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  • Jerry M. LaBoda's Avatar
    Today, 11:19 PM
    Walthers... are you kidding??? They couldn't even get it right in HO... making it oversized... why oh why would you want them to do it in N??? No... really... I did need a good laugh...
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 11:16 PM
    What are the traffic levels these days?
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  • Virginian Railway's Avatar
    Today, 10:59 PM
    The RS11 louvers are something I've really been waiting for to come out in N Scale! I'll have to buy a set if I ever get around to modeling some N&W RS11s.
    26 replies | 972 view(s)
  • Hytec's Avatar
    Today, 10:50 PM
    Kansas City Southern to increase train speeds in Mississippi Trains Magazine Newswire Kansas City Southern to increase train speeds in Mississippi Published: August 21, 2014 KCS Steve Schmollinger Kansas City Southern will increase train speeds on portions of its line in Mississippi between Gulfport and Hattiesburg beginning next month. The railroad plans to increase speeds from 25 to 49 mph in several areas. The following changes will...
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 10:49 PM
    Or Atlas. I'd sure find a way to get a couple.
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 10:46 PM
    I know. I had a batch of those. But those came out forty years ago. I'm talking about a shell and mechanism to standards of today.
    15 replies | 238 view(s)
  • thx712517's Avatar
    Today, 10:31 PM
    Alco HH600.
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  • rrunty's Avatar
    Today, 10:12 PM
    I'd like to see Kato do an SW-1. Shouldn't be much of a stretch since they could use a lot of the NW-2 parts. I'd also REALLY like to see Atlas do the later B truck U-boats, U28, 30,& 33. And while we're dreaming, I'd like to see Atlas redo their older stuff, GP-7's & 9's, SD-7's & 9's, GP30's & 35's, and U25B's with one piece walkways and separate finer handrails like their newer models. Bob
    15 replies | 238 view(s)
  • Ghengis Kong's Avatar
    Today, 10:02 PM
    Sign me up for some Whitcomb and Plymouth locomotives!
    15 replies | 238 view(s)
  • jpwisc's Avatar
    Today, 09:45 PM
    How about an big run of SW1s? That would be nice.
    15 replies | 238 view(s)
  • Mr. Train's Avatar
    Today, 09:31 PM
    Mr. Train replied to a thread Where is Mr Train? in Contest
    Ya finely getting some much needed rain
    149 replies | 4437 view(s)
  • Pete Nolan's Avatar
    Today, 08:46 PM
    Yes, it's Z scale, all of 6.8" long. Will be announced soon as decals and a few minor parts come in. Going for $99 for the kit.
    2435 replies | 243017 view(s)
  • BurlingtonRoute's Avatar
    Today, 08:40 PM
    I am sorry I did not reply sooner. My hard drive had a catastrophic failure and I have been without a computer until just now. I got a reply from Rolf, and he sent me some diagrams to translate. As soon as I get them worked out I will post them here. Also, if someone here needs to get in touch with him and you cant get the Email to him, you can send it to me and I will forward it to him. Again I am sorry it took so long.
    12 replies | 744 view(s)
  • rogergperkins's Avatar
    Today, 08:33 PM
    Bachmann already has the 44-tonner so good start on locomotive this size also with dcc.
    15 replies | 238 view(s)
  • DrMb's Avatar
    Today, 08:27 PM
    Well, do it again. Atlas did produce it before the Kato era.
    15 replies | 238 view(s)
  • jpwisc's Avatar
    Today, 08:23 PM
    Bachmann would seem like the most likely for this project. If you make it, they will buy. I'd rather see a mass run of chopped nose GP7's, 8's, 9's, GP10's, 11's and 16's. But that's just me. It would save me a bunch of work in the future.
    15 replies | 238 view(s)
  • Doug A.'s Avatar
    Today, 08:21 PM
    I would like to see: -Atlas or FVM ATSF Low-nose GP7 -FVM? CF7 -Atlas or FVM GP50 -Kato, Walthers, or Atlas SW1 -Kato "SP" AC4400 -Kato SD75M/I
    15 replies | 238 view(s)
  • montanan's Avatar
    Today, 07:32 PM
    montanan replied to a thread Locomotive of the Day in HO Scale
    Looks great. The weathering is well done. The two GC&W locomotives were my first attenpt at custom painting in HO scale. I had custom painted and weathered a number of O scale locomotives for the Milwaukee Road (Which are on display at the railroad museum in Livingston, MT) but not HO. In out frelance world, the GC&W was partially owned by the Northern Pacific and he wanted to come up with something that would resemble an NP paint job, but have...
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 07:31 PM
    Can't argue with this statement.
