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Re: Screw Size

LARRY KLOSE
 

Along with many others, I use a short piece of shrink wrap or vinyl tubing on the end of the pin to keep the drawbar on. It allows separation when necessary but avoids undesired splits. Why make it permanent if there’s components that need servicing in the tender?

Larry

Larry Klose


Re: Screw Size

Russ Norris
 

I've been soldering a washer to the end of the tender post for years.  Just takes a few seconds and about the same if you need to separate locomotive and tender. 

Russ

On Mon, Aug 31, 2020, 7:32 AM Dale Buxton <dbtuathaddana@...> wrote:
Sure Bruce, I''l do that tomorrow. This can be as simple or as complicated as you want. On the simple end, I just ream out a # 1 or # 2 machined brass washer until it slips over the end of the drawbar post and then I solder it in place. 

  Then, sometimes I opt to lathe up a new post out of brass rod and thread it to 2mm and the other end has simply got a head like a flathead screw, I slot the head with a jewelers saw.   

You can get the washers from Micro Mark of course in a package of 25 or you can go to J. I. Morris and get them in packages in multiples of 10s. I have found in the long run that it is far more economical to buy these from Morris. It seems like I always need more than 25. Either way you're still getting the Morris product. 

I'll get on that photo tomorrow.

Dale Buxton

On Sun, Aug 30, 2020 at 6:14 AM Bruce <in2trains@...> wrote:
Dale,

How about sharing a photo or two of your modified post.  Sounds like something I might want to do.

And again, thanks for sharing.

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

On Sat, Aug 29, 2020, 11:20 PM Dale Buxton <dbtuathaddana@...> wrote:
Bruce, Disregard my first post. It's a 2mm thread. Sorry about that. I went looking to see if I had any that might work for you and I discovered my mistake. I have a bunch of Wastside C-16 drawbar posts but, those are too short for your needs. I have been replacing my drawbar posts with home made shouldered screws for some years now so that I don't have to frustratingly fiddle with the drawbar coming undone when a tender goes off the rails.

I would check with NWSL as well as Greenway for these.

Dale Buxton

On Sat, Aug 29, 2020 at 9:00 PM Dale Buxton via groups.io <dbtuathaddana=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Bruce, the draw bar post on these is 1.7mm thread. This thread size was pretty standard on Japanese made brass. Only the post length varied. Korea followed this same practice. Greenway Products probably has something you can use that will work.


Dale Buxton 

On Sat, Aug 29, 2020 at 2:37 PM Bruce <in2trains@...> wrote:
I just purchased a HON3 BRASS WMC WESTSIDE D&RGW 2-8-2 K-27 - SLIDE VALVE at an estate sale.  Looks to be in very good condition.  However, it is missing the drawbar post that screws into the bottom front of the tender.
I assume it uses a metric thread.  Does anyone know the screw thread used for this post?  Or have one I could buy?


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


Re: Screw Size

Dale Buxton
 

Sure Bruce, I''l do that tomorrow. This can be as simple or as complicated as you want. On the simple end, I just ream out a # 1 or # 2 machined brass washer until it slips over the end of the drawbar post and then I solder it in place. 

  Then, sometimes I opt to lathe up a new post out of brass rod and thread it to 2mm and the other end has simply got a head like a flathead screw, I slot the head with a jewelers saw.   

You can get the washers from Micro Mark of course in a package of 25 or you can go to J. I. Morris and get them in packages in multiples of 10s. I have found in the long run that it is far more economical to buy these from Morris. It seems like I always need more than 25. Either way you're still getting the Morris product. 

I'll get on that photo tomorrow.

Dale Buxton

On Sun, Aug 30, 2020 at 6:14 AM Bruce <in2trains@...> wrote:
Dale,

How about sharing a photo or two of your modified post.  Sounds like something I might want to do.

And again, thanks for sharing.

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

On Sat, Aug 29, 2020, 11:20 PM Dale Buxton <dbtuathaddana@...> wrote:
Bruce, Disregard my first post. It's a 2mm thread. Sorry about that. I went looking to see if I had any that might work for you and I discovered my mistake. I have a bunch of Wastside C-16 drawbar posts but, those are too short for your needs. I have been replacing my drawbar posts with home made shouldered screws for some years now so that I don't have to frustratingly fiddle with the drawbar coming undone when a tender goes off the rails.

I would check with NWSL as well as Greenway for these.

Dale Buxton

On Sat, Aug 29, 2020 at 9:00 PM Dale Buxton via groups.io <dbtuathaddana=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Bruce, the draw bar post on these is 1.7mm thread. This thread size was pretty standard on Japanese made brass. Only the post length varied. Korea followed this same practice. Greenway Products probably has something you can use that will work.


