Skip to main content

"HONGZ" stands for HO scale, N scale, G scale, and Z scale.

Post your non-O scale stuff here!

Ross club Tuesday night meeting.

videos:

PRR P5A electrics freight.

Marias pass:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRuFfQk2FOY

Willmar:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUyIswRel58

Seattle:

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

UP E-6 A-B-B passenger train:

Skykomish:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gknfC1gPTA

C&O K-2 2-8-2 freight:

Skykomish:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sG9Vu1_Fv2g

Marias pass:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NnSSAuNpBc

Willmar:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKJCD-phOB8

C&O 2-8-2, PRR P5A and UP E-6 A-B-B:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXGVIfir7Yo

Mark's diesels and C&O 2-8-2 meet:

Waverly:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQ99q1I7lmM

Mark, Bob and Gerry.

Ross club 2023 August 29 01

Joe, Roxanne and Nick.

Ross club 2023 August 29 02

UP E-6 A-B-B passenger train at Chumstick canyon trestle.

Ross club 2023 August 29 03

Nate and Gerry.

Ross club 2023 August 29 04

PRR P5A electrics at Willmar.

Ross club 2023 August 29 05

Ross club 2023 August 29 06

Mark's diesel at Havre.

Ross club 2023 August 29 07

Ross club 2023 August 29 08

Skykomish.

Ross club 2023 August 29 09

Glacier meet.

Ross club 2023 August 29 10

Bob with the C&O K-2 2-8-2.

Ross club 2023 August 29 11

Glasgow.

Ross club 2023 August 29 12

Ross club 2023 August 29 13

Glacier and passenger yard.

Ross club 2023 August 29 14

St. Paul yard.

Ross club 2023 August 29 15

C&O 2-8-2 at Waverly.

Ross club 2023 August 29 16

PRR P5A at Skykomish.

Ross club 2023 August 29 17

Mark and Nate.

Ross club 2023 August 29 18

St. Paul roundhouse.

Ross club 2023 August 29 19

Willmar.

Ross club 2023 August 29 20

Seattle.

Ross club 2023 August 29 21

Ross club 2023 August 29 22

Nate doing 'yard work'.

Ross club 2023 August 29 23

Attachments

Images (23)
  • Ross club 2023 August 29 01
  • Ross club 2023 August 29 02
  • Ross club 2023 August 29 03
  • Ross club 2023 August 29 04
  • Ross club 2023 August 29 05
  • Ross club 2023 August 29 06
  • Ross club 2023 August 29 07
  • Ross club 2023 August 29 08
  • Ross club 2023 August 29 09
  • Ross club 2023 August 29 10
  • Ross club 2023 August 29 11
  • Ross club 2023 August 29 12
  • Ross club 2023 August 29 13
  • Ross club 2023 August 29 14
  • Ross club 2023 August 29 15
  • Ross club 2023 August 29 16
  • Ross club 2023 August 29 17
  • Ross club 2023 August 29 18
  • Ross club 2023 August 29 19
  • Ross club 2023 August 29 20
  • Ross club 2023 August 29 21
  • Ross club 2023 August 29 22
  • Ross club 2023 August 29 23

New deliveries. engine and decals.

C&O - N&W 0-8-0 switcher.

Produced by Tenshodo in 1970.

Any time I can get a nice brass engine for under 2 'C' notes, I'll take it!

C&O;N&W 0-8-0 Tenshodo 02

Appears to be the original foam which is unusual since they deteriorate after a few decades.

C&O;N&W 0-8-0 Tenshodo 03

Was lightly 'run'.

C&O;N&W 0-8-0 Tenshodo 04

A can motor will be installed and a 'back head' if there is 'room'.

C&O;N&W 0-8-0 Tenshodo 05

C&O;N&W 0-8-0 Tenshodo 06

C&O;N&W 0-8-0 Tenshodo 07

Fireman's side.

Nicely detailed considering it is 53 years old and a factory paint job.

Most brass were not painted by the builders during that 'time period'.

C&O;N&W 0-8-0 Tenshodo 08

C&O;N&W 0-8-0 Tenshodo 09

C&O;N&W 0-8-0 Tenshodo 10

C&O;N&W 0-8-0 Tenshodo 11

C&O;N&W 0-8-0 Tenshodo 12

Top views.

C&O;N&W 0-8-0 Tenshodo 13

C&O;N&W 0-8-0 Tenshodo 14

C&O;N&W 0-8-0 Tenshodo 15

C&O;N&W 0-8-0 Tenshodo 16

C&O;N&W 0-8-0 Tenshodo 17

Engineer's side.

C&O;N&W 0-8-0 Tenshodo 18

C&O;N&W 0-8-0 Tenshodo 19

C&O;N&W 0-8-0 Tenshodo 20

C&O;N&W 0-8-0 Tenshodo 21

C&O;N&W 0-8-0 Tenshodo 22

C&O;N&W 0-8-0 Tenshodo 23

C&O;N&W 0-8-0 Tenshodo 24

'Weighs in' at an impressive, almost, one pound.

C&O;N&W 0-8-0 Tenshodo 25

==========

The decals for the Virginian 3 unit electrics arrived.

Virginian EL-2A electrics ALCO 18

Attachments

Images (25)
  • C&O;N&W 0-8-0 Tenshodo 02
  • C&O;N&W 0-8-0 Tenshodo 03
  • C&O;N&W 0-8-0 Tenshodo 04
  • C&O;N&W 0-8-0 Tenshodo 05
  • C&O;N&W 0-8-0 Tenshodo 06
  • C&O;N&W 0-8-0 Tenshodo 07
  • C&O;N&W 0-8-0 Tenshodo 08
  • C&O;N&W 0-8-0 Tenshodo 09
  • C&O;N&W 0-8-0 Tenshodo 10
  • C&O;N&W 0-8-0 Tenshodo 11
  • C&O;N&W 0-8-0 Tenshodo 12
  • C&O;N&W 0-8-0 Tenshodo 13
  • C&O;N&W 0-8-0 Tenshodo 14
  • C&O;N&W 0-8-0 Tenshodo 15
  • C&O;N&W 0-8-0 Tenshodo 16
  • C&O;N&W 0-8-0 Tenshodo 17
  • C&O;N&W 0-8-0 Tenshodo 18
  • C&O;N&W 0-8-0 Tenshodo 19
  • C&O;N&W 0-8-0 Tenshodo 20
  • C&O;N&W 0-8-0 Tenshodo 21
  • C&O;N&W 0-8-0 Tenshodo 22
  • C&O;N&W 0-8-0 Tenshodo 23
  • C&O;N&W 0-8-0 Tenshodo 24
  • C&O;N&W 0-8-0 Tenshodo 25
  • Virginian EL-2A electrics ALCO 18

Ross club Tuesday night meeting.

videos:

Rock Island:

Departing Seattle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NT3asdn3WJM

Marias Pass:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75JWVzRiCVo

Chumstick canyon trestle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz3pNdR-brg

UP 2-tone 4-8-4 :

Seattle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1u3PrJR6ng

Mark's diesels:

Marias Pass:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnNdD9HS2Wg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvI3uE1bXPs

Seattle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsQ1qpHDnHI

Rock Island E-6 A-A and C&O K-2 2-8-2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ph0Ic95YS-o

C&O K-2 2-8-2:

Willmar: east:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9ETa9b2z-U

Willmar west:

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

UP 2-tone 4-8-4 at Seattle's roundhouse.

