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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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GGD PRR Congressional Set

RootBeerRail ·
Recently got the set, and it is absolutely gorgeous! The cars come individually wrapped - it took about an hour, I think, to unpack each one individually. Thought there might have been a problem with my observation car, but had forgotten to look for...
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electrical substation

PRRTrainguy ·
on the prr every few miles there was a electrical substation. they converted 131,00 volts down to 11,000 volts to power trains.  is the 131,000 volts between each of the high voltage wires, anywhere from 2 to 8, or is it spread over all the wires? does anyone have a "relatively" simple schematic of these substations?  i am not going to have a working substation, but i do have a place reserved for a PRR substation on my layout.  On second thought a functional 110 volt to 12 to...
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F/S Lionel PRR 6-8953 F3 AA units w/TMCC/ Sound & 6-8164 B unit w/horn

ncdave ·
F/S Lionel PRR 6-8953 F3 AA units w/TMCC/ Sound & 6-8164 B unit w/horn All engines feature Die-Cast Couplers, Trucks, Chassis and Fuel Tank 6- 8953 PRR F3 AA Diesels feature: Powered A unit has twin Pullmor motors with eight wheel drive Operating couplers on fronts of A units Dummy couplers at rear of AA units and both ends of B unit AA units have been upgraded to LED headlights A unit upgraded to TMCC and sound by Boxcar Bill 8164 PRR F3 B unit has a transformer activated electronic...
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HOW I DID IT...Enhancements to the Lionel N5b cabin car (caboose)

John Sethian ·
I wanted an N5 Crew Express Cabin Car to bring up the rear of my Mail Train. Nobody makes one for the era I am modeling (1955-1956), so I decided to modify a Lionel N5b. This is what I started with: And this is what I ended up with: I used a lot of references for this project: In addition to the Keystone article, I used several online photos of the non express cabin cars. The two that helped me the most are these: Finding period correct photos is a challenge. First of all, no one...
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Re: HOW I DID IT...Enhancements to the Lionel N5b cabin car (caboose)

pete trunk ·
John: Stunning! All I can add is "WOW" Pete
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Re: HOW I DID IT...Enhancements to the Lionel N5b cabin car (caboose)

PRR Man ·
John, for the horizontal bar guards on the end platforms, that bolt to the collision posts, is that solid rod or hollow tube? During my N5e bash, I modeled those bars with rod and flattened the ends with a very fine finish nail set that had a dome-shaped inset head. I used brass rod and the nail set rendered a very nice example of a flattened end with bolt head. Now I'm thinking hollow tube of the same diameter may work better. and oh yes, powerful optics are definitely necessary!
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Re: HOW I DID IT...Enhancements to the Lionel N5b cabin car (caboose)

jonnyspeed ·
Fantastic job! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: HOW I DID IT...Enhancements to the Lionel N5b cabin car (caboose)

PRR Man ·
Great work John. Very thorough. And you've given a couple important tips for my N5e build. Thanks! I know plastic is easier to work with, but the KTM N5b wasn't a viable starting point?
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Re: HOW I DID IT...Enhancements to the Lionel N5b cabin car (caboose)

Keystoned Ed ·
Fantastic cabin John - your posts are the very well done and inspirational.
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Re: HOW I DID IT...Enhancements to the Lionel N5b cabin car (caboose)

pennsynut ·
What a neat project and great results! I love the color. Thanks for the detailed and valuable explanation.
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Re: HOW I DID IT...Enhancements to the Lionel N5b cabin car (caboose)

David Minarik ·
John, That looks great! Dave
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Ron H ·
John, Excellent! These projects really take a lot of time from the railroad, but certainly worth it when finished. Ron H
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Re: HOW I DID IT...Enhancements to the Lionel N5b cabin car (caboose)

BobbyD ·
A very nicely done project. Where are the decals from?
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Re: HOW I DID IT...Enhancements to the Lionel N5b cabin car (caboose)

G3750 ·
Awesome John! I trust we'll see this cabin car at the PRRT&HS Annual Meeting in May? It should win something! George
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Re: HOW I DID IT...Enhancements to the Lionel N5b cabin car (caboose)

Pine Creek Railroad ·
John S, Outstanding job, simply fantastic! PCRR/Dave
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Re: HOW I DID IT...Enhancements to the Lionel N5b cabin car (caboose)

Gregg ·
As a retired conductor it's nice to see. Really well done . I like the knuckle, hose bags and uncoupling lever. Why the 2 hose bags?
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Re: HOW I DID IT...Enhancements to the Lionel N5b cabin car (caboose)

flanger ·
John...That Cabin is stunning, and your execution is masterful. This project and the exceptional results go far beyond the average posting here, and I appreciate seeing someone go the distance to build something so outstanding. You do Pennsy proud! Bob
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Re: HOW I DID IT...Enhancements to the Lionel N5b cabin car (caboose)

rrjjf ·
John, Very meticulous job! Joe Foehrkolb
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dgauss ·
John, Great job!
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Re: HOW I DID IT...Enhancements to the Lionel N5b cabin car (caboose)

prrhorseshoecurve ·
Great Job. NOW can we see more of your layout? esp with the BP20's and the Fp7's!
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Re: HOW I DID IT...Enhancements to the Lionel N5b cabin car (caboose)

AGHRMatt ·
Phenomenal work, John.
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Re: HOW I DID IT...Enhancements to the Lionel N5b cabin car (caboose)

John Sethian ·
Chris I did what you did. I used a solid brass rod, .032" diameter. I flattened the ends with a 1/4" diameter pin punch. I laid the rod on a stainless steel plate (I just happen to have one), taped the rod down so it won't move and then placed the pin punch over the end of it. I then wacked the punch with a ball peen hammer. The round edge of the punch gave the desirable natural transition from round to flat. I then trimmed off the excess flat region, and rounded the outboard edges. For the...
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Re: Looking for other photos and plans for this PRR work car

