Tagged With "subway"

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NYC Subway Signals and Sounds

Lou N ·
Since I have a fascination with signals I recently have been viewing youtube videos in order to understand the NYC Subway signal operations. I recently viewed one of R1-9M cars. They seem to have a rather unique single note whistle. Was a whistle such as this commonplace in the entire system? Just for fun I'm thinking about digitizing it for some unknown project in the future. Comments welcome. Lou N
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The New Vaccuum Train (video)

RailRide ·
In before comments that "it sucks"... Note the commuter in the second video who seems to understand what "vaktrak" means, looking down at the track after it passed to see if it actually did anything For comparison, here's the old VakTrak: Ignore the title above--this is the old Vaktrak, seemingly doing actual vaccuuming. The vacuum car is the two-axle car in the center of the consist, bracketed by collection cars fore and aft. Supposedly NYCTA crews had to resort to in-house rebuilding to...
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Subways

Arnold D. Cribari ·
I'm very excited about this topic, and I give thanks to our own Melgar, who saw my Yankee Stadium and asked me if I have a subway. I sure do, and the one I have, which was tucked away in a closet, is the MTH subway in the video below. Listen as you play the video, and you will hear the announcement, "First stop 161st Street Yankee Stadium, . .":
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Custom decals for mth subway

Rsicinski ·
any info on how to get custom decals for an mth subway set I have the d train set and looking to make it an e train set would need side decals destination sign and front end destination e train sign thanks
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Lionel R-16 - Motor Trouble - Help

SUBWAYDEPOT ·
Hi All, Have a Lionel R-16 motor car with some problems. It does a stop and go motion. Do you know what may be the cause?
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Subway System For Sale

Dwayne B ·
Subway system for sale.......I purchased this Subway from my neighbor who worked for Lionel in the early 1950s. If you are interested in hearing his story go to the Notch 6 podcast episode #107 titled "The Lionel Employee in the Neighborhood". I have 6 sections of subway that are detailed with depots and other subway surroundings. The track and switches used are Gargraves and Tortoise switch controllers are also included. The subway was cut into 6 sections for removal and are 7 to 9 feet...
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Re: New MTH 30-20182-1 Subway Issues

MCD4x4 ·
another member had a problem with the R17 Maroon not running right.
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Calabrese94 ·
Originally Posted by MCD4x4: another member had a problem with the R17 Maroon not running right. so much for quality control
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Re: New MTH 30-20182-1 Subway Issues

CCrider ·
WOW.U WUD THINK.FOR A COUPLE OF HUNDRED DOLLARS.THEY COULD AT LEAST WORK RIGHT. ..........DATS Y I ALWAYS ASK FOR MY SET 2 B TESTED PRIOR TO SHIPPING IT TO ME.
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Re: New MTH 30-20182-1 Subway Issues

Barry Broskowitz ·
Wow - u reely spel gud! U TALK VRY LOUD 2!
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Re: New MTH 30-20182-1 Subway Issues

CCrider ·
Originally Posted by Barry Broskowitz: Wow - u reely spel gud! U TALK VRY LOUD 2! HA HA,I COULD SPELL OR WRITE VERY ELOQUENT.BUT I CHOOSE NOT TO,ITS ONLY LOUD IF YOU CHOOZ 2 BELIEVE WORDS ARE LOUD.I WRITE AND SPELL THIS WAY,CUZ AM INA RUSH,PLUS I WENT TO A SCHOOL THAT ALWAYS MADE US WRITE IN CAPITALS BEFORE THIS INTERNET BOOM.
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Re: New MTH 30-20182-1 Subway Issues

Strap Hanger ·
Paulie, this was a common problem with the MTH Railking sets. Some even had problems with melting roofs from the extreme heat (one of mine did this). What you need to do is place a strip of reflective tape on the inside of the roof, particularly above the lights. This will prevent any damage. Some of us even removed a few windows, or re-applied them so they would look half way open, to allow greater air circulation.
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Re: New MTH 30-20182-1 Subway Issues

