What is going on here?  Elephant car-jacking... Gator lunches on a lady... and in an effort to escape the madness Billy-Bob is canoeing in the grass.

Sam Champion tries cliff-diving and as luck would have it he swan dives smack dab onto the floating platform.  No worries, not a single hair on his head was disturbed.

 

On the serious side here are a few more pictures.  Don't worry about the gaps between the sections.  They are on intentional so that the sections do not stick together during the scenery applications.

As always... Counting the days till Christmas.



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SantaFeJim posted:

Can you guess what the black things are?

First person to get it right gets a hearty “You-Dah-Man” shout out.

Rich aka “RD” is excluded as I told him what this was yesterday.

 

Force Main, and the pipe that goes from one side to the other  under the tracks is called a carrier pipe. 

https://www.trenchlesspedia.co...tion/2696/force-main

Here is a link with an illustration under trackage, and Southern Pacific specification, the carrier pipe is identified.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=...7cfJeZcV9qYFBSwyvl6Q

Not exactly sure how this thing is piped, but suspect that the smaller pipe is vent piping per the following UPRR diagram:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=...7cfJeZcV9qYFBSwyvl6Q

Regards,

Jerry

 

gnnpnut posted:
SantaFeJim posted:

Can you guess what the black things are?

First person to get it right gets a hearty “You-Dah-Man” shout out.

Rich aka “RD” is excluded as I told him what this was yesterday.

 

Force Main, and the pipe that goes from one side to the other is called a carrier pipe. 

https://www.trenchlesspedia.co...tion/2696/force-main

Here is a link with an illustration under trackage, and Southern Pacific specification, the carrier pipe is identified.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=...7cfJeZcV9qYFBSwyvl6Q

Not sure about the plumbing to the left, but it appears that the discharge opens just before the tracks in the lower left corner.  Hoping I'm wrong, since I wouldn't want waste water draining onto the lower roadbed.

Regardless of what it is, very nicely done detail.  

Regards,

Jerry

 

Jerry,

Your analytical and engineering mind is at work again.  I think you may be over thinking this just a bit.  Perhaps my original question was misleading.  I am asking what that object actually is, not what it modeled to represent.

Sorry for the confusion.

Now would you care to venture a guess?

 

 

As always... Counting the days till Christmas.



At first glance, not a clue.  It looks like some sort of flow valve on the left, but I think they modeled a platform just to the right of it. 

I hope somebody answers this question by the time I get up tomorrow, or it will consume brain power that should be put to better use. 

Z

I agree with Jerry. If you are talking about the pipes and that valve gear near the end of the large pipe, I have an idea. 
The piece at the end of the large pipe looks like the brake light switch that’s operated by the rear brake pedal on my Harley. With a few detail pieces glued on, of course. The large pipe might be plastic fuel line. 

American by birth. Southern by the grace of God.  

gnnpnut posted:
SantaFeJim posted:

Jerry,

I am on the east coast of Lake Michigan so it is 10:54pm.   It is not worth losing any sleep over this.  

Sweet dreams.

I got it! 

It is a turboencabulator.  Here is a description:

Regards,

Jerry

WHAT?   

As always... Counting the days till Christmas.



My first clue was...

I am 99.9% sure that every forum member has seen this object at least once in the last six months.

Time for a second clue...

If you live in igloo or a grass hut this will not apply, for al others:

I am 99.9% certain that you, your spouse and all of kids greater than 2 years old have seen this object many times this month.

God luck to ALL. 

 

As always... Counting the days till Christmas.



dkdkrd posted:

Something structural in the pipeline that compensates for expansion/contraction of the pipe??

or....

A provision for providing brief solar heating of the pipe/contents to improve flow/thermal control?

Oh well, ....

Sorry not any kind of pipe.   

As always... Counting the days till Christmas.



Santafejim,

Last night Mrs. Lionelski thought I was going nuts because at around 11:00PM I was looking in all of the draws, cupboards, medicine cabinet, etc with no rhyme or reason. Even went down to the workshop and went through all of my stashes.

After reading this thread with the pics and clues a little earlier I figured that if I looked hard enough I'd find what you used, but , even after the above noted search, nuttin'. Very frustrating for this scrounger who has made many new layout items from unexpected sources. 

Is the larger part cut from a piano hinge?

 

Winner, Winner. Chicken Dinner !!!

Lionelski.  You Dah Man !!!  It is indeed a hinge.

Here is part of the email I sent RD:

They have started installing my block signals and they look GREAT.  But that was not the most impressive thing I saw.  You know that I am having a lift bridge with an gas piston to assist.  All that will be hidden under the lift.  The one thing that would have remained visible would have been the two large hinges.
 
Can you spot them in this picture?
 
Thats right, they painted them flat black and ran some raised pipe parallel to the hinge.  MInstead of sticking out like a sore thumb, it now looks like it actually belongs there.  These guys are layout building wizards.

 

As always... Counting the days till Christmas.



In my best Elvis Presley voice "Thank you, Thank you very much".

As much fun that this guessing game was, I'm glad that it is over, I need at least some sleep before York! The one I posted a few weeks ago in the Scrounger thread was guessed in only a day (cheerios painted black to look like tires on the side of my homemade barge)

Anyone else have a challenge like this for us?

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