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 Posted: Sat Aug 28th, 2010 08:09 am
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This outta be televised on PBS! It blows Thomas out of the water:)



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 Posted: Sat Aug 28th, 2010 08:21 am
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Ah man, I can't view it on my iPhone since it requires Flashplayer. :sad: And Herbicide was telling me about it on the phone last night. Now if it were on YouTube I could watch...

Guess I'll have to wait until I can get on a real 'puter to view it.



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 Posted: Sun Aug 29th, 2010 12:23 pm
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DW-maybe someone will send the vid to youtube, but it won't be me. I view youtube as a haven for suicidal teens, porno, and idiots jumping off buildings. MY OPINION.

Maybe Mr DeMille will give me a closeup someday and I will break his camera.

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 Posted: Mon Oct 11th, 2010 01:34 pm
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Not much to report about switching the mines, but here's an "adaptation" that will make life much easier. When pushing cars, I remove the links & pins since the cars may get bound up on sharp curves and roller coaster trackage. But that sometimes causes the coupler pockets to get hung on one another and a derailment occurs.

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This photo of a Uintah RR narrow gauge boxcar by Roy F. Blackburn in Henry Bender's Uintah Railway book shows the idea I used to stop pesky derailments. You can see the metal buffers above the coupler, these were used due to the Uintah's sharp curves to keep from whacking the car ends. I made something similar on the Mogollon's ore cars (and some others also).



I just cut some balsa "buffers" and glued them to the car ends. As you can see, the couplers are not connected and the cars can be pushed up grades, around curves, and not derail any more! I just have to remember to recouple them before being pulled in a train to the smelter.



Shay #5 is shown with a "10 foot pole" pushing the uncoupled cars upgrade without problems. It will take a while to install these bits of wood on all the cars, but the first test worked like I wanted...This probably won't cause "Zero Derailments", but then the Mogollon Railway wouldn't be the same without something hitting the ties now and then.



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Not much has happened differently for over a year now...but some new trackage has been installed and soon there will be more added to this thread. The new cliff dwelling run, new mines to be switched, new non-ore car rolling stock to be involved, and a general operational "upgrade". Watch this space for further updates.
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 Posted: Sun Dec 25th, 2011 04:48 pm
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Woodie , fellers..

Yes yes..neat ..ops..I have schemed upon a incline...thoughts run from hand crank to a battery winch...might be a double acting thing...weighted cars down..pulling MT's up....but who knows..by the time i get to it..might be a different thing...

Great shots..motivational..


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bending rail for ring for tt is easy find a plastic tube or something the same dia. that you need and turn rail upside down so the base is on top edge of bender and bend rail around you may want to go a smaller dia but the tricky part is soldering ends together just spike it to a piece of wood and solder then file down then spike or glue to turntable base. did an n scale one and it was easy.code 250 might take more effort :bg:



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Today (3/3/12), we had a "for real" op session with myself, Dave C and Mopman. Three locos were being operated at a time, Dave handled the Gila Tramway run to the cliff dwellings, Mopman did switching on the low line mines and ran Rosa at the smelter rotary dump, and I took the Garratt to the high line mines. Outside of a few little "glitches", all ran as expected...in fact pretty well for an outdoor layout that has been covered up for several weeks. The track crew will be fixing some places where the rails have become even narrower than usual and a couple of pesky switches will be relaid in the coming days. What does all this mean? It means that some old friends got together for beer and train running under the Texas sun and we had a blast. Muj paid us a visit also and supervised while Mopman cursed the link & pin couplers (a usual occurance). We probably spent 2 to 3 hours and managed to deliver over 140 tons of ore to the smelter and two carloads of paying tourists to the cliff dwellings. All in all, not a bad day for the Mogollon Railway. One great day with friends running your trains is worth all the time it takes to build a layout. I urge everyone to run trains with your friends, it makes all the work worthwhile.

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 Posted: Sun Mar 4th, 2012 05:04 pm
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:moose::moose::moose::moose::moose::glad::old dude:



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 Posted: Sun Mar 4th, 2012 06:18 pm
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Sounds like the perfect Saturday Woodie !!!

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