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    • April 26, 2018 2:59 PM EDT
    • Looks good Todd. How well did it actually clean your brass rails?

    • April 25, 2018 5:09 PM EDT
    •  Here is a project I have been tinkering on.   It is built on a Centerline Products track cleaning car that uses a paint roller to apply cleaning solution.  I rigged up a Hartmann tank with a valve inside that drips rubbing alcohol onto the roller.  The control for the drip is the "T" on top of the tank.  I then had a thought to add a rail broom to this rig, bought one, was shocked at the price of adding a battery to it, plus I would have to build another control cab so I decided to go with track power.   I used contacts from Bachmann passenger trucks to pick up the juice.

      The shield was made from plexiglass and grids were added to the front windows to protect them and the operator from flying debris.  


      Since the video was made I lowered the brush a bit and painted some parts black.  

      This is a welcome addition to my working MOW equipment.  


    • April 26, 2018 1:55 PM EDT
    • Thanks for the kind words guys! 

    • April 24, 2018 9:18 AM EDT
    • I really like your weathered and tagged cars.   The second video scene is nicely done when you pan the camera keeping the engines in frame and off the train goes into the "S" curve.  

    • April 23, 2018 2:47 PM EDT
    • Looking good Matt , nice long train .

    • April 23, 2018 4:00 AM EDT
    • Ditto.............

    • April 23, 2018 2:32 AM EDT
    • Cool!

    • April 22, 2018 10:20 PM EDT
    • Nice run, Matt...

    • April 22, 2018 7:31 PM EDT
    • Matt,

      That's a lot of cars you're hauling. I lost count!

    • April 22, 2018 6:04 PM EDT
    • Chessie, Seaboard, L&N, ICG, Milwaukee, Illinois Terminal,some great roadnames in there :)

    • April 26, 2018 9:27 AM EDT
    • The Pocono Mountain Garden railway Society has meetings here as well.

      Nice museum also.



    • April 25, 2018 10:34 PM EDT
    • Great video Dan! I guess that the train builder company is out of business but wow  it lasted a long time before it needed to be overhauled. Nice looking locomotive and cars.

    • April 25, 2018 10:24 PM EDT
    • Thanks John for making it work. Joe, thanks for the instructions. So, if I understand correctly, how I was going about getting the embed code was wrong, not how I was posting it. I’ll give it a try when I get back to my PC. My generation still refers to the park as the Monkey Park. When we were growing up, Monkeys were kept in an enclosure in the park and you could watch and feed them. The City finally donated them to the Montgomery zoo because idiots kept letting them out.


      Boomer, sounds like a great script and cast. You could direct it. Did you happen to catch ZZ Top’s cameo appearance?

    • April 25, 2018 9:18 PM EDT
    • Great story Dan! Of course how can I not like something called "Municipal Monkey Park"?

      Sounds like the basis for a screen play... "Save the Rocket" coming this Christmas from Disney Studios....starring Sam Worthington as Matt Battles, Clint Eastwood as Joe Sanchez, John Goodman as Sam Bailey, Joe Pesci as Mayor Gary Fuller and introducing some little kids as the children of Rocky Brook fighting to save their railroad.......and this time its personal!

    • April 25, 2018 8:45 PM EDT
    • Where's the rocket ?

    • April 25, 2018 8:07 PM EDT
    • "That looks good right there" :) A classic carpentry and engineering principle.

      Am skipping and skimming through the video. That park rehab turned in to quite a comprehensive project.

    • April 25, 2018 7:41 PM EDT
    • Thought some of you might like this documentary on the little ride on train in our municipal park.  Its kind of long at 44 minutes but has some good history about the railroads in my hometown and the park train.  Hope you enjoy it.





      Can't get the video to embed.  Followed the instructions found HERE.  Tried with Chrome and Edge, no luck