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Re: Long Island, and Pennsylvania Railroad DD-1 - By toptrain on 07/21/17 at 20:40:45 - 'IMG_9465_-_S.jpg' 197 KB
* Here it is today, photo 5. Still more to do. Bodies are just sitting on and not fastened to frame.
* Pennsylvania DD1 #3978.
frank

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Re: Long Island, Pennsylvania railroad DD-1 - By toptrain on 06/09/17 at 14:17:44 - 'IMG_8907_-_Copy.jpg' 213 KB
4th View
frank

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Re: Long Island, Pennsylvania railroad DD-1 - By toptrain on 06/09/17 at 14:16:27 - 'IMG_8903_-_Copy.jpg' 220 KB
third view.
frank


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Re: Long Island, Pennsylvania railroad DD-1 - By toptrain on 06/09/17 at 14:15:38 - 'IMG_8902_-_Copy.jpg' 199 KB
Second view.
frank

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Long Island, Pennsylvania railroad DD-1 - By toptrain on 06/09/17 at 14:14:45 - 'IMG_8901_-_Copy.jpg' 214 KB
** I think this is a Sunset Model. 1st view. There are 4.
frank
 
V-9
 


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Re: 402E Wiring Diagram - By Henry on 05/31/16 at 11:12:32 - 'Lionel_402E.jpg' 8 KB
on May 31st, 2016, 9:35am, maglobal wrote:       (Click here for original message)
hi -
 
I need help. Trying to reassemble a 402E but am struggling with the wiring setup. Can anyone provide or point me to a wiring diagram for this awesome train!  Thank you.

 
Are you talking about the pre-war Lionel 402E like this one?
 
I don't know where there might be a wiring diagram, but there are parts listings here and here. You may try contacting Olsen's Toy Train Parts to see if they have a diagram that can help. LINK URL


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Re: Fort Pitt HiRailers - By Brian Tusin on 08/14/07 at 23:09:58 - 'Picture_565_772x579.jpg' 86 KB
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Re: Fort Pitt HiRailers - By Brian Tusin on 08/14/07 at 23:08:03 - 'Picture_577_772x579.jpg' 71 KB
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Re: Fort Pitt HiRailers - By Brian Tusin on 08/14/07 at 23:07:20 - 'Picture_572_772x579.jpg' 75 KB
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Fort Pitt HiRailers - By Brian Tusin on 08/14/07 at 23:06:36 - 'Picture_556_772x579.jpg' 69 KB
This is my modular railroad club.  We are located in Pittsburgh PA.  We only have 8 members but we have a nice sized layout.  I forget the specs when it is as big as it can be.  We have all gargraves track with Ross switches.  We are working on making the scenery more detailed and better looking.  I am currently making a caboose motel and train watching platform.  Are next show is in October in Cranberry PA.  I forget the exact day.  It will be on a Sunday.  I will let you know more info tommorow.  heres some pics.  
Thanks Brian

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Re: The Somerset County 4-H Trainmasters - By brw_60_752 on 08/08/07 at 09:42:39 - 'Picture_or_Video_072.jpg' 154 KB
yes the BRW stuff will be there as well.

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Re: The Somerset County 4-H Trainmasters - By brw_60_752 on 08/08/07 at 09:41:13 - 'Picture_or_Video_063.jpg' 121 KB
Magnatraction with MTH  

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Re: The Somerset County 4-H Trainmasters - By brw_60_752 on 08/08/07 at 09:40:02 - 'Picture_or_Video_062.jpg' 88 KB


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Re: The Somerset County 4-H Trainmasters - By brw_60_752 on 08/08/07 at 09:39:07 - 'Picture_or_Video_061.jpg' 95 KB
these smoke nice  

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Re: The Somerset County 4-H Trainmasters - By brw_60_752 on 08/08/07 at 09:38:19 - 'Picture_or_Video_060.jpg' 109 KB
Update: The next show that the trainmasters are having is on August 15,16,17
 
directions are on the website... LINK URL
 
and I will be there all three days...here is what i will be running

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Re: Lionel Trains and K-line Catalogs Volume 2 - By brw_60_752 on 08/04/07 at 16:20:55 - '6-31757_4667.jpg' 17 KB
I like this one....

