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by RussellCofIdaho
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: liability Insurance
Replies: 93
Views: 43868

Re: liability Insurance

Russell, I wonder if the size of your proposed train (18” gauge”) and nature of the venue had something to do with the cost? Now, 2 years out of date, but my last quote for a 12” backyard RR was in the neighborhood of $1200 or $1500. Although Commercial operations are always more expensive. I’ll ha...
by RussellCofIdaho
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: liability Insurance
Replies: 93
Views: 43868

Re: liability Insurance

Be sure you get it in writing from an underwriter (not an agent) that you are covered. Though I haven't seen a public ride insurance policy, I have seen others, all quotes come with specific language about what is covered, and specifically excluded. I know my maintenance business has specific exclu...
by RussellCofIdaho
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: liability Insurance
Replies: 93
Views: 43868

Re: liability Insurance

Got a response from Dan Roddy at HMBD Insurance and he says the $3000 a year up front for a no charge ride is correct!!!

Absolutely crazy. I'm going to check into some kind of rider on my home insurance but there has got to be a way to make this work....
by RussellCofIdaho
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Arborway, T.T. and NW Closed
Replies: 16
Views: 12152

Re: Arborway, T.T. and NW Closed

So is there more specific information about the sale and future disposition of this great railroad? As an earlier post asked: Is there any idea yet if it might be reconfigured into a non-profit club or museum (at the same location or another)? I heard last night from my friend in Missouri that the e...
by RussellCofIdaho
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: liability Insurance
Replies: 93
Views: 43868

Re: liability Insurance

I was thinking to limit liability do what the railroads do: 1)liability insurance 2)liability release on each ticket 3) workers trained and liability covered by membership fees.

Still not cheap but at least all your a---- (bases) are covered. 😜
by RussellCofIdaho
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: liability Insurance
Replies: 93
Views: 43868

Re: liability Insurance

Interesting this just came up on my feed, I have been designing an 18" gauge portable train, electric for now, may be Steam in the future. It is large but stable. I have recently revived my old 7 1/2" gauge train I built 35 years ago and am thinking it might be better for a small portable train ride...
by RussellCofIdaho
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: USATC S-160 Consolidation
Replies: 55
Views: 28775

Re: USATC S-160 Consolidation

Great stuff Dick! Someday I want to build an 0-4-0 in 18" gauge (approximately 1/2 scale) and the big dream is a couple of Sumpter Valley Ry 2-6-6-2s!
by RussellCofIdaho
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Arborway, T.T. and NW Closed
Replies: 16
Views: 12152

Re: Arborway, T.T. and NW Closed

According to the announcement from the Friends group they are looking for a buyer that will keep it together and keep it running. As you and I both know, such pie-in-the-sky buyers are few and far between, unless something amazing happens (it is possible!) it will likely be sold off and reconfigured...
by RussellCofIdaho
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Arborway, T.T. and NW Closed
Replies: 16
Views: 12152

Re: Arborway, T.T. and NW Closed

I am not in the area so don't know but evidently they didn't have a succession plan in place prior to his passing, sad.
by RussellCofIdaho
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Shoptask 1720
Replies: 197
Views: 55089

Re: Shoptask 1720

Yup, I did use PB, and had done for years, assuming that they would be stable and honest with their service... but they SUCK, and deserve to suffer a painful Corporate death. However... anyone using Chrome or Firefox can easily download a "Plugin" that bypasses the PB block so you can see the threa...
by RussellCofIdaho
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Shoptask 1720
Replies: 197
Views: 55089

Re: Shoptask 1720

Going back through the thread to review your work I see that the changes at Photobucket causing errors in all the other boards is happening here too. Is it the photos hosted on this board are actually on Photobucket? I thought this board did its own hosting? Sadly, it is everywhere and really limits...
by RussellCofIdaho
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Shoptask 1720
Replies: 197
Views: 55089

Re: Shoptask 1720

Sounds great! Would love to see some pictures of your setup, I'm trying to move everything around to get it all to fit in about 10x20', metal and woodworking, which is a challenge. There seem to be lots of compact woodworking shop ideas on the net but no metal shop ideas...