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Re: Seeking info about CLW H16-44 drawing of B-B Trucks Assembly...

Jay C ·
I was thinking of emailing you info on contacting the owner of CLW but your email address isn't listed with your profile. If you email me (my email is listed) I will send you his contact info. Jay
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Re: Seeking info about CLW H16-44 drawing of B-B Trucks Assembly...

bob2 ·
I can be of no help - I never follow model instructions. But I believe CLW did both the 16-44 and the 20-44. Not positive. Here is a cast 16-66 that may or may not have all its wheels on the track:
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Re: Seeking info about CLW H16-44 drawing of B-B Trucks Assembly...

Questor ·
Here are the pics PRRJIM requested... Caption Caption Caption Caption
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Re: Seeking info about CLW H16-44 drawing of B-B Trucks Assembly...

Questor ·
Here is my 2nd attempt at posting pics - now as attachments... Apparently PdF files will not convert for this website and cant be posted as Attachments, while large JPG pics can't be inserted in messages ! Please note the FM H16-44 Trucks I have are B-B an not ALCO Tri-Mount nor Baldwin Trucks. The slight problem I have is the Front Retainer Bar has to be soldered or attached by screws to backside of each Truck's sideframe shown in pic1. I will try to use WIX solder if this is the best way...
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Re: Seeking info about CLW H16-44 drawing of B-B Trucks Assembly...

prrjim ·
Hmm that is a very interesting kit. I'm glad to see it. Thanks.
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Re: Seeking info about CLW H16-44 drawing of B-B Trucks Assembly...

Marty Milner ·
i believe your kit is a locomotive workshop rather than a central locomotive kit. Bob Smith (CLW) always used brass castings while Jan Lorenzen (LWS) used Britannia castings as he called his white metal castings. His etching were a lighter brass than CLW. It looks like a nice kit and should build a neat loco.
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Re: GRJ, GGG, Marty, and others - Lionel FM Train Master Century Club II questions, help, info

Marty Fitzhenry ·
Do the following. After programming the engines to the TMCC ID you want. Do the restore feature setting. That is engine # then AUX-1 then the number 8. This is done in the program mode. After entering number 8, slide your program switch back to run. I have worked on a good number of these engines in the past years. They are good runners. Many get sold (dumped) because of erratic running. I found the Achille's heel that causes that. Near the bottom of the smoke unit is a board that has plugs...
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Re: GRJ, GGG, Marty, and others - Lionel FM Train Master Century Club II questions, help, info

Marty Fitzhenry ·
One last item. If you are inside, pull and reseat all your modular boards. You have a find.
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Re: K-Line FMs Question

dPrasse ·
So , I need a pair of those K-Line TMs , too , eh ?
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Re: K-Line FMs Question

Dan Padova ·
I wound up buying one late last year. It is beautiful and has smoke and horn !
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Re: K-Line FMs Question

bob2 ·
I have 2- railed five of them, and I really have no love at all for plastic trains. These things are stunningly detailed and easy to convert. Flanges on all axles, just like God intended. Two of them were shortened to become CNW "baby" Train Masters.
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Re: K-Line FMs Question

dPrasse ·
I remember your two shortened “Baby” units ... CNW ... pretty ... so , easy to convert to 2 rail ? I’m starting to get the idea I need to 2 rail my FM collection ... hehehe
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Re: K-Line FMs Question

scott.smith ·
I was less than thrilled with my K-line Virginian Trainmaster. The first one they sent me all the screwpost were broken. I asked them to replace it. They sent me one with the paint scraped off. "That's all we have." I sold it. Scott Smith
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Re: K-Line FMs Question

dPrasse ·
http://www.legacykline.com/app...ml?useraction=search
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Re: K-Line FMs Question

Dan Padova ·
I just tried running my K-Line Train Master on my layout. It fouls on two places where my Lionel does not. Not by much but enough to limit running it to the outside loop. I suspect the slight difference in pivot points combined with the blind wheel location makes the body swing ever so slightly more than it's Lionel cousin.
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Re: Central Locomotive Works (CLW) + List of O-Scale Diesel Models Kits they manufactured?

big train ·
I know CLW did the sd40-2, at least one tunnel motor, and the sd45-2. I dont believe they did anything after the sd45-2, meaning the sd50 and onward. I also dont know if they did the the sd38-2. It would have made sense, given the number of parts that are shared with the sd40-2. Jim
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Re: Central Locomotive Works (CLW) + List of O-Scale Diesel Models Kits they manufactured?

prrjim ·
I have never heard of CLW putting kits together for other companies. I also don't think they bought/acquired the Kemtron line. P&D Hobbies ended up with the RS3 kit and parts from Kemtron. I have heard of lots of drive kits and/or parts. They were a primary source for building up a nice drive for a diesel for years along with All Nation. the GPs I have seen are the GP35 and GP40. I think they also did the SD-40. Not sure about the GP38 but it makes sense. I have never personally seen a...
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Re: Central Locomotive Works (CLW) + List of O-Scale Diesel Models Kits they manufactured?

