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JAW Construction
08-08-2008, 06:10 PM
A local school with a tight budget is once again trying to limp through another football field watering season with an ailing Rain Train Model 400. I have cannibalized two of their retired units to help them make it through the summer but I'm out of parts. Does anyone know where I could find another unit or parts new of used for a Nelson Rain Train Model 400?

CAPT Stream Rotar
08-08-2008, 07:03 PM
::backs out of cheap thread::


::fast::

Mike Leary
08-08-2008, 07:31 PM
::backs out of cheap thread::::fast::
The specs said "traveler", so I designed and installed one of those using a Buckner "train";huge p.i.b. They finally got sick of it and had the grounds crew water,by hand, no less. Needless to say, the turf went south.

blubird1
08-11-2008, 12:57 PM
I have 5 fully functional raintrain 400's available for sale. Excellent condtion.

blubird1
08-11-2008, 12:58 PM
I have 5 model 400's in excellent condtion for sale

hoskm01
08-11-2008, 06:06 PM
I have 5 model 400's in excellent condtion for sale
Is this a joke or the big break into antiques you've been waiting for?

Wet_Boots
08-11-2008, 06:16 PM
I say he should race them.

hoskm01
08-11-2008, 06:21 PM
http://img.alibaba.com/photo/11226585/Nelson_Rain_Train_Traveling_Yard_Lawn_Sprinkler.jpg

JAW Construction
08-11-2008, 10:50 PM
No it's not a joke. I'm trying to find a unit just like the one in the picture posted by hoskm01. I only wish the one I'm working on looked that good. Seriously, if you know of a unit please leave some type of contact information so that I may reach you.

Mike Leary
08-11-2008, 10:54 PM
I say he should race them.

Jon rides one to work.

deloar
08-18-2008, 10:57 AM
We just found in our high school soccer team shed a Rain Train 400. Best we can figure it hasn't been used for about 6-10 years. It is in great shape. BUT we can't find any instructions on it. We pretty much have figured it out...except for how to release the brakes to pull the rope out when we are setting it up. Right now we are using two people to hold the brakes open while another person pulls the rope out down the field. Not sure, one of the front brakes may be broken. Right now there are three brakes (2 back and 1 front), but it looks like maybe there should also be another front brake.

David

JAW Construction
08-18-2008, 01:42 PM
The unit should have a release pin/knob on the side of the rope drum that when it is pulled the spool itself is allowed to freewheel. Please let me know if you ever decide to sell this unit as I am looking for a Rain Train 400 either complete or for parts.

lowvolumejeff
08-18-2008, 03:00 PM
I think this is what you are looking for:
http://cgi.ebay.com/COMMERCIAL-SPRINKLER-NELSON-RAIN-TRAIN-RARE-NO-RESERVE_W0QQitemZ190243843147QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item190243843147&_trkparms=72%3A552%7C39%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

Wet_Boots
08-18-2008, 03:12 PM
Do we get a commission for pimping his auction?

Mike Leary
08-18-2008, 03:15 PM
That looks like the same one Dirty Water rides to work.

JAW Construction
08-18-2008, 07:04 PM
Yes, that is it, I really appreciate the eBay information. I'm bidding now!

Wet_Boots
08-18-2008, 08:32 PM
Yes, that is it, I really appreciate the eBay information. I'm bidding now!I wonder if he won the auction (http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBids&item=190243843147)

blubird1
08-19-2008, 10:58 AM
Maybe it is my break into collecting but judging by the number of postings you have made it looks like you broke into I.T. rather than proffessionally installing irrigation.

Wet_Boots
08-19-2008, 11:30 AM
Maybe it is my break into collecting but judging by the number of postings you have made it looks like you broke into I.T. rather than proffessionally installing irrigation.Stick around, you can collect abuse. :hammerhead:

blubird1
08-19-2008, 11:48 AM
Thanks anyway- don't have the time:walking::walking: