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by dsp&p_fan
Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:55 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Metallic Tape Roof
Replies: 1
Views: 2095

Metallic Tape Roof

I just ran across an idea for passenger car roofing in a 2005 RMC article by Boone. Reading over it, I see his solution for roofing is pretty slick. He used metallic tape with the joints simulated by scribing. I had considered doing the same with 0.005" or thinner brass, but felt it would be too muc...
by dsp&p_fan
Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:15 am
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: NPC Mason history
Replies: 20
Views: 7401

Re: NPC Mason history

The Buena Vista was, to the best of my knowledge, built to use 150psi. They were deluxe locomotives (especially the valve gear), so it doesn't seem too unreasonable to me. I was under the impression that the primary benefit of the design was having a wide firebox. While other NG locomotives of the e...
by dsp&p_fan
Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:56 am
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: NPC Mason history
Replies: 20
Views: 7401

Re: NPC Mason history

I don't believe they'd replaced the rail at that point, but I'm far from certain. I don't recall when steel rail began to supplant iron rail, but the South Park was built to very high standards for a narrow gauge. Perhaps the post-Morrison construction included steel rail. I can't recall either, wha...
by dsp&p_fan
Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:15 am
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: NPC Mason history
Replies: 20
Views: 7401

Re: NPC Mason history

43,000 pounds on the drivers doesn't seem that bad for 35# rail. The South Park had 35# rail and also ran huge 2-6-0s and normal sized 2-8-0s over it. Herman Darr has told me that the NCNG ran their massive #9 over 35# rail without a problem (I found that shocking). I tend to suspect that the 35# ra...
by dsp&p_fan
Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:01 am
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Carter Brothers Swing Motion Trucks
Replies: 16
Views: 7319

Re: Carter Brothers Swing Motion Trucks

That is an intriguing layout. I can't recall seeing a tie bar between the brake levers so far out of parallel to the sills. Very intriguing. The movement of those rods would have been odd. Was/is there an oval opening in the needlebeams?
by dsp&p_fan
Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:56 am
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Unknown Mail Coach
Replies: 16
Views: 5189

Re: Unknown Mail Coach

The shipment of railway goods to Kahului was likely for the Kahului Railroad as it looks like to much for any plantation road to need. The KRR is even more difficult to research than the OR&L as all the records were lost in the 1946 tsunami. Gale Triber who did the WW2 era books on the railroads he...
by dsp&p_fan
Wed May 26, 2010 9:01 am
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Consolidating the Baldwin 8-18C Data
Replies: 29
Views: 38222

Re: Consolidating the Baldwin 8-18C Data

So they were 8.18.5Cs, great! I like connections between well researched/documented roads and more obscure stuff. Makes it much easier to learn about the obscure stuff.
by dsp&p_fan
Tue May 25, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Edison Kinetoscope Movies
Replies: 1
Views: 1466

Edison Kinetoscope Movies

From my current reading material (Roy Minter's The White Pass), I've learned that Edison sent a crew to the White Pass to film its construction. I've found evidence that it still exists: http://www.silentera.com/PSFL/data/P/PanoramicViewoftheWhit1899.html Does anyone know a place where such films ca...
by dsp&p_fan
Tue May 25, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Consolidating the Baldwin 8-18C Data
Replies: 29
Views: 38222

Re: Consolidating the Baldwin 8-18C Data

Here's the basic info on the two CN 4-4-0s: Cylinders: 12"x18" Engine Weight: 42,650lbs Drivers: 42" #1 Baldwin Const. #4207 New as Miami Valley Ry #1, "Warren County". 12/1877. Price: $4,067,46. Acquired by Cincinnati Northern along with MVRy assets. Became TC&Stl #2. Became Cincinnati, Lebanon, & ...
by dsp&p_fan
Tue May 25, 2010 6:17 am
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Drawings
Replies: 8
Views: 4746

Re: Drawings

Curtis: Thanks for the info on the drawing. I'll get a copy of that ASAP. I tend to recall you posting some drawings of the suspension here in the forum. Randy: Thanks for reminding me about the list. If I were to go with the Santa Cruz prototype, I won't need to replace that pesky blind driver...it...