Switcher Saturday: 2018-July-21

It's #SwitcherSaturday Time!!!!

Lots of us out there love switchers (shifters, docksiders, yard goats, critters, etc.), so lets keep #SwitcherSaturday (a.k.a. SWSAT) rolling!

If you missed last week's SWSAT you should really go take a look, there was some great stuff posted and it was lots of good fun!
https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/...aturday-2018-july-14

This week for me is my NYC #8244 RS-3 (Lionel LionChief+ #6-38779) moving frieght around so the guys can unload all those "Amazon Prime Day" shipments. I was watching the "Virtual Railfan" live stream video from La Plata MO (YoutTube) recently and was surprised to see a bunch of Amazon trailers going piggyback on flatcars, I bet this week there would have been even more because of all the extra shipments they had to do because of the big sale.

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I hope everyone has a great weekend, have some switcher fun and when you get a chance - please post some switcher stuff here!

All the best...Rich Murnane

p.s. Miss the post on Saturday? NO BIG DEAL, just keep posting pictures of your favorites until the next #SwitcherSaturday

p.s.s. Anyone want to "host" SWSAT next week? I'll be up late the night before (running trains on the club modular layout at the Fredericksburg Agricutural Fair) so I might want to sleep in.

 

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Nice picture @Steamer!

Here's one I saw earlier this week and grabbed for today's SWSAT - NYC 7009 Thurston Ohio 1948

NYC 7009 Thurston Ohio 1948

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Happy Switcher Saturday everyone.

My contribution this week is a small English switcher I found Googling around...

norwich loco

Here is the info on it:

Horwich 18" gauge locomotive: narrow gauge 0-4-0ST shunter "Wren". Built in 1887, this 3½ ton loco had 1ft 4¼ inch driving wheels and 5in X 6in cylinders, and was used for transporting materials on the 18-in gauge system at Horwich works.

Apparently, this was the location of the Horwich Locomotive Works which more recently was scheduled to be demolished for housing.

During WWI & WWII they manufactured shells, artillery pieces, bombs and tanks and was said to have been a target for German bombers during WWII in the 1940's. 

Tom

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Today switcher #22 has the inglorious task of cleaning the RR property of idle cars in preparation of pulling up the rails on my incomplete ladder-accessed attic layout.  We are leaving OK for PA where basements reign and more than a 7' x 14' layout will be a possibility !IMG_0256

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gandydancer1950 posted:
Moonson posted:

Moving through its neighborhood...

FrankM, Moon Township, USA

The realism is quite exceptional. I like what you did withthe telltale pole!

Thank You, Gandy ! And regarding the unusual use of that telltale pole, I have no idea what possessed me - I just saw the two separate elements, among lots of unused this-n-that in my miscellany box, and they came together for me in my imagination. Not everybody notices that. Cool guy; cool eye (you) !

And I am so glad to read that you like what you kindly referred to as my "realism." I say that because I let myself get pretty fanciful, at times, so it is good to hear when a fellow hobbyist feels I am still grounded in what, in my mind, at least, is a "realistic" approach to the whole shebang of a model train layout.

FrankM.

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge has limits.     Dr. W.Dyer

bob2 posted:

That is sad.

As far as I know, there are a total of 6 remaining Reading Railroad steam locomotives left in existence.  One is locomotive shop goat across the street in the PA rr museum, 4 are the T-1’s, and the last is this sad creature.

May God Bless us all.

I really enjoy to watch this thread and see all those switchers, maybe you would also enjoy to see some switchers from France ?

A BB71000 that dates from 1965, it was nicknamed  "Pedallo" due to the linkage. The model, three rail O gauge is from the french brand AS which is now closed.

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Daniel

 

 

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FRENCHTRAINS posted:

I really enjoy to watch this thread and see all those switchers, maybe you would also enjoy to see some switchers from France ?

A BB71000 that dates from 1965, it was nicknamed  "Pedallo" due to the linkage. The model, three rail O gauge is from the french brand AS which is now closed.

BB 71000 2BB 71000 3

 

 

 

Daniel,

  Very nice. I also liked that Bowman locomotive you posted on the Weekend Tinplate topic.

Tom 

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