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6049 No.117086   [Reply]

http://www.gofundme.com/F40PH501C

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>> No.117230  
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$233? Dude just buy a model and be happy. In 73,246 years you'll have enough to buy a real f40.

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& now a HO Bachmann Spectrum!

>> No.117242  

You could totes magotes buy a nice Kato F40PH with all the bells and whistles. Then additionally a matching set of Walthers coaches with that funding. Just sayin'.

>> No.117284  

>>117236

>Leading edge of technology
>Fake MICR font

How old is that?

>> No.117298  
>Fake MICR font

You can find it under the name "Moore Computer".

>> No.117353  

>>117284 80's to mid 90's

The spectrum stuff was actually good for their time.

>> No.117366  

>>117353 yup Mine has blinking strobes when it runs
I got it for $40 too

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>>117353
yeah, i'm not really feeling old spectrums anymore after buying two of the old 2-motor 44-tonners

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>>117409 For their time. Those are now 20-30 years old. Yet neat to see individual truck drive. Years before Kato did the same with success.

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>>117460
Integrated motor/truck units aren't unusual for the era, bachmann's are just marginally better since they used a can motor. They still crack their axles and wail at any speed like other era bachmanns.

Traction modellers do like them since not having drive shafts means you can go around 4" curves with them, but traction modellers are still kinda operating with the DIY-everything take-what-you-can-get attitude.



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71356 No.117430   [Reply]

Train accident in Switzerland.

English:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-28775998
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/swiss-train-crash-live-updates-4044776
http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/train-derailed-in-eastern-switzerland/40552458

>> No.117435  

ye gods & thank them that no one was killed! o.o



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334842 No.117369   [Reply]

Sup 1chan

I visited the Sotheastern Railway Museum in Duluth GA a couple weeks ago. Here are the (shitty) pictures I took. This is the best shot I took of the Southern E-unit they have.

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I really liked this picture there.

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They also have a nice HO layout, and a collection of brass HO Southern locomotives.

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Another shot of the 750.

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This is one of the F7s at Stone Mountain.

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In closing, these are a few shots of the trains I have set up on my family's ping-pong table right now. Cheers!

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Haha! My old stomping grounds.

>>117386 A&WP 290 has been undergoing cosmetic / "overly optimistic full" restoration since the museum moved to the current site a decade ago. This is basically what she looks like and will look like for the foreseeable future.

>> No.117421  

well speak of the devil down in georgia
http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/news/2014/jun/24/7-children-burned-at-southeastern-railway-museum/



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218892 No.117197   [Reply]

How to explain model trains to friends?

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>> No.117215  

It's very simple. They accept it and are bros or they don't and weren't friends to begin with.

>> No.117216  

>>117215

And hopefully, one's significant other puts up with it.

>> No.117227  

>>117216

>puts up with it.

Is there no such thing as a qt3.14 foamer girl?

>> No.117228  

>>117216
Meh. Fuck this. I wouldn't marry if my partner had to "approve" my hobbies.

>> No.117229  

>>117228
My friend, you'll learn someday that you may very well be attracted to and care about a woman, but your hobbies are worlds apart. When she goes along with you and indulges and takes joy in your passions, simply because they excite and interest you, that's when you'll discover you've found someone that loves you and is worth loving back. That's when you can decide if you want to marry them.

>> No.117239  

>>117229
This. I loathe ballet (well, maybe not loathe, but it annoys me quite a bit), but I study it lightly and visit practice sessions just to see my wife being happy as she dances. She can't stand discussions regarding railroad operations, but she knows a bit about them from spending time with me while I hang out with other railroaders. A good relationship involves some give from both parties.

>> No.117241  

>>117239 Tex, y'all make me feel all warm and fuzzy.

>>117229 True that. If they geek out over seeing you geek out and vice versa... keeper.

>>117197 Just say you geek out over it. Some folks have sports teams they freak out and loyally follow. Others have millions of books. Some enjoy wild and wacky things for their spare time. All in all everyone has something they are deeply passionate about. From there on we might not see eye to eye about our passions.

>> No.117311  

>>117239

This works well with OPs question too. It's all about balance in the relationship, friends or otherwise. My best friend is massively into video games, and while I don't play them myself, I'm happy for him to share them with me, we can play a little bit, he can show me the super cool new game, and so on. Even though I don't personally appreciate/find interest in the vidya, I can let him nerd-out about his favorite thing and validate his feelings, in the same way that he can help me try out an operations trick, or appreciate a model I built, etc.

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>>117241
D'aww, stop it.

By the way, Dampflok, you need to come visit us once we get settled in Texas. We'll go to the Quarter Bar, soak in the warm night air and watch the trolleys go by. I've been going there the last few nights after I put my streetcar away and I haven't found a more relaxed place yet.

Pic related, rooftop lounge. If you turn 180 from where this pic was taken, you're directly next to the streetcar line.

>> No.117352  

>>117327 Snap dude, that place looks amazing. There is this tex/mex place in Hotlanta that picture reminds me of. It overlooks the interstate they the second level patio has a giant oak tree growing up through the center. It's quite a chill place to have a drink. One day soon Tex, we'll toast a beer together.

I always loved the cafe/bar on the second level of Munich HBF. It overlooked the trainshed and was surprisingly a relaxing place to have a beer while watching all the hustle below.



