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 Posted: Sat Jan 31st, 2015 11:01 pm
   
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While the 4 wheel design is working well, I expect to convert to a steel frame with foot-well and standard 8 wheels, when funds become available. This change would give us a 2 passenger car.

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 Posted: Sat Jan 31st, 2015 11:03 pm
   
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Another view. Caboose main roof, like the engine cab, is 4 feet tall. Top of cupola is 5 feet. As set up now, single rider has a view out the cupola.

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 Posted: Sat Jan 31st, 2015 11:09 pm
   
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Another "time machine" view...

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 Posted: Sun Feb 1st, 2015 12:02 am
   
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Beautiful!



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 Posted: Sun Feb 1st, 2015 12:47 am
   
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Thanks Ray,
BUT--Here it is as an 8 wheeled car!

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 Posted: Sun Feb 1st, 2015 02:38 am
   
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Yep, that will be much better!



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 Posted: Mon Feb 2nd, 2015 03:10 am
   
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Hey uncle Bob,

Just out of curiosity, what happens in a roll over? Or does it happen at all? Thinking more along the lines of getting out.

The caboose looks great, but it looks fantastic when you put the 8 wheels on it.:2t:

Great photos too! I envy your warm weather.

-James:java:

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 Posted: Mon Feb 2nd, 2015 03:51 am
   
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Good question, James.
Let me first say I've never had a roll-over. But it could happen and given my pin and draw-bar couplers, which WILL NOT release and if it happened on the high trestle where one car goes off and the rest + engine follow......
Such are the stuff of nightmares!

We have to avoid this sort of thing at all costs!
As a start, I build an exit on both sides of everything. The caboose has doors on each side; engine does to. You COULD get out. The answer though is to NOT NEED TO.

The engine has a very low C of G and is very stable. I once ran over a piece of rail and it didn't derail.
The caboose, on the other hand, is a bit top heavy. I'm working on that. Plan to add about 150 lbs of "keel weight" very low and centered to this car.
Also, in the 4 wheel version, the side skirts act as outriggres, which would scoot along the ties to prevent tipping over over if it did try to tip.
One other thing; We do not run fast, ESPECIALLY across the trestle.
What's the point? The run is short anyway. Running slowly makes the trip last longer. :-)

I spend a lot of time planning to avoid a train wreck because in this size it'd be, well, A TRAIN WRECK!

BTW. Glanced at your blog. Looks very interesting. Tomorrow's assignment, class (and me too) Read IT.

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 Posted: Mon Feb 2nd, 2015 04:53 pm
   
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Will "infernal" combustion return to Bountylsnd Railway?
Maybe so. Well, sort of.

When the caboose is converted to 8 wheels, those 9 inch wheels now used could instead be used for the purpose for which thy were bought. A rail-car. But not actually I C.

As presented here, it would be battery powered with a powered B truck up front. Car would seat one adult + one child.

We'd likely build 2 cars. One to sell--one to keep.

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 Posted: Mon Feb 2nd, 2015 05:45 pm
   
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Hi Bob

I like what you have done, looks a lot of fun too.

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