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 Posted: Wed Apr 4th, 2018 03:23 am
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Very neat Larry - and much safer!



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" I wonder if a couple of chains on either side of the baggage car would help keep the load in,
especially when travelling around bends! "



Good point Doug. L:



I guess Larrys locos could create a couple of 'Gs' of sideways force ...

... when taking those tight mining curves at very HIGH SPEED ! :shocked:



Could make your face go all wobbley, like in those old NASA films. :w:



Nice netting Larry. :thumb:

I hope it's the ultra high-tensile stuff ! :cool:



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 Posted: Fri Apr 6th, 2018 11:32 pm
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Passengers already?  looks like the new coaches are a hit.   Larry

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Build it, and they will come!  Excellent job.

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 Posted: Thu Apr 12th, 2018 06:37 am
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Have you ever built something that look good at first. Then, after living with it for a while, you became more and more unhappy with it. That is what I have been feeling for some time. The future loading tipple was bothering me. It looked too high and the long roof line wasn't interesting. So, I got busy and made new, much shorter support bents. I also raised part of the roof to give it a more interesting look.  
This first shot shows the high bents in place.   Larry G



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 Posted: Thu Apr 12th, 2018 06:42 am
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This shot shows the new, shorter bents in place.  I'm liking this new look much better.   Larry G

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Larry,

I like the lower bents also, as long as all your equipment clears underneath okay. 

There's no rule that says we can't go back and change things if we're unhappy with the results.




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 Posted: Thu Apr 12th, 2018 08:00 pm
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The passenger train is my tallest equipment, clears by 3/4" of an inch. Some sort of swing down contraption will be needed to load ore cars. Need to get close so ore isn't spilling all over the ground. Larry G

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I made an ore chute out of styrene for my ore bin.  With a brass rid coming up out of the tip of the layout.  Hooked to a bell crank with a rid to the front of the layout.  Simple push-pull affair.



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 Posted: Thu Apr 12th, 2018 11:46 pm
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Push rods, good idea, Michael. 
 All my buildings are removable, so I can work on them at my modeling desk and also reach hidden track. All push rods etc. will need to be inside a single structure. I'm thinking a roof vent could be used as the push pull handle, connected to the drop down chute with rods and bell cranks.
I remember seeing a way to regulate the flow of material in one of the model railroad mags years ago. A slowly rotating flat, stiff brush was used to meter out material from the holding bin. The holding bins would need to be filed, by hand, through a trap door in the roof.

I my minds eye, a marriage of push rods and a rotating brush should work. 
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