Author Topic: Spring 2018 Work Weekend  (Read 3797 times)

Dag Bonnedal

  • Engine Wiper
  • Posts: 6
  • Working with 2 ft steam in Mariefred, Sweden
    • View Profile
    • Östra Södermanlands Järnväg
Re: Spring 2018 Work Weekend
« Reply #60 on: May 04, 2018, 02:23:01 PM »
I really like your spirit "Can Do!" and the way you solve all problems that arise. Great to follow your development.

Sorry about the problems with the tamper. I am sure you will solve also those problems.
But just wanted to point out an alternative to consider.
We had an old, classic Matisa BL09M tamper bought for scrap price from Swedish State Railways some 40 years ago.
But in spite changing a lot of the parts, it continued to be quite temperamental.
Thus we bought a new one some years ago from this company in France, specialized narrow gauge equipment.
http://yves.ocquident.free.fr/
Their product is a rather direct copy of the Matisa BL09, built with Chinese components. They can custom build what ever you like, and it does not cost a fortune. Our new unit works quite well.
http://museijarnvagenimariefred.se/flera-lyft-for-banavdelningen/

More pictures from our 600 mm railway on our blog:
http://museijarnvagenimariefred.se/category/oslj/

Dag B

ALAIN DELASSUS

  • Museum Member
  • Switchman
  • **
  • Posts: 73
    • View Profile
Re: Spring 2018 Work Weekend
« Reply #61 on: May 04, 2018, 03:54:06 PM »
Hi! The Chemin de fer de Rillé in France uses  such a tamper. Once a year the track crew comes to Pithiviers to help the AMTP to repair streches of track and they bring their tamper along that  seems to work properly but you have  to push it. I'm going to post a few photos on my fb page. Chemin de fer de Rillé Website https://aefm.fr

Dag Bonnedal

  • Engine Wiper
  • Posts: 6
  • Working with 2 ft steam in Mariefred, Sweden
    • View Profile
    • Östra Södermanlands Järnväg
Re: Spring 2018 Work Weekend
« Reply #62 on: May 04, 2018, 07:24:12 PM »
Would just want to add.
The reason for investing in a new tamper is that when doing work on the line, we are (just like you have shown yourselves above) a large group of people. And this whole group is dependent on the tamper to get the job done. Without it the whole work process grinds to a halt and the workshop with all the odd mechanical tools is a long way away.

Gary Kraske

  • Museum Member
  • Flagman
  • *
  • Posts: 31
    • View Profile
Re: Spring 2018 Work Weekend
« Reply #63 on: May 04, 2018, 07:45:38 PM »
I really like your spirit "Can Do!" and the way you solve all problems that arise. Great to follow your development.

Sorry about the problems with the tamper. I am sure you will solve also those problems.
But just wanted to point out an alternative to consider.
We had an old, classic Matisa BL09M tamper bought for scrap price from Swedish State Railways some 40 years ago.
But in spite changing a lot of the parts, it continued to be quite temperamental.
Thus we bought a new one some years ago from this company in France, specialized narrow gauge equipment.
http://yves.ocquident.free.fr/
Their product is a rather direct copy of the Matisa BL09, built with Chinese components. They can custom build what ever you like, and it does not cost a fortune. Our new unit works quite well.
http://museijarnvagenimariefred.se/flera-lyft-for-banavdelningen/

More pictures from our 600 mm railway on our blog:
http://museijarnvagenimariefred.se/category/oslj/

Dag B Tried the first link and got a virus warning that was not easy to eliminate on my IPad.  Had to turn off power and wait for a minute and that eliminated the problem.

Dag Bonnedal

  • Engine Wiper
  • Posts: 6
  • Working with 2 ft steam in Mariefred, Sweden
    • View Profile
    • Östra Södermanlands Järnväg
Re: Spring 2018 Work Weekend
« Reply #64 on: May 04, 2018, 11:44:44 PM »
Dag B Tried the first link and got a virus warning that was not easy to eliminate on my IPad.  Had to turn off power and wait for a minute and that eliminated the problem.
Sorry to hear. It is a serious company and I have an updated antivirus program and have not seen any warning messages.