A traveling freight car to forum members.

Off Duty? Come in to relax, chat, and enjoy some company

Re: A traveling freight car to forum members.

Postby ACL1504 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:39 pm

bagman wrote:
ACL1504 wrote:David,

Great job on the car! When it returns to Orlando, I'll send it down under!

By the way, it isn't the same box!

Tom :D


Hi Tom

Are you meaning me when you talk about sending down under ?

If so, could you hold off until next month ?

I'm out of the country from next week, not returning until Dec 17.

Still keen to get involved though !

Rgds
David G


David,

Yes, I meant you! I'll bump you down the list and you let me know when you can host my AS! =)) =))

Tom :D
ACL1504
ASPIRE TO INSPIRE BEFORE YOU EXPIRE!

Tom Langford
telsr1@aol.com
User avatar
ACL1504
Forum Master
Forum Master
 
Posts: 6634
Joined: Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:25 pm
Location: Orlando, Florida

Re: A traveling freight car to forum members.

Postby bagman » Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:03 pm

Hi Tom

Thanks for that.

I'll certainly be in contact upon my return.

Rgds

David G
User avatar
bagman
The 100+ Posting Club!
The 100+ Posting Club!
 
Posts: 198
Joined: Thu Jul 09, 2009 5:55 pm
Location: Australia

Re: A traveling freight car to forum members.

Postby roughneck » Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:00 pm

A problem developed with the unloading of the A&S hopper. The conveyor could not be positioned with the two foot cars on the team track. The FCL&WR had to move the two cars, a low sided gondola and a converted EBT hopper on the passing track. Our small forney handled the duties. Switching the yard was delayed until the coal was transferred.
4fillup1.JPG
4fillup1.JPG (91.43 KiB) Viewed 516 times


The yard crew is planning to block the passing track for about one hour. The A&S is on its' way to Orlando as I write this, be on the lookout Tom.

David
roughneck
The 500+ Posting Club!
The 500+ Posting Club!
 
Posts: 1542
Joined: Thu May 01, 2008 4:13 pm
Location: Daytona Beach

Re: A traveling freight car to forum members.

Postby ACL1504 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:09 pm

David,

Great job, stroy and photos. Thanks for being a part of my traveling AS! =)) =))

Tom :D
ACL1504
ASPIRE TO INSPIRE BEFORE YOU EXPIRE!

Tom Langford
telsr1@aol.com
User avatar
ACL1504
Forum Master
Forum Master
 
Posts: 6634
Joined: Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:25 pm
Location: Orlando, Florida

Re: A traveling freight car to forum members.

Postby roughneck » Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:17 pm

It's time to wrap this contribution to the "Traveling Freight" with todays photos.
5fillingup.JPG
5fillingup.JPG (90.52 KiB) Viewed 479 times

Unloading the coal only took about forty five minutes and the short train is ready to depart for Jordan Pond and Lonsdale. Both locations have online industries in need of coal to produce steam to run various equipment. Normally all the coal for online use comes through the port of New Harbor. The FCL&WR RR made an exception for this special load and made some adjustments to have it unloaded at Wood River.
6departLonsdale.JPG
6departLonsdale.JPG (80.9 KiB) Viewed 479 times


The lines Forney departs Wood River Junction with this short train. The trip to the distant town of Lonsdale will be about a two hour journey with stops along the route to pickup empties and return to Wood River.
7mt.JPG
7mt.JPG (95.24 KiB) Viewed 479 times


The A&S hopper sits waiting for the ride back to the home road.

David
roughneck
The 500+ Posting Club!
The 500+ Posting Club!
 
Posts: 1542
Joined: Thu May 01, 2008 4:13 pm
Location: Daytona Beach

Re: A traveling freight car to forum members.

Postby ACL1504 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:24 pm

The AS has arrived on the home rail and is getting ready to go to the nest destination. I just need to confirm the location.

Great job cuzin Dave!

Tom :D
ACL1504
ASPIRE TO INSPIRE BEFORE YOU EXPIRE!

Tom Langford
telsr1@aol.com
User avatar
ACL1504
Forum Master
Forum Master
 
Posts: 6634
Joined: Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:25 pm
Location: Orlando, Florida

Re: A traveling freight car to forum members.

Postby roughneck » Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:28 pm

Lets talk about the setup. This past year had us traveling and I could not take delivery of Toms AS until one week ago. The only area with any chance of hosting the hopper was the Wood River yard because it has an interchange with a standard gauge line. If you refer back to the first photo notice the lack of any scenery. Taking this challenge on forced me to add some background with hills and distant trees. The ground cover needed something other than just base paint. The work began with some basic ground cover and buildings placed to make the scene seem full.
TheSetup.jpg
TheSetup.jpg (59.98 KiB) Viewed 475 times


Not a thing in the picture will remain where it now is located but the track. This challenges got me working again on projects that needed attention. Thanks Tom.

Enjoy
David
roughneck
The 500+ Posting Club!
The 500+ Posting Club!
 
Posts: 1542
Joined: Thu May 01, 2008 4:13 pm
Location: Daytona Beach

Re: A traveling freight car to forum members.

Postby roughneck » Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:30 pm

ACL1504 wrote:The AS has arrived on the home rail and is getting ready to go to the nest destination. I just need to confirm the location.

Great job cuzin Dave!

Tom :D


Thanks again Tom, for the honor to host this special hopper and getting me working on new projects.

David
roughneck
The 500+ Posting Club!
The 500+ Posting Club!
 
Posts: 1542
Joined: Thu May 01, 2008 4:13 pm
Location: Daytona Beach

Re: A traveling freight car to forum members.

Postby ACL1504 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:03 pm

Okay, my AS is on the move again. It was picked up this afternoon by Tom Wilson. The car is headed to Polk County Fl.. Polk County is just a few miles south of WDW/Magic Kingdom.

Tom :D
ACL1504
ASPIRE TO INSPIRE BEFORE YOU EXPIRE!

Tom Langford
telsr1@aol.com
User avatar
ACL1504
Forum Master
Forum Master
 
Posts: 6634
Joined: Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:25 pm
Location: Orlando, Florida

Re: A traveling freight car to forum members.

Postby gnatshop » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:23 pm

Glad to see that your AS isn't just sitting around and is on the move again producing revenue (or at least
a lot of entertainment and enjoyment for the forum)!!! :D :D :D
Was also glad to see that it got Cuz'n David motivated and workin' on his railroad again.

Cuz, you're in the hot seat now - we want to see more pictures of your progress!
AS or No AS, the pressure ain't gonna stop! :ymdevil: :ymdevil:
David Workman
"My family tree has a tire swing on it!"
gnatshop@gmail.com
http://www.picasaweb.google.com/Gnatshop
User avatar
gnatshop
Forum Master
Forum Master
 
Posts: 6670
Joined: Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:54 am
Location: Austin, AR

PreviousNext

Return to The Railroad Parlor Car

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users