Terry Akuna

Eurobricks Vassals
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About Terry Akuna

  • Birthday 07/22/1966

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    Missouri
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    Solving design and engineering problems with Lego.

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  1. Terry Akuna

    Transfer Table

    Feuer Zug, Movement and indexing is manually done. Though it can easily be automated to go directly to a specific track using PU. A mechanically operated switch or stop device could be built in, but I didn't bother, expecting to use PU if I did build it into a MOC.
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    Transfer Table

    Transfer Table ... low profile design, MILS compatible.
  3. TNTX was contracted to build a new coal processing facility for GWE (Global Warming Energy) Facility had to accommodate various types of coal cars In addition there would be an inland port for loading barges and small to medium bry bulk cargo ships. But we needed a lot of power to start construction and install equipment. A mobile sub station will supply our electrical needs Until we finish GWE's onsite Sub Station #59. Sub Station #59
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    Bulk Material Train Unloading Facility

    dr_spock ... not only dust suppression sprayers ... intake ducts for Pulse Jet Baghouse Dust Collection System. This facility prioritizes employee health and safety as well as the environment.
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    Bulk Material Train Unloading Facility

    TS_ So it's not a rotary, but it's a functional unloading system! And that works for me! We have that end dump system here for trucks, but not for rail cars, as far as I know ... even has sliding mooring post to move the barge for weight distribution. Nice detail. Coincidentally, I have been working on 2 different barges most of last night and this morning. Redesigning my train barge and used hull design to make hopper barge like this one, but I think it's a bit big for an inland hopper barge, so I started a smaller design this morning. Just noticed, or not noticed. How does it unload multiple cars? Is there a switch to a side track where the empty cars go? Original Train Barge design from 2019
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    Bulk Material Train Unloading Facility

    Ts_ Has a rotary dump been built in Europe? I'd like to see other MOC's of a rotary dump. What is the main type of train car used for coal in Germany? I have only seen these coal wagons on video ....... https://www.catawiki.com/de/l/65710625-trix-h0-24204-guterwagen-3x-4-achsiger-erz-selbstladewagen-db
  7. Terry Akuna

    Bulk Material Train Unloading Facility

    Jundis .... I find it interesting that AFOL's that are into a Technic don't really use System and vice versa ... or AFOL's that only build sets, and some that treat them like models and never take them apart. To me it's all Lego, no matter what theme. Technic has always been my favorite from the very first set and I hated Lego trains, built my first "train" which was actually a 2 car double stack well car in 2018 for NMRA 2018.
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    Bulk Material Train Unloading Facility

    Thanks, everyone .... Black Knight, right now I'm using PF. Two IR receivers connected to the two switch transmitter. Red switch for the indexer and blue for the rotary. The switch used to adjust the slip wall is in the "electrical room" which you may resemble more like a port-a potty. If I change out the motors to PU I could theoretically fully automate the entire process, at least to a one button operation. All the LED lighting is Brick Loot and BrickStuff connected to a hub. Conveyor belt is set up for to unload into a bin ... but I'm drawing up designs now to go directly to loading a barge. Other options would be a stacker/reclaimer and/or loading station. As far as shows ... I plan to go to a one day train show with ArkLUG in Feb at the Bentonville Fairgrounds. I do plan or hope to do a few larger shows this year, like Brickworld Chicago, Brick Fiesta Texas, NMRA Gaylord TX. I'm sure there are other options I haven't mentioned or don't know about. With everything being so damn expensive, it's hard to say for sure. Ha! I just looked up Gaylord TX WTF! $319 a night. OMG! I feel like Rip Van Winkle, stay home a few years, wake up and everything has more than doubled in price! Video of Circular Stacker Reclaimer ... Rotary Dump would feed material to stacker reclaimer for storage. From here material can be reclaimed to feed train loading station.
  9. Bulk Material Train Unloading Facility features: TRACK 1: Single Car Rotary Dump (Tipper) with electric drive, servo adjustable slip wall for various width cars, mechanically automated clamps that self adjust for various height cars, wheel clamps, car vibrators. Electric Cable Drive Car Indexer with adjustable cable tension. Works with metal axle, standard size wheel cars. Electric drive, jam proof apron feeder and conveyor belts. TRACK 2: Bottom Discharge Bridge with directional discharge chute.
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    EMD SD40-2 ... TNTX SD40-2 T4

    I have one of those too ..... earlier post or on in my FB albums
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    EMD SD40-2 ... TNTX SD40-2 T4

    Yes ... they are technic pulley ... In the real builds they are custom 3D printed 24mm wheels
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    EMD SD40-2 ... TNTX SD40-2 T4

    EMD SD-40-2 cutaway views and rendered in various liveries.
  13. Terry Akuna

    TNTX SD40-2

    When I first started building trains I ran across a photos with radiators like that. ... no idea about the difference at the time. I just like the look and so I put it on mine. But, now that I do know the difference ... It's EPA Tier4 compliant. My original inspiration photos came from KLW (Kentucky Locomotive Works) I have a different version of this locomotive that is more like the original SD40-2
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    TNTX SD40-2

    TNTX SD40-2 fully motorized with full interior.