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330122 No.117326   [Reply]

Passenger railroad office worker sold customer data to the DEA on the sly

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/08/amtrak-employee-sold-customer-data-to-dea-for-two-decades/



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101650 No.117249   [Reply]

hey 1chan, my family went on vacation in Italy so I tried to take pictures of trains

> not quite a train yet
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an e646... wiki says these were retired in 2009

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couldn't catch the type of this one

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there were trains of epic proportions at tirano, so I'll save it for another thread... some of you can probably guess where we went

here is some moar tram

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finally, a section of gauntlet in some unused tramway

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'til next time, here's another boat

>> No.117312  

>>117307
Is that diesel hauling another E.646/5 in the good old two-tone brown livery?

>> No.117313  

not sure how i missed this pic... i believe it's a 636

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derp

>> No.117315  

>>117314
Some early 645 had the same body shape as well. I assume this is stored as a museum piece or something, as I was under the assumption they had been withdrawn a while ago?

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This is a great thread! animooted



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3510184 No.117206   [Reply]

Went up and rode the John Wayne Pioneer Trail today, which is to say the Milwaukee Road grade from Hyak to Cedar Falls. Here's some pixels from along the way.

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>> No.117213  

>>117212

...not really sure why this one is sideways

>> No.117214  

>>117212
Why is there a second portal?

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Sweet trip, dude! You ever try hiking the Interurban Trail?

>>117212

The thumbnail is sideways, but the picture comes up proper. Tablet photography problems.

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>tunnel fog

The Saint Paul Tunnel, too. Your light just, fades into, dark, mist..

You can't see the opposite portal in the Saint Paul, because grade..

>> No.117235  

I think I read someplace that this trail is Railbanked for possible reactivation someday

>> No.117237  

>>117217

I don't hike, I bike. And yes, I have done both Interurbans. I have covered Tacoma to Seattle and Seattle to Everett by bike.

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>>117237

Yeah, nearly forgot you biked.

>> No.117246  

>>117245

How could you forget? I seem to recall fun times in Alaska...

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>>117246

Yeah, nothing says "fun" like riding a bike for the first time in years, the unbearable pain in my ass and thighs, not being able to go fast enough without you pushing me along between my massive bulk and not knowing how to shift gears, and then the startling realization that I picked out a ladies' bike.

>> No.117316  

>>117247

Only because I cared.



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174147 No.117262   [Reply]

at lake cuomo, north of Milan, they also had some sort of funicular, but we didn't have time to get closer or get on

>> No.117281  

Missed your thread.

>> No.117285  

>>117281

Does not matter, funicular counts as elevator and not a real train.

>> No.117286  

>>117285
Only if the slope is more than 45



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109961 No.117219   [Reply]

What's the best gem for authentication and what dependencies does it require? Do you think using a gem for authentication is the best method for security? If so, why?

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>> No.117222  

>>117221
From my understanding they actually have speed radar guns along the tracks in the UK to enforce limits.
On a more comedic note
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN7naLLeB0A

>> No.117223  

No need. Anything not fitted with ATP, ETCS or anything like that will have a black box. The driver would be found out sooner or later.

>> No.117225  

OP's question would fit better on a specialist Ruby on Rails forum rather than a generalist railway board. What's worse, I have no idea which gem is 'best' as I have never used RoR. Heck, I'm about as conversant in Ruby as I am in Japanese: Not at all.

>> No.117226  

Well played, OP. Well played.

>> No.117234  

>>117222 I LOVE that ad!
I do want the Police loco in OO scale someday!
Train Jam is real funny LOL

>> No.117238  

>>117220

rails is a framework, not a programming language. ruby is a programming language.

>> No.117240  

>>117238
Rails is wot trains run on, innit.

>> No.117244  

>>117238

See, once again OP is asking the wrong people. The rails we care about are what trains run on.

>> No.117248  

>>117223
And then there are defect detectors that anyone AND EVERYONE can listen in on.

That is, if the engineer is fool enough to speed going over one, but it has happened.

>> No.117282  

>>117240
Rails make the trains run on time.



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855479 No.117045   [Reply]

Have you ever wished that you could travel back in time around 100 years ago to see American steam railroads at their height? Well, you don't need a time machine to do that. All you have to do is buy a plane ticket to China. There are tons of steam locomotives in use for regular service, and there is one line in the northeast, the Yebaishou Line, that has around 50 steam locomotives on its roster, most of which are huge 2-10-2s.

This is actually one of many things that makes modern China very similar to the US a century ago.

>> No.117046  

>>117045

>This is actually one of many things that makes modern China very similar to the US a century ago.

Is the other one being that they have Chinese build all the railroads?

>> No.117049  
>China

I'd rather not die from eating dodgy meat

>> No.117050  

>>117049
Shit, if I can go to China in the middle of a SARS outbreak and make it out okay, so can you. Just don't eat anything from street vendors.

>> No.117054  

>>117046
Heavy industrial pollution
Rampant government corruption
Child labor
Amusement parks popping up like weeds
Regular people buying cars for the first time
Huge civil projects opening (skyscrapers, bridges, dams, etc.)
One ethnic group in charge of everything
Railroad connections of all regions of the country more or less complete

>> No.117064  

there are a few China made steam locos in USA
One is at the Boone Scenic in Iowa
& all China locos are Left Hand Drive!

>> No.117093  

>>117064

>left hand drive

Okay, I don't hate Chinese trains anymore.

There are also take-out trains on the Essex Train in Connecticut and the Iowa Interstate (on special occasions only). There's like one other one, but I don't recall.

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>>117093

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>>117105

Some of them are pretty nice.

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>>117093

The RJ Corman has a bit o' the Far East in the Dirty South.

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>>117093 This sexy beast has been 'Murrikanized.



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