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Re: Westside C-16

Ric Case
 

Mike I laughed but didn’t comment! Lol. Same problem!

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

On Apr 7, 2020, at 1:34 PM, Mike Conder <vulturenest1@...> wrote:


Yeah, yeah, yeah .... making fun of my iPhone’s itty-bitty keyboard (can’t be fat fingers, right?  That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!)

What everybody else said is correct, it’s more about the quality of the trucks and not the actual weight that limits what the loco can do. 

Mike Conder

On Tue, Apr 7, 2020 at 8:46 AM Mark Kasprowicz <marowicz@...> wrote:
Errr....It was a play on words aimed square on at Mike Conder for one of his postings. I know what Bullfrog Snot is though I'm beginning to prefer 'Snit' as in 'have you Snitted today?' or 'Does you aunt know you Snit?'

Mark K

Re: Westside C-16

Mike Conder
 

Yeah, yeah, yeah .... making fun of my iPhone’s itty-bitty keyboard (can’t be fat fingers, right?  That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!)

What everybody else said is correct, it’s more about the quality of the trucks and not the actual weight that limits what the loco can do. 

Mike Conder

On Tue, Apr 7, 2020 at 8:46 AM Mark Kasprowicz <marowicz@...> wrote:
Errr....It was a play on words aimed square on at Mike Conder for one of his postings. I know what Bullfrog Snot is though I'm beginning to prefer 'Snit' as in 'have you Snitted today?' or 'Does you aunt know you Snit?'

Mark K

FS: 2 HOn3 kits; rio grande pile driver OB, and durango press rotary plow

lloyd lehrer
 

1 item: rio grande pile driver OB kit new in very old orig. box, HOn3 gauge. $75 plus shipping. Paypal friends or check.
1 item: durango press rotary plow kit dp-30 new in orig. box, HOn3 gauge.  $75 plus shipping. Paypal friends or check.

lloyd lehrer, MANHATTAN BEACH, CA (310)951-9097

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lloyd lehrer

Re: Westside C-16

Mark Kasprowicz
 

Errr....It was a play on words aimed square on at Mike Conder for one of his postings. I know what Bullfrog Snot is though I'm beginning to prefer 'Snit' as in 'have you Snitted today?' or 'Does you aunt know you Snit?'

Mark K

Re: Westside C-16

Climax@...
 


I think that is Bullfrog Snot not snit.  I'd hate to think what Bullfrog snit is.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Kasprowicz
Sent: Apr 7, 2020 9:17 AM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] Westside C-16

I know a few people have substituted the brass trucks and thereby improved the 'rollability' of brass trucks - I've done it too. I know they're like rocking horse shot (ref Mike Conder) but if you can get some Blackstone trucks they will make a huge difference. Also remember that a coating of Bullfrog Snit (ahem!) can significantly improve the pulling power of brass locos.

Mark K

To the Vulture - sorry mate but it gave me  good laugh. We're all in need of as many of those as we can get!

Re: Westside C-16

Russ Norris
 

Although I run larger brass engines (EBT 2-8-2's) I thought my experience might be helpful.  I can pull the brass EBT business car without difficulty, and I have a couple of brass freight cars that run OK.  But a lot depends on the quality of the trucks.  For example, the brass trucks that originally came with the business car did not roll well.  My trains are generally made of long strings of EBT hoppers from Blackstone, and I can run long trains up a 2% grade without difficulty.  But add a brass passenger car or caboose on the end, and I have to shorten the train.  I believe the problem lies in the trucks.  Replacing conventional or brass trucks with the Blackstone Vulcan trucks solves the problem.

Russ

On Tue, Apr 7, 2020 at 8:46 AM Robert Herrick <rdherrick@...> wrote:
I've refrained from buying brass rolling stock because I am not confident our small brass locomotives can pull them, i.e. I have no practical experience. My eyesight and patience for building kits are not what they used to be and I am eyeing a brass caboose and possibly a brass passenger car. I'll be running very shorts freights and a two-car passenger train behind C-16s and T-12s (both re-motored) respectively, but I still have deep reservations about brass. Your experience and sage advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

Bob Herrick


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

Re: Westside C-16

Ric Case
 

Bob I have found that replacement trucks ( ie Blackstone)helps to decrease the drag coefficient! 
I can pull 6 to 9 cars with a brass coach! 
Main line is around 2 %steady grade! 
I use all black stone C19 during operations.
Just information!

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

On Apr 7, 2020, at 8:46 AM, Robert Herrick <rdherrick@...> wrote:

I've refrained from buying brass rolling stock because I am not confident our small brass locomotives can pull them, i.e. I have no practical experience. My eyesight and patience for building kits are not what they used to be and I am eyeing a brass caboose and possibly a brass passenger car. I'll be running very shorts freights and a two-car passenger train behind C-16s and T-12s (both re-motored) respectively, but I still have deep reservations about brass. Your experience and sage advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

Bob Herrick

Re: Westside C-16

Mick Moignard
 

A Westside C-16 will easily pull half a dozen brass cars, probably more, on the flat, but it will help to deal with any resistance issues in the trucks or replace with better trucks. One coach and a brass caboose will not worry it unless their trucks are truly awful.

Mick

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, so please excuse the typos.

Re: Westside C-16

Mark Kasprowicz
 

I know a few people have substituted the brass trucks and thereby improved the 'rollability' of brass trucks - I've done it too. I know they're like rocking horse shot (ref Mike Conder) but if you can get some Blackstone trucks they will make a huge difference. Also remember that a coating of Bullfrog Snit (ahem!) can significantly improve the pulling power of brass locos.

