briansilvermustang posted:
Apples55 posted:
briansilvermustang posted:
 

Brian;

I love this little engine... do you know anything about it???

http://www.lionel.com/products...-wsnow-plow-6-22624/

Paul- I have two of these. They are from K-line. great little switchers, good pulling power and smoke too. I have one pulling 6 freight cars now.

Not to hijack the thread but here they are in action.

Bob

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Apples55 posted:
briansilvermustang posted:
 

Brian;

I love this little engine... do you know anything about it???

Do these locos come with standard Lionel operating knuckle couplers ?

Brian posted pictures of New Haven 44 Ton, S-2 and RS-3 locomotives. Here are models of same. GE 44 Ton #0807 and ALCO S-2 #0617 are recent MTH models. ALCO RS-3 #518 is a much older K-Line model.

MELGAR

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briansilvermustang posted:

          like them switchers Mel !!!

Thanks Brian. But nothing can compare with your phenomenal diesel collection!

MELGAR

Dan Padova posted:
Apples55 posted:
briansilvermustang posted:
 

Brian;

I love this little engine... do you know anything about it???

Do these locos come with standard Lionel operating knuckle couplers ?

Dan- the two I have came with fixed knuckle couplers. The PRR model still has them but the NYC has a slightly smaller operating couplers installed. I believe they will accept kadees if that is your preference.

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briansilvermustang posted:

July 30, 2019 MELGAR removed photo.

Brian also posted this picture, which deserves a special comment if one is a New Haven fan.

The picture shows ALCO S-2 #0600 on the team tracks adjacent to the office and yard of the Union Freight Railroad at 87 Atlantic Avenue in Boston.

The New Haven was a part-owner of the Union Freight Railroad which ran through the middle of the streets in Boston’s North End and operated mostly at night. Its purpose was to haul freight (mostly box cars) between North and South Stations, a distance of 2.11 miles, and to businesses along the Boston waterfront on Atlantic and Northern Avenues, and Commercial and Causeway Streets. Beginning in the 1920s, the motive power consisted of four 80-ton three-truck Climax geared steam locomotives that were fully enclosed. They were retired in 1946 and followed by GE 44 Ton and ALCO S-2 diesel locomotives until operations ended in March 1970. The UFRR was still running when I arrived in the area to attend college. I will not admit to what year that was, but suffice it to say that this was a remarkable railroad that I shall always remember.

MELGAR

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briansilvermustang posted:

          like them switchers Mel !!!

Hey guys, let's keep our love for these NH switchers just between us; otherwise, the companies will jack up their prices. LOL

Arnold D. Cribari posted:
briansilvermustang posted:

          like them switchers Mel !!!

Hey guys, let's keep our love for these NH switchers just between us; otherwise, the companies will jack up their prices. LOL

They already have.

MELGAR

Dan Padova posted:

I was never a fan of Lionel's 44 ton switcher.  But this one, in New haven livery is a beauty.  

That's because the Lionel postwar 44 ton switchers were cheaply made and not good pullers compared to the great Lionel switchers in the early 1950s. But the new 44 ton switchers by K Line and MTH with smoke, good pulling power, sounds and other nice features are awesome, according to our friends on this Forum who have the modern ones.

John Pryke's HO rendition of the Union Freight is now at the Nauset Model Railroad Club in Orleans, MA. It is truly a work of art and the club is very fortunate to have it.

The NMRC holds open houses in the summer.

RSJB18 posted:

And the winner is....... ME

http://marketplace-images.trainzauctions.com/cbc45becb0e3c8c43907f783cb3931d0688f0366-20171215-091927-C1-Trainz-4088217-STILL-04.jpg

My first 44 ton switcher. Been looking for one for a while. My first New Haven too.

Now - to paint the hoods orange!

ctr posted:

John Pryke's HO rendition of the Union Freight is now at the Nauset Model Railroad Club in Orleans, MA. It is truly a work of art and the club is very fortunate to have it.

The NMRC holds open houses in the summer.

Beautiful. That is how the Boston waterfront area looked in the 1960s. The water, tracks in street and backdrops are outstanding. Do you know when John built this? He and I attended the same school in Cambridge. Size of layout?

MELGAR

Jim Waterman posted:
RSJB18 posted:

And the winner is....... ME

http://marketplace-images.trainzauctions.com/cbc45becb0e3c8c43907f783cb3931d0688f0366-20171215-091927-C1-Trainz-4088217-STILL-04.jpg

My first 44 ton switcher. Been looking for one for a while. My first New Haven too.

Now - to paint the hoods orange!

Personally, I would leave it as is.  I like the understated look.  

