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Curve radius for larger K locos

Mike Chamberlain
 

  With the hold up of the Blackstone K 28 / K 36 I've been thinking of Brass . My layout is designed for the Blackstone models ( 18" curves )  . Looking at many models on Ebay it looks like it should be possible to run the bigger K's with maybe some minor modifications on 18" curves . Has anyone done this or have info of which locos may be able to be modified ?    ......Mike

Re: Corona Virus protection?

Bob Burgoyne
 

Bill,

Thanks for the chuckle! Had to read the message again to see the S@%& reference!

Bob B

On Thursday, March 19, 2020, 11:15:44 AM CDT, Bill Lugg <luggw1@...> wrote:


It will protect you from opening it, I suspect.  It might not even get
delivered based on the vile odor emanating from it.

Bill Lugg


On 3/19/20 9:46 AM, Dusty wrote:
> Just noticed a PSC Short Caboose on Ebay. Shipping comment. Protect it
> from what?
>
> Dusty Burman
>
> HOn3 PSC Short Caboose Kit. New kit still in original packaging. Will
> shit in a Priority Mail small box to help protect it during shipping
>


Re: Corona Virus protection?

Bill Lugg
 

It will protect you from opening it, I suspect.  It might not even get delivered based on the vile odor emanating from it.

Bill Lugg

On 3/19/20 9:46 AM, Dusty wrote:
Just noticed a PSC Short Caboose on Ebay. Shipping comment. Protect it from what?

Dusty Burman

HOn3 PSC Short Caboose Kit. New kit still in original packaging. Will shit in a Priority Mail small box to help protect it during shipping

Corona Virus protection?

Dusty
 

Just noticed a PSC Short Caboose on Ebay. Shipping comment. Protect it from what?

Dusty Burman 

HOn3 PSC Short Caboose Kit. New kit still in original packaging. Will shit in a Priority Mail small box to help protect it during shipping

Re: Remembering Frank Kappler

Brian Kopp
 

Dave and others,
One semi-COTS solution for 24" would require building the frame around these 26" baker's trays. There are many sizes and the plastic or metal ones would slide on wood rails pretty easily I would think.

https://www.amazon.com/New-Star-Foodservice-37227-Commercial/dp/B009L9ZI7Q/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=tray+26+9&qid=1584631453&sr=8-2

BTW on a separate topic, I found a solution for nickel plating those brass wheels so no need to reply to my email from last week......
--
Brian Kopp
Jacksonville, FL

Re: Remembering Frank Kappler

Climax@...
 

I might have found an answer to our search.
I googled up Artist Storage Box and was directed to US Art Supply
They have wood boxes that have 3-5 or 10 drawers that are 14/ 1/4 wide inside, 8 1/2 deep, and the drawers are 1/2" tall. The price is $69.96 with free shipping. I know most of our wood and plastic strips are 12 inches long but I am still looking for a reasonably priced wood cabinet that the draw interior is at least 24 inches wide, and up to an inch deep.
Dave

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Lugg <@luggw1>
Sent: Mar 17, 2020 8:26 PM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] Remembering Frank Kappler

I'm pretty sure my design proposal wouldn't lend itself to laser cutting
the parts too well.  the sides, top and bottom of the cabinet and
drawers are too thick to cut, I think.  As I said before, I have no
experience with laser cutting in this arena, so if we're going this
route someone else is going to need to give me some parameter to design to.

Bill Lugg


On 3/17/20 2:37 PM, Climax@... wrote:
Hummmmmmmmmmm, still trying to figure out that one. I thought someone was going to do a lazar run kit and sell them. Dave


-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Lugg <@luggw1>
Sent: Mar 17, 2020 1:43 PM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] Remembering Frank Kappler

Remember too, they're worth what you paid for them.  :o)

Bill


On 3/17/20 11:31 AM, Climax@... wrote:
By george, I think you have it. When I can I order one and possibly two!
Dave


-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Lugg <@luggw1>
Sent: Mar 17, 2020 12:05 AM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] Remembering Frank Kappler

OK, I've updated the design incorporating the information provided by Al
and the great suggestions by Rick, Dave and others.  The slides are now
part of the drawers and run in grooves in the sides. Clearance is
provided all around and an alternative treatment is offered to rabbet
the slides into the sides of the drawers for added strength.  Knobs are
up to the builder; the one I've specified will work, but I don't really
like it, it's too big.  Dusty and Rick had some good ideas as alternatives.

