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Re: Advices on pre-weathered rail

Bill Lugg
 

The little bit I've used it, I find you need to clean the weathering off where you're going to solder (joiners, ties, etc.) and the rail head for operation to be dependable.  The look of the finished product is not bad though.

HTH
Bill Lugg

On 12/20/19 1:46 AM, Seb J wrote:
Hi guys !

Any advices on Micro-Engineering pre-weathered rail, related to hand laid track, turnout construction, wheels electrical pick-up, does it solder easily to copper ties, and so on !?
Would look nice I guess, but I wonder if the chemical process can be an issue regarding to quality of operations ? Thanks for your advices.

Wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !
Sebastien
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Cordialement

Sébastien Jubault
Vice-Président
AECFM - Chemin de Fer de Rillé

Advices on pre-weathered rail

Seb J
 

Hi guys !

Any advices on Micro-Engineering pre-weathered rail, related to hand laid track, turnout construction, wheels electrical pick-up, does it solder easily to copper ties, and so on !?
Would look nice I guess, but I wonder if the chemical process can be an issue regarding to quality of operations ? Thanks for your advices.

Wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !
Sebastien
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Cordialement

Sébastien Jubault
Vice-Président
AECFM - Chemin de Fer de Rillé

Re: Blackstone C19 tender modification question

lloyd lehrer
 

Len, I bought the water tender version of the western rails tenders and the quality is superb.
lloyd lehrer, MANHATTAN BEACH, CA (310)951-9097


On Thu, Dec 19, 2019 at 7:49 AM LenTRaley via Groups.Io <lentraley=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Tony:

What did you use for the oil tender shells on your CB&Q #536 and the C&NWR #64?
Great looking models.

Thanks and be well,

Len Raley


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lloyd lehrer

Re: Blackstone C19 tender modification question

LenTRaley
 

Tony:

What did you use for the oil tender shells on your CB&Q #536 and the C&NWR #64?
Great looking models.

Thanks and be well,

Len Raley

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Brinton Jones
 

                                                     

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For Sale PFM K-27

Doug Boudakian <dboudrrtrain@...>
 

PFM K-27 2-8-2 custom painted D&RGW 453. Has Sagami can motor. Has original box with new foam. $250
Pictures on request. Shipping extra. Send private reply if interested.

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@Durango

Re: D&RGW NG Signals

Jeff Young
 

Ah, cool. Thanks for filling in some of the details, Earl.

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Darryl Huffman
 

Mine Plant has been sold.

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Darryl Huffman
 

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Re: D&RGW NG Signals

Earl Knoob
 

This was a standard practice on all railroads who dispatched trains by timetable and train order.  There were two types of train orders issued.  First one was called a "Form 19" that gave a train right to run over the road with meets with other trains and other instructions as needed.  If any additional orders were issued that did not contradict with existing orders, new orders could be handed up to the trains on the fly (aka "hooping up orders").  If a new train order was issued that contradicted or changed something on an existing train order, the new order went on a "Form 31" train order.  These orders had to signed for by both the engineer and conductor, requiring the train to be stopped.  In which case, the agent would put the train order signal to stop.


From: HOn3@groups.io <HOn3@groups.io> on behalf of Russ Norris <rbnorrisjr@...>
Sent: Monday, December 16, 2019 4:07 PM
To: HOn3@groups.io <HOn3@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [HOn3] D&RGW NG Signals
 
The East Broad Top used similar signals (also called order boards) to indicate whether the train needed to stop for orders or not.

On Mon, Dec 16, 2019, 5:53 PM Jeff Young <jeff@...> wrote:
Someone might be able to provide more accurate info, but as I understand it the signal (called an order board) indicated whether or not the conductor needed to stop at the depot to pick up new orders or not.

Cheers,
Jeff.





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Russ Norris, MMR
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
http://blacklogvalleyrailroad.blogspot.com/

Re: D&RGW NG Signals

Mark Rosche
 

Hi All,

Many thanks to those of you who answered my query!!!

Regards,

Mark

Don‘t take life too seriously...no one gets out alive anyway....

Re: D&RGW NG Signals

Russ Norris
 

The East Broad Top used similar signals (also called order boards) to indicate whether the train needed to stop for orders or not.


