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  • Hytec's Avatar
    Today, 05:59 PM
    Hytec replied to a thread Protection at shows? in N Scale
    A 4-6" high cover of clear 1/4" acrylic, fastened with cabinet latches on all four sides. This way your viewers have full visibility, but their fingers are kept out of reach. The downside is having to clean it every few hours.
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 05:53 PM
    Looks great. *Sigh* Wish I had that much space, for such a radius.
    58 replies | 4780 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 05:51 PM
    BoxcabE50 replied to a thread Protection at shows? in N Scale
    Bear spray has even more zing!
    6 replies | 82 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 05:49 PM
    BoxcabE50 replied to a thread Bowser C-636 Update? in HO Scale
    Please do. These several points you've raised have me wondering.
    21 replies | 1237 view(s)
  • John Moore's Avatar
    Today, 05:17 PM
    John Moore replied to a thread Protection at shows? in N Scale
    Well there is always the touch it and break it and you bought sign that deters a few. Lexan strips around the accessible sides of the layout at least keeps things from hitting the floor. And of course the suggested electric fence, plus cattle prod, stun gun and pepper spray.
    6 replies | 82 view(s)
  • LOU D's Avatar
    Today, 05:17 PM
    LOU D replied to a thread Protection at shows? in N Scale
    Too involved,but a related solution,,Get a big dog,and train him to think it's his.. Seriously,other than a boundary 5 feet away that you can't physically cross,no hope..I've had a 14 year old niece come in my train room.I said,"whatever you do,don't pick up ANYTHING..Just to be a smarta$$,she GRABBED a custom painted Reading GP35 off a running train,looks me right in the eye with this snotty look on her face and said:"You mean Like this"?? ...
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  • BarstowRick's Avatar
    Today, 05:10 PM
    How sweet that is! Wider curves are the best curves. That is on model railroads only..grin!
    58 replies | 4780 view(s)
  • Packer's Avatar
    Today, 05:00 PM
    Packer replied to a thread Bowser C-636 Update? in HO Scale
    Well I ordered a BN Unit. I'll keep it with my 2 Atlas/Kato/Atlas* C425s as a consist. Fairly accurate for inside gateway trains down to the WP. Bowser's site says Loksound, while all the shops I've seen say Tsunami. Hope it's the former. Regarding the SP&S one: Is it just me or does the background look a tad bit more orange than the other pics? The IC's background (and white) look a tad bit more orange than the Demonstrator? I'm...
    21 replies | 1237 view(s)
  • Mr. RSS's Avatar
    Today, 05:00 PM
    USA: New York-New Jersey Port Authority issued a request for proposals on September 26 for an extension of the PATH metro line from Newark Penn Station to Newark Liberty International Airport. A... More...
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  • Mr. RSS's Avatar
    Today, 05:00 PM
    USA: A groundbreaking ceremony for the Regional Connector light rail line took place in the Little Tokyo district of Los Angeles on September 30. The 3 km underground line will link the Blue,... More...
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  • u18b's Avatar
    Today, 04:59 PM
    Yes. Mine is by Hundman Publishing- so it must be the second printing. The problem is not with prototype information, it is with what Kumata is calling the models. For example, what exactly is "Hiawatha Painting". Technically speaking, it could be any of three paint schemes (non- UP yellow). It could be the Experimental scheme The Railroad Fair scheme or the Cigar scheme.
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  • gcav17's Avatar
    Today, 04:50 PM
    Oops.. I meant Tomix not kibri... Der me. But I will assume its built the same way as kato. And I bet it will be a nightmare to remove the track. And since I don't like the plastic either I will need to chew on this a bit more.
    6 replies | 212 view(s)
  • ia's Avatar
    Today, 04:42 PM
    ia replied to a thread Protection at shows? in N Scale
    Try this: http://www.zarebasystems.com/learning-center/containing/livestock :teeth:
    6 replies | 82 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 04:40 PM
    BoxcabE50 replied to a thread Protection at shows? in N Scale
    When this happens, there's not much you can do. I'm curious what others might suggest.
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 04:38 PM
    As I recall, 1979. But I've had my copy a million years now, so don't exactly recall when I bought it. Do you have access to the book "The Milwaukee Electrics"? Same author as above. Two printings, the second has a few added pages and photos. (1st- 1987, by NJ International.) Might give you some better information.
