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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 12/10/17 at 16:12:37 - '100_2744b.jpg' 170 KB
Last image. And the end of phase 2.
Already conversations have started about a new WYE, more steaming bays and possibly a stub yard. But I think we have reached the end of mainline expansion. We measured the mainline and came up with 4075 feet. Add in the sidings and yard and it is over a mile.  
 
Thank you all for following along.
 
Bobby

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 12/10/17 at 16:09:15 - '100_2735.jpg' 84 KB
A rare sighting.... Pete Newcombe running his engine.

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 12/10/17 at 16:07:23 - '100_2741b.jpg' 87 KB
yard action

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 12/10/17 at 16:01:09 - '100_2745b.jpg' 113 KB
Chuck showing his happy coal burning smile!

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 12/10/17 at 16:00:17 - '100_2747.jpg' 104 KB
Interesting shot showing the difference between scales

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 12/10/17 at 15:56:54 - '100_2736.jpg' 86 KB
Bob Dean having fun on his Consolidation. It was overcast and my old camera was operating slow, hence the blurry photo.

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 12/10/17 at 15:50:55 - '100_2727.jpg' 82 KB
Scott Miller piloting Pete Newcombes Pacific.

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 12/10/17 at 15:49:15 - '100_2715b.jpg' 98 KB
John Buckwalter and his beautiful Shay.

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 12/10/17 at 15:45:44 - '100_2724.jpg' 83 KB
Chuck Hackett pulling a timber train through the timber.

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 12/10/17 at 15:41:56 - '100_2722.jpg' 101 KB
The yard was a busy place. Bruce spotting Orlin Gingritches cars while George Johnson glides through the yard. John Buckwalter taking on water at the tower.

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 12/10/17 at 15:30:18 - '100_2718.jpg' 101 KB
Fred Deloach and his Mikado

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 12/10/17 at 15:29:07 - '100_2714.jpg' 96 KB
Bob, Ron and Mario assisting Fred Deloach unload

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 12/10/17 at 15:27:43 - '100_2713.jpg' 102 KB
Bruce handled the switching duties with the NW2, this made unloading and loading really easy.

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 12/10/17 at 15:26:15 - '100_2728b.jpg' 116 KB
Yesterday was the culmination of a years worth of secrecy and deception. A year ago I asked the guys if they thought we could get all of the track work done in time for Dec 9th. Everyone stepped up to the challenge with the sole purpose of surprising the owner with a steam only Birthday / golden spike run. His 80th birthday being next week. With the help of his family, coworkers and friends we pulled off the greatest surprise. Bob was speechless!!! Here are a couple of shots from the day. Attendance was kept limited since we have limited facilities for both equipment and transport vehicles. Many thanks to those who braved the cold rain to join us. And a special thanks to the "crew" who made it possible:
 
Bruce R.
Mario S.
Ron A.
Ben W.
Reece  
And a couple "day" workers that pitched in here and there.
 
And a very special thank you to the ladies of the Alva Central Lines:
 
Kathy D.
Linda T.
Karen A.
 


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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 10/29/17 at 19:44:23 - '100_2693.jpg' 112 KB
Bruce took a spin on my 0-6-0.
 
The track was great, so now we turn our attention to work on engines and rolling stock. We are also working on the approach track the new car barn tracks.  
 
Always something to do.

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 10/29/17 at 19:41:48 - '100_2694.jpg' 109 KB
Mutiny!!!! We the "crew" have declared last Saturday to be a play day. Honestly it didn't take much persuading for the owner to agree.

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 10/29/17 at 19:39:30 - '100_2711.jpg' 181 KB
Reconnected to the original phase one track. The section of track between where we turn off the phase one and then reconnect to phase one is about 200'. This section of track is beside the yard, so it can now be used as a bypass track or as a additional siding.

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 10/29/17 at 19:36:22 - '100_2710.jpg' 208 KB
Another straight section. Eventually a WYE track is planned to go on the left and attach to the yard tracks.

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 10/29/17 at 19:34:50 - '100_2709.jpg' 191 KB
Here we have turned away for the other track to the last section of new track. This section is where we originally started before opting to restart at the other end.

