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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Feb-13

mike.caruso ·
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UKE KAT ·
Contribution for the week...
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Feb-13

Putnam Division ·
Another pic of the unique CNJ freight terminal in the South Bronx...... Peter
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Feb-13

Rusty Traque ·
The prototype inspiration for Athearn's old HO Li'l monster? Rusty
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Feb-13

Silver Lake ·
Yay! Sw Sat is on! This week I am posting some pics of switchers on my old layout. I am slowly getting enough track and planning a new layout in a larger spot. Some of these may be old reposts from past Sw Sats sorry for that. Here is my Williams NW2 Here is my K-line Porter Here is an old Karl Bub German engine Here is my MTH RS3 shell on Lionel running gear. My RMT S4 My K-line Plymouth my Williams 44tonner Here is a before and after I repainted my junker Lionel 520 Here are some overall...
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Feb-13

Steamer ·
wow Silver, you had a lot in that closet. beats not having a layout at all. I'm liking that Karl Bulb. Rich thanks for sharing that bashed switcher, I hadn't seen that. got that saved for future use!and obvisiouly it sold for that much because of the Belpaire firebox....
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Feb-13

sawdust43 ·
...return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear... howard...
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Feb-13

Steamer ·
great Howard!
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Feb-13

Prospector ·
I put a new for me 0-8-0 through shakedown testing a few days ago with plans to display it in my office today. I really like this locomotive as a conventional runner. I asked my 5 year old son what other cars he thought should go with the 0-8-0 in the display case. His response, which surprised me, was the locomotive he received for Christmas plus a very specific list of cars that have been put away for over a month. The bottom picture is what we wound up displaying.
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Feb-13

Hartman ·
I took a couple cheap Lionel Vulcan switchers & repainted them into my own fictitious rail line. The Allegheny & Connoquenessing Line (The A/C Line). Dennis 2/19/16-Thanks all for the "like" postings. Really appreciated. It was a fun project on both. Dennis
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Feb-13

BAR GP7 #63 ·
PRR LIMA HAMILTON #8945 2500HP TRANSFER DIESEL.
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PRRronbh ·
PRR C1
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Feb-13

Richard E ·
This is a modified Williams non-scale 44 tonner made to resemble a Niagara Junction GE E10 electric.
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Feb-13

rail ·
Birmingham Southern. I have an entire page of BS engines, So I'll post a few each week. I forgot I had these photos, they are from another forum I belong to that was doing an outside braced boxcar as a club car, so the photos are part of the research from that project. Don
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Mar-12

trumptrain ·
Thanks Bob for the photo of the proto number 87! MTH did a great job on the model reproduction! IMHO Its hard to find one of these models. I've only seen one listed on the Bay in the last eight years. I bought mine several years ago at The Great Scale Train Show in Timonium Maryland. I'm keeping my eye out looking for one for Rich.
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Feb-13

Murnane ·
Great pictures this week guys, thanks for posting and see you next week! By the way, next week is our 1 year #Switcher Saturday anniversary (close enough), here's a link back to how we got started! https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/t...saturday-2015-feb-21 Best...Rich
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Feb-13

MNCW ·
Happy Switcher Saturday! Looks like I am the cabin car for the group again! I've been a little off for the last 2 weeks after going to the local ER for a kidney stone and bad muscle spasm. Still not up to full speed yet. Tom
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Feb-13

Steamer ·
wow, take care of yourself Tom
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Feb-13

MNCW ·
Thanks Dave. Tom PS- I like that kitbashed loco that Rich posted above. That Belpaire firebox gives it some class!
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Feb-13

MNCW ·
Hi Bob, Thanks for your thoughts and the great picture. I think this was my fourth bout with them. The second time that I had one was pretty funny. My wife had to drive me to the ER. As she was driving under the Old Put girder bridge on Yonkers Ave (Yonkers, NY), she was swerving right and left quite a bit to avoid some big potholes. By the time we got to the hospital, the stone was dislodged. I always tease her that it was her crazy driving that saved me. Please contact me off the list if...
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Feb-13

trumptrain ·
Hi guys - been away the weekend on work related travel. Here is my contribution for this week .... a bit late but better late than never The bottom video has my new signal man operating boxcar just behind the calf. Great photos this week everyone! I totally enjoyed them all!! Thanks!
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Feb-13

trumptrain ·
CNJ - Many thanks for these photos of Canton Railroad switchers and for the historic information as well. Much appreciated from this Maryland Switcher Saturday brother!
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Mar-12

Number 90 ·
This was a good project, in my opinion. They eliminated the higher-maintenance front cooling system by using off-the-shelf parts that could be changed out quickly.
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Mar-12

Steamer ·
I like both of those Rich. have a great Saturday.
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Mar-12

Murnane ·
Great pictures so far guys! Andy, I've never seen that SW10 before, very cool. I agree with Mike, it'd be great to see one of those in O. Mike, when are those guys going to finish that construction? CNJ Bob, those poor switchers look they they've been run "through the mill"! Steamer Dave, great pictures as always! I wonder where that #2079 is from? On a separate note, I found the following picture this week on the NY Public Library picture archive, wondering what sort of critter we have here...
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Mar-12

Silver Lake ·
This is a New York Elevated Steam Forney. These were the power for the Elevated trains until the coming of electrification. A lot of them were displaced around 1910 and went on to further lives in Logging, road building, industry and construction. Chicago had very similar engines with a similar fate. One Chicago engine is preserved at the Forney Museum in Colorado and Three ex NY EL engines are rusting away abandoned on the tundra of Alaska after abandonment following a railroad construction...
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Mar-12