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  • Polski's Avatar
    Today, 04:26 PM
    Polski started a thread Protection at shows? in N Scale
    I have a small 3'x7' layout that I show at some of the shows. My problem is equipment being knocked over by children (a and lot of FATHERS)!!! I have a chain set up, but they move it up or go under it. Any ideas???? Thanks MopHead
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  • WPZephyrFan's Avatar
    Today, 04:20 PM
    When I showed up to work this past evening, I thought it would be pretty much a regular night of work. I'm in my truck, starting to do my paperwork, when I hear the nearby crossing gates ringing. Now, trains where I live are few and far between right now, so I was excited to see one and ran back to the tracks too see what was coming. First were a group of three bay covered hoppers (including a Pillsbury car!), then the regular Northwestern...
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  • u18b's Avatar
    Today, 04:12 PM
    By the way, here is what I did with my undec kit. It is a pretty accurate model of the loco that appeared at the 1948/49 Chicago Railroad Fair.
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  • u18b's Avatar
    Today, 04:04 PM
    Sorry this is a little long. This post is directed at those of you who speak Japanese and hang out at Japanese modeling sites. Maybe you could make a post for me and see if anyone responds. In 2003, Kumata of Japan made a brand new Milwaukee Road EP-2 in N scale. This was not a re-release of the NJ Custom Brass EP-2 of 1983. Here is the OLD NJCB model of 1983. But the 2003 Kumata EP-2 was an all NEW brass model. And it was...
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 03:49 PM
    Yup. Even if possible, it would be a major chore.
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 03:49 PM
    Same here. I built two modules using Unitrack, then switched to using my stock of Atlas flex and Peco switches. Works just fine. I only use the Kato at module ends.
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  • rogergperkins's Avatar
    Today, 03:45 PM
    This looks and sounds wonderful. I have two of these in B&O, but they run fast in dc. How does adding a decoder effect performance and speed? I am tempted to have decoders installed, but only motor and lights. Thanks.
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  • JMaurer1's Avatar
    Today, 03:42 PM
    If you are old enough to have a first born, then your kidney's are only worth $24.95. Depreciation and age effects the cost of everything...
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  • arbomambo's Avatar
    Today, 03:25 PM
    as to your question, for Kato Unitrack-No.... The Kato 'rail' is the only thing that can be removed from the molded plastic ballast and tie 'base'...it is not the same system as the Atlas "Tru-Track" Bruce
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  • JoeW's Avatar
    Today, 03:11 PM
    BB2921 You are really doing a nice job. Keep up the good work and keep posting your work. Very Very nice!!!
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  • traingeekboy's Avatar
    Today, 02:32 PM
    nice shots. I like the one of the track going under the bridge as well as the one of the steam engines on curves with fall colors.
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 02:28 PM
    Play night is a really good idea. I like the fall color and under the bridge scenes.
    5 replies | 140 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 02:19 PM
    Listening with headphones worked well. The other talk was about potentially moving some logs.
    8 replies | 382 view(s)
  • Kurt Moose's Avatar
    Today, 02:15 PM
    Yes!! Yes!! Yeeeeeeeeeees!! Milwaukee Road for the win!! Thank you, thank you!!
    4 replies | 133 view(s)
  • ModelWarships's Avatar
    Today, 02:06 PM
    YES! Finally my coal trains get Pumpkin power!
    4 replies | 133 view(s)
  • ia's Avatar
    Today, 01:55 PM
    Electrics is nearly completed: It's a lot when you want to use servos, electrofrogs, feeders for every part of rail, turnout controls on both sides, and so on. Still missing is a little bit for lighting.
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  • JimJ's Avatar
    Today, 01:38 PM
    It's also nice to swipe back and forth to a second cab. The yard engine throttle is also nice. I agree it's almost magical to control trains unteathered. However it's also nice to have tactile feedback with actual buttons. I usually use my NCE power cab lately. I need to go wireless with it. Nice video by the way.
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  • montanan's Avatar
    Today, 01:31 PM
    montanan replied to a thread HO Special Run Cars in Special Runs
    What are these special run cars, What era?
