Post by frankenstein on Nov 26, 2019 20:28:11 GMT -5
Ho-Ho-Ho and December is knocking on the door! Post your wants or needs here and maybe someone will have what you need, or perhaps you will have something that's being sought. Please be prepared to pay for shipping or purchase if necessary. Let's all make an effort to keep requests updated as to status.
My recent activity with some old MU-1 or 1.5 as Old Timer explained revealed someone put 33" wheels in a dummy truck. This really goofed up the coupler height.
The wheels I need are .460" in diameter. They pick up on one side via a metal wheel and have a plastic wheel on the other side. They have pinpoint ends and ride in the metal sideframes.
I thought I could take a standard Mantua axle and do some work with different wheels but I have failed everywhere. The newer Mantua wheel sets use about a 1/8" axle and the ones I need are the tiny type similar to those used in the freight trucks.
I need 2 wheel sets if someone has them or maybe a fresh outlook on what I can use to straighten this mess up.
Randy; operating the Vicksburg & Eastern Railroad.
Looking for the Mantua state series of cars with box. (Alaska, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, Northa Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming)
I think I have asked this question before - but unfortunately I lost my memory about 30 years ago lol.
BUT - did Mantua actually do a West Virginia car? I have never personally seen one but that doesn't mean it's not out there.
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ZeldaTheSwordsman: I'm busy with college, hence my not being around in a while. But I decided I'd pop in for a bit today, check in on things here
Dec 8, 2019 15:23:12 GMT -5
ZeldaTheSwordsman: rbturner I still haven't done any physical work on the 2-10-4, but I have almost finished drawing up a pattern for making a tender.
Dec 8, 2019 15:24:05 GMT -5
ZeldaTheSwordsman: I've designed the pattern to be adjustable in terms of length. Do people think a 52' tender on 6-wheel trucks would look alright?
Dec 8, 2019 16:05:09 GMT -5
rbturner: 52' sounds like a PRR long haul tender.
Dec 8, 2019 21:23:14 GMT -5
John: Not only does Hallmark stay on all day. There is no more room on the playback device. I have to fight her to keep her from buying Hallmark Christmas DVDs. I am fully convinced they are really chick flicks with Christmas titles.
Dec 9, 2019 0:12:52 GMT -5
ZeldaTheSwordsman: rbturner That was my inspiration. But I don't have any 8-wheel tender trucks at present, 6-wheel are the largest I have and I don't know if that would look adequate on a 52'. So I've made provision for doing 40' or 45' instead
Dec 9, 2019 3:28:49 GMT -5
JNXT 7707: Mantua tenders are 37' with 6-wheel trucks. They look just a little stubby to my eye, so 40'-45' should look good.
Dec 9, 2019 14:08:35 GMT -5
The Jade Fog, formerly: Dave: I know where an M-1 Mountain 12 wheel tender is... Just saw it a few days ago in a stash of locos in a junk pile at Draude's!
Dec 9, 2019 15:49:33 GMT -5
frankenstein: John, I'm telling you the actors in Hallmark "movies" are pod people.
Dec 10, 2019 16:27:01 GMT -5
rbturner: The only redeeming quality of Hallmark movies is that they occasionally use cute girls.
Dec 10, 2019 17:53:46 GMT -5