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About frogpipe
I was born and raised near Baltimore MD, and lived for 5 years near York, PA. During my childhood I was fascinated not only with Pennsy (and it's North Central RR which once ran maybe a mile from my childhood home), but also with the B&O and M&Pa - was never much of a fan of Western Maryland RR for some reason.

My great grandfather worked in the Mount Claire shops of the B&O and was part of the crew that built the current Tom Thumb that is on display at the B&O Museum in Baltimore. The original had exploded, and the replica was built at Mount Claire for the 1927 Fair of the Iron Horse.

I now call Burbank California home.
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Signals 101 - Choosing and Placement

by frogpipe on January 5th, 2022 at 09:05 PM
This blog post is merely so I can easily find this info in the future

Quote Originally Posted by ctclark1 View Post
Here's an explanation of
each one's intended use, from 01 through 08. I've nothing going on this weekend so maybe I'll start some diagrams and try to correlate the signal types in Trainz to what is found in real life, as best I can...

01: Not quite fully implemented, unscripted, 3-headed interlocking signal. The bottom head is always red in Trainz, other than that it's essentially an absolute

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Updated January 5th, 2022 at 09:08 PM by frogpipe


Auran TGV SE Update

by frogpipe on May 1st, 2020 at 05:24 PM
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Auran's Original TGV Overhaul Project
SNCF TGV SE Enhanced

The SNCF TGV Sud-Est or TGV-PSE was a French high speed TGV train built by Alstom and operated by SNCF, the French national railway company. It is a semi-permanently coupled electric multiple unit and was built for operation between Paris and the south-east of France.
With N3Vs kind permission and GDennish's timely assistance

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Crossing sounds not playing properly?

by frogpipe on September 22nd, 2016 at 11:24 AM
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Runaway train

by frogpipe on September 19th, 2013 at 10:26 AM
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Air Brakes on trains do not require any air pressure to be released.


Ergo, while the brakes are applied, the Auxiliary or Brake Reservoir can't be charged while the brake pipe pressure is reduced - as is the case when the brakes are applied.

The link is an excellent document describing the air brake systems on trains, I have only quoted the opening paragraph.
Observe the first 5 minutes

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M&Pa Route in Development

by frogpipe on September 30th, 2012 at 07:55 PM
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A few more, got a few more blocks up in the distance. Added Sissons Stone Yard just east of the B&O tracks. Funny thing is, I'm not planning much more of the B&O and only a little more PRR, just enough to have meaningful interchange tracks with the M&Pa. Both the PRR and B&O will have portals which will spit out trains every now and then, just as some kinetic backdrop.

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