CTSRapid ·
Fortunately, MTH has already included a fix with most of its subways- the windows begin to fall out within weeks of purchase.
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Re: New MTH 30-20182-1 Subway Issues

MCD4x4 ·
Barry why do you feel the need to post these wise little remarks all the time? You are not a board moderator, mind your own business. It's bad enough they let you get away with this all the time. Maybe your next book should be on Sarcasm?
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Re: New MTH 30-20182-1 Subway Issues

Paulie D ·
MCD4X4, since you seem to be an expert in O Gauge Subways, in your opinion, Lionel or MTH?
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Re: New MTH 30-20182-1 Subway Issues

MCD4x4 ·
I don't consider myself an expert in subways but I do prefer MTH over LIONEL subways.
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Calabrese94 ·
Originally Posted by MCD4x4: I don't consider myself an expert in subways but I do prefer MTH over LIONEL subways. any specfic reason why MTH over Lionel i just got the lionel r16 and its fantastic except for the windows and of course little expensive for a subway wanted to see what your take is
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Re: New MTH 30-20182-1 Subway Issues

SIRT ·
Due to all 8 design issues, the R-40 was the last MTH subway I bought. No more.
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Re: New MTH 30-20182-1 Subway Issues

MCD4x4 ·
Originally Posted by SIRT: Due to all 8 design issues
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Re: New MTH 30-20182-1 Subway Issues

Ferroequinologist 1 ·
I received my R 17 set in February and haven't had an issue with the way it runs, its lights, or excessive heat. The only isue I had was the color. (which I mentioned in another thread.) The set was advertised as RED but it arrived MAROON. I do like the maroon and decided to keep it but I was disappointed that it did not arrive in the advertised RED color.
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Re: New MTH 30-20182-1 Subway Issues

Andrewtrains ·
Originally Posted by Ferroequinologist 1: I received my R 17 set in February and haven't had an issue with the way it runs, its lights, or excessive heat. The only isue I had was the color. (which I mentioned in another thread.) The set was advertised as RED but it arrived MAROON. I do like the maroon and decided to keep it but I was disappointed that it did not arrive in the advertised RED color. Just be happy that you didn't get the r142a set haha. I was going to get it but I said no after...
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CCrider ·
I GOT MY MAROON SET AND IT RUNS GREAT AND LOOKS GREAT ALSO..ANOTHER HAPPY DAY IN THE SUBWAY WORLD.LOL
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Re: New MTH 30-20182-1 Subway Issues

Homedad40 ·
I am going to use this good advise on my MTH subway cars ....Originally Posted by Strap Hanger: Paulie, this was a common problem with the MTH Railking sets. Some even had problems with melting roofs from the extreme heat (one of mine did this). What you need to do is place a strip of reflective tape on the inside of the roof, particularly above the lights. This will prevent any damage. Some of us even removed a few windows, or re-applied them so they would look half way open, to allow...
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Re: Lionel Subway R27 reverse Problem

MCD4x4 ·
Did one of the rubber tires come off and get wedged between the axle and the wheel?
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Re: Lionel Subway R27 reverse Problem

Calabrese94 ·
I checked the rubber is there intact I ended up taking apart the the subway and when i put back together and then it worked fine maybe something wasn't placed right or but it works great now thank you for the advice thou
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Re: Lionel Subway R27 reverse Problem

AcelaNYP ·
Definitely sounds like a foreign object got caught between the gears. I used to run my R27 set around the holidays on a layout that used the white cotton mats (available at craft stores) for a snowy base. Needless to say the fluffy cotton would shed and was ingested by the power unit's gears. If caught in time I was able to dislodge the jam by reversing directions, but in most cases I had to take the unit apart and clear the jam manually. -John
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Re: Philadelphia Subways and Elevated

