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Re: DRG Thielsen 4000 Series Box Car Trucks

Dusty
 

I'm going to try to get a couple pairs of Rio Grande 27' trucks ordered today. Even if they aren't convertable to Theilsens they will probably 'do' for stand in work car trucks.

Dusty Burman 

Re: DRG Thielsen 4000 Series Box Car Trucks

Dale Buxton
 

I agree with Tony on the early C- class tender trucks. But these tender trucks are 4’ wheel base. Though, the extra 5” of truck length is hardly noticeable in HO scale while under a car. Unless maybe your truck bolster spacing from the end of the car frame would prohibit these trucks. One again a thin piece of styrene with about a half width hole in it to cover the springs and you’ve got a close facsimile D&RG 20 ton truck side frame.

Dale B.

Lights in the crossing flangeways.....

Brian Kopp
 

So which one of you has added lights to the flangeways in the crossings on their narrow gauge layouts like the Tweetie has? =) Rode #12 with the family tonight for their last Christmas special event. What fun! Here is my cellphone video of #12 making her first entrance of the evening......   
https://youtu.be/c9koZsOVPNA

--
Brian Kopp
Jacksonville, FL

Re: DRG Thielsen 4000 Series Box Car Trucks

tonyk537
 

In HOn3 I would use a Rio Grande Models 20 ton D&RG truck and insert a styrene cover with the hole in it.  Or do the same thing with a PSC old style D&RGW tender truck. The tender truck would be a bit heavy on the 4100 cars that had that style of truck.

3223
D&RG 3'7", 20 ton, 27 foot box cars.
http://www.riograndemodels.com/HO.htm

Tony Kassin
 

Re: HO EBT Machine Shop kit update

Mike Conder
 

Thanks Nathan!

Mike Conder


On Sat, Dec 28, 2019 at 10:48 AM NarrowMinded1 <nathan.kline83@...> wrote:
Hi Mike,

The car shop will be the next kit and ahould be available shortly after the machine shop. I am on vacation and will post pictures of the machine shop progress when I get back by January 3rd.

Nathan

Re: HO EBT Machine Shop kit update

NarrowMinded1
 

Hi Mike,

The car shop will be the next kit and ahould be available shortly after the machine shop. I am on vacation and will post pictures of the machine shop progress when I get back by January 3rd.

Nathan

DRG Thielsen 4000 Series Box Car Trucks

Dusty
 

Based on photos in Steve Swanson's work equipment book and Robert Grandt's Numbered work equipment book I am compelled to ( attempt to) put Thielsen trucks under at least one 4000 car. I have played the Google Game to the best of my ability to find a suitable truck in Hon3 with no success. This truck is flatter across the top than the SP Thielsen. A distinctive feature is a hole in the end of the bolster(?). I saw a photo with the caption containing 'cast transom'. Ozark minitures appears to have the truck I am looking for but 4 times the size. Anyone have a solution for the correct truck or a suitable modification for a 'stand in'? I'm not looking for a Smithsonian stand in, more like a bit of visual deception.

Dusty Burman
623 261-8707 

Re: PCMRC lost its room - DCC and NWSL items for sale

Russ Norris
 

Bruce, what locomotives do you have?  Any Pennsy equipment?


On Fri, Dec 27, 2019, 7:38 PM Bruce Petrarca via Groups.Io <bfpetrarca=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
I’m sending this to private model railroading lists that I have and groups on Groups.IO that allow “for sale” postings. Please forgive me if you get multiple copies. I’m trying to do the best job I can for our members and get the word shared as quickly and as widely as possible.

The PebbleCreek Model Railroad Club (PCMRC.ORG) has lost its room and must liquidate all its assets as quickly as possible. We have sold a lot of buildings, rolling stock, etc. at local swap meets. However, we still have some DCC equipment (used) and a bunch of HO NWSL wheels and gears (brand new) for sale.

Attached is the current list in PDF format.

On my website (http://mrdccu.com/for-sale.html) is a link to the PDF file, which will be updated from time to time, as things sell.

