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Switcher Saturday: 2019-May-11

MNCW ·
Happy Switcher Saturday everyone! I am pitch-hitting, for our friend Rich Murnane, aka Super Dad, who is busy with train club duties today and will check in later in the day/weekend. First is our humble creed: We are a bunch of humble, switcher-loving, do-gooders who love all things switcher-related. So, if you have a switcher, have a picture of a switcher or smell like a switcher, post your switcher pictures, here! We are "bookended" by the 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad...
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MELGAR ·
Thanks to Tom for posting today's SWSAT. I look forward to it every Saturday morning. Four #228s - no problem... There has been recent discussion on the Forum about the MTH Premier GE 44-ton diesel-electric switcher model’s performance through certain switches at low speeds, with some operators saying they have been encountering stoppage due to loss of electrical contact and trying to remedy the problem. I have been running my New Haven 0807 locomotive since 2017 without any issue on my...
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FRENCHTRAINS ·
Trains from Czechoslovakia are better known since there is a good train manufacturer in the country, ETS. this little boxcab loco is based on a real model and is very representative, the matching passenger cars have more a tinplate look but it makes a nice train. Electric boxcab locos have been popular in Europe and this one is particularly nice. have a nice weekend, Daniel
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Mike CT ·
Weaver GE U25b with Bowser/Cal scale radio phone antenna added.
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Silver Lake ·
Yay! SWSat is in the “on” position! We are off to a great start this AM. Thanks Tom P/MNCW for getting us rolling. Here are some switchers waiting up at the Port Jarvis Yard on the NYSME O scale 2 rail layout last Wednesday. Have a great weekend. I can’t wait to see what you guys post.
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Diverging Clear ·
West Michigan #100 Rusty Photograph is mine.
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Bill T ·
Switching duties on the S&Y RR
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RSJB18 ·
Happy SWSat! Thanks for getting us started this week Tom. Great photos so far everyone. A brief study in scale sizes this week. I picked up a couple of State of Maine box cars for my new BAR BEEP. Amazing how different they are in size. Both are Lionel, still nice looking cars though. The first one fits better with my rolling stock. The second is closer to scale size I guess. I'm about as far from a rivet counter as one could get so please share more info if anyone has. Have a great weekend...
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MNCW ·
Great photos everyone! Keep them coming. Tom
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BAR GP7 #63 ·
Happy Switcher Saturday from Finland. More Bangor& Aroostook action.
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Steamer ·
Tom you can never show off those 228s enough. Rutland 0-6-0 #101 #102 Reading #1177 #1192 Have a great day Guys
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RJR ·
Those Reading 0-4-0 camelbacks would make a great model.
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lee drennen ·
Happy SWSAT! Rich ask if I could send some of that fresh California fruit from the Wortham Warehouse they received a couple weeks ago back east well the reefer is finally loaded and ready to be put in the manifest. Have a great weekend and Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mom’s
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trumptrain ·
Good morning fellow SWsat friends! As always, you guys have a wonderful display of information, photos, and videos. ( MELGAR - love that 44 tonner video ... hope the railroad police doesn't spot those folks riding inside the boxcar. ) Tom - Thanks so much for taking the throttle for Rich this morning! Love that switcher loco too! This week did not allow time for the taking of new photos. Instead, I've tapped the archives and came up with this variety of switchers doing their thing on the...
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Krieglok ·
A new MTH acquisition, a beefy SP MP1500ac...
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geysergazer ·
Happy, happy SWSAT! Pulling the refinery track. Lew
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Randy Harrison ·
1960 Atlantic City 9337 Atlantic City 1960 Atlantic City – 1954 Atlantic City Street Running
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AGHRMatt ·
I was doing some additional research on the Alco GE Ingersoll-Rand Box Cabs and found that there are apparently two survivors -- one in the Illinois Railway Museum and the other (the original demonstrator) in the Henry Ford Museum. The white unit is in Illionois after being donated by Ingersoll-Rand (who painted it), and apparently it was running when donated. The others saw a long period of service before being scrapped.
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MNCW ·
Matt, Here's a photo from the Henry Ford Museum. Tom
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RJR ·
Matt, if memory serves me correctly, there is also one in the Baltimore RR museum. UPDATE: Memory still works: http://www.borail.org/CNJ-No1000.aspx
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RJR ·
Video of Ingersoll/Also/GE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...5O0yanP4OefnHlwZUfIw Tom, my office overlooked the working area of that loco in Jersey City. Interesting to watch it serving the Colgate plant.
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Soo Nut ·
How about a little Milwaukee Road
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Leroof ·
MELGAR, great NH 44 run in scale speed. Thanks for the video. RSJB18, that Bangor Aroostook Blue BEEP is beautiful with the state of Maine cars. i have postwar Lionel 027 ones with operating blue man. BAR GP7 # 63. Great B&A & MEC action indeed. AGHR MATT, those ingersol rand boxcars are always a favorite of mine ANDEY SILVER LAKE, thanks for the scale stuff. Not home this weekend. Can send some repeat photos on my I pad. thanks guys, great Saturday switcher as usual. These are...
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RayKay ·
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Murnane ·
A video of my B&O #317 at the show today at the Smithsonian Postal Museum in Washington DC. My module - which has a post office of course. Great pictures all - and Thank You to Tom @MNCW for running the yard today!
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Putnam Division ·
Great pics today, everyone! Peter
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MNCW ·
Hi Leroof, Thanks for your comments. As far as giving up one of my 228's...To reduce my fleet of #228's would cause a squad of scientists to needlessly recalculate the complicated percentages that I provide to show how many I own of the overall Lionel production of 15,000 228's. Here was today's calculation. No short cuts are ever taken in order to provide an accurate percentage. Tom
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BAR GP7 #63 ·
Leroof. Thanks. Your engines looking really good, specially i like that weathering. Johan
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RSJB18 ·
Another great SWSat! Thanks again Tom. No worries on the re-calculations. IBM Watson can do it in a blink of an eye Thanks for checking in and sharing that great video Rich. Looks like it was a good show. Bob
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coach joe ·
Pierre repeats of your boxcab and the freighter in the background are always welcome.
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Silver Lake ·
Thanks for the kind words @Leroof . Who made that great looking boxcab? Somehow these pictures are new to me so thank you for posting them. The boat in the background looks really great. (Us scale guys have to represent and convince others here to lift up that center rail and swinging pilots.) Rich @Murnane congratulations on what looks like a fun run at the museum. I think that Museum was the last one to open before I moved away to go to college. I liked the ex-Southern RPO they have...
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PAUL ROMANO ·
NH ALCO RS11 at NJ Hirailers Paterson, NJ.
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Hudson J1e ·
I saw this switcher at the Black River and Western RR. My apologies if it was shown before and I missed it.
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Soo Nut ·
How about a ten wheel switcher?
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MELGAR ·
Tom, I think you should have an integral in there somewhere... Either I have forgotten all my electrical engineering or that stuff looks somewhat suspect... Is this the proof that you still don't have enough #228s? MELGAR
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briansilvermustang ·
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Jerry Williams ·
Johan, I love your layout. Your Geep really gets around. Here it is in front of the engine house in Cadillac, Michigan in Sept. 1969
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MNCW ·
Mel/MELGAR, After a significant analysis of the data, that is EXACTLY what the outcome was! This was the moment when the results were finalized (notice the first 2 drivers of the #228 can be seen on the blackboard) and they were satisfied with the decision: Tom
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BAR GP7 #63 ·
Jerry. Thank you. Really nice picture, thanks for sharing. Johan
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Re: Prewar guidance

