Railroad Line Forums - Weed Control Sprayer_HO scale
Railroad Line Forums
Username:
Password:
Save Password


Register
Forgot Password?
  Home   Forums   Events Calendar   Sponsors   Support the RRLine   Guestbook   FAQ     Register
Active Topics | Active Polls | Resources | Members | Online Users | Live Chat | Avatar Legend | Search | Statistics
Photo Album | File Lister | File Library
[ Active Members: 5 | Anonymous Members: 0 | Guests: 121 ]  [ Total: 126 ]  [ Newest Member: pctrain19 ]
 All Forums
 Model Railroad Forums
 Mike Chambers' Craftsman's Corner
 Weed Control Sprayer_HO scale
Previous Page
 New Topic |   New Poll New Poll |   Reply to Topic | 
Author Previous Topic: Built-rite Models Topic Next Topic: Hoist Car_HO scale
Page: of 2

desertdrover
Engineer



Posted - 01/14/2012 :  09:05:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by CieloVistaRy

Looks good Louis!



quote:
Originally posted by AVRR-PA

Wow! I really works well! You must have some powerful stuff in that tank.

More seriously, it's a really cool model, very nicely executed.

Don



Thank you Arthur.

Don, Thanks again!



Louis
Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast
Post count: 2000 posts added to below count.

Country: USA | Posts: 17440 Go to Top of Page

desertdrover
Engineer



Posted - 01/14/2012 :  09:11:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by dave1905

The only change I would make is to reverse the direction of the caboose. Normally the weed spray cars are pushed ahead of an engine at a slow speed of 15-20 mph while spraying and the control car needs to be in front so the control operators can see where they are going to know when to spray and what to spray.

A lot of the spray outfits used old boxcars as control cars (having spent a week in one spraying across Kansas). The interior stored bags and drums of herbicide and several mixing tanks, plus generators and pumps, plus spare parts. The control car will have two arms with spray heads that swing out from the sides to spray along the ballast line. The control operator has to see stuff that's coming (through truss or girder bridges) so he can retract the arm to clear the obstruction. They then have bigger nozzles that spray out 50-100 feet from the tracks to handle approaches to grade crosings. So they are frequently turning on and off the various sprayer heads and adjusting the deployment, use and aim of the nozzles. You can also throw in a couple more generic tank cars for a water supply and a spare boxcar to carry the extra bagged/drums of herbicide concentrate.


Thanks Dave for the valued information. I would think the cab turned around forward is a great idea. For my line though, being backwoods, shop built equipment, I wouldn't use all that a long run on mainlines would use. Thanks again for your knowledge of this type of equipment.



Louis
Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast
Post count: 2000 posts added to below count.

Country: USA | Posts: 17440 Go to Top of Page

raystew
New Hire



Posted - 01/16/2012 :  4:10:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
really nice set up. I like it.



Country: USA | Posts: 30 Go to Top of Page

desertdrover
Engineer



Posted - 01/16/2012 :  5:03:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Raymond for replying with your comment.


Louis
Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast
Post count: 2000 posts added to below count.

Country: USA | Posts: 17440 Go to Top of Page

Frederic Testard
Engineer

Premium Member


Posted - 01/18/2012 :  6:35:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice and attractive couple of cars, Louis. This is really an eye-catcher.


Country: France | Posts: 17652 Go to Top of Page

desertdrover
Engineer



Posted - 01/18/2012 :  6:38:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Frederic Testard

Very nice and attractive couple of cars, Louis. This is really an eye-catcher.


Thank you Frederic, I'm glad you like this project. Thanks for replying with commemts.



Louis
Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast
Post count: 2000 posts added to below count.

Country: USA | Posts: 17440 Go to Top of Page
Page: of 2 Previous Topic: Built-rite Models Topic Next Topic: Hoist Car_HO scale  
 New Topic |   New Poll New Poll |   Reply to Topic | 
Previous Page
Jump To:
Railroad Line Forums © 2000-19 Railroad Line Co. Go To Top Of Page
Steam was generated in 0.34 seconds. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000