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« Reply #300 on: Nov 11th, 2013, 11:35pm »
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Look out snakes, I'm back with the chainsaw ., Up at seven before it's too hot, and target 3 trailers of forest junk every day before retreating to the shop.
Here's the result of a week and a half's effort.


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« Reply #301 on: Nov 11th, 2013, 11:40pm »
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First summer storm has put some moisture in the fill, so time to attack my roadbase quarry. This stuff is almost pure bauxite but its only very local and definately not worth building a smelter for!

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« Reply #302 on: Nov 11th, 2013, 11:45pm »
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Just a reminder of one of the problem areas

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« Reply #303 on: Nov 11th, 2013, 11:47pm »
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And exactly the same view now, the rearranged alignment just hours away from a marathon tracklaying session.
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« Reply #304 on: Nov 14th, 2013, 7:58pm »
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Pete, I am very impressed with your track work.  


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« Reply #305 on: Nov 15th, 2013, 8:25am »
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And that is a nice stacked rock wall in the quarry pic.
 
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« Reply #306 on: Nov 18th, 2013, 3:31pm »
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I see that the rain water have found a new path.

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« Reply #307 on: Nov 22nd, 2013, 9:21pm »
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Track laying finally, 500 feet of rail brings it down to the embankment.
Summer is here, temp and humidity both around 95!
Another 30 lengths (600 feet)of rail in the shop, ready to lay when cool enough to venture out.


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« Reply #308 on: Nov 22nd, 2013, 9:24pm »
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And specially for Tom, some more little rock walls This one at the concrete pipe.
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« Reply #309 on: Nov 22nd, 2013, 9:35pm »
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Workshop time not wasted, 2 more cow car chassis and horse wagon frame.
I was asked to build a cow car so it was just as easy to make two, maybe I'll sell it too.


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« Reply #310 on: Nov 22nd, 2013, 9:39pm »
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And some underframe jewellry, a dynamo and a westinghouse K air brake in 2" scale. These are the masters to become plastic castings.

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« Reply #311 on: Nov 22nd, 2013, 10:42pm »
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pete:  wow!  you're staying busy!  like everything you are doing...keep it coming!
 
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« Reply #312 on: Nov 23rd, 2013, 11:51am »
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Pete, you stack rocks nicely!  Brake cylinder looks cool, can u make me one in 3.75 scale?  Heat & humidity take the fun out of outdoors!
 
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« Reply #313 on: Nov 23rd, 2013, 1:58pm »
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Pete I concur with Tom, you have serious artistic skills with rocks.

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« Reply #314 on: Nov 24th, 2013, 12:50am »
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Tom, your K brake would be nearly 15" long and 4" in diameter. That's not a cheap item!.  If you only want a couple then turn them in hardwood (that's what my master is) possible borrow the bed posts when nobody is looking!.  
 I seem to remember that you have a foundry on site so one master with draughts and stuff should do the trick. Even with mounting brackets and triple valve it splits conveniently about the vertical axis.  I used the myford lathe but had to vacuum the dust off frequently.
This is the chart I found on the www but I can't find who owns it to credit them.
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While on the subject of wagons, I found a scrapped log wagon with the correct bogies (trucks) for the old cattle wagon (all previous pics had the wheels in deep shade)  I might try making a pair but they are not like any others I have seen. Thay have a cluster of six coil springs in top and bottom nests and wooden planks. I have taken lots of measurements.
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« Reply #316 on: Dec 1st, 2013, 9:26pm »
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Marathon tracklaying progress. Laid, ballasted and fettled to Mt Crosby.

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« Reply #317 on: Dec 1st, 2013, 9:29pm »
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And today, track reached the station at Laura. Yeeha.   I think I should do now, what they did in old times.......build a saloon

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« Reply #318 on: Dec 1st, 2013, 9:35pm »
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No, that's not a derail, I lift the flatcar off the trucks and reassign them to other duties. Here I am about to go get some rail, so I'm trying out my new modification to the yellow beast.

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I removed the toolbox (which also stopped kids riding on the back) and added a lifting handle.  A bit of clearance added and voila, 180* direction change!.  Also a 3 foot rooster bar stores nicely inside the spine.
My neck was getting sore trying to pump in reverse.


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