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« Reply #460 on: May 7th, 2012, 4:59pm »
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on May 7th, 2012, 4:31am, EM-1 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Petey,
Was that the work you done on the B&O EM-1?
 
Hey Frank, I didn't realize you were over here too!  
 
We everywhere!

 
Yep here to
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« Reply #461 on: May 7th, 2012, 5:03pm »
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Frank,
Wit hthe "world wide web" it sure does make it a small world!  


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Set of B&O GP-30's an train pass a set of Western Maryland GP-40's an train on Sand Patch.
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« Reply #462 on: May 8th, 2012, 8:51am »
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on Feb 14th, 2012, 8:59am, green_elite_cab wrote:       (Click here for original message)
some former Reading in the mix
 

 
G E C,
Excellent low angle shot, as you would see in real life.


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« Reply #463 on: May 8th, 2012, 8:57am »
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Yes, I took it from undecorated to #678.


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« Reply #464 on: May 8th, 2012, 11:46pm »
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Thanks Petey!  Thats my favorite way to take photos.  It makes everything look bigger, puts us closer to the action, and if somethings isn't quite right,  such photos are a good way to catch those subtle flaws that are often easy to fix!
 
E33s 4610 and 4608 sit outside the yard on my layout.  I've recently rebuilt the track in this area, gotta re-ballast when I get the time.  
 


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« Reply #465 on: May 9th, 2012, 7:40am »
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on May 8th, 2012, 8:57am, petey wrote:       (Click here for original message)

Yes, I took it from undecorated to #678.

 
Petey,
Nice work! Its looked pretty good from the picture.....I got 7614, and 7600......Both of which are exceptional running locomotives! Plus I have a Brass Akane as well.....


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« Reply #466 on: May 18th, 2012, 9:39am »
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* Pennsylvania Railroad B6s # 155 rides the turntable ;
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This loco is a old American Flyier, made by the A.C.Gilbert company. This is the original first PRR B6 to be made by them. The original dies for molding the loco body alowed for the numbers 155 to be cast in a raised relief on to the locomotive cab sides. Of all the others made this is the only B6 made in this way. All others had a painted on number in the same location as the cast on numbers.
 


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« Reply #467 on: May 27th, 2012, 9:51am »
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* Some old Tri-ang, Hornby locomotives Lined up at turntable.  All are pacific types. the black to the left a Canadian National pacific. The other 3 are English. They are called Princess types. The Red one is "Princess Royal" , The Green one is "Princess Elizabeth", and the black one on the right is the "Princess Victoria".
* These locomotives do run on HO gauge track. Of these four only one I had to adjust to run good. They all run through switches frogs, crossovers, and any other thing designed into HO track.  
* As can be seen some are very colorful . Most passenger car made by this company also were colorfully painted. They are nice to watch runing.


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« Reply #468 on: Jun 11th, 2012, 6:46am »
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Here are a few more engines in this view. A Reading 0-4-0-t suburban. then a CNJ ( kitbaashed) Mantua L3s 4-6-0 camelback. Last a pair of John English Pennsy A5 0-4-0 switchers.
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« Reply #469 on: Jun 30th, 2012, 5:35pm »
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Today a Reading I-10 was brought to the Frankford shops. My guess it must had derailed. The front truck is missing and the oposite side, side rod needs repair.  
* This engine is a old cast and brass mantua, 1940-ish. It has already been properly detailed nicely. just needs the repairs, tender painted and relettered. Cant be done now. All work is now directed to a pair of Reading I-6 camelbacks.
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« Reply #470 on: Jul 6th, 2012, 10:29am »
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A view of a Mantua 2-8-0 from a Catalog showing basic details that come with model.
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« Reply #471 on: Jul 14th, 2012, 11:47am »
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Here's my latest effort.  It's not a serious effort.
I thought the loco was excellent, ran and sounded great, and runs on my layout.  So I sort of made it into a Western road loco.  



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Still haven't figured this out.  


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« Reply #473 on: Jul 14th, 2012, 12:00pm »
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Petey,
I could cry, just because the changes made to a B&O EM-1, HOWEVER, VERY decent looking stand in for a GN Yellowstone!  