Questor ·
I forgot to add that CLW also made an EMD GP-30...
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Re: Central Locomotive Works (CLW) + List of O-Scale Diesel Models Kits they manufactured?

AGHRMatt ·
I think Lou shut down the business some time ago. Don't recall him selling it off.
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Re: Central Locomotive Works (CLW) + List of O-Scale Diesel Models Kits they manufactured?

Questor ·
Hi PRRJIM, Yes, CLW did make an RS-3 Chassis Kit. Here is a pic of a CLW F-7... ... Here is the box for an H16-44 Chassis (unconfirmed)... Regards, Steve
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Re: Central Locomotive Works (CLW) + List of O-Scale Diesel Models Kits they manufactured?

Jay C ·
Nope, he's still there. He's geared mostly to building the models and selling them RTR. Selling kits isn't worth it anymore. At least that's the impression he gave me. Jay
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Re: Central Locomotive Works (CLW) + List of O-Scale Diesel Models Kits they manufactured?

Keystoned Ed ·
I understand CLW's last diesel kit was to be of a Baldwin 2000 HP DT-6-6-2000 center cab transfer unit like the ones owned by the EJ&E. A pilot model was built by Bernie Gallagher for Bob Smith but I believe Bob passed away before the kit went into full production. Has anyone seen a CLW transfer diesel - kit or built-up? Bernie was the chief mechanical officer on the restored Dover Harbor Pullman owned by the DC Chapter of the NRHS as well as a talented DC area O scaler. He had a close...
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Re: Central Locomotive Works (CLW) + List of O-Scale Diesel Models Kits they manufactured?

PRRMP54 ·
The GP30 body was imported by NJ Custom Brass and had a CLW drive installed.
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Re: Central Locomotive Works (CLW) + List of O-Scale Diesel Models Kits they manufactured?

Jay C ·
"Has anyone seen a CLW transfer diesel kit or built-up.?" Yes, CLW did a few. Jay
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Re: Central Locomotive Works (CLW) + List of O-Scale Diesel Models Kits they manufactured?

railroad-guy ·
I am not allowed to link here but The O Scale Resource january-february-2016 issue page 58 has a picture of one built by Bruce Morally and now owned by Frank McCabe of the Rockford O Scalers.
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Re: Central Locomotive Works (CLW) + List of O-Scale Diesel Models Kits they manufactured?

bob2 ·
Two vastly different PAs were produced. The earlier sand-cast was far more accurate. Apparently an all sand-cast center cab was produced, and a brass/bronze cast NW-2.
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Re: Central Locomotive Works (CLW) + List of O-Scale Diesel Models Kits they manufactured?

Carey Williams ·
Hello all ...this lovely CLW Fairbanks Morse surfaced at the March meet ...runs very well ...nice and heavy Cheers Carey
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Re: Central Locomotive Works (CLW) + List of O-Scale Diesel Models Kits they manufactured?

bob2 ·
Very nice. Chain drive, or CLW worms on all axles?
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Re: Central Locomotive Works (CLW) + List of O-Scale Diesel Models Kits they manufactured?

Carey Williams ·
Hello Bob...hope this bottom shot helps identify the drive .... Bob Smith made this engine as a non powered display piece initially for FM as a promotional piece to drum up business from railroads ?????
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Re: Central Locomotive Works (CLW) + List of O-Scale Diesel Models Kits they manufactured?

CBQer ·
All I can say is that two Atlas F units pulled all 12 Zephyr cars with no problems. Dick
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Re: Central Locomotive Works (CLW) + List of O-Scale Diesel Models Kits they manufactured?

bob2 ·
Weren't they delivered with two axle power? Thanks Corey - that is the latest CLW power iteration. No wonder it runs so well. Except for the Delrin chain and U joints, I regard that setup as the best of the commercially available Diesel power. By "commercially available" I am excluding the excellent work done by Jay C, MMW, Kleinschmidt, Jerry Snow, Henry Bultmann - you get the idea.
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Re: Central Locomotive Works (CLW) + List of O-Scale Diesel Models Kits they manufactured?

luvindemtrains ·
Well here's my entry. I don't know much about the unit besides it runs well, it has a Pittman motor, it was made by CLW, and it's a GP20 which is what I have been looking for. I'm not sure if it originally came as a kit or not. The paint job looks to be custom but I will be changing that to reflect the one of the road names I run. Dave
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Re: Central Locomotive Works (CLW) + List of O-Scale Diesel Models Kits they manufactured?

Frank McCabe ·
That’s an interesting model you have there! Although it’s for a private road, the current color scheme is rather attractive, IMO. I always liked the GP-20 and you don’t see models of them very often in O Scale. A good find, for sure. BTW, I assume you mean the motor is a “Pittman” rather than a “Pullman”.
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Re: Central Locomotive Works (CLW) + List of O-Scale Diesel Models Kits they manufactured?

luvindemtrains ·
Hey Frank, Thanks for the correction on the type of motor, I did mean Pittman. I do like the paint scheme as well and am in no rush to change it. Eventually I will, simply because I don't want to wait until I "find" the exact road name I am looking for. As you have stated it was a rare find and am not sure when I will come across another. Dave
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Re: Central Locomotive Works (CLW) + List of O-Scale Diesel Models Kits they manufactured?

