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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Tuesday night at the Huff and Puff

Trains were all set up for the nights enjoyment. I was assigned the Lincoln special. As my train left Wellington it all fell apart, I had missed aligning a turnout. The 5 finger crane swiftly moved in and I was on my way again.  As the Special move along the high line, I greeted other operators as they made their switching moves. Lincoln has a few questionable turnouts which seem to cause derailing. With light traffic in the area I took the opportunity to carefully watch as derailments happened. Pushing 2 refers through the diverging track the lead truck would ride up over the guard rail, everything.  Upon inspection it was found that the trucks were a bit tight and after the screws were loosened slightly they moved through the turnout without a problem. There was another derailment for which no problem could be found. Interesting night. Next Tuesday is work night.
Some of the staged freights.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Tuesday night at the Huff and Puff

With lower attendance during the summer, the Friday crew had more than enough trains ready to run. There was a switching job at Lincoln, the coal train, the ore train the logging run, a passenger train, a train waiting at Springbank, to be finished, freights staged in Wellington and Elsewhere and a branch line freight. Lots of choice and diversity even the dispatcher ran an extra to Elsewhere. A Gab session concluded the session. As you can see from the last post I have added some links to other blogs. Lots of interesting reading to get your creative juices flowing.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Other blogs.

Added a link to Mike Lafond's blog Big Stacks Little Locomotives, George Dutka's White River Division, and to mine, Grants Pass railroad. Mikes blog takes you on a different and interesting trip into the world of cad design, machining and lazer cutting parts for model  railroading. He also takes you outside with his garden railroad. George's blogs detail historical New England railroading and their is other links there to various railroad blogs including  his Modeling Maine in Narrow Gauge, the Carrabassett and Quebec Ry.  My blog is about my own railroad. Hope you find them interesting. May add more links to other blogs later.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Tuesday night at the Huff and Puff

Meeting night. The general discussion continued for some time, guess everyone was in the mood to talk. First trials of a cell phone interface went well. The slide throttle took some practice, but it was generally easy-to-use.   Work on the new program track continued as did wiring in filters. Areas that may need feeders were identified for the next work night. Rolling stock wheel sets got a reeming.  To explain, if a car did not roll freely, the journals were reemed,  usually the improvement was quite remarkable. This job will continue.