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  • ztrack's Avatar
    Today, 01:24 PM
    Paired Window Coach 71731-0 THE MILWAUKEE ROAD Paired Window Coach Milwaukee Road - MSRP $53.00 Observation Car
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  • ztrack's Avatar
    Today, 01:21 PM
    8-1-2 Pullman Sleeper 71231-1 PULLMAN 8-1-2 Pullman Sleeper HIAWATHA Milwaukee Road - MSRP $53.00 71231-2 PULLMAN 8-1-2 Pullman Sleeper OKOBOJI Milwaukee Road - MSRP $53.00 71231-3 PULLMAN 8-1-2 Pullman Sleeper MICHIGAMME Milwaukee Road - MSRP $53.00 71231-7 PULLMAN 8-1-2 Pullman Sleeper TOMAHAWK Milwaukee Road - MSRP $53.00 71231-8 PULLMAN 8-1-2 Pullman Sleeper IRON MOUNTAIN Milwaukee Road - MSRP $53.00 71231-9 PULLMAN 8-1-2 Pullman...
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  • ztrack's Avatar
    Today, 01:19 PM
    AMERICAN Z LINE October 2014 New Release – Part 1 October is the time for Pumpkins! The BNSF SD75M Heritage II ‘Pumpkins’ are back! BNSF EMD SD75M: 61014-1 BNSF SD75M 8259 Heritage II - MSRP $189.00
    4 replies | 133 view(s)
  • porkypine52's Avatar
    Today, 01:00 PM
    April 9, 1952 So I'm 62. AND I DON'T CARE!!!! I learn something new every day. I LOVE my wife, family, and dogs. MODEL RAILROADING IS FUN! 'Nuff Said.
    16 replies | 539 view(s)
  • Ironhorseman's Avatar
    Today, 01:00 PM
    Can't help you with that one, Ryan. Sorry ... but I'm sure someone in here will have information for you.
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  • euromut's Avatar
    Today, 12:56 PM
    Having JMRI and the ability to use a smart phone or tablets as a throttle is a real treat. I can hardly explain how nice it is to walk around with an un-tethered throttle. Especially on such a big layout. I wont get into details here, but adding a computer with JMRI and a WIFI Router made programming and running locos so much better. Only downfall is you have to start over again with your consists and roster in JMRI (Not really that big of a...
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  • randgust's Avatar
    Today, 12:51 PM
    John's got the message. And I got that message from Paul myself, anything but a 'no', more like 'next time, give us a clue and we'll up the parts order quantity' if you have some kind of Atlas-derived special custom product going on for something like Shapeways build or better that needs their parts. If a build takes a specific Atlas product to accomplish (like the B40) as the core, he can be pretty cooperative! RSD15's were hogs - 1959,...
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  • Palmerfalls's Avatar
    Today, 12:36 PM
    Stone shipments should be starting this week. This is for a smaller 8,000 ton job. A shipment of 2,000 tons will go directly by rail to Tauton, MA. Another 6,000 will go to Corinth than to truck from truck to barge by barge to Fall River, MA t and back to train to Tauton, MA. I got this information from a video of the meeting on the Warren county site. It's very hard to hear and there was more talk of freight I couldn't make out. They are...
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  • Flash Blackman's Avatar
    Today, 12:24 PM
    Vsry nice layout and some very nice photos, too. Hope my club will integrate JMRI with Easy DCC.
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  • railhead's Avatar
    Today, 12:21 PM
    MEC GP38 260 and MEC RS11 802 are sold
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  • euromut's Avatar
    Today, 12:01 PM
    Just finishing up some work on Control System. Integrating JMRI and WiThrottle into an existing EasyDCC club layout. We currently have about 1000 Sq Ft of HO Layout. Ill Make this is a bit of a work in progress thread. But last night was play night. My own little totally fictional NYC modern excursion train. With proper power Some other images of the layout. Next Time I am up, I will take a bit of a photo tour, show everyone...
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  • John Moore's Avatar
    Today, 11:31 AM
    When I posted my commentary in post #25 yesterday it was no way meant as a bash of any particular manufacturer or their products rather it got down to how a manufacturer could possibly bring this product to market and offer some options to the buying public. And it certainly wasn't a license or an open invitation to start a bash of their products by any means. In that post I did suggest how the product could be brought to market and save tooling...
