Woodinville Shops

Discuss park gauge trains and large scale miniature railways having track gauges from 8" to 24" gauge and designed at scales of 2" to the foot or greater - whether modeled for personal use, or purpose built for amusement park operation or private railroading.

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Re: Woodinville Shops

Post by NP317 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:17 pm

We need signs the say:
"Trespassers will be Violated."

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Re: Woodinville Shops

Post by Glenn Brooks » Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:37 am

Just for fun, fired up the Ottaway yesterday to take a few runs down (around) the mainline. I decided to try to capture the sounds of the steam engine as it worked it’s way around a typical passenger run. Interestingly, running north, out of the yard, as in this video, the loco starts uphill on a 2% grade. The rails are wet with rain. So I had a lot of wheel slippage right away. And some trouble maintaining momentum- lots of torque just cracking the throttle. Once we reached the top of the grade, at the pass, around the first set of curves, it’s flat to down hill, so ghosting on the throttle- then pulling hard through the yard, and building speed to make up time. Lots of fun, and learning more with each run... hope you enjoy the ‘sounds of steam’... and stopped for the photo op at “Portage Pass”.


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Motive power : 1902 A.S.Campbell 4-4-0 American - 12 5/8" gauge, 1955 Ottaway 4-4-0 American 12" gauge

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Re: Woodinville Shops

Post by Pontiacguy1 » Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:06 am

Very nice railroad!! Impressive.
Maybe you should investigate building a working sander for this locomotive. Harry Bean used to have working sanders on his 1 1/2" 2-8-0, and they were disguised as tanks under the running boards, with manually activated release valves that would dump sand on the track. One for each side. you could do something similar, but use your dome for the sand storage. On this size of a locomotive, the tubes could be made large enough that clogging should be too much of an issue. Sure would help on those wet rails.

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Re: Woodinville Shops

Post by NP317 » Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:11 am

Really nice!
I remember a lunch meeting several years ago when you were telling us of the railroad you were wanting to build.
You are a doer!

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