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 Posted: Sat Aug 13th, 2016 06:22 am
   
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 Posted: Sat Aug 13th, 2016 06:26 am
   
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 Posted: Sat Aug 13th, 2016 09:47 pm
   
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Shock Horror !!   Call the Style Police !!!  Si seen shopping in Wilcos !!!

(for our U.S./Aussie/Kiwi cousins, Wilcos makes Walmart look really smart & up-market; only the great unwashed shop in W's) (& unemployed bass players)(& railway modellers).

Typical UK Police photo of me, must be about 50 years out of date.

Regards,             Michael

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 Posted: Tue Aug 16th, 2016 04:14 am
   
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The underframe building has been a bit of a juggling act !

I wanted the cars I've been building to all look subtly different from one another.
Second-hand, sourced from other railroads, cobbled together from spares in the carshop etc.
( & they pretty much have been !! )

It's all been down to achieving a consistent coupler-height...
...not as easy as it sounds !

With about 4 types of trucks, 3 or 4 different types of wheels, several thicknesses of bolsters & couplers mounted either under or inbetween the main car beams...
...you can see where the juggling has come in to it.

The wheel dia., truck-height & bolster-thickness, all effectively moving the final coupler-height up/down.

They had to 'look right' as well as operate correctly also.

The Gilpin Tram underframe above^ & my freelance disconnect trucks below, have been the 'odd bods', as the other cars have the couplers mounted beneath the frames.



I'm yet to mess with the Tri-ang ore-cars on this score...
...but I'm confident they will work out OK.

:moose:

Si.

With that insanity gone OK...
...I thought I'd take a break & I've been messing with some new PECO 'crazy-track' & some BUILDINGS !! this weekend.
Pix. soon !
Later ...............



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 Posted: Tue Aug 16th, 2016 02:26 pm
   
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Hey Si, Love the name of your layout, looking great. Two foot or smaller, my favorite types of railroading. I'm having the same problem with mismatched cars, may go to chains over a steel pin on my layout.
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 Posted: Tue Aug 16th, 2016 10:35 pm
   
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Si :  I thought the MMMMMRRCo was going to be Link & Pin (about 200 Posts ago) ??

Regards,              Michael

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 Posted: Wed Aug 17th, 2016 07:10 am
   
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" I thought the MMMMMRRCo was going to be Link & Pin (about 200 Posts ago) ?? "

Hi Michael :mex:

About 200 posts ago...
...My psychiatrist threw himself out of a 13th floor window, when I said I'd considered using link-n-pins !!

So knuckles it was !

I already had some Kadee On3 & O-scale couplers here to check out.
I felt that the O-scales looked too big for 1:35 narrow gauge...
...& the On3s looked too small.

Eventually I found a supplier of the San Juan Car Co. 'Evolution' couplers in Blightey...
...& the rest, as they say, is history.

John reassured me that 3/4 size knuckle-couplers were a common thing...
...I had somehow been mislead before into thinking only 11" & then 12" ones had been used in the U.S. ( I'm sure they were on std. gauge & big D&RGW 3ft ).



I am absolutely DELIGHTED with the San Juan 'Evolutions'.
They are the best designed model couplers I've ever seen.
I.M.O totaly perfect for 1:35n2 scale.

They also happen to be a zillion times easier to mount on scratchbuilt cars, than Kadees...
...which you pretty much HAVE to use their draft-box to make work.

The San Juans have a very simple mounting-hole & side springs.
The Kadees have a complex shank & a square-hole, requiring a seperate metal centering-spring and matching draft-box.

I would say the San Juans are gonna be a zillion times easier to fit to locos as well, due to this.

I'm a happy :moose:

Si.



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 Posted: Wed Aug 17th, 2016 03:25 pm
   
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Oh why have you forsaken link & pin couplers? Expiring minds want to know.....


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 Posted: Thu Aug 18th, 2016 10:30 pm
   
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Unexpectedly the Tardis lands in the time of Buster Keaton 'The General' & Lincoln-pins !

" Oh my god Doctor ... it's THEM again ! "


EXTERMINATE !! ... EXTERMINATE !!



" Run for it !!!!! "



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 Posted: Fri Aug 19th, 2016 12:43 am
   
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OMG, UFOs join the RR lands. Now I need to hunt up an old 'valve' I suppose.








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