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Re: 1897 Carlisle & Finch Incline Railway

Chris Lonero ·
Right now everyone is thinking; How can I make one of those?? Very cool Carey!
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madmax ·
Or where we can put are order in for one, or the plans to build it ourselves
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Tinplate Art ·
BRAVO! Well done!
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Zane ·
Amazing that an incline model railway was built that early! I never would have suspected.
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Carey Williams ·
Hello those inclined ... thank you for your kind words.. this does require a fair bit of real-estate to set you ..just saying . This one was done as a labor of love ... I'm very grateful to have it . This little video will show you the guts of the operation .... originally (1897) there would not have been a can motor and relay .. so old school would have been a mechanical reverse unit ..that the rising car would have to hit to reverse motor ..problem with the standard C&F reverse unit is...
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MNCW ·
Carey, Very interesting and a nice. I found this "Googling" around. http://stdgauge.blogspot.com/2...duction-incline.html Tom
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Carey Williams ·
Hello all sorry for the delay ..with luck this video will up load Cheers Carey
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Tinplate Art ·
VERY nice and smooth operation!
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TomlinsonRunRR ·
What an interesting story and great video of the electronics and mechanics involved! The car shown in the ad is wonderful looking. (I'll ignore the ad copy about "toys for boys", little girls would have been equally entranced by this.) Thanks for the effort and education. TRRR
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JohnnieWalker ·
Now that's pretty cool . I love seeing things like this and would love to see it on a layout. Thanks for sharing it.
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Fort Pitt TCA is Selling Duquesne Incline Billboards

OGRE Modeling,LLC ·
This item was created by Miller Engineering for Fort Pitt to use as a fundraiser. It has the usual qualities of Miller's O gauge animated billboards. You have a choice of billboard style for mounting on your scenery or as a desktop unit. There are different operating syles (6) at least. Either style is $40 plus $8 shipping for a total of $48. You can print a copy of the order form from the Fort Pitt Website: hobbytraincollectors.org or you can call Rick at 412-580-6186 or email me at ...
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1897 Carlisle & Finch Incline Railway

Carey Williams ·
Hello Tinplate world : 1896 Carlisle & Finch of Cincinnati offers a humble 4 wheel electric trolley with a loop of track for $3.00. There is still a question if it was 3 rail as pictured or 2 rail as all remaining examples so far found. Business must have been good as C&F expanded in 1897 with an eight wheel trolley , mining train and an "Incline Railway" . Nearest big market to Cincinnati is Pittsburgh ... so Incline may have been patterned after the Price Hill Incline in Cincinnati...
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Powering Conventional Trestle Grades

SGJeff ·
I'm making progress on my conventional layout. Last week I finished wiring up the control panel, and today I started connecting it to the layout. The first thing I wanted to confirm was the boost/buck was working on trestle grades. I used a 5VCT transformer with a 120/240V primary (Hammond 266M5), and ran the transformer voltage to the center tap of the secondary. Then the trestle inclines are fed through relays. Depending on train direction, the relay will add or subtract 1.25V or 2.5V to...
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My Ponderosa in 1/9 scale

Jesse B 62 ·
1/9 th scale, whole Diorama is 74"x74" over 450 hours to complete. This took me around 6 months to complete......Over 4000 shingles hand glued. The rocks, soil, twigs all came from Incline Village Nevada where the Ranch house stands. The barrels are from Toys R US.. the game barrel of monkeys. The figures were released in 1966, after Pernell Roberts left the show in order as not to lose interest of the TV show. They cost $300.00.....After painting the figures I knew I had to build the house,...
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How to control saw dust if I move my radial chop saw to 1 of 2 old kitchen tables( my worktables) in my cellar?

bucca ·
i have 2 old kitchen tables( my worktables) in my cellar. My radial chop saw and a table jig saw are both in my garage, but too cold in there from december to march in NJ, so I never use them. If I move them onto 1 of the cellar's kitchen tables, how do we control sawdust ? its a 27ft by 17 ft trainboard, but I miss elevated runs using threstles. Originally, I misplanned the track plan as all flat for longer runs, but I miss inclines & declines, & have not figured out how to do over...
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Millstonemike ·
Could you proive more info on the block controller that determines direction?
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Ted S ·
How do you avoid feeding power back into the auxiliary transformers through their secondaries? I love your idea with relays, but the conventional wisdom is to use resistors (if necessary, variable ones to fine-tune the resistance according to train load) to reduce voltage on the level and downgrade portions of the layout, leaving full track power for the ascending grade. I'm not an EE so I'm not sure whether the resistors could also be controlled with relays. Would love to hear more about...
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SGJeff ·
I built a 14-channel block controller that monitors current draw on each block with current transformers. I monitor how trains are moving through the layout by keeping a log of the previous block and the present block pulling more than .5 amp. (LEDs in passenger cars pull very little current.) So when an engine transitions from the block before an incline and the block incline, the controller switches either boost or buck for the incline. The boost/buck transformer just adds or subtracts...
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Ted S ·
Thanks Jeff! So if I understand you correctly, the boost/buck transformer increases or decreases voltage to the whole layout , not just the graded portion? I guess I was concerned about a loco or passenger car with multiple pickup rollers "bridging" two blocks with differing voltages. (Many of us have built layouts where that happens, but the cognoscenti remind us that it's not a good practice!) I would LOVE to see a video of this in action!
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SGJeff ·
No, the boost/buck is applied through two relays just to the incline blocks. And yes, there is a momentary bridge as the rollers traverse from the normally powered block to the incline block. Of course, that also happens with multiple trains running on the same loop as they traverse from a normally powered block to a "holding" block, which receives enough voltage to maintain the E-unit direction, but not enough to power the motor. A resistor in series with the voltage applied to the...
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SGJeff ·
Here is a link to a video of a train going up the grade with 1.25V boost. jvde.us/rr/trestle_demo.avi At that mainline voltage it bogs down to barely a crawl without the boost.
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Mike CT ·
Does the reduced voltage as you go down the grade, brake the engine and consist?? I have more trouble down grades than up.
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SGJeff ·
The buck slows the train on the down grade, but at low speed the 1.25V buck is too much. At higher speed the boost/buck works pretty well to keep the speed almost constant on both grades. It depends on the weight of the cars and the friction of the wheels. You can estimate what will happen by moving the transformer lever higher 1.25V when the engine is on the up grade, and lower 1.25V when the engine is on the down grade. I haven't tried a long train with 2.5V boost/buck yet, but I suspect...
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Re: My Ponderosa in 1/9 scale

