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« Reply #460 on: Jan 8th, 2015, 3:41pm »
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Not bad at all! They look very nice!
 
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« Reply #461 on: Jan 9th, 2015, 3:12am »
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I fear the build will be a slow one as there are several things belonging to others that need fixing  
Here's one, a pair of drive trucks for a largish diesel. The owner kinda needs some help, but he got a fair way before putting his hand up. One done, one to go


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« Reply #462 on: Jan 9th, 2015, 3:22am »
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Also is a ballast wagon which I have been given the go ahead, but the design is not quite finalised.
Meanwhile I have materials for a model of water wagon as used by the Heritage fleet, to go behind restored steamers.  I discovered in my research, that it is based on a modern (high speed) freight wagon frame.  It has a spine rather than a chassis, so all the fiddly bits are on show (along with my dodgy welding) but it is progressing fairly rapidly.
Now I need to find some 12" dia tank ends, any ideas?
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« Reply #463 on: Jan 10th, 2015, 8:40pm »
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Pete,
In another forum I've seen a discussion on how to make convex hemispherical tank car ends. The ideas given were metal spinning (see my posts on making a steam dome), cutting down a wok cooking pan, cutting the ends out of a propane tank*, or using a welded pipe cap.  Or you can order one from these guys (see page 3):
http://www.realtrains.com/files/83950561.pdf
 
*special precautions required!


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« Reply #464 on: Jan 11th, 2015, 5:32am »
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Thanks Dan. I particularly like the wok idea.
The Real Trains part is almost exact match for the prototype but shipping is a bit painful.
Pete


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« Reply #465 on: Jan 11th, 2015, 7:18pm »
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Thanks Dan. I particularly like the wok idea.
The Real Trains part is almost exact match for the prototype but shipping is a bit painful.
Pete

 
 
cool beans!  ...so where ya gonna get the scale briggs-stratton engine?  


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« Reply #466 on: Jan 12th, 2015, 3:22am »
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Answer 1....find a really small mower shop
Answer 2....Put one of these on the other end and nobody will notice.
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« Reply #467 on: Jan 12th, 2015, 3:39am »
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Meanwhile, "modern" frame ready for vintage tank and periferals (and maybe Briggs and Stratton pump)

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« Reply #468 on: Jan 15th, 2015, 10:06pm »
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A bit of a break and the threatened workshop tidy up has struck. New short racks hold the cow cars, releasing wall space for everybody else's stuff
Even swept the floor, emptied the bins and thinned out the "one day I'll need it" bins. Now I can swing the cat again, what comes next? I know, make some new mess
Pete


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« Reply #469 on: Jan 19th, 2015, 9:38pm »
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Color me green with envy. My shop/garage is so packed right now, I have to straddle "junk" just to use the mill. I like your car storage racks.
 
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« Reply #470 on: Jan 20th, 2015, 1:45am »
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Bobby, A shed is a man's right. Junk in that shed is proof of ownership and is beyond "she who must be obeyed" and is the equivalent of marking the territory.  Cleaning up junk is admitting that "she" is boss
There is no "she" here, so I can clean up as often as I like.  However there must be some new mess ready to replace the old.
So I've started the ballast car


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It has three 3 x 3 gates which exit 3/8" above rail height. It is an attempt to make a spreader that can be operated by one person as the ballast should stop running as soon as it gets level with the top of the rail. Stopping and starting shouldn't affect the quantity dumped, and none should get on top of the rail.
That's the theory If you don't get any more pics, you'll know it didn't work.
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« Reply #472 on: Feb 1st, 2015, 2:49am »
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A shot of the dump doors. I've never looked closely at a spreader so hopefully this will cut the ice

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« Reply #473 on: Feb 1st, 2015, 2:54am »
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And the finished article. (on temporary trucks) It works OK dumping rock on the patio, I'll try it next weekend under critical club eyes!  Maybe they'll love it and want to buy it off me
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« Reply #474 on: Feb 1st, 2015, 8:24pm »
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Something I've seen on similar ballast-spreading cars is to put a grading blade between the hopper doors and the truck/bogie, so the stone is leveled out (and any excess pushed to the sides) before being run over by the wheels.

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Took the ballast wagon to the club's track maintenance day.   Not only did it work like the proverbial charm (pic shows dump run with ballast as dumped, before any clean-up) but that wagon is now sold and I have orders to make 2 more. The club will also buy my own wagon after I finish my line. (and borrow mine in the meantime).
So much for a quiet retirement
Pete


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Took the ballast wagon to the club's track maintenance day.   Not only did it work like the proverbial charm (pic shows dump run with ballast as dumped, before any clean-up) but that wagon is now sold and I have orders to make 2 more. The club will also buy my own wagon after I finish my line. (and borrow mine in the meantime).
So much for a quiet retirement
Pete

 
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« Reply #477 on: Feb 11th, 2015, 5:18am »
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Hi Pete
 
How about mounting a broom behind the outlet to spread the ballast?


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« Reply #478 on: Feb 12th, 2015, 2:52am »
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Steen. The owner of the track have a broom mounted on the cow catcher (pilot) of the smiley train to clean off sticks and snakes and small children Although it circulates several times every day, all it seems to do is throw the rock back on to the rails.


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I was thinking along the lines of a rotary snow broom, but here in the tropics nobody sells them. Anyone shed any more light?
Meanwhile it's manual labour again
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