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by chiloquinruss
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Comments on train unloading facilities
Replies: 5
Views: 919

Re: Comments on train unloading facilities

We modified a Harbor Freight cycle lift to use at the mini unload yard at Appendix. In the photo the bottom right photo shows how we extended the base be about 18 inches. This particular lift is good for about 500 pounds. Russ

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by chiloquinruss
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Electric drive locomotives
Replies: 7
Views: 1530

Re: Electric drive locomotives

Another excellent source of goodies is: https://electricscooterparts.com/ Your advantage in your restoration is going to be you have a lot of room for batteries. As a 'general' rule of thumb, a 36v motor will operate more efficiently than a 24v or 12v motor. Make sure the motor controller is heavy d...
by chiloquinruss
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Painting graphics on plywood - advice
Replies: 16
Views: 2205

Re: Painting graphics on plywood - advice

When doing stenciling over a wood base I use a very, very light coat of rattle can CLEAR to help seal the edge of the stencil. Let that dry a little then do whatever color paint method you like. If there is ANY bleed under the stencil edge it will be CLEAR. Russ
by chiloquinruss
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New tool for Train Mountain
Replies: 7
Views: 4897

Re: New tool for Train Mountain

Tool in action and there is a bonus feature called, 'the learning curve'! :D Russ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCpnk3cw54U
by chiloquinruss
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Six more days
Replies: 1
Views: 1299

Six more days

Only six more days until the 2019 Operations Meet begins (June 29, 2019). Several more industries, lots more cars, and the rumor mill says the weather will be nice too! :D Look forward to seeing you there. Russ @ Train Mountain.
by chiloquinruss
Wed May 29, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New tool for Train Mountain
Replies: 7
Views: 4897

Re: New tool for Train Mountain

This week is the Narrow Gauge meet and we have a bunch of steamers from Wa. Check the pix on the website, you might recognize a few of them. Should be fun. So far we have had wind, rain, snow, and some sunshine. It is always 'interesting' this time of year. Thanks for your comments. Russ
by chiloquinruss
Tue May 28, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New tool for Train Mountain
Replies: 7
Views: 4897

Re: New tool for Train Mountain

Actually that is on the ver 1.1 list! We have some minor tweaks regarding (are you ready for this?) making sure that the stabilizer pads FIT through the tunnels! :D There needs to be stops on the end of the rails (duh!). We think we might stiffen the truck springs just a little, etc. It's a fun proj...
by chiloquinruss
Mon May 27, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New tool for Train Mountain
Replies: 7
Views: 4897

Re: New tool for Train Mountain

Nicely done. It sure saves wear and tear on the switch and the 'crew'! :D Some of our switches that are being replaced / installed are several miles from the main area so doing things by train adds to the 'fun' of working oops volunteering here! Russ
by chiloquinruss
Sun May 26, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New tool for Train Mountain
Replies: 7
Views: 4897

New tool for Train Mountain

Those of you that have helped with track work knew how difficult and how heavy moving turnouts can be. Also some of 'us' are getting up there in years. So with that in mind and a prototype to trigger the design urge, we built a new tool for the track gang's use at TM. The inspiration and the tool. h...
by chiloquinruss
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Waterproof Glue For A Coal Load
Replies: 8
Views: 3014

Re: Waterproof Glue For A Coal Load

Just thinking out loud here, but what about that liquid rubber stuff Flex Seal I've seen on TV. Pour a little in the space and then add the coal. Then give the coal a little downward pressure to set in the goo. I would also go to their website and see if they have some thinner and that would aid in ...
by chiloquinruss
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Train detector, welded rails - ideas???
Replies: 14
Views: 4352

Re: Train detector, welded rails - ideas???

There is also the option of infrared detection. To warrant clearance make two circuits, Set them up as a trigger on, then at the other end set trigger off. Russ

https://www.adafruit.com/product/1568
by chiloquinruss
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Coloured graphics?
Replies: 10
Views: 3086

Re: Coloured graphics?

I would give Connie a call or email and outline what you want to do. She is great to work with doing custom graphics and for my money very reasonable. Russ

http://miraclerailroadproducts.com/