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 10/29/17 at 19:32:23 - '100_2708.jpg' 204 KB
Here we have a section of the phase one trackage passing on the right.

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 10/29/17 at 19:31:01 - '100_2707.jpg' 203 KB
A nice section of double track main with opposing traffic.  Actually both tracks are the same track, but it makes for a great illusion.

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 10/29/17 at 19:29:36 - '100_2706.jpg' 206 KB
Now we join up with the out bound track on the left, we have completed the "loop" portion.

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 10/29/17 at 19:26:29 - '100_2704.jpg' 213 KB
Past the siding we begin a sweeping right hand curve.

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 10/29/17 at 19:24:36 - '100_2703.jpg' 176 KB
As we come to the end of the curve, we come to a future siding. A remote water tank is planned for this area.

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 10/29/17 at 19:23:15 - '100_2702.jpg' 147 KB
More curve.

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 10/29/17 at 19:21:24 - '100_2701.jpg' 153 KB
Another sweeping curve to the left.

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 10/29/17 at 19:19:37 - '100_2700.jpg' 140 KB
We open up to a nice straight section.

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 10/29/17 at 19:18:44 - '100_2699.jpg' 141 KB
and curving............

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 10/29/17 at 19:17:57 - '100_2698.jpg' 170 KB
we re still curving.....

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 10/29/17 at 19:17:18 - '100_2697.jpg' 180 KB
Resuming our progress from "Hog Pen" we start the long sweeping curve

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 10/29/17 at 19:16:13 - '100_2696.jpg' 112 KB
This tree was over 3' in diameter. Thankfully it fell away from the track.

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 10/29/17 at 19:15:14 - '100_2695.jpg' 93 KB
Photo's as promised. First photo compare this shot with #222
 
Note the lack of greenery. This is where one of the big oaks fell.
 


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Re: BOILER BUILDING + Other Projects by STEAMHEATON - By SteamHeaton on 08/08/17 at 22:11:06 - '2017-08-08_21.06.40.jpg' 232 KB
Actual IC pilot.

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Re: BOILER BUILDING + Other Projects by STEAMHEATON - By SteamHeaton on 08/08/17 at 22:10:16 - '2017-08-08_21.05.30.jpg' 260 KB
Almost finished.

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Re: BOILER BUILDING + Other Projects by STEAMHEATON - By SteamHeaton on 08/04/17 at 21:28:41 - '2017-08-04_20.25.53.jpg' 90 KB
IC pilot. I had to make 2 different dies to press the 2 different  size ribs for this pilot.  Ray III

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Re: BOILER BUILDING + Other Projects by STEAMHEATON - By SteamHeaton on 08/04/17 at 21:24:44 - '2017-08-04_20.22.04.jpg' 90 KB
Cab

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Re: BOILER BUILDING + Other Projects by STEAMHEATON - By SteamHeaton on 08/04/17 at 21:21:04 - '2017-08-04_20.17.05.jpg' 397 KB
Cab , and bands ready for a jacket.

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Re: B&M NW2 #1201 in 1.6" scale - By BobbyT on 07/23/17 at 22:53:15 - '20170722_105400.jpg' 88 KB
Well it only took 8 years, but no more stale pickle!

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Re: Brisbane Valley Tramway, Australia - By fred_55 on 05/16/17 at 03:08:46 - 'IMG_8100.jpg' 224 KB
Bobby, Doors were glued on with construction adhesive, then corners pop riveted with countersunk heads. Works well on unstressed panels.  
Finally took the diesel on a long trip South to the National Convention. All went well and I came home with trophy for "best non steam locomotive"  I'm very proud of that, it makes the long hours worthwhile. Here's the pose shot.

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Re: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific build - By BobbyT on 04/26/17 at 21:25:13 - '20170219_160012.jpg' 73 KB
I got her on her drivers. I really have too many irons in the fire and this old girl is not getting the attention she deserves. Maybe when we get the track expansion done and the new car barn and the grates for #404 and the new body for Linda's critter and the new reworked body details for the NW2 and..... well you know......

