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Re: Bending ME Turnouts

Bill Lugg
 

BK Enterprises doesn't advertise them, but Railway Engineering
(http://www.railwayeng.com/turnouts.htm) says "You draw it - We build
it!".  So, for a price Mr. Hatch can conjure up anything you can
conceive, I would imagine.  I hear his stuff is real good too.

Bill Lugg

On 11/10/18 11:44 AM, tonyk537 via Groups.Io wrote:
Does Cliff in Buena Vista at BK Enterprises (Trout Creek)  still make
curved switches?  I have a number of his curved turnouts on my layout.

Phone, (719) 395-8076 · Address. 12874 County Road 314B; Buena Vista,
Colorado 81211 ... Trout Creek Engineering,


Re: Blackstone Stock Cars for sale

Mike Conder
 

You're so right.  And half of them are still filling out the ballots ...

Maybe some guys can sneak in and change the gauge of a few of their RR's to the correct 36" gauge?

Mike Conder


On Sat, Nov 10, 2018 at 12:41 AM lloyd lehrer <lloydlehrer@...> wrote:
mike now is a good time to sneak them across the Floridastan border, all the state workers are busy counting ballots.
lloyd lehrer, MANHATTAN BEACH, CA (310)951-9097


On Fri, Nov 9, 2018 at 11:06 PM Mike Conder <vulturenest1@...> wrote:
Not sure but I'm pretty sure they don't do to Floridastan ...

Mike Conder

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lloyd lehrer


Re: Bending ME Turnouts

tonyk537
 

Does Cliff in Buena Vista at BK Enterprises (Trout Creek)  still make curved switches?  I have a number of his curved turnouts on my layout.

Phone, (719) 395-8076 · Address. 12874 County Road 314B; Buena Vista, Colorado 81211 ... Trout Creek Engineering,


Re: Bending ME Turnouts

Bill Nelson
 


On Nov 9, 2018, at 10:51 AM, Robert Herrick <rdherrick@...> wrote:

I'm new to the list and I'm wondering whether anyone successfully bent a Micro Engineering HOn3 turnout to produce a moderately curved switrch. I've done it in standard HO, but I don't want to ruin a perfectly good HOn3 turnout since I'm north of 70 and counting pennies. Should add that I have all of the Fast Track tools and I've built a number of standard HO turnouts. However, I don't want to spend a $135 to buy an HOn3 jig that I'll use only once unless it's the best option. 

Thanks,

Bolb herrick
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Bob,  if  you  use  an  existing  frog  Jig,  and  point  jig,  it  should  be  easy  to    go  from  there  the  old  fashioned  way  .  .     I  always  free  handed  switches,  the  frog  and  point  jigs  would  be  all  I”d  ever  use.



Bill  Nelson,  Clarksville  TN


Re: Bending ME Turnouts

Robert Herrick
 

Thank you all for the very helpful suggestions!

Bob Herrick

On Sat, Nov 10, 2018 at 1:13 AM Robert Herrick <rdherrick@...> wrote:
I'm new to the list and I'm wondering whether anyone successfully bent a Micro Engineering HOn3 turnout to produce a moderately curved switrch. I've done it in standard HO, but I don't want to ruin a perfectly good HOn3 turnout since I'm north of 70 and counting pennies. Should add that I have all of the Fast Track tools and I've built a number of standard HO turnouts. However, I don't want to spend a $135 to buy an HOn3 jig that I'll use only once unless it's the best option. 

Thanks,

Bolb herrick


Re: Bending ME Turnouts

Jeff Young
 

I can’t answer the question directly, but I lay all my turnouts on FastTracks templates using no more than their PointForm and StockAid tools.

That’s good info from Dale regarding their curved HO templates. I didn’t know about those but I mean to give them a try next time. What I’ve been doing is cutting a straight HOn3 template into 16 pieces, taping the pieces back together with a constant overlap at the top (or bottom), and then photocopying the result. It works well, but I’d guess Dale’s method is considerably less fiddly.

Cheers,
Jeff.


Re: Bending ME Turnouts

Dale Buxton <dbtuathaddana@...>
 

Bob,

First of all. What are the two radius that you want this turnout to fit into?

I just recently coaxed a curve into the diverging route on Shinohara turnout. But I didn't curve the whole turnout. And I'm pretty sure it couldn't ever be done either. The same would follow for a ME turnout. For one thing. The geometry both of your curve radius have to extend almost up to  brink of the frog area. On the ME HOn3 turnout, the cast frogs "Heel" ( the area after the theoretical throat of the frog. SEE: NMRA document "TURNOUTS GENERAL"  RP-12 2015.02 ) rails are part of the frog casting and and longer than the same are area on a Shinohara turnout. The second problem to overcome is that rails would need to be loosened from the tiny plastic spike heads of the plastic ties. This would probably destroy most of those spikes and you would end up with a mostly turnout kit. Lastly all of the length of the throw rails need to be curved to match the two radius going through the turnout.

