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sidehack posted:
trumptrain posted:

For today: "The Pullman diner .... a treasure from yesteryear."IMG_5025

Nice shot............is that water tank scratched?

Sidehack - the water tower was scratch built from coffee stirers.  The roof is emory board.  It was built by a friend. 

You have a good friend...I had a friend's help with my water tower but did all the assembly, all wood except for the peanut container, perfect size.

It works, I have a cable that goes straight down under bench, let it up and spout goes down.

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Bill T posted:

Don't know what kind of ore is white, maybe chunks of salt.

The followup would be, what O-gauge manufacturer made the cars?  Also do you have a mfg. item number of any of them to research?

Ron

Lionel manufactured for Gadsen Pacific release of Arizona Mines, around 30 or so different ore cars.

Bill T posted:
PRRronbh posted:

 

Bill T posted:

Don't know what kind of ore is white, maybe chunks of salt.

The followup would be, what O-gauge manufacturer made the cars?  Also do you have a mfg. item number of any of them to research?

Ron

Lionel manufactured for Gadsen Pacific release of Arizona Mines, around 30 or so different ore cars.

Bill.. I think that white load came out of Adams Ma., they mine a mountain full of that white stuff called limestone. I'd keep the speed down so it doesn't blow all over the place.

American Tool and Pennsy Freight loading the Fruit Express

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Back in the 1950's the Air Force wanting too build an Atomic powered bomber.  The plan was to build a small nuclear reactor to power two jet engines.  This small reactor is setting on two railroad flat cars that are side by side.  You can see the two 1950's size jet engines on the left end of the reactor.

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Some where I have a picture of a small lead covered diesel engine used to move this reactor around on railroad tracks. The problem with the bomber was all the lead needed to protect the crew and weight and size of the reactor.  In the 1950's normal jet  engine only had the power to lift a plane built out of aluminum, much less lead.

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