Old 12-09-2007, 03:57 PM   #1
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I was looking at this picture and I noticed something weird, and I was wondering if someone knew what i might be. On the control stand, there is a switch in a brownish-gold label saying "COAL OPERATION" and the options are on and off. What does this switch do? If you can't find it, look for the indepantant brake handle (the black one) directly above the handle is a orange button and just above that is the area of interest.



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Old 12-09-2007, 05:07 PM   #2
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I'm more interested in the sanding switch. Does it say "Lead Brick" for the bottom position of that switch? Hell, if the sand isn't work, let's throw some lead bricks under the wheels!
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Old 12-10-2007, 03:30 PM   #3
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yeah, but still "coal operation" i mean how can that be normal?
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Old 12-10-2007, 03:33 PM   #4
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ACtully i think it says lead stick, becuase its an S not a B. plus the word would be a bit shorter. Becuz the sanding button its self is underneath.,
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Old 12-10-2007, 05:55 PM   #5
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Could your coal operation switch be the equivelent of a "low range." I know that they don't have the drive-train as a truck does, but could it throw the throttle in a lower speed range so the engineer isn't on and off of the throttle when loading and unloading. Maybe they can more or less just creep at a steady speed? Just a wild guess, but I'd like to know myself.
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Old 12-10-2007, 08:07 PM   #6
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Its a slow speed switch so the train can creep along while the coal is being dumped.
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Old 12-12-2007, 06:51 PM   #7
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ACtully i think it says lead stick, becuase its an S not a B. plus the word would be a bit shorter. Becuz the sanding button its self is underneath.,
So what is the difference between the sanding and lead stick modes?
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