Mar 11, 2015
Working on 27.3 hour days myself!
Still might not be enough!
Decent day today. Decided to set up and run a train.
Broke ALL the rules this time however!
Yep, a standard gauge GP30, with a narrow gauge train in tow!
Train consisted of: 3 drop bottom gons, Conoco tank, 3 DRGW reefers and a Standard Gasoline/RPM Motor Oil
Decided to try a night time type shot. Ambient light and porch light is all. No flash.
Had a few issues, mainly stock AMS couplers coming open! But on one car only.
Still have several that need KD conversion yet!
Actually ran pretty good, other than uncoupling trouble!
I think pulling 1 spring out of a truck, creating the 3 point suspension helped!
Trying to recall something. What kind of cars did they use, in the early, ("1st generation"), diesel era on such as the Monarch branch?
I 5hink they were the GS gons, like those from Trainworx.
There’s video showing a pair of GP30’s hauling an empty
train up the hill. On the Rio Grande Odessy tape/DVD.
Think the narrow gauge used the drop bottom gons, before
the line was standard gauged.
The 4th of the 4 car AML Rio Grande PS-1 boxcars
arrived 2-3 days ago! Finally got it opened earlier today.
A perfect fit, to the rest of the DRGW stuff in the collection!
Just unable to set up and run, without loads of help right now!
Left leg is not good! Foot is swollen quite wicked, feels like I have
something lodged at the base of my toes. Nothing found though.
Knee messed up pretty good also! Can’t walk, without crutches
now, cane IF I’m lucky!
I think my plans for the year have just gone down the toilet!!
Unless I can figure out WHY I’m hurting/swollen so bad.
Add to that, intense thirst and lack of appetite!
I try to quench my thirst, and I get upset stomach!
Same if I attempt to eat, even a little bit.
Making a big mess of my train time! Although, cold
and wet today, and maybe same for tomorrow, is NOT helping!