Ross club Sept05 01

Joe and Mark.

Ross club Sept05 02

Skykomish.

Mark's diesels and PRR Aerotrain.

Ross club Sept05 03



Ross club Sept05 04

Rock Island E-6 A-A's at Hillyard.

Ross club Sept05 05

Bob with UP 2-tone grey 4-8-4 at Waverly.

Ross club Sept05 06

Bob and Nick.

Ross club Sept05 07

Mark, Joe and Gerry.

Ross club Sept05 08

Seattle's yard.

Ross club Sept05 09

Seattle's 'throat' to the freight yard.

Ross club Sept05 10

Ross club Sept05 11

C&O K-2 2-8-2 departing Seattle.

Ross club Sept05 12

St. Paul's freight yard.

Ross club Sept05 13

Seattle's freight yard.

Ross club Sept05 14

Attachments

Images (14)
  • Ross club Sept05 01
  • Ross club Sept05 02
  • Ross club Sept05 03
  • Ross club Sept05 04
  • Ross club Sept05 05
  • Ross club Sept05 06
  • Ross club Sept05 07
  • Ross club Sept05 08
  • Ross club Sept05 09
  • Ross club Sept05 10
  • Ross club Sept05 11
  • Ross club Sept05 12
  • Ross club Sept05 13
  • Ross club Sept05 14

PM'ed some engines for a local railroader.

Joe from Dayton brought 3 brass engines and 7 BLI engines that needed some 'work'.



Joe Berger's engines 01Joe Berger's engines 02

The 3 brass are DC only and were lubricated.

Joe Berger's engines 03

Joe Berger's engines 04

Joe Berger's engines 05

He said none of the BLI engines worked so we put all of them on the 'programming' track and read all the decoders.

We got all but 2 to operate.

When testing on the 'throttle' one engine would 'sit there' for several seconds and then go to full throttle.

By 'trial and error' it appears the 'motor' screen had acc and De as zero so we put 20 in both and all's good.

Joe Berger's engines 06

We used the 'throttle' to check each engine's functions.

Joe Berger's engines 07

Attachments

Images (7)
  • Joe Berger's engines 01
  • Joe Berger's engines 02
  • Joe Berger's engines 03
  • Joe Berger's engines 04
  • Joe Berger's engines 05
  • Joe Berger's engines 06
  • Joe Berger's engines 07

NMRA MCR DIV 7 monthly meeting.

Meeting.

NMRA Div 7 Sept meeting 01

Awards.

NMRA Div 7 Sept meeting 02NMRA Div 7 Sept meeting 03

===============

The hosts for the 2 layout tours after the meeting were not available so my layout was selected.

Glad I always test the mainline before 'railroaders' arrive as a 'jumper wire' between two rail ends needed 'soldering'

and I just tested the layout that morning!

videos:

Many vintage metal and wood Athearn, Silver Streak and Ambroid freight cars made in the 1950's in the 2 trains.

GN N-3 2-8-8-0 freight.

Hillyard:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MUuPDuSvh0

GN Q-1 2-10-2 freight.

Skykomish:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJFC3usN0lg

Marias Pass:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iDsk4Du4Ho

Departing Havre:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O14IFyF6SpU

Yes, we do have young railroaders!

NMRA Div 7 Sept meeting 04

GN N-3 2-8-8-0 at Hillyard.

NMRA Div 7 Sept meeting 05

Ben operating the N-3 while visitors 'look'.

NMRA Div 7 Sept meeting 06

NMRA Div 7 Sept meeting 07

St. Paul.

NMRA Div 7 Sept meeting 08

NMRA Div 7 Sept meeting 09

NMRA Div 7 Sept meeting 10

Marias pass.

NMRA Div 7 Sept meeting 11

Chumstick canyon trestle.

NMRA Div 7 Sept meeting 12

Glacier.

NMRA Div 7 Sept meeting 13

Willmar.

NMRA Div 7 Sept meeting 14



NMRA Div 7 Sept meeting 15

NMRA Div 7 Sept meeting 16

NMRA Div 7 Sept meeting 17

NMRA Div 7 Sept meeting 18

Last week PM:

I can get shorts when installing new all metal wheel sets into the trucks, that also are all metal, made in the 50's-60's when the insulated wheels touch the sides of the metal trucks.

I, finally, found a solution.

I put electrical tape along the inside the the trucks.

GNRW layout 2023 56

I have around 250 vintage cars.

This one is all metal.

GNRW layout 2023 57

Functioning doors.

GNRW layout 2023 58

GNRW layout 2023 59

GNRW layout 2023 60

Real sprung trucks.

GNRW layout 2023 62

GNRW layout 2023 63

Attachments

Images (26)
  • NMRA Div 7 Sept meeting 01
  • NMRA Div 7 Sept meeting 02
  • NMRA Div 7 Sept meeting 03
  • NMRA Div 7 Sept meeting 04
  • NMRA Div 7 Sept meeting 05
  • NMRA Div 7 Sept meeting 06
  • NMRA Div 7 Sept meeting 07
  • NMRA Div 7 Sept meeting 08
  • NMRA Div 7 Sept meeting 09
  • NMRA Div 7 Sept meeting 10
  • NMRA Div 7 Sept meeting 11
  • NMRA Div 7 Sept meeting 12
  • NMRA Div 7 Sept meeting 13
  • NMRA Div 7 Sept meeting 14
  • NMRA Div 7 Sept meeting 15
  • NMRA Div 7 Sept meeting 16
  • NMRA Div 7 Sept meeting 17
  • NMRA Div 7 Sept meeting 18
  • GNRW layout 2023 56
  • GNRW layout 2023 57
  • GNRW layout 2023 58
  • GNRW layout 2023 59
  • GNRW layout 2023 60
  • GNRW layout 2023 61
  • GNRW layout 2023 62
  • GNRW layout 2023 63
Last edited by samparfitt

Ross Club Tuesday night;

videos:

Nate's diesel:

Marias pass:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEPmu0aQiyw

Willmar:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCu4HkUY5ZM

Nate's diesel and PRR S-2 6-8-6 at Havre:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC8hhCbGFJE

PRR S-2 6-8-6 freight:

Willmar:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-YhwVT_xMk

West of St. Paul:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vB-MtGX4AV0

Seattle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EI7uTHeJERY

Chumstick canyon trestle:

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

NH EP5 electrics and PRR S-2 6-8-6 at Tye:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtA-jF-eFm0

NH EP5 electrics:

Willmar:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNM0KrhUW20

Willmar, west:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACJKzY1H8BA

Departing Whitefish:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BYK4D-PG48

Skykomish:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NDApkwApPI

PRR P5A electrics freight:

Marias pass:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwQ4UESStt4

Glacier:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8R_CZ1JcOw

Hillyard:

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

Seattle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkKq1T4vc9M

PRR centipedes:

Skykomish:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q62in1GeC44

Hillyard:

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

PRR P5A electrics and PRR centipedes:

Glacier:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BE1O8T7x3mk

Whitefish:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJIfYNf7BaA

Nate's homemade Lego engines.