We also have some HO locomotives, many with sound, and freight cars for sale that are not listed in the PDF. Also, we have two garden loco cars (USA Trains: UP wood chip with load and a Garden Railroad convention tank; both with Kadee body mount couplers) that are not listed. Contact me for more information on these.

The first page of the PDF has the terms and conditions and methodologies for this sale.
Bruce Petrarca
mrdccu@... is the eMail address for this sale.



--
Russ Norris, MMR
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
http://blacklogvalleyrailroad.blogspot.com/

PCMRC lost its room - DCC and NWSL items for sale

Bruce Petrarca
 

I’m sending this to private model railroading lists that I have and groups on Groups.IO that allow “for sale” postings. Please forgive me if you get multiple copies. I’m trying to do the best job I can for our members and get the word shared as quickly and as widely as possible.

The PebbleCreek Model Railroad Club (PCMRC.ORG) has lost its room and must liquidate all its assets as quickly as possible. We have sold a lot of buildings, rolling stock, etc. at local swap meets. However, we still have some DCC equipment (used) and a bunch of HO NWSL wheels and gears (brand new) for sale.

Attached is the current list in PDF format.

On my website (http://mrdccu.com/for-sale.html) is a link to the PDF file, which will be updated from time to time, as things sell.

We also have some HO locomotives, many with sound, and freight cars for sale that are not listed in the PDF. Also, we have two garden loco cars (USA Trains: UP wood chip with load and a Garden Railroad convention tank; both with Kadee body mount couplers) that are not listed. Contact me for more information on these.

The first page of the PDF has the terms and conditions and methodologies for this sale.
Bruce Petrarca
mrdccu@... is the eMail address for this sale.


Re: HO EBT Machine Shop kit update

Mike Conder
 

Any chance of the car shop being available separatey?

Mike Conder

Re: HO EBT Machine Shop kit update

Russ Norris
 

Too bad for us old timers who don't use Facebook.  


On Thu, Dec 26, 2019, 3:05 PM Bruce <in2trains@...> wrote:
I found them on his Facebook page.

With cinders in your eyes,
Bruce Bowie
419-602-3584
in2trains@...

On Thu, Dec 26, 2019, 2:11 PM Ric Case <ebtmodeler@...> wrote:
Nate really looking forward to seeing more updates! Great looking wall assembly!

Ric Case 
EBT Modeler 
Hamilton Ohio 
1-513-375-7694

On Dec 26, 2019, at 12:23 PM, NarrowMinded1 <nathan.kline83@...> wrote:

There was a design issue that resulted in the car shop being a separate kit. There should not be a change in price though. Updated pictures coming soon.

Nathan Kline
www.nateslightironhobbies.com
www.broadtopmountainmodels.com


--
Russ Norris, MMR
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
http://blacklogvalleyrailroad.blogspot.com/

Re: HO EBT Machine Shop kit update

Bruce
 

I found them on his Facebook page.

With cinders in your eyes,
Bruce Bowie
419-602-3584
in2trains@...

On Thu, Dec 26, 2019, 2:11 PM Ric Case <ebtmodeler@...> wrote:
Nate really looking forward to seeing more updates! Great looking wall assembly!

Ric Case 
EBT Modeler 
Hamilton Ohio 
1-513-375-7694

On Dec 26, 2019, at 12:23 PM, NarrowMinded1 <nathan.kline83@...> wrote:

There was a design issue that resulted in the car shop being a separate kit. There should not be a change in price though. Updated pictures coming soon.

Nathan Kline
www.nateslightironhobbies.com
www.broadtopmountainmodels.com

Re: HO EBT Machine Shop kit update

Bruce
 

Ric,

Where did you see a wall assembly?

With cinders in your eyes,
Bruce Bowie
419-602-3584
in2trains@...


On Thu, Dec 26, 2019, 2:11 PM Ric Case <ebtmodeler@...> wrote:
Nate really looking forward to seeing more updates! Great looking wall assembly!

