New Haven Commuter Train

minzemaennchen Aug 22, 2019

  1. minzemaennchen

    minzemaennchen TrainBoard Member

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    Consists of EMD FL9, Railway Express Agency and 2 Coaches. FL9 kitbashed from AZL E8 with B-Flexicoil truck at the fron (only power pickup) and C-Flexicoil truck at the rear (powered with traction tires), chassis and shell shorten, lots of added details and custom decals/paintjob. Railway Express Agency is a AZL Heavyweight Baggage Car converted with B-trucks, coaches just repaints.
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  2. Kurt Moose

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    Now THAT is cool!!

    Never thought I'd ever see an FL9 in Z!(y)(y)(y)
     
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  3. bostonjim

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    Well done!! This is the railroad of my youth. The add-on details are great. The Dover Street Yards in Boston were the final resting place for many of the NHRR heavy weights before they were scrapped. Maybe one day something like this will be available to all of us...Jim
     
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  4. John Bartolotto

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    Well done Gerd!!! Who is the lucky owner of that?

    John
     
  5. minzemaennchen

    minzemaennchen TrainBoard Member

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    Will end up in Switzerland
     
  6. SMR

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    Well, Jim, may be I can convince the folks that we do some pictures of this nice train on OPS.
    Anything special we should consider, Jim?
    Best,
    Sven
     
  7. bostonjim

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    How about a pit stop at the sanding facility? Or a trip along the "Shoreliner" route, particularly the saltmarshes in Westerly, RI? Am I being too specific? Nice to know there are NHRR fans in Switzerland. Thanks, Jim
     
  8. SMR

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    Not at all, Jim,
    Do you think this landscape here could more or less qualify as your saltmarsches in Westerly, RI ?

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    Sven

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  9. bostonjim

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    Close, Sven. It looks like you are on Cape Cod. The Westerly, RI saltmarshes are all grass no sand dunes. These type of dunes are typical of the outer Cape Cod area. The NHRR did go to the tip of Cape Cod, Provincetown, back in the day. Of course, your work is fantastic no matter the geography. James
     
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  10. SMR

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    Great help, James,
    Thus we have to make the train go to Provincetown, correct?

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    Have a nice Sunday,
    Sven
     
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  11. bostonjim

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    So P-Town it is. After all, it is only make believe. Jim
     
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  12. SMR

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    How to use the P42 New Haven, Jim?
    Best,
    Sven
     
  13. bostonjim

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    Hmmm...how about a car train arriving in Miami with a load of snowbirds and their automobiles? I believe the P-42 traveled this route. It definitely picked up automobiles in Virginia for the trip South. I think that would be the "Orange Blossom Special" Jim
     
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  14. SMR

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    Do you mean the Autotrain, Jim?
    What are snowbirds?
    Best,
    Sven
     
  15. bostonjim

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    Yes, Sven. I do mean the autotrain. Snowbirds are of the non-avian type. It is a term used for folks who live in the North who go to Florida in the winter. Hence the name "snowbirds." Like most seasonal birds, they fly south for the winter. Jim
     
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  16. SMR

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    I understand, Jim.
    Have you seen this Video about the Auto Train in Z scale?



    Best,
    Sven
     
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  17. bostonjim

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    Thanks for that. I had not seen it. I counted 27 cars. That's a lot of pulling power. Jim
     
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  18. Atlas 080

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    https://mrr.trains.com/news-reviews/staff-reviews/2016/12/rapido-n-scale-fl9

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