Mark K

To the Vulture - sorry mate but it gave me  good laugh. We're all in need of as many of those as we can get!

Westside C-16

Robert Herrick
 

I've refrained from buying brass rolling stock because I am not confident our small brass locomotives can pull them, i.e. I have no practical experience. My eyesight and patience for building kits are not what they used to be and I am eyeing a brass caboose and possibly a brass passenger car. I'll be running very shorts freights and a two-car passenger train behind C-16s and T-12s (both re-motored) respectively, but I still have deep reservations about brass. Your experience and sage advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

Bob Herrick

Re: decal help

Mike Conder
 

Oops ... long SHOT, not that other word ... apologies for fat fingers. 

MC

On Mon, Apr 6, 2020 at 2:16 PM Mike Conder <vulturenest1@...> wrote:
Well, you MIGHT try doing a reverse decal. Paint the area where the lettering is, then print a decal all in black with clear letters.  Success with that will depend on the black of the decal vs. the tender.  I’d make the decal as tall as the tender to eliminate horizontal lines, as the vertical lines would be easier to blend with weathering. 

Long shit but may work. 

Mike Conder

On Mon, Apr 6, 2020 at 2:11 PM brian_budeit via groups.io <brian_budeit=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Building an EBT locomotive, the regular h o scale tender lettering is too large.  Thought it would be simple enough to reduce them and print a new set out on decal paper. Two problems. One, my printer doesn't seem to be able to duplicate the yellow-orange color, it come out reddish pink. Two, color aside, it doesn't print out opaque enough to show up over black.  Could use regular yellow or orange, don't think microscaale offers either one. Any help  or suggestions greatly appreciated.

brian b

Re: decal help

Mike Conder
 

Well, you MIGHT try doing a reverse decal. Paint the area where the lettering is, then print a decal all in black with clear letters.  Success with that will depend on the black of the decal vs. the tender.  I’d make the decal as tall as the tender to eliminate horizontal lines, as the vertical lines would be easier to blend with weathering. 

Long shit but may work. 

Mike Conder

On Mon, Apr 6, 2020 at 2:11 PM brian_budeit via groups.io <brian_budeit=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Building an EBT locomotive, the regular h o scale tender lettering is too large.  Thought it would be simple enough to reduce them and print a new set out on decal paper. Two problems. One, my printer doesn't seem to be able to duplicate the yellow-orange color, it come out reddish pink. Two, color aside, it doesn't print out opaque enough to show up over black.  Could use regular yellow or orange, don't think microscaale offers either one. Any help  or suggestions greatly appreciated.

brian b

decal help

brian_budeit
 

Building an EBT locomotive, the regular h o scale tender lettering is too large.  Thought it would be simple enough to reduce them and print a new set out on decal paper. Two problems. One, my printer doesn't seem to be able to duplicate the yellow-orange color, it come out reddish pink. Two, color aside, it doesn't print out opaque enough to show up over black.  Could use regular yellow or orange, don't think microscaale offers either one. Any help  or suggestions greatly appreciated.

brian b

Re: Static Grass

Mike Conder
 

Mich appreciated, nice job. 

Mike Conder

On Sun, Apr 5, 2020, 4:14 PM Steven Haworth <haworth7@...> wrote:
Nice job, and a great write-up too!  Looks great!

- Steve Haworth
RGS history - http://www.rgsrr.info/
Blog - http://rgsrr.blogspot.com/               FB - https://www.facebook.com/stevesrgs/


On Sun, Apr 5, 2020 at 4:42 PM Jeff Young <jeff@...> wrote:
Nice work!



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Joseph Melhorn
 

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Joe Melhorn

Sahuarita, AZ

 

Re: Static Grass

Steven Haworth
 

Nice job, and a great write-up too!  Looks great!

- Steve Haworth
RGS history - http://www.rgsrr.info/
Blog - http://rgsrr.blogspot.com/               FB - https://www.facebook.com/stevesrgs/


On Sun, Apr 5, 2020 at 4:42 PM Jeff Young <jeff@...> wrote:
Nice work!



Re: Static Grass

Jeff Young
 

Nice work!

Re: Static Grass

Mark Rosche
 

👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

Regards,

Mark

Don‘t take life too seriously...no one gets out alive anyway....

On 5. Apr 2020, at 23:17, Craig Linn <drgw346@...> wrote:



Hey Everyone. 


Like everyone I’m sure...I’ve been spending some time on the layout, working a little scenery. 

I’ve done a little write up on the experience. 

https://www.riogranderr.com/ModelRailroading/Construction/Tips-and-Techniques/Static-Grass/

Now time to make trees!  Need a bunch in the corner area before the siding.

Thanks for reading. 

Craig

Static Grass

Craig Linn
 

Hey Everyone. 


Like everyone I’m sure...I’ve been spending some time on the layout, working a little scenery. 

I’ve done a little write up on the experience. 

https://www.riogranderr.com/ModelRailroading/Construction/Tips-and-Techniques/Static-Grass/

Now time to make trees!  Need a bunch in the corner area before the siding.

Thanks for reading. 

Craig

Re: New Splines

kevin b
 

forgot something.....

some times, you need to attach a block of wood to the grid work before you can attach the riser, due to the grid work itself not being at the same angle as the direction of the track.
hope that makes sense.

Kevin.