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Re: Lionel Trains and K-line Catalogs Volume 2 - By Spooler734 on 08/02/07 at 17:50:35 - '6-11134_4702.jpg' 19 KB
Actually with a small amount of work you have a almost perfect WM H4B 2-8-0.
 
LINK URL

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Re: MTH DCS - By PRR_Steamers_Rule on 08/02/07 at 00:32:24 - '08cd_1_sbl.jpg' 15 KB
This is a Photo of a brand new, completely redesigned transformer w/o a seperate pwr. supply.

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Re: MTH DCS - By PRR_Steamers_Rule on 08/02/07 at 00:27:21 - 'PIC-0033_640x480.jpg' 42 KB
Heres a picture of just the power supply under the layout.

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Re: MTH DCS - By PRR_Steamers_Rule on 08/02/07 at 00:25:12 - 'PIC-0034_640x480.jpg' 31 KB
Thanks for your reply,
I think i may know why my transformer works while other CW-80s don't, My transformer is an older model back from around 1999  when it was introduced, i got it in a NYC Hudson R-T-R set. My transformer has a seperate (unpluggable) power supply,(see pic.) while the new ones have this power brick built in. I dont know if this is the reason, but i have a suspicion it may have something to do with it. I'll have to continue my hunt for a new transformer, thanks for your links, but i think i'll use them as a last resort, i'd rather get this and a DCS system from a local dealer, just in case i run into any problems.  
Thanks Alot for all your Help, I'll keep you posted!
 
P.S.- Here is a picture of my control setup, on top is the actual controller, while under the table I have the Power Supply hung on the Leg.

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Re: Lionel grade crossing flasher with fastrack - By mike_nepa on 07/29/07 at 08:27:40 - '100_3817_Small.jpg' 40 KB
Here is a closeup of the modified grade crossing. The LED's fit perfectly in place after removing the original light sockets. I was able to re-use the wiring down to the posts.  
 
If anyone wants the actual circuit I can post that once I draw it out.

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Re: Lionel grade crossing flasher with fastrack - By mike_nepa on 07/29/07 at 08:18:57 - '100_3816_Small.jpg' 76 KB
This is the modified setup. the small box houses the circuits and has a small LED on top to indicate when it has power.

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Re: Lionel grade crossing flasher with fastrack - By mike_nepa on 07/29/07 at 08:18:02 - '100_3823_Small.jpg' 71 KB
This is the clip included with the flasher which will not work with fastrack.

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Re: Lionel grade crossing flasher with fastrack - By mike_nepa on 07/29/07 at 08:17:17 - '100_3822_Small.jpg' 61 KB
This is the accessory activator pack.

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Lionel grade crossing flasher with fastrack - By mike_nepa on 07/29/07 at 08:16:36 - '100_3821_Small.jpg' 41 KB
I am working on my first layout and while at the store I saw this grade crossing flasher which I though would add to the layout but it was designed for regular O track and not fastrack. The guy there said no problem just buy the accessory activator pack which isolates one outer rail until the train passes over it to provide power to it. Sounds easy but it turns out the goofy clip included with the flasher (for the regular track) is what makes the lights blink as the wheels pass over it. Rather then return it I decided to modify it. I replaced the lights with two large red LED's and created a alternating blinking circuit that can feed from 5 volts. It turns out the Lionel CW80 transformer is a bit unusual as you throttle up it does not put out a sine wave with increasing amplitude for speed control. It more resembles a pulse width modulator (thanks to a oscilloscope video that was uploaded to Youtube) It required a much beefier filter after the full wave bridge to prevent burning out the 5 volt regulator.  
 
Alas it works nicely now and I will post some pictures of it. Right now that layout is simply on the floor as I experiment with things. This layout will end up on my wall in a room eventually.  
 
Here is the box of the grade crossing.


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Re: How do you Build a Mountain? - By PRR_Steamers_Rule on 07/17/07 at 19:57:04 - 'PIC-0025_640x480.jpg' 56 KB
Starting to shape up!

