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31  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Two Missouri Pacific questions on: January 12, 2016, 06:48:41 PM

    From MOODY'S Steam Railroads 1945 Edition..

     Wabash, Chester & Western R.R. Co
    Incorporated Feb 20th 1878 as successor to Iron Mountain, Chester & Eastern Ry.
    Chester & Mt Vernon acquired the W,C &W. Sept 10th 1927 at a  foreclosure sale.

    Operated under lease as of Sept 6th 1927 by Missouri Pacific,
     100% ownership by MP Aug 1931.

    Petition for Reorganization Filed Dec 1st 1937, into MP system.

     Line operated from Menard Ill. to Mt Vernon Ill with a mileage of 63.72 miles and
     siding's of 20.34 miles.

    Ken Clark

32  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: How to convert a Bachmann Gordon into a Bachmann Hiro on: January 11, 2016, 06:17:07 PM


   There is an ARII kit listed on E bay for a 1/50th plastic model of a JNR Class 51,
 which could provide you with the super structure for your conversion.

   Ken Clark
33  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Lumber Mountain RR layout pics on: December 05, 2015, 11:18:19 AM


   A nice layout and not overly crowded with to many things to see. like the switchback, may need to add one to my layout one day. Oh and build a fairly large mining complex for it to

  Ken Clark
34  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: cog railway on: December 03, 2015, 11:25:05 AM

   Having rode the West Coast Wilderness Railway in Tasmania, I am also interested.
 As the Rly was built as a common carrier, it was the main connection from the mines at Queenstown to the
wharfs at Strahan. Engines lead the trains both ways, from Halls Creek Siding (start of rack section)with a grade of 6.25 % to the summit at Rinadeena Saddle, down grade is 5% to Dubbil Barril  (Double Barrel). The section from Queenstown to Dubbil Barril is operated by Adhension/Rack steam engines. At Dubbil Barril ( end of rack section) a passing track and turntable allows for switching of power/trains and a diesel takes the train on  to Strahan.
 The Rly was shutdown in 1963, rebuilding started in 1989, and the trip is worth taking if you are ever in Tasmania.

  Ken Clark
35  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: 2-6-0 with 0-6-0 cab and boiler on: November 28, 2015, 08:38:00 PM

  The OO scale USA 0-6-0T engine's were/are available from  Bachmann Europe.

  Ken C
36  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Any suggestions for Bachmann's future models? on: October 19, 2015, 12:04:41 AM


  I Have a AKANE  2-4-4-2 in Brass, even at over 40 years old, still running if somewhat
 noisey. Still a sweet running engine. Time for a grease and lube job.

   Ken C
37  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Building A Tall Steel Viaduct on: October 11, 2015, 11:01:38 AM

   3 Books I would suggest to take a look at.

  MR Bridges and Trestles Will give you a basic idea of what to do.

  The other two books are on prototype bridge construction and look at the Canadian Pacific
Railway's high level bridge built at Lethbridge Alberta. It is 5327 Feet in length and stands 314 feet in height. Slightly bigger then the one you would like to model I know, but the design should  be similar. And NO! I would not want to model it in O at 110 feet in length and 6.5 feet in height.

   I am planning a much smaller steel trestle/viaduct myself and have been gathering numerous packs of Central Valley girders, presently have 3or4 O2IT drawers full of them.

 The first one covers the history and construction of the bridge in photo's.
The second book is a reprint of the paper 295 presented to the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers in 1909 with plans of the various parts and layout. Also plans for the traveler used to construct bridge and a layout plan for the material yard.

    The books are published by the Lethbridge Historical Society
                                                  P.O. Box 974
                                                  Lethbridge, Alberta Canada
                                                  T1J 4A2

   Occasional Paper #46 CPR High Level Bridge  ISBN -13: 978-0-9780505-3-5  $10:00 Can

   Occasional Paper #48 The Lethbridge Viaduct ISBN -13: 0-9780505-6-6         $12:00 ? Can

    Ken Clark
38  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Steam in Colombia - Bogotá 2015 on: October 08, 2015, 11:01:13 AM


   Very impressive to see 4 engines in steam and all smart looking at that.

  Ken C
39  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Why no Vandy Tenders in HO on: October 03, 2015, 06:44:18 PM


    Bachmann parts
    HO Locomotives
    Canadian Overland (No idea why I called it Canadian Northern)
    Page 3
    Complete Tender Item #6012


     Ken C
40  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Why no Vandy Tenders in HO on: October 03, 2015, 04:00:35 PM

   Canadian Northern
   Tender  # 6012

      Ken C
41  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Little Giants - 30 inch 2-10-2s on: September 26, 2015, 08:23:07 PM

   To add to this, two of the Mitsubishi's 2-10-2's #107 & 119 are being rebuilt for service.

   A long term project is to model two of these engine's after I complete! my Henschel 2-8-2
which is progressing a bit at a time. ender done, working on engine chassis. Along with a
WP&Y two dome tank car and a EdeF P&P (Brazil) tank car.

   Ken Clark
42  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: You tube Steam in Paradise - Cuba 2000 part 1 on: September 05, 2015, 10:41:11 AM


    Spent an most enjoyable 1 & 1/2 hours watching all 4 videos so now back to my
 regular program of bashing ore cars (24 done 2 to go)

     Ken C
43  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Kitbashing slide valves into piston valves - photos - help. on: August 10, 2015, 10:19:22 PM

   Roger & Wayne

   Sorry about the confusion, the engine in question is   2FT 6In aka On30.
 Will also be using the tips to bulk up a set of Piston Valve cylinders on a Mantua
 HO 2-8-2 which is undergoing a rebuild and should result in an 2Ft 6In gauge
 Henschel which operates on the Esquel line in Argentina.

44  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Kitbashing slide valves into piston valves - photos - help. on: August 10, 2015, 08:00:00 PM


  Thanks for asking this question.


   Thanks for supplying the information.

    Looking at converting 1 of my OF 2-8-0s to Piston Valves, just to be a bit different from the
 rest of the engines.

   Ken Clark
45  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Locomotive Fleet Saturation and slower On30 sales on: August 09, 2015, 05:00:14 PM


  Enjoyed the photos, liked the Baldwin Dbl header.  One day I will make the trip, hopefully the
Rio Turbio might have there Mitsubishi back in service after rebuilding, which is currently underway.

   Ken Clark
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