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by ConnRiver
Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Track plans for modules - kindle book
Replies: 5
Views: 704

Re: Track plans for modules - kindle book

The video is great, a fine example of how model railroading transcends languages and nations! Much enjoyed the video, too! The modules join together nearly seamlessly, looks very good. Does TT have a chance to become an International Scale? Or, are other scales more popular in international reach? ...
by ConnRiver
Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Prototypes / Models
Topic: Chapman GP7 Project
Replies: 302
Views: 25325

Re: Chapman GP7 Project

Bernd, Brittle castings might have more to do with the formulation of the resin than with the pressure, maybe? Many hundreds of resin types out there, as I'm sure you know. In the past I have read about resin vacuum casting, although at the moment I'm not sure how the results vary between vacuum- an...
by ConnRiver
Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Prototypes / Models
Topic: Chapman GP7 Project
Replies: 302
Views: 25325

Re: Chapman GP7 Project

Bernd, hey, Since I have never spin-cast, take what I write cautiously. But, I thought the metal chassis and the metal weight structure likely could be spin-cast. However, I have read that using RTV rather than vulcanizing rubber, some have spin-cast resin, too. Although I thought I would probably c...
by ConnRiver
Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Prototypes / Models
Topic: Chapman GP7 Project
Replies: 302
Views: 25325

Re: Chapman GP7 Project

Thought I should post a word in the event anyone here might wonder what's happening with this project. I've been working in the shop, lots of work to do. That included moving the spin-caster and the vulcanizer into the basement (heavy stuff, the vulcanizer weighs about 750 lbs, I think, and was move...
by ConnRiver
Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Builders' Corner
Topic: Kit fotoinciso in metallo - Metal etched kit
Replies: 9
Views: 1319

Re: Kit fotoinciso in metallo - Metal etched kit

Beautiful modeling! Is TT a major scale in Italy?

Brian Chapman
Cedar Rapids, Iowa / USA
by ConnRiver
Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Prototypes / Models
Topic: Fox Valley Wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 1443

Re: Fox Valley Wheels

Fox Valley Web site: " We offer the TT wheels in 33" and 36" diameters in either 12 packs or 100 Packs. These were made from customer suggestions. If you like what you see, tell us what you might like to see next!" Maybe 40-inch loco wheels? Stub axled? Something other than brass, N/S or SS? -Brian ...
by ConnRiver
Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2017 Plans for TT
Replies: 23
Views: 2246

Re: 2017 Plans for TT

I put photos and questions on the Casting (yahoo) site. If anyone is interested: -Brian C. Cedar Rapids, Iowa Hi Brian, Bring it over to my house and I'll take a look! Seriously, it looks like it's just 120 volt, the only controls are a thermostat and a timer so it shouldn't be too hard. Do you hav...
by ConnRiver
Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2017 Plans for TT
Replies: 23
Views: 2246

Re: 2017 Plans for TT

Bernd, I've been collecting every scrap, every morsel of information about WRJ I can get my grubby little hands on. You got photos, would love to see 'em! One other 2017 resolution for me: 3 - Get my #)#%R&Y* shop up and running. Any master electricians here? I've got the big heavy stuff into the ba...
by ConnRiver
Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TT scale or not?
Replies: 5
Views: 842

Re: TT scale or not?

I'm sure I have a book here composed of Dollar Car modeling articles. Let me see. . . . Yeah, found it on my model railroading book shelves (next to the paperback book, "The Pentagon Papers" . . . got no idea how that got there!?). Here's the Kalmbach book information: Easy-To-Build Model Railroad F...
by ConnRiver
Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Derailment
Replies: 6
Views: 603

Re: Derailment

I'm sorry to have done this to you, but I reported this incident to the NTSB. They're on the way. . . .

-Brian C.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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