On Mon, Dec 16, 2019, 5:53 PM Jeff Young <jeff@...> wrote:
Someone might be able to provide more accurate info, but as I understand it the signal (called an order board) indicated whether or not the conductor needed to stop at the depot to pick up new orders or not.

Cheers,
Jeff.





--
Russ Norris, MMR
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
http://blacklogvalleyrailroad.blogspot.com/

Re: D&RGW NG Signals

Jeff Young
 

Someone might be able to provide more accurate info, but as I understand it the signal (called an order board) indicated whether or not the conductor needed to stop at the depot to pick up new orders or not.

Cheers,
Jeff.

D&RGW NG Signals

Mark Rosche
 

Hi All,

I have noticed in a few old photos that some depots had semaphore signals installed but could not decipher their actual use...I have searched far and wide for more information on the subject but have found nothing on signaling on the narrow gauge portions of the D&RGW...could anyone in the group provide some insight or references on how the semaphores (and any other types of signals) were used on the NG lines?

Many thanks!!!!

Regards,

Mark

Don‘t take life too seriously...no one gets out alive anyway....

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Doug Boudakian <dboudrrtrain@...>
 

Chama/Cumbres with a little Chili. By Richard Dorman. First Edition . Vol. 3 of 5. Hardbound like new with plastic protective cover. $31.

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Re: 705 mount with a K36 plow

Mike Conder
 

Thanks for the clarification. 

Mike Conder 

On Sun, Dec 15, 2019, 5:27 AM Dusty <Dustburm@q.com> wrote:
I used styrene.

Dusty Burman 

Re: 705 mount with a K36 plow

Dusty
 

I've made some improvement by allowing the shank to pivot slightly. I douched the 705 with Neo Lube also.

After watching 705s couple with 714s a bunch of reps I wonder if moving the/a pivot point closer to the coupler is the geometry needed to get more consistent results.

In the past I've cut down brass rectangular tubing to accept N scale coupler boxes for engine pilots. This plow opening is too small for that.

Dusty Burman 
623 261-8707

Re: 705 mount with a K36 plow

John Stutz
 

Dusty

It may be possible to add coupler centering, depending on the internal size and the length of your extension tube.

If you cut the shank of the coupler off square, and add a spring loaded block behind the coupler, this will tend to hold the coupler straight. The block needs to be able to move freely along the tube, and be long enough that it does not twist and jam when the coupler's shank's corner pushes the block back. Centering force is roughly the product of the spring preload and the width of the square face of the coupler shank, and centering may require a fairly stiff spring, possibly an old style truck spring. or consider building up the shank width. Kadee makes a dozen sizes of small light coil springs for their various couplers, and one of these might be suitable. If the block is big enough, put the spring in a slot or drilled hole in the block to save length.

Just a suggestion, as I have not tried this.

John Stutz

On December 14, 2019 at 5:58 PM Dusty <Dustburm@q.com> wrote:



My operation scheme is to run large K class engines out of staging and then swap power to K27s, Cs and Ts. Switching with large power will be minimal but potentially necessary. So functional pilot couplers are a requirement. I just acquired the last large K I required. But it has this neat plow....

I made a piece of rectangular 'tubing' using 2 - .080 channels. I cemented strip into one end to provide a solid spot to drill a mounting screw hole. I ACCed the trimmed down 705 shank into the other end of the tubing. Result is a bit low but functional. The problem is coupling to a 714. The screw prevents the shank from pivoting so coupling first bump is intermittent. Me thinks adding shims to each side of the tubing to limit travel and leaving the screw loose to allow slight travel might offer a solution. This highly visible situation is what I envisioned using 705s for.

No way in hell can a 714 be mounted in a close to prototype location without hogging out a major opening.

What has anyone else done?

Dusty Burman 
623 261-8707
 


 

Re: 705 mount with a K36 plow

Ed Tibbetts
 

I mounted 705’s on the pilots of my 6 brass HOn3 loco’s. I took the couplers out of the Kadee draft gear boxes, nipped off the back of the coupler, and drilled a .020 hole in the shank. Some of the engines had scale coupler pockets that I could insert the coupler and drop a pin in to secure it. Others I installed a short piece of K&S square tubing with a hole in it and pinned the coupler. All my tenders have 714’s, and I run DeadRail, so short circuits are not an issue. Coupler alignment is done with a pick, so sorta prototypical.  

Re: 705 mount with a K36 plow

Dusty
 

I used styrene.

Dusty Burman