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twilight



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks for those links Ken. TheTapLines site looks fascinating and inspiring and will bear lengthy investigation. A quick look shows many scenes all crying out to be modelled.
Perhaps its just my sense of humour but I was amused to see on the Fellsmere RR map
http://taplines.net/tfc/tfc01.html
a place called Yeehaw - almost too good to be true Laughing

Also intrigued / surprised (if I read it correctly) on the Live Oak,Perry and Gulf page
http://www.taplines.net/July/LOPG1.htm
that #100 ,which I think is a Baldwin 4-6-0,can negotiate sharper curves than a GE 70 tonner Surprised - not what I would have thought.

Good inspiration for a smaller kitbash diesel on the Whitcomb page
http://www.taplines.net/December/dindex.html - the Kleinlok chassis should do well in something like that using say Drewry 04 or Knightwing industrial diesel kit bits.

All good stuff and amazing really just how many people were out there in days gone by lugging photographic kit about to record these things for us to enjoy. Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just fell over this one as well:
http://taplines.net/0307/chn03.html
Scroll to bottom of page to look at SAL 1004, ex CH&N narrow gauge Hull Plant switcher.

Is it just me or does this (allowing for the fact it's narrow gauge) remind anyone else even a bit of something British i.e. L & Y 'Pug' Question
I feel a 'bash' coming on. Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes it is a pug, a long way from home!
Now about your kleinlok chassis...

http://www.trainweb.org/westernrails/or/op&e_14-5_cottagegrove_6-79_spcoll_unk.jpg

The Feb issue of Model Road Craftsman has an excellent article on devising a freelance loco roster that is convincing, ie; people think it really existed
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Julian,

Have a look at the article Chris wrote in MTI-69, where he details a Mehano 0-4-0ST. This loco is 105mm long.
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twilight



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Ken - the article had vanished from my "modelling radar" ! A very handy sized loco for tight spaces with around a 40 year time slot I guess.
A nice compact train (or should that be consist ?) with a few short hoppers or 36 footers.
I wonder what the reasoning was in refitting 2 locos with 4-axle slope-back tenders?
A few excellent pictures at

http://www.northeast.railfan.net/bo_steam1.html

and the other small Baldwins here are interesting too (e.g. C4).

Also, grubbing around in a B&O search I found this which quite appeals:

http://donsdepot.donrossgroup.net/dr0604/boct4.jpg

That should be 'do-able' on a SPUD Laughing

Now we just need a few lifetimes to get all this modelling done Exclamation
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

twilight wrote:


Also, grubbing around in a B&O search I found this which quite appeals:

http://donsdepot.donrossgroup.net/dr0604/boct4.jpg

That should be 'do-able' on a SPUD Laughing


Now there is ugly, and then there is UGLY! That shouldn't be let out on a dark night! Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Julian - I think you better start saving your pocket money - after looking at page 188 in the March CM! . Drooling is permitted!

I also have a feeling there might be some members who will start thinking about small industrial layouts after looking at Page 189!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Julian - expect they fitted tenders to extend the time between having to re-fuel 'em ...
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Julian - thought this might be useful

http://www.trainweb.org/lfnwfan/html/veryshortlines.htm
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a very handy resource page Ken with plenty of follow up links. A lot of them seem to find the 4w Plymouths very handy ( and economical I assume). Maybe the pre WWII decade is a handy one to think about - steam and early gas/diesel and pushing the short length cars in.

Not yet seen the March CM Jack - have to rush out and get it a. s. a. p. - doing enough drooling already mind you. Razz
I did think the little garden shed No 4 had a certain je ne sais quoi though Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with Jack the March CM is one to drool over, a few items relevant to this thread - nice small switching layout and a couple of good loco reviews.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I tell you this was the switcher at the Aeolian Piano Works in East Rochester NY in 1968, you ain't gonna believe me ...

http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/misc-a/aepw00ald.jpg
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked Rolling Eyes Excuse the pun but if that's in a Piano Works then in must be 'toon time' if you see what I mean Laughing
I reckon that's worse than my B&O 'garden shed' !

Should have my CM brought tomorrow hopefully so will be able to see what you're all drooling over. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jordan make an un-motorised kit for a Mack switcher. Here is a picture of the real thing as used on the Black River & Western RR, a New Jersey shortline.

http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/Bleachers/5398/brw.htm

Has anyone attempted to motorise the Jordan kit?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just saw the Mack switcher and that reminds me that I have a Roundhouse HO scale EMD Switcher in NYC livery that has only been run twice on the club test track.

Anyone interested?

If so please pm me and we'll take it from there.

Cheers,

Dave
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