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Re: 0-6-0 yard switcher

Nigel Phillips
 

RIc,

There are, but not as far as i can see with sloped tenders. Needs to be a Baldwin or close as well. The PSC one is close enough. Hen's teeth though.

Nigel


On Sunday, October 17, 2021, Ric Case <ebtmodeler@...> wrote:
There are quite a few brass offerings! 

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

On Oct 17, 2021, at 2:45 PM, John Stutz <john.stutz@...> wrote:


Nigel

Model Die Casting did an SP (?) 0-6-0 yard switcher with sloped-back tender.   This was a 1950's model, all in die-cast zinc alloy.  Kemtron offered brass piston valve cylinders and working(?) outside Walscharts valve gear to update the original slide valve cylinders and Stephenson gear.  I think these are still n the PSC catalogue, along with other parts. 

If this suits your needs, I have most of a part-built kit on the shelves.

John Stutz
On October 17, 2021 10:46 AM Nigel Phillips <nigelp18000@...> wrote:


I need some help here. I have been looking for an 0-6-0 yard switcher with sloped-back tender. Was such a model ever made? 

Nigel


Re: 0-6-0 yard switcher

Climax@...
 

Nigel

I have one that is super detailed, painted and weathered and looks as good as any brass model.  It is nu,bered 12 but no lettering.  It is the cast metal tender.  If you are intested  emial me at Climax@...

DAve

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I need some help here. I have been looking for an 0-6-0 yard switcher with sloped-back tender. Was such a model ever made? 

Nigel

 


Re: 0-6-0 yard switcher

Ric Case
 

There are quite a few brass offerings! 

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

On Oct 17, 2021, at 2:45 PM, John Stutz <john.stutz@...> wrote:


Nigel

Model Die Casting did an SP (?) 0-6-0 yard switcher with sloped-back tender.   This was a 1950's model, all in die-cast zinc alloy.  Kemtron offered brass piston valve cylinders and working(?) outside Walscharts valve gear to update the original slide valve cylinders and Stephenson gear.  I think these are still n the PSC catalogue, along with other parts. 

If this suits your needs, I have most of a part-built kit on the shelves.

John Stutz
On October 17, 2021 10:46 AM Nigel Phillips <nigelp18000@...> wrote:


I need some help here. I have been looking for an 0-6-0 yard switcher with sloped-back tender. Was such a model ever made? 

Nigel


Re: 0-6-0 yard switcher

John Stutz
 

Nigel

Model Die Casting did an SP (?) 0-6-0 yard switcher with sloped-back tender.   This was a 1950's model, all in die-cast zinc alloy.  Kemtron offered brass piston valve cylinders and working(?) outside Walscharts valve gear to update the original slide valve cylinders and Stephenson gear.  I think these are still n the PSC catalogue, along with other parts. 

If this suits your needs, I have most of a part-built kit on the shelves.

John Stutz

On October 17, 2021 10:46 AM Nigel Phillips <nigelp18000@...> wrote:


I need some help here. I have been looking for an 0-6-0 yard switcher with sloped-back tender. Was such a model ever made? 

Nigel


Re: ME rail

Nigel Phillips
 

Sounds like exposure to sulfur or sulfides. 

Nigel


On Sunday, October 17, 2021, kevin b via groups.io <arcatruck13=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

by any chance, do you, or someone in your household smoke?
Kevin.


Thanks for your replies,, I am using ME flex, some standard gauge, some narrow gauge, some dual gauge, some weathered most not, none of the track is glued down, all is nailed to blue foam.
By tarnishing I mean the rail is going dark brown to black, but only the ME track not the Peco.

Alan


Re: 0-6-0 yard switcher

 

Nigel,

 

Roundhouse (MDC) had one.  Mantua may have had one.