Ross club 2023 Sept 12 01

Joe's on vacation so Gerry's doing dispatching.

Ross club 2023 Sept 12 02

Bob with PRR S-2 6-8-6.

Ross club 2023 Sept 12 03

Ross club 2023 Sept 12 04

Skykomish.

Ross club 2023 Sept 12 05

Hillyard.

Ross club 2023 Sept 12 06

Ross club 2023 Sept 12 07

Chumstick canyon trestle.

Ross club 2023 Sept 12 08

Ross club 2023 Sept 12 09

Seattle.

Ross club 2023 Sept 12 10

St. Paul.

Ross club 2023 Sept 12 11

Willmar.

Ross club 2023 Sept 12 12

NH EP-5 electrics.

Seattle.

Ross club 2023 Sept 12 13

St. Paul.

Ross club 2023 Sept 12 14

Havre.

Ross club 2023 Sept 12 15

Ross club 2023 Sept 12 16

Tye.

Ross club 2023 Sept 12 17

Ross club 2023 Sept 12 18

Ross club 2023 Sept 12 19

Skykomish.

Ross club 2023 Sept 12 20

Seattle.

Ross club 2023 Sept 12 21

Skykomish.

Ross club 2023 Sept 12 22

Ross club 2023 Sept 12 23

Ross club 2023 Sept 12 24

Ross club 2023 Sept 12 25

Waverly.

Ross club 2023 Sept 12 26

Ross club 2023 Sept 12 27

Hillyard.

Ross club 2023 Sept 12 28

Tye.

Ross club 2023 Sept 12 29

Ross club 2023 Sept 12 30

Attachments

Images (30)
  • Ross club 2023 Sept 12 01
  • Ross club 2023 Sept 12 02
  • Ross club 2023 Sept 12 03
  • Ross club 2023 Sept 12 04
  • Ross club 2023 Sept 12 05
  • Ross club 2023 Sept 12 06
  • Ross club 2023 Sept 12 07
  • Ross club 2023 Sept 12 08
  • Ross club 2023 Sept 12 09
  • Ross club 2023 Sept 12 10
  • Ross club 2023 Sept 12 11
  • Ross club 2023 Sept 12 12
  • Ross club 2023 Sept 12 13
  • Ross club 2023 Sept 12 14
  • Ross club 2023 Sept 12 15
  • Ross club 2023 Sept 12 16
  • Ross club 2023 Sept 12 17
  • Ross club 2023 Sept 12 18
  • Ross club 2023 Sept 12 19
  • Ross club 2023 Sept 12 20
  • Ross club 2023 Sept 12 21
  • Ross club 2023 Sept 12 22
  • Ross club 2023 Sept 12 23
  • Ross club 2023 Sept 12 24
  • Ross club 2023 Sept 12 25
  • Ross club 2023 Sept 12 26
  • Ross club 2023 Sept 12 27
  • Ross club 2023 Sept 12 28
  • Ross club 2023 Sept 12 29
  • Ross club 2023 Sept 12 30

GNRW operating session.

Only 3 of us but we had a 'good time'.

Joe the dispatcher is on vacation in California so I'm glad not many showed up as I would have had to do the 'dispatching'.

Also, there was more pizza for everyone!

Videos:

GN S-2 4-8-4 passenger train:

Skykomish:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIaJ8Vwb4uo

Marias pass:

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

Whitefish:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmdNoXp9FaU

B&O EA A-B passenger train:

Seattle:

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

Hillyard:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ieTwb6p0cI

Havre:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9AuZEPJ3OY

Skykomish:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NH64fSEZBac

PRR GG-1's freight:

I believe this is the first videos of these GG-1's as I only use them to test the mainline before visitors arrive.

Seattle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7VEkorB000

Chumstick canyon trestle:

We had to add a 2nd GG-1 as the one GG-1 had trouble pulling the train through the Cascade tunnel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqISf3cAAos

Ben brought his 'Thomas the Tank' engine and ran it on the 'DC' logging railroad:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjQ-JYvy0xE

Bill operating the GN S-2 4-8-4 passenger train at Hillyard.

GNRW ops Sept 16 2023 01

GNRW ops Sept 16 2023 02

Chumstick canyon trestle.

GNRW ops Sept 16 2023 03

Glacier.

GNRW ops Sept 16 2023 04

GN S-2 4-8-4 passenger train bypassing Seattle's freight yard.

GNRW ops Sept 16 2023 05

B&O EA A-B passenger train at Skykomish.

GNRW ops Sept 16 2023 06

Chumstick canyon trestle.

GNRW ops Sept 16 2023 07

Glasgow:

GNRW ops Sept 16 2023 08

GNRW ops Sept 16 2023 09

GNRW ops Sept 16 2023 10

Ben brought his newly acquired 2-6-6-2 that we needed to PM.

DC only so it had to run on the logging railroad.

GNRW ops Sept 16 2023 11

GNRW ops Sept 16 2023 12

Skykomish.

GNRW ops Sept 16 2023 13

B&O EA A-B passenger train bypassing Seattle's freight yard.

GNRW ops Sept 16 2023 14

PRR 'cabin car'.

GNRW ops Sept 16 2023 15

'Thomas the Tank' engine on the logging railroad.

GNRW ops Sept 16 2023 16

Attachments

Images (16)
  • GNRW ops Sept 16 2023 01
  • GNRW ops Sept 16 2023 02
  • GNRW ops Sept 16 2023 03
  • GNRW ops Sept 16 2023 04
  • GNRW ops Sept 16 2023 05
  • GNRW ops Sept 16 2023 06
  • GNRW ops Sept 16 2023 07
  • GNRW ops Sept 16 2023 08
  • GNRW ops Sept 16 2023 09
  • GNRW ops Sept 16 2023 10
  • GNRW ops Sept 16 2023 11
  • GNRW ops Sept 16 2023 12
  • GNRW ops Sept 16 2023 13
  • GNRW ops Sept 16 2023 14
  • GNRW ops Sept 16 2023 15
  • GNRW ops Sept 16 2023 16
Last edited by samparfitt

Ross club weekly meeting:

A lot of trains got 'run'!

Many of the freight cars are vintage metal Athearn/Varney and wooden Silver Streak/Ambroid cars from the 50's.

videos:

UP Veranda turbine;

Marias pass:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFRr17zysfI

Nate's diesel:

Willmar:

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

N&W J 4-8-4 with Bob's passenger cars:

Seattle:

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

UP FEF-3 4-8-4 freight:

Skykomish:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsD7xODS1DA

PRR P5A electrics freight:

Willmar:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P05cXPHLq0o

Departing Whitefish:

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

NH EP-5 electrics freight:

Skykomish:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LnAN9x2N9E

B&O EA A-B passenger train:

Hillyard:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDxDlH7e5lY

Willmar:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjHA-KYyUt4

Nate and Roxanne.

