I taking advantage of retirement to live where there's plenty of... moreI taking advantage of retirement to live where there's plenty of water for a garden in the summer and live where there's no snow in the winter. Cathy loves to garden, so we are not willing to give up Minnesota completely yet.
We are nearing the end of the project...hoping to run her any da... moreWe are nearing the end of the project...hoping to run her any day now.
Yesterday the lettering was done by a professional sign painter...the type of guy who hand letters the stern of yachts.
here he is painting the "sizing" on. this is basically varnish with some white paint. We had a stencil made from the original lettering as a guide for the size and shape of the lettering. he is quite capable of doing without but we wanted to try to match the old style on the loco when she was in service on the WW&F Ry.
when the sizing was tacky, he laid on metal "leaf". The original Portland Company specs talked about aluminum leaf this is some modern alloy and vanishingly thin. it comes on a sheet of paper which is rubbed onto the sizing. the leaf sticks and the paper comes away.
here is the leaf stuck to the sizing.
he then rubs the letters with a cotton ball...maybe its wool, I didnt ask.
the rubbing works the metal leaf down onto the surface and removes the excess around the letter... less
Tom Ruby said:
I just use regular split jaw clamps on Sully's li... moreTom Ruby said:
I just use regular split jaw clamps on Sully's lift out bridge. Just loosen them, slide them back onto the rail and lift it out. To put it back, reverse the process.
That's a great solution for a bridge that only occasionally needs to be lifted. I have two that fit that category. I also have two that need to be lifted several times per session. For those the Hillman clamps were perfect when I was running track power and I still have them in place. Now that I'm 100% battery I could eliminate them and just devise a positive alignment system for the rails and leave the gap open. less
Shawn Viggiano said:
Daktah John said:
Nice! Now I have an... moreShawn Viggiano said:
Daktah John said:
Nice! Now I have another place to dump my sign scraps!!! See you in the spring with a trunk load
Thanks Jon Ill take whatever you have. I have a few more buildings to do.
You'll need a new out building to store it in :)
Dennis call TCA library 717-687-8976 ext 3 if they have it... moreDennis call TCA library 717-687-8976 ext 3 if they have it they will e-mail or send reg. mail for a small chg. when you call have the kit number.
I didn't like it, I used 3 feet inside a storage building sandwi... moreI didn't like it, I used 3 feet inside a storage building sandwiched between USA and Aristo track. The locomotive stall on the Bachmann section no matter how much the track is cleaned normally near the joint with Aristo track. However if someone can explain this and find a solution for me I would try it.
When I was in my PA training, I was doing cardiology rounds and ... moreWhen I was in my PA training, I was doing cardiology rounds and observed an elderly woman go from death's door to, "Come on George, let's get out of hear, I've got washing to do," all because of a CABG (pronounced cabbage), a Coronary Artery Bypass Graft, all in a matter of a few days. Absolutely amazing. I'm so glad your mom is doing well.
If you have an old 2-4-2, not the latest version, then I c... moreMark,
If you have an old 2-4-2, not the latest version, then I can help. I'm pretty sure the wheels on the plastic gear (original) version are just a press fit into the hubs containing the gears. All that stopped them falling out was the dummy outside frames and the thick flanges inside the rails!
Try pulling them out, or leveraging (carefully) with a screwdriver.
I share your pain. I've been doing relatively simple ... moreJoe,
I share your pain. I've been doing relatively simple websites for years, and I decided my latest one would work on a mobile device as well as a big screen. My pal here in Florida develops massive flight simulator programs, so he told me how to do it and pointed me to several "templates" that, instead of using 'magic numbers' [that's what we used to call a number plopped into the code for no apparent reason like width=640,] the templates use relative numbers, like width=75%.
There are two insoluble problems. (1) some content doesn't lend itself to a mobile device - in particular, magazine style layouts (so you're screwed, buddy) and (2) the templates require you to more-or-less build web pages from scratch and not use a WYSIWYG website developer program. And none of the templates that I have seen will take a multi-column page that looks good on a large screen and re-format it to two columns for a smaller screen or one column for a smartphone.
(If you are only targeting tablets,... less
There are several wheel suppliers in the UK - in particular Slat... moreThere are several wheel suppliers in the UK - in particular Slaters supplies nylon wheels with steel tires (tyres), and Walsall sells cast iron wheels ready for you to machine. Unfortunately they are mostly standard gauge types (lots of spokes) and they aren't cheap either!
TOC went from windstorms to an internet and phone blackout today... moreTOC went from windstorms to an internet and phone blackout today, his gardeners cut the fiber to his house... just not a fun time in Washington state I guess. He did have a generator for the power outage (no surprise).