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Part Found Trackside, Can't find Its Owner

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Part Found Trackside, Can't find Its Owner
Posted by BATMAN on Thursday, January 23, 2020 3:13 PM

Yep, found this laying trackside, not sure where it came from. Anyone?

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Thursday, January 23, 2020 3:26 PM

How long is it?

It takes an iron man to play with a toy iron horse. 

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Posted by BATMAN on Thursday, January 23, 2020 4:09 PM

Sorry, DUH! I should have included that.

32mm

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Posted by tstage on Thursday, January 23, 2020 4:12 PM

Looks like part of a brake line from underneath a boxcar?  Check your rolling stock for missing parts...

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Posted by BigDaddy on Thursday, January 23, 2020 4:20 PM

looks like a part I'm missing from my boxcab diesel, but I'm guessing it's from a passenger car.

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Posted by BATMAN on Thursday, January 23, 2020 4:23 PM

I guess I will have to survey the fleet, I was hoping to at least have it narrowed down.Laugh

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Posted by rrinker on Thursday, January 23, 2020 4:25 PM

 Too thick for a brake rod on a car. ANd those look more like standoffs than pipe unions on the right side. Handrail/conduit or steam/water pipe maybe? Missing any parts on the Royals?

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Posted by zstripe on Thursday, January 23, 2020 5:05 PM

Where do all these parts go? LOL

You're part, looks like some sort of plumbing from a steamer.

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Posted by mbinsewi on Thursday, January 23, 2020 5:09 PM

Frank!  Alright!  I was thinking you feel off the earth!  

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Posted by PC101 on Thursday, January 23, 2020 8:14 PM

From a distance, or bad eyes, it looks like two people sitting in the rear of a long boat on a lake.

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Posted by doctorwayne on Thursday, January 23, 2020 8:30 PM

The two closely-spaced mounting pegs are unusual.  At first glance, I almost thought it to be the door-latching mechanism for a reefer, but there's no handle.

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Posted by cx500 on Friday, January 24, 2020 1:35 PM

I think it might be part of the diaphragm on the end of a Rapido passenger car.  Take a look at the parts diagram and there is a piece that looks similar.

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Posted by BATMAN on Friday, January 24, 2020 2:31 PM

DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! 

How did you know that John? I looked at the Rapido coaches (obviously not hard enough) and I did not see those parts until you told me they were there.Laugh

I have thirteen cars and you guessed it, after close inspection (required as the part is hardly visible) car #13 was the one missing the part. It is now back in place. A press-fit that obviously wasn't pressed home the first time because it is very secure now. You must be a Rapido guru.Laugh

Thanks, John

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Posted by dknelson on Friday, January 24, 2020 6:10 PM

Hey Brent, for those of us kibitzers who followed this saga with bewildered interest, could you post a photograph of the Rapido car showing just where the part goes?  

 

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Posted by BigDaddy on Friday, January 24, 2020 6:21 PM

Not Brent but I think it is this

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Posted by BATMAN on Saturday, January 25, 2020 2:50 PM

dknelson

Hey Brent, for those of us kibitzers who followed this saga with bewildered interest, could you post a photograph of the Rapido car showing just where the part goes?  

 

Dave Nelson

 

Yes, it is the bar down the side of the diaphragm. Hard to spot unless you are looking for it.

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Posted by last mountain & eastern hogger on Saturday, January 25, 2020 4:09 PM

Whistling

Hi Frank, I am sure glad that you checked in.  I'm with Mike and I believe many others who have been wondering about you and how you were doing. It certainly has been a while since we have heard from you,  Please fill us in if you don't mind ane if you do, just tell me to stuff it.  Either way, were glad you're back and not on the R.I.P. track.

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Posted by zstripe on Saturday, January 25, 2020 8:05 PM

last mountain & eastern hogger

Whistling

Hi Frank, I am sure glad that you checked in.  I'm with Mike and I believe many others who have been wondering about you and how you were doing. It certainly has been a while since we have heard from you,  Please fill us in if you don't mind ane if you do, just tell me to stuff it.  Either way, were glad you're back and not on the R.I.P. track.

Best Wishes,   Johnboy.................and out

 

Don't mean to High jack Brent's thread.................

But Thank You Johnboy & Mike.............I feel good that I actually was missed, while I was still "kicking'', not on R.I.P. list.

Still recovering from a visit from tragety, loss, that My immediate family has be through the past 5 months......Myself included. We are already on Our way to fully becoming stronger in our quest for a better life..............

I will still be around from time to time..........remember My AKA is "The Shadow'', LOL.....

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Posted by mbinsewi on Saturday, January 25, 2020 8:40 PM

Good to hear Frank !  Yes  A speady recovery from all that happened.

Mike.

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