Tagged With "4-4-2"

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2-8-8-2 Imperial USRA Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 2.0 Chesapeake & Ohio

Helichuck ·
MTH 30-1452-1 I re-posted this because my other post dis-appeared mysteriously.   Very little run time. Asking $400 plus shipping!
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2-Rail Scale • Open House

trainroomgary ·
Detroit Model Railroad Club http://www.dmrrc.org/  
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CNW, Northshore Line, PRR, MTH European, 2 Rail Brass,

mjsachnoff ·
Hello Fellow Model Train Lovers, After attending various shows over the years and not finding what I wanted I've decided to put out my whole laundry list of items wanted to our O Gauge RR Community. If you have any (or all) of the items listed below,...
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?? re: MTH Loco-Sound or Proto-Soun d 2.0??

ogaugeguy ·
Regarding a used MTH steam engine from the year 2000 (with no boxes available), how can I tell whether the engine is equipped with Loco-Sound or Proto-Sound 2.0? The engine was originally made available in both versions.
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Adding Railsounds to an RS-11?

TRB - ENT ·
Hello-  I just purchased a conventional Lionel Alco RS-11 (Pennsylvania, 8620) dark green/black.  It is used, nice shape, horn works but it not especially loud.  I have read in the forum and the magazine about adding Railsounds to...
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ATSF Texas 20-3161-2

armfd ·
Was looking for this engine to double head with the sister engine #5012. The cab # on the Texas I'm looking for is 5025. Please email me at armfd@yahoo.com. Thanks All, Adam
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Pix of MTH 4-4-0 Steamer 20-3389-2?

Copter ·
I am considering the purchase of an MTH 4-4-0 American Steam Engine 20-3389-2 Anybody own the PS2 or PS3 version of this engine & willing to share pictures, video or experiences? Copter
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For Sale or Trade: Williams Amtrak Phase 4 P42 NP with Box

Maxrailroad ·
For sale here is a Williams by Bachman Non Powered P42 in phase 4 paint. This locomotive is used, but there is no visible damage. This engine has lights. I am keeping the powered version because I had a smoke unit installed and now it catches fire when turned on. I do have the original box for this engine, and it does have some shelf wear. I will trade for ONLY the non powered version of the phase 5 painted one. If not a trade, I am asking for $100 plus shipping. Thanks for looking. 
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Is Problem with DCS 4.3 corrected by DCS 5.0?

TLWhiteJr ·
My layout constructed in 2011 uses 5 TIU's all in super mode and all TIU channels set to Fixed and operated with DCS 4.2.  Everything operated properly until I loaded the new DCS 4.3 in all 5 TIU's and Remotes,  immediately the following problem manifested:  Any PS2 engine (All my engines were PS2's then) would be completely operable in all respects until it left the block in which it started up and suddenly I could no longer control it - couldn't change speed, operate whistle...
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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-Mar-12

CNJ 3676 ·
Good morning to my Saturday Switcher brethren. An area of strong interest for me is short line and industrial railroading. One of the harshest environments within which locomotives have to operate is the steel mill. The combination of extreme heat, dust and heavy loads can severely tax motive power. For my contribution this week, I present a selection of images of units which once served at the US Steel works in Fairless Hills, PA. From a railroading perspective, this facility was an...
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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

CNJ 3676 ·
Excellent material everyone. Following up on my post regarding steel plant locomotives, here is a Fairbanks-Morse unit which was assigned to the works at Fairless Hills. This is an H12-44 which was originally built in 1952 for use by the US Army at the ordnance center in Radford, VA. US Steel purchased the unit in 1972. The unit, renumbered as the 27, was completely rebuilt in 1983 and the prime mover was again overhauled in '88. When the works retired all non-EMD units, Locomotive Trouble...
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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

CNJ 3676 ·
Patrick: I like your model of the Baltimore & Annapolis 87. Here's a shot of the real thing from the Don's Depot website: Bob
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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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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Mar-12

trumptrain ·
Hello Switcher Saturday Friends! Great photos and information as always!! I was sitting on the bank next to the main line in Patsburg and happened to snap these photos of a B&O SW 9 switcher and crew working the daily switch job. ( the B&O caboose is a Williams brass which I scored at the Timonium show last month ). I also snapped a photo of a Baltimore and Annapolis switch job with their caboose as well. ( this one has been up on SwSwat before )
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Mar-12

mike.caruso ·
It's New Jersey....all municipal work has been put on hold until Gov. Christie sees what kind of Cabinet position he'll get in the Trump Administration!
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Mar-12

MNCW ·
Rich, What you have there is geared steam locomotive (probably a Shay, like those at Cass, WV), normally used on logging railroads, seen here covered by shrouding to not scare the horses. Tom
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Re: Switcher Saturday: 2016-Mar-12

Steamer ·
"Steamer Dave, great pictures as always! I wonder where that #2079 is from?" Rich that is Louisville and Nashville #2079, 7/11/47 in Evansville,Indiana. I really need to add the info with the pics, but there are times I'm lucky to do the pics.
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Re: ?? re: MTH Loco-Sound or Proto-Soun d 2.0??

SJC ·
One thing that immediately comes to mind is the stickers on the under side of the engine, if they are there. They are small black stickers that will either read "PS2 Passenger/Freight" or "Loco Sound...."
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Re: ?? re: MTH Loco-Sound or Proto-Soun d 2.0??

ogaugeguy ·
Unfortunately, no sticker on it.
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Re: ?? re: MTH Loco-Sound or Proto-Soun d 2.0??

Barry Broskowitz ·
It would be on the bottom of the tender. The other option is to open the tender and look for a battery. Only PS2 engines have a battery, Locosound engines do not.
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Re: ?? re: MTH Loco-Sound or Proto-Soun d 2.0??

Marty R ·
I pulled out my locosound 2-8-0 -I HAVE to sell this thing - It has a manual coupler on the tender. PS2 would have remote control coupler. - if you power it up, and let it sit, do the little men inside the train start talking? loscosound trains don't come with little guys that talk.
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Re: ?? re: MTH Loco-Sound or Proto-Soun d 2.0??

Mike Norberg ·
Ask the seller?
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330-757-3020

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