Friday, October 2, 2009

RGS #10 with new paint and working headlight.

The end of September was not too busy but the locomotive #10 continues to be worked on. New paint. working lights, motor work, etc. The light has a low and high beam setting. The horn is still not working and will need to be replaced.

RGS #10 with new paint.

The locomotive broke the link to the control arm and a new one had to be manufactured. The locomotive continues to have minor motor related issues. Mostly these are trying to get the accelerator to work in conjunction with the transmission so it will rev up the motor before engaging the transmission.

RGS blower "car"

Also added to the roster of equipment is a special rack which fits in the gondola which allows me to put the new leaf blower in the car to blow debris off the track. This car comes in handy when the debris is not larger sticks, chickens or dogs who do not get out of the way...

This coming weekend the RGS will be busy hauling around 10 carloads of wood from Telluride to Pine Hill. But before any trains can enter Pine Hill, the retaining wall near the oak needs to be replaced with a wooden wall and new ballast applied to repair where this area is "sliding." Eventually the engine house track will pass under this area and will shore up this sag even more.

1 comment:

  1. The wooden wall was not built as I determined moving the wall and rebuilding it with concrete to hold the wall stones was much more durable and fits the rest of the upper tracks.