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by chiloquinruss
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Small Diesel engines for motive power
Replies: 33
Views: 8647

Re: Small Diesel engines for motive power

At TM the Klamath and Western Railroad uses a small industrial diesel in their 1.5 F unit setup. I don't have the particulars here with me at home but I will get that info tomorrow and add it to this thread. Russ
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by chiloquinruss
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Turnout detents?
Replies: 37
Views: 8245

Re: Turnout detents?

Copied from our website under Tutorials:
http://trainmtn.org/tmrr/Resources/tuto ... rial-r.pdf
by chiloquinruss
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Shay Locomotives at Train Mountain
Replies: 4
Views: 2479

Re: Shay Locomotives at Train Mountain

Booth #29, in the Vendor Barn. Russ
by chiloquinruss
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: A center bench riding car
Replies: 9
Views: 2541

Re: A center bench riding car

Nice looking car. I have always liked any riding car that does NOT trap the riders feet inside the car IE a gon. Looks like a nice height so getting on and off should be easier for us old folks! LOL Russ
by chiloquinruss
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: First Train on the F&CC
Replies: 15
Views: 4951

Re: First Train on the F&CC

If interested the folks from EP will be at Train Mountain in the vendor area during the upcoming Triennial. Congrats Marty, I like the look and the scenery looks great too! Russ
by chiloquinruss
Thu May 10, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Removing winter debris
Replies: 20
Views: 5389

Re: Removing winter debris

Hi Dick, how's things up in gods country? Yep we are evaluating all the possible ways to make the terrible task of removing this 'stuff' fun! We know from years of doing this if we can do it by train, the folks will come and do it, if we do it any other way, well . . . . Thanks for the very complete...
by chiloquinruss
Wed May 09, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Removing winter debris
Replies: 20
Views: 5389

Re: Removing winter debris

Dan, we have one of those as well. Charlie M has done a great job of adapting Sthil leaf blowers for just that purpose. However our winter debris is not leaves, its cones and needles, that accumulate to be a few inches thick in a mat. As such using the blower method cleans the track but fills up all...
by chiloquinruss
Sat May 05, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Removing winter debris
Replies: 20
Views: 5389

Re: Removing winter debris

I will get a better pix on Monday but this one sort of illustrates the issue. The big ones are a problem, but them little green suckers attack ya! :) Also remember there is 37 MILES of this gift from Mother Nature! Russ
by chiloquinruss
Fri May 04, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Removing winter debris
Replies: 20
Views: 5389

Re: Removing winter debris

Since several of you have 'been der, done dat', here's what the machine does to the debris. Pretty neat! Russ
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by chiloquinruss
Thu May 03, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Removing winter debris
Replies: 20
Views: 5389

Re: Removing winter debris

Versions 3.1 and 3.2 of 'da' beast! 3.2 added a swing arm and support for the middle of the hose. The beast can do both sides of the double track portions of the railroad. Russ
by chiloquinruss
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Removing winter debris
Replies: 20
Views: 5389

Re: Removing winter debris

Ever think of having someone build pick up nozzles? Looks like you've got a good start there This is certainly a work in progress. We are excited about where this is headed but it still is a learning curve. We may end up getting an additional unit and mount to one of our Gators for yard work and ro...
by chiloquinruss
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Removing winter debris
Replies: 20
Views: 5389

Re: Removing winter debris

I think Tom is working up another video that shows some of the experimentation we've done so far. It's working but we are still in the early days of using it so it's a learning curve. The cool part is the compaction of the debris. Works out to be about 6 to 1. What use to take 6 pine needles cars us...