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3702851 No.119214   [Reply]

4chan is kill.
ever'body move to 8chan

1chan stays the same

I love all of you guys

ITT: What scale do you model in?

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>> No.119279  
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>N scale

Relatively speaking, I suppose.

>> No.119280  

You could probably take a short trip to Japan, hoard some N scale and bring it back still within duty limits and resell it for a profit covering the trip and some more.

Shit's 2.5-3x more expensive here, even on eBay which says that they're just capitalising on it rather than there being the Australia Tax.

I regret not buying more than half a 16 car JR500, an N700 head and some strips of track just to display on the desk.

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OO (I really must get around to finishing this layout one day...)

>> No.119338  

I remember back in 2004 or 2005 ish, there were hobby stores in some of the primarily Asian suburbs in Toronto that sold Japanese market model trains for ridiculous markups (like 3x Japan price), because there was really no other way to get a lot of that stuff outside of Japan then.

>> No.119359  


Shipping and customs duties probably didn't help.

>> No.119363  


>autism gauge


>You're not limited to what models are already available

But that's true about every scale. Oh wait, you probably don't scratch build, super detail, or even weather.

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009... in my dreams.

>> No.119379  

What's the best (most active) site for model railroading?

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Vivian is unhappy.

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74758 No.119345   [Reply]

Anybody have more info about this locomotive class?

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2years 2the scrap yard.


picture related, cat crap.

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>> No.119347  

Ah yes, Yukari calling in a Big Boy on Youmu. Classic Touhou.

>> No.119353  
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Gave something for that all cutting sword to work on.

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423748 No.119275   [Reply]

Pic not mine, but related.

Focused on NS because they seem to be the only ones caring about doing rebuilds. But is it just me, or is it really annoying when a railfan (not an employee) whines about the loss of a LHF high hood? I mean, sure, they're unique, but what's wrong with rebuilding them? Or the crescent cab. Etc.

>> No.119276  

No one really cares about high hoods outside of really autistic foamers.
It's kind of sad to see them go but really high hoods are a pain to work with since you've got half your FoV blocked.

>> No.119289  

Good riddance to the high hoods. Those low hoods don't have that much better view, but the light they let in makes them more liveable.

>> No.119348  

Also, can people stop assuming that Crescent Cabs are going on /every/ new (well, old) thing NS gets? They're only used for converting a standard cab to a wide cab, not to replace a pre-existing wide cab.

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2511563 No.119111   [Reply]

They live!

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>runs a railroad, hates railfans

That's like running barbershop but hate cutting hair. Maybe he should have found another profession.

>> No.119154  

Locomotives have come back from worse. Restoration is a matter of will. They would be awesome even if one or both needed new prime movers.
They could also be given 'proper' MU, the pneumatic system contributed to their demise.
According to reports, some Sharks were ordered with interoperable systems.

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Pictured another foamer hater ceo/rr president.

>> No.119162  


More like running a storefront with looky-loos coming in all the time, asking lots of questions and taking pictures, then leaving without buying anything. God forbid they get in the way of servicing paying customers...

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Prepare to administer granulated NaCl, but I heard that the policy was due to thefts, a lawsuit, and the potential for further liability.
Think about it like the issue of having randoms roaming about a warehouse with forklifts and valuable commodities.
That doesn't explain why he won't sell them, but that's his right.

On another note, I think the Bs (all scrapped) looked nicer than F-unit boosters.

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More like running a barbershop and hating those nerds who hang around all like "Yeah, he's giving that guy a high-n-tight!" or "OMG Oster clippers are the best, especially with the 1/8-inch attachment!" or even like "I want to stand close to you while you give that bearded hipster a straight-razor shave!"

>> No.119195  

>>119163 There were issues with parts being stolen by railfans including operating manuals for the Baldwins. Also the owner does not hate railfans, he's doing thing this way to protect is business and his personal collection of equipment. As a matter of fact last time I checked he was on the board of directors at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum. That's how they got Soo Line GP30 #700. As for where they are....from what I can tell from some research, they are NOT in the EL&S car shops, but instead in an unmarked warehouse, cutoff from rail. The reason I think this is due to a place that showed up in Google maps with passenger cars and various railroad equipment around it with the tracks to live rail torn up.

>> No.119196  

Whether he hates railfans or not he's doing a pretty fine job at maintaining the Sharknoses and the other equipment they operate.
Can anyone reach some of the higher ups at the Lake Superior RR museum to ask them if he's got any long term plans for them?

>> No.119342  


I believe there was a an ex Pennsylvania B unit (truckless) surviving in a scrap-yard somewhere in New York or Pennsylvania. Remarkably it had been converted by a mine in to a giant generator for a portable welder set-up. Not sure if it's razorblades by now or not.

>> No.119343  


It has been razor blades for at least a decade if not two. These two A units are the last of the last.

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67144 No.118502   [Reply]

Why the HELL is every mainline route in the United States not electrified RIGHT NOW?

This is criminal.

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>> No.118859  

The Scharfenberg couplers happen to be early 1900s.

>> No.119103  
>implying railroads that electrified in the 1970s wouldn't still be electrified today

Why didn't we do it when it was politically, socially, and economically popular?

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Pic related.

>> No.119106  

It would have been impractical to have two sets of locomotives. Think about it, you'd need electric locos for the mainline and you would either have to drag it as a deadweight behind a diesel for the rest of the trip or spend time at a yard removing it and replacing it with a diesel locomotive.
Could be feasible today though with all the dual mode locomotives coming online.