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Re: The Somerset County 4-H Trainmasters - By brw_60_752 on 07/15/07 at 20:54:23 - 'Picture_or_Video_989.jpg' 41 KB


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Re: The Somerset County 4-H Trainmasters - By brw_60_752 on 07/15/07 at 20:53:25 - 'Picture_or_Video_988.jpg' 49 KB
look at all the lights

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Re: The Somerset County 4-H Trainmasters - By brw_60_752 on 07/15/07 at 20:52:28 - 'Picture_or_Video_987.jpg' 40 KB


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Re: The Somerset County 4-H Trainmasters - By brw_60_752 on 07/15/07 at 20:51:15 - 'Picture_or_Video_986.jpg' 68 KB


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Re: The Somerset County 4-H Trainmasters - By brw_60_752 on 07/15/07 at 20:50:04 - 'Picture_or_Video_985.jpg' 46 KB


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Re: The Somerset County 4-H Trainmasters - By brw_60_752 on 07/15/07 at 20:49:19 - 'Picture_or_Video_984.jpg' 74 KB


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Re: The Somerset County 4-H Trainmasters - By brw_60_752 on 07/15/07 at 20:47:49 - 'Picture_or_Video_983.jpg' 67 KB


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Re: The Somerset County 4-H Trainmasters - By brw_60_752 on 07/15/07 at 20:46:40 - 'Picture_or_Video_982.jpg' 52 KB


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Re: The Somerset County 4-H Trainmasters - By brw_60_752 on 07/15/07 at 20:45:30 - 'Picture_or_Video_981.jpg' 65 KB


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Re: The Somerset County 4-H Trainmasters - By brw_60_752 on 07/15/07 at 20:40:01 - 'Picture_or_Video_980.jpg' 76 KB


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Re: The Somerset County 4-H Trainmasters - By brw_60_752 on 07/15/07 at 20:38:46 - 'Picture_or_Video_974.jpg' 72 KB


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Re: The Somerset County 4-H Trainmasters - By brw_60_752 on 07/15/07 at 20:37:50 - 'Picture_or_Video_973.jpg' 48 KB
it gets better...

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Re: The Somerset County 4-H Trainmasters - By brw_60_752 on 07/15/07 at 19:01:14 - 'Picture_or_Video_972.jpg' 78 KB


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Re: The Somerset County 4-H Trainmasters - By brw_60_752 on 07/15/07 at 19:00:35 - 'Picture_or_Video_971.jpg' 125 KB


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Re: How do you Build a Mountain? - By PRR_Steamers_Rule on 07/03/07 at 22:05:57 - 'Photo0086_800x600.jpg' 67 KB
Overall View of My Kingdom....

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Re: How do you Build a Mountain? - By PRR_Steamers_Rule on 07/03/07 at 22:05:18 - 'Photo0089_800x600.jpg' 53 KB
Closeup of Mountain Detail....

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Re: How do you Build a Mountain? - By PRR_Steamers_Rule on 07/03/07 at 22:00:04 - 'Photo0087_800x600.jpg' 48 KB
I finally found a hobby center that sells a wide variety of woodland scenics scenery supplies, so I stocked up on some basic supplies to finish my mountain, sadly 3 bags of assorted Lichen doesn't seem to be enough, but at least i know where to find the stuff now.

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Re: My Layout Journal - By 765 fan on 07/02/07 at 03:22:19 - 'P2100408.jpg' 48 KB
Here is my MTH 2-8-0.You can see the ballest in this picture.

