Hold on we are going for a ride

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by lester perry, Mar 8, 2006.

  1. lester perry

    lester perry Guest

    Looks rather scary to me. But they do it day after day.
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  2. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Now that, that's a hill! What's the percentage of grade, Lester? And who makes that loco? Quite a change from Alleghenies, but a good-looking scene nevertheless.

    Wayne
  3. Dragon

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    Looks like an MDC Shay on maybe a 5% grade?
    Awesome pic!
  4. Art67

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    Holy Moly! I am wondering what the timetable special instructions say about setting those retaining valves! Hell, I'd even balance the train at the summit and do a break test before taking on that hill. Great photo, Lester. Stuart
  5. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Yikes! After one run like that I'd hire out with the Rock Island Line in the Midwestern flat lands! :)
    Ralph
  6. lester perry

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    It is an MDC, I have no idea what the grade is. I wanted to be limited to 2 cars and a bobber caboose. So I put track on a board powered it put Shey 2 cars and bobber caboose on track. Got train moveing started lifting the board when it stalled that was it. Measured the hight and used it on layout now my J&M short line will work yor a** off. It services a large sawmill an oil well and small coal mine. There is no passing sideings but there is a Y on top of the mountain now use your imagination and you might get close to the nightmare. Oh yea there is a snall yard half way up the mountain but it is only accessable from one end so yo can't pass yor train.
    Les