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Re: Conrail up in Coal Country
« Reply #285 on: January 05, 2020, 11:53:49 AM »
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Question, is there room for the same number of cars on both sides of the breaker? remember they don't load one car then move it to another track so they can load the next car. On the prototype these tipples are built to load 25 to 50 cars at a time by either gravity feeding them through the tipple or using a car puller. I know on a model we don't have that kind of room, but if you can fit 5 to 10 cars on both sides of the tipple, then you're representing this operation in model form, aka close enough  :D
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Re: Conrail up in Coal Country
« Reply #286 on: January 05, 2020, 11:55:05 AM »
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I'm with @Rich_S - the cars on each side makes the scene work better.

And I recognize that loader!
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Re: Conrail up in Coal Country
« Reply #287 on: January 05, 2020, 12:06:59 PM »
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From the picture it looks like only a sort of runaround past the yard ladder is used as the loading track --- all the rest of the track looks out of service. The "runaround" track leads back to the endloader and the coal pile, which is where I assume all the action happens. So I don't see why you'd have those two tracks with hoppers and the loco on them as anything but abandoned. In essence the prototype has only one working spur and an entire yard w/ ladder as unused, decaying track, right? 

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Re: Conrail up in Coal Country
« Reply #288 on: January 05, 2020, 12:27:40 PM »
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So how long till I can push those silly things out of the way and stock that colliery with some proper rakes of private-owner wagons?
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Re: Conrail up in Coal Country
« Reply #289 on: February 05, 2020, 10:11:04 PM »
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Put together a quick little cumulative upgrade while doing some traveling.

http://conrail1285.com/february-2020-antrhacite-layout-update/

Highlights: Worked out the track plan for St Nick.



Most of the cork is glued down and sanded.



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Re: Conrail up in Coal Country
« Reply #290 on: February 05, 2020, 10:52:13 PM »
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Might I suggest color coded wire?  It will cut down on confusion later...
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Re: Conrail up in Coal Country
« Reply #291 on: February 06, 2020, 02:31:26 AM »
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Might I suggest color coded wire?  It will cut down on confusion later...
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^^^ agreed, but what is that big brass rectangle?
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Re: Conrail up in Coal Country
« Reply #292 on: February 06, 2020, 03:06:08 AM »
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^^^ agreed, but what is that big brass rectangle?

That is the reason his knuckles are bleeding after cleaning track  :P

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Re: Conrail up in Coal Country
« Reply #293 on: February 06, 2020, 07:47:56 AM »
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Might I suggest color coded wire?  It will cut down on confusion later...
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It's beautifully color coded! One side is red, one side is white and the output... Orange?

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Re: Conrail up in Coal Country
« Reply #294 on: February 06, 2020, 09:41:51 AM »
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^^^ agreed, but what is that big brass rectangle?

That's the extension needed for the micro slide switches. I wanted to give my crews without coke nails a chance at throwing them.

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Re: Conrail up in Coal Country
« Reply #295 on: February 08, 2020, 01:11:49 AM »
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They'll be safer after he installs the thick rubber sleeves that slip over them.  :trollface:

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Re: Conrail up in Coal Country
« Reply #296 on: February 08, 2020, 03:05:40 AM »
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Is that a spiral easement type transition curve?

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Re: Conrail up in Coal Country
« Reply #297 on: February 08, 2020, 11:14:49 PM »
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More like a spiked easement curve...

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Re: Conrail up in Coal Country
« Reply #298 on: February 08, 2020, 11:24:13 PM »
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Is that a kink in the cork roadbed at the joint?

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Re: Conrail up in Coal Country
« Reply #299 on: February 09, 2020, 12:43:57 AM »
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That's when he dropped what he was doing to go make a tree  :tommann: