Nice to hear you yet live..never known..knock woodrow..or somat..
I have not been surfing much..how is your railway coming along..did I sniff a move..?..everybody digs yer railway stuff..me too..keep on inspiring us..
Hey ya all..
Nice to be back into this thread..I went through the whole set of posts..old home week..
The date of the building of the trammer is right there..boom..
I went out to Marvin's..Marvin not being there..he has left the building.,.,sadly..he is passed..
I had gotten permission from him to finish the lokey we were working on in the event of his leaving the building..Quonset hut..in this.case....I miss the old duffer..He taught me more about metal working than anybody else..AND...was a good friend..
I used his lathe to machine the wheel I have had cast...a seven spoke 10" tread diametre wheel..fotos today..,I machined the axle inside I.D. to fit a 1 1/4 " rod..Marvin was upping the wheels axles game..toward his end here..
I have four other wheels a fellow made for a movie set..they are not as neat..OR..as well made..kinda out of round..I cored one of those for 1 3/8ths pipe..pipe is not round..etc etc..but these wheels won't fit 1 1/4 " rod ..hole cast too big etc etc..
Fotos of those too..coming..
W C Greene wrote: Howdy Charley...I'm still here. Here's something narrower than 18" gauge. Tis tis..and yer model scenes look great..probably better in person..cool stuff to be able to just sit and look at some wee narrow gauge stuff..
A foto of a light railway gas engine
this used on the flumes and ditches of the Pacific gas and 'lectric Co..mother lode of Cal ya fornicated..