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102011 No.116834   [Reply]

I'll be taking 66 up to Glen Ellyn this Friday and should have a little free time. Where should I go with minimal chance of being accosted?

Pic not related, not enough time.



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1044936 No.116705   [Reply]

Hello 1chan, its been a while. I'm looking for some advice on detailing Walthers cars. I have 3 Consists I'm trying to detail.

I have a 13 Car Brodaway Limited Consist, a 10 Car Superliner Consist, and a 10 Car Amfleet/Viewliner consist.

What I am looking for is quick fixes to improve the overall look of the cars. They are all decaled, the Broadway consist has all its Grab Irons installed (I won't be doing that to any other cars....ever, just to hell with that).

One tip I found was on the Superliner cars, to paint the sides of the strike plates silver, but is this something that carry's over to say the Broadway Limited cars (which are set around 1953-56)? What other quick painting, decaling, or other small things can be done to make these trains stand out.

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>> No.116749  

Flat black the underbody. For the amtrak cars also paint the MU & HEP receptacles the proper colours. It really helps.

Also, post pictures of your amfleet/viewliner consit. I'm interested to see yo stuffs.

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>>116749
THIS! Painting the little details can make a model look more detailed than it really is. Another hint along the same lines is to weather the various vents and screens by blowing a little black chalk or diluted india ink into the crevasses and crannies; on the factory model they look like so much more corrugated bodywork. See the proto-photo? A keen eye, a fine brush and a steady hand can add detail, too. Consider the model as a canvas awaiting a super realistic artist.

And... don't give up on grab irons! I've done N scale grabs: tedious, boring, wait-for-the-coffee-jitters-to-wear-off work, but oh-so-worth-it. Assuming they're pre-molded, and not bending them yourself from fine wire. Nuts to that.

>> No.116759  

Sergent H couplers... they look AMAZING and take a LOT of slack out of the train.

I have a bunch of Supes and Amfleet cars, plus a bunch of Horizons that need repainting into IVb. The Supes I'll be probably doing a bunch of this stuff to, I haven't s
done anything with them in a while.

>> No.116781  

>>116759 Sweetness. I have a Eastern LD train set mostly in phase IV and some IVb. Wish microscale (or anyone) made a IVb stripe set for passenger equipment.

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>>116759

>I have a bunch of Supes and Amfleet cars, plus a bunch of Horizons

Nice!

>> No.116813  

>>116781

we could annoy them about that. I even have the artwork mostly done for some IVb lettering and stripes.

>>116783

Should I post my model of a ~1976 Amtrak Mt Rainier?

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>>116813 Aw naw, commandeering this thread for Amtrak modeling. Pictures is my latest Amtrak modeling project.

Mah stuffs:
http://youtu.be/UQEnSZpBrKo
http://youtu.be/eEV0w4RSpRQ

>> No.116823  

>>116819 I want one in Northstar

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>>116819
neat, a thing i've seen in person

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>>116813

Yeah!



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114080 No.116096   [Reply]

You can only ride one single steam railway in Britain. Which will it be? Any track gauge is allowed.

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>> No.116254  

>>116235
That's the best school ever.

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>>116193

>During World War II, a miniature armoured train was used on the line to patrol the coast in case of invasion. The train was armed with a Boys anti-tank rifle and Lewis guns.

10/10 Adding this place to my Bucket List of Railways I need to visit before I die.

>> No.116260  

>>116258

Likewise. I think this railway has won the thread, TBH.

>> No.116265  

>>116193

>Opened on July 16 1927
>Still has all the original Locomotives
>11 Steam Locomotives
>5 Diesels
>3/5 Diesels are for shunting only
>Used for commuter transport around town
>The line carries 100,000 passengers each year.

Yeah, this railway has won the thread. Also it turned 87 yesterday.

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>>116265
This sounds really familiar...

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News clipping of the RH&DR WWII armored train:

>> No.116273  

>>116271

dat colloquial jargon eh wot

>> No.116342  

I'd love to live, work own locos & rolling stock on this line
Maybe even build a Peppercorn loco in this gauge

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>>116096
Ffestiniog/WHR. Longest narrow gauge line in the country, and amazing scenery too.

>> No.116816  

>>116271
That is awesome.



