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by Solomani
Tue May 25, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Photograph Measuring Cards
Replies: 4
Views: 2752

Re: Photograph Measuring Cards

I just wish I could get William Henry Jackson, Alfred Hart and Carleton Watkins to use these cards!
by Solomani
Mon May 24, 2010 9:22 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Truckee River Bridges
Replies: 19
Views: 35932

Re: Truckee River Bridges

I finally found some time to start working on my drawings. For the Truss portion I have a copy of the blue prints from the D&RG resident engineers office dated March 10th 1890 for a 202 foot Rio Grande Southern bridge (I don't know which one.) Since these are actual blueprints copies I expect that t...
by Solomani
Sun May 23, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: Digital Modeling
Topic: NNG - But it is Pacific Coast & Digital
Replies: 2
Views: 6997

Re: NNG - But it is Pacific Coast & Digital

Both of your videos are quite nice. especially in HD. I have sometimes wondered how the center cylinder piston missed the first axle. Looks like for this design there is a little bit of clearance by having the first axle have a crank in it.
by Solomani
Sun May 23, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Photograph Measuring Cards
Replies: 4
Views: 2752

Re: Photograph Measuring Cards

Curtis,

This is an excellent idea. it would be handy to find one that works best and post the design.

-John
by Solomani
Wed May 12, 2010 6:07 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Partial NG Content: V&T McKeen Car at NSRM
Replies: 1
Views: 1939

Re: Partial NG Content: V&T McKeen Car at NSRM

Very nice, thanks Andrew! I need to head down to Carson to check it out.
by Solomani
Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Strange bedfellows – courtesy the Tonopah Boom
Replies: 7
Views: 3913

Re: Strange bedfellows – courtesy the Tonopah Boom

Indeed an outstanding find. Now I have an excuse to purchase colorado NG locos for my Nevada railroads ;)
by Solomani
Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: Digital Modeling
Topic: Digital (CAD) Modeling Welcome!
Replies: 3
Views: 10183

Re: Digital (CAD) Modeling Welcome!

Craig, Thanks for creating the digital modeling section. I would like see who is using what programs. I am using Sketchup from Google mainly because of the cost (free) and the ease of learning the program. I also have a professional program called Alibre but while it looks like its parametric featur...
by Solomani
Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Carter Brothers 8 ton truck
Replies: 18
Views: 8727

Re: Carter Brothers 8 ton truck

Craig,

This post is of great help to me. I wind up guessing from dimensions I can find on line or surmise from a few old nuts and bolts from my father’s collection. Knowing what was actually used on the Carter Brothers cars is a real boon.

Thanks!

-John
by Solomani
Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: West Side Sand Gondola #10 Progress
Replies: 2
Views: 2116

Re: West Side Sand Gondola #10 Progress

Great detail pictures Andrew! Just what I needed for a comparison on the carter brothers box car I am working on. A question on the bolster support bars. Are those riveted together or are those "carriage bolts" and a nut on the bottom?

-John
by Solomani
Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:02 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Carter Brothers 8 ton truck
Replies: 18
Views: 8727

Re: Carter Brothers 8 ton truck

Curtis, Sounds like Solid Works is very similar to the Alibre Design program I have in creating parts, laying them out in an assembly and being parametric. I just have not been able to be as fast in Alibre as I am in Sketchup. Biggest problem in Sketchup is that there is no way to check interference...