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 Posted: Sun Sep 10th, 2017 05:44 pm
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Hi Michael :wave:



That looks AWESOME ! :)


I get a sense of the proposed scenery ...

... from your poly. peaks & front cut-out. :mex:


I'm very envious. :f:

I keep thinking about a 4x2 starter board for M.M.M.

We'll see . . . :slow:


That 'main line' could take your 'quantum railtruck' most of the morning ! ;)



:moose::moose::moose::moose::moose:



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 Posted: Mon Sep 11th, 2017 09:31 pm
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Si,

You really should consider getting some small layout running.  Of course I started with a 26" by 30" layout and look what happened to me!  Once I get the San Miguel yard and Whiskey Flats attached to Titus Canyon I'll have about 10 feet of mainline.


The tallest point measure about 18 inches, or over 50 scale feet in 1/35.  I wanted to create a sense of height that is often difficult to do on an indoor model railroad.  It's already been rained on twice due to thunderstorms.  Holding up just fine so far.  I figure I could just tie off the controller for the rail truck since it will probably take about 15 minutes to travel the 5 feet of track.




I'm developing a fondness for water tank cars.  I have a small one, 375 gallons, that is getting re-built for my railroad.

I found a photo of a water car on the 'Baby Gauge' (two-footer) in Death valley.

https://thedesertfog.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/bgr-4.jpg


The McCloud River Railroad had a number of water cars mostly wood ones.  Unfortunately they burned most of them.

http://www.trainweb.org/mccloudrails/Equipment/WaterCars.html


I've been computing the amount of water my tank cars can hold and adding that info to the sides of the car.  Just seems a little more realistic.  I've also been working on an equipment roster spreadsheet so I can keep track of which numbers have already been assigned.



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 Posted: Mon Sep 11th, 2017 11:17 pm
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...And then there's this water car:

The Gilpin Tram's car...#300 which became #301 when it was acquired by the Mogollon Railway then the SCPA&M. She was in a wreck and needed that large patch on the side.

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Woodie,

I was thinking of building a barrel water car like the two-footer 'Baby Gauge' in Death Valley.  A short length of PVC pipe could serve as the form, with boards running lengthwise.  The 'hatch' could be made out of a curved piece of brass with a handle.  I was looking at some of San Juan's On30 trucks that might work nicely.

I haven't forgotten about WSLC's #5 'coffin car'.  A block of beveled wood would work as a form, covered with cookie aluminum and riveted.



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 Posted: Thu Sep 14th, 2017 06:26 am
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Making progress

Last edited on Thu Sep 14th, 2017 06:27 am by Michael M



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 Posted: Thu Sep 14th, 2017 10:22 am
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Railway Recollections makes some On18 stuff;  http://www.railway-recollections.com/


http://www.ebay.com/itm/On18-14-foot-Coffin-Tank-Car-Kit-2-pack-By-Railway-Recollections-not-On30/172496962112?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649



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Been busy working on the Titus Canyon section along with the San Miguel yard.

The Bachmann Shay is still waiting for me to make some modifications and add RC.  I'll be adding a new cab which means I'll need to do some rivets.  Ran across this tool that is used for removing the pins in a wrist watch band.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/3Pcs-Set-Watch-Band-Strap-Removal-Link-Pins-Holder-Punch-Hammer-Repair-Tools-/182737977821?hash=item2a8c0841dd:g:NRAAAOSw2gxY0ULy


Thought it might work for making rivets.



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 Posted: Tue Oct 3rd, 2017 02:51 am
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One problem with building outside---leaves!




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 Posted: Tue Oct 3rd, 2017 03:11 am
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Hi Michael, Now all you need is a leaf-plough.

And if you can make a good enough rotary job you can have instant mulch for the garden :bg: 



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Been working the the borax unloading facility, commonly called 'The Dump', at San Miguel yard.  'The Cage' holds the ore car and rotates 135 degrees to empty the contents.  The platform is attached to a threaded pipe so that it can rotate with a with a stop underneath so that it can only rotate 135 degrees.

I considered for a brief moment to motorize the thing but that would mean installing gears, a battery, and wiring the thing up.  And I just didn't have it in me to tackle something like that.  Maybe I'll revisit the idea later.  For now it will be activated by a simple push-pull rod.





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