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« Reply #80 on: Mar 5th, 2006, 11:06pm »
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I really like that transfer table. It looks like a giant scissors type car jack. When someone has the time I would be interested in knowing about its design and how it was built. It looks as if the motor turns a long threaded rod that transfers motion to the legs sort of like some garage door openers I’ve seen. How much weight can it support and how was the load capacity determined. What types of skills are needed for this phase of the hobby? It seems as if a degree or two in mechanical and structural engineering would be an asset.
 
The club near me is closed for the winter but come the spring I will be knocking on their door. I have a lot of sweat…Tom


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« Reply #81 on: Mar 20th, 2006, 1:21pm »
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Hello everyone, yes the crossing of the Bruce Raykiewicz bridge for the first time was a great and much anticipated event. Bruce's Atlantic was "talking" the whole way.  There was some concern by some members of crossing the bridge with out the guardrails in place, but it was quickly agreed that it would be no problem changing the name of the bridge to the Bruce Raykiewicz memorial bridge if there was a problem.   . Actually the only accident was when Jim Behnke lost his balance and fell off the bridge to the soft marshy area below. We have since renamed this area as Behnke Bayou in his honor. Fortunately the only thing bruised was his pride. I had hoped to have photo's posted, but our granddaughter came over last night and I lost control of the digital camera. I will get the pictures uploaded shortly. Thanks Bruce for providing the perfect ending to a most productive weekend. On to the next phase.............

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« Reply #82 on: Mar 20th, 2006, 9:34pm »
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Here is the first photo of Bruce crossing the Bruce Raykiewicz Bridge for the first time.
 


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« Reply #83 on: Mar 20th, 2006, 9:41pm »
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Here is a view of Jim inspecting the newly laid trackage: Jim lost his balance and fell off the left side and landed to the other side of the palmetto bush to the left of the bridge. We are very happy to report the only thing bruised was his pride.
 


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« Reply #84 on: Mar 20th, 2006, 9:51pm »
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Here is bruce coming through the "S" curve with a full head of steam. Sorry fr the blurring photo, but Bruce was moving along to make the next grade.

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« Reply #85 on: Mar 20th, 2006, 10:00pm »
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One last shot from "up top" showing Bruce crossing the Bruce Raykiewicz bridge one last time.
 
PS never try to post photo's when your cat wants to play!


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« Reply #86 on: Mar 20th, 2006, 10:04pm »
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There would have been more........But hey, I wanted to ride too

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« Reply #87 on: Mar 24th, 2006, 5:34am »
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Nice photos Bobby. They really show this scenic part of the Buckingham on this new stretch of track. Hope it holds together Bruce but I'm sure you prepared for rain and standing water by using the right combinations of stone. Enjoy! Keep those shots comin'.

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« Reply #88 on: Mar 24th, 2006, 9:38pm »
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Awesome!


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« Reply #89 on: Mar 25th, 2006, 12:18am »
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Just to let you know, I'm watching.  Awesome.  Gotta sneak down there.  George

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« Reply #90 on: Mar 26th, 2006, 9:37pm »
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Wow, what a day. We had steamers, steamers and more steamers! LOL. In addition to Bruce and his Atlantic, Brian Masters and his 0-4-0 saddle tank, Bob Dean came by with his 2-8-0 consolidation. Duncan Herring from Georgia, had his Beautifly detailed Southern Rwy Pacific and Ray Heaton came all the way from Illinois with his 2-4-0 and 2-6-0 locomotives.  Duncan also had his GE Diesel demo on hand (which I must say, I was overwhelmed by this engines detail and operation).  I gotta tell you, they were still running after the sun went down! I will be posting photos onto the website this week.  Bobby

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« Reply #91 on: Apr 30th, 2006, 8:20pm »
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Last weekend, the Buckingham Central had the pleasure of teaming up with Bob Dean Supply, to run the trains on a small portable track for the Cancer walk. At last count we had over 400 passengers that night. Brian Masters little Djilling RWY 0-4-0 did most of the work with Bruce's Goose assisting when needed.

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« Reply #92 on: Apr 30th, 2006, 8:22pm »
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here is another of the cancer walk photo's. Here Bruce is getting his Goose ready.

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« Reply #93 on: Apr 30th, 2006, 8:26pm »
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Today we were hosting the Sunshine Region NMRA Convention as a tour layout. The convention itself was hosted by the Scale Rails H.O. Modeling club. Around 40 conventioneer's made the trip out to the track. I think we may have "converted" a few of those "little guagers"
Here we see the station platform is a beehive of activity.


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« Reply #94 on: Apr 30th, 2006, 8:28pm »
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Here we see Ron Apt on Bruce's venerable Atlantic, holding at the signal for the hot shot express driven by Pete.
 
*note: Yes that is a working signal that Pete scratch built just 2 days ago!*


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TAB
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« Reply #95 on: May 2nd, 2006, 9:53am »
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Hey B+MNW21201....When you have the time I would appreciate hearing about how the signal system is activated that you mentioned in reply # 156....Tom

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« Reply #96 on: May 2nd, 2006, 1:10pm »
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TAB, I will have to ask Pete for the details there. I will post the info here. I won't see him until the weekend.  Bobby

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« Reply #97 on: May 2nd, 2006, 1:26pm »
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Hey Bobby... Re: My signal question....thanks for your efforts...Tom

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« Reply #98 on: May 15th, 2006, 6:01pm »
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TAB, OK here is how the signals work:
 
There are 2 signal stands each with a red and green LED lights. When a train enters the first isolated/insulated track section (approx 10' section), in this case coming off the arch bridge, it causes a reverse polarity to the signal on the other track causing a red indication. When the train reaches the second isolated/insulated section just before the switch where the two tracks merge, it reverses the polarity again causing a green indication. The same holds true for the second track but in reverse. So if both tracks are empty they are both green, but whoever trips the signal first gets a green while the other is red.  So far it has worked well, although we are limited to our train sizes. You have to keep the train size smallr than the section of track between the 2 isolated sections.  As Bruce had mentioned before, the circuitry is from Duncan Herring of Herring Engineering.  
 
Sorry for the delay in response but I was on vacation in Key West with the wife!  


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« Reply #99 on: May 25th, 2006, 9:15am »
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Hey B+MNW2 1201....Thanks so much for the information on the signaling system. Sounds like simplicity itself. The train in the block completes a circuit to throw a relay. The relay reverses the electrical polarity to the signal and since the LEDs only allow the current to flow in one direction, they do the rest. Very nice....Tom

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