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55073 No.123413   [Reply]

Rapido announced a new thing at Amherst

https://www.facebook.com/rapidotrains/posts/757503511002182

also, Amherst thread i guess

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Amherst? Is that anything like NAMM? My Facebook feed is inundated with lots of cool new expensive musical instruments that I will never own. Don't tell me I gotta deal with a bunch of cool new expensive model trains too!

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Maybe you can build your own synth and pretend to be the Dark Royal-hued Lord.

http://dl.lojinx.com/analoghell/ElektorFormantMusicSynthesiser.pdf

>> No.123437  

Amherst Railway Society has its railroad hobby show in Springfield at the Big E not in Amherst.



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36498 No.123333   [Reply]

So you guys talk about trains here?

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>>123378
Sounds like Indonesia

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Incidentally, Sydney faced a short spate of scum on the Western line too. At least 2 Ts and 1 A hit. Those responsible were arrested.

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Protip. Wire. Shopping. Trolley.

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>>123379
There's a pair of old Budd DMU Railcars sitting on a siding by North Station.

>> No.123396  

>>123371
There's a joke in there somewhere. Something to do with women and fashion, probably.

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>>123382

AUGH MY SPINE

>> No.123425  

>>123389

There were a couple of those ex-MBTA RDCs sitting in Willbridge Yard in Portland for a while. I think that was when some short line was using ex-BC Rail RDCs on a short-lived service between Portland and Astoria.

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>>123411

>lolblockfence
>long gates are long

I can't read the damn shack

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>> No.123432  

>>123425
Aren't they keeping a few RDCs as backups for WES?



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290072 No.123387   [Reply]

Just in case the German Light Rail regs would interest someone...

http://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/bundesrecht/strabbo_1987/gesamt.pdf -- German text
http://www.modernstreetcar.org/pdf/bostrab-en_version_2008-05-12.pdf -- English translation
http://orr.gov.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0018/5076/ttgn5-bostraben-main.pdf -- Adaptation to UK environs
http://www.trafikstyrelsen.dk/~/media/Dokumenter/05%20Luftfart/SIK_KONF_2012/Letbaneforum%203.ashx -- Slides from a light rail conference

Seattle pic nicked from http://www.modernstreetcar.org/index.htm

>> No.123408  

Related: history of the US light rail movement and derivation of the Stadtbahn model
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/circulars/ec058/03_01_Thompson.pdf



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225552 No.123373   [Reply]

There are several projects on the Lego Ideas website, including several train-themed ones like this one: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/70652

They need votes for Lego to consider selling them, so vote for your favorites to make these dreams a reality!

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>>123374
That feel when there is a separate project for the WDWRR Main Street station also.

https://ideas.lego.com/projects/24780

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>Lego thread
>> No.123388  

>>123383

I'm a Lego Train enthusiast, and even I'M weary of these threads, especially the "idea" things.

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>>123388

This.

While the sets that have made it out of Ideas have generally been quite good, there is way too much pimping for things that'll almost certainly never make it.

>> No.123391  

How about a big box of generic train parts and you can build what you want?

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>>123390

>They need votes for Lego to consider selling them

This. These ideas have roughly 400 votes (F40PH preservation society, anyone?) between the three of them, and they need 10,000 apiece for Lego to even bother addressing the fact that they exist. Face it, Lego trains are not a profitable venture for the company, we've been over this. I want to see more official Lego Train sets too, but download the LDraw instructions and call it a day.

>>123391

They already have that on eBay, yo. Also they did this thing just before 9V trains died off. I don't believe it did very well.

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>>123390
Agreed. I don't think they will release something similar to recent products.
The turntable/roundhouse from last month got my support, even though it is improbable.
I wish there was a sub $100 set of train parts. As much as I love Lego Brand Interlocking Bricks, I don't need any more blocks, just several types of wheels, buffers, etc.
I'm usually tempted to spend my bonus check on Enlighten trains.

>> No.123397  

>>123394

>Enlighten

You dirty heathen. Also, you could just buy the wheels/buffers/etc on Bricklink or eBay.

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>>123397

My big gripe is that there is no good replacement piece for the old magnet + holder coupling assembly. If you want to make trains without the fully integrated buffer piece, the price of those old magnet holder things have gone through the roof because it's EoL.

Otherwise all my MoCs are just made of basic bricks anyway.

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>>123401
There's a third-party manufacturer making replacements, but only in light grey. And you'd have to buy rare-earth magnets separately.

http://www.altbricks.com/product/train-coupler-clip-cylinder-gray-10-count/



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64656 No.123386   [Reply]

http://dat.2chan.net/r/res/615671.htm -- Does that mean there is finally a Real Life Noodle Incident? :-|



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52999 No.123385   [Reply]

When in Australia: Wave a sign saying you offer a 'shout' at the wayside pub/bar. While the crew (and evt. passengers) are enjoying their beer, you'll have plenty of time to compose and shoot your photos.

Pic of Indian Pacific audacitiously stolen from http://www.johndarm.clara.net/Worldphots/aus.html



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65765 No.123255   [Reply]

So I just watched this little gem. It was an okay action movie overall, but it was really cool to see so much of the Alaska Railroad in the movie with all the amazing vistas and such.

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Does Snowpiercer count?

>> No.123319  

>>123316
Is that movie any good? The premise of it sounds kind of silly.

>> No.123322  

>>123312
I'm more partial to the Emperor of the North.

[no hobo]
oo oo

>> No.123326  

Seems the Norwegian version of "The Olsen Gang on the Track", where this ever-unlucky crime gang sets out to rob a train, is now available on disc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6A1bRQk8MM -- These scenes come from that film.

>> No.123327  

god damn is that hot ;)

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>>123304
Fun place, Deer Lodge. Good museum.

>> No.123339  

>>123312 wow great lineup
Tho they did & are missing a few
Like the original Silver Streak
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Silver_Streak

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This oft-overlooked masterpiece was on TCM a few nights ago.

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>>123316
Personally, I prefer the graphic novels.

>> No.123376  

>>123339
You can actually see the CN TurboTrain for a brief moment in Silverstreak (cause it was shot in Canada).



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13445 No.123364   [Reply]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jxddyFHx-A -- Something tells me I should have stayed in bed...



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159389 No.123323   [Reply]

So Railway Age has declared the Hunter to be 2015 Railroader of the Year.

http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/freight/class-i/hunter-harrison-canadian-pacific.html

Pic is from http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/freight/class-i/cps-next-move.html

>> No.123328  

They should call him "The Butcher"

I hate that guy.

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Now he just needs to make an exit before the deferred investments come to light. But, yeah, for a one-year snapshot he looks good.

Asshole.

>> No.123355  

>>123338
>>123328
Look on the bright side when the big investors dump their stocks and the price for a piece of stock plummets we'll all be able to buy shares of CP.

>> No.123356  

>>123355
When you say it like that, you make it sound so... dirty.

>> No.123359  

>>123355
I don't think that will happen. Looking at CN's history, they had a small slump after Hunter left which ended up at roughly 10% down after the recession, and it's been up since there. CP might be a different matter through, since CN was apparently an overfed crown corporation with lots of fat to trim, and CP was always private.

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Well, we know now what Railway Age is made of...
funny gif...



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