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 04/26/17 at 21:15:47 - '20170422_143404.jpg' 203 KB
With this curve we are officially heading back towards the other end of the line. We have about another 900 feet to go.

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 04/26/17 at 21:13:35 - '20170422_143428.jpg' 232 KB
April 22nd track progress

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 04/26/17 at 21:12:31 - '20170422_143618.jpg' 256 KB
Finished track through here

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 04/26/17 at 21:05:13 - '20170304_144626.jpg' 265 KB
Under the old oak tree, heading for "Hog Pen"

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 04/26/17 at 21:04:17 - '20170304_144604.jpg' 230 KB
March 4th track progress

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 04/26/17 at 21:03:33 - '20170304_144538.jpg' 251 KB
March 4th track progress

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 04/26/17 at 21:02:45 - '20170304_144517.jpg' 264 KB
March 4th ballast progress

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 04/26/17 at 21:01:30 - '20170304_144502.jpg' 250 KB
March 4th progress photo of newly reworked and leveled area

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 04/26/17 at 20:58:58 - '20170304_101605.jpg' 127 KB
On March 4th we had a good group come out. We managed a healthy 120 feet of new track down and 80 leveled and ballasted. Not too shabby.
 
The crew stopped long enough for a photo:
 
Ciara Scartozzi, George Johnson, Mario Scartozzi, Bob Dean and Reece.

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Re: Building or fixin things on the SR&CL Ry. - By tomc on 04/15/17 at 20:37:19 - '4-4.jpg' 154 KB
He got tired of waiting as i shot one more.
 
Tom C.

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Re: Building or fixin things on the SR&CL Ry. - By tomc on 04/15/17 at 20:35:51 - '3-5.jpg' 100 KB
We use gravity to move the cars with the engine cut off and moved down out of the way.  Here Jack is waiting for me to come and help.
 
Tom C.

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Re: Brisbane Valley Tramway, Australia - By fred_55 on 03/08/17 at 00:23:14 - 'P1030857a.jpg' 201 KB
Main prob with clear is that it is clear!!   Difficult to see the fan and difficult to gauge how thick the cover is and difficult to know when the gun is clean.  But then again as a painter I make a great bricklayer  Pete
 
final pic, tidied up and only missing the radiator intake grilles.

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Re: Brisbane Valley Tramway, Australia - By fred_55 on 03/05/17 at 01:02:02 - 'P1030852a.jpg' 156 KB
and with Elvis at the controls!   Pete

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Re: Brisbane Valley Tramway, Australia - By fred_55 on 03/05/17 at 00:59:34 - 'P1030847a.jpg' 192 KB
Got help today. Body on but needing a bit of adjustment.

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Re: Brisbane Valley Tramway, Australia - By fred_55 on 03/03/17 at 06:26:34 - 'P1030840a.jpg' 134 KB
And a few more with the clearcoat.  I've discovered I hate clearcoate!  Tomorrow The body and chassis meet if I get some help.  Pete

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Re: Brisbane Valley Tramway, Australia - By fred_55 on 03/03/17 at 06:22:47 - 'P1030838a.jpg' 115 KB
3 solid days later.....

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Re: Brisbane Valley Tramway, Australia - By fred_55 on 03/03/17 at 06:20:56 - 'P1030836a.jpg' 111 KB
Now for the graphics. Signwriter sat on it for 2 weeks then rang and said he couldn't do it. He gave me some vinyl sheet no charge.  Oh well, how hard can it be.

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Re: Brisbane Valley Tramway, Australia - By fred_55 on 03/03/17 at 06:13:42 - 'P1030821a.jpg' 164 KB
Busy in the paint shop.  Who's silly idea was it to have 3 colors.

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Re: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific build - By BobbyT on 02/07/17 at 20:30:14 - '20170128_152107.jpg' 68 KB
Look ma, I have done something.... OK so I am taking my time.  