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176601 No.116461   [Reply]

I'm doing a little scientific-ish experiment to see which steam railroad is the best using only metric data related to them, including the original opening date of the line, the length of mainline track, number of steam locomotives, and number of diesel locomotives. All the numbers in each of those four areas are graded together on a bell curve and then averaged to get an overall score for each railroad (score increases the older it is, the longer it is, the more steamers it has, and the fewer diesels it has). Right now I only have a selection of North American railroads that have at least one or two working steamers.

The overall top scoring railroads in North America according to this spreadsheet are...

1: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
2: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
3: Cass Scenic Railroad State Park

What do you think of this?

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>>116587
I decided to remove Iowa Interstate also. Common Carrier railroads just screw everything up on this list.

>> No.116599  

>>116584
The hell? Did they have a retard driving her that day?

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>>116599
Some would argue that they have a moron running the steam program, and mention that the head honcho loves to be behind the throttle. That's a discussion for another thread, though.

>> No.116603  

>>116601

I'd have to say that this would be as much the fireman's fault as the engineer, but yes the guy running the dog and pony show sounds like he's an idiot. Part of me hopes he doesn't fuck up the 4014, but another part of me hopes it fails spectacularly.

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>> No.116750  

>>116584 I thought they didn't notch down the SD70Ace assist loco and got pushed with the independent applied?

(and agreed on the idiot part)

>> No.116755  

>>116461
There's nothing scientific about some arbitrary ranking formula.

What's the point of ranking them anyway? They're all toys and museum pieces.

>> No.116758  

>>116750

That's what they want you to think...

>> No.116764  

>>116755
That's why I said scientific-ISH. Also, several of those places are on the NRHP and a handful have National Historic Landmark Status. Calling them "toys" is inappropriate.

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Here's a revised version of the one I posted earlier today. It has one additional railroad museum in Canada and a new railroad type added: Steam Fairs. Those places are unusual in that their railroads only operate like one or two weekends per year when their steam fairs are going on. Steam tractors and other old timey farming equipment galore!

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>>116767
...and its table.

Also, I mentioned that I was going to make one more large update, but I'm not so sure, as many of the remaining US/CA railroads from the steamlocomotive dot com website are obscure, tiny ones no one has ever heard of before. I'll add them if any of you guys have an interest in seeing them added, though.



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RSS gleanings:

http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/news/canadian-police-seek-to-block-sale-of-ill-fated-mma-locomotive.html
http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/regulatory/analysts-legal-and-financial-experts-weigh-in-on-dots-hhft-nprm.html
http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/passenger/intercity/indianapolis-in-action-may-scuttle-hoosier-state.html

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>> No.116710  

If someone buys this unit then they're officially crazy. Do we what exactly caused the fire?

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sure would be good if someone somewhere (with the clout) gave a damn enough to give the answers... being a traintard is hard enough.

>> No.116741  

>>116710

I assume you mean the Lac Megantic fire? that would be caused by rolling away backwards and derailing inthe middle of the town

>> No.116742  

>>116741
Well remember that there was a fire on one of the locomotives that night which is why they shut down the engines and then the airbrakes bled off and then the rest is history.

>> No.116743  

>>116742

It was probably that thing that GE's do where they start running on their own lube oil

>> No.116744  

>>116742
>>116710
The NTSB still hasn't released their report, it'll probably be one of the main parts of the report.

>> No.116745  

>>116744

Why could the NTSB care? It happened in Quebec, not the US. Perhaps you mean Transport Canada?

>> No.116746  

>>116745
I added the N by accident.
But yeah the TSB report isn't out yet.

>> No.116756  

>>116703
300x100.

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ah. thank you.



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951757 No.116352   [Reply]

Can we have an abandoned trains thread?

Post any cool photos or stories you have about abandoned railroads (right of way, equipment, structures, etc.)

Pic related, early twentieth century abandoned locomotive at remote Katalla, Alaska.

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This would be a pretty amazing line to walk.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salekhard%E2%80%93Igarka_Railway

>The 1,524 mm (5 ft) broad gauge Salekhard–Igarka Railway, (Sp~|~p }psyp|, Transpolyarnaya Magistral - "Transpolar Mainline") also referred to variously as Railroad of Death, Road of Death, and Dead Road, is an incomplete railway in northern Siberia. The railway was a project of the Soviet Gulag system that took place from 1947 to 1953. Construction was coordinated via two separate Gulag projects, the 501 Railroad beginning on the River Ob and 503 Railroad beginning on the River Yenisey, part of a grand design of Joseph Stalin to span a railroad across northern Siberia to reach the Soviet Union's easternmost territories.
>The planned route from Igarka to Salekhard measured 806 miles (1,297 km) in length. The project was built mostly with prisoner labour, particularly that of political prisoners,[1] and thousands perished.[1][2]
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East Barnet Inwood Station. East Barnet, Vermont. July 24th, 2014

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>> No.116748  

>>116713
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>>116715
>>116716
Neat. Is that a 2' gauge locomotive on the car?