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O-gauge Pantographes question... - By Ricky-1 on 07/01/07 at 06:58:18 - 'GrootLet.jpg' 64 KB
Hello
I'm new here, I'm a heavy equipment/earthmoving machiney modeler in 1:50 scale, so not much into trains yet  ...I would like to ask you railfans a question...I'm looking for two O-gauge pantographes for my next custom built model ( see images )........that's the type of pantographes that I'm looking for............does somebody knows where could I find such bits, or something similar which I can work on?? thanks...
 
mattia

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Re: O Gauge Product Reviews - By Brian Tusin on 06/18/07 at 21:23:34 - 'Picture_454_772x579.jpg' 67 KB
Lionel Scale PRR M1a 4-8-2
I just got this engine a few weeks ago in a trade for a MTH 4-8-4.  It has quickly become the main power for the Youngstown and Altoona Railway.  
Out of five stars
Sound (*****)  It has Railsounds with TWO fat boy speakers.  Cant get any better then this.
Power (*****)  From what I can tell it has no reason it can not pull what ever I put behind it.
Smoke (****) Great for a Lionel smoke unit, not as good as a PS2 but it is great since I put a puff n chuff board in it.
Speed (*****) I put eob in it so it really crawls and has a great top speed too.
Price (****) You can get them second hand for 600-700 which is not bad for a Lionel scale steamer.
Overall I give it 5 stars.  It is just an excellent engine in every way.  If you can get one for a decent price I would not hesitate, I would get another for double heading if I could.  An excellent engine overall.
Thanks Brian

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Re: Steamers! - By Brian Tusin on 06/18/07 at 20:36:28 - 'Picture_465_772x579.jpg' 47 KB
I dont think you want to get in the way of this.

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Re: Steamers! - By Brian Tusin on 06/18/07 at 20:35:15 - 'Picture_449_840x630.jpg' 69 KB
Heres some pics of my steamers.  PRR G5 4-6-0.

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Re: Steamers! - By anthonyd_SRR on 06/16/07 at 18:52:35 - 'svrr0112.jpg' 84 KB
One more

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Re: Steamers! - By anthonyd_SRR on 06/16/07 at 18:45:23 - 'svrr0119.jpg' 85 KB
Here are some pics of 89 outside

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Re: DAP FROM MTH - By brw_60_752 on 06/15/07 at 06:06:57 - 'NS7.jpg' 87 KB
forgot a picture.
 
Matt, that looks cheap and i know someone in the 4-h trainmasters is going to get one, while i get the MTH one...then i will ask them when they are running it, and i will sign up for that time on a different track

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Re: DAP FROM MTH - By brw_60_752 on 06/14/07 at 20:51:45 - 'NS4.jpg' 89 KB
and finally the f-units  

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Re: DAP FROM MTH - By brw_60_752 on 06/14/07 at 20:51:04 - 'ns5.jpg' 64 KB
Now for the prototype of the passenger car

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Re: DAP FROM MTH - By brw_60_752 on 06/14/07 at 20:50:23 - 'mth3.jpg' 18 KB


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Re: DAP FROM MTH - By brw_60_752 on 06/14/07 at 20:49:40 - 'mth2.jpg' 14 KB
some add on cars

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Re: Steamers! - By anthonyd_SRR on 06/14/07 at 14:05:49 - 'svrr0092.jpg' 86 KB
And  Thomas was out today

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Re: Steamers! - By anthonyd_SRR on 06/14/07 at 14:02:56 - 'svrr0085.jpg' 83 KB
Candain Natinal!!!!

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Re: Steamers! - By anthonyd_SRR on 06/14/07 at 13:59:08 - 'svrr0083.jpg' 84 KB
No.89

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Re: Steamers! - By anthonyd_SRR on 06/14/07 at 13:53:35 - 'svrr0079.jpg' 85 KB
Here are some new pics of SVRR steam
 1225

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Re: Your layout. - By anthonyd_SRR on 06/11/07 at 15:28:16 - 'NL08-SVRR.jpg' 25 KB
and for my last pic Chritmas on top of the mountain

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Re: Your layout. - By anthonyd_SRR on 06/11/07 at 15:24:12 - 'NL06-SVRR-2.jpg' 21 KB
89

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Re: Your layout. - By anthonyd_SRR on 06/11/07 at 15:19:28 - 'NL06-SVRR.jpg' 21 KB


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Re: Your layout. - By anthonyd_SRR on 06/11/07 at 15:15:39 - 'NL03-SVRR-2.jpg' 26 KB
Here are some pics of my new layout. I combined all of them and added a mountain

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Re: Your layout. - By 765 fan on 06/10/07 at 18:17:24 - 'P2030385.jpg' 78 KB
An overview of my two level layout.This is my second layout.Enjoy!