Since you say you already have the Fast Tracks tools (I assume that means at least the "Pointform" and Stockaid" tools). I suggest you go to the Fast Tracks web site and download one of the HO standard gauge curved turnout templates. Hopefully they will have the two radius that you are planing to use. Yes I know you are are modeling HOn3 but, hear my out.  Fast Tracks only has one HOn3 curved turnout printout available. But they have MANY HO standard gauge ones with many different radius. All you have to do is use one of these and then re-gauge the outside and throw rails on the drawing to HOn3 gauge. 

I see this as your best option. It's certainly better that tearing up a perfectly good and expensive ME turnout. Best of luck to you!

Dale Buxton 

On Sat, Nov 10, 2018 at 12:13 AM Robert Herrick <rdherrick@...> wrote:
I'm new to the list and I'm wondering whether anyone successfully bent a Micro Engineering HOn3 turnout to produce a moderately curved switrch. I've done it in standard HO, but I don't want to ruin a perfectly good HOn3 turnout since I'm north of 70 and counting pennies. Should add that I have all of the Fast Track tools and I've built a number of standard HO turnouts. However, I don't want to spend a $135 to buy an HOn3 jig that I'll use only once unless it's the best option. 

Thanks,

Bolb herrick


Re: Blackstone Stock Cars for sale

lloyd lehrer
 

mike now is a good time to sneak them across the Floridastan border, all the state workers are busy counting ballots.
lloyd lehrer, MANHATTAN BEACH, CA (310)951-9097


On Fri, Nov 9, 2018 at 11:06 PM Mike Conder <vulturenest1@...> wrote:
Not sure but I'm pretty sure they don't do to Floridastan ...

Mike Conder


--
lloyd lehrer


Re: Bending ME Turnouts

lloyd lehrer
 

Bob, I have easily done the rails coming away from the frogs, but not the point side.  If you try, the rails from the wide end of the frog will pull out and can be bent as much as you want,   and just align the stock rails to match. I have just cut the ties away from each other some times and bent it on the bench to match the curve I needed.  I have also cut flex track to match the piece from the wide end of the frog and spiked it down at the frog instead of using a joiner and just tossing the little tail pieces of track. 
lloyd lehrer, MANHATTAN BEACH, CA (310)951-9097


On Fri, Nov 9, 2018 at 11:13 PM Robert Herrick <rdherrick@...> wrote:
I'm new to the list and I'm wondering whether anyone successfully bent a Micro Engineering HOn3 turnout to produce a moderately curved switrch. I've done it in standard HO, but I don't want to ruin a perfectly good HOn3 turnout since I'm north of 70 and counting pennies. Should add that I have all of the Fast Track tools and I've built a number of standard HO turnouts. However, I don't want to spend a $135 to buy an HOn3 jig that I'll use only once unless it's the best option. 

Thanks,

Bolb herrick


--
lloyd lehrer


Bending ME Turnouts

Robert Herrick
 

I'm new to the list and I'm wondering whether anyone successfully bent a Micro Engineering HOn3 turnout to produce a moderately curved switrch. I've done it in standard HO, but I don't want to ruin a perfectly good HOn3 turnout since I'm north of 70 and counting pennies. Should add that I have all of the Fast Track tools and I've built a number of standard HO turnouts. However, I don't want to spend a $135 to buy an HOn3 jig that I'll use only once unless it's the best option. 

Thanks,

Bolb herrick


Re: Blackstone Stock Cars for sale

Mike Conder
 

Not sure but I'm pretty sure they don't do to Floridastan ...

Mike Conder


Re: Kickstart Diorama of the Boston, Revere Beach, and Lynn RR

Russ Norris
 

Some of you know that a number of the Laconia coaches used on the BRB&L were sold to the East Broad Top Railroad, where many of them still reside.  A book on the BRB&L -- "Narrow Gauge to Boston" -- waspublished by Frank Kyper in 1910, and is available for $50 from the Friends of the East Broad Top (FEBT) Company Store.  Lots of great pictures and historical information.

Russ Norris

On Tue, Oct 16, 2018 at 5:01 PM Ed Tibbetts <tippytib@...> wrote:
I wanted to let fellow modelers know that I've begun a kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a model of the Boston, Revere Beach and Lynn RR to be installed in the Lynn Museum'  It can be found here http://kck.st/2yeJSCP for those interested.  Thank you.
Todd Gieg (toddgieg@...)


