I'll show you mine, if you show me yours!

Discussion in 'Logging, Mining and Industrial Railroads' started by Drew Toner, Sep 27, 2003.

  1. Drew Toner

    Drew Toner Member

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    I have been stock piling all my logging stuff for the up-coming winter months! Well, up here in Alberta, winter is just around the corner.

    So... I got started on the new Manns Creek log buggy. But I have a problem with the way the 'link' coupler attaches to the center sile.

    What I ended up with, seems to be about the same height as the Kadee#5 would be, but when you attach the front and back plates, they don't look right. I tried to 'squeeze' the coupler between the two rails, but I had to spread the two apart to get it to fit. It doesn't look right and I'm not sure what I am doing wrong. Any ideas?

    Drew

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  2. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Not sure what the problem is, but I love that Skelton car! Got you brake beams and all! What scale is she? I'll be doin' some myself soon!
  3. Drew Toner

    Drew Toner Member

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    Log buggies

    Jon,

    they are in fact HO. Brake beams, brake shoes and link and pin couple.
    It is the 'coupler' that is mounted "below" the rails that looks to be too low. The square plate that the coupler fits through also seems to be too low. I thought that the couple might fit between the rails but is a tad too wide and the rails would have to be spread.

    The instructions for these cars are really bad, and it is imposable to see what the drawing is supposed to be. I also bought the Red Ball Manns Creek side dumps, and they have better instructions, but I'm still not sure how the coupler is supposed to attach.

    Drew
  4. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

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    Coupler troubles aside, that is one NICE log car, Drew! :)
  5. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    hmmmm, maybe you can find a good prototype drawing and see the proper position and then wing it.

    Such a nice car, it would be ashame to have a flaw you are not satisfied with. Even f it's not noticable to others, it will always stand out when you look at it. At least that's been my experiance.

    If got some plans if you would like to see them, just e-mail me and I'll send them to you. Maybe some proto pics too.
  6. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    Nice log car, sorry cannot help you with that link & pin, never seen one.
    Shamus
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  7. frisco2008

    frisco2008 New Member

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    Link and Pin couplings on Mann's Creek Log Buggies

    Here is a dwg reference from the Gazette that may help:

    1996 Jan/Feb P p56 Mann's Creek Railroad Caboose (8 Wheel Bobber)
  8. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Welcome to the-gauge frisco!!!

    What do ya model?