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Re: Diesels!!!!!!!!!!!! - By brw_60_752 on 06/07/07 at 17:19:43 - 'real_lionel_geep.jpg' 115 KB
Does this count  

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Re: Steamers! - By Chessie 2101 on 06/07/07 at 13:10:47 - 'P2100410-2.jpg' 72 KB
Sorry I havent  been keeping up with my pictures.Heres my MTH Consolidation 1326. I am now hooked on MTH because of this enigne.

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Re: Steamers! - By brw_60_752 on 06/07/07 at 06:00:47 - 'O_60.jpg' 33 KB
Number 60

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Re: O Gauge Product Reviews - By brw_60_752 on 06/05/07 at 17:49:30 - 'Picture_or_Video_563-2.jpg' 28 KB
front of the 2055

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Re: O Gauge Product Reviews - By brw_60_752 on 06/05/07 at 17:48:41 - 'Picture_or_Video_562-2.jpg' 38 KB
LIONEL 2055
 
 
While I was at the Train Station in Mountail Lakes, I spotted this engine for 100 dollars.  Now when I knew that a standard price of these was 400 dollars, me and my dad bought it.  Of course the E-Unit was broke, and was probably the reason it was so cheap. But I fixed that in about 5 minutes and it was running great.
 
Now to the review.
 
 
Out of 5 stars
 
Power ****
 
Realiability *****
 
Smoke ***
 
Speed *****
 
additional facts....
 
*has magnatraction
*also know as the "baby hudson"
*easy to access under shell
 
It is a great engine, and if you can get one, go for it

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Re: How do you Build a Mountain? - By PRR_Steamers_Rule on 06/04/07 at 16:58:47 - 'Photo0009_001_800x600.jpg' 71 KB
Here it is again exiting the tunnel followed by a long drag of PRR coal cars. And my MTH UP switcher entering the tunnel.

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Re: How do you Build a Mountain? - By PRR_Steamers_Rule on 06/04/07 at 16:53:21 - 'Photo0001_002_800x600.jpg' 47 KB
Your wish is my command! Heres my newly repaired MTH Mountain entering the tunnel in a cloud of smoke!!!!

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Re: How do you Build a Mountain? - By PRR_Steamers_Rule on 06/04/07 at 15:07:18 - 'Photo0007_001_800x600.jpg' 65 KB
Thanks for your help everyone, but i finaly decided what i was going to do. I decided to build a mountain out of cardboard, then cover that with plaster cloth. Its cheap, super easy, looks great, and alot of fun. I'm very happy with the way it turned out, all thats left to do now is basic scenery "stuff". i.e. Clump foliage most likely. Take a Look.....

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Re: Steamers! - By anthonyd_SRR on 05/20/07 at 17:00:53 - 'np02.jpg' 83 KB
here's a picture of the newly repainted No.89

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Re: Steamers! - By Chessie 2101 on 05/19/07 at 22:44:57 - 'P4150363.jpg' 62 KB
1138 with a ''new'' tender running on the high line.

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Re: Steamers! - By SGPRailFan on 05/19/07 at 13:31:16 - 'BRW_013.jpg' 26 KB
See the Rail truck? That is all for know hope you all liked them.

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Re: Steamers! - By SGPRailFan on 05/19/07 at 13:30:10 - 'BRW_012.jpg' 78 KB


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Re: Steamers! - By SGPRailFan on 05/19/07 at 13:29:14 - 'BRW_011.jpg' 71 KB
Stoping at the Narrow gauge yards, a temporary section of track in place for photos and videos.

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Re: Steamers! - By SGPRailFan on 05/19/07 at 13:27:28 - 'BRW_010.jpg' 42 KB
Backing down the bridge and through the station, and yes I was only using one coach the whole time.

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Re: Steamers! - By SGPRailFan on 05/19/07 at 13:25:37 - 'BRW_009.jpg' 78 KB
I should have moved that wire.

