Action on the Quanah Acme & Pacific RY a DC operation

gjslsffan Aug 28, 2015

  1. gjslsffan

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    A little action on the MRR last Sunday. Some D&RGW/SP run thru trains. The SP/DRGW power is mine, and the all D&RGW power is my buddy Woody's
    Thanks for watching.

     
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    Great video Tom!
     
  3. vince p

    vince p TrainBoard Member

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    Definitely a cool video with some fairly big trains.
     
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  4. gjslsffan

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    Thanks Vince. I need a few of those great detail builds of the semi's of yours on a road or two around this outfit LOL.
     
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    Ya want a Freightliner lumber wagon eh.

    Just ordered the Detroit 8v71 and fuller roadranger trans for it.

    Do you want that with or without working lights hehehehehe.

    Still deciding if I want it as a skateboard & rollerskate , cow chow wagon with feed trough or as a chilled hauler.

    Might have to loan it to you for some photo ops for you.

    Like treating it like fort Knox hehehehehe lol
     
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    What's your era of modeling choice.
     
  7. gjslsffan

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    Roger that Vince! We will treat it good if it makes it out this way.

    On a similar note, I have a great friend that had a conventional Pete that had a
    Silver 8V92, hope I got that right. Man that thing sounded mean. 475 hp I saw on Google.
    He jokingly (I think) told me that if a guy slammed his finger in the door and then drove it like he was trying to kill it, that it would perform like crazy.
     
  8. gjslsffan

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    Well I guess if I were pressed, it would be 78-98. But I don't turn anyone way at an op session, that brings an older or newer power set. Got a dedicated 50-75ish train that stays together in a staging yard, for just such a thing. But the pool of cars that are in general service have no roof walks on boxcars.
     
  9. vince p

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    Exactly man drove a 1980 Kenworth W900 A model in heavy haul dry bulk 105,500 Max (yea right).

    Had a Driptroit 8V92 Silver 15 speed first 5 gears were deep reduction where you could litterly get out after going thru the 1st 5 and still beat the truck across the crosswalk serious as a heart attack.

    But get it on a mountain grade you might be at a snails pace but you were going over the mountain no and ifs or buts.

    When we were delivering dry bulk cement to the BNSF when they were building the Quincy Washington mini intermodal terminal our company delivered 73 loads to be tilled into the soil for stability.

    Was kinda cool
     
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    Thinking thinking thinking hmmmm still thinking & thinking hehehehehe .
     
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    That is cool. 105,000+ via truck is way heavy for a highway haul. I never was in a cab of an outfit like you describe, I did and still, would like to see how the shift pattern works, it is just not in my "wheel house". As a Engineer, we just apply throttle and it goes. My Uncle Bill, was a driver for Acme/GP in Quanah TX. The company was, maybe still is known as " BILBO". Hauling wallboard. heavy stuff, that needed tarped. We see cars of wallboard in cuts of 20-30 in a train, heavy stuff.
     
  13. vince p

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    Was an mow rail rat for the BN not bnsf then a mow hogger just love heavy machinery.

    Yup that's right I was the one chasing around your wreck cleanups hehehehehe .

    The truck had a lot of air assisted trans switches to get between 5 deep reduction, standard range 1-5 then high range 6-10 air splitters.

    Wait till you have twin sticks plus a brownie that's fun with Armstrong steering hehehehehe.
     
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    A repurposed CSX auto rack finds a new home on the QA&P.
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    Thanks.
     
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    Ya got graffiti all over my car that's not nice.

    Looks the part.
     
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    Here we have yet another SD40T-2, ex SP unit, that will be added to the QA&P roster (qty 4 now). The initial cost was cheap enough $8.00 bucks) Prolly $30.00 worth of detail parts in all. The "Q" was smart enough to order these units with the toilet hatches (Cannon 1102) atop the long noses. BTW, you haven lived till you have had to help carry one of those assemblies up and out thru the cab. Cab headlights were blanked, that lovely Leslie 5 chime, details west (DW) 191, whistle, DW 106 rotary beacon (to be installed after paint) detail associates (DA) 2206 eye bolts, DA 1802 antenna, Cannon 1951 exhaust stack, Train Station see thru Dyn fans, that wire grab that is atop F/S rear on the radiators, was bent up and added to finish the top.
    The class lights, cast grabs were removed front, side and rear, the cast on emergency brake activated gyra light on the front was removed and plated over, DA 2202 hand grabs will be painted Yellow and added, DA 2212 pin lifter on the front and a hand bent .010 brass one for the rear, DW 195 buffer plates were added into those giant square holes where those old Athearn blue box couplers were, clearanced to fit KD #5 coupler boxes, KD #43 couplers were used, DW 226 MU hoses, DA 1901, 1902, 1903 vents a DA 3001 sand filler cap were installed on the nose and cab, A line 29210 sun shades were added. I must have drilled a 200 little holes into the cast on tunnel motor radiator intake screens to remove them, filed to get smooth and fit S&S 306 screens glued in place to get that see thru look. Whew I'm tired of typing already! Now the under-frame details added, DW 112 bell, DW127 plow, DW 197 fuel tank supports DA 3101 sight glass DA 3102 fuel tank details, a DW 111 fuel tank vent pipe were all added. The cast on air tanks were removed and DW 204 were drilled out .025 and AC'ed in place DW 226 air dryer/filters were used, drilled out to accommodate the many brass air lines, that were hand bent and installed. The factory shell to frame mount lugs and holes were done away with, filling in the holes with styrene round stock and the sill filed and finished.
    DW 284 speed recorders or axle generators were installed on the E/S #3 axle and F/S #1 axle. A note: it is not at all uncommon to see these all on one side or the other in about any combination, as it all depends on which side of the axle is blind or is splined, very few are splined on both sides, as the generator part is the male part, the splined axle end is the female part of this. I made a jig years ago for bending .010 brass wire for the truck brake cylinders air lines, but it is still a challenge to get them right, not to mention drilling out all them brake cylinders. The most difficult part of this whole think was to grind off one side of the rivets that hold the trucks halves together turn the metal plates around, clearance the plastic for the center axle off set. This has the effect of the rear truck running backwards with the correct axle spacing, moving that rear truck gear tower towards the front, and no you cant use the front truck to do same, a bunch of machine work to do this as well. A side note here too. I have done this over the last 6-8 years to a dozen or more tunnel units, now Athearn RTR is doing the same thing, I mean, I should be on their payroll I think sometimes, LOL. Let me see.....I think that pretty much sums up that part of the build. AMB 203 glazing and DA 2314 wipers will help bring this to a finish after weathering is done, I use my own lighting kits for the ground/headlights and a Richmond Controls beacon as well. I hope I didn't bore you all with the writing on this, now some images. Boy, I need to wash this shell.

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    Better start another post for more images.


    Thanks for stopping by.
     
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    Pic's are not showing
     
  18. RGW

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    Think you have too many in the post. 9 is limit. Take one out and see...
     
  19. gjslsffan

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    Thats nuts! They are all showing in my view of the post. Damn.
     
  20. gjslsffan

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    OK, one image removed. Ca you guys see the images now?
     
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