Are you planning on casting them in resin or metal? Looks like y... moreAre you planning on casting them in resin or metal? Looks like your really getting good with sketchup. Looking forward to seeing with what you come up with next.
Thanks for all the hard work that your putting into these prints. I really like my resin copies of the brake parts. Keep it up.
Yes sir but yours is fantastic. I have saved pictures of it and ... moreYes sir but yours is fantastic. I have saved pictures of it and the real ones too. I have to stare closely to figure out which ones real. Only the grass around it gives it away.
So...... you need scale grass!
The problem with the AMS wheels a few years ago was the fillet b... moreThe problem with the AMS wheels a few years ago was the fillet between the flange and the tire. About 3-4 years ago, AMS fixed the fillet and the wheelsets were working fine then. Frankly the AMS wheels with the smaller radius work better than the larger radii. The AMS wheels of many years ago had no fillet. That was the problem. I found that on some J&S coaches I bought a couple of years AFTER the first introduction of the AMS coaches in 2008-2009.
Nice looking building. Just remember if it is going to be ... moreNice looking building. Just remember if it is going to be out side, you need to protect the cedar wood from water! A good stain or water proofing material is to considered. I look forward to seeing your progress on finishing the building.
Vic, yea, many of the signs now are like plastic bags on a wire ... moreVic, yea, many of the signs now are like plastic bags on a wire frame. But some are still corrugated plastic. So, after the election, I need to try and snag a few (dozen) of the proper ones.
Noel Wilson said:
Joe Zullo said:
Huzzah! That's all we were all... moreNoel Wilson said:
Joe Zullo said:
Huzzah! That's all we were all saying. Glad you finally got it to work for you. Nothing has really changed, just as Bob was telling you all along.
Ok found there is a difference in frt sheds here.. Old frt shed, I fine the photo I want and hi-light the URL, right click and copy and paste it in the Image box. It works and goes in..
New frt. shed can't do the same hi light URL of a photo. Now have to right click on the photo and copy image location. There is a difference.
I go to another siite storage and like the old frt shed, just hi-light the URL and right click and copy. "copy and paste it." Then paste it on image box here. It been working ok and been doing that for years.
Now after Joe Z. show us the new way to do it, it is simple if know how. Again ...thanks for Joe Z walking us thru. less
David Maynard said:
Oh, a crash barrier.
Didn't know this was go... moreDavid Maynard said:
Oh, a crash barrier.
Didn't know this was going to be such a big problem but with these guys.... maybe I should mount a large sponge to save the foot boards..
Pete Thornton said:
Vic Smith said:
I have an old Big Hauler Cir... morePete Thornton said:
Vic Smith said:
I have an old Big Hauler Circus loco I picked up for $10, will the Annie chassis swap over on to it or should I just consider a replacement 'standard' drive chassis?
There are several threads about the swap. I believe the "Annie" has slightly different air tanks and some mods will be needed? Try a google search.
Well I was hoping for a simpler yes or no but , given Bmanns Annie replacement drive is only a few bucks more than the standard drive I figured might be worth giving it a whirl and go for the 'Upgrayedd" less
See the screw holes from a locking hasp. I put one on, as ... moreSee the screw holes from a locking hasp. I put one on, as per Eric's suggestion, And then it dawned on me... putting a lock on the box does absolutely no good to protect the lamps, if in fact all you had to do was carry the whole box off!
I was thinking that when the suggestion was made. So you made the box snug enough so the lamps won't flop around inside the box and get broken?
Looks great. Now you are building a box for the gauges? They come off too? Pretty soon you will have the whole locomotive all boxed up and ready for shipping. less
The reason I was thinking of the 5 volt regulator is I am th... moreTom
The reason I was thinking of the 5 volt regulator is I am thinking of using Blue Rail Trains in a couple of engines and the Groove Cube as a speaker for the Train sound (bells and horns) that come from the Blue Rail APP. So I was hoping to use one battery to power both the BL board and the Groove cube (with a 5 volt regulator + 2 diodes). The Li-ion Batteries that All-Battery have in the 11.1 to 14.8 range would work.
I just don't know how stable Lion batteries are, never used them.
Up dated the add, with new pic and more options for engines of i... moreUp dated the add, with new pic and more options for engines of interest. Even if its not on my wish list, and you have something you would offer up for Frankie, shoot me a PM or post here. Never know what is going to interest my mind! Mike
Chuck Inlow said:
Never bought a bridge from Daniel. You d... moreChuck Inlow said:
Never bought a bridge from Daniel. You do realize that was 2012 and it's now 2016. I plan on making my own steel bridge sometime after I recover from shoulder surgery next week. It will give me a chance to use my wire welder again.
Yes I did realize that after the fact. Was wondering if the bridge on the south side was one but thats wood isn't it?
I seem to have accumulated 9 Iron Mt Coal Cars in 1:20.3 from AM... moreI seem to have accumulated 9 Iron Mt Coal Cars in 1:20.3 from AMS.
I tried making some ore/coal loads but did not like how they turned out
So I contacted Reindeer Pass as they show loads for various hoppers/ore cars and asked for coal loads for the subject car.
They had them made and I picked them up at Marty Cozad's weekend
I had time to install them and used a Bachman Climax to pull the load, they turned out pretty good
[No idea why this is double post without photo..]
Thanks, Jim. In the first area you mention, I want a bit of sing... moreThanks, Jim. In the first area you mention, I want a bit of single track through there so to visually give some separation between the two areas (timber spur and depot siding). I'll likely put a grade crossing across the track there so the road can reach the depot. Switch placement on the shelf under the stairs will be dictated by how far I can reach more than anything else. As I have things drawn, I can (theoretically) reach all the points except the bottom-most set without having to squat and crawl under the stair landing. Moving the points further towards the bottom may put them out of reach. (I'm not planning on having power to the railroad, so motorized switch throws aren't an option.)
Truthfully, my bigger concern in terms of clearances on that part of the railroad involves uncoupling from the train. I've got a Kadee uncoupling magnet that I think I'll try, so I can just stop, uncouple, then pull forward to the runaround lead. If I can rig some kind of mechanical linkage to that far switch (choke ca... less
Another great year of Ops is coming to an end. What a grea... moreAnother great year of Ops is coming to an end. What a great part of the hobby.
Shawn, we did not get your way because of spending so much time at Finger lakes Live Steamers. It just causes us to travel a different route.
We did attend M. Brown's "Steamup" on Friday. We had never been to that part of the New York and wanted to see more. The Hanford Mills was well worth the time.