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by Bigelov
Sat Apr 24, 2021 2:30 am
Forum: Prototypes / Models
Topic: Canadian steamers from German models...
Replies: 13
Views: 724

Re: Canadian steamers from German models...

That's great finding a 'donor' chassis. In N scale sometimes they put the motor is in the tender, but drives the loco wheels via a shaft. I am not sure if locos are manufactured like that, or modified/kits etc. This obviously isn't like that though. The bogies would be driven like any four axle dies...
by Bigelov
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Builders' Corner
Topic: H.P. Products Stainless Steel Passenger Car
Replies: 8
Views: 482

Re: H.P. Products Stainless Steel Passenger Car

That's looking great. Very clean lines.
by Bigelov
Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Builders' Corner
Topic: Converting N scale mechaisms for TT
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Re: Converting N scale mechaisms for TT

To get the ball rolling, I have converted two N scale mechanisms to broader gauge. Both were Atlas products, one a VO1000 converted to 10.5mm for 2mm fine scale broad gauge. The other was a C-628 conversion to 12mm gauge for my (ongoing) Alco RS1 project. Both were very similar in build, but I will ...
by Bigelov
Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Builders' Corner
Topic: Converting N scale mechaisms for TT
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Converting N scale mechaisms for TT

Here is a place to talk about converting N scale drive mechanisms to TT scale. I imagine it will largely to do with bogies, but other parts of the mechanism could also be discussed. Please share what you have done, how you did it, what went well, and what didn't work that good. This can help us all ...
by Bigelov
Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Prototypes / Models
Topic: GE 44 Tonner etch
Replies: 12
Views: 1708

Re: GE 44 Tonner etch

Al, I have converted a couple of N scale mechanisms to broader-gauge. One was to 2mm finescale broad gauge (track gauge of 10.5mm, the same as HOn3. It was an Atlas VO-1000 converted to a Victorian Railways T-Class. I used the 2mm Association wheels, which were half axles, like the Atlas. Unlike the...
by Bigelov
Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Electric / DCC
Topic: DC trains using DCC
Replies: 7
Views: 1360

Re: DC trains using DCC

Wow, that is a very intriguing idea.

I imagine that old DC loco's would run much smoother with the DCC motor control provided by the decoder.
by Bigelov
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:33 am
Forum: Roco TT Scale Models
Topic: Roco's back
Replies: 5
Views: 1752

Re: Roco's back

Oooh, nice! I regret never buying the Russian M62 they made previously. I guess the CSD version will do the job when it is released (with a repaint and probably some mods...), and hoping a Russian one will be released in due course. Looks like my nuclear train will get a loco after all :)
by Bigelov
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Layouts / Track Plans
Topic: C&NW Alco Line - Mankato (MN) according to FKTT-NA standards
Replies: 10
Views: 1093

Re: C&NW Alco Line - Mankato (MN) according to FKTT-NA standards

Wow, that is an impressive plan! And well done on the research also.
by Bigelov
Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Random Cat Photos
Replies: 209
Views: 29840

Re: Random Cat Photos

I am generally not much of a cat person, but...

That is very cute :)
by Bigelov
Fri Dec 11, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Builders' Corner
Topic: Bigelov's projects
Replies: 64
Views: 10097

Re: Bigelov's projects

The wire I have been using is nickel-silver from Albion Alloys, available locally. I have it in 0.2 (0.008") and 0.33mm (0.013") diameter. I also have some K&S brass and aluminium rod and tube, starting at .5mm (0.020"). I would like to get the wire in phosphor bronze, but will ha...

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