Windmill train...

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February 15, 2013 8:20 PM

Just came across this NS windmill train and it blew my mind, I can totally see Lionel or MTH (maybe they already did?)coming out with a set like this. I would jump on it in a beat. I love the contrast of the train vs the modern alien-like forms of the windmills.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kATqCKb6MIE

 
 
 
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February 19, 2013 12:06 PM

The have a large plant in Little Rock AR that makes these things.  When they ship they make almost a unit train out of them.

 

 Ken the guy from AR

Modeling the Rock Island something like the Arkansas Division

 
 
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February 20, 2013 8:14 PM

DHS Diecast out of Berea, Ohio, has a true (or close to) 1/50th O scale wind turbine available, made in Germany, that looks awesome!   They retail at around $360.00 each, and are special order only.   One would need a sizable space to put one of these monsters, as they tower close to 30 plus inches tall.   If they were not so darned expensive, I'd put a couple in my flower beds as a joke.   Imagine the looks from my neighbors seeing these gently spinning in the summer breeze.......     They'd probably think I was nuts, that is until I told them that these provide enough power that I actually sell electricity back to ComEd...LOL!

 
 
 
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February 20, 2013 8:27 PM

Santiago....very neat.  That's one slow moving train.

 

 
 
 
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