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« Reply #500 on: Aug 23rd, 2012, 7:53am »
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* Pennsylvania Railroad :
** Alco RS11 enters turntable.
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« Reply #501 on: Aug 23rd, 2012, 8:08am »
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** Pennsylvania Railroad :
* Reefers sit in yard. Soon to be made into a west bound freight,
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« Reply #502 on: Aug 23rd, 2012, 10:57am »
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Back when I was a kid (13) I had an Athearn Pennsy SD9. I worked for a buck an hour that summer and on Friday afternoons, after my week's $40 of pay was in my hot little hands, I would make a bee-line for the hobby shop on my bicycle. One week I came home with the brandy new Pennsy SD9 only to find that its six axle flexicoil trucks would not negotiate the 18" R curves on my layout! I was heartbroken, but only for a few minutes. I recalled the blind drivers on dad's Lionel steamers and the old lightbulb in my head clicked on. Apart came the trucks, out came the center wheelsets and off came the half-axles. I chucked them in my drill motor and off came the flanges with a file. Popped it all back together and it ran through my tight curves like a champ!
 
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Back when I was a kid (13) I had an Athearn Pennsy SD9. I worked for a buck an hour that summer and on Friday afternoons, after my week's $40 of pay was in my hot little hands, I would make a bee-line for the hobby shop on my bicycle. One week I came home with the brandy new Pennsy SD9 only to find that its six axle flexicoil trucks would not negotiate the 18" R curves on my layout! I was heartbroken, but only for a few minutes. I recalled the blind drivers on dad's Lionel steamers and the old lightbulb in my head clicked on. Apart came the trucks, out came the center wheelsets and off came the half-axles. I chucked them in my drill motor and off came the flanges with a file. Popped it all back together and it ran through my tight curves like a champ!
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Hey Henrey !
 Yep that works very well. But if you bring a non altertered 6 axel diesel to a friends house to run and the same thing happens. Tempoarly just remove the center axel on each truck. the remaining 4 axels will run just fine. I did this on a PA. It works. I replaced the axels later once home.
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« Reply #504 on: Aug 23rd, 2012, 12:28pm »
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I model in N-scale ,but I do have some HO engines. Here's a C&O GP38.
 

 
 
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« Reply #505 on: Aug 23rd, 2012, 1:26pm »
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Hi Curtis !
 * Everything is perspective. You can say, 2 trains running side by side. One in front is HO the inside one is N. Or you could use your imagination and say one is close up and the other in the distance. A little more space between then and HO and N scale buildings and people would help some. I have seen layouts where HO, N, and Z were run on the same layout. Everything was done in perspective. Up front closer to the viewers, HO trains ran. doing their thing going here to there. Up on the Hills in the background there N scale, trains and buildings, were used. In a amusement park, in a HO scale environment  Z scale provided a train ride for the HO kids.  
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* Here you see in the old Stevensville Yards, made up trains waiting to exit the yard and enter the mainlines.
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on Aug 23rd, 2012, 12:28pm, co_riff wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I model in N-scale ,but I do have some HO engines. Here's a C&O GP38.
 

 
 
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I'd LOVE to find that same C&O GP38 in Chessie System, whether the reporting marks being B&O or C&O. just the shell too!
 
I want ot transform that shell from a GP38, to a GP39, in C&O reporting marks to be a mother unit to me Chessie System SWMT "slug"  
 

 
Altho, the one to be mated with the Chessie C&O SWMT will have C&O reporting marks as the one pictured above, is to be mated to a Chessie B&O SD20-2!


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* A few more photos from the first group taken less than a week ago.  
* Crowed tracks. Left to right. Tyco Hooterville passenger set . Center Tyco Blue US military set.  
Right track is a Tyco 4-6-0 Western & Atlantic heading a train with a Tyco General, US Military RR done by me, in front of it.
This train has a set on W&A Pocher passenger cars behind it.  
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* A second view of those last engines, and cars, from a different prespective.
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In this photo the workers at the Frankford roundhouse celebrate the re-boilering of ANNA RR #364, with a photograph.
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« Reply #511 on: Nov 14th, 2012, 11:29am »
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Frank,  
Looks like a very pleased group, as well they should be, that's a very good looking loco.


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Looks like a very pleased group, as well they should be, that's a very good looking loco.

 Pete with a shiny new boiler, smoke stack, headlight, and other little touches.
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Here is a photo of of group,bunch,gagle,school,heard,flock,team,gang,or whatever more than one engines are called.  
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A PRR FA1 (walters) moves out to turntable.
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PRR diesels by coaling tower.  
 
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Hey Frank,  
Would you like to post pics of some of your larger engines?


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* Larger engines aren't your everyday workers, so I dont like to run or picture them. Here in the east they were used mainly as pushers. The D&H used it Challangers on main line freights. Pennsy T1s were main line but they weren't articulates.They were duplex powered northerns, 4-8-4's. The other Pennsys CC1s, 0-8-8-0, HH1 and 2's, 2-8-8-2, and HC1's, 2-8-8-0's were all pushers. You see alot of photos of Reading 2-8-8-2's, I think they were only pushers. The Erie had Angus, 0-8-8-0's, then Matt Shay, 2-8-8-8-2 pushers.  The Matt shay 's were made into 2-8-8-0's.  I dont know if the DL&W, and Lehigh valley  had any. I know the CNJ had none. I know of none on the LNE, NY&S, and L&HR. The O&W is a mistery to me. I dont know much about it.  
 
* The only ones I have are 3 Rivarossi Y6 types. 2 are changed. One to a HC1, 2-8-8-0, the other to a CC1, 0-8-8-0. All are PRR. A Life Like Y3 2-8-8-2, Pennsy. I think they called it a Heratage model. A T1 BWL. A Rivarossi Clinchfield 2-6-6-2. And a old brass, 50 ish, 2-6-6-2 international in sad shape. The last is going to be a D&H when I have time.  
 
* The only ones I run are the Clinchfield, which pulls a very long Beer train. and the T1, the Broadway Limited. The others, tho they run, at times have just sat around on the layout.  
 
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* Here is a photo of the T1 sitting around on a storage track. Taking it easy, resting.
All my larger engines do this. Alot !
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OK  Frank,
We won't do that then.


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