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by dsp&p_fan
Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Carter Bros. SPC Coach 42 in HOn3
Replies: 11
Views: 19441

Re: Carter Bros. SPC Coach 42 in HOn3

I actually have a pair of HOn3 Carter trucks test printed. Unfortunately, I didn't give them sufficient clearance for the oversized HOn3 flanges...or sufficient clearance for popping the axles into place. I'll resume work on them after Christmas. Nice more people taking the plunge into this method o...
by dsp&p_fan
Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Brooks Paint
Replies: 0
Views: 2321

Brooks Paint

I'm looking for insight into the colors Brooks tended to use on their locomotives. They were certainly a major player during the narrow gauge movement, but what colors were their moguls? The only reference I've seen is in Rehor's Nickel Plate Story for "Holland green" with red striping/lettering (in...
by dsp&p_fan
Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: NCNGRR
Replies: 2
Views: 2229

Re: NCNGRR

You might also consider looking for NYAB catalogs. I have an original 1900 WABCO catalog. There's an electronic version of the 1886 WABCO catalog out there as well. I'm in the process of finishing up my detached WABCO set, 8" cylinder with 20"x12" reservoir with a Q1 Triple Valve for my Oahu Railway...
by dsp&p_fan
Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Who Made It?
Replies: 13
Views: 6839

Re: Who Made It?

We built concrete ships...er...canoes...in undergrad as part of a civil engineering contest. Glass beads as aggregate was the most notable ingredient. I suppose that similar techniques were used for the ships.
by dsp&p_fan
Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Locomotive Crane
Replies: 4
Views: 2886

Re: Locomotive Crane

Looks like she's working with Gregg military flat cars in both photos. Neat little crane.
by dsp&p_fan
Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: A Little Something We've Been Working On
Replies: 47
Views: 76760

Re: A Little Something We've Been Working On

The cab is gorgeous. I particularly like the oval panel...I had a miserable time fabricating those in styrene for older passenger car projects. It certainly does seem, as you've indicated, that the early stages of a project are fun and rapid, but then it slows down and feels like pulling teeth. Mich...
by dsp&p_fan
Sun Aug 11, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Oahu Railway trucks! 3D printed
Replies: 8
Views: 12998

Re: Oahu Railway trucks! 3D printed

OR&L 10t trucks built with Gregg hardware: http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn218/myork2005/CopyofIMG_5669_zpsd0b81aac.jpg Above the name "GREGG" it printed "Patented" and below, in arched script, "New York". The Gregg print wasn't impressive, but the 0.010" tall "Patented" and "New York" knocked ...
by dsp&p_fan
Sun Aug 11, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Carter Bros/Oahu Railway Passenger Car Trucks
Replies: 22
Views: 33698

Re: Carter Bros/Oahu Railway Passenger Car Trucks

Sure! What are the preferred wheels for large scale? I understand that there are both conventional as well as ball bearing wheelsets, which should I design them for? What is the axle diameter (at the journals), the length, and the required clearance (e.g. NWSL shoulder axles require extra clearance ...
by dsp&p_fan
Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Carter Bros/Oahu Railway Passenger Car Trucks
Replies: 22
Views: 33698

Re: Carter Bros/Oahu Railway Passenger Car Trucks

If you'd like some of the hardware in 1:20.3, I can do that. But full trucks would be very expensive because of the high volume of material.
by dsp&p_fan
Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: How to clean up Frosted Ultra Detail prints
Replies: 0
Views: 6507

How to clean up Frosted Ultra Detail prints

There has been a fair bit of discussion on the Shapeways forum regarding methods of cleaning up the ultra useful Frosted Ultra Detail plastic. The issue is the support wax, which obscures detail and may mess up paint if models are left in the heat. I haven't seen any good solutions to this, so I dev...