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 Posted: Wed Oct 16th, 2013 05:34 pm
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Whilst the anti-barnicle paint has been drying on the new 'Tidewater' car-float...

...Charley sent these pix. via the usual 'lectron channels, of the soon to be busy docking area !

:thumb:



An overview of the car-float docking area at 'Tidewater'.

I'm guessing the oil-tank, top-right, is as the card-destination - 'Tug-Boat Fuel'. L:



Interesting safety-glasses you have there Charley...

...from the 'Home Depot' death-wish-dept. I presume ! :shocked:

I don't think they would meet the British-Standard spec. !



:pimp:

PIMP MY STEAMER !!

Top ticket tug transport !!

Nice.

A wide view of the yards in the background.

Looks like some flashy-wheels parked up next to that there lil' building...

...who's in town ? ... Al Capone ?

All the best.

Cheers

Si.

:java::moose:




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 Posted: Thu Oct 17th, 2013 07:44 pm
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Hi Charley & Alwin :wave:

A couple of pages back<...
...after your visit to the Bay Area Electric Railway Museum...
...Alwin expressed an interest in the type of 'old school' hoppers in the B&W pic.



The character being; low-sides & end-platfroms (my interpretation).

Well...
...I knew I'd seen some somewhere; but couldn't quite place 'em.

From a model railway brochure, as a kid, was where !



This is Brit. firm - 'Tri-ang' product # R111

It was probably made in the very early '70s (I had some Tri-ang stuff & still do)

The car is from their 'Transcontinental' range...
...which was supposed to represent North American prototypes.

Dunno if it was for us Euro. types...
...or if any made the trip across 'the pond' on a car-float; & got sold in the USofA.

Anyone ever see any Tri-ang stuff in America ?



The little silver & black gizzmos on the underframe...
...are part of the fiendishly clever (Pat. Pending) Tri-ang ore unloading system !

Magni-mechanical; I believe !

Tri-ang 'ore' was a yellowy, grainy, plasticy stuff (gold ?)...
...but you could just as well save yourself a Shilling or two; & use dirt from the garden.



You would have to be :brill: to fit a Kadee #5 to this; although anything is do-able.

The trucks are FANTASTIC ! very heavy metal frames...
...NOT needle-bearings; but straight through; with a hole in the axle-box for oil !

The wheel-sets are stainless axles & phenolic-resin wheels (I think)...
...the flanges are NOT nmra RP25, or anything like it.

The term 'steamroller flanges' was invented to describe these wheels.

Having said that ... they never derailed EVER on my early '70s layout.

A few more words on them to follow (maybe).

All the best.

Cheers

Si.

:java:;)



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Dang if that car doesn't look simiar to the Mogollon ore cars! Very cool, I give it a 10 and you can dance to it.

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Hi Si,

Thanks for the extra info. A working model ore car, I like that!

Alwin

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A few rickety loose boards on the ends of them theres ore cars...
...& I rec. yer could be dancin' fer suuree ! :glad:

(proper dancing license from the Feds ... of course)
((we don't need no stinkin' license from the Feds!))

- - - - - - -

Hi Alwin :thumb:

I was hoping to here some words from left-field Area-51 philosopher, Char-Wee, on dem dare ores cars...
...but the man of many pitchers; is strangely quiet ?



WHERE THE DOON DARN DIESELIN' HELL A YER GOTTA, CHAR-WEE ? ???



Have we gotta railroad to talk about; or what ? :us:

Anyway...
...yeah, unloading ore-cars is a cool deal ! :bg:

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MORE FROM THE ALL NEW 'TIDEWATER' !!! :moose:



:java:;) Si.



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CHARLEY ... WHERE ... ARE ... YOU ... ???

Have you run out of memory-cards for yer ol' snapper ?

WE WANT PIX !
WE WANT PIX !
WE WANT PIX !

Cheers

Si.

( I'm very undemanding really )

GET TO IT CHARLEY !



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NEWS UPDATE: Charley Lix has been abducted by aliens on a road outside of Rhyolite, NV. Beware of old roads at night. Charley joins the ranks of William Shatner and Judge Crater as those who are in the custody of the aliens. Note that these are not illegal aliens but have been working for the government since 1947.

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