Rusty Pile Railroad in S-Sn3

u s a rene Jul 30, 2010

  1. u s a rene

    u s a rene New Member

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    Hallo.

    Here is a mail from Rotterdam.Holland.
    Excuses for bad writing but I am from Holland you know and this is the best I can do.
    The S bug has bite me long ago,about 1985 or so.
    For pictures of the work we do,please look at www.forkscreekyard.nl and go to Rusty Pile Railroad.
    We working at the layout very hard because we want to go to model railroad shows with the Rusty Pile Railroad.
    At foto galerij part 1,2 and 3 are Sn3 pictures.
    Part 4 are O scale pictures from the home layout.
    I do not know how to post foto s,I need help here!
    Please look also at the Forks Creek Yard and the other name,this is all On3 with pictures,an other love!
    For so far.

    greetings.

    usarene S/Sn3 is ook mooi!
     
  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to TrainBoard!

    Don't worry about your writing. Your message is not bad at all. Please keep us updated with progress reports.

    Boxcab E50
     
  3. SteamDonkey74

    SteamDonkey74 TrainBoard Supporter

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    Usarene,

    Welcome to TrainBoard.

    To post photos here, use this image [​IMG] in the tool bar above, and then paste in the URL of the photo or image you want to post. A lot of people host their railroad related images here on our very own RailImages.

    No worries on your language. Nederlands is closer to English than many other languages, so when you put "foto galerij" I know you mean to write "photo gallery."

    Talk to you soon,
    Adam
     
  4. Stourbridge Lion

    Stourbridge Lion TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to TrainBoard!!!!!!!

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  5. Greg Elems

    Greg Elems Staff Member

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    Rene,

    Welcome to Trainboard. I really enjoyed your layout photos. The 2-6-6-2 tank engine is sweet. The Garret type Shay is very nice too and a unique idea. I bet it pulls a bunch of cars. :D

    Greg
     
  6. u s a rene

    u s a rene New Member

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    Rusty Pile Railroad.

    Hallo Greg and others
    The Garrett Paul 6 cylinder Shay is HO scale and build from two M.D.C.Roundhouse kits,about 25 years ago and all wheels are powered.
    It is a fantasy model and puls 15 hopper cars loaded with real coal on a 1% grade.
    The watertanks are loaded with lead for traction.[​IMG]
    The model is DCC but no sound.
    I try to show the picture here.

    The 2-6-6-2 T is a Mantua HO kit rebuild to Sn3 and also DCC and about the same age.
    Greetings.

    usarene S-Sn3 is ook mooi!.
     
  7. EMD trainman

    EMD trainman TrainBoard Member

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    u s a rene, welcome to TrainBoard. Your english is close enough for me to understand, there is no problem there. I looked at the rusty pyle railraod website, very nice.

    I'm fascinated by how the rest of the world models trains. Is model trains popular where you live? What scale model trains do they have in Holland?

    S scale here in the USA has dropped in popularity, so I'm glad someone like you came along in the S scale section.
     
  8. u s a rene

    u s a rene New Member

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    Hallo EMD Trainman.

    Here in Holland I do know one other man who model in Sn3 but I think he stops.
    My other scale is O/std and On3 see Forks Creek Yard on the same site.
    My friends are in On3 and there is a lot On30 coming up.
    Also a lot of HO,HOn3,N and O in 1:45 and 1:43,some G scale and 1:20.3 for garden railroading.
    Model railroading is populair but a lot of people dont like to say ,,I play with trains,,but on shows you see a lot of these man(and woman to!)
    I started about 50 years ago in HO and about 1982 I see some U S A models and after that day I was realy infected with the virus and changed to USA HO until I see Sn3 and later comes O-On3 but the S scale is so nice!
    I have to import all the stuf or made it self and that is just the FUN!
    Often I can say,I build it by myself!

    Greetings.

    u s a rene S-Sn3 is ook mooi!
     
  9. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    That is the secret to this hobby! Just have fun!

    Boxcab E50
     
  10. EMD trainman

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    u s a rene, that is a great story, I really like reading it and enjoyed it. I myself am really a G scale person, but like seeing how other person in other scales model trains. It seems G scale is world wide. I just found out a month ago there is a huge G scale club in Japan that models USA type and Euro style trains. Nice to see that G scale has even reached Holland. S scale in the USA is even getting rare, most have lost interest in it. I will agree that S scale is nice and liked seeing it in my old Lionel days when I use to see American Flyer S scale, but that legacy is almost gone. However On30 does seem to become very popular here in the USA now.

    It's the same here, most won't admit to say they play with model trains, I find nothing wrong with this. When I started my new job everyone made fun of me at first, but I didn't care, but now they understand it's a hobby like motorcycle riding, playing paint ball, etc One guy even picked up the hobby and decided to get into HO and O scale trains.
     