Ross club 09-19-2023 01

Bob with his newly acquired N&W passenger cars.

Ross club 09-19-2023 02

Ross club 09-19-2023 03

Ross club 09-19-2023 04

Ross club 09-19-2023 05

Gerry dispatching since Joe is on vacation.

Ross club 09-19-2023 06

Nick with the PRR Aerotrain.

Ross club 09-19-2023 07

PRR P5A electrics at Skykomish.

The 44 year old hand laid rail spiked on individual wooden ties still haven't decayed!

Ross club 09-19-2023 08

PRR Aerotrain at Havre.

Ross club 09-19-2023 09

Skykomish.

Ross club 09-19-2023 10

Havre.

Ross club 09-19-2023 11

Mark.

Ross club 09-19-2023 12

B&O EA A-B passenger train at Chumstick canyon trestle.

Ross club 09-19-2023 13

I'm glad I left 'room' in the basement 44 years ago!

Ross club 09-19-2023 14

Ross club 09-19-2023 15

Attachments

Images (15)
  • Ross club 09-19-2023 04
  • Ross club 09-19-2023 05
  • Ross club 09-19-2023 06
  • Ross club 09-19-2023 07
  • Ross club 09-19-2023 08
  • Ross club 09-19-2023 09
  • Ross club 09-19-2023 10
  • Ross club 09-19-2023 11
  • Ross club 09-19-2023 12
  • Ross club 09-19-2023 13
  • Ross club 09-19-2023 14
  • Ross club 09-19-2023 15
  • Ross club 09-19-2023 01
  • Ross club 09-19-2023 02
  • Ross club 09-19-2023 03
Last edited by samparfitt

Looks like Nate and Roxanne left their trains on auto pilot!  Wow, I’ve never seen anyone else in the dispatcher seat but Joe!  Gerry probably did a great job.

@BillYo414 posted:

That's something missed in discussion! It's important to leave some room if you plan to have people over to operate.

Great post as always!

Good point, Sam and Bill!  I would like to have left more space for guests, but it couldn’t be done in an 11x11 room with a narrow door.  😢Oh well, Bentley gets upset when visitors come anyway!  🤷‍♂️ 🐶

Ross club Tuesday night meeting:

videos:

NH EP-5 electrics:

Mark brought his 'open load' freight cars.

Havre:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Myn2mKCo6Ak

Whitefish:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLKdVBSWXB0

Nate's diesel freight:

Skykomish:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdLS0EE_oQM

UP Big Boy 4-8-8-4:

35 freight cars.

Departing Seattle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1KlZ_LIk2I

Tye:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_r_2c4lIzQ

Havre:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nv-v1qvVuY0

45 freight Cars:

Skykomish:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edFrt8ytEyg

Departing Havre:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ml2a1LgsTdE

Whitefish:

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

Skykomish: West:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REyhdBfaX7E

Erie Triplex 2-8-8-8-2 freight:

Waverly:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zWQCUEzn28

Marias pass:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWulN2Ol6S8



Ross club 09-26-23 01

Ross club 09-26-23 02

Mark with the NH EP-5's.

Ross club 09-26-23 03

Nate with the UP Big Boy.

Ross club 09-26-23 04

Havre.

Ross club 09-26-23 05

Ross club 09-26-23 06

Tumwater canyon trestle.

Ross club 09-26-23 07

Chumstick canyon trestle.

Ross club 09-26-23 08

Seattle.

Ross club 09-26-23 09

Joe's back from California.

Ross club 09-26-23 10

Erie Triplex 2-8-8-8-2 Willmar.

Ross club 09-26-23 11

Ross club 09-26-23 12

Whitefish.

Ross club 09-26-23 13

Waverly.

Ross club 09-26-23 14

Ross club 09-26-23 15

Skykomish.

Ross club 09-26-23 16

Seattle.

Ross club 09-26-23 17

Skykomish.

Ross club 09-26-23 18

Attachments

Images (18)
  • Ross club 09-26-23 01
  • Ross club 09-26-23 02
  • Ross club 09-26-23 03
  • Ross club 09-26-23 04
  • Ross club 09-26-23 05
  • Ross club 09-26-23 06
  • Ross club 09-26-23 07
  • Ross club 09-26-23 08
  • Ross club 09-26-23 09
  • Ross club 09-26-23 10
  • Ross club 09-26-23 11
  • Ross club 09-26-23 12
  • Ross club 09-26-23 13
  • Ross club 09-26-23 14
  • Ross club 09-26-23 15
  • Ross club 09-26-23 16
  • Ross club 09-26-23 17
  • Ross club 09-26-23 18
Last edited by samparfitt

PM 5 BLI engines for Joe in Dayton.

This engine would do 100 MPH or nothing.

Joe Berger's engines 07A

Appears we only needed to turn 'on' the 'use speed table'.

Joe Berger's engines 07B

programmed this engine.

Don't remember if we had to 'mod' any parameters.

Joe Berger's engines 08

Tender wheels needing cleaning and one brass contact was bent.

Joe Berger's engines 09

Again, tender wheels were dirty.

Couldn't fix a  NYC Niagara; sound but no movement.  Either bad connection to motor, bad motor or bad decoder.

Will let Joe work on that problem.

Joe Berger's engines 10

Attachments

Images (5)
  • Joe Berger's engines 07A
  • Joe Berger's engines 07B
  • Joe Berger's engines 08
  • Joe Berger's engines 09
  • Joe Berger's engines 10

Ross club Tuesday night;

videos:

Many of the freight cars are vintage metal Athearn/Varney and wood Silver Streak/Ambroid models.

C&O K-2 2-8-2 freight:

Leaving Seattle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoqjEYbMh7U

Marias pass:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fYwuH2hNC0

Leaving Whitefish:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6fkRozWYuY

UP FEF-3 2-tone grey 4-8-4 freight with Nate's freight cars:

Has smoking whistle.

Havre:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOjVQH32Pb0

Willmar:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDr483b_86E

SF 4-6-4 Blue Goose freight:

Skykomish:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HraFBEtA5A

Leaving Whitefish:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQCxwNUpd3g

Marias pass:

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

ACL R-1 4-8-4 passenger train:

Leaving Seattle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yb0LRvXgeu8

Willmar:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVH3_lJDYUU

PRR Aerotrain:

Hillyard:

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

UP Big Boy freight and ACL R-1 4-8-4 passenger train:

Big Boy has a smoking whistle.

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

UP Big Boy 4-8-8-4 freight:

Waverly:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cP4KhRebW-0

St. Paul:

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

Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 01

C&O K-2 2-8-2 and Bob.

Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 02

Nate with his freight cars.

Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 03

We had to remove the 'double stacks' since the railroad is 1938!

Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 04

Gerry with the SF Blue Goose 4-6-4 at Seattle.

Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 05

C&O K-2 2-8-2 at Havre.

Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 06

Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 07

Chumstick canyon trestle.

Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 08

UP FEF-3 4-8-4 2-tone grey at Waverly.

Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 09

PRR Aerotrain at Havre.

Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 10

Bob and Nick.

Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 11

Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 12

SF Blue Goose at Willmar.

Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 13

St. Paul.

Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 14

Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 15

Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 16

Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 17

Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 18

Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 19

Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 20

Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 21

Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 22

Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 23

Tumwater canyon trestle.

Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 24

Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 25

Seattle.

Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 26

ACL R-1 4-8-4 at Willmar.

Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 27

Seattle.

Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 28

Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 29

Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 30

Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 31

Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 32

Marias pass.

Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 33

Nate with the Big Boy.

Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 34

Hillyard.

Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 35

Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 36

ACL R-1 bypassing Seattle's freight yard.

Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 37

Attachments

Images (37)
  • Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 01
  • Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 02
  • Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 03
  • Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 04
  • Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 05
  • Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 06
  • Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 07
  • Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 08
  • Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 09
  • Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 10
  • Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 11
  • Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 12
  • Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 13
  • Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 14
  • Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 15
  • Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 16
  • Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 17
  • Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 18
  • Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 19
  • Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 20
  • Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 21
  • Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 22
  • Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 23
  • Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 24
  • Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 25
  • Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 26
  • Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 27
  • Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 28
  • Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 29
  • Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 30
  • Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 31
  • Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 32
  • Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 33
  • Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 34
  • Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 35
  • Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 36
  • Ross Club 2023 Oct. 03 37
Last edited by samparfitt

Div 4 train show in Berea, Ohio.

Miles: 225.

There were 5 buildings at the fairgrounds.

Lots of variety and genre.

Building 1.

Berea 2023 01

Lots of detail parts.

Berea 2023 02

Berea 2023 03

Berea 2023 04

O gauge buildings.

Berea 2023 05

HO buildings.

Berea 2023 06

Berea 2023 07

Main 'walk way' to the other 4 buildings.

Berea 2023 08

Building 2.

Berea 2023 09

G gauge.

Berea 2023 10

Several historical societies 'there'.

Berea 2023 11

This guy has tons of Gilbert S gauge.

Berea 2023 12

Berea 2023 13

Berea 2023 14

Berea 2023 15

Appears to be vintage original Lionel buildings.

Berea 2023 16

Berea 2023 17

Berea 2023 18

Not the usual metal but appears to be a wood model.

Berea 2023 19

Berea 2023 20

Berea 2023 21

Several tables of brass.

Berea 2023 22

More vintage items.

Berea 2023 23

Berea 2023 24

Early model cars instead of the usual contemporary ones.

Berea 2023 25

Berea 2023 26

Berea 2023 27

Variety of different 'modes of transportation'.

Berea 2023 28

Hundreds of Walther's buildings.

Berea 2023 29

Nice O gauge bridges.

Berea 2023 30

Berea 2023 31

Building 3.

Berea 2023 32

Berea 2023 33

O gauge.

Berea 2023 34

Berea 2023 35

Berea 2023 36

Berea 2023 37

N gauge.

Berea 2023 38

Berea 2023 39

Berea 2023 40

Berea 2023 41

Berea 2023 42

Several tables of brass.

Berea 2023 43

I was 'tempted' but already have 3 Burlington engines : an O-5, O-5B and a M-4A.

Berea 2023 44

Berea 2023 45

Berea 2023 46

Berea 2023 47

Berea 2023 47A

Z gauge.

Berea 2023 48

Berea 2023 49

The 'BIG' stuff.

Berea 2023 50

Berea 2023 51

Berea 2023 52

Building 4.

Berea 2023 53

Lots of nice pictures.

Berea 2023 54

Great for structure building.

Berea 2023 55

Different size 'rerailers'.

Berea 2023 56

'How to' area.

Berea 2023 57

Several tables of BLI stuff.

Berea 2023 58

Berea 2023 59

It's old when it's made of metal!

Berea 2023 60

BLI.

Berea 2023 61

Building 5.

Berea 2023 62

PRR signals.

Berea 2023 63

A nice 'train' carrying case.

Berea 2023 64

HO gauge.

A very large point to point modular layout.

Berea 2023 65

Berea 2023 66

Berea 2023 67

Berea 2023 68

Berea 2023 69

Berea 2023 70

Berea 2023 71

Berea 2023 72

Each 'point' has a 'return loop'.

Berea 2023 73

Berea 2023 74

Berea 2023 75

N gauge.

Berea 2023 76

Berea 2023 77



Berea 2023 78

Berea 2023 79

Berea 2023 80

Berea 2023 81

HO gauge.

Berea 2023 82

Berea 2023 83

Many 'moons ago' saw these on the 'lake front' in Cleveland.

Berea 2023 84

Berea 2023 85

Berea 2023 86

Berea 2023 87

Berea 2023 88

Berea 2023 89

N gauge signals are really small!

Berea 2023 90

Next years convention.

Berea 2023 91

Next W/E is my local Div 7 train show.

It's, virtually, in my 'back yard'.

https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/...df?ver=1696453525154

Attachments

Images (92)
  • Berea 2023 01
  • Berea 2023 02
  • Berea 2023 03
  • Berea 2023 04
  • Berea 2023 05
  • Berea 2023 06
  • Berea 2023 07
  • Berea 2023 08
  • Berea 2023 09
  • Berea 2023 10
  • Berea 2023 11
  • Berea 2023 12
  • Berea 2023 13
  • Berea 2023 14
  • Berea 2023 15
  • Berea 2023 16
  • Berea 2023 17
  • Berea 2023 18
  • Berea 2023 19
  • Berea 2023 20
  • Berea 2023 21
  • Berea 2023 22
  • Berea 2023 23
  • Berea 2023 24
  • Berea 2023 25
  • Berea 2023 26
  • Berea 2023 27
  • Berea 2023 28
  • Berea 2023 29
  • Berea 2023 30
  • Berea 2023 31
  • Berea 2023 32
  • Berea 2023 33
  • Berea 2023 34
  • Berea 2023 35
  • Berea 2023 36
  • Berea 2023 37
  • Berea 2023 38
  • Berea 2023 39
  • Berea 2023 40
  • Berea 2023 41
  • Berea 2023 42
  • Berea 2023 43
  • Berea 2023 44
  • Berea 2023 45
  • Berea 2023 46
  • Berea 2023 47
  • Berea 2023 47A
  • Berea 2023 48
  • Berea 2023 49
  • Berea 2023 50
  • Berea 2023 51
  • Berea 2023 52
  • Berea 2023 53
  • Berea 2023 54
  • Berea 2023 55
  • Berea 2023 56
  • Berea 2023 57
  • Berea 2023 58
  • Berea 2023 59
  • Berea 2023 60
  • Berea 2023 61
  • Berea 2023 62
  • Berea 2023 63
  • Berea 2023 64
  • Berea 2023 65
  • Berea 2023 66
  • Berea 2023 67
  • Berea 2023 68
  • Berea 2023 69
  • Berea 2023 70
  • Berea 2023 71
  • Berea 2023 72
  • Berea 2023 73
  • Berea 2023 74
  • Berea 2023 75
  • Berea 2023 76
  • Berea 2023 77
  • Berea 2023 78
  • Berea 2023 79
  • Berea 2023 80
  • Berea 2023 81
  • Berea 2023 82
  • Berea 2023 83
  • Berea 2023 84
  • Berea 2023 85
  • Berea 2023 86
  • Berea 2023 87
  • Berea 2023 88
  • Berea 2023 89
  • Berea 2023 90
  • Berea 2023 91
Last edited by samparfitt

NMRA MCR DIV 7 monthly meeting with the, usual, 2 layout visits.

