Don't forget David, I was raised up in Oil City, PA.  ... moreDon't forget David, I was raised up in Oil City, PA. That's actually a bit further north than Brookville. I'm no stranger to the cold and snow. I see double headed live steam Mike's plowing snow in my future... I can't wait!
Sweet! Looks right at home there. Always love your p... moreSweet! Looks right at home there. Always love your prototypical construction methods. Shawn's summer storage suggestion makes it even better. I was looking forward to some plowing this winter, but now the pike is halfway taken apart. I'm just going to have to exist by watching you guys force your way through the white stuff. It's ok though, I'll have 10 acres to play with when we land. Great work looking forward to those videos!
Tom Ruby said: It's really hard to photograph. Must be due ... moreTom Ruby said: It's really hard to photograph. Must be due to rift energy. Now to paint it blue and find something train related
Tom... try an outhouse yo're in the same design thought
Hi PaulThank you for your input; your expertise is always apprec... moreHi PaulThank you for your input; your expertise is always appreciated.As to the EVANS car, like you described for operation on 10 foot diameter track, the Kadee box did not need to have its sides trimmed for wheel clearance.For the Car to operate on 8 foot diameter track, I discovered the wheels interfered with the Kadee box, so sides of the box did need pockets for wheel clearance, and I chose to mount the box on its spacer and car pad as shown below.
Cars shown on 8 foot diameter track
I apologize for digressing from the original topic about the USAT Modern Tank Cars, but there are similar issues about dealing with the coupler box for car operation on tight curves.
Andrew Moore said:
Connies have a long wheelbase, and a large ov... moreAndrew Moore said:
Connies have a long wheelbase, and a large overhang on the front deck, so they eat up a lot of space on curves. It may be a "liitle" loco, but it runs very big.
Yeah, the tree at 1:22 in the video didn't make it!
That looks more like David Russell..........than some barnyard n... moreThat looks more like David Russell..........than some barnyard noise maker....and is reputed to be somewhat of an LGB collector. He is also an environmentalist, who always properly recycles all cardboard boxes, as we all should. The newspaper, or other paper product you use today, may even have some LGB content, and you wouldn't know it; saving many trees which we all enjoy.
I have a 2 4 ohm speaker set up like the Jon's diagram in a box ... moreI have a 2 4 ohm speaker set up like the Jon's diagram in a box car. Mounted on opposite walls, facing each other, and they both work as one. No cancelling. I just used the car yesterday at a buds indoor layout and they mentioned how good they sounded. It was an Alco dismal sound card.
The totally amazing thing about "Squeaky Clean" Norton, is that ... moreThe totally amazing thing about "Squeaky Clean" Norton, is that he actually gets a lot of work done in that "Office", when he gets in the mood.....and even at the height of his "Work sessions", you can eat his home made muffins off the surface of the "Desks". No, Dave, he has not attempted to produce your "Upside-down pineapple muffins" yet, but I'm hoping he can sometime be persuaded to be the Eastern Canada provider, for that rare delicacy. !!!!
YES, the floor is ALWAYS spotless too, and no his wife does not "Do windows", or floors, from what I gather....!!
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I use the Plastruct 5/16" angle on the corners of the building a... moreI use the Plastruct 5/16" angle on the corners of the building and the roof edges.
Most of the signs around here turned out to be the bags over a frame, so I've had to buy the Coroplast from Lowe's
They had it 2'x3' and 4'x4' sheets, plus smaller signs.
This is what I used to cut the stock with....
I picked these up ... moreThis is what I used to cut the stock with....
I picked these up at harbor freight last year... Not sure if they are still available or not. They are very sharp....
We were riding the Riverline Streetcar when this passed us.
New ... moreWe were riding the Riverline Streetcar when this passed us.
New Orleans Public Belt was shunting covered hoppers on the Old Mississippi!
Well, considering I have been here since day one (about 16 years... moreWell, considering I have been here since day one (about 16 years ago I believe) and only have a paltry 522 posts, I may not live long enough to reach 1000, not that I care, so lucky you !
John Passaro said:
" Rooster " said:
I would love to know how yo... moreJohn Passaro said:
" Rooster " said:
I would love to know how you hide that pull string Shawn. Perhaps you could do a tutorial and post it on Gregs website for us!
You could be the funniest man alive David.... you lean toward the evil side, but you're funny!
John dont make his head any bigger then it is. Never ever compliment the Rooster. Only bad things will happen.
" Rooster " said:
God Bless America and the values she was "buil... more" Rooster " said:
God Bless America and the values she was "built" on!
Yes I said "God" Bless as our forefathers did !!
The God part was dicey, but the Amen was uncalled for ! And likely against the rules. Hahahahahaha.
I have had it ne setup for a while now.
www.facebook.com/westsho... moreI have had it ne setup for a while now.
As mentioned it is a great way to post short video clips and pictures.
But it doesn't really have a way to search for topics like you can here.
I still use both, but sometimes I feel like just putting up a random picture of my trains and that's when FB comes in handy.
When you said "I read some of the blogs" did you mean pres... moreGreg,
When you said "I read some of the blogs" did you mean present tense, as in "I just read the blog" or did you mean past tense as in " In the past I have read these blogs, and will continue to read them in the present". Just curious, as our wonderful english language allows for both in the written content. :)
Interesting discussion to say the least.
today i found something, that might even be better. the white, w... moretoday i found something, that might even be better. the white, we used in tipe-writer times to hide typos.
why they still sell it, is beyond me. i didn't know, that we got so many blonde secretaries in town, who still paint over typos on computer screens.
Dan is a great guy, knowledgeable and thorough, you might ask hi... moreDan is a great guy, knowledgeable and thorough, you might ask him if you can up the max a bit.
My suggestion is if you can open the smoke box so you can feel the smoke unit housing, you can experiment a bit, and see how the temp of the unit housing fares.
My personal experience is that I can run the Aristo unit much harder than the plastic will afford, but the fan cools the unit at higher speeds... so a lot of slow running at high heat would be the worst case.
I use Zimos myself, and indeed have one in a USAT Hudson myself with the same smoke unit. I have not been running it to tune it to my liking yet, but it was also installed by Dan.