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16  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Train Sets, and waxing poetic on: April 07, 2017, 03:58:38 PM


   My first train set, my Dad made an SW switcher and Caboose from Plywood and 2x4 along with 6 Sardine
 Gondola's with hook and eye couplers. Wish I still had it!

 
   Ken C
    GWN
17  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: ho scale excursion cars on: March 21, 2017, 10:25:59 PM

  Excursion cars  HO listed in catalog & online store

  17443
  17442
  17447
  17448
  17449
  17435
  16602
18  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Building a New Layout on: January 18, 2017, 11:34:45 AM

  Jonathon

  Having worked in a couple of power plants, and visited a few, I could only wish for the amount of lighting that you have installed. The first power plant I worked in, two of the boiler's had been coal fired, but had been  converted to Bunker D, when I started there  in mid 1967. It was dark, dingy  and still had traces of left over Coal in places. Even if it had windows you would not be able to see out of them other then at ground level, where
they may have been cleaned.

  On the other hand, The Power Plant for the City of Medicine Hat (Gas fired) had window boxes of flowers in each of the lower windows.

    OK so what's with the STOP sign on the roof of the adjacent structure?


   Ken C
    GWN
19  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: steam 1999 cuba part 1, 2, 3 on: January 10, 2017, 11:58:04 AM

   Fred

   Yet another great find, may have to model the interlock tower in the first video, to funky to pass up.
 No need for one but I like it.

   Ken C
    GWN
20  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Another "loco" project....Now Completed! on: December 20, 2016, 01:42:10 AM


  Sid

   I ran into the same problem with a couple of in progress On30 engines, would need a 15 in TT, will likely need
to install a wye. On the bright side the prototype engines were welded construction, so no need to worry about
rivets <G>.

   Ken C
    GWN
21  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Another "loco" project....Now Completed! on: December 17, 2016, 01:26:04 PM


    Sid

    Very impressive loco, might the next project be a larger Turntable for the layout?

   Ken C
    GWN
22  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Thomas & Friends in 2017 on: December 09, 2016, 01:24:41 PM
   

   When Bachmann Europe release their Ransome & Rapier 45 Ton Breakdown Crane (ROCKY prototype) it may
 be worth a look at for conversion . Possibly Bachmann US could piggy back production and add the faces?.

  Ken C
   GWN
23  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: World's Largest............. on: November 27, 2016, 10:42:34 PM

  To add

  The Lethbridge Historical Society has published two books on the Bridge. The first has a selection of construction
progress photos, the second is a reprint of the talk given to the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers  in 1909, with a series of plans for components of the bridge.

   Ken C
    GWN
24  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Are we ever going to see a 3 truck Shay? on: November 17, 2016, 11:34:57 AM


  Lima built 6  60Ton 3 truck SHAYs for Braden Copper Co for service in Chile for their Copper Mine, along with
9 42 ton 2 truck, 1 45 Ton 2 truck.

   SHAYlocomotives.com will have photos of them. The 3 truck engine's were SN 2753,2801,2876,2877,3013,3341
 3341 was the last ng SHAY built f I recall correctly.

  Ken C
    GWN
25  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: HOn30 engines on: October 30, 2016, 12:37:38 PM


   Bachmann Europe plans to release a WW1 Baldwin 4-6-0T in HOn30 , a fair number were sold for service on Sugar Cane and Sugar Beat line, likely they could also have been used for a mining Rly.

  Another company (cannot recall who ) plans to issue a WW1 Alco 2-6-2T, also in HOn30.

     Ken C
     GWN
26  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: How about adding a 2-6-0. an 8-18d 2-6-0 on: October 29, 2016, 11:07:33 AM


   A 60ton 3truck would suit me fine, as their were at least 6 built for 2&1/2 Ft gauge (aka On30), could use one for my Copper mine.

  Ken C
   GWN
27  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Building a New Layout on: October 01, 2016, 10:55:42 AM


  Jonathon

  Looking very good, as to a system for the roof, might it be possible to use a catch strip and magnets to hold them in place, so they could be removed for viewing of the interior?.

   Ken C
    GWN
28  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: HO scale logs, homemade or otherwise on: September 22, 2016, 12:23:07 AM


   I use older  Lilac branch's, , nice bark texture, cut off's used for stump's


  Ken C
  GWN
29  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Building a New Layout on: September 17, 2016, 11:10:15 AM


    Jonathon

 Looking good, I used Tap-In-Splice connectors for my wiring. Lot neater the solder and no nicks, burns or smoke to put up with. And you do not need to cover. I am currently rebuilding my layout and reusing them from the first layout, no problems in 4 years of use.

  Ken Clark
   GWN
30  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Building a New Layout on: September 03, 2016, 08:21:41 PM

  Jonathon

   Would you believe a Deck Prisim, used to pass light to lower deck.

   Have one myself.

   Ken C
    GWN
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