John Pignatelli JR. ·
No, nada, zippo, neit, and do not hold your breath unless you want to model them yourself. Folks have been asking for years.
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Re: Philadelphia Subways and Elevated

Rapid Transit Holmes ·
Dan, Do not abandon hope, ye who enter here! Joe at Island Modelworks might do a carbody for you, if you can get up the numbers to make such a venture worthwhile. Joe makes a number of rapid transit bodies to fit the frames of others' cars of the same length; you might even be able to find something here on his website that could be adapted to your needs: http://islandmodelworks.com/Oscale.html If you should wind up doing some "kitbashing" to achieve your heart's desire, Quentin at Q-Car has...
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Re: Philadelphia Subways and Elevated

Joseph Frank ·
Hello Dan ----- The Market-Frankford BUDD-built "Almond Joy" (roof style, heh) EL cars, and the old Broad Street Subway Cars, were made as epoxy resin bodies by Imperial Hobby Productions. But only in HO and N Scales. IHP (Mike Bartel) did for a short time, plan to offer those cars in O -Scale but that plan was soon cancelled and those items he removed from his website. Perhaps IHP may have made the Kawasaki (1980 era) Broad 4 class Subway Cars --- in HO Scale -- . Here is the IHP Shapeways'...
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Re: Philadelphia Subways and Elevated

Rapid Transit Holmes ·
Aaah! Where there's light rail there's hope for HEAVY RAIL! Island Modelworks Joe had an SIRT "ME-1" available in HO ( http://islandmodelworks.com/StatenIsland.html ) but no version had ever been made in O. I begged and pleaded, offered the fact that the MTH BMT Standard was of the same length and breadth, and polled like-minded friends until we had enough buyers for Joe to justify an O Scale/Gauge version: http://islandmodelworks.com/ONYC.html It is a wonderful model and perhaps, with the...
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Re: Philadelphia Subways and Elevated

Joseph Frank ·
Hello Sam (Holmes) --- You are very correct about the SIRT "ME-1 Cars" in O-Scale -- and the "how it got produced" with your strong input to Joe Ogden at Island Model Works. Also, Joe Ogden has long been a member of my NYC Transit Modelers Group (Forum Board) and there was a movement at my group with Joe-O to also get the SIRT car produced. I and Steve Davis worked with Joe-O on the Body details and refinements - Steve took EXTENSIVE detailed close up exterior photos of the one car at BERA...
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Re: Philadelphia Subways and Elevated

Joseph Frank ·
Hello Sam and Dan -- Here below are some photos of O-Scale custom created models of some Philly Subway Cars ---These were done by " CTS Rapid " who is an OGR Forum Member; TOP 2 photos - FRANKFORD (1920) Subway Cars, MIDDLE 2 Photos - MARKET STREET EL (1906) original EL Cars - (done using re-worked MTH I.R.T. Low-V's !) -- BOTTOM 2 Photos - BROAD IV (1980) Broad Street Subway car. -- just an idea that some people can and do self-create the cars they want in O-Scale. Of course, one must have...
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Re: Philadelphia Subways and Elevated

Joseph Frank ·
Hello again Guys ---- A Boston EL Fan modeler friend of mine, named Scott Ruffin, has scratch built some O-Scale BOSTON EL - Subway Cars --- here are some photos of his work -- again, of models never produced commercially. Mainly due to little to no interest -- remember - BOSTON - Like Philly, long was and still is a heavy TROLLEY FAN and MODELER based area ! regards - Joe F
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Re: Philadelphia Subways and Elevated

joe@imw ·
Hello, As Joe as stated, we have made several O scale models in the past and would be happy to produce more in the future. We can easily produce the Broad Street cars, M3's, or M4's, in O scale as we already produce those models in HO scale. The Staten Island cars were very successful as well, we plan on running those again as complete kits in the future. As Joe also stated, it costs a lot of money to produce the models, if interest were there for at least 25 kits or bodies, we would produce...
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Re: Philadelphia Subways and Elevated