Meeting.

Div 7 meeting 01

Awards.

Div 7 meeting 02

Raffle table.

Div 7 meeting 03

Contest table.

Div 7 meeting 04

Zoom table for those that can't 'make' the meeting.

Div 7 meeting 05

'How to' presentation by...

Div 7 meeting 06

Lou and Cheryl Sassi from N. Carolina.

Div 7 meeting 07

The usual attendance.

Div 7 meeting 08

Layout visits.

Dave's layout.

Dave Puthoff's layout 01

Dave Puthoff's layout 02

Dave Puthoff's layout 03

Dave Puthoff's layout 04

Dave Puthoff's layout 05

Dave Puthoff's layout 06

Dave Puthoff's layout 07

Dave Puthoff's layout 07A

Night scene.

Dave Puthoff's layout 08

Functioning signals.

Dave Puthoff's layout 08A

Dave Puthoff's layout 09

Homemade signaling system.

Dave Puthoff's layout 10

Steve's layout.

Steve Montgomery's layout 01

Steve Montgomery's layout 02

Steve Montgomery's layout 03

Steve Montgomery's layout 04

Steve Montgomery's layout 05

Steve Montgomery's layout 06

Steve Montgomery's layout 07

Steve Montgomery's layout 08

Steve Montgomery's layout 09

Steve Montgomery's layout 10

Steve Montgomery's layout 11

Steve Montgomery's layout 12

Steve Montgomery's layout 13

Steve Montgomery's layout 14

Steve Montgomery's layout 15

Steve Montgomery's layout 16

Steve Montgomery's layout 17

Steve Montgomery's layout 18

Steve Montgomery's layout 19

Steve Montgomery's layout 20

Steve Montgomery's layout 21

Steve Montgomery's layout 22

Steve Montgomery's layout 23

Steve Montgomery's layout 24

Steve Montgomery's layout 25

Steve Montgomery's layout 26

Attachments

Images (46)
  • Div 7 meeting 01
  • Div 7 meeting 02
  • Div 7 meeting 03
  • Div 7 meeting 04
  • Div 7 meeting 05
  • Div 7 meeting 06
  • Div 7 meeting 07
  • Div 7 meeting 08
  • Dave Puthoff's layout 01
  • Dave Puthoff's layout 02
  • Dave Puthoff's layout 03
  • Dave Puthoff's layout 04
  • Dave Puthoff's layout 05
  • Dave Puthoff's layout 06
  • Dave Puthoff's layout 07
  • Dave Puthoff's layout 07A
  • Dave Puthoff's layout 08
  • Dave Puthoff's layout 08A
  • Dave Puthoff's layout 09
  • Dave Puthoff's layout 10
  • Steve Montgomery's layout 01
  • Steve Montgomery's layout 02
  • Steve Montgomery's layout 03
  • Steve Montgomery's layout 04
  • Steve Montgomery's layout 05
  • Steve Montgomery's layout 06
  • Steve Montgomery's layout 07
  • Steve Montgomery's layout 08
  • Steve Montgomery's layout 09
  • Steve Montgomery's layout 10
  • Steve Montgomery's layout 11
  • Steve Montgomery's layout 12
  • Steve Montgomery's layout 13
  • Steve Montgomery's layout 14
  • Steve Montgomery's layout 15
  • Steve Montgomery's layout 16
  • Steve Montgomery's layout 17
  • Steve Montgomery's layout 18
  • Steve Montgomery's layout 19
  • Steve Montgomery's layout 20
  • Steve Montgomery's layout 21
  • Steve Montgomery's layout 22
  • Steve Montgomery's layout 23
  • Steve Montgomery's layout 24
  • Steve Montgomery's layout 25
  • Steve Montgomery's layout 26

Ross club Tuesday night meeting at GNRW:

Videos:

PRR K-4 4-6-2 passenger train:

Chumstick canyon trestle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMjlrF5SPfM

ACL R-1 4-8-4 passenger train:

Skykomish:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGjH9FrdgfM

Tye:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1R1aXktuBM

Skykomish (west):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lv6kh5uEaPw

UP Big Boy 4-8-8-4, ACL R-1 4-8-4 and PRR Aerotrain:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW_P8OjyIZY

PRR S-2 6-8-6 freight:

Willmar:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nK01Y26WJpg

Waverly:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrrVaz3H3Lg

Seattle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gh7u6lszPwI

NH EP-5 electrics with Nate's freight cars:

Leaving Havre:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2plbF7Etqk

Marias pass:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZ4AaAl11yY

PRR Aerotrain:

Seattle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mleFGwcqTs

Ross club 10-10-2023 01

Bob's PRR S-2 6-8-6 departing Seattle.

Ross club 10-10-2023 02

Views from Tye.

Ross club 10-10-2023 03

Ross club 10-10-2023 04

PRR S-2 6-8-6 at Havre.

Ross club 10-10-2023 05

Nate operating the UP Big Boy 4-8-8-4 with his freight cars.

Ross club 10-10-2023 06

Chumstick canyon trestle.

Ross club 10-10-2023 07

PRR Aerotrain at Havre.

Ross club 10-10-2023 08

PRR K-4 4-6-2 passenger train at Waverly.

Except for yards and some towns the mainline 'sub base' is 2" wide strips of Homosote vertically glued together with many 'home made' clamps.

Track is all spiked rail on individual wooden ties.

Ross club 10-10-2023 09

Gerry and Nate.

Ross club 10-10-2023 10

PRR K-4 4-6-2 at Tye.

Ross club 10-10-2023 11

PRR passenger train at Marias pass.

Ross club 10-10-2023 12

ACL passenger train at Havre.

Ross club 10-10-2023 13

NH EP-5 electrics.

Remotely controlled operating pantagraphs.

Ross club 10-10-2023 14

Ross club 10-10-2023 15

ACL R-1 4-8-4 at Tye.

Custom painted with LED's headlight (engine and tender), marker lights, running board lights, cab light and fire box glow

with a TCS 1517 decoder.

Ross club 10-10-2023 16

PRR passenger train at Skykomish.

Ross club 10-10-2023 17

PRR K-4 4-6-2 passenger train bypassing Seattle's freight yard.

Ross club 10-10-2023 18

Marias pass.

Ross club 10-10-2023 19

Seattle.

Ross club 10-10-2023 20

Cherry river logging railroad town.

Ross club 10-10-2023 21

Ross club 10-10-2023 22

Bob doing some 'switching'.

Ross club 10-10-2023 23

Nate's nice 'train carrying case' which is for sewing machines.

Ross club 10-10-2023 24

PM a UP caboose.

Marker lights were flickering due to dirty wheels.

Before;

UP caboose atlas 08

After.

