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by Solomani
Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Goodbye, Bob Zorn
Replies: 4
Views: 10029

Re: Goodbye, Bob Zorn

I can only hope that I can earn earn such a memory by a friend as good as you must be.
by Solomani
Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:33 pm
Forum: Virginia & Truckee
Topic: Our First Group project, V&T 9 & 10
Replies: 57
Views: 61208

Re: Our First Group project, V&T 9 & 10

interesting read about nails, thanks!
by Solomani
Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:53 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: V&T wooden ore cars
Replies: 48
Views: 70599

Re: V&T wooden ore cars

Hi everyone, I am looking for dimensions for narrow gauge axles. I found the Master Car Builders dimensions for a standard gauge axle (See attached) and if I scale it, then it does start to look about right. Has anyone seen anything similar to the MCB standards for narrow gauge? Anyone know where I ...
by Solomani
Fri Dec 24, 2010 9:34 pm
Forum: New Members
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 34
Views: 54795

Re: Introductions

Welcome Rich,

Glad to see another CAD user on board.

-John
by Solomani
Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Consolidating the Baldwin 8-18C Data
Replies: 29
Views: 51181

Re: Consolidating the Baldwin 8-18C Data

I know the info is out there in the aether world of the net but i am having trouble finding it.

What is the coupler pocket centerline height off the rails for the tender coupler?

-John
by Solomani
Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Carter Brothers 10 Ton Boxcar
Replies: 22
Views: 11633

Re: Carter Brothers 10 Ton Boxcar

I finally managed to bring the boxcar frame into Alibre.
-John
by Solomani
Sat Dec 04, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Truckee River Bridges
Replies: 19
Views: 34941

Re: Truckee River Bridges

While surfing to find more info on the ore cars I found some great detail on Howe truss bridges. First a great thank you goes out to David Guise who sent me a copy an industrial archeology magazine that had a transcript of a French manuscript that gives a detailed description of materials and proced...
by Solomani
Sat Dec 04, 2010 7:20 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: V&T wooden ore cars
Replies: 48
Views: 70599

Re: V&T wooden ore cars

It has been awhile since I have done much on the car but I found a few days recently where I could work up some new drawings in the new cad program. While sketchup is great (and free), it is not parametric and so rework gets pretty tedious. Alibre took me awhile to learn but I find it much better in...
by Solomani
Sat Dec 04, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: New Members
Topic: Greetings form a New Member!
Replies: 1
Views: 7288

Re: Greetings form a New Member!

Welcome A.J.!
This site seems to be chock full of knowledgeable people on western roads. That is why I joined up!
John
by Solomani
Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Carter Swing motion trucks
Replies: 3
Views: 2614

Re: Carter Swing motion trucks

Randy,

I doubt I can get down there this weekend but I might be able to plan for the following weekend. Would there be any chance of being able to take some measurements and photos?

-John