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  • John Smith's Avatar
    Today, 07:19 PM
    John Smith replied to a thread Locomotive of the Day in HO Scale
    Love the SD7/9! Ok, my turn! When I was 12(1987) this was the first model I ever painted and decalled myself. I started off modelling Seaboard System... then, they merged into CSX(with Chessie).You all know how long it took companies to make and release a product back then, so, I got an undecorated GP38-2, found the decals(Microscale) and matched the paint as best as I could. This model shows its age(almost 29 yrs) and only within the last year...
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  • Doug Gosha's Avatar
    Today, 07:14 PM
    Doug Gosha replied to a thread Dash 9 Coupler in N Scale
    Ike, you're right, the original dash 9s took a 2004 conversion. I used a 2001 on mine and I don't remember the difference between the 2001 and 2004. I know the 2001 is underslung. Doug
    7 replies | 241 view(s)
  • wcfn100's Avatar
    Today, 07:09 PM
    I wish Atlas would make F Units. Kato's left 95% of the road names on the table and Intermountain has screwed up pretty much every scheme I would have been interested in. Atlas would get the decoration correct and provide undecs and parts. My dream come true. Jason
    15 replies | 238 view(s)
  • StickyMonk's Avatar
    Today, 07:02 PM
    That can hold one loco and 2 50' boxcars, the trackplan is not to scale... To make it more interesting to switch that is also an industry spot
    197 replies | 9786 view(s)
  • SP&S #750's Avatar
    Today, 06:59 PM
    Actually, I could just use a couple more F7s. like maybe an ABA set in GN colors or some SP&S ones(not the F3's LS is running as I ordered those already).
    15 replies | 238 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 06:58 PM
    The new plan looks much better. A question- How long is your tail track at upper left? Looks like you'd need to make a lot of one car shoves and pulls to switch the industries at top and top right.
    197 replies | 9786 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 06:52 PM
    The Whitcomb might sell, especially a center cab. We keep seeing the GP7 and GP9 earlier phases beaten to death. Some day, someone will do a Phase III. Or maybe we could see a split front cab window U25B, or an actual GE U33C- Early Phase would be nice. Ha ha. I doubt that will happen, as they'll want a shell universal to the U36 as well.
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  • StickyMonk's Avatar
    Today, 06:49 PM
    Here is the old track plan. Here is the new one
    197 replies | 9786 view(s)
  • Doug Gosha's Avatar
    Today, 06:45 PM
    Doug Gosha replied to a thread From the good ole days. in N Scale
    Actually, almost all N scale track, including Atlas but NOT including Rapido (which was originally steel) has always been nickel silver. Some of it was not formulated as well as others, however, and may appear more yellow than normal and may also corrode in moist environments. Atlas did have brass track for HO, as well as nickel silver, but my earliest Atlas N scale track bought in 1967 is nickel silver. The earliest Atlas N scale switches...
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  • jtomstarr's Avatar
    Today, 06:26 PM
    What should ATLAS, KATO and BACHMANN diesel locomotives be? I think we have had enough F UNITS, GE’S-their U SERIES, DASH-7 DASH 8 and DASH 9 and from EMD the SD and GP SERIES and the HERITAGE SERIES of locomotives? I would welcome a WHITCOMB from either ATLAS or KATO in N-SCALE. Tom
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  • jtomstarr's Avatar
    Today, 05:40 PM
    Randy , No, I had no intent on adding LIMA... I wanted to keep it strictly ATLAS / MEHANO, ATLAS / RIVAROSSI, ATLAS / ROCO and BACHMANN only from 1968 - 1980 though some here have added LIMA and some others . Tom
    27 replies | 1169 view(s)
  • Alan's Avatar
    Today, 05:35 PM
    Alan replied to a thread Locomotive of the Day in HO Scale
    Oldies, but goodies! :) Alan www.andersley.co.uk
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 05:19 PM
    Ah. OK. That makes sense.
    215 replies | 4687 view(s)
  • fifer's Avatar
    Today, 05:10 PM
    I thought you were talking about the last loco on the video. That is a patched SP unit maybe a C44. Thanks , Mike
    215 replies | 4687 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 04:49 PM
    BoxcabE50 replied to a thread New CESM Products in N Scale
    A REMINDER. (Post #23) I've noted this previously: Once we get past discussing product development, and/or a new product announcement, ALL Selling/Trading/Wanted belongs in our Swap Meet Forum.
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 04:42 PM
    Just doesn't look like yellow and gray. On my screen almost looks pink and black. I paused it and did a screen grab:
    215 replies | 4687 view(s)
  • John Moore's Avatar
    Today, 04:33 PM
    Well all is well the ends well. The new trucks with the black gears and universals arrived yesterday from the Bmann parts dept. So much for checking things before they leave the shop. Two of the trucks arrived missing one side wiper apiece and one had a chunk of flash inside the gear tower that would have cogged up the works. And as usual they overlubed every thing and I even picked a chunk of thick grease that was almost solid out of one worm...
