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HwyHaulier
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« Reply #300 on: Mar 12th, 2014, 7:22am »
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Tom - All -  
 
Well, I did not know that! <G> Floor Plan looks entirely plausible. Thought it came right from a Pullman or Budd Diagram...
 
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« Reply #301 on: Mar 15th, 2014, 8:45pm »
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[quote author=nssd60 link=board=HOScale;num=1092001000;start=100#118 date=02/21/07 at 07:39:18]HO scale Norfolk Southern anywhere in the Pocahontas Division. Favorite spots are Narrows, VA, Bluefield Yard but currently building further east my yard at Crewe VA.
 Favorite locos: sd-60's, sd 40-2's and high nose gp 38-2's.  Best performing 4-axle loco is my Athearn gp 59 (Operation Lfife Saver). I have many sd40-2's but cream of the crop in the 6-axles are my two Proto 2000 Sd-60'S (NS 6633 and 6564). Can't beat their pulling power go ns


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« Reply #302 on: Mar 21st, 2014, 6:32pm »
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Aside from the Penn York Mods, I run on the Flint River Model Railroad Club in Albany, GA. Here, LA&L 420, 424, and WNYP 421 pass WNYP 431 on the modular layout.

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« Reply #303 on: Apr 2nd, 2014, 12:22am »
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I recently was forced by a move to tear down my layout based on the Pacific Great Eastern Railway. A before picture and then a after

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« Reply #304 on: Apr 2nd, 2014, 12:24am »
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And then the after, (but before the dust started to fly)

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« Reply #305 on: May 24th, 2014, 10:48pm »
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are u going to rebuld it

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« Reply #306 on: Jun 13th, 2014, 5:45pm »
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ERIE - First in freight.  


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« Reply #307 on: Jun 13th, 2014, 5:48pm »
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I can never get enough of the F units

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« Reply #308 on: Jun 13th, 2014, 5:50pm »
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Well built Kato Geeps.
 
Reefers up front.


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« Reply #309 on: Jun 15th, 2014, 1:02pm »
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Nice ERIE collection, with a good paint scheme!

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« Reply #310 on: Jun 18th, 2014, 6:00pm »
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Thanks, I think the Erie wings scheme was great. Nowhere did it look better than on the PA's which were a dual service unit on the ERIE.

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« Reply #311 on: Nov 26th, 2014, 10:37pm »
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Well for me from Thanksgiving to new years, my layout fills with Old time trains. Most are Tyco-Mantua, but I have others, I have 10 passenger set in the time period, and over 50 engines. Well happy Holidays to everyone.
 frank toptrain.


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« Reply #312 on: Dec 6th, 2014, 4:11pm »
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I like these alot. Keep lining them up - it looks great.

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« Reply #313 on: Dec 13th, 2014, 11:40am »
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Great! Trust you somehow have more than your share of the ROUNDHOUSE label PULLMAN PALACE Cars productions.  
Surely nice product, and who has the dies for it?
 
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« Reply #314 on: Dec 13th, 2014, 12:51pm »
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Hello Vern....here is one of my kit-enhanced Roundhouse Palace cars from back when Roundhouse was still Roundhouse/Model Die Casting. The company was acquired by Athearn several years ago and, as far as I know, no longer produce these in kit form. My version is lettered for The Philadelphia & Reading......Tom
 
 


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« Reply #315 on: Dec 13th, 2014, 1:06pm »
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TAB - Frank - Lodge Members -
 
Many Thanks! Just about the most wonderful product release, ever! Why ever it became discontinued? Who knows? Company stupid?
 
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« Reply #316 on: Feb 7th, 2015, 7:01am »
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As with many other companys,Athearns counterpart(china)for bluebox kits was a
cost issue,higher prices of kits vs built-up cost,same for roundhouse kits,you can
still get these cars(built-up)but for other stuff from roundhouse/mdc when athearn
bought the name I dont think they recieved all the molds/tooling for their product line
same goes for mantua when modelpower bought them at auction,they didnt recieve
all the tooling either,some companys are moving far foward like athearn,rapido,I wish
I could say the same for atlas(many reruns of old tooling & I think they switched factories)but all in all you still have train shows to find lots of roundhouse & athearn bluebox kits,when I was a Train dealer I had bought 2 storage units filled with ho trains,
I had over 4000 bluebox kit alone,but again they can be found


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« Reply #317 on: Feb 12th, 2015, 6:29am »
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** My layout at this time is running British built OO trains on my code 100 layout. Some of the older Triang runs a little noisy but does run. The newer Hornby and Triang -Hornby one's run quietly.  My old atlas switches handle all well.
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« Reply #318 on: Apr 11th, 2015, 9:29am »
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* Going back to June of 2014 and NEFAN and the good look at his ERIE diesel power. The 4 unit lash up of ERIE F7's, then the pair of GP7's and last the PA1 all in their Black ERIE paint for me was good to view. Though they were constant visitors to their terminal on the Hudson I never got to view them there. Being in high school from 59 to 63 and the military 63 to 67 I really didn't get to see ERIE power except in photos. I think during this time they merged with the Lackawanna and lost all there individual identities. I never got to see the ERIE terminal in Jersey City in operation. The Lackawanna terminal in Hoboken I had seen often. My knowledge of either railroad comes from books. With the CNJ it comes from seeing and riding their trains.  
* Reading Lawernce Grow's book "On The 8:02" though a smaller book and one covering many different railroads and there operations a surprisingly amount of info was gleaned from the few pages on each railroad.  
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There was a wide variety with the many different railroads that terminated in the NYC area. I started riding trains just before Conrail,  so I did get to ride the CNJ and EL near the end and glad I did. The EL and ERIE are my favorites. The ERIE scheme was a real standout and it seems wings are making a comeback on some RR's like the UP.
 
The "flashy" green colors on passenger diesels was a nice addition for the conservative ERIE.


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