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Messages - Carl G. Soderstrom

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AUCTIONS / Re: Maine 2 Foot Forney (kit)
« on: June 03, 2020, 12:04:22 AM »
That is why I said "on my monitor" - (which means your results may vary) if you make the image match the dimensions
I gave for the cab all else should fall in place.-

I will endeavor to do a copy with a scale.

AUCTIONS / Re: Maine 2 Foot Forney (kit)
« on: May 26, 2020, 02:59:26 PM »
The instructions say HO

I took a few measurements (very few)

On the cab front:

The hole for the boiler = 3/4 inch,
It is 1 19/32 inches wide,
It is 1 11/16 high

Cab side = 1 5/8 not including the roof overhang.

Hope you can extrapolate from that.


AUCTIONS / Re: Maine 2 Foot Forney (kit)
« on: May 25, 2020, 05:35:56 PM »
The instructions indicate HO.

When I click on the above attachment it opens to about 90% size (on my screen)
As stated roughly 5 X 10. Get a scale out and enlarge your screen or shrink (for us old geezers)
to size.

General Discussion / Re: Corona virus and railroading
« on: May 23, 2020, 12:45:56 AM »
A few flat wheels on that train?

Is there a reason the containers are only single stack?
For clearance?

For us away guys -- Edpo / AyPo is ??
Po is Portland?

Volunteers / Re: May 2020 Work reports
« on: May 17, 2020, 01:20:59 AM »
Thanks for the hard work Mike and James & Brendan.
and thanks for the pix.

Work and Events / Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: May 07, 2020, 12:13:47 AM »
Last I knew there was used plywood in the trusses of the older section of the Car Barn
could that not be used temporarily on the roof?
Or is that more work than it is worth?

Volunteers / Re: May 2020 Work reports
« on: May 03, 2020, 12:04:05 AM »
Any chance of a warrantee replacement on that culvert?  ;D ;D

That is what you get for using that newfangled stuff instead of stone.  :D

Work and Events / Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: May 01, 2020, 01:38:35 AM »
Good thought about camera- not so much about theft, though there are sticky fingered individuals
that want to "Liberate" items - but also to see if there is inappropriate behavior. An intercom
so an admonition may be delivered " I see you". :-)

Work and Events / Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: April 25, 2020, 11:49:57 AM »
Looking good!

Looking how close the tracks are to the end wall, is there any provision to keep a knuckle from
taking out the endwall ?

Wheel Chocks would seem to be tripping hazard. Blocking the flange-way would help but may not
be enough.

2 ideas:
Set a post vertical post close to wall (square w/ angle iron on trackside corners) would
be mostly out of the way.

Or make the wall under the window breakaway so if a knuckle does hit it does
not spring the whole wall.

I know you guys are careful, but sometimes gravity and physics rear their nasty habits.
They do have good habits but the nasty ones usually make a mess.

Work and Events / Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: April 21, 2020, 11:55:08 PM »
Was going to recommend Slatwall - but that cost 4 (on sale) to 5 X that of plywood -
at the place of the Orange Vests.

If the building is not going to be heated then single sheathing would be OK where
there are no displays. If flat area syndrome rears its head, some 1/8th inch slant boards
would curb that and make it easier to dust.

General Discussion / 2 Foot Model Parts
« on: April 15, 2020, 02:02:01 PM »
In the Aug '61 Model Railroader -
pg 10 Trade Topics - lost wax frames for SR&RL2-4-4T #9 ($2.50 pair :D )
Plans were in the June '57 MR. Also in April '52
Moody's "Maine Two Footers" was mentioned.

Nov. '61 pg 18 On2 Observation Railing for Rangeley
Also for other cars and RRs - SR&RL, B&B, F&M & KC
($1.50 for set of 4  :D )

So 2' modeling was well represented in the 1960s.

I was going to mention this elsewhere but...

The Sept 1961 Model Railroader (pg 10) has a picture of a Rail Bus with curtains
and a simulated rear observation deck. A door on the left rear. The letter read--

"Window Curtains And All"
"When the Maine Central steam service from Rangely Lakes to Kennebago Lake Maine,
ended in the early thirties, this hot railbus took over. Note window curtains and
simulated observation platform, and the cool little 'goods wagon' attached"
John Parker Wayne

Is this 2'Gauge or wide gauge?
The curtains support the Curtain Rod theory - even if this is a Railbus not a Passenger Car.

In the May '61 MR was 8 pages of passenger car interiors.
Lots of coat and hat hooks - no rings, A diner with curtains but more modern style rods
(and interior).

It is not the straight back that counts - it is the right angle just inside the door.

Mike. As someone with experience with 11'6" doors in sheds, you need at least 2 feet on either
side. = 15'6" min. If a trailer (any size) has to back in or out that size is a must.
Min 12' height 14' better - maybe a dormer?
I know more $$$, but better now than "Aw shucks!"

Volunteers / Re: March 2020 Work Reports
« on: March 08, 2020, 05:12:44 PM »

I have to disagree - pine looks nice but  if  it is urethaned it will have to be stripped & sanded every couple of
years - Painted only has to be repainted - without moving all the furniture. There is too much gritty traffic for
clear finish, as nice as that might be. 

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