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Thanks for the add to the forums! My name is James Schultz and I am a P48 modeler working on a Milwaukee Road layout between East Portal, MT and Avery, ID. 

 I do attend the Chicago O scale meet every year so just wanted to meet others on the forum and see what all everyone is into. 

Thanks!

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OGR Webmaster posted:

Welcome aboard, James!

Thank you sir! I appreciate the welcoming. 

 

Alan Hummel posted:

E21 James,glad to have you,"On board," with the rest of us!!

I model modern CSX and the rail lines,such as Family Lines System,Chessie,Seaboard System,etc.,that preceded the formation of CSX.

Al Hummel

Excellent! Specific area of operations or just a bit of everything? I always enjoyed the coal lines with the Chessie trains weaving there way through the hills. Some awesome places. 

Very good theme you are pursuing - Milwaukee Road electrification.  The Avery, ID yard has always been interesting, laid out in a narrow river canyon - and which handled steam, diesel and electrics.  Welcome, of course, and looking forward to seeing more of your developing layout and equipment.

   Proto48 Milwaukee electric?  This should yeild some very interesting postings indeed. Not my gig to build that way, but I can appreciate the level of dedication it takes to go proto48.

Welcome.

"Still trying to not shoot my eye out"

 

"Nursing insomnia one railcar at a time"

My aroma therapy? Smoke Pellets.

 





E21 James posted:

Thanks for the add to the forums! My name is James Schultz and I am a P48 modeler working on a Milwaukee Road layout between East Portal, MT and Avery, ID. 

 I do attend the Chicago O scale meet every year so just wanted to meet others on the forum and see what all everyone is into. 

Thanks!

EB707048-340A-458F-9454-F85AA1AD03FF

Welcome E21 James!

I am a fellow Proto48 modeler modeling the ATSF/BNSF merger transition era.

All the best,

John

Adriatic posted:

   Proto48 Milwaukee electric?  This should yeild some very interesting postings indeed. Not my gig to build that way, but I can appreciate the level of dedication it takes to go proto48.

Welcome.

Yes sir! I am currently working on a set of Box cab electics which My Father was able to Proto 48 the wheel sets. And I am in the middle of painting the car body. I also have a Little Joe and a steeple cab Protoed and running around layout. 

I have models on order from Midwestern Model works and Sunset to help complete the P48 collection. 

I wanted to take on something much different and P48 seemed like a challenge. My Father helped me get into it. 😁

CBQer posted:

E21,

I am also a Milwaukee nut. My favorite loco is the SDL-39. I have several photos taken in Spencer, IA. I wish some one made one but no.

Welcome to the site.

Dick

Spencer, IA 

I used to work for the DM&E out of Mason City IA and I worked the B42 out of Emmetsburg, IA that went to Spencer and back. Even went as far as Sheldon where the track now dead ends. So much history. I was able to roll with the Milwaukee’s SD40-2s (IC&E 6300s) on that line as well. 

 

I’m with ya on the SDL. I know someone out there built a number of them out of Weaver GP38s. They were at the Chicago O scale meet a number of years ago. Beautifully built. 

I don't do electrics, but converting that MLW electric loco had to be a challenge.  You must have some pretty good capabilities at hand since there are no commercial parts.  Did you bring the side frames inbd as well, or just the wheels? Good luck and look forward to more photos and discussions.

 

BH 

up148 posted:

I don't do electrics, but converting that MLW electric loco had to be a challenge.  You must have some pretty good capabilities at hand since there are no commercial parts.  Did you bring the side frames inbd as well, or just the wheels? Good luck and look forward to more photos and discussions.

 

BH 

Good evening. Depending on the conversion we have done both the wheel and side frame. The pictures I have included are of my Box Cab E50. Here the wheels were turned down from the back side to give the proper tread and flange width. Wheels were popped off the axles and centered on the lathe and cut down to thw proper size. Squared back on the axles and off for testing. The side frames on this electric were not moved in. They can be, but quite a hassle with a pivoting set of side frames. 

I have a Little Joe with a midwestern model works conversion, and a Joe with our conversions. Also have a steeple cab converted. All work very well. 

 

James

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bob2 posted:

What will you do for a Bipolar?

Good evening! I have a Northwest Shortline Bipolar. We have yet to convert this electric to P48 but we are working on a design to rework the drive. Wheels won’t be an issue on the lathe. 

 

James

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E21 James posted:

Good evening! I have a Northwest Shortline Bipolar. We have yet to convert this electric to P48 but we are working on a design to rework the drive. Wheels won’t be an issue on the lathe. 

 

James

Welcome aboard!

One of my retirement motorcycle dream trips is to hopefully follow the entire 440 miles of the Rocky Mountain Division on my dirt bike someday.  First I have to figure out how to tow it there with my Road King. 

I'm a PRR steam era modeler but I am seriously entertaining proto-lancing a PRR electrifcation in western PA in the vein of Bob Hegge and the CML. 

Rob M. ARHS # 3846 PRRT&HS # 8141 EPTC "Life Is Like A Mountain Railway, With An Engineer That's Brave..."

E21 James posted:
CBQer posted:

E21,

I am also a Milwaukee nut. My favorite loco is the SDL-39. I have several photos taken in Spencer, IA. I wish some one made one but no.

Welcome to the site.

Dick

Spencer, IA 

I used to work for the DM&E out of Mason City IA and I worked the B42 out of Emmetsburg, IA that went to Spencer and back. Even went as far as Sheldon where the track now dead ends. So much history. I was able to roll with the Milwaukee’s SD40-2s (IC&E 6300s) on that line as well. 

 

I’m with ya on the SDL. I know someone out there built a number of them out of Weaver GP38s. They were at the Chicago O scale meet a number of years ago. Beautifully built. 

E21,

And I am just down the road from you in Sioux City.

Dick

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Welcome to the Forum James!!  I live about an hour drive north of Pittsburgh and model Western Maryland and Baltimore & Ohio, steam and early diesel era.  I modeled in HO and N scale since I was about 12, but switched to O gauge Hi-rail 6 years ago.

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