PROTOTYPE Weekend Proto Fun 9/21/2012

YoHo Sep 21, 2012

  1. YoHo

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    We use that term all over trainboard, so I'm surprised you missed it. Blue bonnet technically refers to blue warbonnet on silver. Yellowbonnet technically refers to yellow on silver. Cubscout is the 1972 yellow on blue, because it looks like the cubscout yellow bandana on blue uniform. I believe the term originates from atsf employees in texas.
     
  2. fitz

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    Dang, I just typed a long diatribe on today's fun and hit a wrong key, losing the whole thing. Here goes again. Today I had the privilege of doing some volunteer duty at the Grand Opening of the Oregon Rail Heritage Center, named after the great steam (and diesel) restoration artist, Doyle McCormack. Doyle was there, and at the beginning of the day, had 4449 gaining steam to operating pressure at the north end of the building. Before the gates opened to the public, he ran 4449 through the building to the south end where she remained for the day, sounding whistle salutes every hour on the hour. The people of Portland really came out to this event, over 3,000 visiting today. This will continue tomorrow from 10 AM till 5 PM if you live in the area and missed today. SP&S 700 and OR&N 197 also reside in the facility. There were all kinds of displays, including model railroads, LegO masterpieces, especially one of Portland Union Station, a live Dixieland band, cab tours, and more. This is all volunteer run, and it makes it a great pleasure to be part of this group of dedicated people. I am going to post this, THEN attach photos so I don't lose it again!

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  3. r_i_straw

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    Yes, that is where I have heard it a lot. The old hand Santa Fe trainmen used that term in these parts.
     
  4. YoHo

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    It's great they finally have their home. Do you know which layouts were in attendence?
     
  5. fitz

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    No, I sure don't. We were so busy in the gift shop I'm lucky I got the "before shift" photos. Here's one of the Union Station LegO creation--magnificent.

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  6. BoxcabE50

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    Ah. OK. Well, I guess my railfan license will soon be revoked. :( I have somehow managed to not see that nickname here. And have not been in Texas for just over forty years.
     
  7. BoxcabE50

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    Jim-

    It's great to see those three lokeys snug and safe in their new haven. The building looks great.
     
  8. YoHo

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    I was wrong, she was a ph2 GP39-2.

    Set up for remote no less.

    And check out the Dynamics. Unless I miss my guess, that's the 48" fan off a late GP9 or similar. Not a typical 2nd gen fan.

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  9. YoHo

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    I was curious if my old club BMRC made it out. They've set up for MAX and trolley line openings and set up for the WES opening.
     
  10. friscobob

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    Never know what will show up in Muskogee these days:

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    WAMX SD40 4109 (a former NS, nee Southern high-nose diesel) in as little decoration as possible. Not sure if UP was borrowing this for the local to Pryor (a/k/a the "Pryor Flyer") or Van Buren, or it was en route to a new lessor. It was last used on the South Kansas & Oklahoma.
     
  11. Ike the BN Freak

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    Its probably a Q fan
     
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  13. BoxcabE50

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    And hiding behind it, an MKT hopper.
     
  14. YoHo

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    Q fans go on radiator fans not dynamics and they aren't that tapered.
     
  15. Ike the BN Freak

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    However, how hard is it to put one on dynamics? Are they not the same fans?
     
  16. YoHo

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    I'm not sure if they are or not. I know dynamics fans are not as tall both on protos and if you buy the detail parts. I would assume though that Q fans are more rare and more expensive.
     
  17. BuddyBurton

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    ex NS SD40.
     
  18. r_i_straw

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    Cub Scout

    Photo taken from Tower 17 in Rosenberg before it was moved.
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  19. Candy_Streeter

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    Herzog Railway Service

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  20. BoxcabE50

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    That Herzog unit looks brand new.
     

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