Jumijo ·
I love it! Ever thought about making the Marshal's office from Gunsmoke?
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Hot Water ·
Interesting but, are there any trains?
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Jesse B 62 ·
NO, but I didnt see any trains with the Mayberry Courthouse, so whats up with that. I wanted to share my work, shall I delete it all?
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Train Nut ·
Awesome job! Beautiful work! I just finished watching an episode as a matter of fact... love that show.
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Melvin P ·
Super, a great tribute to a great show. Great craftmanship
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Mark Boyce ·
Jesse, I appreciate your fine job on the Ponderosa! I remember watching the show every week growing up. The faces on the Revell figures look remarkable; especially Ben's! It looks like he is staring right at me!
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wild mary ·
Very nice work but where is Hop Sing?
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EBT Jim ·
Outstanding work! Makes me want to go get a mug of beer at the Silver Dollar Saloon.
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laming ·
Cool beans! Great work. Loved the "atmosphere" that TV Hollywood used to create using "sets". Also enjoy clips of "Petticoat Junction". Those were the times when the entire family could sit and watch TV all evening without the barrage of expletives and other tripe Hollywood seems bent on delivering now!
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Marty Milner ·
looks great, i for one am happy to see an undertaking like this whether there is a train in it or not. Super creativity rather than taking a product out of the box and using it as is. Show us more!!!!!
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Farmer_Bill ·
What a great model! Of course there's a train - miles away in Virginia City.
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CHOO-CHOO MIKE ·
Fantastic !
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Casey Jones2 ·
Well rule #2 in the Terms of Service under Posting Guidelines is... The Forum is for discussing trains. If what you're posting isn't train-related, don't post it.
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Mark Boyce ·
You said that well, Laming!!
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Jesse B 62 ·
Funny how I did not see a message like this on the Mayberry Courthouse forum, and IF I remember right, there was never a TRAIN on The Andy Griffith Show, but there were Trains on Bonanza.
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rogerpete ·
Jesse- I can't help but feel repeatedly criticised by you in this thread. The Mayberry Courthouse is a scale model I produced in 1:48 scale which by the way is O GAUGE and this is the O GAUGE railroad forum. At first I made a little joke about it- but I'm growing rather tired of it.
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MartyE ·
Ignore them. How is this NOT train related. It is model making. A very big part of the Train Experience. This is pretty cool. I love the figures too. Nice work and thanks for sharing. I think this would look great on a train layout. If anything perhaps it could be moved to the scenery section if it bothers folks so much.
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OGR CEO-PUBLISHER ·
Yep guys......model making is a big part of the hobby experience. This particular Ponderosa model could certainly be used in the background of a 1/13.5 scale layout. Everyone has an opinion, if you don't agree, just don't let it get under your skin...move on and enjoy the forum and the many talents that ALL of the members have.... Alan
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Jesse B 62 ·
Thank you, It was Displayed in Culver City California at the Allied Model Trains store in the mid to late 90's, for several years
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John Ochab ·
Great model than represents a great television show, my folks and I watched Bonanza origionally broadcast on Saturday evenings then to Sunday evenings, quality familiy show for the 1960's, always liked the introduction of the new model year Chevrolets.
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Mill City ·
Despite the controversy, it's a splendid model. Thanks for sharing.
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Mark Boyce ·
Hang in there with us Jesse B 62!! It is a great scale model, and most of us are glad to see your Ponderosa and learn how you did it. Thank you for posting!!!
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rtr12 ·
Great looking model from a great old show! Very nice work. As others have said above modeling is a big part of model railroading. I think we can all learn something from others work no matter the scale. Thanks for posting and sharing with us. I for one would like to see more of your work if you have more pictures/buildings etc. I also used to watch the show when I was a kid, even remember back when Adam was still on the show.
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Clarence Siman ·
I like it very much. Very realistic..
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Jesse B 62 ·
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Miketg ·
Hi Jesse, Absolutely love it! Great modelling, but now I can't get the theme song out of my head. Miketg
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seaboardm2 ·
I used to watch that show when I was a kid.You put alot of work into this.And it shows great work all around.
 
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