Rapid Transit Holmes ·
Thank you, both Joes and all of your co-conspirators, for producing a beautiful model of the SIRT Rwy. MUEs! I've been working on my layout design and have just begun construction so that the three BMT Standard units that I've stripped in preparation for converson will have a place to roam - Free Range in Grass Range! One of the three units is a BMT Standard "locomotive", one is a BMT Standard "trailer" converted using all the necessary parts from a MTH Lo-V, and the third is a straight...
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Re: Philadelphia Subways and Elevated

CTSRapid ·
Dan- There is one other possibility you may wish to consider. As you may know, SEPTA operated used CTA 6000-series PCC el cars on the Norristown line in the 1980s/90s. MTH CTA sets for these cars still show up on ebay from time to time. Make sure you get the red-white-blue CTA Bicentennial livery. From there, you can operate the cars almost as-is after you change out the car numbers, destination signs, and logos. They ran this way initially until subsequently repainted into SEPTA's...
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Re: Philadelphia Subways and Elevated

jcovert ·
Hi- If anyone knows CTSRapid, or if he happens to see this post, I would like to ask him some ? about the Broad St Line Cars he built. Amazing. My email is jcovertpa@gmail.com Thanks
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Re: Philadelphia Subways and Elevated

Dan Padova ·
As a kid, I rode those older Frankfort El cars many times, going in town with my mother to shop at Wanamakers, Gimbals, Snellenburgs, Lits. To me, they were like riding on a monorail they swayed so much. In 1983, I was working in town and would take the Broad Street Subway to center city. That summer, the new orange cars showed up. I remember coming home one day, riding in one of them for the first time. The air-conditioning must have been on full tilt or malfunctioning. While it was a...
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Re: Philadelphia Subways and Elevated

CTSRapid ·
Jeff- Broad Street subway is an Atlas Comet commuter car in disguise. Any of several roads they modeled will do. Sides are covered with Evergreen clear plastic sheets for windows and recovered with Evergreen corrugated strips below the window line to simulate fluted stainless steel streamlined panels. Add downloaded pictures from prototypical photos (including those peculiar destination signs) and M.V. colored lenses and you have something resembling those colorful orange cars. Have used...
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Re: Philadelphia Subways and Elevated

phillyreading ·
MTH made a couple of Septa trolleys, might not be current production. Lee Fritz
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blackops0 ·
Hi, if you go to the nicholas smith website you what you want. phil
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John DeAlto ·
All the Subway Cars look very nice. Good luck , John
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jcovert ·
Hi CTS- Thanks - that helps. If you have any other photos of the Broad St cars could you please post or shoot me an email with the photos? I looked up the Atlas Comet Commuter cars online. Are they the same as Comet II commuter cars, or is there a Comet 1 commuter car? Thanks again - never thought I would see a Broad St subway car made by someone. Jeff
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Re: Philadelphia Subways and Elevated

MNCW ·
Joseph, As always, spectacular work on your part. Thanks for posting your pictures. Tom
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Joseph Frank ·
Hello Tom -- Thanks for the support -- I would expect same from an ex Bronx "Mountie" (Mt St Mike) guy - just like me !! I am very glad to see so much response and interest posted here for the PRT / PTC / SEPTA era Broad Street Subway Cars and Market Frankford EL Cars - pre war and post war car types. When I was the main Tech Support person since 2000 for all the MTH produced O-Gauge NYC Subway Sets cars, I brought up, back in the mid 2000's, with the MTH VP Mark H., whom I had been...
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Alentown ·
Up Hayes...and all it's loyal men.
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CTSRapid ·
Jeff- Here's another view.
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jcovert ·
Great ! Thank you - jeff
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jcovert ·
I would def be interested if there was a run of El cars (Almond Joy type), or Orange Broad St line Cars. Jeff
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prrhorseshoecurve ·
Nice use of Lionel Superliner II Trucks!
 
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