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Author Topic: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.  (Read 30744 times)

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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #600 on: April 08, 2018, 07:15:31 am »
Hi Dats

Even though it supposed to be autumn here there is no sign of it. We are still getting day after day of 30 degrees (Celsius that is). A bit of snow around here would suit me just fine, but that's not going to happen.

As for my progress, I have been suffering a severe mental blockage for the last few months in trying to decide on where the trackage in my industrial area is going to go. I've now decided that less is more and will be actually doing something besides procrastinating very soon I hope.

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« Reply #601 on: April 13, 2018, 09:12:12 pm »
Hello to everyone.

I made a video that really hard to make a comment.
I'm betting my Model Railroad reputation on this one.

This is an excerpt from video description.

Author's note:
I've noticed that not many modellers are taking about this topic.
We, as modellers community, barely touch this subject but chances are you used it for at least one time in recent times.
This film is based on a true story.
I, myself, have eaten a four days old Burrito and encountered strikingly similar situation at home.
I strongly hope that this film would help reconcile between the room and yourself.


Dats
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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #602 on: April 13, 2018, 09:33:53 pm »
I think the only reply to that video Dats is OMG  :smiley-laughing:  Not sure if you know this, but our locomotives have two types of toilets, pumper (or recirculating) toilets and electronic vacuum toilets called EVAC's.

Here is a pumper toilet in the high short hood end of a GP38-2
 


You can see the pumper handle behind the toilet seat. The EVAC's have a separate holding tank and they draw the waste out of the bowl via a vacuum, where as the pumper holding tank is right beneath you and the pumper handle just helps rinse the bowl into the holding tank below :laugh3: Both units have a 3" pipe that leads to the side of the locomotive so the holding tanks can be flushed into the septic system at locomotive servicing facilities.

Most switchers do not have toilets (SW's and MP's) because of the limited space. Good thing your closet branch crew had a caboose, or they'd be in big trouble  :-[


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« Reply #603 on: April 13, 2018, 10:38:19 pm »
Wow, Rich!
I hit a jackpot on this one!!
I can't emphasise enough that this is a gold information, Rich!!
I can see a partial engine number!
Pumper toilet and EVAC with 3" pipe!!!
Who knew?!!
Thank you very much for sharing this information, Rich!!

I know that you're an electrician so I assume that you wouldn't deal with flashing the toilet.
My question is who is responsible for the toilet upkeep?
Do they have any name for the craft?

I'm amazed about the information but I'm more amazed that you have a picture of it!!
Thank you again for your help, Rich!!
I appreciate it very much!!

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« Reply #604 on: April 13, 2018, 11:05:27 pm »
Wow, Rich!
I hit a jackpot on this one!!
I can't emphasise enough that this is a gold information, Rich!!
I can see a partial engine number!
Pumper toilet and EVAC with 3" pipe!!!
Who knew?!!
Thank you very much for sharing this information, Rich!!

I know that you're an electrician so I assume that you wouldn't deal with flashing the toilet.
My question is who is responsible for the toilet upkeep?
Do they have any name for the craft?

I'm amazed about the information but I'm more amazed that you have a picture of it!!
Thank you again for your help, Rich!!
I appreciate it very much!!

Dats


Hi Dats, Yes you're looking at the pumper toilet on NS 5204.



So now you know what's behind those number boards  :D

The craft responsible for maintaining the toilets are the pipefitters.
The craft responsible for dumping the toilet waste tanks are the Fireman & Oilers.

Cheers,
Rich S.

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« Reply #605 on: April 13, 2018, 11:16:32 pm »
One more bit of info, this is the door in the cab that leads to the potty  :smiley-laughing:




If you turn your head just a little more, here is the control stand


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« Reply #606 on: April 13, 2018, 11:50:24 pm »
I love your video Dats. No one has posted a video like yours on the NGF before I'll bet. You have filled a deficiency on the forum.

Rich, thanks for the heads up on the background behind toilet operations on locomotives.

Here's my picture of the toilet in a FP7A. This one is located in the back corner. On the left of the picture is the corridor between locomotives and on the right is part of the steam generator I think. No potty door I'm afraid.



and here's the locomotive.



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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #607 on: April 14, 2018, 08:44:32 am »
I made a video that really hard to make a comment.
Hi Dats

It's certainly original! I must admit I kept stopping the video to look at layout details ... the trashed cardboard boxes lying in the siding are amazing and truly realistic.

Have you ever thought about covering your manual switch levers with lift-off shacks, etc, maybe even lineside conveniences for the burrito-striken track maintenance staff?

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« Reply #608 on: April 14, 2018, 08:48:32 am »

Here is a pumper toilet in the high short hood end of a GP38-2

Hi Rich

It seems to have "8 Torpedoes" written above it? What's that about??

Mike

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« Reply #609 on: April 14, 2018, 11:31:29 pm »

Here is a pumper toilet in the high short hood end of a GP38-2

Hi Rich

It seems to have "8 Torpedoes" written above it? What's that about??

Mike

We now use fuses, so that box is actually holding fuses. We don't use Torpedoes any more and the name is a little confusing. A torpedo was a small charge that had soft lead wings attached. The torpedo was laid on the rail head and the wings were bend downward and pressed into the web of the rail to keep the torpedo from falling off the rail head.  Here is a short video that shows a torpedo in use.



They were used to warn approaching trains of an obstruction ahead. Railroad radios and modern signal systems have made torpedoes obsolete.

Cheers,
Rich S.

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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #610 on: April 17, 2018, 03:21:05 am »
Dats - thanks for luring me into yet another forum!

 :worried:

I found your thread and I'll keep an eye on it.

TTYL!

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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #611 on: April 17, 2018, 09:21:02 am »
Hi Tom

How are you doing?
Very nice to see you here, Tom!  :thumbsup:
Please start your thread here.
You got a wonderful modelling plan going on, Tom!
Even just a track plan, please post here.
I need some really good inspirations, you know!   :)
I'm looking forward to reading your posts!

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« Reply #612 on: April 17, 2018, 10:00:24 am »
Ditto!

 

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