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Dave Buczkowski

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« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2018, 12:04:07 AM »
Wayne, knowing that, I’m not really seeing the value in your version....

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« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2018, 01:46:36 AM »
Wayne, knowing that, I’m not really seeing the value in your version....

Of course we gandy dancers wouldn't dream of asking our our fearless leader to give up his comfy seat, water bottle holder and shade umbrella.     

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« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2018, 01:44:42 AM »
Bill, it’s actually OAHIP (old age).

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« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2018, 02:40:45 AM »
Dave,

WCPGW???
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Re: Alternative Tampers Abroad
« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2018, 09:40:54 AM »
Actually we had a home built "mainline" tamper, complete with cupholder, seat, weather protection, self propelled, automatic levelling function etc.
http://museijarnvagenimariefred.se/bilder-av-skadorna-pa-banan/
Those pictures are from the first of two big washouts we have had in the last years, thus its good to see that you spend a lot of efforts with the draining.
But after the guy who built it left the railway, this complicated machine, built from old parts, became too tricky to maintain. Thus we bought the small new one instead.
The big, old one is now on long term loan to a colleague 600 mm railway, Ohs Bruks Järnväg.
http://www.ohsabanan.com/engelsk/banaktuellt2015.php

But, I am not suggesting anything. Every railroad has to find its own way. And as always, I am so impressed by what you are achieving.

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« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2018, 10:00:18 AM »
Love your tie inserter. Those machines are a lot of fun to operate, and you can change out a lot of ties in short order with one of those. Thank you for sharing.
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« Reply #21 on: June 11, 2018, 10:06:46 AM »
Dag, thanks for those links. Very nice to see other narrow minded folks doing the same as we do.
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« Reply #22 on: June 11, 2018, 09:50:32 PM »
Thank you for these links! Amazing!

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« Reply #23 on: June 12, 2018, 12:57:08 AM »
Dag,

Loved your Links.  Thanks for sharing.  I noticed the 'weed control' with a hand sprayer.  If you are interested, perhaps someone at Sheepscot can take some pictures of our MOW combination fire suppression and weed sprayer four wheel car.  It has a 600 gallon tank with gas powered pump, a portable wand for off track fires and a sprayer bar for weed control.  The wand can be used to control weeds outside of this area in the yards and around the stations.  Usually, a once a year pass keeps the flora off of around the ties and the ballasted area. 
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« Reply #24 on: June 12, 2018, 06:00:09 PM »
Bill,
thanks for kind comments.
Weed control is a big issue for us. What you saw on the blog was a small, environmental friendly test with acetum (? or what it is called, i.e. acetic acid + water). Not a total success.
We have for decades used Roundup (guess its a universal name?). But with the Green party in the government, even the use of this chemical (that is used on all farmland) is more and more restricted. With new rules in play, we had to send two guys on a week long course to learn how to use it in an eco safe way. And we had to buy a new certified spraying equipment (US-built). This has cost us so far almost as much as the new tamping machine!
We don't have any pictures of it on the web (too big risk to get green activists chasing us).

We are up to many challenges: creosote has been almost been banned several times in the EU, oil spill from the locomotive machineries and coal firing are always issues ... Keep us on the tip of our toes.

Dag

PS. Don't misunderstand me, our earth and environment is the most precious we have, and we have to take better care of it. But sometimes the details are just a little hard to get...
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« Reply #25 on: June 12, 2018, 08:44:49 PM »
Dag,

We have the same concerns and tensions here.  Our leadership and our volunteers have been top notch in obtaining the necessary permits for our "down the Mountain" extension and making sure we meet or exceed both the requirements and the intent of the rules and regulations.
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Re: Alternative Tampers Abroad
« Reply #26 on: June 12, 2018, 09:20:41 PM »
 For sure you have to push it.