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by Joe Raymaker
Tue Dec 23, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Thanks
Replies: 0
Views: 823

Thanks

to those wonderful people who provide and manage this forum :!:

JR
by Joe Raymaker
Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Dimensions of a Bogie Flat?
Replies: 4
Views: 1224

Re: Dimensions of a Bogie Flat?

There were two really different widths suggested for a bogie flat, and the remark "depends on what you're modeling". Gnow that I've had a moment to think: it depends on track width, drawbar length( for us gnormal people), whether the end of the flat is "square" or rounded, radius...
by Joe Raymaker
Mon Dec 22, 2014 12:58 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Dimensions of a Bogie Flat?
Replies: 4
Views: 1224

Re: Dimensions of a Bogie Flat?

Juergen and Chris,

thanks a buch for the very detailed information and pics; plenty for me to digest, and I'm going to form the platform and shell of the engine
tonight, if the NFL doesn't get in the way :D JR
by Joe Raymaker
Sat Dec 20, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Dimensions of a Bogie Flat?
Replies: 4
Views: 1224

Dimensions of a Bogie Flat?

I'm sketching a diesel based on an On30 Porter, and I wonder the probable dimensions of bogy wagons to go with it,
Happy Holidays, and thanx. JR
by Joe Raymaker
Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pattern for a Loco ?
Replies: 19
Views: 4440

Thanx!

Thanks, Ken, and "mad" :?: Gerald.

I didn't use the entire number.

Gnice to have friends who KNOW.

JR
Mt Shasta Rwy
by Joe Raymaker
Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pattern for a Loco ?
Replies: 19
Views: 4440

FINALLY . . . .

a picture of my loco, hauling some lava. Mt Shasta erupted 200 plus years ago, scattering hunks of lava to the northwest. Farmers used a culling machine towed by horses to dig out the stuff. This is going to be crushed for ballast. There should be a guard siting on the rear car, but he's lining the ...
by Joe Raymaker
Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Painted 1:24 figures(or smaller)
Replies: 15
Views: 3620

McPhee ?

Kind reply but zero results. Glow in the dark ? :roll: JR
by Joe Raymaker
Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Painted 1:24 figures(or smaller)
Replies: 15
Views: 3620

1:24 figures

Thanks, Ken, for the referral. But Gnever mind, I'm buying from
Railroad Avenue Models; not my size, but as long as they are
sitting, gnot standing in the doorway. they work fine.

cheers! :roll: JR
by Joe Raymaker
Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Painted 1:24 figures(or smaller)
Replies: 15
Views: 3620

Painted 1:24 figures(or smaller)

I'm spending too much time on the computer looking for painted figures to help me decide which "G" scale I want to model. Any thing smaller than 1:24 would work. I can build structures easily enough, but I'm not going to paint figures (get the frustration?). I need a source in CONUS, and I...
by Joe Raymaker
Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A new 1:24 estate layout
Replies: 94
Views: 39119

"Gigantic" RR (by UK Standards)

Ian, THANX for designing a layout that is huge by your standards, and I'm sorry that you now have to downsize.

I'm western US, and logically think of a RR "empire", and I have a
layout two by twelve. So I could enlarge your track plan in length
and it'd be just right.

JR
:lol:
by Joe Raymaker
Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pattern for a Loco ?
Replies: 19
Views: 4440

Copy-cat!!!

I finished my Porter 0-4-0 conversion. It look's wee bit like Scott's 0-4-2 conversion, which had been suggested. I kept the front of the loco more or less intact, cut off the top of the original cab, and used 3/32nd wood sticks as roof posts. I found a Gn15 roof left over from a previous failed att...
by Joe Raymaker
Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pattern for a Loco ?
Replies: 19
Views: 4440

Bachmann Bash

Thank you, Chris. The first of the two pix just looks perfect! JR
by Joe Raymaker
Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:27 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pattern for a Loco ?
Replies: 19
Views: 4440

Bagnall & Winky

Thanks both of you for the tips. I now have more ideas than I can
handle, thanks to everyone's kindness. I'm bashing an On30 Porter;
it's CHEAP :roll: as I have one that's busted.