Dale Buxton 

On Sat, Aug 29, 2020 at 2:37 PM Bruce <in2trains@...> wrote:
I just purchased a HON3 BRASS WMC WESTSIDE D&RGW 2-8-2 K-27 - SLIDE VALVE at an estate sale.  Looks to be in very good condition.  However, it is missing the drawbar post that screws into the bottom front of the tender.
I assume it uses a metric thread.  Does anyone know the screw thread used for this post?  Or have one I could buy?


Westside brass K37

Graham Hodges
 

Long shot I know but I'm after a (cheap) Westside K37 to keep my other 4 running.  Superstructure condition not important and don't even need a tender.  I'm in Australia, can pay by PayPal.  Please reply off group

Graham Hodges,
Cairns, Australia


Re: Grandt C & S Bettendorf vs Micro Trains

Ric Case
 

Dusty : Ihave done both! Just depends on how much you need to remove!
Careful with the bolster as you may get wheel of truck to frame interference!
The brake shoes are also a problem with drag on some trucks! 
I have taken the brake shoes off of most of the fifty plus pair I am using! 
Just my view !

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

On Aug 30, 2020, at 6:31 PM, Dusty <dustburm@q.com> wrote:

It appears the Micro Trains bettendorf truck bolsters sit about .020 higher than the Grandt trucks. Any opinion on removing material from the MT bolster or the car bolster or something else entirely.

Any experience?

Dusty Burman
623 261-8707


Grandt C & S Bettendorf vs Micro Trains

Dusty
 

It appears the Micro Trains bettendorf truck bolsters sit about .020 higher than the Grandt trucks. Any opinion on removing material from the MT bolster or the car bolster or something else entirely.

Any experience?

Dusty Burman
623 261-8707


Re: Screw Size

Bruce
 

Dale,

How about sharing a photo or two of your modified post.  Sounds like something I might want to do.

And again, thanks for sharing.

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


On Sat, Aug 29, 2020, 11:20 PM Dale Buxton <dbtuathaddana@...> wrote:
Bruce, Disregard my first post. It's a 2mm thread. Sorry about that. I went looking to see if I had any that might work for you and I discovered my mistake. I have a bunch of Wastside C-16 drawbar posts but, those are too short for your needs. I have been replacing my drawbar posts with home made shouldered screws for some years now so that I don't have to frustratingly fiddle with the drawbar coming undone when a tender goes off the rails.

I would check with NWSL as well as Greenway for these.

Dale Buxton

On Sat, Aug 29, 2020 at 9:00 PM Dale Buxton via groups.io <dbtuathaddana=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Bruce, the draw bar post on these is 1.7mm thread. This thread size was pretty standard on Japanese made brass. Only the post length varied. Korea followed this same practice. Greenway Products probably has something you can use that will work.


Dale Buxton 

On Sat, Aug 29, 2020 at 2:37 PM Bruce <in2trains@...> wrote:
I just purchased a HON3 BRASS WMC WESTSIDE D&RGW 2-8-2 K-27 - SLIDE VALVE at an estate sale.  Looks to be in very good condition.  However, it is missing the drawbar post that screws into the bottom front of the tender.
I assume it uses a metric thread.  Does anyone know the screw thread used for this post?  Or have one I could buy?


Re: Screw Size

Bruce
 

Ric,

It would be great if you could mail it to me.

Thanks.

And much thanks to the others who responded.

With cinders in your eyes,
Bruce Bowie
19 Dayton Ave
Huron, Ohio 44839
419-602-3584
in2trains@...


On Sun, Aug 30, 2020, 12:48 AM Ric Case <ebtmodeler@...> wrote:
I have one in my parts drawer let me know if you want it! 

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

On Aug 29, 2020, at 4:37 PM, Bruce <in2trains@...> wrote:


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I just purchased a HON3 BRASS WMC WESTSIDE D&RGW 2-8-2 K-27 - SLIDE VALVE at an estate sale.  Looks to be in very good condition.  However, it is missing the drawbar post that screws into the bottom front of the tender.
I assume it uses a metric thread.  Does anyone know the screw thread used for this post?  Or have one I could buy?


Re: Screw Size

Ric Case
 

I have one in my parts drawer let me know if you want it! 

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

On Aug 29, 2020, at 4:37 PM, Bruce <in2trains@...> wrote:


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I just purchased a HON3 BRASS WMC WESTSIDE D&RGW 2-8-2 K-27 - SLIDE VALVE at an estate sale.  Looks to be in very good condition.  However, it is missing the drawbar post that screws into the bottom front of the tender.
I assume it uses a metric thread.  Does anyone know the screw thread used for this post?  Or have one I could buy?


