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by CraigH
Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Blake Pumps?
Replies: 6
Views: 4560

Re: Blake Pumps?

Bumping this topic with another Feedwater Pump Link with sub-pages that's relevant.
A Worthington-Simpson pump.
http://sentinel7109.blogspot.com/search ... eed%20Pump

Images, drawings, restoration write-up, video.

Craig
by CraigH
Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:38 am
Forum: Digital Modeling
Topic: Sketch-up Modeling
Replies: 2
Views: 6245

Re: Sketch-up Modeling

Here's another WIP, the M&SV Combine at CSRM.

Basic CAD done in AutoCAD with lots of follow up in Google Sketch-up. Still needs most of the hardware, trucks, breaks, and if I can find all the drawings, a fairly complete interior.
by CraigH
Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:28 am
Forum: Digital Modeling
Topic: Sketch-up Modeling
Replies: 2
Views: 6245

Sketch-up Modeling

I've been playing around in Sketch-up and AutoCad lately when I can't sleep. Basically I'll start in AutoCad since I'm familiar with the package for both 2D and to some extent 3D modeling. What I've also been doing is import some of the CAD work into Google Sketch-up. Turns out Sketch-up has a far l...
by CraigH
Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:34 pm
Forum: Parks, Museums, and Events
Topic: Restoration planning at Ardenwood
Replies: 2
Views: 2333

Re: Restoration planning at Ardenwood

Randy,

Has the NEH been approached on grants for the SPCRR?
http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/pag.html

There are a number of example grants and a pretty good guidlines page at the site.
by CraigH
Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:35 pm
Forum: Parks, Museums, and Events
Topic: Restoration planning at Ardenwood
Replies: 2
Views: 2333

Re: Restoration planning at Ardenwood

Randy, I'll dust off the 3D 5591 Caboose drawing(-incomplete) and have it leaded in the Laptop. I'll also did out dimensional notes I have. 1010 Logistics: 1) Will we need to bring some extra ladders or are there enough easily accessible on site? 2) I have a couple long measuring tapes I can bring b...
by CraigH
Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: North Pacific Coast RR--White's Hill (question)
Replies: 7
Views: 4604

Re: North Pacific Coast RR--White's Hill (question)

James, Give up on any library search, nothing's been published on the NPC engineering material you seek. Nobody's consolidated any surviving grade references or curve data at all. There may be some random offhand references in old newspapers which a few of us are just going through (at least the mat...
by CraigH
Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:11 am
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: New HO Fancy Builder's Plates (1850's-Early 1870's)
Replies: 1
Views: 8331

New HO Fancy Builder's Plates (1850's-Early 1870's)

Al Mueller from Brookfield, WI has just come out with a set of fancy builders plates in HO Scale. Primarily intended for the Civil War period modelers, some were used into later periods. The two photo-etched brass frets include the parts needed to model no less than 13 styles of the fancy plates fou...
by CraigH
Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:39 am
Forum: Google Mapping for Pacific NG.com
Topic: Basic G-E Standards
Replies: 4
Views: 6945

Re: Basic G-E Standards

Sparkie, Not quite sure where you're going with this question. More info please! What sort of mapping are you doing? It sounds like you've done some work in G-E and want to export into a non-G-E map you've been developing. One can do screen shots in a number of formats, I've then shipped them into P...
by CraigH
Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:24 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Alan Tacy
Replies: 1
Views: 2225

Re: Alan Tacy

Randy, I got the word as well. Boone's also heard if you hadn't contacted him. Keeping my ears open regarding services and/or memorials. Sure, Allen was periodically contrary, difficult, and came up with some wild conclusions! On the other hand: He catalyzed discussion and further research. How many...
by CraigH
Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:02 am
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Not you're everyday modeling!
Replies: 0
Views: 2824

Not you're everyday modeling!

This was forwarded to me by Dwight Ennis. Simply some of the BEST Model Engineering we'll ever see. Duplication over simulation in every sense of the word. The guy's a master. Jack is simply amazing!!! His craftsmanship and ability to work in both metal and wood is, to my mind, simply astounding! It...