JR
by Joe Raymaker
Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pattern for a Loco ?
Replies: 19
Views: 4440

More Plans & Models

Mad Gerald! Danke! A Baldwin street car motor, couplers from Ozark, and styrene from Evergreen? VERY nice job! "Ich weiss nicht was soll es bedeuten, das Ich so traurig bin" (you remember Die Lorelei?, The maiden who lured sailors to death on the rocks.) Many thanks to all who gave ideas a...
by Joe Raymaker
Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pattern for a Loco ?
Replies: 19
Views: 4440

Loco Pattern ?

Good heavens! A plethora of possibilities! thanx, Mac! JR :D
by Joe Raymaker
Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pattern for a Loco ?
Replies: 19
Views: 4440

Pattern for a Loco ?

Hello, all! I'm wanting to build a Gn15 loco, a little larger than the ones where a guy sits side-saddle in the open. The driver/engineer should sit or stand in a cab with windows on three sides, and the fourth open? My mechanisms might be an On30 Porter, stripped, or an HO Plymouth. I'd welcome som...
by Joe Raymaker
Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Converting an On30 0-4-0 Porter . . .
Replies: 7
Views: 2894

Bashing an 0-4-0 ???

Thanx for the latest piccies, Bill. Would the problem of "imbalance"
not have been avoided by using an 0-4-2 as the donor? That
would have made the turn radius maybe two inches greater, tho.

I like that model! JR :lol:
by Joe Raymaker
Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Converting an On30 0-4-0 Porter . . .
Replies: 7
Views: 2894

"Bashing" an On30 Porter?

Bill, thank you for the interesting references! I "met" Don Gage
via e-mails, several years ago, appreciated his work. Jim Favre
has been helpful in several scales. JR :D :D
by Joe Raymaker
Sat Jun 29, 2013 1:10 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Converting an On30 0-4-0 Porter . . .
Replies: 7
Views: 2894

On30 Porter Conversion ?

Rats! :x
But thanks for the reply, Daffyd
by Joe Raymaker
Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Converting an On30 0-4-0 Porter . . .
Replies: 7
Views: 2894

Converting an On30 0-4-0 Porter . . .

G'day, all!

Who makes a kit that will convert an On30 Porter to Gn15? It could be
just a cab kit; I'm not anxious to be "perfect".

thanx, JR :)
by Joe Raymaker
Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Poverty Flat Railroad?
Replies: 2
Views: 1788

Simplicity Sidings?

Thanx for the encouragement, Joe. I'm not clear on some of your wording,
so where can I find your work? t'other Joe :)
by Joe Raymaker
Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:00 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Poverty Flat Railroad?
Replies: 2
Views: 1788

The Poverty Flat Railroad?

I'm still having "another stab at it", but a new topic seems in order. Recall, I had track laid for an HO RR and left it in place. So I have a continuous running dog-bone, with a dog leg running down a right hand wall. There is now a fire-engine red shifter; the donor mechanism is a Bachma...
by Joe Raymaker
Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: What Kind of Couplers?
Replies: 16
Views: 4621

"O" Scale is Oversize?

Hi, Jeff! Thanx for jumping in. I went to the local hobby shop tis morning, (they are not too serious about rail roading, but they have Lionel cars) and I very much agree with you. I got the advice for "O" scale couplers from a guy who models LARGE Gn15, as opposed to the Heywood size. Per...
by Joe Raymaker
Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: What Kind of Couplers?
Replies: 16
Views: 4621

Bar Coupler?

Good Idea, Bob :idea:

Bent wire of whatever dimension? Sound a lot like old time
link and pin.

thank you, and others who have helped!

JR 8)
by Joe Raymaker
Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: What Kind of Couplers?
Replies: 16
Views: 4621

Couplers, as nauseam

Thanks for the help, Juergen and Simon, and anyone I might have nissed. I tried the Hornby/Bachmann couplers on an engine and flat car. They separated on my nineteen inch curves; backing up, they telescoped on one another. My car is two and three eights wide, while the engine is two and three sixtee...

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