Thanks for that, my initial thoughts were for some kind of time but did not work for the Train Time in bold lines. Train crew would have longer time than that preparing and disposing if the the Train so that makes much more sense to me know.I believe the right colums refer to the total working time of the employees (the wattmen)
Entre deux grands repos : time between two major rests .
duree totale pour 10 jours : total working time over 10 days
So what caused one of the tank wagons to jump in that video?Yesterday turned out much nicer than expected so an impromptu play was indulged in. But there were a couple of objectives to be achieved. 1st was to test that the Red Saddle Tank purchased from this forum would be capable if running a standard train up the bank. The second was to get the wagons sorted for Silberhutte. We will deal with this in reverse order.
Before each Operating Day I do an inventory of wagons to be run, I tend to ensure that in most cases the wagons that are run are not ones used in the last session. This is what my inventory looks like for the next running day, sometimes there can be more or even less wagons to be moved. Depends on how traffic is stacking up and what had been run sometimes 3 sessions ago. All makes for a different experience every session. Note that one wagon has been crossed out, when I did a quick count of the wagons on 69705 to ET there were already 4, as that is the limit LLB60 will need to be on the next schedule’s session. The ET wagons can be a bit of an issue as there are often empty Bogie Log Wagons and this can reduce the no. of wagons on the Train quite a bit. It will be seen that some wagons can take more than1 service to reach their destination. This is fully in line with the sort of thing that the real Selktalbahn had to cope with.
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Sikberhutte is a bit of an issue as the wagons need to be placed into the Yard prior to the start of the Timetable. This is because all wagons are stored inside the shed so we have to populate 4 of the stations with their wagons. Gernrode is easy just shunt out of the shed into the 2 available sidings. Lindenburg and ET the same. But Silberhutte has 5 loading spots ((excluding the block trains) and a storage road so things have to be defined. But here is a shot of the wagons in their between sessions location.
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The 9 wagons on the top level are to be sorted out for their locations at Silberhutte. Sometimes this can overflow to the line behind, just depends how busy Silberhutte was on the last session. Between sessions some have been unloaded.
On the lower level the 4 wagons for ET can be seen, the Lindenburg ones are out of sight to the left. I create a Shunt List for Silberhutte, the one for the next session is seen below. Note this gives detail of where the block fuel train goes as well.
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Now we get to see how those notes have been followed. The fuel Train can be seen stabled in the front road 8. Next is Road 7 stabling with the coach, 2 empty spare hoppers and a Van. This is out of place and has not been catered for. It should be stabled in the Log Road for loading Cut Timber, an oversight in my behalf, we shall see if whoever is shunting during the day notes this and puts it right. All part of the fun. Behind the running line is Road 6 with one loaded and one empty Sand. Plus the empty open 99-02-47 at the Barrel Factory. It should be noted that my Silberhutte is somewhat out of kilter with siding locations, places being adapted as required. Though there were sidings in pretty well all the locations you can see here.
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Here we see road 4 with an empty flat under the unloading crane and an open with cut Timber by the Shed. Both of these are due to be moved. The flat to ET and the cut timber to the Barrel Factory Road 6. 25 tonner lurks in Road 4a.
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These are the bins that tell operators which wagons are to be moved. A pretty light day today with just 99-05-07 for the ET 69705 train, note that the empty sand (LLB) was rejected for this as there will alreadyy be 3 on this train for ET when it arrives, priority is given to Empty Log Wagons. The two wagons in Shunts will be moved during the session as I hope will be that van. Note the Tabs telling the operator where the wagons are, also the bin where all arrived Wagon Cards must be placed, this gives me clues of what not to move next session unless they have not been placed in their respective loading points.
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Finally we see the siding bins, though there are more wagons in the sidings the cards have been moved out to the shunt or train bin. The Tabs in the wagon cards give operators indication of the location.
Oops I have got the van card in the wrong bin. That is where it should be, wonder if it will be noticed? On the board can be seen the all important Train Graph that has been seen before.
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Now the vid that shows the Saddle Tank triumphantly conquering the grade. I know that is what you were all waiting for!
Turns out it was this.So what caused one of the tank wagons to jump in that video?
More on ballasting with my previous post linked in this thread above for reference.In the last few days ET (Eisfelder Talmühle) has been ballasted, had not been done for the 2 or so years that it has been in existance due to that lack of suitable ballast.
1st pic showing my collection of stuff for doing the work. Glue, ballast, tools that all important small home made shovel. What a boon this has been for getting stuff out of between sleepers to adding measured amounts of concrete dye to mix with ballast.
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Here you can see that I have given the first flood of glue round the points. The points had been oiled around the moving parts and you can see that I have not put any ballast or glue within where the moving parts are. The rail that slides has also been oiled as inevitably some glue is likely to get in but will not work. You can see that I do not pussy foot with the spreading of glue.
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Here we are looking the other way where some junky old stone has been glued in place as a filler before a top layer of ballast applied. I do not always do this but had a convenient plastic box to use up so.
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Looking back the other way some gray smaller ballast has been added, I like to use this smaller stuff in sidings but something will need to be dine about the colour, after all these are sidings in East Germany and look just too neat at the moment. Note that the far siding being in effect the running line has had the larger ballast used.
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Looking across the pointwork the difference in ballast colour is very apparent.
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Looking the other way again (hope none of you are getting stiff necks) the top coat of ballast has been added and is well on the way to drying. Note now how neat I have tried to make this as it is technically a running line.
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Here I have given the sidings a blow over of Halfords Rattle Can Matt Black to tone things down a little, probably a little overdone. I did learn my techniques when I was with Mr. Done and Mr.Over who used to get his instructions from Mr.Under. Moving on......
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I like to use a little scatter to add to the unloved end of sidings, some is quite colour fast and survives outside. Some just goes a funny weathered colour, but at least the texture stays.
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Finally I have added a little brown to reflect rusty track in sidings. Again at first I over did it some but a second coat of sloppy brown with black toned it all down somewhat. Certainly does not look so bad now that everything is not matt black. Those fouling point markers have also had a visit from the painters.
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