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SantaFeJim ·
GO FOR IT !!!
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rockstars1989 ·
Dan,you have a great room down there.I could go crazy with that space.Keep the videos coming man.Nick
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Dan's Trains ·
Originally Posted by rockstars1989: Dan,you have a great room down there.I could go crazy with that space.Keep the videos coming man.Nick Thanks Nick! Dan
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Dan's Trains ·
Originally Posted by SantaFeJim: GO FOR IT !!! Thanks Jim I sure will! Dan
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Former Member ·
Dan, I just love your enthusiasm. Don't loose it.
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Dan's Trains ·
Originally Posted by Passenger Train Collector: Dan, I just love your enthusiasm. Don't loose it. Thanks Passenger Train Collector, I won't trust me! Dan
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trainroomgary ·
Hi Dan • Very cool helmet camera, like the train rooms. First class "Man Cave". Cool test track & the drawings will be very helpful. Good Luck......... • Cheers from Michigan
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nate the tank ·
hows it going dan, your already doing better then me your basement is finished. A couple of things off the bat. What curves you going to run and what kind of track? Are you going to run Legacy? And last I see you are in mass shot me a email cause i cant find yours on your profile. Maybe I could show you mine give you some ideas and what not to do and maybe not make the same mistakes i did.
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Dan's Trains ·
Originally Posted by nate the tank: hows it going dan, your already doing better then me your basement is finished. A couple of things off the bat. What curves you going to run and what kind of track? Are you going to run Legacy? And last I see you are in mass shot me a email cause i cant find yours on your profile. Maybe I could show you mine give you some ideas and what not to do and maybe not make the same mistakes i did. Great Nate! Let me tell you what I'm planning to do on my new...
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Firewood ·
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Rusty Traque ·
I hear George Jetson was the engineer on this one: And let's take a perfectly good Shay and dieselize it: Rusty
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Rob Leese ·
Here is a .pdf file about Reading 65...it was unusual.
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jaygee ·
And you all know how I feel about the "Stiesel Shay" ....absolutely love it! Somebody needs to tool up a model...right now !
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Madison Kirkman ·
Found a photo on Facebook right after you commented about it. That and I know of a guy on facebook who made a shay diesel in HO( I think.)
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Firewood ·
And then..................
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colorado hirailer ·
That blue thing looks like something out of India. The wheels look like it was made, as some logging engines were here, to run on wooden pole roads. Since they have only commercially built, in three rail, oversize three truck Heislers, I would grab a model of that one above, in three rail, as much closer to the version desired.
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Rusty Traque ·
Let's set sail on Ingalls Ship Building's GM&O 1900: Rusty
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CarGuyZM10 ·
Inspection Locomotives
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colorado hirailer ·
The San Luis Southern, in south central Colorado had (has)...they were down to just a wye and short lead off of old D&RGW std. gauge outside Alamosa....an odd ball, homebuilt "locomotive" that looks like a very tall caboose, with a cupola, for engineer, on top, and man doors in each end on the sides. It looks vaguely like the diesel shay above....no..you would have to look twice at the "Shay"... the SLS critter would take one double take. On my to-do list is an inspection engine, and a...
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Firewood ·
Yes, it's from India. It's a hybrid monorail, I guess. The majority of the weight is on the single rail visible under the pilot beam. The road wheel is an outrigger that ran on whatever was handy, like wooden beams or even the road surface next to the rail line. Loads too heavy for a roadway could be carried without a lot of extra space.
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Madison Kirkman ·
I forgot I had a second file, here are a few more cool odditys... An interesting steam motor coach, a predecessor to the McKeen Motor Car. A failure, but still an experiment to see if a steam engine could power such a vehicle. Steam Motor Cars with a reasonable success rate didn't come around until about the 1920's. Sadly steam started going out only 20 years later, destroying the chance of many of the cars being built. A rare photo of the Adams Express, created in 1899 to 1900, it was...
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Chas ·
How about the "Darth Vader" Amtrak Cascades Talgo set?
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Chas ·
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Madison Kirkman ·
Not exactly, hint, she's driving something she's not famous for.
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CarGuyZM10 ·
Amelia Erhart?
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Borden Tunnel ·
WM's "jitney" at BOWEST yard near Connellsville,PA. WW Jenkins collection
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Chas ·
I knew that, I just didn't want to steal your thunder.
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colorado hirailer ·
The Delaware and Hudson had ALCO build them the L.F. Loree, named after the D&H president, in 1933. It was a four cylinder non-articulated Mallet 4-8-0 with higher pressure cylinders under the cab and low pressure ones up front, plus tender booster truck. All drive rods, from front and rear cylinders went to the second set of drivers. It was a very efficient steamer, but not enough to compete with diesels. Those two steam coaches pictured above, somewhat similar to some inspection...
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colorado hirailer ·
That "McKeen" coach looks too professional to be a homebuild, and McKeen made trailer coaches and even a bus body in that porthole configuration, as Kirkman can probably attest. (it's railbus tow power sure looks homebuilt...wonder if that is standard or narrow gauge, and on what Alaska RR?) Much later steam coaches than the "New England" pictured above, but similar, except for the Unit-Stanley (built by the Stanley steam car maker, and so it had a steam engine and boiler similar to the...
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Madison Kirkman ·
I don't know, looking at the axles, it looks like it was built on the same frame work as the truck in front of it, a double axle truck, and then a single large wheel axle in the back. I would have to find it again, but it was one of the major railroads in Alaska at the time, if I remember right. And about the steam coaches, the Unit Steam Engine Company (?) was what I was talking about, I don't remember the Stanley part however. Also, just a side note, M-103 of the ATSF, a McKeen Car was...
