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Date: 09/03/19 16:44
Close call
Author: WrongWayMurphy

During a switching ops meet this past spring, a couple of HO guys dodged a bullet
by stopping my GP7 in the nick of time.  It takes 4 men and a small boy to rerail the geep
and had the engine proceeded another 6" in reverse, they would have been on hands and knees
with a block and bar.




Date: 09/03/19 17:26
Re: Close call
Author: Frisco1522

Pull it forward with the front truck past the points and Bob's your uncle.



Date: 09/03/19 19:51
Re: Close call
Author: CajonRat

Time to pee...



Date: 09/03/19 21:37
Re: Close call
Author: SP4360

No more Coke for you.



Date: 09/04/19 03:23
Re: Close call
Author: BNModeler

SP4360 Wrote:
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> No more Coke for you.

Pepsi!



Date: 09/04/19 03:57
Re: Close call
Author: SPDRGWfan

Frisco1522 Wrote:
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> Pull it forward with the front truck past the
> points and Bob's your uncle.

Cherry Pepsi for me, and Bob is my uncle!

Either we got a Brit in here or ...  my wife says that too, but she was born and raised across the pond.



Date: 09/04/19 07:45
Re: Close call
Author: BAB

Hey its part of large scale railroading thought you did that to make sure the trucks would pivot properly, LOL.   Been there done that one time had one train on two parallel tracks guy thru the switch under a 12ft riding flat.  Had engine and three cars on one track and the flat that split the switch and two other on the other track.  Yes it happens too often. Boyd at Train Mountain



Date: 09/04/19 16:59
Re: Close call
Author: santafedan

We had a loaded ballast car off today....just another day at the track.  We have an "A" frame witrh a pully system to get them back on the track.  The car with it is always with the ballast train. We had a rookie engineer today.



Date: 09/04/19 18:03
Re: Close call
Author: tomstp

I would rather do almost anything than rerail a damn diesel.  No place to grab them and heavy as hell.



Date: 09/05/19 05:22
Re: Close call
Author: funnelfan

What, no 1.5" scale rerailers?
 

Ted Curphey
Cheney, WA



Date: 09/05/19 07:04
Re: Close call
Author: santafedan

funnelfan Wrote:
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> What, no 1.5" scale rerailers?
>  
We got them.  However, the lifter works best often.



Date: 09/05/19 10:53
Re: Close call
Author: PHall

tomstp Wrote:
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> I would rather do almost anything than rerail a
> damn diesel.  No place to grab them and heavy as
> hell.


Well then pay attention and inspect those points before you go over them.
Your back will thank you!



Date: 09/05/19 14:53
Re: Close call
Author: tomstp

Better than that, I don't own one, I have steam engine.



Date: 09/06/19 12:41
Re: Close call
Author: Kimball

Yes, saw this happen at OCME once, it tore up the timing belt drive on the loco.  It was caused by letting just the front truck go past a spring switch before he stopped and reversed...



Date: 09/08/19 21:45
Re: Close call
Author: SP4360

It happens to the best of us. Instaed of torn up timing belt, peel a rail instead. Ventura County Railway

Kimball Wrote:
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> Yes, saw this happen at OCME once, it tore up the
> timing belt drive on the loco.  It was caused by
> letting just the front truck go past a spring
> switch before he stopped and reversed...



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