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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/28/2019 :  6:15:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by potsy

Another trick of the trade thanks for the info Louis great job on the fire train


Mark



Thanks Mark for posting your comments and thoughts.



Louis
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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/28/2019 :  6:20:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by slimrails

Louis, are you going to reuse the Fox trucks on this car?



Hi Russ, yes, like the Pumper water car, and the Chemical car, I'm going to re-use the trucks for this tank car replacing the wheels with metal InterMountain wheels. For this train equipment I actually like the looks of the Fox trucks.



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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/28/2019 :  8:58:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
After dinner, just a few hours have passed, and the parts were removed from the Pine-Sol and scrubbed in soapy water. I was able to get the ends off the tank so the Pine-Sol that entered the tank is now gone from the insides. Below picture shows the parts cleaned, and stripped of paint. Once dried, they can be primed and painted.
I've used, and have on hand, "Simple Green", "91% alcohol" and "Chameleon" liquid model paint stripper (see picture below). Chameleon also had a Gel Formula. Of course Chameleon is no longer available. I try to start with the least aggressive stripper first.








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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/29/2019 :  8:36:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
After paint stripping, some badly needed scraping, making a new metal wire tank hand rail, and re-gluing some parts together, we have the primer coat put on.
The old used Roundhouse tank car trucks well be cleaned, rusted wheels will be removed, Iíll ream the truck bearings with an HO Truck Tuner Item #: 82838 from Micro-Mark, and replace the wheels with Intermountain 33Ē metal wheels. New Kadee #148 couplers will be used as well for this project, and the old couplers will be tossed.






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Ensign
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Posted - 01/29/2019 :  9:15:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Louis, so much for the expression "Let's get our hands dirty" For you it looks like let's get our hands clean!
Looks spic & span!

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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/30/2019 :  09:34:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for looking in Greg, and posting!


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potsy
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Posted - 01/30/2019 :  09:56:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks good Louis Always interesting to hear you advice I have used it a couple of times in hooking up switches and turnouts

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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/30/2019 :  10:42:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Getting there, not long now! Water tank has been painted fire red, tank car underframe flat black, brake wheel, tank ladders and foot walk platform painted barn red. Next step is assembly, and axillary water tank will be put into service.




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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/30/2019 :  10:47:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by potsy

Looks good Louis Always interesting to hear you advice I have used it a couple of times in hooking up switches and turnouts

Mark



Thanks Mark for posting your comments, however you lost me here, what have you used when "hooking up switches and turnouts"????




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potsy
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Posted - 01/30/2019 :  4:10:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It was a forum display about 5 yrs. ago where you hooked up mini switch and led green and red led light with diode to a tortoise switch using pos. neg. wiring. I am using it to hook all my switches to turnouts works really well.

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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/30/2019 :  4:17:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by potsy

It was a forum display about 5 yrs. ago where you hooked up mini switch and led green and red led light with diode to a tortoise switch using pos. neg. wiring. I am using it to hook all my switches to turnouts works really well.

Mark




OK Mark, I'm on page with you now. I think you are referring to this thread; http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=36668



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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/31/2019 :  2:21:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Completed axillary water tank car. The L&R now has an added water car to keep the fires at bay, helping the pumper water car providing that extra gallon of water. The next following project will be the Alco RS-2 refurbishing, painting and placing into service, to power the L&R Fire Fighting Service Equipment. I hope you like thus far.








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Bernd
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Posted - 01/31/2019 :  2:26:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm lovein' it. Great looking outfit. It'll really look great with that red RS-2.

Bernd



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George D
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Posted - 01/31/2019 :  3:52:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great looking set of cars.

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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/31/2019 :  7:04:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Bernd

I'm lovein' it. Great looking outfit. It'll really look great with that red RS-2.

Bernd



Thanks Bernd for your comments, checking in on the build, and yes soon your suggestion for a motive power will be posted.



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