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by Harlock
Mon Jan 29, 2007 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Easy 'How-To' for adding common symbols in a post.
Replies: 4
Views: 1351

The alt-charset method has been around since the DOS days, a great old standy by that still works!! One trick is to use one of these characters in your password, no one will ever guess it then. :) Some people might prefer the character map utility. In Windows XP, Go to start -> programs -> accessori...
by Harlock
Fri Jan 26, 2007 3:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Darjeeling 0-4-0 in 7.5" gauge?
Replies: 7
Views: 3334

Thank you all for your continued help. The timing on the NG&SLG article is indeed fortuitous! They have some of the best articles and information out there for tabletop modelers. It's a good start at least. The Darjeeling locos are much better known in the UK for obvious reasons. Although I know Rou...
by Harlock
Thu Jan 25, 2007 5:02 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Darjeeling 0-4-0 in 7.5" gauge?
Replies: 7
Views: 3334

A lot of nice half scale stuff on that second link. Thanks for the info, I'll see about those Reeves plans.
by Harlock
Wed Jan 24, 2007 10:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Darjeeling 0-4-0 in 7.5" gauge?
Replies: 7
Views: 3334

Nope...the Darjeeling B class 0-4-0...looks like this: http://www.mpmengineering.co.uk/travel/India/B-Sukna065034AA.jpg http://dhr.gemme.org/images/class_b.jpg Has a coal bunker between the small saddle tank and the cab. Very unique locomotive. The one in your link looks more like a standard 0-4-0.
by Harlock
Wed Jan 24, 2007 9:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Darjeeling 0-4-0 in 7.5" gauge?
Replies: 7
Views: 3334

Darjeeling 0-4-0 in 7.5" gauge?

Anyone know of anyone who's made the engine in this scale or has plans? The only live steam model I am aware of is the very fine G scale / 45mm R/C model from roundhouse: http://www.roundhouse-eng.com/darj.htm Are copies of the original drawings from Sharp and Stewart available from a museum somewhe...
by Harlock
Wed Jan 24, 2007 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RF45 clones questions
Replies: 7
Views: 4002

Thanks for your reply. It is too bad about the lack of a hardpoint on the top. But otherwise it's structurally OK to hang the entire weight of the lathe from the head? I'd hate to wreck it before ever turning it on. Have you found the selection of geared speeds available to be adequate? No real reas...
by Harlock
Wed Jan 24, 2007 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RF45 clones questions
Replies: 7
Views: 4002

I have another question for someone who owns one or has experience with the RF45 clones: Is there a hard point on top for hoisting it with an engine hoist? The Bridgeport here has a large eyelet screwed into the top which a chain is looped through, and over a forklift leg. So it is lifted from the t...
by Harlock
Wed Jan 24, 2007 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RF45 clones questions
Replies: 7
Views: 4002

Size and space and convenience of moving is indeed the big issue. But beyond that, it's very hard to find a good deal on used anything these days. Someone mentioned in an old thread that used Bridgeports are much harder to find on the west coast than the east coast. I'm in California. The only way I...
by Harlock
Wed Jan 24, 2007 4:00 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Alcalde & Coalfield No. 9
Replies: 5
Views: 2352

Couple of pictures of Alcalde & Coalfield here: http://www.mojaveserver.info/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=217 Hit the next button to cycle through a few more. gives a new meaning to 'sitting in' the cab, more so than the stock Sweet Creek model. Jack has created a truely unique item! If Jim Wells mode...
by Harlock
Wed Jan 24, 2007 1:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RF45 clones questions
Replies: 7
Views: 4002

RF45 clones questions

After a lot of thinking and posting and reading on other forums I've narrowed down my milling machine choice to an RF45 clone. I have a 9X20 Enco lathe which I've done some of the basic mods to (QCTP, 4-bolt compound clamp) and it's working decently for a lathe of its size and build quality. The RF4...