1. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Fantastic workmanship Jon
  2. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Thank you good friends!

    Stan, sure, I'll make a drawin' and parts list. Probably make these at 1/3 to 1/2 price of ready made. Probably be a couple of weeks before I can get it done.

    I believe the brand of the brass is metalworks. It's carried by Menards, and Lowes may carry the same brand. Then you need trucks of your choice, kadee #5's, the lower half of the pocket, and either carve the upper half, or much easier just use a kadee .015 shim. And lots of NBWs. 32 for each disco. :eek:
  3. Steam Donkey

    Steam Donkey Member

    Thanks Jon! Sounds great. Would you please PM me and let me know roughly how many $ you were thinkin'?

    I better hire some extra LPBs down at Stan's Logging Equipment and Accessories and get ready to start building buggies! :D

  4. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    This is the first drawing, not to scale, and I will need to label everything.

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  5. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Actually, I think I'll draw it over to scale in O. I just did this real fast as I have a few minutes to spare.
  6. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Bill of Materials

    The name brand of all the brass is "Metal Works" from Menards.

    1 - .081 brass rod -- coupler pins

    2 - 3/32" X 3/16" brass rectangular tube -- inner bunk

    3 - 5/32" X 5/16" brass rectangular tube -- backbone

    4 - .015" X 1/8" X 1/8" brass channel -- outer bunk (optional)

    5 - 2 1/2" HO scale NBW (grand line #5094)

    6 - 1 3/4" HO scale NBW (tichy #8016)

    7 - kadee #5 coupler

    8 - part of kadee #232 pocket (part with the bushing

    9 - .015" shim kadee #211 (the other half of #232 may be used if trimmed, but it is somewhat difficult to get smooth action)

    10 - small rod for supports

    11 - Trucks, wheelsets and mounting screw, your call.
  7. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    This is HO scale and should be close to scale.

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  8. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    Very nicely done, Jon
    I'll have to put a string of them on my to-do list.
  9. bpate

    bpate Member

    Jon, Those disconnects look great. Well done. Its been a while since last posted here. Glad I took a look again.

  10. rguyett

    rguyett Member

    Excellant workmanship as always
    enjoyed the pics in extreme detail
    I will also try building some
    thanks again
  11. Cinnibar

    Cinnibar Member



    Neat looking disconnects! I can hear them creaking and squeaking along the line. :D

    In reference to.............
    (don't ya love it when they explode?)

    Awhile back I picked up a tip from one of the magazines. Give your cut-off wheels a drop of CA on both sides and smear it around coating both sides of the disc. They won't be indestructible but it does make them quite a bit tougher. Just thought I'd pass that one along. :)
  12. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    Thanks Jack. Boy can I use that tip.
  13. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

  14. philip

    philip Guest


    Those are cool! must of missed this thread:oops:

  15. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Bump for Fred :D

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