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Old 09-28-2011, 09:07 PM   #1
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Fantastic Toilet

I borrowed this photo from Dale "Pee Wee" Schwamborn.... circa 1952...
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Old 09-28-2011, 09:24 PM   #2
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A garbage disposall in the toilet. Somehow, reaching in to unstick it doesn't appeal. Bet the park neighbors wonder about it, too. Might have to exterior mount an amber strobe beacon with reverse alarm set to go off prior to flushing.
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Old 09-28-2011, 09:35 PM   #3
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When I saw the title of this thread my first thought was Fantastic is a fan, not a toilet. . . which led to thoughts of the . . . hitting the fan. . . uh, never mind. . .

Sounds like a good idea to me. If you are going to have a macerator pump why not put it between the toilet and the black tank. Seems like it would solve some black tank problems. . .
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Old 09-29-2011, 12:47 AM   #4
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Black tank in 1952? Nope. When we got our '53, you could look right through the toilet to the ground. I later read in an owners manual from a fifties airstream that one must dig a hole under the toilet location and put a little dirt in after each use. So I guess you could put your garbage down the toilet and go outside and cover it with dirt.
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:25 AM   #5
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While it's interesting from a historical perspective, I think I'd rather put my garbage in a bag, and toss it in a dumpster. A bunch of garbage under my trailer would doubtless attract unwanted guests, like bears and rodents. Maybe that's one reason the idea never went anywhere.
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When I saw the title of this thread my first thought was Fantastic is a fan, not a toilet. . . which led to thoughts of the . . . hitting the fan. . . uh, never mind. . . .
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Old 09-29-2011, 07:36 AM   #7
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just think of the stories from the folks that wired it backwards!
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Old 09-29-2011, 07:52 AM   #8
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Apart from thniking about Fantastic fans, my next thought was to a design of toilet that used to be used in locomotives for the engine crews. (I worked as a mech eng. for Canadian National Railway for 34 years.)

The toilet - I think called an "Incinolet" if I recall - was designed to use the abundant electrical power available in a diesel electric locomotove to incinerate what went into the toilet, leaving only an innocuous residue of dry ash in a tray for disposal.

I think they were rather trouble prone giving rise to rather unpleasant odours, and making our maintenance forces quite unhappy about working on them when they didn't work.

I've been away from the railway for quite a few years now but would be pretty sure they are a thing of the past - I think today's loco toilets are most likely similar to those that we are familiar with in our trailers.

Of course for many many years, everything just went out onto the tracks in a very long thin line right across our land - not the nicest for maintenance of way employees!

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brian, check this out :-)
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