Т-Scale shunting work with Russian locos (mp4)

vadimav Dec 23, 2012

  1. vadimav

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    [h=2]N-Scale shunting work with Russian locos (mp4)[/h]

    Hello.
    Recently, i ve finished work of converting Russian VL80 from stationary model, using KATO p42 chassis.

    Also I installed knuckle loco uncouplers and sound.

    Now, You can see small videoklip, where changing loco and backuping train for servicing are showed.

    VIDEO:

    [video=youtube;6HQherkC0fU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HQherkC0fU[/video]

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  2. Randy Stahl

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    I love ribside cars, I was pleased to see them on my train from Katowice to Warsaw.

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  3. vadimav

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    Are there another american people, who also have practice with shunting work?

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  4. jamesdewarinireland

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    Do you have a pic of the chassis with the body off so we can see
    how you managed to cram a sound decoder, uncoupler and a camera
    inside.
     
  5. vadimav

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    Are there somebody among american N-Scale people, who making shunting work too?

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  7. Randy Stahl

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    I do both passenger shunting and freight (goods) shunting. I roughly model the CMStP&P , dropping and adding cars to the passenger trains.

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  8. vadimav

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    Thanks, Randy. Please tell about this shunting work.
    Which uncouplers do You use?
    Do You have track plan and some video-clips?

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  9. Randy Stahl

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    I use all micro trains, as far as a track plan its still being developed, I was actually thinking of hiring out a designer like MC Fujihara. Pictures and video's will be coming as soon as the plywood gets covered up .

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  10. vadimav

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    Thanks, Randy.

    I also use MicroTrains coupling, mounted on body of my cargo cars. They have the best sensitivity for magnetic field.

    I plan to use a combination of loco uncouplers and undertable stationary electro magnetic uncouplers.
    Namely:
    1)
    Loco uncouplers will be used at receiving-departure yard to change backbone locos into shunting ones. No train splittage and stationary uncouplers there!

    2)
    Then, shunting loco moves train into shunting yard using extension track.
    Electromagnetic uncouplers will be installed only at shunting yard, only at every beginnings of each shunting tracks, where splitting of train will take place when shunting loco push appropriate tail to this track, itwill be cutted by this uncouplers.

    3)
    Another work will be: movement and leaving splitted cars into freight yards. And vice-versa!


    Conclusion:
    This approach allow to diminish quantity of stationaru uncouplers and allow to make cvomplete cycles of cargo cars movements.

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  11. Randy Stahl

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    Piviet



    Many people think of a passenger train as a fixed consist running between 2 points. I want to add and remove cars enroute. A little research showed me that nearly all of the Milwaukee road trains received some sort of switching enroute. Adding a diner for ther breakfast run to Chicago on the Pioneer Ltd for example. I have enough cars , now I need enough track.

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  12. vadimav

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    Yes, Randy, some additional small quantity of passenger cars can be occasionally added or removed from non-express passenger trains when it passed via Node Station.


    But, in this case You do not know where you must install stationary uncoupler, because You do not know quantity of uncoupled cars.

    Passenger train can not be moved during stoppage. Therefore, its impossible to move appropriate coupling between cars which You want to uncouple, to appropriate place where uncoupler installed.

    To solve this problemm You will be forced to install a number of stationary uncouplers along each whole receiving-departure track of station, in aim to have any ready uncoupler for each position at whole track.

    Or, You can even mount uncoupler positioning system under table. In this case we have compicated system.

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    More often procedure - is only changing loco when train pass from one railroad to other. It can be easy modelled by loco uncouplers only.

    Another way to simplify this - Make first part of train - of one color, and second - of another, and coupling will work only between them.



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  13. glennac

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    This is quite common on European trains. When My wife and I traveled via Eurorail a number of years ago we learned quite early that it was critical that you select the correct car you were assigned to.

    It was very likely that by the time you arrived at your destination, the consist of the train had changed multiple times during the night. If you weren't paying attention, you could quite possibly end up in a completely different city, or country for that matter, than what you expected. Or the single car you were in ends up being attached to a complete different train in the dead of night while you slept. Think ATSF Transcontinental sleeper.
     
  14. vadimav

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    Yes, All cars in long distance trains are numbered in Russia, and each car has a table with it destination.
    MoreOver, in each car we have 2 conductors, which dont pass You into car, if Your ticket will be to wrong destination or to wrong car! Also, they will awakenen You at hour before Yous stop at nigt!
    This makes full guarantee of missing stops and direction!

    As to DeutschLand, i found numbers of cars but i cannot find out any conductors...
    It's too easy to miss stop.
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  15. vadimav

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    Hello!
    Are there any another strategy or devices for automatical shunting work?

    Are there anybody who use it?
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