Ric Case 
EBT Modeler 
Hamilton Ohio 
1-513-375-7694

On Dec 26, 2019, at 12:23 PM, NarrowMinded1 <nathan.kline83@...> wrote:

There was a design issue that resulted in the car shop being a separate kit. There should not be a change in price though. Updated pictures coming soon.

Nathan Kline
www.nateslightironhobbies.com
www.broadtopmountainmodels.com

Re: HO EBT Machine Shop kit update

Ric Case
 

Nate really looking forward to seeing more updates! Great looking wall assembly!

Ric Case 
EBT Modeler 
Hamilton Ohio 
1-513-375-7694

On Dec 26, 2019, at 12:23 PM, NarrowMinded1 <nathan.kline83@...> wrote:

There was a design issue that resulted in the car shop being a separate kit. There should not be a change in price though. Updated pictures coming soon.

Nathan Kline
www.nateslightironhobbies.com
www.broadtopmountainmodels.com

Sold items

Doug Boudakian <dboudrrtrain@...>
 

The coal loads and NMRA track gauge are sold.
Thanks
Doug Boudakian

HO EBT Machine Shop kit update

NarrowMinded1
 

There was a design issue that resulted in the car shop being a separate kit. There should not be a change in price though. Updated pictures coming soon.

Nathan Kline
www.nateslightironhobbies.com
www.broadtopmountainmodels.com

For Sale PFM K-27 and miscellaneous parts

Doug Boudakian <dboudrrtrain@...>
 

PFM K-27 2-8-2 custom painted D&RGW 453. Has Sagami can motor. Has original box with new foam. $240.
Pictures on request.

Firebox models
Coal load FB-948 for Blackstone drop bottom gondola. Pack of 2. $5
Coal load FB-946 for Blackstone highside gondola . Pack of 2. $5

NMRA HOn3 standard gauge. $6

PSC 31908 D&RGW arch bar tender truck kit. $10 Shipping extra. Send private reply if interested.

Doug Boudakian
dboudrrtrain@...


Re: Layout power requirements

kevin b
 

the most expensive cost in installing a sub panel will be your electrician, so there really is little reason other than the nominal cost of the box NOT to go with a 200-amp panel.


remember, if you think you're going to need 6 circuits, make darn sure to get box that'll handle twice that many.

Merry Christmas everybody.
Kevin.

Re: Layout power requirements

Michael Dunn
 

Just because you have a 200-amp panel doesn't mean you need to use it.

Your most expensive cost in installing a sub panel will be your electrician, so there really is little reason other than the nominal cost of the box NOT to go with a 200-amp panel.

You can always ignore the excess capacity, but adding more later would be cost prohibitive... plus, none of us ever want to think about this, it will be a selling point when your home eventually needs to go on the market.

I have 400-amps (2x 200-amp panels) in my basement. Between the house, shop, indoor brewing and the charger for an EV; both panels are near their safe capacity. It doesn't take much.


On Dec 21, 2019, at 11:14 AM, Stephen Silver via Groups.Io <ssilver996@...> wrote:


I am building out part of the unfinished basement in a new house to accommodate the Silver Creek & Mellow Gulch Railway.  The room is 22ft X 17ft.  Loop to loop from one 22 ft wall to the other (19 ft of usable benchwork) with a peninsula on the short wall.

I won;'t be running any big tools, just the DCC layout and all the little things that make it sparkle, the overhead lighting, and the tools at the bench.  Add an occasional shop vacuum use, air brush compressor and booth fan, HVAC is on a 220 circuit.

I am going to get a sub panel installed for this space.  Any ideas on how many amps I should plan for?  There are too many things to be acquired in the future it seems hard to make a list and add it all up.

Thanks in advance.
Stephen

Life is mostly attitude and timing

Re: Layout power requirements

 

I have a red pilot light mounted in the fascia for each circuit that I can see from the top of the basement stairs. A glance and I know if I haven't turned everything off.

Gordon Spalty