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Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by jeffrey-wimberl, Aug 22, 2008.
Railfans caught in the act of railfanning!
Uh-oh! We got railfans out shooting trains. Better get the FBI and Homeland security on the case!
Hey, I've seen it happen.
Had a little accident today near Jack Knife curve...
Strike the pose...
YIKES! That's a bad one! What's the speed restriction on that curve?
Nice photos all!
This was taken during one of our open houses at the Bucyrus club.
These SD45s are the last units to leave the RG&S shops in the "old" colors.
This one is an Athearn fat body that I did back in the early 90's and didn't want to get ride of so I patched it.:mrgreen:
I'm not sure what the speed restriction was supposed to be but I've been told by the brakeman they were doing 65+ just before the derailment. Apparently they're blaming it on, "the biggest buffalo ever!"
I'm beginning to think the buffalo story is not gonna hold water.....65+ mph on that curve will surely send the train careening off the tracks.....
Perhaps there was a little happy juice abuse involved?:mrgreen::mrgreen:
I've been doing some light layout work today. The evil 'S' curve at the front of the layout is fixing to go away. As the photo below shows I've already got the deck that'll hold the new track section in place.
After I've marked off the areas where the ends of the new section will marry into the existing track I'll cut out the offending section, trim the ends, put a piece of half inch foam down on the new deck and install the new track section. Here's a photo showing the new section set in to show what I'm going to do.
Any lovers of 'S' curves speak now or forever hold your peace.
Edit: 8:45 pm
The new track section is in place. Now for the ticklish part. The areas where the rails were cut is fairly difficult to get at to cut under the rail ends. So I'm having a spot of bother getting rail joiners in there. What I'm going to do is simply this. I'll clamp the rail ends in place so they line up precisely with each other and solder a piece of iron wire across each rail joint on the outside edge of the rail. After the area is ballasted it'll hardly be noticeable. Have I done this before? Yes. How many times? Twice, and that was many years ago.
I now have the rail ends soldered together and I just ran a test train made up of my pickiest loco and cars over the area and they worked flawlessly. I label this project a success.
A beat up F7 pauses at the east tower awaiting the signal to enter the mainline.