T.H.E.R.R. Reborn!

mtntrainman Jul 9, 2012

  1. Calzephyr

    Calzephyr TrainBoard Supporter

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    Ummm... about WD-4O...
    I have never thought that using this stuff on the rails would be a good idea. It would seem that the residue might be oily and cause excessive wheel slippage... specially on an incline. Sure the rails will be nice and shiny... just as if they had a thick coat of ice!

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  2. mtntrainman

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    Actually....

    LIke using IPA or any other liquid to clean rails...you wipe it on...and then wipe it off. IF there is any residue left on the rails...my experience is that it doesnt affect adhesion. I have two 2 percent inclines and I have NO slippage at all. Truth be told...trains actually climb the inclines better then with dirty wheels and dirty rail !

    The low dielectric constant means less arcing at the point of wheel contact with the rail. Less arcing means less gunk buildup from what I find.

    I have done an expriment using both IPA on one mainline and the WD-40 on another. 200 circuits around the layout on both tracks and I found very little 'gunk' on the WD-40 track....and a lot on the IPA track.

    It seems Joe Fugate did more extensive investigations into all the different liquids and came up with the dielectric constants of each.

    As with any track cleaning process I urge anyone to investigate what that process means to them. Can WD-40 harm things in the long run ? I dont know. Thats why I am willing to still use it and report any ill affects...if any pop up.

    I have done some extensive reading on the proprties of WD-40. I dont find and compound that would hurt rail...wheels...or even the plastic of our models.

    In closing....I have no problem recommending WD-40....regular or thier contact cleaner. Once again...use at your own risk. Do your homework. But dont blame me if things go south !! Just my opinion...Thnxs
     
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  3. mtntrainman

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    I've had a few people ask me where exactly our freelance railroad THERR is located.

    It is located in the Town of Jeans Valley,Az which is 65 miles north/north east of Maine, Arizona in the Kiabab National Forest.. Maine, Arizona is between Flagstaff, AZ and Williams, Az on the BNSF rail line.


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    There are 2 sidings on the BNSF line at Maine, Arizona. One handles inbound freight for THERR. The other is for outbound freight coming out of Jeans Valley on the THERR. THERR is a Regional Railroad that serves numerous small communities and businesses on the Coconino Plateau and the Colorado Plateau. :)
     
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  4. BNSF FAN

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    That is some cool info for THERR (y)
     
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  5. Sumner

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    I'm wondering if you are going to ....

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    ... add the air strip that is there? :whistle:;)

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  6. mtntrainman

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    Nah...the airstrip is just outside the city limits....which means its just off the layout. ;):whistle:
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  7. BNSF FAN

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    But you need somewhere for those plane loads of contraband from south of the boarder to land.....
     
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  8. mtntrainman

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    SSHHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...:sneaky::whistle:

    Contraband :D
     
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  9. HemiAdda2d

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    George, I went back to the beginning, and perhaps I missed the forest for the trees, but what does THE stand for? I don't see lineside towns that would link into a name.
     
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  10. bremner

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    Just like the Beach at Playa Desnuda is 14 blocks west of the freight station
     
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  11. mtntrainman

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    THE came about when my granddaughter and grandson first saw THE trains way back when it was in THE travel trailer. They came out and watched THE trains running. They kept asking the same questions.. Grandpa whats that ?" "Whats that ?" "Whats that?"...on and on. I kept replying... "Thats THE_______.". So I told THE Wife I was gonna call it THE Rail Road LOL. Of course THE Wife and I have a more facetious Meaning for it...that she came up with. But since this is a family forum I am not at liberty to devulge it ! I will say that THE Wife loves the movie "The Polar Express". There is also a good reason her Excursion train has Limo Tinted Windows !!! ;)

    Thats all I can say...LOL. :sneaky::whistle::whistle::whistle::whistle::LOL:
     
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  12. bremner

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    Please message me her meaning of THERR...
     
  13. HemiAdda2d

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    I think I get THE picture! :)
     
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  14. mtntrainman

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    Message sent...lol
     
  15. mtntrainman

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    Welllllll..all the roads on THERR have been 'slurry sealed'....:D

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    The highway maintenance crews should be by to re-stripe the roads.....soon. :whistle:
     
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  16. BNSF FAN

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    I like it!!!! (y) There is just something about the look of a freshly paved road. :)
     
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  17. mtntrainman

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    Looks like the road crew got out and did some road stripping...(y)(y)

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    Now to do some parking lot stripping....:(:unsure:o_O:rolleyes: Also have to revive all the dead people in the park and get them planted ...somewhere(y):):whistle:

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  18. BNSF FAN

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    That's kind of mean to revive them and then plant them isn't it?

    All kidding aside, the roads are looking great sir (y)
     
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  19. mtntrainman

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    LOL...true dat !!:LOL:

    I also have all the road signs to do yet. I am going to paint the posts just like you did yours. Red or yellow posts just dont cut it. (y)
     
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  20. mtntrainman

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    Thank you (y)
     
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