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 Posted: Thu Nov 12th, 2009 02:53 pm
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Herb Kephart
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Huw-

A lot of interesting facts there, particularly since for years I have modeled American trolleys (your trams) in 1/48, even at one point making and selling white metal body kits. Getting away from that now, more into heavier electric and getting into R/C steam and diesel.

Thanks for sharing!


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 Posted: Thu Nov 12th, 2009 03:42 pm
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Gentlemen,

Thanks for the helpful comments.

As you might have guessed, I've been doing some reading about steam trams (hence the stuff about the Locomotives Acts of 1861 and 1865). In fact, I quite enjoy this research stuff (and it comes a lot cheaper than messing up kits - but that's something I'm going to have to do sometime).

Thanks also for the kit suggestions. They look right up my street - I think I might be looking out for places in the UK that sell them.

I've also wondered about the Airfix "London B Type Bus" kit - as the basis for a railmotor (in a similar vein to Shefflex, Tartary, Verney or Irish NG). Not viable at present, as the kits aren't in the shops - but they re-release them every so often, so I'll keep my eyes open.

In case you're wondering why I've heard of the French companies, I'm currently re-reading this book:

The Light Railway Railcar in Western Europe  by  WJK Davies  ( Plateway Press - ISBN 1 871980 52 6 )

There'd be enough ideas in this book to keep me quiet for decades. I particularly like the scale drawings.

Rather neatly, it also brings us back to that lovely restored railmotor earlier in the thread.

Regards,

Huw.

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 Posted: Thu Nov 12th, 2009 06:10 pm
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Just looked at the video again, and noticed the sign (I know what it means) between the tramway name and the coach number.

I usually can provide that service, when called for--even when not called for! :w:


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 Posted: Thu Nov 19th, 2009 06:19 pm
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intersting stuff about the 4 cyl maxwell engine originally installed.

The 1916 thru 1925 maxwell was all the same thru those years. Chrysler  bought maxwell in 1924 and used that same 4 cyl motor in various chrysler models 1925--1928.

They changed the motor slightly for the introduction of the 1928 plymouth and that lasted until 1932 when the 4 cyclinder production ended.

The cylinder head gasket for all these years is basically the same with the exception of the size of a few water jacket holes , the cylinder bore remained the same. The 1929--1932 plymouth for some reason had the cylinder head rounded off on the top corners.

This info is from my prior life as GASKET KING COMPANY LIMITED specializing in 1909--1950 cylinder head gaskets , new original old stock.

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 Posted: Thu Nov 19th, 2009 08:02 pm
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Mike~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Do you have a head  gasket for a 1997 Plymouth Voyager SE It's a little bit later than the mode;s you mentioned but you never can tell.

Just letting you knowyour messages are being read by all and sundry.

Cheers,

BC or muj

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 Posted: Thu Nov 19th, 2009 09:35 pm
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Sorry Mudge, i only carried headgaskets for the years 1909 to 1950 only.

What you want is available thru any auto parts jobber or store....pep boys and all those.  If you can get it easily over the counter, i would never come into your field of vision.

Its only when the parts guy looks you directly in the eye and laughingly says......."YOUR ASKING ME FOR WHAT YEAR" , then and only then would i possibly be your supplier.  Heck i did not even carry 1909--1950 ford gaskets because you could still get them over the counter.

I sold my complete old inventory of 30,000 + cylinder head gaskets in 1989 to a guy from port orchard washington, he became the new Gasket King and i retired at 44 years of age.

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Mike~~~~~~~~~~

I was KIDDING!

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 Posted: Fri Nov 20th, 2009 03:59 am
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Awwwww, Muj-you never kid anybody! You better watch out, I will post a photo of your new T shirt en Espanol.....Say goodnight, Gracie.

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 Posted: Fri Nov 20th, 2009 12:08 pm
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well, mudge, your old enough to remember seeing a lot of the cars from the 30's and thats a good thing.

mike

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 Posted: Fri Nov 20th, 2009 04:52 pm
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Yep, Mike~~~~~~~~~

My ole brain processor doesn't work for the last 20 years but it's razor sharp for everything before that. I remember riding in Franklins and my Dads church puchased an old Chandler. I can barely remember our family had a horse (and stable) for the family buckboard. Others were Brushes (not running) and a Maxwell or two and of course Model Ts. A friend and I twice drove a 1915 T from Waco, TX to Alaska and back for the newspaper story but that was shortly after WWII. Both times we had enough parts to build one if needed. No Stanley Steamers but there was a Doble and I was given a White electric from a very old lady who had been a family friend for years. That happened during the war when gas rationing was in vogue. In mint condition,too. Planning ahead, I drove it in two days to Bonham TX where I was a flight instructor for WWII Aviation cadets and then kept it running around Bonham for a year. A real blast. Never ran out of electricity. Built my own charger. My first car was a1940 Ford 60 business coupe but due to the lack of anti freeze I had to cobble two water punp impellers from aluminum to replace the Bakelite ones chewed up by the ice in the cooling system. Them were the days! Willys Knights, Oaklands, Mack solid tired trucks and of course all the Reos, Chevtolets, Cadillacs, etc. I have skipped around in time but....

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