    32 replies | 1629 view(s)
  • DCUTTTING's Avatar
    Today, 04:21 PM
    DCUTTTING replied to a thread New CESM Products in N Scale
    Thanks a lot crappie610. To the rest of you, if you need to specify options such as short hood height, vents, and steam generator, please PM me and I will create a new version of the shell. Happy Modeling! David Cutting
    26 replies | 972 view(s)
  • fifer's Avatar
    Today, 04:15 PM
    Nope , no primer , it is loco 8435. Thanks , Mike
    215 replies | 4687 view(s)
  • crappie610's Avatar
    Today, 04:12 PM
    crappie610 replied to a thread New CESM Products in N Scale
    ordered thank you
    26 replies | 972 view(s)
  • DCUTTTING's Avatar
    Today, 03:55 PM
    DCUTTTING replied to a thread New CESM Products in N Scale
    New from Cutting Edge Scale Models is a new variant of the RS36 conversion kit, tailored to the Nickel Plate's passenger units. The new shell fits directly over the atlas/kato RS11, re-using the headlights, numberboards, brake wheel, sill, and cab. Radiator intakes, battery boxes, and smokestacks are of the correct form to match NKP 875. They are now available on our shapeways shop (http://shpws.me/vCRh) as a single shell. Next up:...
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 03:54 PM
    Nose appeared to be in a non-yellow. Possible primer. Wreck repair? Or acquired unit not fully repainted?
    215 replies | 4687 view(s)
  • montanan's Avatar
    Today, 03:51 PM
    montanan replied to a thread Locomotive of the Day in HO Scale
    A while back I was digging through boxes that had been stored away looking for some railroad supplies and came across these locomotives that I had painted over 25 years ago for a friend. His freelance rail connected to my Logan Valley. He unfortunately passed away, so in my freelance world, the Logan Valley bought out the GC&W. These are Atheran units that started out undecorated. They were remotored with NWSL can motors and constant/reverse...
    135 replies | 11291 view(s)
  • DCUTTTING's Avatar
    Today, 03:48 PM
    DCUTTTING replied to a thread New CESM Products in N Scale
    Great idea! What length are the hoods, 81" or 88"? Other than the headlight, what are the differences? I made the smokestacks in N, as you can see in my earlier post. I will get the smokestacks scaled down today, I will let you know when they are ready. I will see what I can do for you there. Give me a day or two.
    26 replies | 972 view(s)
  • YoHo's Avatar
    Today, 03:42 PM
    It's a 70ACe. American flag is a giveaway as none of the 90s have them.
    215 replies | 4687 view(s)
  • Mr. RSS's Avatar
    Today, 03:40 PM
    RUSSIA: The first tram produced by the TramRus joint venture of Alstom and Transmashholding for Moscow commended ‘trial commercial operation’ on August 20. The 100% low-floor 1 524 mm... More...
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  • Mr. RSS's Avatar
    Today, 03:40 PM
    UK: London Underground announced on August 21 that it had selected Ferrovial Agroman Laing O’Rourke to design and build the 3·3 km extension of the Northern Line from Kennington to Nine Elms and... More...
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  • Mr. RSS's Avatar
    Today, 03:40 PM
    EUROPE: Bombardier Transportation has signed a contract to supply leasing company Akiem with 10 Traxx DC locomotives for use on freight services in Italy and Poland. The order announced on August... More...
    0 replies | 22 view(s)
  • Ottergoose's Avatar
    Today, 03:33 PM
    Ottergoose replied to a thread Kato UP 4-8-4 844 in N Scale
    The omission of Art Lockman (which is basically a machine shop) and Howard Fogg (has a steam boiler, which is apparently needed for some maintenance procedures on the road, along with HEP and crew bunks) is a bummer, as I believe both of those are actually more or less required to travel along with their steam locomotives, and looking at the roster, I don't see any other alternatives. As such, not having them would be something that would...
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  • sd90ns's Avatar
    Today, 03:17 PM
    Go on e-bay under N-Scale trains “Other” and there is at least one person selling various power supplies specifically made for powering LEDs. They are available in various wattages and some have “Special Affects”. Prices including S&H seemed reasonable to me. I purchased some LEDs from this vender and had no problems with the order. Come to think of it I believe the S&H was free.
