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by Ed Weldon
Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Carrizo Plain Narrow Gauge
Replies: 12
Views: 7076

Re: Carrizo Plain Narrow Gauge

elminero -- Interesting tip on LIDAR. I did some Google searching but did not find any indication of high resolution imagery of the Soda Lake berm area we are interested in. This project of ours in nowhere near a big enough or professional level effort to justify any special work like that. But when...
by Ed Weldon
Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Carrizo Plain Narrow Gauge
Replies: 12
Views: 7076

Re: Carrizo Plain Narrow Gauge

Andrew -- Looks like an informal exploration at Soda Lake in the late October-early November time frame might be neat outing. Early November often brings in a rain storm to the desert; so we have to watch the weather. I'm an experienced desert camper and a fairly capable camp cook if you or others a...
by Ed Weldon
Sun May 27, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: A Group Research Project
Replies: 6
Views: 3582

Re: A Group Research Project

Randy - What kind of subjects do you think you'll start with? And how to admin it? Wiki style? Single contributor "owner"? Or? How much space can you/we afford to allocate to specific topics? How to admin that? How will it fit the present site format? Please don't try to answer my questions at this ...
by Ed Weldon
Sun May 27, 2012 12:12 am
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Carrizo Plain Narrow Gauge
Replies: 12
Views: 7076

Re: Carrizo Plain Narrow Gauge

The Hunt For Narrow Gauge on the Carrizo Plain Last two evenings I've been searching and finding the occasional mining journal entry about the mining operations at Soda lake between 1905 and 1919. Also been studying Google Earth images of Soda Lake looking for imaged artifacts of any kind of sodium ...
by Ed Weldon
Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:51 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Colusa & Lake RR
Replies: 34
Views: 19203

Re: Colusa & Lake RR

John - I think I have a Ted Wurm copy of that one too. Still don't know how to share with you guys. Ed Weldon
by Ed Weldon
Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Colusa & Lake RR
Replies: 34
Views: 19203

Re: Colusa & Lake RR

Brian - Thanks for your comments. You guys know a whole lot more about this than I do. Given what you said about John Sexton and the E-N I can see how Ted Wurm could have gotten mixed up when he visited there and took pics. My interest in the photo was because it was a likely example of a Forney tha...
by Ed Weldon
Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Colusa & Lake RR
Replies: 34
Views: 19203

Re: Colusa & Lake RR

I picked up what looks like an original Ted Wurm photo print of Eureka Northern #6, an 0-4-4 Forney, on eBay. There are fairly authentic looking annotations to the back of the photo saying "Ex Colusa and Lake RR". I've forgotten how to post photos here. If anyone wants a copy email me at 23.weldon@c...
by Ed Weldon
Tue May 18, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: dimentional information about the C&C 4-4-0s
Replies: 4
Views: 2190

Re: dimentional information about the C&C 4-4-0s

Brian -- RE: C&C 4-4-0's I think you likely already know of this source; but I'll mention it for what it's worth. Mallory Hope Ferrell's "Southern Pacific Narrow Gauge" on page 246, "Locomotive Roster" shows the original #9, 4-4-0, and #10, 4-4-0, as being the SPC #'s 16 and 17 respectively. Bruce M...
by Ed Weldon
Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:16 pm
Forum: Product Announcements and Reviews
Topic: Interesting UK site for Scratchbuilders
Replies: 2
Views: 5189

Re: Interesting UK site for Scratchbuilders

Here's another interesting UK site and two sources I've bought from recently: THE SCALEFOUR SOCIETY http://www.scalefour.org/map.htm Alan Gibson -- source of interesting loco mechanism parts http://www.scalefour.org/ag/index.htm Takes Major US Credit cards and ships via air at reasonable rates Nigel...
by Ed Weldon
Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:20 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Live Steam 2.5" Scale 8-18C
Replies: 4
Views: 2994

Re: Live Steam 2.5" Scale 8-18C

Curtis -- Your story here is fascinating. BTW, thank you for posting the animation of the Stevenson valve gear in operation. It's been very helpful to me.
Possible to do this or even an approximation in HOn3? Somewhere along the line I guess I'll find out.
Ed Weldon