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  • Originally posted by Michael_Hohn View Post
    Louis,

    Interesting model and prototype both. Your track cleaner looks terrific even though it would score few points for “conformance” in an NMRA contest.

    I learned a lot in watching you build. The result is very cool.

    Mike
    Thanks Mike for your continued following, comments, and thoughts.
    I don't know much about NMRA, so what is "Conformance" in their contest??????


    Louis L&R Western Railroad
    Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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    • Originally posted by George_D View Post
      Well done, Louis.

      Has OSHA checked that Kirby and Dyson are properly protected from the dust?

      George
      Well thanks much George. But, you and I both know back in the day, Kirby & Dyson never heard of any kind of safety rules, they would just be replaced if they got overwhelmed.


      Louis L&R Western Railroad
      Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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      • Very nicely done, Lou! Click image for larger version

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        Bruce

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        • Bravo Lou! Turned out nice!

          Philip
          Philip

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          • Bruce and Philip, thanks for your comments, thoughts, and continued following along with my builds.


            Louis L&R Western Railroad
            Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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            • Louis and George,

              As a friend mentioned yesterday when I was asking about tank car unloading facilities at early 1950s paper mills, "Don't worry about it... the Environment hadn't been invented yet." Unfortunately, he was right.... Kirby & Dyson are on their own....

              Stay safe!

              Pete
              in Michigan

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            • So ....

              ...does it suck or what?

              Curious minds want to know!
              Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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              • Originally posted by desertdrover View Post

                Thanks Mike for your continued following, comments, and thoughts.
                I don't know much about NMRA, so what is "Conformance" in their contest??????
                Conformance is simply how a well a model matches a prototype or prototype practice. Your imagination and engineering puts you in the class of nonconformists like Van Gogh, for instance.

                Mike



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                Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                • ..... but you get to keep both ears on.
                  Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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                • Originally posted by David_J_Buchholz View Post
                  So ....

                  ...does it suck or what?

                  Curious minds want to know!
                  It sucks David.


                  Louis L&R Western Railroad
                  Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                  • Originally posted by Michael_Hohn View Post

                    Conformance is simply how a well a model matches a prototype or prototype practice. Your imagination and engineering puts you in the class of nonconformists like Van Gogh, for instance.

                    Mike


                    Ah, thanks Mike for the explanation, I should of known, I've been a nonconformists since grade school. I did manage to keep my ear in tack though.


                    Louis L&R Western Railroad
                    Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                    • Well Louis, you've certainly come up with something different again.
                      Very strange beast. I know we need to keep our model railroad rail clean, but never thought real trains would have to worry about it.
                      Your build is excellent, and will actually really work. Certainly more detailed than John Allen's old slider cars.
                      I've enjoyed following along. Will be interested to see how it goes over time.

                      I wonder what wacky contraption you'll come up with next. Always thinking outside the box.
                      Regards Rob

                      Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                      My current build.

                      https://railroad-line.com/node/40644

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                      • Excellent surgery as usual!
                        Carl

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                        • Now, this is what I call a build thread, Great Job! I came to this thread some many times to see what's next that I thought I got sucked into a time loop. :-) Thanx Thom...

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                          • Originally posted by robert_goslin View Post
                            Well Louis, you've certainly come up with something different again.
                            Very strange beast. I know we need to keep our model railroad rail clean, but never thought real trains would have to worry about it.
                            Your build is excellent, and will actually really work. Certainly more detailed than John Allen's old slider cars.
                            I've enjoyed following along. Will be interested to see how it goes over time.

                            I wonder what wacky contraption you'll come up with next. Always thinking outside the box.
                            I thank you very much Rob for your comments and kind thoughts. If it is unusual, than that's for me. I did enjoy building this one, a lot of research went into it, but well worth the effort.
                            I do have one of those John Allen type sliders in my cleaning train, it was one of the first found to work well. I was surprised to find the Prototype rail cleaner. That has to be noisy for sure.
                            I think I'm done with the wacky now for awhile. Thanks again for following along and posting your thoughts and comment.


                            Louis L&R Western Railroad
                            Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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