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  3. LGB 27182 Christmas Loco for sale

    Used condition, plow was repaired, lights, smoke, sound $1250.00 shipped, please contact me daysgonebyjukes at hotmail dot com
  4. Great day to watch trains

    Glad you got a chance to run, good chance to relax!
  5. Have LGB part need identification

    Gotcha, Thanks! BTW, i couldn't find it using "girder": as a search but I;m pretty sure it's a LGB. He only collected LGB's but will check with Marx. Thanks again.
  6. Today it got into the 70's we do not see this too often I went to watch some trains.
  7. Is this power supply still available?

  8. Live Steam Salvage Tug Kit

    I once again wandered from the directions. There is a whistle provided. It is connected to the valve that controls the steam to the engine and is designed to direct steam to the whistle when the throttle is beyond fully opened. While it makes a nice sound the engine is revving way too high for my liking. I decided to tap off another port of the boiler and install a whistle valve, which would also require another servo and can activate the whistle without changing the vessel speed. Ordered a full whistle and valve from PM Research, who BTW are great people and will answer and explain, far beyond my understanding. Very glad I ordered the valve with the whistle instead of just the valve as there is so much more than just bringing steam or air to the opening on a pipe to make the sound. Other more 'in tuned' hopefully will chime in. Anyway, using the whistle openings provided with the assembly and making a Whistle Bell I was able to produce a very nice sound. Another great learning experience for me. As you can see the Bell does need some refining. Life is Good
  9. Have LGB part need identification

    I don't know if I am correct, but that is my best guess. Are you sure that it is LGB? Try Marx, or some of the other German manufacturers. Bob.
  10. Have LGB part need identification

    Thanks Bob, I tried Catenary but nothing came up. I will try "girder" and see if I have any luck. Thanks again
  11. Live Steam Salvage Tug Kit

    I'll surely get that one. I imagine I have so feather the edge some as I can feel a little bump, I guess caused by build up at the blue tape edge. Just saw the time, they open in a few min, I'm gone.
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    I have only used the blue stuff so far, will stop at Home Depot and Lowes to see if I can find green, is that the one with the Frog??
  14. USA vs Accucraft vs Fine arts models vs.....

    I have found by chance last month, a Fine Art Models PRR M1 a in passenger livery in a Paris Hobby shop with the glass case at an affordable price. So I bought it. I am amazed at the sturdiness of its construction contrarily to what I thought. after a good running in and as soon as the weather got better I tried it outdoors: To my great deception it derails on my inner circuit as this has homebuilt track which was set with an alowance for sideplay on curves it was therefore at 46mm gauge (Early Asters such as the PLM pacific were built with a wide back to back measure and needed 45 mm. track to run on). As this track has been out in the great outdoors since 1982 (and some portions since 1978) it has stretched to 47mm gauge in places and as the wheels are finescale width (about 1mm less width on the tread) and measure overall 47mm it will slip between the rails at places. On the outer circuit made of Tenmille track (Tenmille of Britain made the first gauge one track with the plastic treated UV resistant for outdoor use), the engine sailed around the pike magestically for about an hour with a long freight in tow. However I use N° 8 pointwork throughout on the main line. So that's how Fine Art Models run on our track. scale flanges has nothing to do with this issue its the narrow wheel tread that created this problem. On the other hand a friend who has an SP Cab forward from Accucraft could only run on the inner track as on the outer track it was too stiff and popped out of the rails at ereas on the curves of the Tenmille track. So this should give you an answer about that. The creator of Fine Art Models did not intend these engines for running. But I have a long practice of running brass in HO so I think I can do it.
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    I heard the GREEN painters tape works the best for sharp edges. Oooo this is so exciting....
  17. Great Trains Superliner stretch to 85'

    Might work, I will have to try it, thanks, Bob.
  18. Great Trains Superliner stretch to 85'

    I painted the gas pump I'm restoring with some Rustoleum 2X stuff. Wasn't quite as shiny/smooth as I wanted so hit it with some clearcoat and it improved it quite a bit
  19. Live Steam Salvage Tug Kit

    The hull was painted indoors. Yesterday morning I brought it out in the day light and saw two areas where there was an over spray run. Using 600 paper brought the high part down and gave the whole hull two more coats. Now it looks good in the sunshine. My next paint part will be the area above the red, which calls for black but I'm leaning towards grey. Having never painted two colors on the same surface I don't know how to make a crisp and yet smooth line of the colors. Any suggestions or directions where I can find instructions will be appreciated. LiG
  20. Great Trains Superliner stretch to 85'

    If anyone is interested in reviewing the build of my cnc router, here is the link.
  21. Great Trains Superliner stretch to 85'

    Here is my cnc router cutting out the frame pieces. Bob.
  22. Have LGB part need identification

    Looks like a girder that hold the wires for electric locomotives to get their power. There is a name for them, something like catinary, or something like that. Bob.
  23. Great Trains Superliner stretch to 85'

    Thanks Joe, I just hope they come out looking good and shiny. I forgot, the 3 1/2 months also included making the Amfleet car molds also, so I guess it was worth it. I always feel that my work is too slow, but I guess that comes with the fact that I am so old. I am making the frames just like Ralph Brown made them, with a few exceptions, why reinvent the wheel. Bob.
  24. Great Trains Superliner stretch to 85'

    Maybe a long time but you do beautiful work!
  25. Great Trains Superliner stretch to 85'

    Well, 3 1/2 months later, I am pouring my molds today. It took longer than I thought, but, oh, well, it's done. The only thing left is designing the frame, haven't decided how to do that yet, but I'm working on it. Bob.
  26. Great Trains Superliner stretch to 85'

    Here is the last stage before pouring the urethane molds. Every irregularity and crack has to be filled with clay so that no urethane leaks through to the inside of the pattern, takes a long time, but has to be done. Bob.
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    Latest: Yesterday I took it outside so I could use the compressor to blow it off. I did give it a good sanding with 600 paper, got all the gloss off. I was lucky as my hull had no irregularities that needed to be filled. This morning gave it several coats of the below water line red, it is now curing. This is my first attempt at painting anything this big. and as we all know the camera can hide small goofs, but over all I am happy with it so far. the can states Wine, so it is more burgundy than the pic shows. LiG
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