I find wrapping wire around the axles easier and more reliable than trying to contact the insides of the wheels.

UP caboose atlas 09

Much better!

UP caboose atlas 10

Attachments

Images (27)
  • Ross club 10-10-2023 01
  • Ross club 10-10-2023 02
  • Ross club 10-10-2023 03
  • Ross club 10-10-2023 04
  • Ross club 10-10-2023 05
  • Ross club 10-10-2023 06
  • Ross club 10-10-2023 07
  • Ross club 10-10-2023 08
  • Ross club 10-10-2023 09
  • Ross club 10-10-2023 10
  • Ross club 10-10-2023 11
  • Ross club 10-10-2023 12
  • Ross club 10-10-2023 13
  • Ross club 10-10-2023 14
  • Ross club 10-10-2023 15
  • Ross club 10-10-2023 16
  • Ross club 10-10-2023 17
  • Ross club 10-10-2023 18
  • Ross club 10-10-2023 19
  • Ross club 10-10-2023 20
  • Ross club 10-10-2023 21
  • Ross club 10-10-2023 22
  • Ross club 10-10-2023 23
  • Ross club 10-10-2023 24
  • UP caboose atlas 08
  • UP caboose atlas 09
  • UP caboose atlas 10
Last edited by samparfitt

Started to PM stuff from the summer.

With warm weather about 'over' I started some 'work' in the basement.

Virginian EL-2A electrics:

The gear box bearings grease was hard so all the gear boxes needed PM.

I did one of the engines when I purchased them last summer.

video test run of all 3 engines in the yard:

Makes enough noise so 'non sound' decoders will being installed plus they will be run 'slower' so noise will reside!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irSUN4bp7V0

Easy disassembly: 6 screws secures the super structure to the frame.

Virginian EL-2A electrics ALCO 19

The round bearings on each side of the worm gear were binding with old grease.

Some oil and 'finger nail' cleaning was sufficient.

Virginian EL-2A electrics ALCO 20

One gear box had the one corner filed at an angle and it destroyed the head of one of the screws holding the 2 halves of the gear box together.  Fortunately, I was able to remove it.  I left it 'off' and only secured the gear box with 3 screws: should be 'good enough'.

Virginian EL-2A electrics ALCO 21

A new draw bar needed to be made as one of them was broken.

Virginian EL-2A electrics ALCO 22

Ready for painting, LED and decoder install.

Virginian EL-2A electrics ALCO 23

The throttle linkage had to be re-soldered on this old Tenshodo Big Boy.

UP big boy 4-8-8-4 Tenshodo 1961 57

It's a model that was hand crafted by one craftsman.

UP big boy 4-8-8-4 Tenshodo 1961 06

This GN W-1 electric needed to be test run and the screws reattached from the super structure to the frame.

GN W-1 custom brass 36

One of the wires got tangled in the gears and destroyed the original universal so a new one was added.

GN W-1 custom brass 34

NYC 4-8-4 Niagara from BLI.

The sound would only last about 5 seconds and then the engine would run but no sound.

I figured it was the decoder so sent it to BLI and they sent me a new one.

WELL: the same thing happened.  The speaker was defective.

older video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Uxcm9uJKc0


I made a schematic of all the connectors for future reference.

NYC S-1B 4-8-4 Niagara BLI Par3 39

A 'sugar cube' speaker was added in this fuzzy picture.

NYC S-1B 4-8-4 Niagara BLI Par3 40

Down loaded all the original data into the new decoder.

NYC S-1B 4-8-4 Niagara BLI Par3 41

Test run:

NYC S-1B 4-8-4 Niagara BLI Par3 42

Had to reverse some passenger cars from last Tuesday's group so I used the Niagara to reverse them while testing the engine.

NYC S-1B 4-8-4 Niagara BLI Par3 43

NYC Hudson's that can pull the NYC passenger cars:

Commodore Vanderbilt, Dreyfuss and Empire Express.

NYC S-1B 4-8-4 Niagara BLI Par3 44

This ACL car has derailed at the same spot the last few times so I checked the gauge and cleaned all the gunk off the wheels (step 1).

ACL passenger car 01

Just had railroaders 'over' and, already, a wire break in the rails.  That time of year where the humidity is changing and affecting the wood plus the layout is 44 years old.  At least it was easy access in the return loop in the laundry room!

Rail connector 01

The PC was very slow so I IPL'ed it.  The PC is isolated and only used for the railroad.

Dispatcher's panel 01

Attachments

Images (18)
  • Virginian EL-2A electrics ALCO 19
  • Virginian EL-2A electrics ALCO 20
  • Virginian EL-2A electrics ALCO 21
  • Virginian EL-2A electrics ALCO 22
  • Virginian EL-2A electrics ALCO 23
  • UP big boy 4-8-8-4 Tenshodo 1961 57
  • UP big boy 4-8-8-4 Tenshodo 1961 06
  • GN W-1 custom brass 36
  • GN W-1 custom brass 34
  • NYC S-1B 4-8-4 Niagara BLI Par3 39
  • NYC S-1B 4-8-4 Niagara BLI Par3 40
  • NYC S-1B 4-8-4 Niagara BLI Par3 41
  • NYC S-1B 4-8-4 Niagara BLI Par3 42
  • NYC S-1B 4-8-4 Niagara BLI Par3 43
  • NYC S-1B 4-8-4 Niagara BLI Par3 44
  • ACL passenger car 01
  • Rail connector 01
  • Dispatcher's panel 01
Last edited by samparfitt

NMRA MCR DIV 7 train show in Cincinnati, Ohio area.

Miles:5

Virtually, in my 'back yard'.

Held at the Lakota high school in West Chester, Ohio.

I was told we had 400 tables plus all the clubs, Societies, layouts get to set up their modular layouts, etc.

DIV 7 fall 2023 01

There were lots of modular layouts.

G scale.

DIV 7 fall 2023 02

DIV 7 fall 2023 02A

HO gauge.

DIV 7 fall 2023 03

DIV 7 fall 2023 03A

DIV 7 fall 2023 04

DIV 7 fall 2023 05

DIV 7 fall 2023 05A

Original Gilbert S gauge 'modules'.

DIV 7 fall 2023 06

S gauge layout.

DIV 7 fall 2023 07

DIV 7 fall 2023 08

DIV 7 fall 2023 09

This is his original Gilbert engine that he got when he was younger and installed a Lionel 'decoder'.

DIV 7 fall 2023 10

Main hallway.

DIV 7 fall 2023 11

For those that don't want to rent a table but sell items via the Division.

DIV 7 fall 2023 11B

DIV 7 fall 2023 12

DIV 7 fall 2023 13

Lots of books.

DIV 7 fall 2023 14

DIV 7 fall 2023 15

DIV 7 fall 2023 16

DIV 7 fall 2023 17

DIV 7 fall 2023 18

DIV 7 fall 2023 19

DIV 7 fall 2023 20

DIV 7 fall 2023 21

DIV 7 fall 2023 22

DIV 7 fall 2023 23

DIV 7 fall 2023 24

N gauge.

