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Rico

BN Modeller
All you need is an industrial sized jug of Bullfrog Snot!
Very cool Greg, and great to see you posting again!
 

tooter

play every day
All you need is an industrial sized jug of Bullfrog Snot!
Very cool Greg, and great to see you posting again!

Hey Rico, :)

The intake manifold project is all done now. This is before...

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...and after...

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...so it's back to trains. ;)
 
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tooter

play every day
Hey Dad, :)

Yes, the grade in that last turn is 7%, which is far beyond any recommendations for a riding railroad. And if any weeds get in between the wheels and the rails, it slips big time.

Lately, I layed some more rail...

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And another track test...

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JazzDad

Gandy Dancer
For those who might not be familiar with some of the intricacies, chickens are used to de-worm the roadbed before laying any track. When the transcontinental railroad was built, thousands of chickens were employed for this very purpose. You can look it up on Wikipedia. Yep.
 

tooter

play every day
Yesterday was a landmark day in that the mail line was completed... :)

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That's the last tie so it got marked and stamped 03 17 2013 to commorate the event. The main line is 180 feet and took 16 months to lay the track...

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Here's a track test when the rails were roughed in just to see if it would work...

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JazzDad

Gandy Dancer
Re: "Yesterday was a landmark day in that the mail line was completed..."

Oh, main line. I thought you got a postal contract.
 

tooter

play every day
The tooter train takes to the rails...:)

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The pull cart had traction issues pulling the flat car up the steepest grade because the wheels were crushing the green grass and lubricating the rails causing it to slip back down the grade. So I weedwhacked both sides of each rail so that nothing green touched, and it works much better... :)

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