Does anybody know what kind of cars these are? I see them a lot on UP trains at the Roseville yard. They say, "FLAMMABLE LINING NO HOT WORK".
I already checked the bottom for screws, no such luck.
I've tried rocking it, and sliding it. It slides up and back slightly, but doesn't slide off. I say "it", because all four containers are one unit.
Does anyone know if the green containers are removable from this car? It's a Kato. I would like to replace two of the containers with the Tomix...
At least you get to drive along train tracks! Ever see any trains?
I'm not the carpenter, a friend of mine scratch built the bridge and several other structures (water tower, switch tower, barn, silo). He's much...
Probably happens more than we think. I've seen it happen with big trucks and overpasses.
Unfortunately, the Auto Train won't fit through my covered bridge.
Atlas Amtrak caboose and coil car, and a Con-Cor Amtrak Auto Train car.
I've been playing around. The gondola between the two F59's has MT couplers on both ends. The SP F59 doesn't come uncoupled from the Amtrak F59. I...
I've tried the Fox Valley couplers on cars. I have a hard time getting them to couple to anything.
It looks like the couplers are attached with screws.
I think I've decided to change the couplers to MTL. I like the engines enough to go to the trouble. But I don't know if I have the dexterity and...
Thank you for the kind words. It's definitely not prototypical, but it is fun. I have very eclectic tastes in locomotives and cars. I will be...
Wow, I've never seen that before!
I did check the conversions page, and the F59 isn't listed.
Would these be the correct MTL couplers?
Some of the trip pins looked like they might touch the plow around curves, so I rotated them all to the side. Also, the front trip pin on the...
Closeups of the couplers.