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 02/07/17 at 20:14:38 - '20170128_130319.jpg' 130 KB
The road bed is starting a curve to the left. The track will go to the right side of the oak tree and then make a sweeping (100' radius) curve to start the return trip. The great part is that even though it is a simple loop, it doesn't look or feel that way because of the size.

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 02/07/17 at 20:12:10 - '20170128_130238.jpg' 127 KB
Finally into the "back 40"

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 02/07/17 at 20:11:19 - '20170128_130214.jpg' 107 KB
This section is finished as well

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 02/07/17 at 20:10:37 - '20170128_130153.jpg' 131 KB
Since the photo, this section is ballasted, leveled and tamped.

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 02/07/17 at 20:09:39 - '20170128_130136.jpg' 148 KB
Nice curve in the woods. The property boasts some really nice old growth oak trees.

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 02/07/17 at 20:08:14 - '20170128_130118.jpg' 140 KB
At this point the 2 tracks split. The outbound track to the right and the inbound track will come in from the left.

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 02/07/17 at 20:06:16 - '20170128_130041.jpg' 142 KB
Traveling along a nice straight section

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 02/07/17 at 20:04:46 - '20170128_124106.jpg' 141 KB
you can see the trackage we abandoned temporarily on the left. We will eventually tie back into this.

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Re: Brisbane Valley Tramway, Australia - By fred_55 on 02/01/17 at 02:47:12 - 'P1030804a.jpg' 142 KB
Ah, that feels better. (one more color to go)
Pete

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Re: Brisbane Valley Tramway, Australia - By fred_55 on 02/01/17 at 02:45:06 - 'P1030800a.jpg' 177 KB
Plans and drawing are so overrated, I prefer to use photos and sketches. That way I get to do everything ten times over! Grrr
Meanwhile I have a new driver, who is getting settled in and learning the controls. He's saying "take me to the paint shop!"

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Re: Brisbane Valley Tramway, Australia - By fred_55 on 01/06/17 at 02:44:26 - 'P1030786a.jpg' 147 KB
Body slowly getting nearer to paint stage. I didn't plan on this much detail, but it seemed to deserve a little more effort. Hope you all had a great Xmas and looking forward to a good new year
Pete

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Re: Brisbane Valley Tramway, Australia - By fred_55 on 01/06/17 at 02:40:00 - 'P1030734a.jpg' 131 KB
Before and after, red plastic to aluminum!

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Re: Brisbane Valley Tramway, Australia - By fred_55 on 01/06/17 at 02:37:44 - 'P1030737a.jpg' 102 KB
Still making modifications. Suppose it's the down side of not following someone elses plans. Dash controls finally bear a passing resemblance to prototype, with an adapted lawn mower accelerator (red plastic wand with tortoise and hare replaced with aluminum lever and quadrant)
Wiring and airlines have been relocated below the radiator as they were being affected by heat

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Re: Brisbane Valley Tramway, Australia - By fred_55 on 11/07/16 at 01:12:35 - 'P1030675a.jpg' 131 KB
Now working on bodywork

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Re: Brisbane Valley Tramway, Australia - By fred_55 on 11/07/16 at 01:05:19 - 'P1030603a.jpg' 154 KB
New layout.

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Re: Brisbane Valley Tramway, Australia - By fred_55 on 11/07/16 at 01:03:48 - 'P1030591a.jpg' 115 KB
A diesel  update.  After several runs I worked out better ways to do the mechanism layout. Now much tidier and easier to access. Radiator had issues with cavitating so swapped it round and made new neck and fittings. Big alternator added, had to run it backwards, but it charges fine!

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Re: Brisbane Valley Tramway, Australia - By fred_55 on 08/02/16 at 03:36:05 - 'P1030472a.jpg' 193 KB
Sorry, I'm not good with youtube. Lots of US followers on that facebook group, might be worth diving in. Yes, radiator is Honda Civic aluminum.  Went for the first big drive today. 1 1/2 miles and nothing broke! Time to start making the body.

