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 Posted: Tue Dec 19th, 2017 01:15 am
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W C Greene wrote: This thread is very impressive as are the locomotives. This lets me remember the art of Mr. Bill Schopp. That gent did the same type of "mingling and fixing" as Alain. Schopp used available brass locos for his jobs, remember that a brass PFM Shay or Climax, etc. was priced around $50 to $70 then (1960's). I am sure some of you guys remember Mr. Schopp, I know Herbie does!

Oh! I remember reading a 1950s, 1960s, Model Railroader where he scratchbuilt a B&O 0-4-0T C-16 Docksider in the 1/43 flavor of O scale (to make the 5/4 inch gauge track scale out a 56.5 inches)(is that what is also called 17/64ths scale?) and to give that rocking rolling hunting, because of very short wheelbase effect, he drilled one driver with axle hole something like 1/64 or 1/32 off center.

See y'all later, Forrest.
Screw the rivets, I'm building for atmosphere
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