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petey
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Re: Favorite Steam , Model Mechanics, and Ill advied Mods.
 
« Reply #40 on: Feb 27th, 2013, 5:36pm »
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Hello,
1.  Agreed, T-1, added Q2, and 6-6-4-6, what the heck, throw in the 6-8-6. Pennsy had some wonderful engines for us to play with.  What's really neat about all this is that you can have them running in your house, IF you have minimum 34"r. However, one of the BEST is the Trix Big Boy.  This will go through a 'Slip' switch!
 
HelloClydeDet, I've stumbled across you again.  You have helped me in the past with your special knowledge.
 
I have my BLI Q2 at a model mechanics shop, to reverse what we did in adding 2 more flangeless drivers.  This expensive mod did not make it run better on my layout.
so, back it went.  I don't know how many of these guys you have dealt with, but you run into their prejudices, personal preferences, and run the risk of offending them.  Initially, it doesn't matter that it's your money being spent.  Haven't heard from him since I rejected the idea of flanging the only driver BLI had made flangless.
He's OK, I suspect I'll get it back, set up as the factory issued it.
 
I'm presently preparing to ship my Trix B.B. for installation of DCC/sound & lighting.  This is a big time DCC installer.  Hoping for a somewhat better sound than the original Trix ESU unit.


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NWClassJ
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Re: Steam you'd like to see run again
 
« Reply #41 on: Feb 28th, 2013, 9:51pm »
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For my money I would love to see the following..
 
N&W 611...of course.
N&W 1218
NKP 759,763,779
C&O 614
Any of UP's 4000's
 
 


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CarNutandTrainNut2
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Re: Steam you'd like to see run again
 
« Reply #42 on: Mar 29th, 2013, 9:13am »
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NC&StL 576
C&O 2716
CP 2839
S&A 750
A&WP 290
Rdg 2101
C&O 614
Clinchfield #1


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Climax9
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Re: Steam you'd like to see run again
 
« Reply #43 on: Apr 11th, 2014, 6:09pm »
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Cass Scenic Railroad Shay 7
C&O 614
PRR 7002  Gotta live the Atlantic    
Greenbier Cheat & Elk Shay 1
C&O 490  The Streamlined 4-6-4
B&O 5300 President Washington
WM 202
Allegany Central 1238
Allegany Central 1286
Reading T-1 2100
Reading T-1 2101
Reading T-1 2102
NW 1218
PRR K4 1361
 
The list goes on and on  
 


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ClydeDET
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Re: Favorite Steam , Model Mechanics, and Ill advied Mods.
 
« Reply #44 on: Apr 12th, 2014, 4:32pm »
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on Feb 27th, 2013, 5:36pm, petey wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Hello,
1.  Agreed, T-1, added Q2, and 6-6-4-6, what the heck, throw in the 6-8-6. Pennsy had some wonderful engines for us to play with.  What's really neat about all this is that you can have them running in your house, IF you have minimum 34"r. However, one of the BEST is the Trix Big Boy.  This will go through a 'Slip' switch!
 
HelloClydeDet, I've stumbled across you again.  You have helped me in the past with your special knowledge.
 
I have my BLI Q2 at a model mechanics shop, to reverse what we did in adding 2 more flangeless drivers.  This expensive mod did not make it run better on my layout.
so, back it went.  I don't know how many of these guys you have dealt with, but you run into their prejudices, personal preferences, and run the risk of offending them.  Initially, it doesn't matter that it's your money being spent.  Haven't heard from him since I rejected the idea of flanging the only driver BLI had made flangless.
He's OK, I suspect I'll get it back, set up as the factory issued it.
 
I'm presently preparing to ship my Trix B.B. for installation of DCC/sound & lighting.  This is a big time DCC installer.  Hoping for a somewhat better sound than the original Trix ESU unit.

 
Petey, i am flattered, and glad i was able to help you. But I'm by no means sure i have any "special  knowledge".


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WVa_Jon
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Re: Steam you'd like to see run again
 
« Reply #45 on: Jul 27th, 2014, 11:12pm »
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on May 14th, 2011, 7:01pm, CHESSIEMIKE wrote:       (Click here for original message)

C&O #490 is the one in Baltimore. Indeed it is a 4-6-4. Here is a link:
http://steamlocomotive.info/vlocomotive.cfm?Display=599
CHESSIEMIKE

 
Here's another link to the B&O Museum site. http://www.borail.org/CO-No-490.aspx
 
There are two pictures of C&O 490 (one streamlined, the other not) posted and some other information.
 
George Elwood's "Fallen Flags" site has a couple of pictures, two. Here's a link to the page: http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/co/co-loco.html When you get there, scroll a good ways down (he has the diesel listings first).


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WVa_Jon
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Re: Steam you'd like to see run again
 
« Reply #46 on: Jul 27th, 2014, 11:21pm »
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I would love to see any or all of these in operation again:
 
B&O 5300 (4-6-2)
B&O 4500 (first USRA Mikado or 2-8-2)
C&O: 1309, 1308; 611, any of the surviving Kanawha (2-8-4) types
N&W: 611 (ironic that N&W and C&O both had 4-8-4's numbered 611!)
N&W 1218 (oh yeah!)
The N&W Pacific at the museum in Columbus, Ohio
UP 3985 (I saw this one in action, once, at Knob Noster, MO in summer 1993. Watching the wheels turn, rods thrash, smoke coming out of the stack, and that indescribable whistle, oh man, what I missed!)
 
Didn't TRAINS magazine have a feature some years back about a B&LE 2-10-4 being steamed up again--something like the firebox felt heat for the first time in 30 years or something like that)
 
ATSF's 4-8-4 (3765?) that ran on excursions from around Mojave to Bakersfield, CA in 1991 or so
 
I could list more but these are the ones that spun off the top of my head.


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centercab
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Re: Steam you'd like to see run again
 
« Reply #47 on: Feb 29th, 2016, 12:23am »
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Just one, Maine Central #470. A classic Pacific type.

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