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by RussellCofIdaho
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Shoptask 1720
Replies: 197
Views: 76706

Re: Shoptask 1720

Sounds great! Would love to see some pictures of your setup, I'm trying to move everything around to get it all to fit in about 10x20', metal and woodworking, which is a challenge. There seem to be lots of compact woodworking shop ideas on the net but no metal shop ideas...
by RussellCofIdaho
Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Sultan of Brunei Miniature Railway
Replies: 5
Views: 7637

Re: Sultan of Brunei Miniature Railway

As far as I know, did Keith Watson from Australia built that railway. The article can be found in the LS NOV/DEC 1989, page 72. Cheers! Tom Sorry, I've made an error. :( It was the LS NOV/DEC 1998 not 1989. Back in 1994 I had some nice correspondence by letter (some might remember that way of commu...
by RussellCofIdaho
Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Allan Basic 0-4-0 Plans
Replies: 11
Views: 10731

Re: Allan Basic 0-4-0 Plans

Sure is a nice looking loco, looks like you will have it running this year? :D
by RussellCofIdaho
Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Anybody recognize these 12" ga trucks?
Replies: 6
Views: 7504

Re: Anybody recognize these 12" ga trucks?

Glenn Brooks wrote:(An antique dealer bought it and has it for sale currently).
Ah yes, and if is your usual antique dealer the price is original price x inflation x 2 + 'original patina' (Rust) charge + 100% markup :shock:
by RussellCofIdaho
Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Grand Scale catalogs
Replies: 1
Views: 5584

Re: Grand Scale catalogs

I believe I have a couple of these in my files SOMEWHERE. One of my Crown catalogs is scanned here: http://www.trainweb.org/NarrowGaugeNews/crown.html More info here: http://www.trainweb.org/NarrowGaugeNews/crowninfo.html I haven't updated these pages in 12 years so none of the links work anymore...
by RussellCofIdaho
Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Your own large scale RR
Replies: 4
Views: 8712

Re: Your own large scale RR

Pretty interesting, kind of sad how things change. I like the little amusement parks, and they DO make money, like the article says, it brings in $10 million a year. But there are EASIER ways to make money; development, high-end restaurant, car lot, whatever. Most people these days I think are looki...
by RussellCofIdaho
Wed May 17, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Swanton GE U25B info reguest
Replies: 5
Views: 7831

Re: Swanton GE U25B info reguest

The story of our visit there in the '80s:

http://www.trainweb.org/NarrowGaugeNews ... ml#swanton

Mr. Smith told us when he went to load the U boat it was so heavy the forklift just tipped over, it was made of 1" thick ship-plate or something. I believe I have photos somewhere....
by RussellCofIdaho
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Another mystery loco - 1907 Rohan 0-6-0
Replies: 2
Views: 5667

Re: Another mystery loco - 1907 Rohan 0-6-0

I don't know anything about this but the inside piston valves are interesting, I don't think I've ever seen a model with them...
by RussellCofIdaho
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Show your Park Gauge train
Replies: 117
Views: 85688

Re: Show your Park Gauge train

Anthony, Quite a roster! Can you tell us more about your RR? Who built the B40?? Thanks Glenn I've known about this railroad for a couple years, here is a good webpage about it: http://utahsadventurefamily.com/s-s-shortline-railroad-in-farmington/ Sadly, it says it is closing to the public in 2016.
by RussellCofIdaho
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Wheels Wheels Wheels
Replies: 21
Views: 15823

Re: Wheels Wheels Wheels

jessebanning wrote:I have 46 5" scale wheel castings machinable to 8".
Interested. Do you have a photo? What material?
by RussellCofIdaho
Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Show your Park Gauge train
Replies: 117
Views: 85688

Re: Show your Park Gauge train

Is this engine, on display at the Detroit Zoo a gas powered Cagney? Nice looking engine, much better proportioned that the steam Cagneys, I think.
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by RussellCofIdaho
Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Show your Park Gauge train
Replies: 117
Views: 85688

Re: Show your Park Gauge train

John, I have the same problem with photo size. I use my iPhone for most photos and have not found a way to set camera size. So, I usually take a series of photos with the iPhone, then email them to myself. This usually brings up a photo resizing window, which allows me to select small or 'medium' s...