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shunting - the real deal - episode II

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Just found time to tell you guys about the rest of our trip. So, as promised:

In the first episode I left you at the Zonguldak port where two shunters were waiting. One of them was a Russian made 80 ton 800 hp machine. The other one was a Hungarian machine with the engine changed with a 1000 hp Caterpillar diesel-electric.

While we were waiting for the hoppers to get untied, we had some time to photograph the port - lotsa pictures for future works on our layouts!

And after 45 minutes we were ready to roll. The first loko took some hoppers and started to move so we thought "well, then we will be on the second one" but hey, it stopped. And the second engine moved into the same track - they were going for a double-heading! what a plesant surprise!

The 5-6 km. track to the Zonguldak train staion was passing through the city - many interesting sights: manual rr crossings at 3 points, push-decovilles, etc.

By noon, we were finished with unloading the full hoppers and loading the empty ones and ready for the final part of our journey (which i will publish tomorrow or early next week).

So, here are the photos - lot of them.



Undoing the hoppers

The Russian switcher

Indside the cab

A plymouth engine being repaired - motor and boogies taken out - check the boogies

Lots of loads - a small ship is unloading

One of the hoppers - made in Turkey so no model of this


First loko coming out with load

And stops for no apparent reason

Second shunter in position - we're up to a double-heading op.

Through the city

Very nice scenery indeed

Into the Zonguldak station shunting section - points are hand operated

Back to the ship with empty hoppers

Manual crossing

An unused engine - maybe for sale

Push decovilles

Into the boat

And back to the station

Another switcher pulling sheet metal load to the station

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Hi Cem

Another great and tantalising group of photos, it certainly looks like you all enjoyed yourselves.

Thank you for sharing those photos!

What a great opportunity you had, very jealous!

Hi to all,

Thank you for your kind praises and sorry for the late reply ... busy like hell.


Mintrix did a wagon with steel coil load, but what are they actually used for? Funny,on the model they are upright (but would roll if the train braked hard) for aesthetic purposes, whereas in real life , they are placed on their side(ugly).
Hi Simon,

It is termed as " eye to sky ", ie the coil center looking towards the sky. It looks ugly but found to be more secure. The other method is as below:

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QUOTE (simonj @ 8 Nov 2007, 02:46) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Mintrix did a wagon with steel coil load, but what are they actually used for?

Hi Simon,

Steel coils you see here is your standard sheet metal and can be used for aything where sheet metal needed - most commonly car & white goods (refrigerators, ovens, etc.) production.


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