PRR Man ·
The PRRT&HS did a couple in depth articles on MOW equipment, including the car shown. It was in 'The Keystone' the society's quarterly magazine An online search for 'PRR MOW equipment' should get you somewhere.
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Re: Looking for other photos and plans for this PRR work car

PRR Man ·
I found the info from a thread from a few years ago: for those seeking data/dwgs on the PRR XL MOW cars, the PRRT&HS published a 4 part series by Al Buchan in The Keystone Modeler, issues 14-17 , dilligent online searching should find them. There is also a XL article in The Keystone Summer 2000 edition.
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Re: RailKing 30-90143 "Gallitzin" PRR Train Depot

colorado hirailer ·
Gallitzin is at one of the mouths of that tunnel not far from Horseshoe Curve, that they were guarding during WWII. Anybody have photos or has seen the station there. I certainly did not see one, but that is true for about everywhere these days....
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Re: RailKing 30-90143 "Gallitzin" PRR Train Depot

prrhorseshoecurve ·
These were two stations at Gallitzen. Both are pictured in the book Triumph I. You had a westbound on the other left side of Jackson St bridge after the twin bores. The less photographed East bound just underneath main st. Bridge for eastbound. Neither of them look like the mth version. However it's a stretch but the Gallitzen mth station could be renamed Cresson. You delete the raised covered platform and it can look like the main building for Cresson station.
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Re: My Steam Servicing Facility/roundhouse is now complete/adding details

CSX Al ·
Norm, just saw this update. Looks fantastic! I can't wait until you have all the scenery finished. Keep up the great work, as usual. Take care, Al
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Re: My Steam Servicing Facility/roundhouse is now complete/adding details

B Smith ·
Hot Water -- Bill Davis at American Scale Models (an excellent e-Bay seller) has brass O-scale water columns of various styles available.
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Re: My Steam Servicing Facility/roundhouse is now complete/adding details

Hot Water ·
Yes, he usually does. I no longer need any, as our engine terminal is complete & finished.
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Re: What road names?

Marty W. ·
Depending on how regional, perhaps the Delaware and Hudson, the RF&P, Erie, Lehigh Valley and a few more I'm sure.
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Re: What road names?

Tony_V ·
Thanks! I actually have a Delaware and Hudson Lionel service station set from the '90s. I completely forgot about that one. RF&P I never heard of but Google fixed that. I appreciate the reply!
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Re: Modifying the Williams by Bachmann #41807 PRR Tuscan 5-stripe Scale GG-1

rtraincollector ·
While your at it have you considered adding some form of command control my self would be TMCC but I know other would be Proto 2 or 3 I have this engine and my plans in the future is to add TMCC and then will decide on LED lights and all but time will tell thats on the back burner for now
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Re: Modifying the Williams by Bachmann #41807 PRR Tuscan 5-stripe Scale GG-1

Marty Fitzhenry ·
I am a big fan of the scale Williams GG-1. I have converted many of them to PS-2 with great success.
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Re: electrical substation

Arthur P. Bloom ·
The PRR high voltage wires, these days being 138,000 Volts, (increased form the original 131,000), are two-wire, single phase, center-tapped circuits, with the center tap being grounded. That means that there are 138,000 Volts between the two wires of any individual pair, and 69,000 Volts from either side to ground. There are generally two sets of these two-wire circuits along the top of the poles. I imagine that if you are seeing 4 sets of wires (8 wires) at the very top of the poles, that...
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Re: My Steam Servicing Facility/roundhouse is now complete/adding details

Norm Charbonneau ·
Thanks Johnny. Here are some quick overviews of my meager progress. Most of the basic ground cover is down up to the TT. I expect my roundhouse sometime next week and will use the base to lay out the whisker tracks and surrounding background scenery before building the kit.
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Re: My Steam Servicing Facility/roundhouse is now complete/adding details

Norm Charbonneau ·
Here's a few quick shots of where the yard approach splits off from GB tower interlocking. I have been trying to do some of the rough scenery here, just trees, rocks, and ballast mostly. I also put together some 68kV power lines, using the article in the last OGR for inspiration. I also relocated that tool shed from its previous spot by Bryant tunnel.
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Alex M ·
Norm, That looks awesome, your scenery work is top notch !!!! Alex
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jim pastorius ·
I really enjoy seeing your work, don't know if you realize how nice it is to see to non-scenery people like me. Keep it coming, please.
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Re: My Steam Servicing Facility/roundhouse is now complete/adding details

Norm Charbonneau ·
Thx you guys. Making slow progress, more trees, rocks, and ballast.
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Drew Madere ·
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Pingman ·
Wonderful photos and progress, Norm; and, the discussion from you and others has been informative and enjoyable. Suggestion: Since this is a "work-in-progress" thread, edit the thread's title with the date of your most recent update--makes it much easier to know you have posted new photos/information.
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Re: My Steam Servicing Facility/roundhouse is now complete/adding details

Thaddeus ·
What did you use to carve the foam?
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Jan ·
Elliott, You might want to look at push/pull rods that the R/C community uses in their model planes. http://www.sullivanproducts.com/GoldnRodMainFrame.htm This is the solid music wire style. By fixing the end of the outer casing the control wire moves crisply. Jan
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Tom Shirey ·
nice work, Norm. Please keep us posted!
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texastrain ·
Great work, Norm, an inspiration to us all. Jesse
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Norm Charbonneau ·
Thx again guys, I wil try to modify the tread title to reflect the various stages of progress. Thaddeus, I carve the extruded foam with a keyhole saw and a SurForm rasp. Here are some shots of my AMW 4 stall roundhouse in progress:
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