 

Bruce Dunlevy

 

From: HOn3@groups.io <HOn3@groups.io> On Behalf Of Nigel Phillips
Sent: Sunday, October 17, 2021 12:47 PM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: [HOn3] 0-6-0 yard switcher

 

I need some help here. I have been looking for an 0-6-0 yard switcher with sloped-back tender. Was such a model ever made? 

Nigel


0-6-0 yard switcher

Nigel Phillips
 

I need some help here. I have been looking for an 0-6-0 yard switcher with sloped-back tender. Was such a model ever made? 

Nigel


Re: ME rail

kevin b
 


by any chance, do you, or someone in your household smoke?
Kevin.


Thanks for your replies,, I am using ME flex, some standard gauge, some narrow gauge, some dual gauge, some weathered most not, none of the track is glued down, all is nailed to blue foam.
By tarnishing I mean the rail is going dark brown to black, but only the ME track not the Peco.

Alan


Re: ME rail

Eric Schrowang
 

Very odd, I have 2 bundles of ME code 70 rail that has been around for quite a number of years and has not tarnished.

Eric

On Sat, Oct 16, 2021, 11:16 PM Jim Marlett <jmarlett@...> wrote:
Bizarre. I’ve never had that experience.

On Oct 16, 2021, at 7:22 PM, alsands@... wrote:

Thanks for your replies,, I am using ME flex, some standard gauge, some narrow gauge, some dual gauge, some weathered most not, none of the track is glued down, all is nailed to blue foam.
By tarnishing I mean the rail is going dark brown to black, but only the ME track not the Peco.

Alan


Re: ME rail

Jim Marlett
 

Bizarre. I’ve never had that experience.

Jim Marlett
http://flatheaddrag.com/
http://jimmarlett.zenfolio.com/


On Oct 16, 2021, at 7:22 PM, alsands@... wrote:

Thanks for your replies,, I am using ME flex, some standard gauge, some narrow gauge, some dual gauge, some weathered most not, none of the track is glued down, all is nailed to blue foam.
By tarnishing I mean the rail is going dark brown to black, but only the ME track not the Peco.

Alan


Re: Hand laying track

Andrew Thompson
 

If you want to include tie plates with your hand laid track, you might want to check the Proto 87 website.  Tie plates are at http://www.proto87.com/product1907.html.  I haven't used them yet, but am considering them for a future project.

Andy
THE PROTO:87 SIG AND HO STORES 1996 to 2021 Engineering better products. Est. 1996. 25 Years of the Most Advanced Engineering Parts and Systems for Working Scale Models and Scale Track.
www.proto87.com


Re: ME rail

alsands@...
 

Thanks for your replies,, I am using ME flex, some standard gauge, some narrow gauge, some dual gauge, some weathered most not, none of the track is glued down, all is nailed to blue foam.
By tarnishing I mean the rail is going dark brown to black, but only the ME track not the Peco.

Alan


Re: ME rail

Dale Buxton <dbtuathaddana@...>
 

You should be using a product that is made "down-under" called "INOX". It's an electrical conductive lubricant that if used as directed creates an oxidation barrier on your ME Nickel-Silver rail.

Dale Buxton 

On Sat, Oct 16, 2021 at 2:21 AM <alsands@...> wrote:
Hi all, I am having trouble with my ME rail tarnishing, the Peco rail stays clean, we live in a relatively hot part of Australia (Perth) but we don't suffer with humidity.
The rail will tarnish within a couple of weeks.
Any hints would help.
Thanks
Alan Sandsrule


Re: Telluride

Seb J
 

Jeff,

Yes this is Telluride, with a few changes from how it really was in my 1941 time frame. I wanted to keep a small engine house for operations and fun, and had to swap a couple of switches to get enough length for the curves in and out of the team track north of the depot.

Also had to bend the mainline 90 degrees to the right to go along my wall, thus the sidings east of the depot are a bit modified also, but will serve the same industries.

