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by Solomani
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: V&T wooden ore cars
Replies: 48
Views: 46903

Re: V&T wooden ore cars

Recent interest caused me to go back and look through my files. This rendering looks to be where I left off.

-John
delete me 6.8.jpg
by Solomani
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Keeler Turntable ???? …. Help
Replies: 2
Views: 5793

Re: Keeler Turntable ???? …. Help

Thanks Randy, Brian and team. This is an interesting read.

-John
by Solomani
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Promontory, May 10 1869 for Trainz
Topic: The start of the route
Replies: 3
Views: 3299

Re: The start of the route

Curtis, it is already becoming another outstanding historical representation that "takes you there!
by Solomani
Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: 19th Century Standard Gauge Railroads
Topic: My standard-gauge favorites.
Replies: 3
Views: 5616

Re: My standard-gauge favorites.

For me I need to add the Central Pacific. The influence it had (good and bad) on technology in the region (Carter Brothers, V&T and others) as well as the early operations across Nevada makes it interesting for me. I grew up in Wadsworth where they had their big yard and facilities, lived on a secti...
by Solomani
Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: V&T wooden ore cars
Replies: 48
Views: 46903

Re: V&T wooden ore cars

I think you may be right (will we ever know?). I have used draw bolts in other locations on my ore car design and I think I will do the same here.

-John
by Solomani
Fri May 27, 2016 6:18 am
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: V&T wooden ore cars
Replies: 48
Views: 46903

Re: V&T wooden ore cars

Starting to work on the ore cars again and started wondering about the practice for using lag bolts on railroad cars. Looking at the side sills in the photos it looks like they have lag bolts screwed through the side sills and into the ends of the cross beams for the two beams at the ends of the car...
by Solomani
Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: ROADTRIPS
Topic: Desert Camp... 2015 Wabuska to Thorne
Replies: 3
Views: 7718

Re: Desert Camp... 2015 Wabuska to Thorne

sorry I couldn't join all of you this year!

-John
by Solomani
Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: Digital Modeling
Topic: Western Terrain Textures for Trainz
Replies: 6
Views: 18537

Re: Western Terrain Textures for Trainz

very nice Andrew, I will try them out!
by Solomani
Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:37 am
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Carson & Colorado (SPNG) Then and Now: Mt. Diablo Mill
Replies: 1
Views: 5947

Re: Carson & Colorado (SPNG) Then and Now: Mt. Diablo Mill

Andrew,

A very nice before and after. I find the comparisons very interesting.

-John
by Solomani
Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: HOn3 NPC 21 Comes Alive!
Replies: 3
Views: 10173

Re: HOn3 NPC 21 Comes Alive!

One of my very favorite prototype locos. Great job!