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BREAKING NEWS: How will the Peabody bankruptcy affect the railroads?

pittsburghrailfan ·
http://money.cnn.com/2016/04/1...ankruptcy/index.html Or click HERE How will this bankruptcy affect the railroads in terms of traffic and profits? Any other opinions welcome. Article text as of 4:31 PM 4/13/16: Peabody Energy, the world's largest private-sector coal producer, filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday in a U.S. court, citing "unprecedented" industry pressures and a sharp decline in the price of coal. The company said it will continue to operate while in bankruptcy, while working to...
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Atlas is not making switches or much anything for Industrial line.

Colonial village ·
Since I'm new....This may be OLD news. I have read some posts and was hoping it wasn't true. I just tried to order some switches and received an email. Atlas has no intention of making any. Therefore, if I'm going to continue in this, I'm going to have to change track. Fortunately, all I have is a small oval.
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Atlas industrial track and switches needed.

Colonial village ·
I'm new and not sure if I'm using the correct forum. Please forgive me if I was supposed to post this somewhere else. I know Atlas has this track but I was looking for something cheaper. Unfortunately, I didn't know anything about trains. I went to the hobby show in January and bought what I thought was a great deal at 50% off. Problem is nobody sells it in Indiana and 1 store said it was discontinued by one of its suppliers. Does anyone know if they are discontinuing this? I emailed Atlas...
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BLAST FURNACE, WALTHERS CORNERSTONE PROF. BUILT MODEL, HO SCALE / NICE O SCALE BACKGROUND INDUSTRY

Sam ·
No longer in production here is a Walthers Cornerstone series Blast furnace. A spectacular, professionally built model. NOTE: this is an HO scale model. I think it would fit well into an O scale scene as part of an industrial area. This was removed from a scale model rr that was dismantled. As such there are a few blemishes that are minor. The main structure on the right is lighted. YORK DELIVERY OR LOCAL PICKUP IN THE BALTIMORE- DC- No. VA AREA. To fragile to attempt shipping by a carrier.
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Industrial green

dobermann ·
I've been using Painters touch satin moss green for this but it takes more work than I want to do. Any suggestions for industrial green preferably in acrylic?  
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jdunn ·
Sam, Could you give the overall dimensions . Thanks, John
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Re: BLAST FURNACE, WALTHERS CORNERSTONE PROF. BUILT MODEL, HO SCALE / NICE O SCALE BACKGROUND INDUSTRY

jdunn ·
Ia this item still for sale ??? Please email jdunn8888@hotmail.com or 609-432-2871. Thank you. John
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AG ·
Joe, Evergreen and green beret, are the two types of green that i used. After weatherizing they obviously turn dark. for better result I spray the plastic pieces with krylon flat clear coat. Andre.
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dobermann ·
Andre The color on the Painters touch is a really good match for industrial green but I find myself spraying sometimes 10 light coats so it doesn't run and still having to hold the can 3' from what I'm painting. This is an MTH truss bridge that's hard enough to paint with spray cans without having trouble with the paint. I use a lot of Painters touch and this is the only color I have real problems with. Who makes evergreen and green beret? Joe
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AG ·
Americana is the brand I buy them in the craft store. can you show the color you are using? here is the americana color chart. file:///C:/Users/Andre/Downloads/Americana_Acrylics_Color_Chart%20(1).pdf
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AG ·
http://decoart.com/multisurface/
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Re: Atlas is not making switches or much anything for Industrial line.