Re: Screw Size

waynecohen49@...
 

American Scale Models (americanscalemodels.com) has them;
parts 9167 or 9167-2, depending on length.  You probably need the shorter one.



On Sat, Aug 29, 2020 at 8:23 PM <Climax@...> wrote:
Get a long 2mm screw and put a tube on it.

-----Original Message-----


From: Dale Buxton


Sent: Aug 29, 2020 11:19 PM


To: HOn3@groups.io


Subject: Re: [HOn3] Screw Size





Bruce, Disregard my first post. It's a 2mm thread. Sorry about that. I went looking to see if I had any that might work for you and I discovered my mistake. I have a bunch of Wastside C-16 drawbar posts but, those are too short for your needs. I have been replacing my drawbar posts with home made shouldered screws for some years now so that I don't have to frustratingly fiddle with the drawbar coming undone when a tender goes off the rails.

I would check with NWSL as well as Greenway for these.

Dale Buxton

On Sat, Aug 29, 2020 at 9:00 PM Dale Buxton via groups.io <dbtuathaddana=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Bruce, the draw bar post on these is 1.7mm thread. This thread size was pretty standard on Japanese made brass. Only the post length varied. Korea followed this same practice. Greenway Products probably has something you can use that will work.


Dale Buxton 

On Sat, Aug 29, 2020 at 2:37 PM Bruce <in2trains@...> wrote:
I just purchased a HON3 BRASS WMC WESTSIDE D&RGW 2-8-2 K-27 - SLIDE VALVE at an estate sale.  Looks to be in very good condition.  However, it is missing the drawbar post that screws into the bottom front of the tender.
I assume it uses a metric thread.  Does anyone know the screw thread used for this post?  Or have one I could buy?































--
Wayne Cohen


Re: Screw Size

Climax@...
 

Get a long 2mm screw and put a tube on it.

-----Original Message-----
From: Dale Buxton
Sent: Aug 29, 2020 11:19 PM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] Screw Size

Bruce, Disregard my first post. It's a 2mm thread. Sorry about that. I went looking to see if I had any that might work for you and I discovered my mistake. I have a bunch of Wastside C-16 drawbar posts but, those are too short for your needs. I have been replacing my drawbar posts with home made shouldered screws for some years now so that I don't have to frustratingly fiddle with the drawbar coming undone when a tender goes off the rails.

I would check with NWSL as well as Greenway for these.

Dale Buxton

On Sat, Aug 29, 2020 at 9:00 PM Dale Buxton via groups.io <dbtuathaddana=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Bruce, the draw bar post on these is 1.7mm thread. This thread size was pretty standard on Japanese made brass. Only the post length varied. Korea followed this same practice. Greenway Products probably has something you can use that will work.


Dale Buxton 

On Sat, Aug 29, 2020 at 2:37 PM Bruce <in2trains@...> wrote:
I just purchased a HON3 BRASS WMC WESTSIDE D&RGW 2-8-2 K-27 - SLIDE VALVE at an estate sale.  Looks to be in very good condition.  However, it is missing the drawbar post that screws into the bottom front of the tender.
I assume it uses a metric thread.  Does anyone know the screw thread used for this post?  Or have one I could buy?


Re: Screw Size

Dale Buxton
 

Bruce, Disregard my first post. It's a 2mm thread. Sorry about that. I went looking to see if I had any that might work for you and I discovered my mistake. I have a bunch of Wastside C-16 drawbar posts but, those are too short for your needs. I have been replacing my drawbar posts with home made shouldered screws for some years now so that I don't have to frustratingly fiddle with the drawbar coming undone when a tender goes off the rails.

I would check with NWSL as well as Greenway for these.

Dale Buxton

On Sat, Aug 29, 2020 at 9:00 PM Dale Buxton via groups.io <dbtuathaddana=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Bruce, the draw bar post on these is 1.7mm thread. This thread size was pretty standard on Japanese made brass. Only the post length varied. Korea followed this same practice. Greenway Products probably has something you can use that will work.


Dale Buxton 

On Sat, Aug 29, 2020 at 2:37 PM Bruce <in2trains@...> wrote:
I just purchased a HON3 BRASS WMC WESTSIDE D&RGW 2-8-2 K-27 - SLIDE VALVE at an estate sale.  Looks to be in very good condition.  However, it is missing the drawbar post that screws into the bottom front of the tender.
I assume it uses a metric thread.  Does anyone know the screw thread used for this post?  Or have one I could buy?


Re: Screw Size

Dale Buxton
 

Bruce, the draw bar post on these is 1.7mm thread. This thread size was pretty standard on Japanese made brass. Only the post length varied. Korea followed this same practice. Greenway Products probably has something you can use that will work.


