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  1. It does run under its own power. But it didn't 6...

    It does run under its own power. But it didn't 6 years ago when this thread was last updated.....
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Dk_O1OY8Qk

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Dk_O1OY8Qk
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tg7Bj1mwYqg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tg7Bj1mwYqg
  4. Gerogetown Loop 111 Stretched her legs at last

    After over 50 years being idle, and almost 3 years worth of work by myself and many others, she did her first 2 miles today. Hopefully another week of adjustments and we can see how well she pulls.
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    Most modern streamlined cars have roller...

    Most modern streamlined cars have roller bearings....the Nebraska Zephyr was built with all roller bearing cars. Journal bearings were last use in Freight cars, but rarely on passenger cars after the...
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    Bumping this. Looking for help still. I'm not...

    Bumping this. Looking for help still. I'm not very keen on manufactures of detail parts, hence my asking.

    Looking for Air Tanks, battery boxes, grab irons, steps, and so on. any help appericated
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    Looking for advise for HO scale detail parts

    Specifically detail parts that can be used to detail up an Amtrak F40.

    I'm kit bashing a Bachmann F40 into a NPCU...specifically 90368.

    I'm looking for a few specific parts, such as Battery...
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    Maximum Allowable Working Pressure. Otherwise...

    Maximum Allowable Working Pressure. Otherwise known as operating pressure, on our shay, 200 PSI. Although on the little 12, MAWP was 200, and Working Pressure was 185, to preserve the boiler
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    We have oil burners. At the end of the day, we...

    We have oil burners.

    At the end of the day, we fill the boiler up to the top of the water glass with water, put the boiler pressure up to MAWP, shut down the fire, cap the stack, close the damper,...
  10. Thanks Ben, That site helped out a ton!

    Thanks Ben, That site helped out a ton!
  11. Do either one of you know if there were any...

    Do either one of you know if there were any ALCO's on the roster in the 1950's?

    Whitepass, the link does not seem to be working.
  12. Pennsylvania Railroad Diesel locomotives in the mid to late 1950's

    I'm trying to figure out what types of Diesel locomotives were roaming around the Pennsylvania railroad from around 1953-1956. I know there were PA and E and F units, thats not where my curiosity...
  13. Actually their website says that they "Will be...

    Actually their website says that they "Will be Refurbished" when they have a route to run on. And I would assume that would be as long as someone else pays for it. Its kind of hard to hide 60 rebuilt...
  14. So, they have 60 cars, none of which are rebuilt....

    So, they have 60 cars, none of which are rebuilt. Exactly what do they plan to operate?
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    My suggestions The Train Emperor of the North...

    My suggestions

    The Train
    Emperor of the North (if you like trains, you MUST see this movie)
    Silver Streak (because Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder, thats why)
    The General
    Von Ryans Express...
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    Denver's Light Rail does this for a few miles on...

    Denver's Light Rail does this for a few miles on I-225, the new extension will be off the the side of the Highway, and along I-25, From Broadway to Lincoln the Light rail runs at the same level as...
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    Depends what you mean by a few seconds of putting...

    Depends what you mean by a few seconds of putting on the brake

    Are we talking a self lapping brake system or a non self lapping brake system.

    Non self lapping systems are common in steam...
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    C&O 1309....

    C&O 1309....
  19. Thread: ditch lights

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    Ditch lights are not required under certain...

    Ditch lights are not required under certain circumstances

    http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y241/will107/IMAG2939_zps83dae49a.jpg
  20. Looking for some help with the Kato F40 and Commuter cars

    Ok, so I moved on from the Broadway Limited since I now have a complete 13 car train to one of the other trains I have lying around.

    Years ago when Walthers first released their commuter cars, I...
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    I hate to tell you this, but the length has...

    I hate to tell you this, but the length has NOTHING to do with what sort of curves it can go around. Frankly with modern CAD work, I bet you could buy a little more lateral movement in the engine,...
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    Modern wheelslip indicators would solve the wheel...

    Modern wheelslip indicators would solve the wheel slip problem. The Problem is because on an articulated engine, you can tell when your wheel sets (usually the front) break lose, on the T1, because...
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    https://www.google.com/maps/@39.69565,-105.724048,...

    https://www.google.com/maps/@39.69565,-105.724048,3a,44.1y,133.39h,82.47t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sG0Fg597qcb2jhZ_fX4_M3Q!2e0?hl=en
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    Well some good news and some bad news. The good...

    Well some good news and some bad news. The good news first. I managed to track down several Broadway Limited cars. I have the Complete 3 car Bar-Lounge/Diner/Kitchen-Dorm set. I also tracked down the...
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    The only thing not factored in, is maintenance...

    The only thing not factored in, is maintenance costs. They are much...much higher then diesel locomotives.
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