Everything has been updated at
https://groups.io/g/HOn3/files/Stripwood%20Storage%20Cabinet.

Let me know if there's anything else you'd like to add or change.

Bill Lugg



Re: Kadee N scale couplers.

Ed Tibbetts
 

Thanks Ric.
Ed T.

Re: Kadee N scale couplers.

Ric Case
 

Went to spam found it the other day have everything ready to go try today or tomorrow morning thanks for checking 

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

On Mar 18, 2020, at 9:08 AM, Ed Tibbetts via Groups.Io <tippytib@...> wrote:

Ric, I sent you an email a week ago. Did you get it? Spam filter?
Ed T.
tippytib at verizon dot net

Re: Thoughts?

Robert Bell
 

Being an avid modeler and fan of the White Pass, I like them.  I REALLY like them in the yellow/green.  I think they should NOT change the colors to the red/black as was illustrated a month or two ago.  I want to see them with the plow attached (I can't imagine that they won't have plows).

Rob Bell
Waynesville, NC

Re: Kadee N scale couplers.

Ed Tibbetts
 

Ric, I sent you an email a week ago. Did you get it? Spam filter?
Ed T.
tippytib at verizon dot net

Re: glum days

Dale Buxton
 

Bob, 

I've always enjoyed looking at your HOn3 work. You used to have a lot of great photos up on the old HOn3 list on Yahoo. You have probably built more Kemtron C-16 kits than just about all of us put together, save for maybe Dave Garcia. But, maybe not. I saw one of you Kemtron Silverton Northern models up on E-bay a short while back. I was heartened to see you got good money for it! You just keep doing what you love most. It will help keep you going longer. 

Much Respect,

Dale Buxton  


On Mon, Mar 16, 2020 at 5:56 PM Robert Veefkind via Groups.Io <snookdust=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I missed the first convention in  St. Louis but got most every one after that until 10 years ago. It is  sad fact many of us are over 80 and children and grandchildren are not interested in our hobby. I am frustrated whether to sell my brass collection to get the most money out of it for them or say the hell with it and just enjoy what I have. The virus has a lot of us semi confined but at least I have my hobby.The only bugs in my collection are electrical.

Bob Veefkind

Re: glum days

Mike Conder
 

Nice ...

Mike Conder

On Tue, Mar 17, 2020 at 9:22 PM John Hutnick <johnhutnick@...> wrote:
In response to the interest in SN#34, attached is a photo of one that I made in On3 using a Balboa C-21.  I wanted a model that generally looked like the prototype.  The engine needed a smokebox extension which I machined from brass.  34 used a flared top tender.  I found a body from a C-18.

Re: glum days

John Hutnick
 

In response to the interest in SN#34, attached is a photo of one that I made in On3 using a Balboa C-21.  I wanted a model that generally looked like the prototype.  The engine needed a smokebox extension which I machined from brass.  34 used a flared top tender.  I found a body from a C-18.

Thoughts?

TED
 

The new narrow-gauge locomotives were difficult to procure. They should start arriving in Skagway next month. ( White Pass & Yukon Route Railway)
"The corridor itself, for the last several years, we have upgraded the roadbeds, the ties, the rails, the bridges — so our infrastructure is more than adequate for these heavier locomotives."
The new engines are not cheap, coming in at around at $2.5 million each.
The new locomotives should start arriving in Skagway next month.
It's uncertain how many riders the White Pass & Yukon Route may see this summer though. Skagway is bracing for a bad tourist season because of COVID-19 and cancelled cruises.

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Re: Remembering Frank Kappler

Bill Lugg
 

I'm pretty sure my design proposal wouldn't lend itself to laser cutting the parts too well.  the sides, top and bottom of the cabinet and drawers are too thick to cut, I think.  As I said before, I have no experience with laser cutting in this arena, so if we're going this route someone else is going to need to give me some parameter to design to.