Dale Buxton 


On Sat, Aug 29, 2020 at 2:37 PM Bruce <in2trains@...> wrote:
I just purchased a HON3 BRASS WMC WESTSIDE D&RGW 2-8-2 K-27 - SLIDE VALVE at an estate sale.  Looks to be in very good condition.  However, it is missing the drawbar post that screws into the bottom front of the tender.
I assume it uses a metric thread.  Does anyone know the screw thread used for this post?  Or have one I could buy?


Re: Wanted : Dual Gauge Switches (Turnouts)

Ric Case
 

Ed if you don’t find them let me know! I just picked up a bunch from an estate sale!! I don’t have a full inventory but there are quite a few in the box!

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

On Aug 29, 2020, at 7:14 PM, "Climax@..." <Climax@... wrote:



Ed, I may have what your looking for, I just have to dig them out.  Hopefully they are still in good condition, code 70.
Dave  
-----Original Message-----
From: Earl Knoob
Sent: Aug 29, 2020 6:36 PM
To: "HOn3@groups.io"
Subject: [HOn3] Wanted : Dual Gauge Switches (Turnouts)

After 32 years of armchair model railroading (replaced by 41 years of full-size railroading) I finally have the magic trifecta:
Time, Money & Space to build a model railroad again......

I am in need of 2 Shinohara HO/HOn3 code 70 Dual Gauge switches. One left hand and One right hand.  The left-hand switch must have the common rail on the left, SG only rail on the right .  We used to call this a "1011 or 1-11".  The right-hand switch must have the common rail on the right, SG only rail on the left,  or a 1101 or 11-1 set up.

Any and all leads would be appreciated.


Re: Wanted : Dual Gauge Switches (Turnouts)

Climax@...
 


Ed, I may have what your looking for, I just have to dig them out.  Hopefully they are still in good condition, code 70.
Dave  

-----Original Message-----
From: Earl Knoob
Sent: Aug 29, 2020 6:36 PM
To: "HOn3@groups.io"
Subject: [HOn3] Wanted : Dual Gauge Switches (Turnouts)

After 32 years of armchair model railroading (replaced by 41 years of full-size railroading) I finally have the magic trifecta:
Time, Money & Space to build a model railroad again......

I am in need of 2 Shinohara HO/HOn3 code 70 Dual Gauge switches. One left hand and One right hand.  The left-hand switch must have the common rail on the left, SG only rail on the right .  We used to call this a "1011 or 1-11".  The right-hand switch must have the common rail on the right, SG only rail on the left,  or a 1101 or 11-1 set up.

Any and all leads would be appreciated.


Re: Blackstone for sale Batch 1

Mark Lewis
 

Chris, 

Too late for me. 😥
Thanks for the offer.

Mark Lewis 

On Sat, Aug 29, 2020, 6:15 PM claneon30 <chrislaneon30@...> wrote:
All locomotives have been sold, thank you.


Wanted : Dual Gauge Switches (Turnouts)

Earl Knoob
 

After 32 years of armchair model railroading (replaced by 41 years of full-size railroading) I finally have the magic trifecta:
Time, Money & Space to build a model railroad again......

I am in need of 2 Shinohara HO/HOn3 code 70 Dual Gauge switches. One left hand and One right hand.  The left-hand switch must have the common rail on the left, SG only rail on the right .  We used to call this a "1011 or 1-11".  The right-hand switch must have the common rail on the right, SG only rail on the left,  or a 1101 or 11-1 set up.

Any and all leads would be appreciated.


Re: Blackstone for sale Batch 1

claneon30
 

All locomotives have been sold, thank you.


Re: Scr

Ric Case
 

Bruce I have an assortment in the work area 

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

On Aug 29, 2020, at 4:37 PM, Bruce <in2trains@...> wrote:


<20200829_163317.jpg>
<20200829_163404.jpg>
I just purchased a HON3 BRASS WMC WESTSIDE D&RGW 2-8-2 K-27 - SLIDE VALVE at an estate sale.  Looks to be in very good condition.  However, it is missing the drawbar post that screws into the bottom front of the tender.
I assume it uses a metric thread.  Does anyone know the screw thread used for this post?  Or have one I could buy?


Screw Size

Bruce
 

I just purchased a HON3 BRASS WMC WESTSIDE D&RGW 2-8-2 K-27 - SLIDE VALVE at an estate sale.  Looks to be in very good condition.  However, it is missing the drawbar post that screws into the bottom front of the tender.
I assume it uses a metric thread.  Does anyone know the screw thread used for this post?  Or have one I could buy?

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