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colorado hirailer ·
Oops..sorry...I did not realize that was your posting, as I scanned back through. Certainly, anything was possible when it comes to hammering together rolling stock in short line or remote shops (think Galloping Goose), or that weird loco the San Luis Southern ginned up (wish I could post that photo). But in that vein, finding a body and swapping out the trucks for (hoped for) better tracking would be within most RIP track capability, vs. finding porthole windows for a body built in Alaska...
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SouthernMike ·
Basically homemade alcohol, i.e. corn liquor. Back in the day a lot of farmers used this in their tractors instead of buying gasoline. If you have seen old advertising signs or ads describing farm tractors as "triple fuel", or similar wording, it means they can run on gasoline, kerosene, or alcohol.
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AGHRMatt ·
TurboTrain: "EMD Never told you about your father." Talgo Train: "They told me enough! They said you scrapped him!" TurboTrain: "No. I AM YOUR FATHER" Talgo Train: "That's impossible!" TurboTrain: "Search your computers. You'll know it to be true!"
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SteamWolf ·
For oddball stuff (that isn't really oddball) I like a lot of the fireless, compressed air and smaller "critter" type locomotives that were used for mining and around hazardous industrial areas. Don't know why, they're just cool to me.
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colorado hirailer ·
As a kid, I rode quite a bit with my grandfather on one of those steel lugged farm tractors, that ran on kerosene and gasoline... (that would horrify the safety weenies, as would our riding in the bed of the pickup...no child seats or seat belts back there) I was there when a flatbed truck brought in a shiny new orange Case on rubber tires, and hauled away the lugged one, which brand name I cannot pull up. (seems it was lettered for kerosene and gasoline but said nothing about distillate,...
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Firewood ·
Home-made critters in an atmosphere of penny-pinching produces some neat stuff: http://www.geocities.ws/loggin...1/BVT/brittons1.html Also, I believe the railcar pulling the McKeen trailer was on the Skagit River RR, a dam construction railway in Washington state run by Seattle Light & Power. As a construction road, it had plenty oddities, with steam, diesel, gasoline and electric included. https://s-media-cache-ak0.pini...8a58b56ef2f7bb67.jpg Here's a rail-mounted version of a Foden...
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Madison Kirkman ·
Here is a recent find, a Mexican locomotive, no information on it though. And if you look hard enough, you'll notice the round pane of glass on the back of this observation. If anyone recognizes it, please let me know, I didn't have any info on it when I found the image.
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SDIV Tim ·
The Rio Grande Southern Galloping Gooses
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CNJ 3676 ·
Madison: Your Mexican locomotive is a 102 ton "Fairlie" built by Vulcan Foundry in Newton-le-Willows, England in 1911. Scotsman Robert Fairlie designed these double ended locomotives. The principle behind them was to a maximize adhesion and tractive effort by placing all possible weight on two sets of truck or "bogie" mounted drivers in a manner similar to the way in which diesel locomotives evolved. A key element in Mr. Fairlie's desire to increase weight over the drivers was to dispense...
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Madison Kirkman ·
Now you've got me interested, what do the single ended Fairlies look like?
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El Classico ·
What about the old monorail made by Baldwin in 1879?
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Madison Kirkman ·
Ohh, ok, I've seen these before, didn't know they were the same design idea, kinda. I'd love to see those modeled, but they wouldn't be perfect without all of the gold striping. Has anyone here scratch built one of these Mason Bogies?
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CNJ 3676 ·
BRASSTRAINS.COM had an L.M. Blum On3 DSP&P Mason Bogie in stock recently: http://brasstrains.com/Classic...-28-Some-Foam-Damage Also, EDM Models of York, England offers a kit to build one of the Ffestiniog Railway's Double Fairlie locomotives in O scale narrow gauge: http://www.ngtrains.com/Pages/EDM_Models/N1/me1.html Bob
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Re: Cool Layouts 101: What is the COOLEST Layout Around?

Former Member ·
When I lived in the Chicago area, we visited several times. But I do remember the other gauge trains were always being repaired. They went with HO to get enough space to do the Chicago to Seattle theme. However I wished that they kept O-Gauge when they did the renovation project. But I am strictly an O-Gauge guy anyway.
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Mill City ·
I have not visited the museum since the installation of the HO display. But, I do have great memories of the O gauge layout and was saddened when I learned of it's demise. A return visit is long overdue. Thanks for posting. Edit: Not certain what happened to the other two images, but they're gone now. Sorry about that.
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Harry's Trains ·
Originally Posted by Mill City: I have not visited the museum since the installation of the HO display. But, I do have great memories of the O gauge layout and was saddened when I learned of it's demise. A return visit is long overdue. Thanks for posting. Is this a picture of the o gauge layout?
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p51 ·
"Coolest" is seriously subjective. As for the Chicago layout, I'm still ticked that the last time I was there in 2002, the entire lower floor was blocked for the layout construction. I missed my one chance to get a close up view of NYC 999 and I'm still ticked about that. But as for "Coolest," I don't think Chicago (or any other American layout, to be fair) can hold a candle to the Miniatur Wunderland layout in Hamburg, which features an amazing amount of HO track, highways and roads with...
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Gilly@N&W ·
Rand Fredrickson had a unique and one-of-a-kind layout. Small, but about as creative as it got in my book. It doesn't show well in these pictures, but it was a double figure eight.
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Mill City ·
Originally Posted by Harry's Trains: Originally Posted by Mill City: Is this a picture of the o gauge layout? Yes, Harry, it was marvelous. Here are a few more images.
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CharlieS ·
For the collector, I nominate Roadside America. When I was there with my brother, he pointed out a fair number of desirable toys that were used to scenic the layout when it was built.
 
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