Does anyone have drawings, sketches, dims for the Sams semi automatic L&P coupler. I'm finishing up a series of 1:20.3 V&T cars dated from the 1890's and they have Sams couplers. Anything related to Tower couplers from the same era would be great as well
Building a set of Eureka &Sanoma tender trucks. wheels will be black with white accent on the face of the tread. Which color should I apply first and how to mask the wheel to protect the white face when done ?.
Does anyone have examples, pics, referances for D&RG standard gauge flat car markings from the 1880's. I'm building a proto type D&RG low flat car used to haul narrow gauge engines based on 1890 drawings from the Burnham shops. Any help is much appreciated
Does anyone have any information on the 1880's / 1890's D&RGW Fruit Car. It is a 34' long over the end sills, has 33" wheels and an hybrid std gauge truck. The truck has coil and leaf springs. Car numbers range from 635 - 644. This is not the Calif fruit car. Any info, drawing ref, pictures etc...
Have several F scale SPNG cars and am having trouble deciding which trucks are correct.
Have the following cars
All are SP narrow gauge. What tuck is correct ie archbar, Carter Brothers, Thielson, for each car type. What wheel dia, 24" or 26" and...
Just finished the Hartford Products 1:20.3 scale SPNG boxcar. Using 20 ton thielson trucks, Hartfort T-17, with 26" wheels. The centerline of the coupler has a scale height of 30", is this correct?? Looking in Slim Lines, it looks like typical wheels are 24".
Anyone have good tips for gluing a vertical post to a side sill. End grain on a post is always a problem and I have 13 to do. First trial attempt failed. I have thought of gussets but these will cause interference with box that the post/side sill goes around. Notching the side sill is out...
I'm finishing up a Rail & Tie car and working on deck clutter. I have alum rail to put on the deck but am having trouble aging it. I've tried Blacken-it and a Pewter wash, nothing works so far. Any suggestions on how to blacken / age it ?? Tried flat black, looks terrible
Currently building a 17' and 25' D&RGW Caboose. These are Hartford kits I've had for sometime. Would like to put interiors in them. Does anyone have a source for the interior layouts, dimensions for these two Cabooses?