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 Post subject: Re: RRRRR RR
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 5:01 am 
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Ha, great job. That looks like one and a half tons of re-railing fun. Been there!

Chris
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 Post subject: Re: RRRRR RR
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 6:34 am 
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yea, most of it is 30 lb rail. i gave him about 400-500 feet of it. it was once part of the ugm rail line.

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 Post subject: Re: RRRRR RR
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 7:11 am 
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Chris,

Why in the world are you doing this when rubber-tired "LHD's" are sooo much more economical and flexible?

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 Post subject: Re: RRRRR RR
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 8:24 am 
Fred, this is a preservation railroad, I believe. they are using it to run the restored equipment that they have found and fixed.


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 Post subject: Re: RRRRR RR
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 8:48 am 
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Fred, thats why I gave it to mike. We don't need it any more. We're converting the whitcomb to rubber tires and turning the brake wheel into a steering wheel.

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 Post subject: Re: RRRRR RR
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 12:08 pm 
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Chris,

Oh, I see, I thought *YOU* were doing this therefore my tongue-in-cheek question. You say that you "gave" it to Mike. Do you have a mine then, or, where did you get the stuff? Maybe that's a trade secret.

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 Post subject: Re: RRRRR RR
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 12:10 pm 
Chris wrote:
Fred, thats why I gave it to mike. We don't need it any more. We're converting the whitcomb to rubber tires and turning the brake wheel into a steering wheel.
:lol: :lol:
Johnr, you have some competition!

Seriously though, what are you going to do with the rail once it has been relaid?


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 Post subject: Re: RRRRR RR
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 6:21 pm 
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Chris, you could finally drive the Whitcomb down here and double head it with the TUG!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOKJhEeIgqs


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 Post subject: Re: RRRRR RR
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 7:30 pm 
It looks like a track-mobile that has had its rail wheels removed, and was then put on some SERIOUS steroids.


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 Post subject: Re: RRRRR RR
PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 7:24 am 
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Mike Piersa wrote:
Chris, you could finally drive the Whitcomb down here and double head it with the TUG!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOKJhEeIgqs



I don't know about this. No steel wheels, no foam! :?

This would be more my speed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEQ_JkwzYBI

*OR* Können Sie Deutsche? : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7hiu6yLQ4M

And then, of course, there's my very, very favorite of all! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DZDQysk2XA

Foam? ABSOLUTELY!!!!

Most definitely "foam" material! Oh yeah! ! ! !

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 Post subject: Re: RRRRR RR
PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 7:53 am 
FOAMERS UNITE!


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 Post subject: Re: RRRRR RR
PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 8:50 pm 
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The rail arrived today!


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 Post subject: Re: RRRRR RR
PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 6:29 am 
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nice work mike, i for one can say i know what you went through to get it in one day 8)

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 Post subject: Re: RRRRR RR
PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 10:31 am 
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I think Mike is on the right track - no pun intended.

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 Post subject: Re: RRRRR RR
PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 12:13 pm 
how did the unloading go? did you use the method that I described earlier?


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