NNJ Railfan ·
Any votes for the TCA's "Lionel Trains - Standard of the World 1900-1943"?
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Re: 224E Help please

bmoran4 ·
The slot behind the smoke stack is the standard Lionel E-Unit lever engage/disengage switch.
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Tinplate Art ·
Hard to beat those Lionel #8 and #10 standard gauge sets. Usually only require driver replacement due to zinc pest.
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Re: Prewar O Trolley?

Bill Robb ·
There was the Lionel Corporation tinplate trolleys but these are standard gauge. It's based on a New York City trolley which was entered at the open back platform under the conductor's control with the front sliding door under the control of the motorman.
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TeleDoc ·
The TCA “Standard of the World”, is too outdated, and doesn’t cover multiple variations, which you Do find in Greenberg’s Guide. The T&M book is good, to a point, but also is lacking against the Greenberg Guide. And YES, I own all of these books, including Doyle, and Paul V. Ambrose Postwar.
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Mallard4468 ·
I like it, and it's readily available at a reasonable price - I've seen brand new copies going for $25 or less at meets, and slightly-used ones going for $5-10. I wouldn't criticize any of the books which have been mentioned - the choice really depends on how deeply a person wants to dive into details regarding variations. Another factor is price - some of them are really expensive on the secondary market. If you want an exhaustive list of standard gauge variations, there's also Caryl...
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samdjr74 ·
I have one, it's ok, I've had to tweak it a few times so it makes good contact with the pickup. But my only real beef with it is it's big! Like it would almost look ok on a standard gauge layout.
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Tinplate Art ·
The current BEST, and most WELL RESEARCHED, Lionel prewar guides are the new and widely acclaimed, Greenberg Guides. The first edition covers standard gauge and 2 7/8" gauge, while the second will be O gauge. Of course, research is ongoing, and these excellent references will eventually be amended and updated, but they are the BEST for now! They are not inexpensive, but are well worth the asking price! ☺
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William 1 ·
That is a great plan. I got hooked on prewar standard gauge after my dad gave me his #10 set. Now it is set up back at his house. I have some nice pieces. Not too much, but fun to run. Very cool seeing 90 + year old trains working like new. A little patina never hurt anything. Adds to the charm. Have fun. Cheers, W1
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TeleDoc ·
Odenville, The best book is Greenberg Guide 1901-1942, Vol. II, O & OO. Forget Doyle unless you want photos. Keep searching, for good price on Greenberg book, they are there. Bruce is working on an update, which won’t be available until sometime in 2020, but the price will most likely be $100, as his latest release. Just do Google search, Abesbooks, etc., for the Volume I listed. Most are being offered at $75 and upward, but I found one for $30, with judicious searching. You won’t regret...
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TeleDoc ·
As Tinplate Art has stated, the newest edition of Standard & 2 7/8" Prewar Vol. I, was updated in 2015, covering 1915-1928, with over 1800 photos, and very well documented. The Vol. II will contain O gauge, from 1929-1942, and is due to be released some time in 2020. The price of either book is $100.00, but well worth the investment, if you need to know anything related to either series. I met with Bruce Greenberg last October, in York, to have my collection of all the variations to...
 
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