The Proto:87 Journal
The Publication of the Proto:87 Special Interest Group
Edited by René Gourley
All articles are the copyright of their original authors
- SIG Coordinator, René Gourley describes recent correspondence with the Scalefour
Society, as well as the current status of the NMRA Recommended Practice. Not willing
to wait until the RP is accepted, he then goes on to map the future direction of his own
modelling efforts in Proto:87.
- Time to do Our Homework
- Roger Miener argues that we should study and validate the Model Railway Study
Group's recommendations before pressing ahead with the NMRA Recommended
Practice, and certainly before making any proposal to ammend Proto:87.
- Versines and Curvature
- With a chart for calculating versines, Malcolm Cross indicates the amount of
gauge-widening required for equipment to operate around various curves.
- On Tolerance
- An original member of the Model Railway Study Group, Malcolm Cross points out the
necessity for accepted standard dimensions, accompanied by sufficient tolerance to allow
economical manufacture of components.
- Canadian track for the Turn of the Century
- René Gourley gets down to detailed track modelling. The article describes how plastic
spikes are formed in place, next to rails glued to wooden ties.
- Equalizing Truck from Red Caboose
- Roger Miener examines and describes in detail the Bettendorf T-section truck from Red
Caboose. He then proceeds to offer suggestions for conversion to Proto:87.
- Proto:87 Wheels for a Bachmann GP 40
- Anxious to have an operable locomotive, Keith Norgrove details the steps he took to
rewheel an old diesel model.
- The Proto:87 Wheel Profile
- Joe Brook Smith, an original member of the Model Railway Study Group, describes the
form and function of the Proto:87 wheel profile.
- Hopur Conversion of Roco 100
- Peter Thomin reports on the Roco-V 100 conversion kit, and his experiences with
running the HOpur engine under a variety of conditions.
- Proto:87 Stores
- A list of items currently available from our volunteer store-keeper, Andy Reichert.