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A Kadee spiker would move you along. Not sure if they were made for N scale.
Once your iron ore cars arrive at the furnace how are they broken down? Is there a dedicated (there's that word again) on site switcher to perform the unloading process or is the ore train a "dump and run" procedure?
I think what I'm asking for is those scenarios where a rr work function isn't...
Wow - never expected this to be so intense.
dave 1905. Thanks for your tutorial. I'll put you down as a NO for a dedicated car scenario... Not really the direction I was hoping for.
Many don't have a RR empire that can support or justify an order system.
Perhaps looking back I should have titled...
Good frustration having to move that partial car.
I'm always interested to learn about "satellite" industries. Never considered spent grain going to an animal feed industry..
I'm curious, how do you determine the car is half loaded? Is it a spur of the moment idea or do you have some way to...
Anyone have a daily, no matter what, dedicated car scenario?.
Looking for ideas about that one car that causes headaches for the train crew when they're making their run.
Here's a couple of examples...
My mentor has a logging, milling operation in the mountains - there's NO water! Every day -...
Numbering Fleet cars.
I have a fleet of hoppers for the mine and several log skeleton cars for the logging operation.
All cars are custom decaled for the business. When applying the car number decals I used a number
on one side and a number 100+ on the other side. Example; hopper is numbered...
Interesting comment about the single main line track is moved periodically....
Haven't used my air compressor for a very long time. Thought it might be an opportunity to put it to work for a change. Air pressure could be regulated and the thought is once the cars were cleaned well a daily pass would keep the dust from collecting and settleing in one area. My initial...
Brilliant! One of those "why didn't I think of that......."
In my pile of "stuff to build" probably in the next century is the idea of a car cleaner. I haven't built this yet but here's the concept as it might relate to this topic.
Basically it's a brass tube (perhaps 1/4") that's formed as an inverted rectangle. One leg is capped and sits on top of the...
I agree with Trailrider but take exception with removal of the snap-over springs (easy to do). At least with my process.
The older PECO turnouts had the spring under a cover on TOP of the turnout (at the switch points). On their newer turnouts, for some reason, the spring is mounted UNDER the...
A couple of flat car loads at the substation.
Stood back to take a longer view and realized that I could easily justify a flat car bring in a load of poles to add to inventory. (along with a crane to off load - details never end.....)
Car Ferry ANN is off loading empties for Haslowe Mine.
What's attracted the sailors attention across the harbor at Sonny Marine?
Brilliant detail with the vines growing on the fence.
If you switch to brass tube/rod for your fence post material you can have more options. My junk yard is totally enclosed with (chain link - tulle) fencing. Using a combination of rod/tube I'm able to close the siding gates and let the dogs out.........
The framework is made by bending or...
Some really good ideas and inspiration. Here are some from my world;
Lots of activity at Murry Coal Co.
The boys in the back are bagging coal to deliver to old age pensioners and those on a shoe string budget.
While a young mom is picking up a couple of bags while on sale - 15 cents a...
Yes - your right about white. In the case of "POOL HALL" I believe that was printed on paper ( with green surround) and applied behind clear acetate (for the glass effect). It's been a few years since I've done these acetate windows. I hope that I'm providing some inspiration to explore...
A littler different direction than your intention.
For years I've created art work (using Paint). Sized it and laser printed it on clear Acetate sheets. "Remember that stuff
from the old overhead transparency days?" In sample photo below the white letters POOL HALL were placed on a green...
My hobby shop highly recommended Bachmann E-Z Lube (Rail & Road Track Cleaner). An added benefit is improving conductivity.
Anyone here use this product and have any recommendations or tips?
How long between applications?
I need to clean inside tunnels and plan on using Woodland Scenics "Tidy...
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