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 Posted: Fri May 13th, 2011 02:47 am
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pipopak
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OK, how many of you operating nuts do the following:
http://www.trainlife.com/magazines/pages/472/34406/march-1994-page-12



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 Posted: Fri May 13th, 2011 04:41 pm
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Hi,

 I guess that many a backwoods operation wouldn't have had much airbrakes. In a train with handbrakes just a countin' of the brakemen by the conductor will do, I think ;)

 If it comes to "finescale modeling": just replace air pumps, pipes and hoses with a lot of noise and give horn signals for the brakemen. Never thought that real finescaling could be so easy :).


 Thanks for the link anyway and

best regards, Helmut
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 Posted: Fri May 13th, 2011 05:01 pm
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To an extent I do as in so many seconds per car to charge the system.  Also, since my sub-division has manual ground throws, all trains must stop to allow the head brakeman to throw turnouts for sidings when making a meet.  Also the train must stop again to allow the rear brakeman to re-align the turnout for the main before the train moves to the other end of the siding.  That is why it takes nearly an hour to switch the Spadra turn which works three towns with one spur each (and that's with no scheduled meets).  It is that added work that makes the run more realistic.



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