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Electrified Rathole? Boners, boners errewurr!

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>Black Mesa
>> No.119133  

>>118837 -- Not sure buffers-and-chain are that more dangerous for yard staff. TMBK, the yardman can stand to the side until the vehicles have met and are still before hooking them up. Heck, the yardman can be the shunter's or loco's driver.

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NEC a shit, Milwaukee Road a best.

>> No.119332  

When was that taken? Weren't the bipolars scrapped by the early 60s?

>> No.119333  

From Trainorders:

>Sandy Goodrick photo of westbound Boy Scout Special (en route Spokane to the annual Jamboree)descending the 1% from Loweth to Hamen, 1956. Appears on page 11 of "Under Milwaukee Wires, The Color Photography of Sanford Goodrick and William C. Jansen" from Morning Sun. The caption in the book wrongly claims this is an eastbound train.

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94070 No.119299   [Reply]

So apparently Greenpeace blockaded a coal train in a protest and now their facebook page has been invaded by annoyed trainspotters.

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>> No.119307  

Businesses, homes, and plants aren't going to run on sunshine, rainbows, and happiness my friend. Coal is a necessity at this time to provide cheap power whether you like it or not.

>> No.119309  

No kidding. The second the crew realizes that they're "protesters" or whatever it's notch 8 and bringing out the huge pipe wrench on the engine to get them off.

>> No.119312  

Not that anon but the fact the US is building new coal fired power plants using the "clean coal" BS is hilarious. It makes sense for a region like China which is looking to power the houses of 1+ billion people in less than 10 years but it makes no sense for a well established and industrialized region to still be relying so heavily on such a simplistic way to generate power.

Landlocked regions should have moved to nuclear energy ages ago like France did but we can't have that because "radiation is rlly scary guyz".

Anyway, fuck those hippies, the railways don't own the power plants, they're just carrying the rocks.

>> No.119314  


>I support the environment. I oppose economic interference. #NotYourField #FoamerGate
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Of course we can't shut all coal power plants down immediately, but building new ones now is a pretty short-sighted and financially risky thing to do. Also renewable energy is in general cheaper once the investions have been repayed.

btw here in Germany on sunny and windy days some wind park have to be shut down because we're missing storage facilities and the baseload plants can't be adjusted that quickly. I think it that will be our main problem in the future, the energy potential of renewable sources certainly isn't.

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Greenpeace? I ate them.

>> No.119319  


Hippies are blocking trains in Seattle, part of that greater butthurt over oil trains and their environmental and public safety implications. Though all they're doing is blocking tracks. So far, no Unmeritorious Orders of Charles Darwin being awarded. But both local and railroad cops are acting accordingly.

>> No.119320  


Its like Rail Wars, but less tits, and actual Rail Wars.

>> No.119327  

Russia in charge of one-upping Alco smoke

>> No.119329  

Quick, someone get a picture of a GE on fire!

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36677 No.119125   [Reply]

I'mma just leave this here.

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>> No.119204  

Devolution has been good for the railways in Scotland, with many reopenings, but I can't help thinking that an independent Scotland (which might need its own infrastructure company, involving breaking up Network Rail) might cause some administrative difficulty. For any Irishfags out there, how does Iarnrod Eireann work with NIR, regarding cross-border trains?

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Also, have some Scotrail.

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I don't know how exactly it happens, but it does happen. There's a regular passenger train between Belfast and Dublin called The Enterprise.

>> No.119208  


Cross border passenger trains aren't exactly a rarity in Europe.

>> No.119213  

Europe is basically one country.
Ireland will remind you that it is two.

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Considering the history between the UK and Ireland, this cross-border train's a pretty huge deal.

>> No.119281  

We have this thing called a Common Travel Area, which was a bit like Schengen long before Schengen. This arrangement is also why the UK and Ireland both remain outside Schengen. As a result, the land border might as well not be there. There was a lot of discussion about whether Scotland in the EU would have to adopt the euro, which was technically optional. There was rather less discussion about whether Scotland would have to join Schengen, which remains optional for any existing member state (hence the CTA opt-out and the restrictions on Bulgmanians) but since 2009 has been very much not optional for new members.

>> No.119287  

In terms of infrastructure, for the last 40 years at least the network has crossed the border in precisely one place. NIR trains terminate at Newry, last stop north of the border, while (apart from one per day) IE trains terminate at Dundalk, last stop south of the border.

>> No.119300  

Whereas Scotland currently has two railway border crossings (which may increase to three if the Waverley route gets extended to Carlisle) with both passenger and freight trains crossing every few minutes.

>> No.119313  

Yeah, any hopes of faster journey times between England and Glasgow or Edinburgh would be ruined. The Irish border is open, but there's a two-hour passenger service and no freight. By contrast, in a typical two-hour window there are eight passenger trains each way over Gretna Junction on the WCML and five through Berwick on the ECML. If passenger trains are full and standing, passport checks are doing to be a problem.

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268542 No.119274   [Reply]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0HGHsRwNd0 -- Tokyo Station's very own anime: Passage of Time. Subbed, even.

>> No.119277  

Oh lordy the feels!

>> No.119308  

Now I know exactly what they were saying!

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119645 No.119282   [Reply]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTgLu3a64ko -- The Ganz-built Árpád at eighty.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nodiNi6ULc -- Wonder if the Nohab is controlled from the Árpád...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GjeGz-pb2g -- It lives, OK.

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