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 Post subject: Who can help? (Park Train)
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:20 pm 

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I saw this on Facebook. I don't even know where it is. Who is nearby it and could lend a helping hand??

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba ... -1.4738203


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 Post subject: Re: Who can help? (Park Train)
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:22 pm 

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Gotta love the reporting........

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The train, which is powered by a mini-oven fed by chunks of coal.......


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 Post subject: Re: Who can help? (Park Train)
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:49 pm 

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It's in the Canadian Province of Manitoba, in a municipality called Winnipeg.


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 Post subject: Re: Who can help? (Park Train)
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:19 pm 

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Sad, but this guy doesn’t sound qualified. Of course, the reporting is suspect too. Winnipeg is a big city and Prairie Dog I think many of us know. It’s a Crown. It’s not too complicated in my opinion.

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 Post subject: Re: Who can help? (Park Train)
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:16 pm 

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Appears he got it fixed:

https://www.facebook.com/CityNewsWPG/vi ... cation=ufi


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 Post subject: Re: Who can help? (Park Train)
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:17 pm 

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But then the next day something came loose and went out of whack, and it threw out the timing and bent some gears and parts.


I hate it when that happens...


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 Post subject: Re: Who can help? (Park Train)
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:01 pm 

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Give him the benefit of the doubt that the reporter is pretty good at making him look like a complete idiot, when he's really not.....


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 Post subject: Re: Who can help? (Park Train)
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:20 am 

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JimBoylan wrote:
It's in the Canadian Province of Manitoba, in a municipality called Winnipeg.

You make it sound like Winnipeg is a little hick town in the middle of nowhere. It's a city of over 700,000 people. Large enough to host an NHL team that almost made the Stanley Cup finals this year.


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 Post subject: Re: Who can help? (Park Train)
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:30 am 

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Crisis averted! Suspense is killing me. Will it blow up?

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 Post subject: Re: Who can help? (Park Train)
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:04 am 

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Hi Mark

If you can get in contact with the Gentlemen who is running the Park Train, there are (2) Live Steam clubs that (MIGHT) be able to help, they are both located in Winnipeg. From the article, it sounds like the Valve motion it out time.
The name of the Live Steam clubs
Assiniboine Live Steamers located in Winnipeg,
Manitoba Live Steamers also located in Winnipeg

Both clubs do have a website, the gentlemen that is having the problem might be better off visiting the clubs. And maybe one of the members can visit the park, and tell what is wrong with the locomotive. This is just a suggestion. Pat member of Waushakum Live Steamers of Holliston, Mass.


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 Post subject: Re: Who can help? (Park Train)
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:49 am 

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The Assiniboine Live Steamers seem to be located just to the West of the Park Train, which is actually in Assiniboine Park!


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 Post subject: Re: Who can help? (Park Train)
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:55 pm 

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He needs to contact the Tweetsie shop, they bought the effects of Crown Metal Products (with the exception of the WABCO steam compressor division). The thought of contacting the local live steamers is also a good one, especially considering this comment he made
""You should never really have to re-time a steam train — like a car. Once it's timed it's accurate unless you do something or something happens to throw the timing off."

Ah, being out of time is not unusual for a Crown, pretty much close to being normal. I personally have seen and heard only two of the 24" gauge ones that were in perfect time, and they are the ones at Hersheypark.


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 Post subject: Re: Who can help? (Park Train)
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:21 pm 

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He needs a bigger shovel. Maybe that will fix it.

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 Post subject: Re: Who can help? (Park Train)
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:33 pm 

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Jennie K wrote:
He needs to contact the Tweetsie shop
It sounds like he already did that, according to the article:
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He's also reached out to a shop in North Carolina that took over the sale of parts for the trains, who gave some advice, but the train still won't go.


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 Post subject: Re: Who can help? (Park Train)
PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:29 am 

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but it sounds like he's figured out the problem and has it up and running again.


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