Bill Lugg

On 3/17/20 2:37 PM, Climax@... wrote:
Hummmmmmmmmmm, still trying to figure out that one. I thought someone was going to do a lazar run kit and sell them. Dave


-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Lugg <@luggw1>
Sent: Mar 17, 2020 1:43 PM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] Remembering Frank Kappler

Remember too, they're worth what you paid for them.  :o)

Bill


On 3/17/20 11:31 AM, Climax@... wrote:
By george, I think you have it. When I can I order one and possibly two!
Dave


-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Lugg <@luggw1>
Sent: Mar 17, 2020 12:05 AM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] Remembering Frank Kappler

OK, I've updated the design incorporating the information provided by Al
and the great suggestions by Rick, Dave and others.  The slides are now
part of the drawers and run in grooves in the sides. Clearance is
provided all around and an alternative treatment is offered to rabbet
the slides into the sides of the drawers for added strength.  Knobs are
up to the builder; the one I've specified will work, but I don't really
like it, it's too big.  Dusty and Rick had some good ideas as alternatives.

Everything has been updated at
https://groups.io/g/HOn3/files/Stripwood%20Storage%20Cabinet.

Let me know if there's anything else you'd like to add or change.

Bill Lugg


Re: Remembering Frank Kappler

rick@...
 

Mike,

That's another way to do it. Just a shell with a drawer inside. Difference is the drawer has a bottom and the cube shell has another bottom. Just looking for the least material needed with the runners/slides/guides and to match the original somewhat.

The original actually had added pieces between the drawers on the sides that made the grooves for the runners/slides/guides to slide in.

So many ways to do it. If you had a more substantial bottom on the drawer you could extend the bottom wider to create the runners and just do  bottom+runners all in one piece.

Had a lot of those drawer file cabinets, with 36 x 48" capacity myself. Mine were Oak and I made a light table to go on top of them. Still have the light table part (somewhere).

Rick

We have no issues with opening or closing the drawers, so not sure if slides or rabbets are needed if you have a divider between each drawer.

Re: Remembering Frank Kappler

Mike Conder
 

We have a couple of 3-drawer "cubes" from Ikea, roughly 12"x12"x12".  The drawers have no slides as each drawer "compartment" has a floor.  All made from 1/4" plywood, probably birch, which I sprary painted with enamel.  My wife has one for letters etc, I I have one to store sheet plastic and decals.

We have no issues with opening or closing the drawers, so not sure if slides or rabbets are needed if you have a divider between each drawer. 

When I worked in an old engineering department, we had drawers to handle linen 36"x24" drawings, about 2" deep.  These cabinets were built the same way but of oak and we had no problems opening them ... and they carried 40-50 pounds of linen drawings.

Mike Conder 

On Tue, Mar 17, 2020 at 3:38 PM <rick@...> wrote:
Looks like even a 1/2" offset is plenty.

Rick



Re: Remembering Frank Kappler

rick@...
 

Looks like even a 1/2" offset is plenty.

Rick

Re: Remembering Frank Kappler

rick@...
 

That's what the wax on the slides is for and a 1" offset isn't that much off of center. Modelers that use a lot of scale lumber probably can come up with their own unique solution. Still like the screw for a pull on yours though. Simple is best.

Rick

The problem with offsetting the pulls, is that with the tight tolerances between the slides and glides is that the drawer can easily bind if not pulled straight out.

Re: Remembering Frank Kappler

asandrini
 

The problem with offsetting the pulls, is that with the tight tolerances between the slides and glides is that the drawer can easily bind if not pulled straight out.

Al



Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S7, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: Bill Lugg <luggw1@...>
Date: 3/17/20 10:43 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] Remembering Frank Kappler

Remember too, they're worth what you paid for them.  :o)

Bill


On 3/17/20 11:31 AM, Climax@... wrote:
> By george, I think you have it.  When I can I order one and possibly two!
> Dave
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Bill Lugg <luggw1@...>
>> Sent: Mar 17, 2020 12:05 AM
>> To: HOn3@groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [HOn3] Remembering Frank Kappler
>>
>> OK, I've updated the design incorporating the information provided by Al
>> and the great suggestions by Rick, Dave and others.  The slides are now
>> part of the drawers and run in grooves in the sides. Clearance is
>> provided all around and an alternative treatment is offered to rabbet
>> the slides into the sides of the drawers for added strength.  Knobs are
>> up to the builder; the one I've specified will work, but I don't really
>> like it, it's too big.  Dusty and Rick had some good ideas as alternatives.
>>
>> Everything has been updated at
>> https://groups.io/g/HOn3/files/Stripwood%20Storage%20Cabinet.
>>
>> Let me know if there's anything else you'd like to add or change.
>>
>> Bill Lugg
>>
>>
>>
>
>