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 Post subject: Re: Towanda Coal Company locomotive...
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:28 pm 
Taht was his friend :roll: He really does have a sand pit. Well ,that is what we call it, it is an area on their land where nothing will grow, adn the soil is all sand, so we call it the sand pit. We use the sand for charity work (The optimist club he belongs to fills sandboxes for children every summer, and I help with that), and I use it for plaster rock molds for my model trains. I place a rock that I would like to copy in a plastic container of the sand and press it down. I then remove the rock and pour plaster into the hole in the sand. When the plaster has cured, I pull out the completed "rock", which (hopefully) has enough of the sand on it. If it does not, then I spray a mixture of diluted glue (3 parts water, 1 part glue) onto the face of the "rock" and then sprinkle some more sand onto it. I also use the sand as "Live loads" for my trains. I load the hoppers with sand for realistic tonnage, and I haven't had a derailment yet, as I also use the sand as extra weight to keep some of the cars up to NMRA standards.


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 Post subject: Re: Towanda Coal Company locomotive...
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:46 pm 
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i dont think ive ever been described with a quote before....... haha, nice work douglas. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Towanda Coal Company locomotive...
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:26 pm 
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I can see this loco has a firebox, but did they make fireless mine locomotives as well? I am still trying to find pictures of one as they used fireless steam locomotives in the Hibernia Mine in Hibernia NJ. They had stationary boilers setup outside, piped the hot water into the boiler / steam tank and ran it on steam inside of the mine. I assume it made it's way out and filled again on more hot water. I can't seen to find any mining sized narrow gauge fireless locomotives anywhere.

Miner Greg


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 Post subject: Re: Towanda Coal Company locomotive...Re Fireless loco's.
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:04 pm 
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Check out this thread on the NGDG forum...
http://ngdiscussion.net/phorum/read.php?1,122953,123027

Chris
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 Post subject: Eustis Corning locomotive...
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:45 pm 
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Location: Harrisburg, PA
Hey Digger,

I'm still trying to find information on the Eustis Corning locomotive.

Any help would be appreciated.

Regards,
Mark Stonbraker


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 Post subject: Re: Towanda Coal Company locomotive...
PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:29 pm 
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ok will work on it

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