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Re: Brisbane Valley Tramway, Australia - By fred_55 on 07/31/16 at 08:46:57 - 'P1030466b.jpg' 184 KB
Hi Henry, This is a link to my facebook post. Should work.    
    LINK URL
Meanwhile here is a pic of the drivers controls  Red throttle on stalk, also 2 buttons for electro-pnuematic brakes (apply and release) and horn button.  Auto selector tower to left of dashboard will be inside body, just the lever sticking out.

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Re: Brisbane Valley Tramway, Australia - By fred_55 on 07/31/16 at 01:06:45 - 'P1030464a.jpg' 198 KB
With only 13" between the frames, everything that stuck out got chopped (oil filter, manifold, starter, etc) and replaced with custom made parts.  Honda Civic radiator, electric water pump, remote oil filter, custom exhaust (1 1/4" wide!), gearbox mounted starter, plastic fuel tank and radiator overflow, blue air tank under Ford battery. Leaving room for the cab, on the right, to be detailed inside. The dummy fuel tank , under, hides 2 oil coolers and covers the diff, which sticks out on the other side.

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Re: Brisbane Valley Tramway, Australia - By fred_55 on 07/31/16 at 00:55:50 - 'P1030465a.jpg' 226 KB
I'm still here, just!   Work on the steamer is painfully slow, so to keep me busy I've been working on the diesel/diesel.  When I have visitors, they all want rides and steamer can only pull 3 up the steep hill and it can't be turned off at lunchtime to eat and talk. A diesel was the answer but lawnmower engines and manic electronics are not in the ball game. So this is what I come up with, so far.
Take one Kubota 3 cylinder diesel engine, marry it up to a Suzuki front wheel drive 2 speed auto box. Add some drive shafts to the front and rear, a couple of right angle gearboxes, 2 six wheel bogies and away you go. 12 wheel drive and looks, sounds, goes and smells like a diesel.

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Re: Brisbane Valley Tramway, Australia - By fred_55 on 04/20/16 at 02:04:48 - 'P1030277a.jpg' 103 KB
And this is the three roll corner.
 
Meanwhile the diesel / diesel is starting to come together!
 
Pete

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Re: Brisbane Valley Tramway, Australia - By fred_55 on 04/20/16 at 02:01:28 - 'P1030411a.jpg' 129 KB
A couple of baffles, a million spot welds with the little mig, and it looks the part.

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Re: Brisbane Valley Tramway, Australia - By fred_55 on 04/20/16 at 01:56:34 - 'P1030244.jpg' 127 KB
Then on to the real thing, using the press roll

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Re: Brisbane Valley Tramway, Australia - By fred_55 on 04/20/16 at 01:53:48 - 'P1030202a.jpg' 126 KB
A check with an offcut of aluminium.

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Re: Brisbane Valley Tramway, Australia - By fred_55 on 04/20/16 at 01:50:41 - 'P1030195a.jpg' 118 KB
Hi Moose. I was asked the other day for a unit for 1" scale, hopefully that file can be transcribed for other scales which would be great.
If you like mutilated metal, I tried an idea for the sheet metal for a welded tender on the steamer. Instead of a frame and countersunk rivets, i got the local agricultural engineer to fold some 2mm (5/64) sheet.  First he put a strip in the brake and folded it. Then put another strip on top and folded again. This made inside radius bigger. Then he put the sheet in, making 3 thicknesses, and pressed again. Result, smooth roll with outside radius of 10mm (3/8')
That made the bottom roll. I then made a brake roll for my press, to form the corner, and drew up a template on cardboard.

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Re: Brisbane Valley Tramway, Australia - By fred_55 on 04/18/16 at 04:34:26 - 'P1030327a.jpg' 133 KB
A hit with the sand blaster and some time on the mill, and I'm happy with the results.
A friend who runs an engineering shop offered to do some of the critical repairs and mods to the chassis (it had several errors} so I assigned a dollar figure and said "stop when that runs out" Next month might have me an air chassis. Bargain!!

