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 Post subject: Re: piles of track, and 3 switch engines, etc.
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:22 am 

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Are these still available? Also, what are the prices? I'm at Trainman05@mail.com
Thanks, Trainman05.

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 Post subject: Re: piles of track, and 3 switch engines, etc.
PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:09 pm 

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Yes its all still available. been real busy the last few weeks. I will probably be back down there in 2weeks or so.


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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 9:26 am 

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Any news?

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 Post subject: Re: piles of track, and 3 switch engines, etc.
PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 5:27 pm 

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Call American Pickers! They pay big bucks for junk.


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 Post subject: Re: piles of track, and 3 switch engines, etc.
PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:30 am 

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Post that boiler on Enginads. https://www.enginads.com/classifieds/index.php/cat/1 an old farm tractor site.
It's a code, butstrap boiler, and may be useable but would need an inspection. Because it's code it makes repair possible if needed. Include all the information stamped on it in the photo, it will help identify what it fits and when it was built.
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 Post subject: Re: piles of track, and 3 switch engines, etc.
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:23 pm 

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its currently all still available. I have no idea on prices, I guess we are taking offers. the other alternative is it all ends up in scrap when we have to sell the land. just trying to keep some history out of the scrap yards.
I am down here for a day or two, gotta figure out some rail weight for warren. anyone know how to identify rail weight? I will be looking for markings on the rail tomorrow.


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 Post subject: Re: piles of track, and 3 switch engines, etc.
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:53 pm 
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The rail will have writing on it that will include the manufacturer (and possibly location), date and weight in pounds per yard. Common weights for standard gauge track include 60, 80, 85, 90, 100, 115, 132 and 136, but narrow gauge stuff was often lighter, and could be as light as 30 pounds.

The rail's height will vary with its weight, others on here can give better advice as to the dimensions of each size. Based on your photos I would guess that it is around 60 lb.

This 136 lb example shows how the writing would appear when new, but if this stuff is old and rusted I would bring a wire brush to clean up the area if you spot a bit of writing.

https://www.american-rails.com/images/I ... ckRail.jpg

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:42 am 

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Here are some charts showing dimensions of various rail weights/sections:

http://www.icrr.net/rails.htm

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:08 am 

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I would say, maybe donate the stuff to a local museum. They'll keep everything in a safe place even when we may not be able to.

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 Post subject: Re: piles of track, and 3 switch engines, etc.
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:46 am 

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Ok I'll take a wire brush out today and see what I can find. it was raining yesterday.


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 Post subject: Re: piles of track, and 3 switch engines, etc.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:46 pm 

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V30crewcab wrote:
its currently all still available. I have no idea on prices, I guess we are taking offers. the other alternative is it all ends up in scrap when we have to sell the land. just trying to keep some history out of the scrap yards.


Scrap is worth about $0.05 per pound right now. That rail is worth more than that and will sell if you really want it to sell. It would be a crime to just let that stuff sell with the land and go to scrap.

I have seen situations happen where people want big money for stuff then finally lets it go for practically nothing to the scrapper, while people offering reasonable amounts for the stuff are turned away.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:52 pm 

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Rick, you should get some for the YSH extension... As for the locos and such, can I get another pic?
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 Post subject: Re: piles of track, and 3 switch engines, etc.
PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:14 am 

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well I'm 9hrs away again so it will be hard to get any more pics. Thats the biggest problem, I can only take so much time to go down, and then nobody wants to come look at stuff. Every time I go back down all the brush I've cleared has grown back up. I need to get this cleared and property sold, so I can get my mom moved away from a stupid uncle that keeps causing trouble.
Not asking crazy prices, so far I've been asking for offers, and nobody has yet.
Most of the rail is 60-70 lb. theres some smaller track but not alot.


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 Post subject: Re: piles of track, and 3 switch engines, etc.
PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:30 am 

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Sorry. About how big would you say the locomotives are? I have a few offers in mind.
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 Post subject: Re: piles of track, and 3 switch engines, etc.
PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:31 am 

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Also, what state you in?

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