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Forum: S Scale 08-31-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By phmo
Santa Fe 360s were bushed. I have two of them,...

Santa Fe 360s were bushed. I have two of them, one of which I replaced bushings on both powered trucks. I used Port Lines bushing kits. See Port Lines clinics for more info....
Forum: S Scale 10-31-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,190
Posted By phmo
I use Dawn also. Thought you may have found...

I use Dawn also. Thought you may have found something different and better. Always looking for new ideas.

Thanks,

PHM
Forum: S Scale 10-31-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,190
Posted By phmo
What did you use for the scrub in the tub? Dish...

What did you use for the scrub in the tub? Dish detergent?
Forum: S Scale 05-29-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,583
Posted By phmo
Using the Flyer reversing unit (E-unit) to change...

Using the Flyer reversing unit (E-unit) to change directions with a Flyer DC motor is entirely possible. I have a 342DC set up that way.

PHM
Forum: S Scale 04-11-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,184
Posted By phmo
I think you have an S Scale Locomotive and Supply...

I think you have an S Scale Locomotive and Supply Berkshire kit. See old catalog here:

http://www.sscalenews.com/downloads/sslscatalog.pdf

The company is still in business but no longer makes...
Forum: S Scale 12-31-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,228
Posted By phmo
I would be interested in hearing from those of...

I would be interested in hearing from those of you who have large motor AF locomotives as to how much more powerful they are compared to the small motor versions.

PHM
Forum: S Scale 11-09-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,220
Posted By phmo
Check Port Lines - Part No. PA9585 (ID: 1129) ...

Check Port Lines - Part No. PA9585 (ID: 1129) MARKER LAMP (cast) for pilots and tenders.
Forum: S Scale 11-05-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,988
Posted By phmo
The black spots are not something that is on the...

The black spots are not something that is on the chrome. They are spots where the chrome has worn or flaked off and the black plastic of the shell is showing through. They cannot be buffed out. I...
Forum: S Scale 07-15-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,068
Posted By phmo
I think they are American Flyer shells mounted on...

I think they are American Flyer shells mounted on Ace box car conversion frames with Ace trucks. I have several sets of Ace trucks and those look just like them. Portlines has Ace trucks for sale...
Forum: S Scale 05-01-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 831
Posted By phmo
I put a dab of clear silicone on the tabs on the...

I put a dab of clear silicone on the tabs on the bottom of the smoke box front. You may need to secure it with masking tape temporarliy until the silicone cures. The silicon will keep it secure...
Forum: S Scale 09-02-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,204
Posted By phmo
My 300, which I've had since Christmas 1952, 521T...

My 300, which I've had since Christmas 1952, 521T set, has plastic boiler and plastic tender. It's painted black.

PHM
Forum: S Scale 05-31-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,904
Posted By phmo
Ditto on the color fade!!! PHM

Ditto on the color fade!!!

PHM
Forum: S Scale 05-25-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,904
Posted By phmo
OOPS!! Disregard my reply Mark. I mis-read your...

OOPS!! Disregard my reply Mark. I mis-read your post.

PHM
Forum: S Scale 05-25-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,904
Posted By phmo
If you were cleaning a steam locomotive shell,...

If you were cleaning a steam locomotive shell, the black on the q-tip was most likely paint, not plastic. Flyer steam engine shells were made from black plastic and then painted black.

PHM
Forum: S Scale 02-27-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,282
Posted By phmo
Finally found the pictures of two of the cars. ...

Finally found the pictures of two of the cars. Notice the similarity to Flyer aluminum cars.

PHM0
Forum: S Scale 02-16-2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,863
Posted By phmo
This looks to me like it has been modified by...

This looks to me like it has been modified by adding an additional smoke outlet. Note the notch cut in the top plate just above the top outlet.
Forum: S Scale 01-19-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,282
Posted By phmo
Sorry, last link I sent was wrong. Too many tabs...

Sorry, last link I sent was wrong. Too many tabs open on the computer. Try this one for copy of the patent for the cars. Notice the similarities to AF extruded cars.
...
Forum: S Scale 01-19-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,282
Posted By phmo
More info here: ...

More info here:

http://www.nasg.org/Products/RR_LVL3_New_York_CentralPassenger_Cars.htm

http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/S-Scale/message/34736

and here:...
Forum: S Scale 01-19-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,282
Posted By phmo
A list of s gauge passenger cars that have been...

A list of s gauge passenger cars that have been available can be found here; http://trainweb.org/crocon/sinfo.html. The cars I have are listed as Sylvania/Midgage,
Forum: S Scale 01-19-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,282
Posted By phmo
Flyernut - I was looking for the distance between...

Flyernut - I was looking for the distance between the two truck rivets, but your measurement provides the same info. Many thanks.

Nuttn But Flyer - Midgage sold S gauge equipment back in the...
Forum: S Scale 01-19-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,282
Posted By phmo
AF Passenger Car Truck Centers

I am restoring 3 Midgage aluminum passenger coaches andwould like to mount them on Flyer knuckle coupler passenger trucks using the same centers as the Flyer coaches. Would one of you be able to...
Forum: S Scale 05-25-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,057
Posted By phmo
Reckers, are you sure this is a dc engine?

Reckers, are you sure this is a dc engine?
Forum: S Scale 05-04-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,176
Posted By phmo
Question for everybody: are the screws on the...

Question for everybody: are the screws on the side of the tender at the front original? None of my references show them and they look out of place.

Comment; Not to dispute the information that...
Forum: S Scale 04-23-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,155
Posted By phmo
After giving this more thought, you could...

After giving this more thought, you could probably just turn the washer around so that the dimpled surface is away from the armature shaft end.
Forum: S Scale 04-20-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,155
Posted By phmo
The part is a thrust washer. The dimple is not...

The part is a thrust washer. The dimple is not machined into the part. Purpose is to keep the armature centered within the field. Because the drive mechanism uses worm gears, the armature tends to...
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