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by Glenn Brooks
Fri Jul 16, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Great Northern GE 44 ton Center Cab Electric restoration
Replies: 74
Views: 21741

Re: Great Northern GE 44 ton Center Cab Electric restoration

rmac wrote:
Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:35 pm
Welding: super glue for Real Men.
Hahahhaha
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Great Northern GE 44 ton Center Cab Electric restoration
Replies: 74
Views: 21741

Re: Great Northern GE 44 ton Center Cab Electric restoration

Quite by accident, discovered an interesting method to align all the mounting holes and plates that will bolt onto the front and rear pilots, coupler pockets, and the frame extensions that hold them. Spot weld them altogether. Here is a long pilot beam, center frame extension backing plate, and coup...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 4” scale 4-4-0 patterns available
Replies: 7
Views: 618

Re: 4” scale 4-4-0 patterns available

Thanks for the comparison pictures. Big difference. What are the overall dimensions of the coupler pocket? How many to you need to sell to make a run of these couplers? Any estimate yet per set? 0351, I annotated my earlier post with the coupler pocket dims. The local foundries here in the PNW will...
by Glenn Brooks
Wed Jul 14, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 4” scale 4-4-0 patterns available
Replies: 7
Views: 618

Re: 4” scale 4-4-0 patterns available

Next up are two sizes of wheels, and an 1890 era axle box pedestal - at least that’s what I think it is called.... The six spoked wood wheel is 9.5” diameter, (12” OD” with the wheel tread sweated on- prototypical style) and was used under Ben’s tender #2. 64F93A46-961A-44A6-A8A0-20219BA84C0E.jpeg 3...
by Glenn Brooks
Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 4” scale 4-4-0 patterns available
Replies: 7
Views: 618

Re: 4” scale 4-4-0 patterns available

0351, here’s a comparison of the current RMI 2.5” scale coupler side side side with these 4” scale. They would certainly be more robust looking. Striking actually on 3” equipment. My rolling stock has always had couplers to small for the equipment, functional, but sort of detracting from the overall...
by Glenn Brooks
Wed Jul 14, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 4” scale 4-4-0 patterns available
Replies: 7
Views: 618

4” scale 4-4-0 patterns available

Just starting to unpack and inventory Ben Hammer’s 1/3 rd scale, (4” scale), 15” gauge, 4-4-0 “American” pattern set. So far the patterns appear to be in excellent condition. Suitable for sending off to the foundry for casting as is, in most cases. Ben adopted the Sandley Locomotive Works 4-4-0 desi...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Jul 10, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Great Northern GE 44 ton Center Cab Electric restoration
Replies: 74
Views: 21741

Re: Great Northern GE 44 ton Center Cab Electric restoration

Yes, these uploaded as small to medium size jpegs. Very small file size.
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Jul 10, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Great Northern GE 44 ton Center Cab Electric restoration
Replies: 74
Views: 21741

Re: Great Northern GE 44 ton Center Cab Electric restoration

Lots of work in the “basement” and “floors”. Not much to show for it, pictorially. In the RV world, ‘basement’ is the storage space below the frame. In marine design and wood boat construction ‘Floors’ are the lateral timbers that sit on the keel and anchor at right angles to the frames, on the hull...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Jul 03, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Switch construction rail lengths
Replies: 18
Views: 1657

Re: Switch construction rail lengt

I hesitate to post here, as we perhaps should discuss this in the admin section. But the OP has a good point - the search engine can’t find what he needs. This is because the forum architecture is to rudimentary, and the posts so numerous, that the information he is looking for is basically- lost. I...
by Glenn Brooks
Wed Jun 30, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ship a mill from NE of Boston to central NJ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1182

Re: Ship a mill from NE of Boston to central NJ?

Secure it on a pallet and call around for quotes from reputable freight consolidators in your area. Shouldn’t be a problem to move as freight companies move vast quantities of pallatized goods every day, all over the place. The key is to prepare it properly, pallatize it, it and wrap or box to what ...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Jun 28, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Mike Massee’s 3” scale FB Page
Replies: 10
Views: 1086

Re: Mike Massee’s 3” scale FB Page

Haha, so far there are four of us on the FB page. We are small but we are “mighty”.

P.S. actually we have 85 members on our local 15” ga miniature train Society page. Sizes vary, but small 15” ga locos are 3” scale. So guessing there are quite a few 1/4 scale affecionadoes around...

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Jun 28, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Mike Massee’s 3” scale FB Page
Replies: 10
Views: 1086

Mike Massee’s 3” scale FB Page

More cross pollination for the Park Gauges! https://m.facebook.com/groups/1499216630410816/?ref=m_notif¬if_t=group_comment_mention Mike has just created a 3” scale Facebook page for 1/4 scale RR AFFECTIONADOS. Good to see people developing an ever broader appreciation for the hobby. Particularly ...