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  • #91
    Really interesting so far!! although you lost me when it comes to wiring. that is one of my weak links along with scratch building don't have the equipment or the knowledge??

    mark

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    • #92
      Looking good, Lou!
      Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

      Cedar Swamp
      SW of Manistique, MI

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      • #93
        Originally posted by potsy View Post
        Really interesting so far!! although you lost me when it comes to wiring. that is one of my weak links along with scratch building don't have the equipment or the knowledge??

        mark
        Thanks Mark. But don't sell yourself short. Keep at it, and you'll be doing just fine. Thanks for posting your thoughts and comments.


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

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        • #94
          Originally posted by k9wrangler View Post
          Looking good, Lou!
          Thank you Karl.


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

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          • #95
            I went to Wal-Mart this afternoon and got this Bissell vacuum filter. The only part I will be needing was the thin white filter material. It is washable, so this one piece will last a life time. I’m sure I could get however, 8 pieces cut out of this circle of filter material if I needed to.
            I cut a piece to fit inside of the Boxcab shell, and placed it in front of the plastic filter holder. Now, all vacuumed debris will remain forward of this filter filling the front compartment of the Boxcab. The first picture shows what the complete filter looks like. I’ll be using just the white filter material for my build.


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

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            • locolouie
              locolouie commented
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              I was wondering what you were going to use as a "filter" - always thinking outside the box(cab)!!

          • #96
            You had thoughts of an adjustable height,.

            If you keep the rectangular opening, it might be possible to fit a tight rectangular box that can be raised or lowered from the frame toward the track. If its not tight enough to stay put, you could add adjusting bolts ( jacking screws) to keep it in place until the desired level is found. From that time you could likely permanently attach the surround, box or keep the adjustability available.

            Just a thought during Monday night football.
            Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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            • #97
              Hi David, yes I'm keeping the rectangular opening as is, so rather than glue permanently the nozzle to the plate with four screws, I'll make it a force fit where I can slide the nozzle chute up and down for height adjustments. I don't believe I'll need height adjustments, but it is nice to have the availability. Thanks for your thoughts.


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

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              • #98
                Louis,

                You always come up with the neatest material to use on your projects. But, I wonder if the fan will be strong enough to pull a good vacuum through that filter.

                Bernd
                New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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                • #99
                  Originally posted by Bernd View Post
                  Louis,

                  You always come up with the neatest material to use on your projects. But, I wonder if the fan will be strong enough to pull a good vacuum through that filter.

                  Bernd
                  Come on now?????????
                  I just edited this post with a picture. Can you see the penny behind the filter?

                  ​​​​​​​Well, if the fan can't pull air through that filter, the fan just isn't working.

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

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                  • That Bissell stuff looks like 'standard' nonwoven stuff. But you probably have enough for quite a while, so you won't have to search for a cheaper replacement.

                    I was thinking, by the way, that the way to empty the collection bin is with a conventional vacuum cleaner :-)

                    dave
                    Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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                    • locolouie
                      locolouie commented
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                      Sounds like lipo-suction

                  • Originally posted by desertdrover View Post
                    Hi David,..... I don't believe I'll need height adjustments, but it is nice to have the availability. Thanks for your thoughts.
                    My pleasure. If anything I mentioned had value to your project, then I'm happy tohave been of assistance. I was thinking that the combination of the draw of the fan and effectiveness of the filter together are relative unknowns at the outset of the project . Nice to adjust the unknown part into the equation.

                    Dave " Mr. pain in the butt" Buchholz
                    Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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                    • Originally posted by deemery View Post
                      That Bissell stuff looks like 'standard' nonwoven stuff. But you probably have enough for quite a while, so you won't have to search for a cheaper replacement.

                      I was thinking, by the way, that the way to empty the collection bin is with a conventional vacuum cleaner :-)

                      dave
                      That is a good way to clean it out. However, I'll try first the way that the commercial ones do it. They just pull the shell open and dump what ever is in there out.


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

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                      • Originally posted by David_J_Buchholz View Post

                        My pleasure. If anything I mentioned had value to your project, then I'm happy tohave been of assistance. I was thinking that the combination of the draw of the fan and effectiveness of the filter together are relative unknowns at the outset of the project . Nice to adjust the unknown part into the equation.

                        Dave " Mr. pain in the butt" Buchholz
                        Dave, that's why we post our thoughts and comments, to help each other with ideas. Some we pick up on, and other ideas or suggestions we pass on. It all helps someone with an good angle/idea.


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

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                        • Progress update, I drew out a dust collector chute, and cut it out of black sheet styrene (First picture). I originally wanted to cut it out of brass sheet metal, but changed that idea. I made this a tight fit into the underframe rectangle plate hole, that has the four screws, so I could adjust the height of the nozzle up or down to the track. Then I cutout a dust collector hood for the bottom of the collector chute, so the dust collector would be the width of the track ties (Second picture). Then glued it to the bottom of the chute (third picture).
                          Forth picture shows views of the dust pick-up chute installed into the Boxcab.
                          The last two pictures show the dust pick-up chute in the highest position, and in the lowest position above the track.


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

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                          • locolouie
                            locolouie commented
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                            Wow, impressive! Some mighty fine duct work there

                        • you are a wizard at all things you make!!! wish I had your talent great job Louis.


                          Mark

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