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Messages - Carl G. Soderstrom

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Work and Events / Re: Tie Changer Machine - Official Work Thread
« on: May 07, 2021, 01:23:06 AM »
There used to be recoil starters that fit the old "wrap the rope cup" and some recoil
units had the cup under so if the recoil broke you could still start the engine.

If you want to put a modern recoil on that flywheel - remove the cup and replace it with
a new adapter.

Trick I use to loosen the nut (be sure of the hand of the thread) is put a piece of soft braided
clothes line in the spark plug hole, when the piston squeezes the cord against the head the nut loosens.
Be careful the cord does not go in the valve.

Screwdrivers in the vanes are not a good idea. :-)

General Discussion / Re: RR Spikes/rail/
« on: March 25, 2021, 01:20:22 AM »
Very little information but pretty machine.

Cribbing bucket looks interesting. Something ROM could put together?

General Discussion / Re: RR Spikes/rail/
« on: March 14, 2021, 10:30:17 PM »
Track Anchors or Anti-creepers

He hasn't improved his presentation style but maybe interesting.

Many years ago I remember seeing the "Stead" style Anti-creeper. Have no idea about others.
Also I remember places that had Anchors on only one side of Tie. Mainly on many mile long
steep grade lifting out of the Mississippi valley to the Bluff Country in southern MN.
(Over 500 ft rise- on the way to Rochester MN)

We have had excellent luck with Ground Concrete. Locks tight and is water permeable.
May not be available in your area.

We do not have ready access to Granite just Red Rock (Limestone) which breaks down
when driven over after a few years.

General Discussion / RR Spikes/rail/
« on: February 26, 2021, 10:39:52 PM »

Production was not impressive but some basic information.
You might run it at 1.25% speed.
And of course you could go down the "Rabbit Hole".(Watch all the other posts by him)


try this(adjusted)

Rail Heads:

Rail Head Shelling:

Corrugated Rail:

Draft Gear:

Work and Events / Re: B&SR Box Car 56 - Official Work Thread
« on: February 07, 2021, 12:15:35 AM »
Not too many screws -make the plywood snug to the sides.
isn't there a bunch of plywood overhead in the Car Barn?
Doesn't have to look nice.

Museum Discussion / Re: Public Camping/Overnights at ToM (or elsewhere)
« on: February 02, 2021, 02:06:43 AM »
Sounds like a plan Mike Nix.

Do not let the Museum get  bigger than can be maintained - nothing worse than a bad experience.

Museum Discussion / Re: Maine 2' Flatcar Blueprints
« on: January 20, 2021, 01:11:36 AM »
Two Feet to Tidewater (3rd ed) has a roster on page 240.
and a drawing (No.118) with overall dimensions on 242.
By John T. Derr

Modified 11:30 1/20/21
Dave I forgot about those.
Page 372 to 374 Material List for Heavy Flat Car
Without reading- is the material for the Box Car undercarriage more correct for a standard Flat?

Volunteers / Re: December 2020 Work Reports
« on: December 19, 2020, 02:03:57 AM »
How much did you get Ed?

Son in Concord NH said he got 30 inches.

Volunteers / Re: December 2020 Work Reports
« on: December 06, 2020, 02:19:34 AM »
Should have known you had a plan. Just thought parallel would make cheap/inexpensive cover.
Non-period stuff out of sight is good too.

Paint it Camouflage? As Mike says "boxcar" or how about "Freight Shed"

Work and Events / Re: Wilmar (the) Tamper - Official Work Thread
« on: December 05, 2020, 01:03:08 AM »
Young MN sailor sailing Solo Around the World may have hit a container few years back.
No trace ever found.

Volunteers / Re: December 2020 Work Reports
« on: December 04, 2020, 10:55:45 PM »
Not going to put new container parallel to old so with only a roof there will be 3 covered storage areas?
2 will be secure but the other will be at least covered or could be 3 walled.
10 or 12 feet wide?

Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 52 - Official Work Thread
« on: November 30, 2020, 01:27:59 AM »
Wayne maybe they have "training wheels"  ;D

Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« on: November 27, 2020, 02:29:57 AM »
A B&W photo of a side view would be Fine Art.
Fine Art of Fine Art?

Museum Discussion / Re: Switch lanterns on high mast switches
« on: November 26, 2020, 02:19:59 AM »
Thought you might like this guy's work:

His FB page:

He might be able to build a Switch Lamp from scratch? Or would you do that John?

Just an idea.

Happy Thanksgiving All

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