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Re: Steamers! - By SGPRailFan on 05/19/07 at 13:24:42 - 'BRW_008.jpg' 60 KB
See the smoke

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Re: Steamers! - By SGPRailFan on 05/19/07 at 13:23:31 - 'BRW_006.jpg' 48 KB
Heading down the line past the Speeder and on to the next station.

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Re: Steamers! - By SGPRailFan on 05/19/07 at 13:22:04 - 'BRW_005.jpg' 46 KB
Finally got around to up loading pics from atleast a week ago.

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Re: O Gauge Product Reviews - By brw_60_752 on 05/07/07 at 21:14:26 - 'Picture_or_Video_536-3.jpg' 104 KB
Product Review: MTH Atlantic 4-4-2
 
I got this engine in 2004 for Christmas.  I'm not that proud for buying this.
 
When the first run down the track, it came back, and both traction tires had fallen off    I wasnt that happy.  Take my advice if you get this engine and the tires fall off, GET A REPLACEMENT A.S.A.P. If you dont, then you will probably be like me right now, thinking "what am i going to do now?" because it will mess up the linkage.  Just my advice, it is just that i am not that lucky.
 
Out of 5 stars...
 
Power(****)
 
Lowest speed...2smph
 
Highest speed...120smph
 
Smoke(*****)
 
Detail(*****)
 
Reliability(***)
 
"was a great engine when it was running"

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Re: The Somerset County 4-H Trainmasters - By brw_60_752 on 05/07/07 at 18:46:03 - '4h13.jpg' 74 KB
they mustve been sleeping in the time machine

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Re: The Somerset County 4-H Trainmasters - By brw_60_752 on 05/07/07 at 18:44:19 - '4h12.jpg' 60 KB
what a wrong combo   steam and CSX

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Re: The Somerset County 4-H Trainmasters - By brw_60_752 on 05/07/07 at 18:43:29 - '4h11.jpg' 73 KB
the polar express

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Re: The Somerset County 4-H Trainmasters - By brw_60_752 on 05/07/07 at 18:42:24 - '4h10.jpg' 73 KB
some postwar steam

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Re: The Somerset County 4-H Trainmasters - By brw_60_752 on 05/07/07 at 18:38:14 - '4h9_896x672.jpg' 121 KB
from the show, my postwar f-3s pulling the "space train"

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Re: The Somerset County 4-H Trainmasters - By SGPRailFan on 05/07/07 at 16:11:50 - 'Model_trains_020.jpg' 56 KB
on May 7th, 2007, 12:29pm, CAR FLOATER wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Scot -  
 
Agreed.....As to where, it's down here by me in Central Jersey, a few miles north of the abomination that is Northlandz.
 
Ralph

Correct! I thought I had a few pics from the fair lying around! PS notice the Ribon on the left hand side of the photo.

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Re: The Somerset County 4-H Trainmasters - By brw_60_752 on 05/07/07 at 09:43:40 - '4h_8_896x672.jpg' 107 KB
this is from our 2007 annual winter show

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Re: O Gauge Product Reviews - By brw_60_752 on 05/06/07 at 21:47:47 - 'railsounds_boxcar_old.jpg' 21 KB
on May 6th, 2007, 9:45pm, brw_60_752 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Product review:  
 
Note, Lionel's Trainsounds is the CHEAPER version of Railsounds.
 
My dad had the original burlington northern diesel Railsounds boxcar and it was better than the ones they have today.
 
Price... the new one is 109.99
        ... the old one is around 160.00  
 
If you can find an older one, go for it.
 
~Joe



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Re: O Gauge Product Reviews - By PRR_Steamers_Rule on 05/06/07 at 21:19:45 - 'Photo0066_800x600.jpg' 72 KB
Product Review: Atlas O Turntable
 
OK, i know there are a few skeptics out there, who are afraid to buy a $150 Turntable, well let me reasure you, this is a very high quality Atlas Product. Plenty of Power, no hesitation when attempting to move some of my bigger engines like my PRR Mountain. And always aligns perfectly with each siding.
 