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Re: Brisbane Valley Tramway, Australia - By fred_55 on 04/18/16 at 04:28:07 - 'P1030305a.jpg' 200 KB
Hi Bobby.   While you lot have been disappearing under floods and snow, this end of the world has turned into a desert. Nudged 130 several times.  Needless to say, there hasn't been much going on outside. My accident slowed me down more than expected, but some medication and significant diet changes has worked and now its all under control.
Several project litter the shop. The steam loco required a different motion layout to the original, so I had a go at making the casting required. This is the wooden pattern and the gunmetal product.  I wasn't real impressed with the casting, but it didn't cost much.

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 04/17/16 at 16:23:09 - '20160416_163409.jpg' 264 KB
Standing at the bridge looking at all the new track.

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 04/17/16 at 16:21:44 - '20160416_144000.jpg' 239 KB
This past Saturday 4/16, Mario and Ciara came out and just blasted through some track installation. They put down over 100 feet of new track, as I managed to level and tamp approx 90 feet up to the bridge.

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 04/17/16 at 16:19:07 - '20160409_151031.jpg' 223 KB
Last look at last weeks progress

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 04/17/16 at 16:17:33 - '20160409_150949.jpg' 255 KB
More ballasted track from last weekend

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 04/17/16 at 16:16:35 - '20160409_150919.jpg' 274 KB
As of last weekend, the rail has been installed up to the bridge and the track ballasted but not leveled and tamped. Up until this weekend it was just Bob and I with a little help from his son and daughter in law.

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 04/17/16 at 16:08:09 - '20160409_110214.jpg' 225 KB
A view from the other side looking back

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 04/17/16 at 16:06:19 - '20160402_124031.jpg' 266 KB
As you can see the track is slowly approaching the bridge.

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Re: I've been working on the railroad..... - By BobbyT on 04/17/16 at 16:04:18 - '20160402_124015.jpg' 271 KB
Hi gang,
 
Not sure if anyone still checks this forum or not, but if you do I apologize for not up dating sooner.
 
Our progress did stall a little over the holidays, but we are back at it.
 
Bob and I finished installing a new bridge over the dry creek

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Re: Brisbane Valley Tramway, Australia - By fred_55 on 11/18/15 at 18:49:43 - 'P1030189b.jpg' 158 KB
And platform side view.
 
Pete

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Re: Brisbane Valley Tramway, Australia - By fred_55 on 11/18/15 at 18:48:15 - 'P1030187a.jpg' 228 KB
And a carriage for sale to a local club who wish to run "reduced mobility" passengers.  Allows for easy access for frail aged (that's most of us these days) and kids with walking difficulty and some autism variants.
Most wagons that I have seen for "special people" are butt ugly boxes that regard special people as a liability.  I have chosen to make mine attractive enough that all passengers would like to travel in them. This wagon will be available to all, but with a priority to special people and their carers. Special person sits in center seat, with passive restraint sides, while carers can sit in front and/or behind.
Based on a well known icon, the "Sunlander" tourist train, this wagon boasts very low center of gravity (floor is only 1 1/2" above rail) comfortable boat seats, small buffet tables, grab rails. and trick paint job.
Still to complete final trials, but looking positive.  Might lead to another wagon for wheelchairs later.

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Re: Brisbane Valley Tramway, Australia - By fred_55 on 11/14/15 at 23:24:15 - 'P1030144.jpg' 139 KB
The radio controlled brakes have been removed from the the country coach (too far for radio reception) and reinstalled in here.  This wagon rides immediately behind the loco and stays on even when on turntable. It also has batteries, 5 gallons spare water and of course, a sound system. From Jim's Trains, this one plays the sound of upset horse whinnying and trying to kick down the doors!
Pete

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Re: Brisbane Valley Tramway, Australia - By fred_55 on 11/14/15 at 23:18:10 - 'P1030153a.jpg' 114 KB
But the dog is definately not in a good mood.

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Re: Brisbane Valley Tramway, Australia - By fred_55 on 11/14/15 at 23:17:14 - 'P1030150a.jpg' 92 KB
The drover obviously likes it!

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Re: Moose Meadows #5, from the Clam Lake Shops - By Steen_Rudberg on 11/10/15 at 05:25:27 - 'railcar.jpg' 87 KB
One more


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