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On this episode of Large Scale Consolidated Live our guest is Shawn Fields. Shawn has been into the hobby for quite some time and his layout the “ELSIE” (Elevated Live Steam & Electric) has known several homes. Shawn is dedicated to his hobby and always working on some project ranging from simple repairs on locomotives and rolling stock to 3d printing replacements he can’t find or weren’t made. Everyone will find Shawn very relatable because deep down we’re all a little like him. Make sure you check out Shawn's YouTube channel as well and subscribe if you like!
So, what are some of the things we are going to see and discuss in this episode?
Video of Shawn’s elevated G scale layout, the “ELSIE” (in its former home and where it resides now), how the layout was constructed and the history behind it.
Behind the scenes look at how Shawn set up his layout with fully automatic track signals and railroad crossings.
A “how to” on lowering freight cars by modifying the trucks (USA & Aristo).
How to easily body mount kadee couplers on aristo streamlined aluminum passenger cars.
A tutorial on how to take apart the aristo ball bearing gearbox (using all new 3d printed parts), inspect it, lubricate and reassemble it. This gearbox is found in the vast majority of the later run Aristo engines and most likely the same one in the Bachmann Dash 9 when it’s released.
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