Re: Blackstone Stock Cars for sale

Climax@...
 

Do you ship to Kurgistan?

-----Original Message-----
From: "cdp48 via Groups.Io"
Sent: Nov 9, 2018 4:27 PM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: [HOn3] Blackstone Stock Cars for sale

I have a bunch of new, never run stock cars for sale, both weathered and non-weathered.  Selling in blocks of four for $175 which includes free shipping.  PayPal "friend transfer" payment accepted.  Contact me at cdp48@....


Blackstone Stock Cars for sale

cdp48
 

I have a bunch of new, never run stock cars for sale, both weathered and non-weathered.  Selling in blocks of four for $175 which includes free shipping.  PayPal "friend transfer" payment accepted.  Contact me at cdp48@....


Re: HOn3 EBT coach kit

M2fq@...
 

Hi Rick read below highlighted and underlined

there is no number on it its a kit

and believe its already spoken for



Gary Kohler
m2fq@...
330-719-0264

In a message dated 11/8/2018 6:19:28 PM Eastern Standard Time, ebtmodeler@... writes:

Gary is it a kit or built up? What number is on it? 
Ric Case
EBT modeler
Hamilton Ohio
45011
1 513 375 7694



On Nov 8, 2018, at 3:31 PM, M2fq via Groups.Io <M2fq@...> wrote:

All

Have one East Broad Top coach kit. Body is resin

dont know a lot about it

has Hoffman brass parts

round house trucks

$30.00 plus $5.00 postage





Gary Kohler
330-719-0264


Re: Con Cor Galloping Goose Problems

Bill Nelson
 


On Nov 8, 2018, at 5:32 PM, Richard Johnson <killroy321@...> wrote:

Bill, curious how did you make the Pierce Arrow limo body?
Rich Johnson

www.RichardSJohnson.net

"Those who enjoy freedom must endeavor to preserve it."


"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms"
Thomas Jefferson



I  removed  the  bus  body,  used  a  razor  saw  to  cut  the  buss  body  off  just  behind  the  windshield,  preserving the  hood  and  windshield.   I  layered  up  styrene   shapes  to  build  the  Pierce  Arrow body.   That  was  before  I  had  a  good  digital  camera ,  so  I  don’t  have  a  lot  of  step  by  step  photos.

had  I  known  they  would  do  a  PA goose  later,  likely  I  wouldn’t  not  have  gone  through  the  trouble,  but  I  figured  it  was my  chance  to  have  a  goose,  and   I  personally  think  the  Bus  bodied  geese  are  uglier  than  homemade  sin,  and  too  late  for  my  era,  not  that  a  goose  belongs  in  eastern  TN.  in  1928



Montrose construction

Paul Buhrke
 

In the for what its worth department, I have uploaded photos of the current situation in Montrose.
Enough track is down for full operations so will see how that plays out.
The remaining missing pieces will be added as money, material and time permit.

--
Recreating the 14th. Subdivision
D&RGW Salida Division in 1929


Re: Con Cor Galloping Goose Problems

Richard Johnson
 

Bill, curious how did you make the Pierce Arrow limo body?
Rich Johnson

www.RichardSJohnson.net

"Those who enjoy freedom must endeavor to preserve it."


"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms"
Thomas Jefferson


From: HOn3@groups.io <HOn3@groups.io> on behalf of Bill Nelson <dgccandwrr@...>
Sent: Thursday, November 8, 2018 2:49:26 PM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] Con Cor Galloping Goose Problems
 
bought  one  of  the  first  batch,  and  kit bashed  it  into  a  Pierce  Arrow  bodied  goose.  it has  always  been  flawless  on  my  DC  outfit.


Bill  Nelson,

Clarksville,TN



Re: HOn3 EBT coach kit

Ric Case
 

Gary is it a kit or built up? What number is on it? 
Ric Case
EBT modeler 
Hamilton Ohio 
45011
1 513 375 7694


On Nov 8, 2018, at 3:31 PM, M2fq via Groups.Io <M2fq@...> wrote:

All

Have one East Broad Top coach kit. Body is resin

dont know a lot about it

has Hoffman brass parts

round house trucks

$30.00 plus $5.00 postage





Gary Kohler
330-719-0264


Re: Con Cor Galloping Goose Problems

Bill Nelson
 

bought one of the first batch, and kit bashed it into a Pierce Arrow bodied goose. it has always been flawless on my DC outfit.


Bill Nelson,

Clarksville,TN

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