Murnane ·
Thanks Andy, A+ for you today! Here's another I came across on the NYPL archive, I think someone recently posted something about steamers like this one, they look like boxcabs but you can tell it has a boiler because the front looks like it protrudes a little bit. http://digitalcollections.nypl...d9-e040-e00a18064a99 View from the back of that thing?
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Mar-12

jonnyspeed ·
A few from my 2 Rail HiRail mockup:
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Mar-12

Silver Lake ·
Rich. For the Cornelius Vanderbilt Memorial Brown-nosing extra credit score. That is a NYCentral Shay. Built with a Dummy cab it worked 10th Ave until the Highline came and had a "Westside Cowboy" escort. A little clue is the offset boiler to make room for the big Pistons on that side.
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Mar-12

Murnane ·
That's awesome Andy, do you think that second picture was the tender for that thing? Jonathan, great pictures, I just followed those two groups on FB, thanks for sharing. Rich
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Mar-12

Silver Lake ·
Yeah. I think it is running tender first. It was probably easier to see out that side anyway.
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Mar-12

Murnane ·
man, that thing looks very "Frankenstein"!
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Mar-12

El Classico ·
That is a Forney locomotive. Those lovely little devils, someone made one out of a Marx plastic wedge tender and a William Crooks engine; think it was Steve Eastman who had it.
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Mar-12

BAR GP7 #63 ·
O-6-0 saddle tank switching some candy cars from Tallinn Estonia.
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Mar-12

MNCW ·
Hi all, Happy "Switcher Saturday" everyone. I am a little late for the party because I had to work this morning... Rich mentioned not having a real #1656. Here is mine from a few years ago on my last layout. The rods had a slight coating of rust, resulting in a nickname of "Rusty." It was/is a good runner. Check out those hand-painted clouds! Tom
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Mar-12

Big_Boy_4005 ·
I got my new LC+ BN NW2 out of the box this week, and put it to work dragging my TMCC signal test train around. Plan is to give this baby a real workout this afternoon.
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Mar-12

rail ·
A few more Birmingham Southerns Date: 10/17/2006 Location: Fairfield, AL Map Views: 592 Collection Of: Neil Stutzman Locomotives: BS 260(MP15DC) BS 304(Yard Slug) BS 353(SW1500) BS 371(MP15DC) Author: Neil Stutzman ate: 6/9/2008 Location: Birmingham, AL Map Views: 177 Collection Of: Michael E. Hoskins Locomotives: BS 371(MP15DC) Author: Michael E. Hoskins
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Mar-12

Murnane ·
I haven't 100% figured out why the K-Line A5 doesn't like my small layout's tight curves, I think it might have to do with the connection bar between the engine and the tender being a little long. There are two holes on that bar, if you try to use the tight one it just can't curve enough (behaves like a longer engine, longer wheelbase, not enough pivot left-to-right) but I'm not certain why it doesn't like the longer one, for some reason I think it'd be better (give it more pivot space...
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Mar-12

Murnane ·
What a great Switcher Saturday we had this week, thanks to everyone who stopped by for a visit and a special thanks to those of you who shared your pictures and stories. See you next week!
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Mar-12

Silver Lake ·
Great images this week as usual guys. Hey Rich. I just looked at some of the links you posted. I really like the really like the small wood boxed in layout it looks like fun for the kids. Your hollow door layout inspired me to pull mine out and see how much is involved in fixing it up again after time stuffed behind the Boiler in my old place. It is a bit worse for wear with no buildings or real scenery. The door was an odd size 22 inches by 6 feet. I was able to squeeze in a loop and a dog...
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Mar-12

Silver Lake ·
Yay! SW Sat is on! Nice comparison pictures Rich. That K-line mold is really nice but there is something so timeless about the Lionel mold. This week I am posting images of yet another rebuild program the UP SW10. These were started in 1979 and the rebuild program went on to the mid 1980's. UP rebuilt thier older Switchers using parts from retired GP9s and rebuilding the engines from 645 to 567 units. They were made from SW7s, SW9s and TR5s dating from 1939-53 and were rated at 1200 HP. They...
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Mar-12

mike.caruso ·
Wow, those first two posts have a lot of switchers. Hard to follow that but here goes! I love those SW10s! Wish someone would make a few of those in O!
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Mar-12

Putnam Division ·
Mike.....always love pictures of your layout! Peter
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Mar-12

Hartman ·
Since there were some pictures of the elevated Forney's posted, I thought I would add another one. I too would love to see this made in O gauge. I would probably buy a couple. Dennis
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Mar-12

Steamer ·
nice looking little switcher. that stack reminds me of the truckers I see around my work that have the mile high stacks on their trucks...then forget how tall they are when they back into a building to load.
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Mar-12

mike.caruso ·
Thanks Peter! It's small but at least it's some thing.
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Mar-12

jhz563 ·
I never knew the NYC even had a Shay locos!! I can't believe what I find out on this forum. Thanks for the great posts guys.
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Mar-12

SantaFe158 ·
PRR BB1's
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Mar-12

PRRronbh ·
Almost forgot about these. Might as well throw this one in too. Ron
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Mar-12

Ted S ·
Rich (Murnane) I'm curious... does the K-Line loco bind on O-27 because of a longer wheelbase? Extra drag from the traction tires? Which "modern" locos have you found that run well on O-27? Thanks!
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