DIV 7 fall 2023 25

DIV 7 fall 2023 26

A very nice logging layout.

DIV 7 fall 2023 27

DIV 7 fall 2023 28

DIV 7 fall 2023 29

DIV 7 fall 2023 30

DIV 7 fall 2023 31

DIV 7 fall 2023 32

DIV 7 fall 2023 33

DIV 7 fall 2023 34

DIV 7 fall 2023 35

DIV 7 fall 2023 36

DIV 7 fall 2023 37

DIV 7 fall 2023 38

N gauge.

DIV 7 fall 2023 39

DIV 7 fall 2023 40

DIV 7 fall 2023 41

DIV 7 fall 2023 42

DIV 7 fall 2023 43

DIV 7 fall 2023 44

DIV 7 fall 2023 44A

Another N gauge.

DIV 7 fall 2023 45

HO gauge.

This would make a very nice home layout.

DIV 7 fall 2023 46

DIV 7 fall 2023 47

DIV 7 fall 2023 48

DIV 7 fall 2023 49

DIV 7 fall 2023 50

DIV 7 fall 2023 51

DIV 7 fall 2023 52

The day 'before' I got a picture of the metal framing for the layout.

DIV 7 fall 2023 53

DIV 7 fall 2023 54

DIV 7 fall 2023 55

DIV 7 fall 2023 56

PRR group.

DIV 7 fall 2023 57

DIV 7 fall 2023 58

DIV 7 fall 2023 59

DIV 7 fall 2023 60

DIV 7 fall 2023 61

DIV 7 fall 2023 62

Con-cor made some very nice 'train sets'.  I've got 3 of their sets that they made around 2010.

DIV 7 fall 2023 63

DIV 7 fall 2023 64

HO gauge.

Some very nice scenery and buildings.

DIV 7 fall 2023 65

DIV 7 fall 2023 66

DIV 7 fall 2023 67

DIV 7 fall 2023 68

DIV 7 fall 2023 69

DIV 7 fall 2023 70

DIV 7 fall 2023 71

DIV 7 fall 2023 72

DIV 7 fall 2023 73

A huge 3 rail modular layout.

DIV 7 fall 2023 74

DIV 7 fall 2023 75

DIV 7 fall 2023 76

DIV 7 fall 2023 77

DIV 7 fall 2023 78

DIV 7 fall 2023 79

DIV 7 fall 2023 80

DIV 7 fall 2023 81

DIV 7 fall 2023 81A

DIV 7 fall 2023 81B

DIV 7 fall 2023 81C

Ron's grandson Chris displaying Ron's original O gauge that he had when he was younger.

DIV 7 fall 2023 82

DIV 7 fall 2023 83

N gauge.

DIV 7 fall 2023 84

DIV 7 fall 2023 85

DIV 7 fall 2023 86

A huge HO gauge layout.

DIV 7 fall 2023 87

DIV 7 fall 2023 88

About 8' radii.

DIV 7 fall 2023 89

Definitely not 'store bought'!

DIV 7 fall 2023 90

DIV 7 fall 2023 91

DIV 7 fall 2023 92

DIV 7 fall 2023 93

DIV 7 fall 2023 94

HO gauge war layout.

DIV 7 fall 2023 95

One of the other large areas for vendors.

DIV 7 fall 2023 96

DIV 7 fall 2023 97

DIV 7 fall 2023 98

O gauge 2 rail.

DIV 7 fall 2023 99

DIV 7 fall 2023 99A

DIV 7 fall 2023 99B

DIV 7 fall 2023 100

DIV 7 fall 2023 101

DIV 7 fall 2023 102

DIV 7 fall 2023 103

John and Tracy from Hamilton's hobby shop.

DIV 7 fall 2023 104

DIV 7 fall 2023 105

DIV 7 fall 2023 106

Usually don't see brass engines 'under' the table!

DIV 7 fall 2023 107

DIV 7 fall 2023 108

DIV 7 fall 2023 109

DIV 7 fall 2023 110

Gilbert 'modular' system in the original boxes.

DIV 7 fall 2023 111

DIV 7 fall 2023 112

DIV 7 fall 2023 113

DIV 7 fall 2023 114

DIV 7 fall 2023 115

DIV 7 fall 2023 116

DIV 7 fall 2023 117

None of this would happen without all the volunteers!

DIV 7 fall 2023 118

DIV 7 fall 2023 119

DIV 7 fall 2023 120

DIV 7 fall 2023 121

DIV 7 fall 2023 122

DIV 7 fall 2023 123

DIV 7 fall 2023 124

DIV 7 fall 2023 125

As I was leaving the 'line' was about 300' long and the parking lot was full.

DIV 7 fall 2023 126

Attachments

Images (136)
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 01
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 02
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 02A
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 03
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 03A
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 04
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 05
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 05A
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 06
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 07
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 08
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 09
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 10
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 11
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 11B
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 12
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 13
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 14
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 15
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 16
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 17
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 18
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 19
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 20
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 21
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 22
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 23
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 24
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 25
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 26
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 27
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 28
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 29
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 30
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 31
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 32
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 33
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 34
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 35
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 36
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 37
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 38
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 39
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 40
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 41
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 42
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 43
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 44
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 44A
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 45
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 46
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 47
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 48
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 49
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 50
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 51
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 52
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 53
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 54
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 55
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 56
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 57
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 58
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 59
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 60
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 61
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 62
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 63
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 64
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 65
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 66
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 67
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 68
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 69
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 70
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 71
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 72
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 73
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 74
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 75
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 76
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 77
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 78
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 79
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 80
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 81
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 81A
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 81B
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 81C
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 82
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 83
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 84
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 85
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 86
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 87
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 88
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 89
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 90
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 91
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 92
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 93
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 94
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 95
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 96
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 97
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 98
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 99
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 99A
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 99B
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 100
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 101
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 102
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 103
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 104
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 105
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 106
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 107
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 108
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 109
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 110
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 111
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 112
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 113
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 114
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 115
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 116
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 117
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 118
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 119
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 120
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 121
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 122
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 123
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 124
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 125
  • DIV 7 fall 2023 126
Last edited by samparfitt

Ross club Tuesday night meeting:

Videos:

C&O L-1 4-6-4 streamlines.

Skykomish:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLwfs3JnjUA

Leaving Hillyard:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1G4fh9TmFo4

Nate's new diesel:

Hillyard:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9GLzr6sXg4

Gerry's diesel and passenger set:

Seattle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlXhh3xDWRU

Hillyard:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRBPU18Ghpc

PRR Aerotrain and UP 2-tone 4-6-6-4 freight:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esYogdjIeI8

UP 2-tone grey 4-6-6-4 freight.

Chumstick canyon trestle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRm_qN789QI

Skykomish.

Ross club mtg Oct 17 01

Havre.

Ross club mtg Oct 17 02

Ross club mtg Oct 17 03

C&O L-1 4-6-4 streamlined at Chumstick canyon trestle.

Ross club mtg Oct 17 04

Cherry River logging railroad.

Ross club mtg Oct 17 05

Ross club mtg Oct 17 06