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 Posted: Mon Apr 4th, 2016 09:59 pm
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A couple of years ago out at our property in Granite Falls WA, I built a port-a-potty that looks like a caboose. This is so useful when the family come to camp out by the river.
Well a few weekends ago I discovered that moles had dug under the cement pavers that I have the Caboose-a-Potty jacked up on.

So now what? Set about building a short section of 30" gauge railroad to set it on. Got a little carried away and have 26' of track planned. So now I can say I'm modelling N30 right?

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Here's the track so far

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I have the feeling that we're witnessing the birth of a monster here...
I a few years, I won't be shocked to hear the track goes in a mile-long loop and you have several cars and at least one locomotive.



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...Shades of Uncle Bob Springs. Just don't flush toilet while the train is in the station.

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That's some heavy rail for n30! Now I can model your railroad with code 125? Love it! - Steve



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And tieplates too!

You folks must eat well to warrant that !!

Be right there, as soon as I find my bib...........


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PS  Some of the effluent down their holes might discourage the little critters ??



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Herb Kephart wrote: And tieplates too!Yep and rail spikes. Also came across some real railroad car wheels, small but very heavy, bearings too. I had bought some on eBAY but they turned out to be cheap pot metal.

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Looks like a transfer car wheel to me, similar to the ones made e.g. by Irwin.
lest I forget - don't forget to scotch them properly before you proceed in the caboose's inside....

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Helmut wrote: Looks like a transfer car wheel to me, similar to the ones made e.g. by Irwin.
lest I forget - don't forget to scotch them properly before you proceed in the caboose's inside....
Yes does look like transfer car wheels.

So what does 'scotch them' mean?



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Oh, that's British railway-ese, I think in US practice you call them drag shoes or skids



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