Frank McCabe ·
You are right, Dave. I suspect they are as rare as hen’s teeth, so it’s good you got this one. Considering how many locomotives the Rockford O Scalers have on our layout, we only have one GP-20 and it is a Milwaukee Road kitbash job based on a Red Caboose GP-9.
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Re: Central Locomotive Works (CLW) + List of O-Scale Diesel Models Kits they manufactured?

luvindemtrains ·
That's certainly no surprise to me. I am not quite sure why this unit is so scarce in 2 Rail? I mean it's wasn't a rare unit in its hay day.
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Re: Central Locomotive Works (CLW) + List of O-Scale Diesel Models Kits they manufactured?

Carey Williams ·
Hello all ... Bob Smith / Central Locomotive Works .... involved with many many locomotive projects ... here are a few The EMD E7 The cast PA's ... the later ones are all different ...( not as nice in my opinion) The Berkshire ...which was a Lenoir / Hines piece...which Hines failed to pay Adam and Son for ...so it went to Bob Smith ... You like the GMC GM switcher ??? that was Bob's also ..a few of the cast brass versions are out there ..not many before the project went to GMC As Bob...
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Re: Central Locomotive Works (CLW) + List of O-Scale Diesel Models Kits they manufactured?

john handlogten ·
Attached are two pictures of the center cabs that Bruce Morrall built and now owned by Frank McCabe as mentioned by Dan Dawdy. Unfortunately Bruce passed away on October 22. Frank also has a CLW Pennsy center cab that has a lot of extra detail added to it but I'm not sure where it is at the moment.
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Re: Central Locomotive Works (CLW) + List of O-Scale Diesel Models Kits they manufactured?

bob2 ·
Those are neat! And I do not care for the big transfer Diesel. The orange and green is striking! I take it both are the etched versions with lost wax trucks?
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Re: Central Locomotive Works (CLW) + List of O-Scale Diesel Models Kits they manufactured?

Keystoned Ed ·
Thanks for posting the EJ&E photos John. The word "rare" is at times misapplied to O scale 2 rail models (especially on eBay) - it is apropos for a CLW Baldwin transfer diesel. I believe the only other commercially made transfer diesel in O scale were the Lima-Hamilton ones done by MTH.
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Re: Central Locomotive Works (CLW) + List of O-Scale Diesel Models Kits they manufactured?

Billsrr ·
I have built and three railed aF3, a GP 35 and a Kemtron Rs 3.
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Re: Central Locomotive Works (CLW) + List of O-Scale Diesel Models Kits they manufactured?

bob2 ·
Is it an optical illusion, or do the hoods actually gain some height as they go from cab to end?
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Re: Central Locomotive Works (CLW) + List of O-Scale Diesel Models Kits they manufactured?

Frank McCabe ·
Hi All, Here are some photos of our other CLW Center Cab which is a Pennsylvania unit. We are not sure who the builder was but it is finished with a high degree of detail for a CLW kit. And, of course the CLW mechanism is bulletproof and it runs well. So, The Rockford O Scalers are very pleased to have three of these CLW Center Cab models on the layout.
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Re: Central Locomotive Works (CLW) + List of O-Scale Diesel Models Kits they manufactured?

bob2 ·
Same optical illusion. I put a straightedge on the photo, so either the locomotive is supposed to be swaybacked, or Smith made a mistake. I have some prototype photos in a Stauffer book somewhere.
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Re: Central Locomotive Works (CLW) + List of O-Scale Diesel Models Kits they manufactured?

prrhorseshoecurve ·
I would love to get a kit like that and throw an MTH 3 rail drive into it. It's definitely different than the MTH Lima unit.
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Re: Central Locomotive Works (CLW) + List of O-Scale Diesel Models Kits they manufactured?

Frank McCabe ·
Regarding the Center Cabs, the EJ&E mainline ran behind my grade school in Park Forest, IL and I was fascinated by these locomotives which I saw every day. When I heard CLW was going to make a kit, I knew I had to have one. As mentioned above, Bruce Morrall built the kit and I had it custom painted in the orange and green “football” scheme. We also had an EJ&E caboose custom built by Malcolm Byrd to run with the Center Cab. So, now I am reliving my youth!
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Re: Central Locomotive Works (CLW) + List of O-Scale Diesel Models Kits they manufactured?

Frank McCabe ·
BTW, EMD re-engined some of the EJ&E Center Cabs and as a result the new locomotive hoods sloped up toward the cab and overhung the walkways. The CLW model is a stock Baldwin unit as delivered which has the original straight hood. Here is a prototype photo of an EJ&E unit in its original configuration.
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Re: Central Locomotive Works (CLW) + List of O-Scale Diesel Models Kits they manufactured?

Frank McCabe ·
The Rockford O Scalers have a number of other CLW locomotives on the layout including EMD E8s, SD40, GP30 and Alco PAs. Here are some pictures of the SD40 and GP30.
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