Foot and 1/2 Gauge

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  1. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Foot and 1/2 Guage

    At the park ;)

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  2. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    Looks like it needs a track cleaner:D
    Sell em at the obby store;) :p :rolleyes:
  3. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    :D

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    :p

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  5. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Does the park still run a train over this track Jon. I remenber riding on a steam train ride around a park near where we lived when I was a kid. It sure was busy every weekend
  6. shamus

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    Nice photos Jon, but they really need a damn good clean:D

    Shamus
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    cidchase Active Member

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    Now we're all hankerin' fer a photo of
    the n1.5 LOCOMOTIVE :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
    C'mon, jon, don't be cruel!!!
  8. Vic

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    A spring loaded switch. That was very common on park railroads with an "out and back" configuration. The engineer did not have to stop and throw the switch after making a turn thru the reverse loop. The weight of the loco and cars would hold the points over until the train passed and then the spring would pull the points back so that the switch was set for the train when it returned from the opposite direction.

    I noticed the other day that EZ HO track turnouts are spring loaded and you can run thru them even though the points are set against the direction of travel.
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    Sad to see those tracks in such sorry shape. My guess is they haven't run anything on them in a loooong while. Neat photos though Jon!

    Val
  10. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    I've never seen a train run there :cry: :cry: :cry: But I hear it still does :D :D :D

    It appears to be light surface rust on the railhead, no pitting, I'd say the corrosion is from the winter off. The amusement park part of the park is open only in the Summer.

    There is another, that I've ridden, at Indiana Beach (an ammusement park). I'm not sure if it's till steam. Used to be I think.