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littledave
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Posted - 03/29/2012 :  06:14:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The claim is that this is the last narrow gauge steam logging operation in the world. Im taking this off of notes that I have made while watching, may be error here or there. There are something like 20 videos. I will post what I think are the best. Here are some of the more interesting things you will see:
This rail road is in Romania
The Swiss have backed the operation so they can come and play on it
Track gauge 760mm =30
The steam engines are wood burning
The main steam engine 0-8-0 my description: outside, plate, frame, tank engine
Several 0-6-0 engines, one with a strange little tender
Some diesels
All kinds of critters
A rail bus made out of a passenger car
Disconnect log cars
Link and pin couplers
Hand brakes only, on cars
Tunnels
Horses dragging logs to a storage loading deck
Hand loading off of a
This a 13:48 minute long video a description station, critters, towns, mostly scenery
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vk908oRTDw&feature=BFa&list=WL8C4D26FFC8EAA0B8&lf=plpp_video

This is14:30 winter scenery machine load, ride to sawmill, unloading, other engines, road diesel ,tiny 0-6-0, rail bus
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzoCkkBSWmY&feature=BFa&list=WL8C4D26FFC8EAA0B8&lf=plpp_video

This is 3:18 neat little 0-6-0 with tender working hard
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsiFoW55Ch0&feature=BFa&list=WL8C4D26FFC8EAA0B8&lf=plpp_video

This is 5:18 Border patrol critter , another critter, rail bus, log train, tunnel neat stuff
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lod9407AoDU&feature=BFa&list=WL8C4D26FFC8EAA0B8&lf=plpp_video

I will post a couple more later.

Dave

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andykins
Fireman

Posted - 03/29/2012 :  07:12:33 AM  Show Profile  Visit andykins's Homepage  Reply with Quote
i remember reading about this line in a small narrow gauge mag, really interesting line, but id like to know why in the video with the 0-6-0 tender engine, around 1min, uncouples from the loaded log trucks and lets them roll on their own...... :d


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Geezer
Engineer



Posted - 03/29/2012 :  09:35:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pretty kool videos....Thanks Dave
Andy, I spoze, listening to the loco work, that it was pulling
the log bunks uphill. Then when they cleared the switch, the
man cut them off, letting them drift to where ever they were going....
maybe the grade wasnt so much that the cars would "run away",
but travel a short distance to where they were unloaded.
I dunno.....



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elwoodblues
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Posted - 03/29/2012 :  10:38:04 AM  Show Profile  Visit elwoodblues's Homepage  Send elwoodblues a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Dave,

Great find, there is a ton of modeling ideas in those videos.

Andy, that's what they call in the US/Canada a "flying Switch" They didn't show what happens to the loaded cars but in essence, the cars are uncoupled just before the switch. Once the locomotive passes the switch the switch is turned so that the cars take the siding. This used to be a common move here when the switch was facing the wrong way, but dut to "safety" concerns that type of move is now not allowed.



Ron Newby
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andykins
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Posted - 03/29/2012 :  11:05:32 AM  Show Profile  Visit andykins's Homepage  Reply with Quote
yeah we had fly shunting over here too (the southern even went as far as to design and try out a coupleing that was easy to uncouple, worked well, only it uncoupled too easy) ive just never seen it being done while being pulled, psuhed away from the engine, yes. but never the other way, looks scary :P


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desertdrover
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Posted - 03/29/2012 :  8:27:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Those were some neat videos. These people made anything and everything into a rail vehicle.
I like this one on how they turn the raircar around (about the 6:25 video time marker) http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=27uBnpqGo_g&NR=1 check it out, how he jacks it up and turns it.
I got into watching other videos while I was at YouTube.



Louis
Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast
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littledave
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Posted - 03/29/2012 :  9:44:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have see this on some early American rail cars. Sometimes the jack was built into the frame, and sometimes just a pivot point with the jack separate.

Dave



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Maxxi
Section Hand

Posted - 03/30/2012 :  03:32:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
... and a conversion kit for the outside 0-8-0 , based on the Bachmann 2-8-0 , is available here :
http://www.ks-modelleisenbahnen.de/html/ks-waldbahn.html
regards
Roland

more pics of the conversion:
http://www.kostenloses-forum.com/board/neue-waldbahnlok-,nxu,01642644nx1878,t,2748.html



Edited by - Maxxi on 03/30/2012 03:55:32 AM

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andykins
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Posted - 03/30/2012 :  08:15:33 AM  Show Profile  Visit andykins's Homepage  Reply with Quote
heres a short video, few neat railcars. too

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=G9-gDIZDOkE



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jimnoel
New Hire

Posted - 04/03/2012 :  11:36:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by littledave

I have see this on some early American rail cars. Sometimes the jack was built into the frame, and sometimes just a pivot point with the jack separate.

Dave


Not too many years ago I rode a small 8-10 passenger railbus on the San Diego and Arizona Eastern Railroad which operated on the same principle. The driver jacked it up and the passengers helped turn it around on the built in turntable. A really interesting idea.
Jim


Jim

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