Christoph Products Log Buggy

Re: Christoph Products Log Buggy

Postby areibel » Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:30 pm

tomvanhoy wrote:Any clue as to where the brake wheel should be attached?
It's not in the picture and that is the best pic I have seen!

Hi Tom,
Looking closely I can only see one spot it may go. You can see a small hole on the side of the coupler pocket in the pic, I'm guessing that's where a brake wheel could mount. I can't see any other holes where a brake staff would mount on any of the horizontal surfaces, and I wonder if the prototypes would have it mounted low since there wouldn't be a walkway? I don't think I have an instruction sheet for these, I wonder if someone like Jerry G. might know?
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Re: Christoph Products Log Buggy

Postby Tom Dempsey » Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:22 am

Maybe sort of like this.
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Re: Christoph Products Log Buggy

Postby areibel » Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:26 am

Exactly like that, Thanks Tom!
And Bernd, if I can recommend a book try this one- http://www.amazon.com/Model-Railroaders ... 0890247021
It's written by Matt Coleman, an honest to goodness TT wizard (he wrote the assembly instructions for the Norkin SD45 etch found on this site)
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Re: Christoph Products Log Buggy

Postby Bernd » Mon Nov 23, 2015 5:22 pm

areibel wrote:Exactly like that, Thanks Tom!
And Bernd, if I can recommend a book try this one- http://www.amazon.com/Model-Railroaders ... 0890247021
It's written by Matt Coleman, an honest to goodness TT wizard (he wrote the assembly instructions for the Norkin SD45 etch found on this site)


Interesting book Al. I have quite a large collection of the major model magazines dating back from the 50's. There have been many articles written on logging. I also have the collection of books on logging in the Northern Pennsylvania counties. I need to gather all the info in one location for easy reference, meaning scanning them into pdf format and storing on a disk.

While searching for the write up on the SD45 I came across some other interesting threads from two and half years ago from Smokey Mountain Model Works and RSLaser Kits, plus Robs post on the Rail Box and gondola. To bad things never panned out. But no need to discuss them again. I just found them very informative as far as keeping my figure on the pulse.

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Re: Christoph Products Log Buggy

Postby Taxari » Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:35 am

Hi,
some years ago we made some brass copys for ourselves.
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(length about 55mm)
But the same problem - no trucks. I think we used this one: http://www.siggis-modellbahn-shop.eu/index.php?a=1401
but i'm not sure. If i find some pics, i show them.
Have fun, Jörg
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Re: Christoph Products Log Buggy

Postby Bernd » Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:53 pm

Taxari wrote:Hi,
some years ago we made some brass copys for ourselves.
20150418_152424.jpg

20150418_152439.jpg

(length about 55mm)
But the same problem - no trucks. I think we used this one: http://www.siggis-modellbahn-shop.eu/index.php?a=1401
but i'm not sure. If i find some pics, i show them.
Have fun, Jörg


Hi Jörg,

Nice. Are those lost wax castings? I've wanted to try lost wax casting.

I'm going to see what I can do with the Christoph archbar's. Resin casting would be the easiest to do. I would really like to try low temp metal for weight, but feel they would be to soft.

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Re: Christoph Products Log Buggy

Postby TinGoat » Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:55 pm

Bernd wrote:I'm going to see what I can do with the Christoph's archbars. Resin casting would be the easiest to do. I would really like to try low temp metal for weight, but feel they would be to soft.

Bernd


As a couple of suggestions:

For casting either Resin or White Metal I would suggest using brass bearings for the axles.

You could either set the bearings into the casting or have dimples as part of the mold for positioning the bearings after the Resin / White Metal has set.

Another thing you can try: Use some piano wire.

Set some piano wire into the Resin / White Metal before it sets. It will strengthen the castings by acting like rebar in concrete.

If you want to go all out, you could solder the "Rebar" to the bearings and set them into the mold and then pour the Resin / White Metal over them.
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Re: Christoph Products Log Buggy

Postby Bernd » Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:19 pm

TinGoat wrote:[Bernd
For casting either Resin or White Metal I would suggest using brass bearings for the axles.
Set some piano wire into the Resin / White Metal before it sets. It will strengthen the castings by acting like rebar in concrete.


Great ideas there Ron. I really like the brass bearings. The Brits are great users of those on scratchbuilt rollingstock.

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Re: Christoph Products Log Buggy

Postby richardedmonds » Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:27 pm

Can you still use white metal across the pond chaps. I thought you had to use Pewter now because of the lead content of whitemetal. I think the UK is rapidly following suit in that area so resin is probably now preferable to use
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Re: Christoph Products Log Buggy

Postby TinGoat » Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:32 pm

richardedmonds wrote:Can you still use white metal across the pond chaps. I thought you had to use Pewter now because of the lead content of whitemetal. I think the UK is rapidly following suit in that area so resin is probably now preferable to use


I think that "White Metal" is just a generic term for any low melt metal. Wikipedia sez: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_metal

Pewter is mostly tin and the cheap stuff contained lead as per Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pewter
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