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 Posted: Mon Jul 7th, 2008 12:36 am
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PS-the contraption shown in the middle photo is a "cricket blower" made from an old airplane propeller run by a inline 4 cylinder Ford motor. The thing really works and is able to blow ants(the baby ones) off the track. So, there...



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 Posted: Mon Jul 7th, 2008 12:51 am
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How did I miss this thread? Woodie... do you ever sleep? Nice. :thumb:



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 Posted: Mon Jul 7th, 2008 12:58 am
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Think you made a big mess out of that, time to get the workers to clean up

Like the junk, I could feel at home in a place like that.

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 Posted: Mon Jul 7th, 2008 04:44 am
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Paladin wrote: Think you made a big mess out of that, time to get the workers to clean up

Like the junk, I could feel at home in a place like that.

Don


QFT!

I've gotten the junk addiction and i cant wait till i can actually get somewhere with it :D

WC Your Mogolllon is a big inspiration to me man, keep er goin!

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 Posted: Mon Aug 25th, 2008 07:03 pm
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In response to Herbie's request for pix of the incline, here 'tis. The incline raises loaded cars from a mine down in a canyon up a 15% or so grade. This all actually works and is a hoot to operate when needed. Sometimes, the Gila Tramway's tourist coach gets pulled up for a trip on the "high line".



Here, 2 loaded ore cars are being pulled up. Note the high line's bridge above the Gila Tram trackage.



Shay #5 waits at the switch for the 2 cars. The tow rope is seen in the foreground.



The Shay has a 10 foot pole which is used to get cars when it is otherwise impossible or just too stinkin' hard to do. The hoist is powered by an old Model T Ford 4 cylinder motor and transmission hooked up to a hoist mechanism. (a model plane servo turns a capstan and that is the real power). I hope this clears up the mystery.  Woodrow



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 Posted: Mon Aug 25th, 2008 08:57 pm
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^That's so awesome, and clever!

You truly have a knack for pulling something like that off sir! :apl:

Wish you could put up some videos of things like that in action :)

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 Posted: Tue Aug 26th, 2008 12:47 am
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Wow Woodie absolutely awsome

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 Posted: Tue Aug 26th, 2008 01:43 am
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Woodski, that is realy neat. What does the huge nail beside the track in photo #1 do?



Curious Herbie:old dude:



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 Posted: Tue Aug 26th, 2008 02:07 am
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Herbie-what looks like a nail is really a roller to help guide the tow rope when it is lower down on the incline.   It's not really needed but I haven't gotten around to taking it out. There's always tomorrow...          Woodrow



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Woodie,

I was looking at the first photo on page 3 and it looks like you used a Bachmann On30 2-4-4 Forney for the locomotive. Can you post more photos of this locomotive? I looks very nice from what I can see.

Thanks,

Travis in Mesa

Last edited on Tue Nov 25th, 2008 06:26 pm by azflyer2001

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