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 1   Model Railroading / LiveSteam / Re: What type of wood do you use for your ties?  Posted Today at 7:48am 
Response #1 By tomc       Thread Started By Darthmoose74
Hi, we use what ever we can find for free.  Wood doesnt care about temp but dislikes moisture.  WE put ours into the dirt and find they last about 5 years.  If you can afford treated lumber for ground contact, you will find it will last longer.  The next best thing is to get it up on ballast that will drain the water and let the tie dry out after moister contact.  A lot of people buy their wood at a lumber yard and cut to size with a table saw.  I havent seen anyone offer pre-cut tie unless you go to plastic.  
 
Tom C.
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 2   Model Railroading / LiveSteam / Re: Getting into Live Steam  Posted Today at 7:41am 
Response #1 By tomc       Thread Started By roberticus01
Hi Rob,  welcome to the forum.
 
Sure you can find people that will build for cash.  Save all your pennies as it isnt cheap.
 
Tom C.
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 3   Model Railroading / LiveSteam / What type of wood do you use for your ties?  Posted Sep 22nd, 2017, 8:35am 
NEW Post By Darthmoose74
There is a great thread about ties on this forum and all the different ways to install them but I do not see a discussion on what wood types you all use.
 
I live in Nebraska where the weather goes from one extreme to the other in the course of a year and the area I am in has really soft dark dirt. It could be 100 degrees one day, 50 and raining the next,  -10 and snow after that. LOL
 
In today's options in the world of 2017, what do you use for wood in the USA when using ALUMINUM rails and do you have a links to where you get yours?
 
Thank you for your time.
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 4   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: Modeling the 1870's    Posted Sep 22nd, 2017, 6:34am 
Response #46 By toptrain       Thread Started By Man with no Name       View Thread with BO_Hayes_ten_wheeler_209_feb_1982_S.jpg - 103614 Bytes
* A great old locomotive to make is the B&O Hayes 10 wheeler. #198 is drawn here on page 361.
 
https://books.google.com/books?id=zP46AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA361#v=onepage&q=Winans%20Camel%20Engine%20&f=false
 
* Now long ago I made one using a Tyco 4-6-0 as a starting point. I replaced the drivers with Varney ones from an Old Lady 2-8-0. I re-drilled the third axel to make their spacing all equal. The body was built over a Tyco 4-6-0 boiler to make sure of a perfect fit. The tender is reworked with a fireman's platform and shelter added. I kept in my collection for over 10 years. It is gone now. Only some old photos remain.
 Frank  

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 5   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: what do you do in HO scale?  Posted Sep 22nd, 2017, 6:32am 
Response #398 By Roger_Hensley       Thread Started By green_elite_cab
That is similar to the way the PRR ran through downtown Anderson. That's the look that I copied in general.
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 6   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: Modeling the 1870's    Posted Sep 22nd, 2017, 6:04am 
Response #45 By toptrain       Thread Started By Man with no Name       View Thread with CPRR_4-8-0_pass_cars_S.jpg - 158460 Bytes
This is my Tyco Central Pacific 1870 passenger train set, at the train platform for my old Frankford station. A CP 4-8-0 pulls a combine and coach of the radial Roof type.
frank
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 7   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: what do you do in HO scale?    Posted Sep 22nd, 2017, 5:01am 
Response #397 By toptrain       Thread Started By green_elite_cab       View Thread with cnj_allentown_S.jpg - 104712 Bytes
Here you see the CNJ trackage following the Jordan Creek. In the distance the track had already passed under the Hamilton Street Bridge on the way to pass directly under the bridge I am standing on, the Linden Street bridge, taking the photo.
frank
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 8   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: what do you do in HO scale?    Posted Sep 22nd, 2017, 4:53am 
Response #396 By toptrain       Thread Started By green_elite_cab       Linked Image Included, Click Here to View Entire Post
on Sep 21st, 2017, 6:24am, Roger_Hensley wrote:       (Click here for original message)
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Seeing the way you had a line of track follow a river to get into a location reminds me of how the CNJ got through and into Allentown, PA.
frank
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 9   Regionals and Short Lines / WNYP / Meadville turn Leaving Falconer today 9/21    Posted Sep 21st, 2017, 10:29pm 
NEW Post By mybronc       View Thread with wnyp_921.jpg - 165250 Bytes
Had to wait to get my car after work
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 10   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N (SRY-VI) Movement Reports: 2017  Posted Sep 21st, 2017, 5:24pm 
Response #100 By Goose5       Thread Started By CPRail4744
2 cars northbound for Superior Propane at 12:45. Returned with 2 cars at 2:15.
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