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Do You Have A Windsock On Your Railroad?

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Do You Have A Windsock On Your Railroad?
Posted by BATMAN on Friday, July 10, 2020 2:28 PM

You see windsocks along the line but for what reason? Todays homework.Pirate

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Brent

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Posted by jjdamnit on Friday, July 10, 2020 2:35 PM

Hello All,

The windsock in yards shows the prevailing wind in case of a chemical leak from one of the many tankers that carry various hazardous materials.

Hope this helps.

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Posted by Lastspikemike on Friday, July 10, 2020 2:57 PM

Only hot air moves around our layout. The hazardous hot air leaks generally cause a uniform movement towards the exit stairs regardless of which way the wind blows. Oddly, it seems all but one operator head for the stairs during one of those events. 

Scale windsock probably not that practical in 1/87 

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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, July 10, 2020 3:55 PM

On the former New York Central main line near Toledo (Sandusky) Ohio, there was a high-wind signal to alert engineers with Road-Railers and double stacks of high wind before crossing, or NOT, the Lake Erie causeway.

A bunch of Road-Railers were blown into the lake back in the late '90s. Some double-stacks got blown into the Susquehanna River near Harrisburg on the PRR main, too.

High bridge + High wind = ouch!

https://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2019/03/14-wind-a-factor-in-new-mexico-train-derailment

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, July 10, 2020 4:45 PM

I have never had one, nor will I ever have one.

-Kevin

Wink Happily modeling my STRATTON & GILLETTE RAILROAD. A Class A line located in a personal fantasy world of semi-plausible nonsense on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954.

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Posted by BATMAN on Friday, July 10, 2020 5:03 PM

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Posted by NittanyLion on Friday, July 10, 2020 7:02 PM

I will. There's one atop the elevator leg at the frac sand facility I'll be building. 

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Posted by doctorwayne on Friday, July 10, 2020 9:22 PM

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I dunno Brent...looks like a carrot on a stick

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This one's maybe a parsnip on a stick...

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...while this one brings back memories of those '80s leg warmers and the ladies that made them move so nicely...

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...even Henry's taking a look to see if there's a shapely gam makin' it dance.

Lastspikemike

Only hot air moves around our layout. The hazardous hot air leaks generally cause a uniform movement towards the exit stairs regardless of which way the wind blows. Oddly, it seems all but one operator head for the stairs during one of those events. 

Scale windsock probably not that practical in 1/87 

 
Thanks Lastspikemike for providing my big smile for today!

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Posted by mlehman on Saturday, July 11, 2020 2:25 AM

I don't have a windsock on my layout, but I have built a model with a windsock. This was a gift for a good friend who used to operate one of these loader/fueler rigs back in the day.

This outfit truck was set-up to drive from location to location, bundling the whole entire aircraft servicing facilities together into one vehicle. This included a windsock so the pilot of the DHC-1 could check the wind when coming in for more fertilizer and fuel.

Mike Lehman

Urbana, IL

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