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140291 No.116643   [Reply]

A key line connecting the Capital, Ankara, with almost-just-about-but-not-quite Istanbul opened today. Equipment by Alstom, BTW.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28490502
Nearly half of Turkish Rail's budget has been committed to high speed rail projects.

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>> No.116655  

Unless my memory is playing tricks, there is already a rail tunnel under the Bosphorus.

>> No.116677  

>>116655

A high-speed train will either need some hardcore renovation of the existing infrastructure, or a separate right-of-way.

>> No.116689  

>>116677
I don't think they'll be doing tunnel construction any time soon. The last time they did anything the Turks guilted the Japanese into working by threatening suicide.

http://www.todayszaman.com/news-330212-turkish-bureaucrats-threatened-suicide-to-meet-marmaray-deadline.html

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>>116689

That doesn't even work for the desperately lovelorn.

>> No.116699  

Well look what happened on day one:
http://www.todayszaman.com/business_headline-spoilers-in-urls-suck-donkey-balls_354053.html

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>>116699

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Ambitious turkeys.

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>>116689

Also, Japan doesn't give a flying shit. The commercial is pretty rad though. Maybe even too rad to be true: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLRIDJDa1yg

>> No.116738  

>>116724
I doubt the actual engineers were as moe as the one in the commercial.

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>>116738

Doesn't stop the Japanese from using moe to promote everything. Pic related.



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124901 No.116729   [Reply]

Does this not look like a picture of a mode train ?.... Glencairn 27 July

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Katie today 27th July passing by Glencairn Beach brightening up an otherwise dull day.......!!

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Katie rounding the bend near Glencairn beach on route to Simonstown - Sunday 27th July.....!

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This was taken of Katie in early May Near Battery beach , passing the fishermen's shack .....! I

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>> No.116736  

https://www.facebook.com/groups/AtlanticRail/ - you will find Katie here ...go look for your self dont worry they are friendly South African people!



No.116726   [Reply]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdkz-rZs3s0 -- Last Train To San Fernando, calypso style.



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672202 No.115743   [Reply]
>[FFF] Rail Wars! - 01v2 [C4EF87C0].mkv.torrent
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>>116545
For train Animu 5cm Per Second is p. good too. Makoto Shinkai is a big railfan.

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>>116539
This sort of reasoning always puzzled me. Why would swearing somehow affect, either positively or negatively, any argument? I understand certain fools might somehow automatically reject any argument presented with curse-words; but, likewise, most people will automatically reject any argument they find disagrees with their pre-existing notions, curse-words or not.

Ueno-Akihabara section of the Tokyo central connecting line in aerial from 1936. It seems that land had been cleared for an eventual addition of a further two-tracks to the viaduct already, though by 1941, this had not yet been built, presumably due to the war. God I love historic aerial photography. Tramways followed most major streets, and many remained by 1966, though after this they disappear very fast.

>> No.116565  

>>116551 -- Swearing is connected with destructive behaviour, not creative ditto.

>> No.116568  

>>116526

Spirited Away had a trolley.

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>>116545

Galaxy Railways be a real thang yo. Iwate knows what's up in heyo.

>> No.116571  

>>116545
>>116569

Yeah, Matsumoto is a gigantic foamer.

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>>116568

IIRC quite a few Miyazaki/Ghibli movies feature trains. E.g.:

Whisper of the Heart and The Cat Returns feature some classic Keio trains (5000 and 6000 types), as the play is partially set in the Tama area. Pic related.
My Neighbour Totoro has a fictitious railway line near the protagonist's house, based on old Seibu operations.
Only Yesterday features the JNR/JR Senzan line prominently.

>> No.116573  

>>116571

The IGR (Iwate Galaxy Railway) has however nothing to do with Mr. Matusmoto (who is from Fukuoka). The name hails from the overnight express trains that ran/run on the line: Hokutosei (Polestar) and Cassiopeia.

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>>116569
JR also launched the SL Galaxy. No 999 on the plates unlike a previous steam unit though !

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ep4 was pretty much 100% fanservice



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