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  • What is your reason for the discharge chute to be facing away from the fan?

    George
    Flying is the 2nd greatest thrill known to man. Landing is the first.

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    • Originally posted by potsy View Post
      you are a wizard at all things you make!!! wish I had your talent great job Louis.


      Mark
      Thank you Mark.


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

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      • Originally posted by George_D View Post
        What is your reason for the discharge chute to be facing away from the fan?

        George
        Because the dirt is pulled in to the front chamber and dropped there, as the air continues back through the filter out the rear screen. If I face the opening toward the filter, there goes all your dust and dirt, right into the filter. Don't think we want that.

        Edit; Example picture added: Here is a ShopVac inlet deflector. Same principle. It keeps the dust and dirt from heading straight to the filter area.

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

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        • George_D
          George_D commented
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          Thanks, Louis. I know nothing about how a vacuum works.
          George

      • Louis,

        I agree with potsy's comment at you being a wizard by always coming up with "the unusual" projects.
        Following through all of your latest updates and comments from other members, I think you have it as a sound and informational process.
        Although, if it were me building this, I would have been stumped many times and it would have ended up in the "trashed parts bin" long ago.
        Excellent work going on here.

        Rich

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        • Originally posted by Pennman View Post
          Louis,

          I agree with potsy's comment at you being a wizard by always coming up with "the unusual" projects.
          Following through all of your latest updates and comments from other members, I think you have it as a sound and informational process.
          Although, if it were me building this, I would have been stumped many times and it would have ended up in the "trashed parts bin" long ago.
          Excellent work going on here.

          Rich
          Thank you very much for your comments and thoughts Rich.


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

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          • Elegant and highly useful vehicle, Louis, and an excellent SBS. Thanks for sharing!

            Pete
            in Michigan

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            • Originally posted by Orionvp17 View Post
              Elegant and highly useful vehicle, Louis, and an excellent SBS. Thanks for sharing!

              Pete
              in Michigan
              Thank you Pete.


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

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              • Louis,

                All along I was wondering how you would prevent the filter from getting all clogged up. The answer: you aim the chute away from the fan. It's obvious now that you've shown us.

                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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                • Louis excellent build!!!!! We may have to start calling you "MacGyver" instead of Louis; I think you've earned it.
                  Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                  • Originally posted by Michael_Hohn View Post
                    Louis,

                    All along I was wondering how you would prevent the filter from getting all clogged up. The answer: you aim the chute away from the fan. It's obvious now that you've shown us.

                    Mike
                    It's called a bunch of research Mike. I noticed all the commercial railroad vacuum cars on the market, and home made vacuums on YouTube all showed a deflector of some sort or another. And many thanks for your comments.


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

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                    • Originally posted by Larryc View Post
                      Louis excellent build!!!!! We may have to start calling you "MacGyver" instead of Louis; I think you've earned it.
                      Well thank you Larry. But, I want to be remembered as the old MacGyver. This new guy doesn't have what it takes like the older one.


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

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                      • As stated by many Louis'... EXCELLENT, creative, and educational build'.. Your SBS is always on point. We all learn so much from your contributions to this forum... Are you going to shoot a video when finished, so we can see this marvel of engineering in action'....


                        Ted

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                        • For the front and rear of my Vacuum Boxcab, I’ll be using red 3mm diameter LEDs from Miniatronics Corp. and program them as beacon lights. I first drilled 7/64” diameter holes into the MDC headlight housing to except the 3mm LEDs. Then I used Pacer 560 Canopy glue at the rear of the light housing to hold them into place. Once the glue was dried, I painted the back of the LED, and housing with black paint to keep any stray light from coming through the backend of the light housing. The first picture shows the front and rear views of the LEDs to be drilled out, to except the 3mm LEDs. Second set of pictures show the rear view of the LED in place, and the back painted black. The forward-facing red LED is plugged in to power for viewing. The drawing next to the LEDs is how the beacon lights will be wired inside of the Boxcab.
                          Next, the red LED lights will be mounted to the Boxcab shell front and rear. However, decisions, decisions, some mount the lights high on the roof line, and others mount the lights lower. This goes for the Prototype as well as our models.
                          I decided to go with the higher roof line mounting, so I’ll have the max opening at the rear, for the Fan screen opening. The one change I’ll be making to the MDC parts on the Boxcab, is I’m going to mount two Athearn F-7 diesel horns #9604, shown in the last drawing.


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

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                          • Originally posted by quartergauger48 View Post
                            As stated by many Louis'... EXCELLENT, creative, and educational build'.. Your SBS is always on point. We all learn so much from your contributions to this forum... Are you going to shoot a video when finished, so we can see this marvel of engineering in action'....
                            Thanks Ted, I guess you were typing the same time I was posting. I do many things, but the one thing I never did or can do is video anything, never mind post it.


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

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                            • locolouie
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                              You just need to move to GA and I can be your camera-man...

                          • Louis, your really speeding along with this one. I see you are now adding lights to it. Have I missed something here? Have you tested out the vacuum yet? Does it work?
                            Has your wife asked you to lay track down on your floors throughout your house yet? By the way a brilliant way to expand your layout while keeping the house a little cleaner too!
                            Just kidding, you know me.

                            Greg

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