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by jesse6669
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Märklin Z layout #6.2.9 converted into 1:450
Replies: 19
Views: 19333

Re: Märklin Z layout #6.2.9 converted into 1:450

Ahh, yes, since it's a scan. No worries, still looks fantastic!
by jesse6669
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Märklin Z layout #6.2.9 converted into 1:450
Replies: 19
Views: 19333

Re: Märklin Z layout #6.2.9 converted into 1:450

Brilliant roundhouse! Will you share the stl file or post on Shapeways? I'm sure other modelers would like one!
by jesse6669
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: Conrail SW9 and Dome coach
Replies: 0
Views: 3324

Conrail SW9 and Dome coach

My latest projects.. A dummy Conrail SW9 diesel, and an ex-GN dome coach (now a private car named "Puget Sound". The SW9 I can push with a boxcar I think, or later devise a worm drive like Uwe's that might fit. The trucks/bogies are a new design that is more robust and uses free-rolling wheelsets fr...
by jesse6669
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: A4 MALLARD and PRR S1
Replies: 12
Views: 7884

Re: A4 MALLARD and PRR S1

MMBUFBerlin wrote:my philosophy is: do it yourself, if it possible!
I suspected that was the case, as the inventing and building is part of the fun, isn't it! :D I look forward to more updates on your project. - Jesse
by jesse6669
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: A4 MALLARD and PRR S1
Replies: 12
Views: 7884

Re: A4 MALLARD and PRR S1

Uwe, First the S1 is magnificent. Second, if you'd like some PRR coach shells, I made some a few years back and they're still on Shapeways.. The GSC 41-N trucks (bogies) as well but they are not posted. While 3D printed trucks are pretty delicate, I have improved the design and they are quite workab...
by jesse6669
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: Smallest T-Gauge loco?
Replies: 22
Views: 15965

Re: Smallest T-Gauge loco?

MMBUFBerlin wrote:Hello Martyn, that's relatively easy to build (look photos).
Chassis_SKL24MW.jpg
SKL.jpg
As gears between the wheels take which with 20 teeth.

Kind regards
Uwe
Uwe, do you have the dimensions of the PCB-46495-002 motor?

Thanks!
Jesse
by jesse6669
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Bridges at Saltash
Replies: 190
Views: 128074

Re: The Bridges at Saltash

Doug, superb job on the points. I made up a dummy #10 and not so ambitious to try making it work, yet. Now one of these days, we will have mixed media 3D printing (metal and plastic) and we'll just print the metal rails into the model, eh? :D
by jesse6669
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Cascade Loop - my T gauge micro layout
Replies: 15
Views: 8885

Re: The Cascade Loop - my T gauge micro layout

Great layout! I especially like the station building. Really nice!
by jesse6669
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: Experimental Janney Knuckle Coupler
Replies: 6
Views: 5670

Re: Experimental Janney Knuckle Coupler

2018-11-07 11.29.00.jpg The CCE #3 Coupler...in fine plastic, I'm happy to say is a qualified success. It does pivot freely. The coupling action is tight but not too tight. The spring action, well that doesn't seem to work but I'm still fiddling with my prototypes. Even if spring action doesn't wor...
by jesse6669
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: Experimental Janney Knuckle Coupler
Replies: 6
Views: 5670

Re: Experimental Janney Knuckle Coupler

Thanks Chris, I'm crossing my fingers they work decently. They look much better, that's for sure. And thanks for the compliment on the F-unit. I'm currently working through my line-up and upgrading models with better detail and including dummy trucks and couplers. Still don't have the design for a p...
by jesse6669
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: Experimental Janney Knuckle Coupler
Replies: 6
Views: 5670

Re: Experimental Janney Knuckle Coupler

There's nothing like admitting a failure to inspire you to work and find a solution. So I made this today. Self sprung, pivoting, self contained in draft gear. Prototypes are on the way. More details when they come in.
by jesse6669
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: Experimental Janney Knuckle Coupler
Replies: 6
Views: 5670

Re: Experimental Janney Knuckle Coupler

I reduced the size of the coupler and it still works, and I think looks decent, especially to the naked eye. This is the "rough" coupler as it comes from Shapeways without paint. I give them a coat of Future and paint brown, and I have body mounted them for now by simply gluing in place. In practice...
by jesse6669
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: 21 M Chassis Dimensions
Replies: 5
Views: 4208

Re: 21 M Chassis Dimensions

I'll be using for the mechanism in the RDC-4 model.. this guy:
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Still need to get some true 3-axle bogies, that Class 66 is an EMD so I'll put some work into that at some point.. :idea:
by jesse6669
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: 21 M Chassis Dimensions
Replies: 5
Views: 4208

Re: 21 M Chassis Dimensions

Thank you Graham!
by jesse6669
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: 21 M Chassis Dimensions
Replies: 5
Views: 4208

21 M Chassis Dimensions

I need the distance from center-to-center of the bogies (trucks) on the 21 M motorized chassis (this guy: https://www.tgauge.com/product/192/28/2 ... ed-chassis.

Anybody have one sitting around? Thank you in advance!
by jesse6669
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Box Model "Viaduct"
Replies: 9
Views: 6996

Re: Box Model "Viaduct"

Those look very good!
by jesse6669
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: 3D Printing for T Gauge
Topic: Viaduct sections....better late than never
Replies: 4
Views: 4173

Re: Viaduct sections....better late than never

Good looking modular viaduct, could pass for brick, stone or poured concrete when painted!
by jesse6669
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: Experimental Janney Knuckle Coupler
Replies: 6
Views: 5670

Re: Experimental Janney Knuckle Coupler

I reduced the size a bit, and added draft gear. I'm waiting for test models from Shapeways. Here's a rendering on my revised hopper car:
Coupler Render.jpg
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Of course the draft gear means body mounting, which will surely be problematic, but can be overcome I'm sure.
by jesse6669
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: Experimental Janney Knuckle Coupler
Replies: 6
Views: 5670

Experimental Janney Knuckle Coupler

For those of us in North America or Australia (or other parts of the world whose railways use a knuckle coupler), I always had a bit of a bone to pick with the stock T-gauge couplers. I designed one several years ago but the materials on Shapeways either weren't strong enough (FUD), or the bronze I ...
by jesse6669
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: JAM 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 1906

Re: JAM 2018

Very interesting!! Thanks for the report. That Shinkashen appears to be a type 700. Now checking on the distance on truck centers.. (but sadly not a C-C arrangement). https://lt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaizdas:JR_Central_Shinkansen_700.jpg https://lt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaizdas:JR_Central_Shinkansen_700.j...