The temporary second hand backdrops are a good upgrade from the flowers wallpaper also 😄

Nice job on the code 40. I might do that for the engine house tracks. They are temporary for now until I decide what to do.
I was disappointed with the ME code 40 flextrack I had bought for those. The ties are much shorter than on their cd55 track. The look is not really great...






Le jeu. 14 oct. 2021 à 00:48, Jeff Reynolds <jefe4x4@...> a écrit :
Seb, It looks like Telluride to me. That's code 40 on the house trk @ Telluride.

--
Cordialement

Sébastien Jubault
Vice-Président
AECFM - Chemin de Fer de Rillé
www.aecfm.fr


Re: ME rail

Jim Marlett
 

I’m not sure what you mean by tarnish. Are you having troubles with conducting electricity from rail to wheel?

Jim Marlett
http://flatheaddrag.com/
http://jimmarlett.zenfolio.com/


On Oct 16, 2021, at 3:21 AM, alsands@... wrote:

Hi all, I am having trouble with my ME rail tarnishing, the Peco rail stays clean, we live in a relatively hot part of Australia (Perth) but we don't suffer with humidity.
The rail will tarnish within a couple of weeks.
Any hints would help.
Thanks
Alan Sandsrule


Re: Hand laying track

Mike Van Hove
 

I won’t be using Switch machines, all will be controlled with Caboose Industries Ground Throws, and Tam Valley Electrical gizmos. (KISS)

I have no plans for deep scenery so the modules will be only 3” deep. 1/2” homesote 1-1/2” pink foam and 1” open on the bottom for the wiring and foam support bracing.

Should be very light weight. I plan on installing the modules and that’s that. No plans to haul them around to shows. Maybe no scenery, who knows?

I do have a lot of structures already built so I may set them on the layout, just for fun.

The main idea is to run my 3 Blackstone engines and my 1 Westside T-12, and do some switching. That’s all.

Thanks for all your advice

Mike Van Hove


Re: ME rail

Nigel Phillips
 

Hi Alan,

When you say tarnishing is this a yellowing? Are you referring to unlaid track or laid track? If laid did you use PVA glue? If so was the PVA low acidity? If yes to the last it's probably due to acetic acid vapor being released from the PVA.

Nickel silver usually has a slight yellow tint to it due to normal oxidation (it's a brass alloy that does not contain silver). It gets yellower with time if not cleaned. Different track manufacturers use different alloy mixes. I have some old (probably 30 years) flex track unused that is now quite yellow.

Nigel


On Sat, Oct 16, 2021 at 4:21 AM <alsands@...> wrote:
Hi all, I am having trouble with my ME rail tarnishing, the Peco rail stays clean, we live in a relatively hot part of Australia (Perth) but we don't suffer with humidity.
The rail will tarnish within a couple of weeks.
Any hints would help.
Thanks
Alan Sandsrule


ME rail

alsands@...
 

Hi all, I am having trouble with my ME rail tarnishing, the Peco rail stays clean, we live in a relatively hot part of Australia (Perth) but we don't suffer with humidity.
The rail will tarnish within a couple of weeks.
Any hints would help.
Thanks
Alan Sandsrule


Re: Hand laying track

Rio Grande
 

I guess I'll paint the rail before I lay it. Thank you for the feedback.


Re: Hand laying track

Jim Marlett
 

I suggest that you not apply rail weathering solution to rail that is already in place. I discovered the hard way that it keeps working unless it can be completely removed. It rusts the spikes and leaves a white residue on ties and ballast eventually.


On Oct 15, 2021, at 8:20 PM, threefootmodels via groups.io <threefootmodels@...> wrote:

I wasnt really expecting this topic to take off like it did but every post is informative for me and I appreciate the responses. For now my concern is loosing spike and tie plate detail from the flex track. If some one of you could post some close up pics of your track work I'd love to see it, but deffinetly for now I am going to lay a turnout and some track to see how it goes. 

Have any of you guys used ME rail weathering solution? does it work in solder joints? 

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