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by Chester
Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Rare Books
Replies: 1
Views: 1968

Rare Books

As my interests in California narrow gauge grows I'm finding rare or out of print books to be harder to find these days. However today is not that case. Today I recieved #25 of 1000 of Narrow Gauge Portrait South Pacific Coast in prime condition from RailPub here in Massachuestts. I don't think it h...
by Chester
Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:53 am
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Bronson-Tate
Replies: 0
Views: 5495

Bronson-Tate

I don't know how long this message has been up on their web site but as of 9:30 AM this morning this part of the message read as, "You will notice that there are some links missing from our "Nav" bar. As of now, we are discontinuing all Rolling Stock kits. This includes all CC Passenger cars and log...
by Chester
Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Locomotive suspension systems
Replies: 12
Views: 6837

Re: Locomotive suspension systems

Hey thanks for all that information. I've known about the pilot truck used for guiding the locomotive in and out of curves, but never understood how. And for the trailing truck, I've always known that they were for supporting the firebox on standard gauge locomotives. I would imagine on the big mika...
by Chester
Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Locomotive suspension systems
Replies: 12
Views: 6837

Locomotive suspension systems

In a thread I was reading on the mylargescale forums talked about the way the pilot and trailing truck effect the running of the locomotive into and out of curves. A couple of posts said that the four wheeled pilot trucks basicly acted like our models, but that doesn't seam right. Does any one have ...
by Chester
Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: New Members
Topic: Fn3 Live Steam & Carter Brothers boxcars
Replies: 1
Views: 5478

Fn3 Live Steam & Carter Brothers boxcars

Hello Everybody, My name is Chester and I've been reading this site for quite sometime and thought you mite like to hear some news concerning Carter boxcars. Last year I bought my first live steam locomotive. I'm 65 and I felt it was time to fulfill a promise I made to myself back at age 13 when I w...