    21 replies | 1270 view(s)
  • crappie610's Avatar
    Today, 03:16 PM
    crappie610 replied to a thread New CESM Products in N Scale
    found 2 NPR high hood rs36s #873-875
    26 replies | 972 view(s)
  • montanan's Avatar
    Today, 03:16 PM
    Just make sure you follow the NP procedures. In the first picture there is a problem. NP procedure is to have a lower car between the dome cars to give the passenger in the dome cars a better view. Not so in the first picture. Still trying to figure out where this picture was taken. In the second picture, taken in Livingston, MT, the cars are properly arranged. When I was a kid, we took numerous trips on both the North Coast...
    16 replies | 917 view(s)
  • HOexplorer's Avatar
    Today, 03:11 PM
    HOexplorer replied to a thread Locomotive of the Day in HO Scale
    No. 19 popping out of a tunnel.
    135 replies | 11291 view(s)
  • PC Rail's Avatar
    Today, 03:08 PM
    PC Rail replied to a thread New CESM Products in N Scale
    Hello David, How about correct fuel tanks for Atlas' RS-11 (NH style) ? PC Rail
    26 replies | 972 view(s)
  • friscobob's Avatar
    Today, 02:44 PM
    I have seen someone bash an Athearn F7 A-unit shell, adding a cab off another F-unit on the other end. Looks like EMD's version of Baldwin's twin-cab Babyface units, if not certain diesels in Australia.
    18 replies | 605 view(s)
  • fifer's Avatar
    Today, 02:41 PM
    Looked like a SD70ACe to me but I am no expert. Mike
    215 replies | 4687 view(s)
  • zscaler's Avatar
    Today, 02:31 PM
    zscaler replied to a thread easing back into Z in Z Scale
    I hear the talk. When you gonna get some pictures up here?
    13 replies | 849 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 02:29 PM
    Here is something which will never be seen again. The economy killed the mill where these logs were headed. And also killed the branch. :(
    215 replies | 4687 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 02:24 PM
    What was that DPU near the end of the video?
    215 replies | 4687 view(s)
  • Jaygee's Avatar
    Today, 02:04 PM
    Jaygee replied to a thread Locomotive of the Day in HO Scale
    My oldest by a long shot would be a Tyco-Hobbytown hybrid from around 1967. Hasn't been run in years, but if the hoses are OK, I know she'll do just fine !
    135 replies | 11291 view(s)
  • H Lee's Avatar
    Today, 01:47 PM
    I have seen the photos of the B&O's. They look very good too. Pics of the undec B&Os are also on Fox Valley's facebook page. I haven't seen any pics of decorated ones. I have been told the B&O versions maybe in the next container.
    2 replies | 110 view(s)
  • Cajonpassfan's Avatar
    Today, 01:47 PM
    Cajonpassfan replied to a thread New CESM Products in N Scale
    David, I'm pretty sure Jerry meant N scale. I know I could use a few of the rectangular stacks for my N scale S-2 and S-4's. Thanks, Otto K.
    26 replies | 972 view(s)
  • Charlie's Avatar
    Today, 01:43 PM
    speaking of re-routes... I was working 2nd shift East Yard at Eola. Dave was the foreman, I was the helper. Summer weather,easy night,no problems. That job usually made up trains for road-switchers(locals)or transfers to other railroads. As I mentioned, no problems that night. When we came to work the next day, we got the 3rd degree about what we did the night before. It seems about a dozen cars that were supposed to go east ended up in...
    657 replies | 46778 view(s)
  • H Lee's Avatar
    Today, 01:39 PM
    H Lee replied to a thread Intermountain Coupler Issues in N Scale
    Christoph, A minor correction to your list. There is now a fourth coupler. IMRC is now, like some other companies, using a MT 1015 clone on the cars with body mounts. I know that most, and maybe all, of the cars with body mount couplers are using this made in China clone. It takes a magnifier and good eyes to see but they are minor detail differences. But, it is easy to tell if the car has the clone coupler. The announcement doesn't mention...
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  • rogergperkins's Avatar
    Today, 01:25 PM
    I saw these transfer versions. I am eager for the B&O wagontop cabooses to get to the local hobby shops. I have some ordered.
    2 replies | 110 view(s)
  • H Lee's Avatar
    Today, 01:15 PM
    Test shots of the Fox Valley Milwaukee Transfer Caboose, undec only, have been posted on their facebook page ---- Looks pretty good to me, but then most cabooses do!!!! This would make a good caboose for a freelanced shortline!!!! Here's a link to the pictures --- https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fox-Valley-Models/92694309796 I'm not a facebook member and I was able to view the pictures.
    2 replies | 110 view(s)
  • eaelec's Avatar
    Today, 01:07 PM
    eaelec started a thread Alvaro in Z Scale
    Is Alvaro still in business making his beautiful little cars? http://www.trainboard.com/grapevine/showthread.php?139485-New-Z-scale-cars/page6 How to contact him? Thanks.
    0 replies | 76 view(s)
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