MELGAR posted:

The New Haven acquired 40 RDCs in 1952 and ‘53 and referred to them as “Shoreliners.” Twenty-nine were RDC-1s (passengers only), two were RDC-2s (baggage compartment at one end), six were RDC-3s (passenger, baggage and mail sections), and three were shorter RDC-4s (baggage and mail only). At the time, the New Haven was the country’s largest user of RDCs, running them mostly on branch lines and in commuter service. They were powered by two 275 HP General Motors diesel engines mounted below the floor, air-conditioned, and could accommodate 89 passengers. Many of these cars lasted until the New Haven was absorbed into the Penn Central in 1969. New Haven Railroad Budd RDC 47 was photographed at the Danbury (CT) Railway Museum – June 1, 2017.

MELGAR

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Many of the New Haven's RDC fleet ran during the Penn Central years; at first in NH paint, then later on with Penn Central lettering on the sides and New York Central-style "fright stripes" on the end. The ex-New Haven RDCs often continued to sport the New Haven air whistles, though.

689FD297-0C1E-4795-915B-B8100FD2E871Copyright 2000.

John Pryke’s New Haven layout was also featured in several past issues of MODEL RAILROADER. John was a extremely skilled modeler and author.

 

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Dan Padova posted:
Jim Waterman posted:
RSJB18 posted:

And the winner is....... ME

http://marketplace-images.trainzauctions.com/cbc45becb0e3c8c43907f783cb3931d0688f0366-20171215-091927-C1-Trainz-4088217-STILL-04.jpg

My first 44 ton switcher. Been looking for one for a while. My first New Haven too.

Now - to paint the hoods orange!

Personally, I would leave it as is.  I like the understated look.  

Maybe I'll paint one hood Orange and leave the other one black 😁

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Arnold D. Cribari posted:

Hi Arnold:  Very cool layout.  What year did you start this layout and what is the overall size? Do you have a YT Channel for your trains?

Gary

Hi Train Room Gary:

I started around 1995 and completed most of my layout within 6 months, and had a great time building and decorating it with my young children.  I've tinkered with it ever since, and will probably continue to do so for the rest of my life.

I do not have a video of my layout on YouTube.  What I have on YouTube is something I shared on this Forum when I joined it in early to mid November, 2017.  It's a video of Phil Klopp's layout and a model train song I wrote entitled: Who Am I (Rollin' By).  Here's a link for the video and song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7OdycErheA

 

Arnold D. Cribari posted:

Hi Train Room Gary:

I started around 1995 and completed most of my layout within 6 months, and had a great time building and decorating it with my young children.  I've tinkered with it ever since, and will probably continue to do so for the rest of my life.

I do not have a video of my layout on YouTube.  What I have on YouTube is something I shared on this Forum when I joined it in early to mid November, 2017.  It's a video of Phil Klopp's layout and a model train song I wrote entitled: Who Am I (Rollin' By).  Here's a link for the video and song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7OdycErheA

 

Cool Tune, No Very Cool Tune.

Wow - Thanks for sharing video and Model Train Tune.

Gary

trainroomgary posted:
Arnold D. Cribari posted:

Hi Train Room Gary:

I started around 1995 and completed most of my layout within 6 months, and had a great time building and decorating it with my young children.  I've tinkered with it ever since, and will probably continue to do so for the rest of my life.

I do not have a video of my layout on YouTube.  What I have on YouTube is something I shared on this Forum when I joined it in early to mid November, 2017.  It's a video of Phil Klopp's layout and a model train song I wrote entitled: Who Am I (Rollin' By).  Here's a link for the video and song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7OdycErheA

 

Cool Tune, No Very Cool Tune.

Wow - Thanks for sharing video and Model Train Tune.

Gary

To Gary and all our Forum friends: please feel free to share the above YouTube link for the video/song with anyone you think might enjoy it.

briansilvermustang posted:

July 30, 2019 MELGAR removed photo.

 

Brian's photo shows EP-5 "Jet" #379 and what appears to be EP-3 #356, both passenger electric "motors" at New Haven "motor storage." Two MTH model equivalents shown below.

MELGAR

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When I first saw this print, I thought "I want to be the guy who's pointing."

Then I added the comments and realized my destiny is to be one of the guys carrying.

NHRRPhotoPhunnie

Click on the image to get a better view.  It's actually a nice NYNHH print.

Steven J. Serenska

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This is my very first 3rd Rail engine. I wish to make it perfectly clear that I hold this thread in general (and MELGAR in particular) responsible for this purchase... THANK YOU ALL    

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Apples55 posted:

This is my very first 3rd Rail engine. I wish to make it perfectly clear that I hold this thread in general (and MELGAR in particular) responsible for this purchase... THANK YOU ALL    

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In that case I REALLY hope you like it...

MELGAR

I found some pictures that I took about three years ago that I would like to share. Sorry for the poor quality but I took these on 35mm film then used an iPad to retake them. If I go to the Big E I’ll stop along the way and take them on the iPad.

Pokey

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POKEY493 posted pictures of New Haven ALCO RS-1 #0670. Could not import his pictures into this post, but here are some "equivalent" photos of my Atlas O New Haven ALCO RS-1 #0668.

MELGAR

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