Features: 2 feet long, motor driven turntable, figure in control house
 
Details: (****) Overall, very nice detail, i couldn't ask for more, but i do realize this isn't completley prototypical
 
Reliability: (****) I only had one problem with the rubber band in the motor housing snapping, (It jammed while a friend was using it and didn't have the common sense to stop trying to turn it) Easily obtained a replacement, Atlas was very quick and cooperative in sending me a replacment at no charge.
 
Power: (*****) Easily moves even the heavy engines.
 
Overall great value for the money, very realistic looking, much more affordable alternative to custom built ones.

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Re: O Gauge Product Reviews - By anthonyd_SRR on 05/06/07 at 18:13:14 - 'svrr68.jpg' 88 KB
Review for the Lionel RS-3
 
I got this engine a year ago at the Strasburg Train Shop( next to the Choo Choo Barn). It is a very nice piece and very cheap. I got it in the Pennsy Paint but every year Lionel comes out with a new name for it
 
Featureslight, horn, die cast body, 2 couplers and headlights
 
Details A very nice model with people on the cab, lights and hand rails
 
Realabily This engine has never let me down
 
Power This is a very strong engine and can handle about everything I give it
 
Speed A very fast engine, I have to watch the curves
 
Sound A nice horn
 
Smoke Not on this engine
 
A very nice engine. would be a very nice engine after a first train set. not to expensive at about $87
 
Anthony


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Re: O Gauge Product Reviews - By anthonyd_SRR on 05/06/07 at 17:09:44 - 'svrr0057.jpg' 86 KB
Review for the Lionel 0-6-0 switcher
I got this engine 2 years ago as a Christmas present from the Wrong Island railroad resized the North Pole Central paint and it's a great piece to any model train layout. See can pull ALLOT, tons of detail and 2 couplers
 
Features: figures in the cab(Santa and engineer),smoke, diecast body, operating headlights in front and back, traction tires, whistle
 
Details: For the price of this engine it has allot of great details, whistle bell and handrails with people in the cab
 
Power For the size of it  is very powerful, I'm very surprised with how well it's done handling trains. I had her on 20 freaught cars one day
 
Speed When she wants to she can sure run. I have to watch for her on the curves. The last thing I want is an engine on the floor
 
Sound the whistle is not that great, the unit sounds like a horn, but it is nice to have something diffrent every once and a while
 
Smoke A very good smoker, does not take long for it to go, essepaclly with aloot of fluid in the funnel.
 
This would probably make a very good starter engine after buying your first train set. It's a great engine at only $110(100 when I got it)
 
Anthony


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Re: O Gauge Product Reviews - By Chessie 2101 on 05/06/07 at 16:07:35 - 'P4080327.jpg' 70 KB
Product Review: K-Line Santa Fe Alco FA A-A Set.
 
Another item off of Ebay, this was bought just after the Lionel buy out. It took about a week to get here, and when it did I was so happy to put them on the track an run them.The only bad thing was that the Dummey A unit headlight was busted, but that was soon replaced, and now they run on my rapidly expanding Santa Fe Super Chief,or any other train.
 
Speed: 10
 
Power: 7
 
Realiablity: 9
 
Detail: 6
 
Price: 8 (Ebay $120.00
 
A very classic look at a great railroad.Will brighten any Iron Horse Stable!

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Re: O Gauge Product Reviews - By Chessie 2101 on 05/06/07 at 15:54:48 - 'P2030369.jpg' 71 KB
Product Review:MTH Santa Fe Steal Caboose
 
I picked this one up at a train show.It took me Awhile to choose this or a Chessie System OLS caboose.I glad with this choice because it look great behind any enigne.It's perfect!
 
Detail: 10 (Includes Metal Hand Rail,Cab figure,and Smoke Stack.)
 
Color,Lettering: 10
 
Lighting: 10 (Has great inside lighting with two red lights on each end of the caboose)
 
Price: 8 ($30.00 dollars is kind of a lot for a car.)
 
A beautifulcar that will brighten up any railyard!