  11. Greg Elems

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    EMD Trainman, are you interested in American Flyer S or scale S? I'm modeling in scale, using Kadee couplers and scale wheel sets. I'm not sure S is less popular but I think On30 picked up a whole lot of new railroad modelers when Bachmann came out with the reasonably price On30 equipment. I know a couple people that had no interest in trains but the Bachmann caught their fancy and they are into model railroading hardcore.

    Rene, your web page really shows how much fun you are having with American railroads, regardless of the scale.

    Maybe since it isn't familiar but I've started researching modern day narrow gauge. Australia and Brazil have narrow gauge networks that are really interesting. The common denominator is the HO track. In S scale that works out to 42" gauge track, right size for Australia and New Zealand. Brazil uses meter gauge which is 3" narrower than the HO track and hardly worth worrying about IMO.

    Rene, also thanks for jump starting our quiet little forum on S.

    Greg
     
  12. EMD trainman

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    Back in my Lionel 027 & 0 scale days, I really took a second look at the American Flyer S scale. I liked it due to the fact is was smaller than 027, but yet still biggger than HO. I also liked the fact it was a 2 rail track system, they didn't have 2 rail 0 scale back then, at least none that I have seen. The only thing that actually kept me from switching to American Flyer S scale is that even back then when they were making S scale it was hard to find trains where as you could buy 027 and 0 scale from anywhere just about, so the switch never happened.

    You just don't see S scale that often here in the USA. Even when I went to all scaless train shows about 5 years ago, you just saw old American Flyer used trains for sale and there wasn't alot of them. The show was Greenburg's Train Show, so of all places you would think alot of it would pop up there, but it didn't. If you saw a guy selling a box of old American Flyer trains that was alot in one spot, usually you just saw one car here and one car there.

    But eventually I even lost the 027 & 0 scale bug after seeing LGB G scale trains for the first time. G scale has bit me hard and I never looked back.
     
  13. BoxcabE50

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    When I was a youth, I grew up with both Lionel (O, O-27), and American Flyer trains. Had a blast with them and still love them, although what I had is long gone.

    My interests have long since shifted to scale modeling. I have known a couple of fellows who were working with Sn3, with some very nice results. At one time I looked at Sn42. But it didn't quite grab my imagination the right way. So have been tinkering with a bit of On30. Also have dabbled in HOn30.

    Boxcab E50
     
  14. Greg Elems

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    EMDTrainman, you are in the best location for S gauge trains. The National Association of S Gaugers has a lot of members on the east coast. If you ever go to York, TCA meet in the fall and spring, you will see a lot of AF trains. Greenburgs shows never really showed me much, since I didn't really want to collect Lionel and O27 trains. Atlas had O scale 2 rail in 1972 with sectional track and switches that hooked me on scale. In fact I still have two pairs of the old Atlas switches and a handful of their track. In 1985 I bought an American Models S scale FP7 and started modeling in S, which was better for the apartment we lived in than O and yet was bigger than HO. S and O in scale terms is holding its own with a good selection of equipment to choose from.

    Greg
     
  15. u s a rene

    u s a rene New Member

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    Rusty Pile Railroad in Sn3.

    http://rpr.forkscreekyard.nl/images/S-Sn3/CRW_3804.jpg

    Hallo.
    Here is a picture from the Rusty Pile Railroad in Sn3.
    If the picture is not arrived,I do something wrong and pleas let me know how to do it the good way!
    If it go the good way,I will send more pictures if you like.

    Greetings from Holland.

    u s a rene.
     
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  16. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I've edited so there is at least a working link to the photo.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Boxcab E50
     
  17. RailMix

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    Very nice photo and layout! I am always amazed at the number of people from other countries who are interested in North American railroading and also at the fine job many do of modeling it without having convenient access. Thanks for sharing your work.
     
  18. u s a rene

    u s a rene New Member

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    Hallo S Scalers!

    Here is a mail from Rotterdam, Holland.
    If you like to see some video s from the S Sn3 Rusty Pile Railroad , please go to You tube and look at Rusty Pile Railroad.
    It shows 2 or 3 films and if you be there,look also to the films from the Forks Creek Yard,my On3 layout.
    Pleas,protect your computer board!!
    Have fun and greatings from

    u s a rene,,S-Sn3 is ook mooi!
     
  19. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Searching for RPR, I'm finding quite a few interesting videos.
     
  20. HemiAdda2d

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    Hello usarene!
    In my travels I have come to find that most Dutch speak English better than some Americans. Don't worry about your message, it was fine.

    I too really liked your Mallet tank engine. Excellent work!
     

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