS magazine many years ago showing an "engine for the beginner in 15" gauge". It was infact an 0-4-0 but I do not know of any engines built to that design nor do I know if a true set ...
by RussellCofIdaho
Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Sweet Creek drawings
Replies: 33
Views: 7254

Re: Sweet Creek drawings

Willis Engineering built an 18 inch gauge locomotive for the Australian National Railway Museum in Adelaide. I don't have a photograph but it is the green locomotive named "Bill" on their website. It is similar to the Lil Lima design but twice the size. This is great! I have heard of this line but ...
by RussellCofIdaho
Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Show your Park Gauge train
Replies: 117
Views: 63966

Re: Show your Park Gauge train

Yes, wheels can be expensive, but the previous owners of my National set had a unique solution. I have the 24” gauge Jenkinsons Beach Train which did indeed run on the beach. As in the sand. As a result wheel wear was a apparently a major problem, and I would suppose an expensive problem over its o...
by RussellCofIdaho
Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Show your Park Gauge train
Replies: 117
Views: 63966

Re: Show your Park Gauge train

Russell, Some time ago, I purchased wheels from Pete Robinson who owns the Waterman and Western RR in Waterman, IL. He has a CNC program to turn wheels for his use. He has them cast out of cast iron. Yes, they are soft and I wouldn't recommend using cast iron. BUT, if enough of us commit, maybe we ...
by RussellCofIdaho
Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Grand Scale Suppliers
Replies: 35
Views: 20858

Re: Grand Scale Suppliers

Just a couple links from my collection: http://www.grandscaleparts.com Have a nice selection of parts in 3 3/4" and 5" scales including some cast iron 'utility wheels' for a pretty reasonable price. http://hillcrestreedley.com Hillcrest Shops in Reedley, CA. nice professional builders of 5" scale eq...
by RussellCofIdaho
Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Show your Park Gauge train
Replies: 117
Views: 63966

Re: Show your Park Gauge train

Glenn Brooks wrote:Magnificent 1904 Cagney up for sale in Colorado! Just listed on DLS. Close to a once-in-lifetime opportunity to own a Cagney. $100,000 for the loco, 1000' of track, three cars, all 15" gauge.
That loco is a little small for my tastes, but those are NICE cars!
by RussellCofIdaho
Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Allan Basic 0-4-0 Plans
Replies: 11
Views: 9039

Re: Allan Basic 0-4-0 Plans

I am building that locomotive for a customer. It is almost complete. You can call or email me if you like This sounds interesting! I rode behind what I think was the original at the 2004 RVRy 50th gathering. Nice little engine but he had steaming troubles that day, maybe it was still having the bug...