Photo Fun 4-25-08

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by spankybird, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. cn nutbar

    cn nutbar Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2005
    Messages:
    570
    Likes Received:
    0
    hello all---Tom,great consist---you should call it "The Cheech and Chong Special" with all those reefers rolling along sign1

    here's some MOW equipment that Doctor Wayne created for me

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
  2. Tim Crowe

    Tim Crowe Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2007
    Messages:
    118
    Likes Received:
    0
    Here's what I get up to at weekends;

    dozer.JPG

    Small dozer used to doze levels - here putting in the final layer of ballast before sleepers go in

    TRM.JPG

    Track Relaying Machine (TRM) used to install sleepers by the length (60ft) Getting a bit old now but still my favorite for putting sleepers back in.

    Kirow.JPG

    A Kirow crane, can lift up to 120 tons. Mainly used for lifting S&C units into place. Comes in three parts; crane, counterweight and support wagon / lifting beam. Looks good but can be slow going.

    I would show pictures of holes in the ground where the track used to be - but they all looked a bit dull.
  3. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2006
    Messages:
    1,019
    Likes Received:
    0
    Nice and interesting pictures Tim Crowe.
    I remember seeing a video on the Discovery channel here in Canada about how they do track maintenance in England.
    They have a huge machine that can do the whole track replacement in just 1 shot.

    Jacques

    P.S. Liverpool FC "You'll never walk alone"
  4. Tim Crowe

    Tim Crowe Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2007
    Messages:
    118
    Likes Received:
    0
    I used to work on it - It is called a Track Renewals Train (TRT) - an american machine.

    It would remove the existing sleepers and rail and replace them with new ones. It could relay about 2,000 yards in one go without resupply.

    I think there are now several of them in the U.K.

    It would not change the ballast - so we would follow up afterwards with a Ballast cleaner.

    I will try to dig up some photos
  5. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2006
    Messages:
    1,216
    Likes Received:
    0
    Great Pics everyone :thumb: Keep em comin:thumb:

    [​IMG]
  6. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2002
    Messages:
    3,411
    Likes Received:
    0
    CN Nutbar
    Cool MOW cars!

    Tim
    Great MOW working shots!

    Chessie4155
    Your shots always bring back memories of the cat from growing up next to the Philly Sub!
  7. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2002
    Messages:
    3,411
    Likes Received:
    0
    I think I posted this about a year ago but it is the only MOW photos I can find right now.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
  8. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2002
    Messages:
    3,411
    Likes Received:
    0
  9. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2002
    Messages:
    3,411
    Likes Received:
    0
  10. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2006
    Messages:
    2,572
    Likes Received:
    0
    Have you ever had that door on a structure that just didn't look right without a light over it? I had just such a door and did something about it.

    This is a view in the light.

    [​IMG]

    Here it is with the room lights off.

    [​IMG]
  11. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2003
    Messages:
    3,877
    Likes Received:
    0
    You're right, Jeff, lazy as I can be, I try to light everything up. I use 1.6mm LEDs as I've had too many incandescents burn out on me with no hope to replace them. My boarding house/ladies clothier got the full treatment...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
  12. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2002
    Messages:
    5,342
    Likes Received:
    0
    Wow ! Shagetz the lights really enhance an already fine model. The flashing show from the front window is cool but I especially like the illuminated "Rooms" sign at night.

    Ralph
  13. DeckRoid

    DeckRoid Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2007
    Messages:
    231
    Likes Received:
    0
    Shaygetz,

    I really like the idea of using LEDs to light things up. I am not sure, there was no sound when I played the video, but I could have sworn I heard some thumping music coming from that clotheir.

    Seriously though, nice job. When I get to the point of lighting my layout, I believe I shall 'borrow' your idea and stick LEDs on my buildings and flood lamps. We have a local electrician shop that sells them dirt cheap.

    George
  14. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2003
    Messages:
    3,877
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks, guys. The building was a junk box rescue, an old Revell kit from the 60s. The flasher circuit was stripped from an old toy. Charlie, the fan came from a window casting leftover from an engine house kitbash, I just cut it out of that frame and fit it to this one.
  15. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2006
    Messages:
    1,216
    Likes Received:
    0
    The Big Hook:
    [​IMG]
  16. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2006
    Messages:
    2,572
    Likes Received:
    0
    The big hook for the MGRy.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
  17. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2006
    Messages:
    1,019
    Likes Received:
    0
    Big hooks jeffrey-wimberl and chessie4155, nice pictures.
    My layouts are so small that I can barely afford to run 50' boxcars, let alone have a big hook.

    Jacques
  18. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2006
    Messages:
    2,572
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yours is small! My curves are ALL 18" radius.
  19. tomkat13

    tomkat13 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2007
    Messages:
    185
    Likes Received:
    0
    Sorry no MOW.....Elevator for new layout!

    A practice fit for the new elevator....still more to do & I have the shed to finish up also.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
  20. lester perry

    lester perry Guest

    Tom you fast reefer looks like it is almost doing a wheely getting started
    Les