David Maynard said: I feel that I struck a nerve with you s... moreDavid Maynard said: I feel that I struck a nerve with you simply by mentioning that they are there. What would I have them do next. Anything I mentioned. A small Prairie or Atlantic, for less then the cost of a good used automobile, would be nice.
David - not at all - I mentioned that with the exception of the Indie, I have them all, and have done for years. My Shay, bought from the Train Shop in San Diego within a month of it being on sale, is still a flawless performer, as are my later three-truck Shays and Climax. The Heisler was subjected to the 'foam-clamp fix', and now works the way it should.
My point here is that the days of Bachmann producing their 'Spectrum' line of 1/20.3 scale seem to be over. There are literally no more of their freight cars on sale here in Europe - anywhere that I can find, anyhow. The beautiful C-whatever is priced out of the market for those who want a smaller, more widely distributed 'off-the-shelf' loco that fits into just about any locale, w... less
Craig, Ric has it right. The inspiration for Akinbach is J... moreCraig, Ric has it right. The inspiration for Akinbach is John Allen's Gorge & Dapheted RR. It refers to the extra lifting necessary for three more modules. It has nothing to do with that other feller.
Steve, you might have to back up the breadcrumbs menu at the top... moreSteve, you might have to back up the breadcrumbs menu at the top, maybe because they don't want you to go right to the page..
Try this: http://www.batteryspace.com/prod-specs/HLCF18650PLi-ion.ppt
should take you right to the powerpoint presentation
Great track plan! You state you want to build turno... moreRandy,
Great track plan! You state you want to build turnouts and get a track plan on the ground, but something you can move to the new location.
For this track plan, I'd concentrate on turnouts and buildings and then this functional trestle and steam up area can be done with anything. You said the trestle was not going to be built to scale, so like someone else said, don't worry about the non scale track.
This is going to be a great build to watch.
So besides getting some great stuff at the History Center in St ... moreSo besides getting some great stuff at the History Center in St Paul for my book I have been doing some railfaning. Went toda to see two awesome lifting bridges. I guess I really am a train nerd because it was well worth the wait to see trains cross this very cool ex- Milwaukee Rd. bridge. It is in Hastings MN crossing the Mississippi.
This is a CP/UP line.
In Idaho the only CP trains we see are just coming through. Here CP is active locally. These two little locos (GP38s? help me out I am not a diesel guy) are not road engines so I went and asked. They work a flour mill in Hastings and the 3M plant in St Paul as well as a plastic outfit 7 days a week.
That front loco is so clean and shiny you could eat off of it. Clear case for not everything needs to be weathered. he back one just has a bit of road grime but otherwise is very fresh.
Finally this is the BNSF lifting bridge built in 1983 at the mouth of the St. Croix where it dump into the Mississippi. No trains darn it, but a narwly thunderstorm is coming... less
Hey Burl Saw this and instantly thought of your build
These are,... moreHey Burl Saw this and instantly thought of your build
These are, I am assuming, empty oil cars retuning to S. Dakota. This is hands down the longest train I have ever seen. All of the tankers. Must have been every bit of two miles long. And each and everyone looked like a large replica of your tank car.
This is the lifting bridge at Hastings MN crossing the Mississippi.
Thanks Ken! I was slow to respond ... morelol @ Andy and David.
Thanks Ken! I was slow to respond today.
Clark, Ken is correct. It's all on page one. I also have a few other posts in the rolling stock section with pictures and a couple videos of them in action in the video section.
I'm looking for a USA Trains 40 foot steel reefer car s... moreHi Guys,
I'm looking for a USA Trains 40 foot steel reefer car shell. Junker is fine as long as the roof is in good shape.
Needed for an upcoming kitbash project. I tried Charlie Ro and he has nothing.