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« Reply #474 on: Jul 14th, 2012, 9:12pm »
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OK, you can quit crying.  All the changes can be easily reversed, so that it will become a 'proper' EM-1.
I wonder if Bachmann will produce any variations on their 2-8-8-4?
There were a few other Yellowstones, other than B&O's  


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« Reply #475 on: Jul 14th, 2012, 11:55pm »
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Petey,
Well as you know, the "EM-1" is my all time favorite locomotive! And I do model the B&O so....
 
As for Bachmann, I'm not sure they can model other "Yellowstones" as the B&O's was small due to tunnel clearances on their mainlines.....All the other Yellowstones were REALLY big!
 
I mean yeah, they do have the drivers and such for the 2-8-8-4, BUT the other "Yellowstones" had different size drivers, for one which can lead into other lengths of engine beds to make them all work, I suppose they could if they wanted a smaller versions of the real thing as the "EM-1" is a good scale model of the real one so......Which would be nothing more then a "stand-in" for the other Yellowstones made.  
 
And on top of it, the first Yellowstone made, was made by ALCO, the rest, were all Baldwin designs so......


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« Reply #476 on: Jul 17th, 2012, 8:46pm »
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on Feb 14th, 2012, 8:59am, green_elite_cab wrote:       (Click here for original message)
some former Reading in the mix
 

 
Thats a very nice EMU that you have, I 'm planning on making an interurban layout, and I was wondering, where did you get it?


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« Reply #477 on: Jul 17th, 2012, 10:03pm »
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Thats a very nice EMU that you have, I 'm planning on making an interurban layout, and I was wondering, where did you get it?

 
The Silverliner IV was by IHP.  They are resin models.   I purchased mine direct,  but there are several options.
 
 
Check IHP's Ebay store.  They HAD some Silverliner IVs for sale, but they must have just sold out.    
 
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=IHP&_sacat=479&_odkw=IHP&_sac=1&_osacat=479
 
IHP has just recently announced an improved version,  but it is not yet for sale, but will be soon.  
 
Shoot them an email.  Use the "Promodelmaker" email, it gives a faster response.
 
http://ihphobby.tripod.com/ordering2.html
 
They are also available intermittenly through the "SEPTA Shop" in center city Philadelphia.  I'm sure they'll ship to you if you don't live near Philly,  but they usually don't list those HO models on their internet store, you'll have to call them.  
 
 
 
TO be fair, these models can get expensive.  If you just want a Silverliner for an "interurban", these models might not be for you.  
 
One of IHP's competitors, Island Model Works,  also makes the Silverliner IV for around the same price (though currently, the IHP kit will be cheaper than the IMW one),  and while the model isn't as high-fidelity as th IHP,  some find these easier to work with.
 
 
Here is IHP's OLD site.  They have a new site under construction, but this will let you see what they might have-
 
http://ihphobby.tripod.com/index02.html
 
Here is Island Model Work's site-
 
http://www.islandmodelworks.com/
 
Island Model Works Silverliner IV
 
http://islandmodelworks.com/philly.html#SL4


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« Reply #478 on: Jul 18th, 2012, 3:19pm »
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Thanks for all of the links!
I don't live any where near Philly so having it shipped is the only way I will be able to get my hands on one....lol
I don't think I explained myself enough when I meant "interurban." I'm trying to make a layout of an up to date version of the South Shore Line. I can't find a model thats specifically a model of an NICTD EMU, so I figured I would find something similar and give it a paint job.


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« Reply #479 on: Jul 18th, 2012, 4:33pm »
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No Problem!
 
Actually,  Island Model works offers both modern South Shore MU types
 
These include the Bi-level gallery EMU cars,  and the single level EMUs
 
I thought I saw someone selling the older MUs.  IHP sold the Highliner MU (smooth sided double decker), but i'm not sure if that was a south shore type.  There was a pair in a hobby shop in philly the last time I checked.  
 
http://islandmodelworks.com/Chicagocommuter.html
 

 



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