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Re: O Gauge Product Reviews - By Chessie 2101 on 05/06/07 at 01:17:40 - 'P4150366.jpg' 62 KB
Product Review:K-line 4-6-2 Pacific
 
This one has a interesting story.I got this one off of Ebay for $93 dollars and I thought I was going to enjoy this enigne for a long time. Was I wrong. The tender fell a part in my hands when I took it out of the box.I was crushed. But I got to keep the enigne, and a replacement tender was found.
 
Speed: 8
 
Power: 9
 
Realiablity: 5
 
Smoke: 6 or 7
 
Detail: 10
 
Price: ?(Since I got this off of ebay,I don't know the full price.)
 
This is a very good enigne that will pull anything you throw at it.

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Re: O Gauge Product Reviews - By Chessie 2101 on 05/06/07 at 00:51:54 - 'P2030311.jpg' 68 KB
Product Review:Lionel Polar Express.
 
The Lionel Poler Express is a great additon to anyones layout.Set includes 2-8-4 Berkshire with Smoke and Air whistle,3 madison passenger cars,CW-80 transformer,loop of Fastrack,and 4 orignal movie stars that can be posed on the cars and locomotive.They also sell 3 and-on cars,another 4 pack of stars,and a Trainsounds tender.It can also pull a lot more cars than just the set cars.
 
Speed: 9
 
Detail: 6
 
Power: 10
 
Smoke: 8 ( When Used)
 
Realaiblity: 7 (Had some smoke unit troubles when I first got it)
 
Price: 1 (It's up to $300 instead of the $251 dollar it was at when it came out! )
 
It's a little on the pricey side,but if you want a good set,this is the set for you.
 


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Re: O Gauge Product Reviews - By PRR_Steamers_Rule on 05/05/07 at 22:15:02 - 'Photo0056_800x600.jpg' 60 KB
Great Idea to start this... I'll gladly contibute what i know.
 
Product Review: MTH Pennsylvania M1a Mountain Steam Locomotive w/Proto 2
I bought this engine about a year ago now. I wanted an engine with the new sounds, smoke, lights, bells, whistles, everything! I also wanted a more detailed engine than that of what i had. So i went searching around and fell in love with this engine.
 
Features: Protosounds 2 w/DCS, Loco Speed Cntrl, Fan-driven Smoke Unit, Freight Yard Sounds, Constant Voltage Headlight, Syncronized puffing Sound and Smoke, Firebox Glow, Electronic Proto-Coupler, Die-Cast Body, Operates on 0-31 Curves
 
Out of 5 Stars...
Details: (****) Great Detail, not Premier but sufficient for me and most model railroaders on a budget. Great Paint Scheme, gotta love the PRR colors.
 
Reliability: (**?) This is where it gets a little iffy. It ran for months without a problem, then all of a sudden, the smoke unit went, I sent it back to MTH, 11 weeks later, it came back damaged, the shell of the engine and the tender had dents and scratches and chips missing, 4 more weeks later, brand New engine, No problems.  
I have never had any trouble with any of my other MTH engines. This is my first problem, in my opinion, MTH is very slow in repairing you engine, but in the end, they'll make sure you get it back completely repaired. I do think MTH's engines are reliable, just don't send them back to MTH to be repaired, find and authorized repair center.
 
Power: (*****) No wanting for Power here, easily pulls 35+ cars.
 
Speed: (***) It's no lionel speed, but plenty fast enough. If you turn the speed control off it probly goes much faster. (gonna have to try that )
 
Sound: (****) Amazing, MTH's Proto 2 engines have great sound. Nice and Loud.
 
Smoke: (*****) Again, excellent, fan-driven smoke units are the only way to go. Too much smoke, be sure to remember to take the batteries out of your smoke alarms!!!
 
Price: (***) List MSRP is $400, i paid around $370, a little on the expensive side, at least for me, but for what you get, its definetly worth every penny!
 
PS: This engine comes in Multiple Roadnames.
1.) Pennsylvania
2.) Boston and Maine
3.) Northern Pacific
4.) Duluth Missabe & Iron Range
 
Conclusion: Great engine, with amazing features, great value for your money.

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Re: The Somerset County 4-H Trainmasters - By brw_60_752 on 05/03/07 at 16:50:19 - '4h7.jpg' 58 KB
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