Ted Doskaris' Vignettes & Presentations Ted has graciously allowed the presentation of his "vignettes" and other information here on this site. These are in-depth, technical reviews and observations of various parts of the hobby. You will appreciate Ted's style and insight. I did, and that was the impetus for offering a permanent home for this information. The information can be accessed in 4 ways: The vignettes will be found referenced in the various sections of the web site as applicable, normally under rolling stock, motive power, and track. The complete web site menu structure is available (as always) by clicking the 3 horizontal lines in the far upper left of this page. The complete index of vignettes is also here in the 8 pages listed with links below. You can search for any subject with the search function in the top menu. Links to presentations and other information: BAGRS 10 Feb 2018 Presentation Master index & links to the 8 pages of vignettes: Page 1 Aristo GP40 adding weights AML freight truck problems AML covered hoppers AML Bethgons AML Roller bearings Aristo lowered floors and Kadees Aristo #6 turnout Aristo 40' DD box Aristo 100 ton hopper & Kadees Aristo Freight BB retrofit Page 2 Aristo covered hopper AML reefers Aristo streamliners Aristo E8 coupler Aristo Evans car improvements Aristo Evans car & Kadees Aristo Flat and Gondola lowered, weighted, Kadees Aristo 40' plug box adding Barber trucks Aristo GP40 & SD45 Kadee Aristo GP40 Page 3 Aristo-Craft on-board video camera system GP40 Smoking Motors & Debilitated Wheels Aristo-Craft Heavyweight Passenger Car 3 Axle Truck Types Aristo-Craft Knuckle Coupler Tests Lowered Floors for 40 Foot Cars Aristo-Craft Mallet Vignette Aristo-Craft Metal Wheels Issues Aristo-Craft 40' MKT Double Door Box Cars Napa Valley Wine Train Aristo-Craft pulse width control (PWC) Page 4 Aristo Revolution 15 Amp Base Station Implementation with PWC / Linear control Aristo Rock Island 100 ton hopper car Aristo Roof Walks - New Style Aristo RS-3 Weights Aristo SD45 Weights & Railing Installation Aristo Signal Bridge ART-7110 Electrical Nuances Aristo SS 90 Deg Crossover Aristo Tank Car with Body Mounted Kadee 907s Aristo Triple Heading U25Bs & SD45 Aristo Truck Spring Installation Page 5 Aristo Turnout Motors Aristo U25B Potential Instability Aristo WR Turnout Cotton Belt Blue Streak Freight Train Custom Kadee Coupler Boxes for Aristo Locos Kadee 880 & 980 Coupler Gauges Kadee #1 vs. G couplers - Metal Coupler Box Kadees for USAT Bay & Extended Vision Cabooses Layout Experiences by Ted Lionel Flangeless Drivers, Adriatic Page 6 Prototype & Model Turnout Observations SS Wheels for Aristo Diesels USAT 4 Bay Hoppers & Kadee 830s USAT GP38 Kadee Centerset Install, Abandoning Traction Tires & Various Mods USAT SD70MAC Experiences USAT SP Hydra-Cushion Boxcar & Kadee 830s USAT Intermodal & Kadee Couplers USAT Streamliners with Kadee 906 centerset couplers Aristo Heavyweight Passenger Car & Body Mount Kadee 907s LGB Modern Tank Car - Weighted, Lowered, Kadees Page 7 LGB SG 40' Box & Body Mount Kadee 906 Kadee Body Mount Considerations LGB 50' Flat Car, Lowering & Kadee 907s LGB Center Flow Hopper Car w/Kadee Couplers SplitJaw Bridge Clamps USA Trains SD40 Snow Plow Relocation USA Trains Modern Tank Cars & Body Mount Kadee Couplers USA Trains 60 foot Box Car Body Mount Factory vs. Kadee Knuckle Couplers LGB Modern 50 foot Box Car & Body Mount Kadee 907s LGB's American Standard Gauge 1/29 Scale Trucks & Mods for Car Lowering Page 8 Aristo FA1/FB1 Lowered & Body Mount Kadee 907s USA Trains 70 ton Hopper - Repairs & Kadees Upgrading Aristo-Craft Loco Motor Blocks from Sleeve to Ball Bearing AML High-Cube Box Cars & Kadee Body Mounts USA Trains American Series Woodside Reefer & Body Mount Kadee 789s GP7/9 centerset couplers with 3d printed draft gear USA Trains F3 A/B Unit Experiences & mounting Kadee Centerset Couplers Aristo 50 ton 2 bay hopper car & body mount Kadees AML Stock Car Experiences & Body Mounting Kadee Centerset Couplers Aristo's "Plastic [In]compatible" ELECTRALUBE Legacy! Check back often as Ted is "still in the business" of producing new vignettes.