ALCO Fan ·
Unfortunately, Atlas has decided to stop making the entire Industrial Rail product line. A shame because IR filled a need for those with small layouts and low budgets. Some rolling stock is still available and worth buying. I know OGR advertiser Public Delivery Track has some in stock. Tony Up on "The D & H Bridge Line"
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prrhorseshoecurve ·
That is foolish as that market segment is looking for new product, esp with the fall of rmt. I guess mth and Lionel will fill the void and boost marketshare.
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Silver Lake ·
I really liked the Industrial Rail line. The trolleys were/are great. I do prefer the slightly undersized O27 toy train size. I guess Menards is filling that price and size gap or seem to be.
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Ace ·
Wasn't the "Industrial" track selection very limited, and Atlas has since expanded their line of "Atlas O" track to include O27 curves and O36 switches etc? I would suppose that Atlas has chosen to focus more on the upscale O-gauge market, and not have two different track systems.
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Colonial village ·
The Atlas O line is just track and doesn't come with a roadbed. They have some roadbed pieces in the catalog but I don't know if they are manufacturing any.
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rtr12 ·
Other forum members have used Ross road bed with Atlas 21st Century track and reported that it fits and works well, but I have no personal experience with it. It does look very nice from the pictures others have posted here on the forum. You could try a forum search for Ross road bed and see what others have posted. Atlas does have the smaller curve sizes in the 21st Century line as Ace has stated above. Also, I have had good luck calling Atlas with questions, you might try asking them about...
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AMCDave ·
The 'molded plastic track and roadbed' market was crowded when Atlas jumped in. If it were me....I'd made it work with Lionel or MTH and at a lesser price to take some of that market....as it is a huge waste of tooling dollars.
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Gene H ·
I have a few of the trolleys and wish they would bring them back. It seems that the trolley in the toy train industry is vanishing the same as the real cars did in the 1950s.
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Oman ·
If you are working a temporary layout, then YES you have a problem. If you are building a permanent layout, buy regular Atlas O and add roadbed from the many suppliers out there.
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Colonial village ·
Then I have a problem. Unfortunately, I dont have a basement or spare room. It's in my great room.
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challenger3980 ·
Atlas has had 027 curves and 036 switches in the line up for years, the 036 switches may have been hard to find in the last couple of years, I don't know. I have had some Atlas O 036 switches and a factory box of 027 curves for several years, I wish that Atlas would produce some 027 switches to go with the curves that I have. I want to build a couple of "Coffee Table" layouts on hollow core doors, and need the 027 switches that Atlas hasn't made yet(or even said they would ever make). IIRC,...
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Dominic Mazoch ·
To me, it seems all of the major O importers have lost focus. We hear Atlas here. WBB is a shell of when it was under Jerry. MTH has cut back on RTR sets. Only Lionel has kept up with some sort of low end product.
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Re: BLAST FURNACE, WALTHERS CORNERSTONE PROF. BUILT MODEL, HO SCALE / NICE O SCALE BACKGROUND INDUSTRY

Former Member ·
http://www.ebay.com/itm/USS-Th...9:g:iTgAAOSwu1VW4ymG $102.00 17hours to go.
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Re: Atlas industrial track and switches needed.

raising4daughters ·
Colonial Village - I've got 16 straights, 4 half-straights, and 12 curves (36" diameter). If you're interested, could you send me an email (shown on my profile) so we can arrange price, purchase, and delivery?
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Pine Creek Railroad ·
CV, If you are planning to use any switches, transition in and out of FasTrack Command Control Switches and you will have a way cool IR layout. PCRR/Dave
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WickedWanda44 ·
Yes i can get some track. Do you know what you are looking for and how much of it? you can also email me Frasca4414@gmail.com
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Pine Creek Railroad ·
COL Village, I have a loop of Atlas Industrial Rail Track, that came with my Christmas Angle Train, if Stacy can not get the AIR Track for you, I will sell you the loop, even the Good little Atlas Transformer if you need it, but I am unwilling to sell my Atlas Christmas Angle Train. PCRR/Dave
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raising4daughters ·
I'm downsizing my Christmas layout and would be happy to sell you my loop. I got some with a WBB set and purchased some extra straights, some half-straights, and some extra pins. You'll definitely want extra pins! I'll sell it all for a reasonable price.
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Colonial village ·
How much including shipping?
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Colonial village ·
Ps. I don't need the transformer.
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raising4daughters ·
I'll count up what I've got and get you a price tomorrow.
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Colonial village ·
I definitely need extra pins. This may be a dumb question but what's WBB. I'm so new to this that I don't know most of the terms used.
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Swanpondwv ·
"I definitely need extra pins" Check out Gargraves. They made a flat pin the works great with the IR track. Sorry I don't know the number. I bought them at Mainline Hobby Supplies. Bill
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Swanpondwv ·
BTW, I love this roadbed track. I've tried all the others and this, by far, is my favorite. It's a shame that it was abandoned with no turnouts or anything. Bill
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raising4daughters ·
Williams by Bachmann. WBB has sold some sets that use Atlas Industrial Rail track. Sorry for the delay. Will get you some answers on Saturday.
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Re: BREAKING NEWS: How will the Peabody bankruptcy affect the railroads?

