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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #135 on: June 24, 2019, 03:28:48 AM »
Thanks Andy and welcome back to Hollywood

I greatly enjoyed your latest clip so keep them coming

The BHP locomotive is a long way from home. These locos are being used to haul massive iron ore trains in northwest Australia. Rule 1 rules!

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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #136 on: June 24, 2019, 03:52:36 AM »
A BHP loco!  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #137 on: June 25, 2019, 12:33:16 AM »
Hi Webbo and George.

How are you doing?
Do you see US locomotives in Australia?
Are they exactly same US engines or modified?
I heard that Australia holds the world record for the longest train.
Is that true?

For Webbo:

Oh no no no. ;)
2 hours or longer videos please. :admiration:
I can watch a Deadwood layout video for 5 hours straight non stop! :tv:
But the end, I agree with Rich. Ultimately the length doesn't matter.
I just want to see more of your modeling work.
Modelling hard for a little guy like me please. :-*

For George:

I can't find your YouTube channel but...
Oh no no no. ;)
2 hours or longer videos please. :admiration:
I can watch a George's layout video for 5 hours straight non stop! :tv:
But the end, I agree with Rich. Ultimately the length doesn't matter.
I just want to see more of your modeling work.
Modelling hard for a little guy like me please. :-*

For Captain Andy:

Is there any chance that a new Cascade video coming up soon?

 :camera: Dats


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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #138 on: June 25, 2019, 01:05:09 AM »
Hi Dats

These AC6000s (6000 hp) were built in the US, but I don't know if they were modified. I would expect they would have been somewhat to take the extra heat in northwest Australia. I heard somewhere that they did this.

Yes, the longest train was recorded in 2001. It was a BHP train hauled by 8 of these AC6000s. According to Google the train was 99,734 tonnes, comprised 682 iron ore hoppers, and was 7.3 km long.

The AC6000s acquired new by BHP in 1999 were replaced by EMD SD70ACs around 2012.

AS for watching Deadwood videos, I expect that even 10 minutes of them would drive you mad. At the moment I'm concentrating on modifying a couple of Atlas C630s into a British Columbia Railway M630 and a C630M which is using up a ridiculous amount of my time for small gain.

Webbo

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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #139 on: October 02, 2019, 02:38:58 PM »
Now I have got the hang of my video making software (sort of), I have uploaded the Montrose and Highland Railroad 46 video.  Take a look!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QkiIxFp94M&t=0s

In this video I tackle the dirty task of cleaning points, detail my plans for rebuilding the interstate and show my new Norfolk Southern SD40E loco.

Andy
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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #140 on: October 03, 2019, 01:55:28 AM »
Hi Andy, A very nice update video. I use a product available here in the States called a Cratex track cleaning block. It's like a Bright Boy, but it's made from rubber and not as abrasive as a Bright Boy. For cleaning my switches, I use a similar method, except I use an old tooth brush to clean between the points ( blades ) Something else that's important is keeping your locomotive wheels clean. I use the Woodland Scenics Roto Wheel Cleaner. The only difference is, I do not use the white cleaning pads dry, I drip onto the pads some Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol with a pipette. Don't do more than half the pad length wise, leave the other half dry. The Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol will get the dirt loose, then run the wheels on the dry part of the pad to clean off the loosen dirt. This method works great.
Cheers,
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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #141 on: October 03, 2019, 07:39:38 AM »
Hi Rich

Thank you for that.  We all have different methods of keeping track clean, and you are right when you say that keeping wheels clean is important too.  For my wheels, I run the loco on a J Cloth over a track, which has been dampened with Goo Gone.

A lot of people have said they don't like Goo Gone, but it's only ever been an asset to my maintenance toolbox.

Andy
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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #142 on: October 03, 2019, 01:37:34 PM »
Hi Rich

Thank you for that.  We all have different methods of keeping track clean, and you are right when you say that keeping wheels clean is important too.  For my wheels, I run the loco on a J Cloth over a track, which has been dampened with Goo Gone.