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  • bigslick69's Avatar
    Today, 11:20 AM
    Let me know if you have one of these you'd like to get rid of. Thanks!!
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  • rrjim1's Avatar
    Today, 10:59 AM
    My BLI PAs run much better than my Kato PAs. I don't have any derailment problems even going threw medium yard turnouts. My units didn't need the traction tires so they were replaced. The DCC decoders are IMO really great in sensing the pull of the loco and increasing or decreasing the sound accordingly. Also BLI has been improving there design with every release the latest has the same type of truck pickup as the Kato, except the BLI uses wires...
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  • atsf_arizona's Avatar
    Today, 10:36 AM
    Hi, James, Randgust's suggestion to have offline discussion with Paul Graf of Atlas sounds like a really good idea, re: Atlas making some extra C628/C630 trucks as spare parts. Today, Atlas B40-8 mechanisms are easy to come by on that auction site. However, Atlas C628/C630 trucks as spare parts are out of stock at Atlas, as far as I can tell, so that's a problem. I bought up enough trucks off that auction site back in Jan 2013 to do...
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  • retsignalmtr's Avatar
    Today, 10:24 AM
    I have been using Peco Switches and Atlas flex track on my T-Trak modules. There is some shimming needed to get the switch and flex up to the height of the Unitrack, probably about .005" to .010". You do not need to purchase the adaptor track. Atlas and Peco railjoiners fit the Kato rails. Just remove the Unijoiners. I do not like the look of the Kato Switches, with regular flex track due to the plastic ballast shoulder, which I ballast anyway.
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  • C. Giustra's Avatar
    Today, 09:17 AM
    PM sent. Thanks, CG
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  • Mike VE2TRV's Avatar
    Today, 08:59 AM
    Mike VE2TRV replied to a thread Bowser C-636 Update? in HO Scale
    It looks yellow enough to me. Sort like faded UP yellow. Screen settings? But that's from a guy that calls the front end of a CN loco red instead of orange like the CN peeps do... ;)
    21 replies | 1237 view(s)
  • Mr. RSS's Avatar
    Today, 08:50 AM
    Feature articles in the October 2014 issue of Railway Gazette International, the leading business journal for railway operators and suppliers, read in 140 countries. Subscribe to Railway Gazette... More...
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  • routeofthechiefs's Avatar
    Today, 08:44 AM
    Looking for complete ABBA (DCC equip) of Kato F3 or F7 in ATSF warbonnet. Nearly impossible due to current availability in stores. Willing to swap/trade with the following: All individually powered TCS decoder equipped and about ~$90 each: Have 1 each KATO 176-1109 & 1110 N EMD F3A Santa Fe "Warbonnet 19 & 19C early Have 1 KATO 176-1111 N EMD F3B Santa Fe "Warbonnet" early Have 2 KATO 176-1122 EMD F3B Late Santa Fe Warbonnet Also...
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  • Alan's Avatar
    Today, 07:50 AM
    Ingenious! :) Alan www.andersley.co.uk
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  • RGW's Avatar
    Today, 07:17 AM
    So back at it following a week off doing some NMRA visits. I have made it a goal to attend each of the clinics in the region over the next two years. We'll see if that's doable or too ambitious. Tonight was a light crew. Doug and Scott worked on the foam between the snowshed and the Maple Valley mainline. I wanted to give that area some depth to stimulate distance. Decided a steep slope valley might do the trick. Here is how it's shaping...
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  • Eagle2's Avatar
    Today, 04:56 AM
    The chip bin is a nice looking piece, and the weathering certainly did go a long way towards making a Bman car look quite good.
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  • Eagle2's Avatar
    Today, 04:54 AM
    If you're talking Unitrack, Kato makes a transition straight to connect it to sectional/flex track (part 20-045). May need some shimming or sanding for an exact match, but should work.
