Amtrak Modeling

F40PH Apr 9, 2000

  1. F40PH

    F40PH Guest

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    Hey everybody, I was just wondering if anyone else models Amtrak. If so, what trains, scales, time periods?

    Andy

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    Andy's Amtrak Photos
     
  2. Maxwell Plant

    Maxwell Plant TrainBoard Member

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    I'm trying to stay as close to "today" as possible with my N-Scale Modeling. But seeing no one produces a non-brass, flywheel drive, "current roster" Amtrak locomotive in N, it's tough. [​IMG] I just fried my last Life-Like F40PH, and even though I find them to be a decent runner, it is an old and soon to be retired unit for Amtrak. [​IMG] So until the powers-that-be release something new, I'm concentrating on the freight end of operations. I model the SE or Gulf Coast region of Texas. There isn't any Amtrak service for real where I model, but then again, BNSF isn't there either. In my world, they are! [​IMG]

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  3. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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  4. throttlejock

    throttlejock TrainBoard Member

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    I like your web site Andy.
    I'm a former Bulldog too. Grew up in Duluth. Grew up with the DWP & DMIR and the other railroads of Duluth and Superior
     
  5. TrainTech

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    I model Amtrak in Lar"G"e Scale, I have an FA1-FB1-FA1 lashup pulling a consist of 4 streamliners. And "G" scale isn't any better for motive power for Amtrak buffs either.

    I'd love to have a Genesis loco for my passenger service since that is what I see around here (Orlando/Winter Park/Sanford Florida) where I live and are the most common loco in use here. However, I will be purchasing a GP38-2 in Amtrak motif as well as an SD40-2 and an SD45 when and if these become available in the Amtrak scheme.

    Some photo's of my Amtrak loco's and cars can be see at the second website listed, the one at tripod.com. These were taken before I got the second FA1 unit.

    NOTE: 1 FA1 and the FB1 unit both are equipped with a Phoenix BIG SOUND system which makes the loco's sound awesome!

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  6. Interwest

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    Well, I model Amtrak in HO Scale, in the modern era.
    I have a freelanced railroad, but I use the following equipment:
    P32's (In "Pepsi Can" and Amtrak California)
    P42's (Most are painted Intercity but given new numbers [121-149])
    Horizon Fleet (Including Horizon Cab Cars)
    Superliner (Coach, Coach Baggage, and Sightseer Lounge)
    Amfleet (to be dumped immediately)
    I am waiting for California Cars, but in the meantime will make do with the Horizon and Superliner Fleet.
    I am dumping the Amfleet cars as they are an "ancient" design, and my railroad shops are turning out "Comet V" Horizon coaches, cab coaches, and diners as fast as possible.
    I have schematics of what the trains will look like, and as soon as I get my website up and running I'll post the addy here.
     
  7. F40PH

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    It sounds like we have some cool stuff here. I do not yet have a layout since I am still in college, but plan to someday when I get out of college and have a permanent residence. Amtrak will have a major presence on this layout. For now, I collect HO scale Amtrak trains, including F40PHs (of course), a couple P40/P42s, a nice set of Walthers Superliners, a couple viewliners, some Amfleet II cars when they become available and an assorment of baggage/express cars. I still am looking for a good way to model an Amtrak Heritage fleet dining car though, since the Rivarossi car that is the best match is so hard to find.

    Hey throttlejock, thanks for the compliment on my website. It's nice to see another Bulldog in here. I have not had much of a chance to look at many DMIR trains since I have been up here, besides the ones on the docks...any suggestions on good watching spots?

    Andy

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  8. throttlejock

    throttlejock TrainBoard Member

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    Andy,
    When I did my few photos it was just as I happened to cross their tracks. It was 23 years ago when I lived there. Most of my time when I was there I wasn't really trying to take pic's. Most of the time it was to get over the 40th Ave. crossing to get to my girl friends house many times foolishly thru the red lights.
     

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