jd-train ·
I don't know how you figure that coal isn't a 20th century fuel? The use of coal was huge in the 1920's, 30's, and 40's. Still widely used in the 1950's as well. Use probably didn't really go into decline (at least in the east) until the 1960's. There was even a brief comeback in the 1970's as the price of oil skyrocketed. Jim
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Rule292 ·
Keeping the politics of coal out of it, the economy is fragile by any indication you wish to use. And it's not like the carloadings of coal is being replaced by some other replacement commodity. They're not. NO business model can change that fact. None of this can be good for the Railroads or their employees.
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TM Terry ·
As far as electric power utilities is concerned, they dispatch load by cost for next MW. That is to say, if the cheapest next MW is from a power gwnerator that doesn't burn coal, they do so. When natural gas prices allow for the next MW be cheaper with gas instead of coal, they use gas. While I was working coal made the cheapest next MW. We base loaded the coal units, and followed the load with other fuel units. If natural gas is cheaper they would base load the gas unit, and follow the load...
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challenger3980 ·
Really?? And what criminal code is burning coal in violation of? Please cite the specific law prohibiting the burning of coal. I'm waiting, ohh there is NO law prohibiting the burning of coal. There are plenty of regulations regarding the burning of coal, but just because you don't like it, it is NOT CRIMINAL. Doug
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TM Terry ·
Though specifically Riki is incorrect, with what seems to be inevitable is that the carbon footprint of coal, in light of the general acceptance that CO2 is a strong contributor to climate change, is too great to be an acceptably affordable fuel in the relatively near future. Coal users are positioning themselves to depend on less coal for power. Unless CO2 gets off the polutant list, it will be phased out fairly soon.
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bigkid ·
Coal was a 19th century fuel in that it was came to prominence in the 19th century with the industrial revolution, it ran the trains, it powered a lot of manufacturing plants, it also was used in the steel mills. It likewise was used to power the first power plants as well. When I said it was a 19th century fuel, I meant that it was and is inferior to other forms of power, it requires those mining it to risk their lives, as a fuel source no matter how much they tried it is dirty, and it puts...
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bigkid ·
I think that the poster was using the word criminal in the sense of common usage, which translates to 'it should be a crime'. It is used in a funny way, like saying "that cake is so good it should be criminal" or in a more serious note, saying "the way that that person treats their family is criminal", it isn't a literal claim.
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challenger3980 ·
Gee, it wasn't a literal claim, yeah I understood that. I also understand that some people get very emotional about the use of coal, nuclear power, abortion(Please read the first sentence in my Signature Line) and politics, among other things. Bottom line, like it or not, we still NEED to use some coal. If EVERY power plant was suddenly able to switch to natural gas overnight, what do you think would happen? the supply for natural gas would not keep up with the demand for it, then the price...
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Dominic Mazoch ·
In a sense, there are some places where it is illegal to burn coal. Indirectly. One canot use in service smoke producing locomotives within the train tunnels of NYC. Electric and locomotics like the FL9 and DM30 have made this law mute. Also, did not Pittsburg and London have killer smogs at one time?
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Hot Water ·
U.S. railroads are already not hauling much coal.
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Clarence Siman ·
I don't know what bearing this may have, but, I was on the flooring crew that rehabbed Peabody's floors. They spared absolutely no expense in making that place palatial.
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TM Terry ·
This thread appears to be labeling coal, the "dirty fuel". In the past: yes it was. Today's technology (used in the USA, granted due to environment regulations) allows coal to be burnt with only two products of combustion to be released into the atmosphere: H2O and CO2. (No carbon monoxide CO, today's power plant coal boilers are extremely efficient. CO has more BTU released when it is further oxidized to CO2) The back end of the boilers capture the polutants before they reach the stack. The...
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