    6 replies | 212 view(s)
  • gcav17's Avatar
    Today, 03:24 AM
    Is there a method to removing these from the plastic base? Or an easy way to transition from cork to the switch? I need another crossover. But I don't want to chuck up the high dollars for another peco. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    6 replies | 212 view(s)
  • gcav17's Avatar
    Today, 03:04 AM
    So to all the kato mike fans. How do you get them to pull over a dozen cars up a 2% ? I own a kato and an MP mike. And the MP version out pulls it hands down. And neither with traction tires. I love the kato mechanism. Don't misunderstand me. Its flawless and easy to work with. Just wish it had some weight.. The MP version is not easy to work with. But no impossible. Since MP has the only version of the Pacific, guess there is no comparison....
    15 replies | 934 view(s)
  • Kevin Anderson's Avatar
    Today, 03:02 AM
    So how did a thread asking about and wanting companies building an RSD15 to let's bash those said companies? I know that some manufacturers may bebetter than others, butthere is no need to drag them through the mud. I contacted one out of many manufacturers and they were kind enough to respond. I don't see any one else doing that. I would prefer to see the responses from different manufacturers as to why they haven't built acertain model or if...
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  • Point353's Avatar
    Today, 02:46 AM
    For one-third the price of the feature-laden, performance-challenged BLI model I'll take a Kato PA instead.
    35 replies | 1668 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 02:14 AM
    Please be sure to check out the fine business people who advertise here on TrainBoard! Their paid advertising helps us keep this site up and running.
    10 replies | 363 view(s)
  • CedarCreek's Avatar
    Today, 02:11 AM
    I Just finished a Republic Locomotive works Wood Chip Bin... my first attempt at a laser cut wood kit... I Like the end result but the legs were a PITA...:frustrated: I also beat up an old Bachmann 40' Gon...
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  • Cajonpassfan's Avatar
    Today, 02:07 AM
    ...and this is what a 54" radius looks like.... Scenery and backdrop still under development. Otto K.
    58 replies | 4780 view(s)
  • JimInMichigan's Avatar
    Today, 01:50 AM
    Thanx for the pep talk, but I don't have a great imagination. I took a long time coming up with that simple layout...LOL 1 good thing, I was on trainstuff web site and had $300 worth of track in the shopping cart, when I got the idea to double check my layout to make sure I didn't miss anything. THATS when I noticed the 4.8 grade! Got my cart on hold until I figure something else out.
    10 replies | 363 view(s)
  • Steve Rodgers's Avatar
    Today, 01:49 AM
    I know I'm old but is $24.95 all my kidney's worth? The first born....well maybe.
    13 replies | 998 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 01:23 AM
    Interesting. Excepting the roof, there certainly is similarity. That should be a former B&O location. There are plenty of B&O fans and a solid historical society, so perhaps... I have a friend who is a BIG B&O fan. Perhaps he'd have an idea.
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  • r_i_straw's Avatar
    Today, 01:09 AM
    A discussion about RSD-15s in the N scale Forum got me thinking about the origins of the six axle road diesel. From what I have gathered, it was developed for the US Army in WWII. They needed locomotives to send to Iran and the USSR as part of the Lend Lease program. However, they wanted something to spread the axle load out over light rail. In the environment of Iran especially, with its arid climate and lack of water, the steam locomotives...
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  • obo's Avatar
    Today, 12:50 AM
    This is fun. This one isn't it, but it has the same styling and here the upper windows match as well. Note also the telegraph poles. Full size image: http://columbusrailroads.com/photogallery/PRR-c&n-157-CLMB.jpg Page with caption: http://columbusrailroads.com/prr%20C&N.htm
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  • r_i_straw's Avatar
    Today, 12:42 AM
    Same brick work for sure. Roof is different and door seems to be on the other side but very close indeed.
    12 replies | 338 view(s)
  • Westfalen's Avatar
    Today, 12:32 AM
    Personally I'd take them without sound if that's what it takes but Intermountain and Bachmann are bringing out hood units with sound and Atlas are even doing an Alco switcher with factory sound. To me this is another one of those 'we can't do that yet' excuses that has no credibility.
    35 replies | 1668 view(s)
  • SLSF Freak's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:32 PM
    Ah ha! Check out this beauty in Terra Alta, WV: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1077811 Closing in.... :) -Mike
    12 replies | 338 view(s)
  • Mr. RSS's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:20 PM
    UK: The National College for High Speed Rail is to have its headquarters in Birmingham and a second site in Doncaster, the government announced on September 30.The NCHSR is planned to open in 2017,... More...
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