A lot of people have said they don't like Goo Gone, but it's only ever been an asset to my maintenance toolbox.

Andy
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Hi Andy, Originally I used Goo Gone on my Centerline track cleaning rollers, it always left the railroad with a nice orange smell. But over time I discovered Goo Gone did leave a film on the rails which seemed to attract dust and in my opinion I believe it's because Goo Gone is a petroleum base product. That is why I switched to Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol, it evaporates faster. Another advantage of Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol, it is used in the medical field to kill germs and is safe to use on your skin. The exact opposite is true for petroleum based products, you should not let any petroleum based products touch your skin. Just my opinion, but I believe that is why they add the citrus extract to Goo Gone, to cover up the smell of the petroleum distillates. I've also known people to use lighter fluid to clean their track and wheels, but again it's a petroleum based product.  Before purchasing the Woodland Scenics Roto Wheel Cleaner, I used your method of wheel cleaning. But instead of Goo Gone I used Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol dripped onto a paper towel draped over the rails to clean the wheels. That method works very well.  I'm not going to say one method is any better than the other, but your method is less expensive.  ;) It's good to see you posting videos again Andy, please keep them coming.  :thumbsup:
 
Cheers,
Rich S.

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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #143 on: October 03, 2019, 03:17:55 PM »
It's good to see you posting videos again Andy, please keep them coming.  :thumbsup:
 

I wholeheartedly agreed! :thumbsup::
Please please please!

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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #144 on: October 03, 2019, 10:13:16 PM »
Well if you are glad I'm posting videos again, you'll be delighted to hear that I filmed parts of No.47 this morning!  Maybe it will be two more videos before Christmas!!!!

Also, I've found the company who I will be buying my photographic backdrop from in the States.  Finally, I have found a couple of nice little houses which are going to be appearing on the layout soon, little run down houses which will be by the trackside in Blue Haven.

https://www.laserartstructures.com/laserart-structures/residential/n_images/thelma&stanley_n.jpg

Finally, I've decided to rewrite my railroad company history and redo my operations on the layout.


So things are moving again on the Montrose and Highland Railroad.

Andy
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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #145 on: October 03, 2019, 10:23:55 PM »
Yay!!!
 :claphappy:  :claphappy:  :claphappy:
Thank you very much  :admiration:
Nice house models. Are they wooden structure kits?
And looking forward to hearing the new MHRR history!

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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #146 on: October 04, 2019, 07:50:22 AM »
Hi Dats

I  believe they are wooden kits by Branchline.  If you want to see how nicely they look on a layout, look for Tim's Seaboard Central HO layout.  It's my new favourite Youtube channel!

I told Tim his houses have inspired me to buy some for my own layout.

Andy
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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #147 on: October 04, 2019, 12:51:02 PM »
Hi Andy, Yes Branchline Trains / Laser Art structures are wood kits that go together quite well and are fun to build.

The Esso Gas Station in Long Valley is a Laser Art / Branchline kit.




Cheers,
Rich S.

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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #148 on: October 04, 2019, 09:08:26 PM »
Hi Rich, I hope you are well!

Nice job on the gas station.  I can see these are really nice kits to build, and I will enjoy doing mine.  They are going to be two small houses, down by the railroad yard at Blue Haven.  Probably the owners will be either low income or deaf, judging by the noise they'll be putting up with!

I saw you in DJs Trains video taken at Altoona Model show Rich! 

Did I ever ask you if you had a Youtube channel?

Andy
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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #149 on: October 05, 2019, 12:28:15 AM »
Hi Andy,
   Thank you for the compliments on the Esso Gas Station. I do have a YouTube channel but rarely post videos and when I do they are very short without any narration.

Here's one of my YouTube videos.



I've known DJ for a number of years. He has a very nice Union Railroad layout. For those who do not know, the Union Railroad serves the United States Steel mills in the Mon Valley.  Here is a video tour of DJ's layout.



Cheers,
Rich S.

 

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