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by Donhost4449
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Father & Sons build project: Fitchburg Northern (2.5" scale, 7.5" gauge)
Replies: 36
Views: 29889

Re: Father & Sons build project: Fitchburg Northern (2.5" scale, 7.5" gauge)

After leaving John's, my first stop was to Joe's for some bandsaw work. I have a HF horizontal bandsaw that can do some small vertical work, but the frames are a bit much for my machine. Joe's machine with the big table made quick work of some long cuts. IMG_2666.JPG IMG_2665.JPG IMG_2669.JPG From J...
by Donhost4449
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Father & Sons build project: Fitchburg Northern (2.5" scale, 7.5" gauge)
Replies: 36
Views: 29889

Re: Father & Sons build project: Fitchburg Northern (2.5" scale, 7.5" gauge)

Gentlemen: thank you for your words of encouragement. My boys really seem to be enjoying the work! Next step was taking the material that had been sawed at home by Eli and Paul to John's shop. There I drilled the pedestal binders for the fasteners that will eventually hold them to the bottom of the ...
by Donhost4449
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Father & Sons build project: Fitchburg Northern (2.5" scale, 7.5" gauge)
Replies: 36
Views: 29889

Father & Sons build project: Fitchburg Northern (2.5" scale, 7.5" gauge)

On August 4th, 2018 I met with my friend, John Bailie, to discuss restarting a locomotive build he had been helping me with several years ago. The build - Fitchburg Northern - originally started in October of 2002. I got as far as the boiler, drivers, axles, eccentrics, bearing boxes, crank pins and...
by Donhost4449
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Train Mountain 2018 Triennial - Official Video Trailer
Replies: 0
Views: 2473

Train Mountain 2018 Triennial - Official Video Trailer

As many of you know, 7 idea productions has created a video for the 2012 and 2015 Triennials. Aaron Bentsen has done it again, and is currently in post-production of the 2018 Triennial video. Here is a teaser of the video that is expected to be available sometime in October. Chris Donhost TM Social ...
by Donhost4449
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mogul Kit Differences
Replies: 35
Views: 7846

Re: Mogul Kit Differences

Kyle-

I believe the owner's first name is Robert, I don't know his last. I believe he frequents the Sagebrush Shortline in California. He told me that it is a Railroad Supply mogul, but I didn't inquire as to modifications that were made from the original plans/design.

Chris
by Donhost4449
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Observe an “Ops Meet” remotely in real-time!
Replies: 0
Views: 2309

Observe an “Ops Meet” remotely in real-time!

There is a new web page for Train Mountain Railroad that will be of particular interest to those that enjoy prototypical operating sessions on a model railroad that involve making up trains in the yard, crew calls, dispatching locals for switching jobs, through freights, mail trains, passenger train...
by Donhost4449
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mogul Kit Differences
Replies: 35
Views: 7846

Re: Mogul Kit Differences

One other point of interest- #1828 that was built by Andi Clereci was last owned by Sellar Nugent. Sellar lived in the Dunsmuir area, and frequently visited Sacramento Valley Live Steamers in the late 80's. He stopped coming around as Train Mountain took off, as he became heavily invested in that ra...
by Donhost4449
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mogul Kit Differences
Replies: 35
Views: 7846

Re: Mogul Kit Differences

Kyle- SP #1829 in the video is mine, and is indeed a LE mogul. This photo might be of interest to you, as Robert brought his Railroad Supply mogul to Sacramento a few years ago, and we were able to double head. Gives a comparison of the two. I That was a fun day, and I hope to do it again! As for my...
by Donhost4449
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 229
Views: 55918

Re: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust

That is unfortunate, and I'm sorry that happened to you. I had an incident with my electric locomotive at Train Mountain last weekend that required help. The first two people I asked said no, not to be mean, but they were already committed to helping someone else at that moment. The third person I a...
by Donhost4449
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 2018 Triennial - Welcome Address & More
Replies: 0
Views: 2679

2018 Triennial - Welcome Address & More

A welcome address by co-chairs Jeff Mills, Danny Chamrad, and David Waterstreet (2-min) followed by the many activities happening around Train Mountain to prepare for the big event! Closed captioning is available.



Chris Donhost
by Donhost4449
Tue May 22, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Is Good Boiler Care Enough?
Replies: 7
Views: 2883

Is Good Boiler Care Enough?

First off I should define what I mean by good boiler care: 1. keeping hose out of the dirt and screening the water flow into boiler and tender 2. slowly bringing up steam 3. regular and often blowdowns during operation of locomotive 4. allowing boiler to cool after dropping the fire before final blo...
by Donhost4449
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New 2012 Triennial video - were you there?
Replies: 0
Views: 2383

New 2012 Triennial video - were you there?

As we look forward to June with the 2018 Triennial approaching, let's take a look back at the Triennial from 2012.



Chris Donhost