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by Robert B
Wed May 13, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drive shaft orientation
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Drive shaft orientation

Should the drive shaft between the motor and truck be perpendicular
or parallel for smoothest operation?
perpendicular
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by Robert B
Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's on the bench?
Replies: 79
Views: 5300

Re: What's on the bench?

MacG wrote:The M53 wagon top car. It's a good model of the prototype. Unfortunately, the model is missing the rivets. Mike has it tried with archer decal rivets.
The wagon top boxcar looks great; even without the rivets! :thumbup:
by Robert B
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UP switcher (SW9)
Replies: 3
Views: 460

UP switcher (SW9)

Any news on the MTB Union Pacific SW9?

Robert
by Robert B
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Photos / Videos
Topic: Modelexhibition in Austria
Replies: 0
Views: 304

Re: Modelexhibition in Austria

Excellent modeling. Thank you for sharing the video. :thumbup:
by Robert B
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Layouts / Track Plans
Topic: TT Standards Gauge
Replies: 4
Views: 467

TT Standards Gauge

I drew up a TT Standards Gauge in CAD using the NMRA standards.
It is based on the HO Style NMRA Standards Gauge.
The pocket for the coupler is for a Micro-Trains 1015 N scale coupler.
DXF file attached.

Kind regards,
Robert
TTSG.jpg
by Robert B
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coupler height
Replies: 41
Views: 3516

Re: Coupler height

I am wondering what would be the correct dimensions for a Micro-Trains 1015 coupler to get it centered to the .281" height. MT-1015-TT-scale.jpg The draft gear box measures about .205" wide x .128" thick. The coupler appears to be centered in the draft gear box. Should I use .345" for the upper dime...
by Robert B
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is there a market for US TT?
Replies: 214
Views: 12397

Re: Is there a market for US TT?

Why is everyone so obsessed with the body shell for a new locomotive, when there is no decent quality drive system to put it on? The TT_IMS group over on Yahoo Groups produced a resin GP38 shell, whatever happened to plans for the drive for that? What is needed first is a good set of trucks with qu...
by Robert B
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Prototypes / Models
Topic: Chapman GP7 Project
Replies: 302
Views: 20229

Re: Chapman GP7 Project

I have probably reread all 38 pages of this project about 5 times already. I sure would like to see the chassis part of this project finished for an example of how to build one. The knowledge learned then could be applied to other models. Building a chassis seems to be more difficult for most of us;...
by Robert B
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2019 Thousand Lakes Region NMRA Convention
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Re: 2019 Thousand Lakes Region NMRA Convention

Could you please check the location again?
I think it might be in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Kind regards,
Robert
by Robert B
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is there a market for US TT?
Replies: 214
Views: 12397

Re: Is there a market for US TT?

A SD40-2 locomotive measures 68' 10" over the coupler pulling faces.
That makes a TT scale model that is almost 7 inches long.
With a model that long, should the couplers be mounted on the frame-shell or on the trucks?

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