Southern RR Fans- PHOTOS

c.sam posted:

That's a very nice looking engine you've created Joe.  The early RK RS1's are good candidates as well and they have the added bonus of smoke while the RS3's don't. The later RS3's do now but I don't know when they added it to the line...

Thanks, glad you like it! I have one of the RK RS1's in Southern paint, waiting to have the pilots fixed and detailed. The RS1 is one of my favorite locomotives, too bad the Southern only had one of them.

Joe Shipbaugh

Arnold - Have always loved those 2356 SR units. Joe - Will try to ind some photos of my SR RS1 and post hem.

This is a beautiful powered pair of Atlas F2/3 F3's I just received that are both DOA. Am trying to figure out what is wrong with them now...

c.sam posted:

Arnold - Have always loved those 2356 SR units. Joe - Will try to ind some photos of my SR RS1 and post hem.

This is a beautiful powered pair of Atlas F2/3 F3's I just received that are both DOA. Am trying to figure out what is wrong with them now...

Ideally, we would take these beautiful model trains for a test drive before we buy them because they are all at least several hundred dollars, if not more.

In my little world, I leave this troubled world behind.

Arnold D. Cribari posted:
c.sam posted:

Arnold - Have always loved those 2356 SR units. Joe - Will try to ind some photos of my SR RS1 and post hem.

This is a beautiful powered pair of Atlas F2/3 F3's I just received that are both DOA. Am trying to figure out what is wrong with them now...

Ideally, we would take these beautiful model trains for a test drive before we buy them because they are all at least several hundred dollars, if not more.

That is exactly why I for the most part buy most things from local toy train dealer (2.2-miles from house) or semi-local dealer (35-miles).

As an example when I order my Premier Erie Triplex tested it on the store layout (which help build) a couple/few hours a day for a week before opening up my wallet.  If something didn't work would wait until their repair tech got it straighten away.

Ron

 

I agree with Ron on checking them out. Over the 1990s and beyond I bought from Lil Choo Choo at Spencer and the Train loft in Winston-Salem  because I could depend on testing by operating before leaving the store. In 1980 I bought my first O-gauge steamers from a dealer in Memphis, a town I visited periodically on business. I was in a hurry that day and had a taxi waiting, but he insisted on running each engine on his layout. He canceled the taxi and drove me back to my hotel. That was a buying lesson and experience I never forgot because sure enough a rod dropped on one of the Williams Southern brass steamers (I bought Mikados and Pacifics}. He fixed it and of course became a valued source of knowledge and supplier of O gauge accessories.  

 

A&Y RY[NC's Southern/N&W connector].

PRRronbh posted:
Arnold D. Cribari posted:
c.sam posted:

Arnold - Have always loved those 2356 SR units. Joe - Will try to ind some photos of my SR RS1 and post hem.

This is a beautiful powered pair of Atlas F2/3 F3's I just received that are both DOA. Am trying to figure out what is wrong with them now...

Ideally, we would take these beautiful model trains for a test drive before we buy them because they are all at least several hundred dollars, if not more.

That is exactly why I for the most part buy most things from local toy train dealer (2.2-miles from house) or semi-local dealer (35-miles).

As an example when I order my Premier Erie Triplex tested it on the store layout (which help build) a couple/few hours a day for a week before opening up my wallet.  If something didn't work would wait until their repair tech got it straighten away.

Ron

Ron, your lucky you have such a good local hobby store nearby that lets you test drive your potential new engines. Supporting a good local hobby store that is also diligent and prompt at making repairs is a very good thing.

Arnold

In my little world, I leave this troubled world behind.

Here are a couple of Photos that Mr. Muffin posted of the new Premier Ps-4's from MTH.  MTH painted the front side of these tenders red behind the engine's cab.  I don't recall them doing that on any of their other Premier Ps-4's.  MTH posted a photo in a email showing the inside of the bell painted red which is nice added detail. 

The engine labeled Southern on the tender from the sound file from MTH website announces this train arriving from Birmingham as train number 7, the Kansas City Florida Special.  The Crescent Limited is announced as arriving from Charlotte, as train number 37. 

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My complete MTH Southern Crescent Limited consist.

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One thing still not sure of, that is if the RPO car was in "Crescent Limited" livery.?.  I read that the Crescent did pull mail from D.C. to Atlanta.  But presumed using a standard Southern RPO car.  But have seen pictures in the "Ties" magazine where the front end cars appear to be two-tone.?.  Also have seen painting reproductions  with two-tone.

SO who knows?  They look good and it is my little toy train world!

ONE thing MTH screwed up the spelling of the South Carolina Southern Gentleman's name on the Club car a William Moultrie.  They (the Chinese) makers spelled it "Moulrie."

Ron

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Nice consist Ron,

I have ordered the Crescent RPO from Jeff at the Train Loft. I don't know if one was lettered for the Crescent or not . But it looks good and along with the Crescent Reefer will give me a 9 car consist (which with a Ps- 4-6-2 is about four or five cars too long for my little attic layout).

My Lionel set has a lighter colored center band than MTH as shown in the partial photo below on my old mountain cottage shelf operation. Actually the first two cars(Baggage) are old K Line units painted to match Lionel's consist including the  gold stripe. K Line's cars  have a slightly lower roof line. The ACE Hardware Store in Banner Elk scanned a Lionel car and sold me a pint of heavily thinned latex paint which I hand-sprayed on in many coats.  However that is MTH 1396  (with correct green roof)  towing the consist. All my early MTH power was converted to TMCC by T/A Studios. 

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A&Y RY[NC's Southern/N&W connector].

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Years ago I picked this up at local toy train shop which is directly cross from the NCTM.  Where they have a 120/150 ton Southern crane but in correct black & white.  Knew that but it looked good.

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A few years later MTH remade these but in correct black & white.  Picked it up.

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Not long ago sold off the green/white crane.

Ron

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Good move Ron. For the longest time back in the day I could not find a black Southern wreck derrick or crane. About 15 years ago I bought an orange and white MTH Great Northern 250 ton unit with Idler Car from Train Loft. Kinda sounds dumb now but I had it painted and decorated as Southern and slept happier but poorer. Its obviously not Command equipped but looks ready to roll while sitting in the Service Yard.

 

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A&Y RY[NC's Southern/N&W connector].

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