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 Posted: Thu Oct 26th, 2017 02:42 pm
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" Thanks for this thread, chaps. I've ordered the John Ahern book for future reference "



Hi Daniel :wave:



Did the 'Miniature Locomotive Construction' book arrive ...

... and what did you think of it ?



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I have the Ahern book.  It is good.  I built some loco decades ago and hope to do some more of that.

I wish somebody would publish a compilation of Thornburgh articles.  My first attempts were guided by his work.  

Basic hand tools, and practice, are all you need to build model locomotives.  It is amazing what you can do with a good jewelers saw, some files, needle nose pliers and a hefty soldering iron. 

Of course, now I have a full machine shop.  Talk about a learning curve.

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Woodie:

I remember, as a teenager, visiting an O scale railroad and watching a fully sprung and equalized mallet (GN prototype, I forget which one) moving, very  slowly, from the turntable.  There was a very slight elevation difference between the turntable and the track.

It was a very impressive sight.  One that has stayed with me for over 50 years.  Hard to describe.

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