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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #150 on: October 05, 2019, 07:27:41 AM »
Hi Rich

Thanks for sharing those videos.  I've subscribed to your channel, so that I get notified on the occasion when you put a new one out there, and also to DJ's Trains and Tom's Trains and Things as well!

Don't worry about "occasionally" posting new videos.  I'm a fine one to talk!  At one time I used to put out seven or eight videos a year.  These days it's one or two.  Any how (as Vinny of BNSF6951 says), now that I've figured out my video software program a little more, I'm hoping to post more often.

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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #151 on: October 21, 2019, 12:16:48 AM »
Captain Andy did it again!!
Another excellent informative video! :thumbsup:


I'm already looking forward to seeing next one!

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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #152 on: October 21, 2019, 06:44:04 AM »
Thanks once again for an informative video Andy

I'm wondering how your points fail though. Is it the springs? If so, Peco supplies replacement springs for nothing if you ask them.

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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #153 on: October 21, 2019, 08:00:53 AM »
Thanks Dats and Webbo, I really appreciate it!

The points are in place for a number of years, and the point blades get tarnished.  I clean them with rubbing alcohol as shown in MHRR 46 and with a track rubber, but the tarnish won't be removed.  I've even taken to using a bare needle file before, which I DO NOT recommend, to try and clean the surfaces.

Eventually, only a brand new point is clean enough and reliable enough to operate to my standards.  It's just putting them in place, that's a real pain. 

Someone also asked me why I solder the wires to the sides of the tracks, instead of underneath.  I do this for ease of maintenance, and not having to lift the trackwork to gain access should things go wrong.  Once my track is down, I want it to stay down unless I change track layout.

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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #154 on: October 23, 2019, 10:05:33 PM »
My birthday gifts today included some Blair Line graffiti, a pack of Woodland Scenics barbecue folks, a Microtrains graffiti car.....

https://www.micro-trains.com/index.php?_route_=cowboy-graffiti

And a MHRR tee shirt, which I've wanted for years!  Sorry about the dodgy looking character modelling the tee shirt in the photo, by the way!

Andy
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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #155 on: October 24, 2019, 12:34:32 AM »
A good looking T-shirt on a good looking modeller!!  :thumbsup:
The shirt is very nice colour and I can read letters clearly.
Are you going to sell the T-shirts as MHRR merchandise?

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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #156 on: October 24, 2019, 08:01:08 AM »
I'm not selling the tee shirts, Dats, no.  This was strictly a one off.  It was quite expensive but I wanted to get one for so long, and I knew the quality was going to be good.

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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #157 on: October 24, 2019, 03:27:35 PM »
Hi Andy, Happy Birthday and those are some very nice Birthday presents. Hope you had a great day and was able to spend some time running trains on the Montrose and Highland Railroad, plus the Cascade route.

Cheers,
Rich S.

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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #158 on: October 25, 2019, 10:33:50 AM »
Hi Andy and late birthday greetings!

Interested to see your section on replacing your switches. I take it that (like me) you rely on the blade contacts with the running rails to carry the current?

In my case I use a folded piece of wet and dry paper and some ipa to clean between the track and the blade. Pita as you say but better for me that more soldering!

Cheers

Donald

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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #159 on: October 27, 2019, 08:27:22 AM »
Hi Donald!

Yes, either rightly or wrongly, I do rely on contact with the blades to maintain current through the switches / points.  After a time, no amount of cleaning can make the point function well enough for my liking and I replace it.

Interesting idea on how you clean them.  Doesn't the wet and dry make grooves in the switch?  I guess without a microscope, we don't know...!

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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #160 on: October 27, 2019, 08:29:06 AM »
Yesterday, my friend Lachie and I had a hastily organised ops session.  We videoed it, after we put a decoder in Lachie's Union Pacific 1943 loco, which then featured in the ops session.

The video will be updated in the next few days as Montrose and Highland Railroad 48 on Youtube.

Andy
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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #161 on: October 27, 2019, 12:14:20 PM »
Yesterday, my friend Lachie and I had a hastily organised ops session.  We videoed it, after we put a decoder in Lachie's Union Pacific 1943 loco, which then featured in the ops session.

The video will be updated in the next few days as Montrose and Highland Railroad 48 on Youtube.

Andy
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The most important part is, did you two have fun? That's the name of the game. Looking forward to seeing the video.

Cheers,
Rich S.

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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #162 on: October 27, 2019, 05:13:34 PM »
Well I know I had fun Rich!  I think Lachie did too....

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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #163 on: October 27, 2019, 09:37:43 PM »
 :claphappy:  :claphappy: :claphappy:
 :thankyousign: :thankyousign: :thankyousign:  :'( (Crying because overwhelmed by joy.)
Looking forward to seeing the op session video!

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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #164 on: October 27, 2019, 10:16:00 PM »
Hi all

The new video is now available for you to watch on Youtube. 

I look at my videos and realise they are nowhere near as polished as a lot of channels, and perhaps not as professional looking, but maybe that's why a lot of people like them so much.

Let me know what you think.

Check out my weekend ops session on the Montrose and Highland Railroad!

https://youtu.be/DvpsLd9A8CE

Andy
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