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101446 No.123643   [Reply]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UM6yPQ0zmU -- Napier Deltics in full song. If only there was a way to stuff'em into HST power cars.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0UdPKBgNYY -- EMD sounds in Sweden.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWNICHyO8C0 -- EMD sounds in Norway.

Pic from http://emdexport.railfan.net/demos1.html

>> No.123644  
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old favorites

and now, Guilford

>> No.123646  

Is it just me or was there a hunting governor somewhere in the PanAm power?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbGWcAbpBfI and
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uGz0y2b5M4 -- Some BR Class 37s doing what they do best: Haul stuff.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN7naLLeB0A -- Probably the most famous 37 of them all.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0wkhsxgCoQ -- An embarrassing case of no-speed diesel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vk8gEHnJlY -- What to do when your Class 455 says here and no further.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpXtZ0-2nOs -- Where there's smoke, there's a Deltic.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBg1xBlI07c -- I have the need... the need for SPEED!

Pic from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail_Class_55

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158946 No.123571   [Reply]

Can the Seahawks go for the Re-Pete and win in Glendale or will the Patriots somehow stop the juggernaut that has recently been kicking ass without the use of deflated footballs?

Post pics of Seattle trains if you're a 12th Man or Boston trains if you're a Patriots fan!

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>> No.123592  

They'll never understand.

It's not their fault that they weren't born in The Greatest Country in the World®

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Pic of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LB%26SCR_A1_class vaguely related.

>> No.123596  

Nicknamed the "Terrier" class, which has a tenuous connection to the Boston terrier; I take it you're rooting for the Patriots? Almost too clever for your own good, there.

>> No.123599  

Nah, couldn't be hedgehogged. Picked the Terrier as it was the first loco I recalled named after a dog breed, and Muttley is supposedly a dog.

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This Muttley???

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Boston and Maine wins it!!!

>> No.123603  

>>123600 -- Yep, that one, as you can see on the Youtube clip upstream.

>> No.123627  

I am disappointed.

>> No.123641  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flYMuSH5kIw -- Given the choice between men in heavy armour in a scrum and women in light armour in a scrum, which would you rather watch?

No.123554   [Reply]

http://www.raib.gov.uk/publications/investigation_reports/reports_2007/report012007.cfm -- "Sorry about inconveniencing you, but I fell asleep, went through trap points and ate ballast."

>> No.123555  

http://www.raib.gov.uk/publications/investigation_reports/reports_2007/report132007.cfm -- "Hu? Where's the loco we were hauling?" "Over there, coming back at us!" "Come'n help me, ya sods! I can't stop it on my own!"

>> No.123556  

http://www.raib.gov.uk/publications/investigation_reports/reports_2006/report152006.cfm -- "And of course they tell us we're in the wrong b*y spot after we cut the b*y rail!"

>> No.123558  

http://www.raib.gov.uk/publications/investigation_reports/reports_2010/report062010.cfm -- "Carlisle? This is 2C31. 2C47 was right: There is a track defect between Dalston and Cummersdale. Umm... can you lend us a rerailer?"

>> No.123559  

http://www.raib.gov.uk/publications/investigation_reports/reports_2011/report132011.cfm -- "Okay, guys. Why is the front of coach 6 flatter than a dead battery?" "Would you believe the back of a lorry fell on it?"

>> No.123617  

http://www.raiu.ie/download/pdf/2014r006_waterford_rockfall.pdf -- "Why are you home early?" "Nothing to do. Road's closed. Loads of rocks all over."

>> No.123621  

http://www.taic.org.nz/ReportsandSafetyRecs/RailReports/tabid/85/ctl/Detail/mid/483/InvNumber/2012-102/Page/0/language/en-US/Default.aspx?SkinSrc=[G]skins/taicRail/skin_rail -- "Yi! Our computers just fell over and took all our signals with them!"

No.123570   [Reply]

Trains are great.

>> No.123580  


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360997 No.123550   [Reply]

Who'da thunk there was still an Aogaru (old Tokyu 5000 monocoque) in traffic? Seems Kumaden (Kumamoto Railway Co.) is only now planning to retire their set. So? Well, the type has racked up sixty years in service.



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It's being replaced with a Tokyo Metro 01 Series from the Ginza line of all things. It'd be very interesting what livery it's going to get and what pantographs will look like on it!

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Oh Arceus what. That will be interesting indeed. Much like how Choshi installed pantographs on old Eidan era Ginza Line units.

Better hope the aircon still works.
(though on the 01 and 02, that was an innovation in itself, making a ridiculously slim yet high capacity unit for its size)
Of course, ever since that ganbarou nihon bullshit happened, they probably won't be making the most of it anyway (unless Kyushu is different because it's hotter, much like Kansai didn't go to the same extent much of Tokyo's energy saving did, save for the busiest JR East lines which put the setting to 24 degrees).

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The Choshi 1000s were actually 3rd handers obtained from the now extinct Hitachi Railway, which had them pantographed. Choshi doesn't have the means to do so and all their rolling stock (except the DEKI 3) is 3rd hand. No 2nd hands. They are THAT poor. In fact, they're SO poor the 1002 in your picture went out of service a few weeks ago because they couldn't afford to maintain it.

Also, as fas as aircons go, they're back on full blast when it's too warm. Nobody gives a damn about that anymore.

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I'm guessing this goes back to the barely surviving on nure senbei thing.
On that note, I want some. Might see if I can scout it out online.

And oh goody. Was about time that happened.
The raw cooling power of the AU726 deserves more respect!
(apparently it's made by Mitsubishi Electric, which I found by raw luck)

>> No.123567  

>>123565 -- +shakes head+ If there ever was a railco that lives from hand to mouth, it just has to be Choshi.

>>123560 -- An arm panto should look good on Ginza stock, but try and imagine London Underground's D stock with one, or any panto for that matter.

>>123566 -- What the * is that AU726 made of?!?

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28818 No.123458   [Reply]

Model railroading lifehack thread?

>Buildings under construction can be a good base for burnt out/demolished buildings
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As much as I hate the term "lifehack," one of my favorite tips I've read (around when I was 5, I think) was the idea of using foil candy wrappers as colorful scrap metal loads.

>> No.123540  


>As much as I hate the term "lifehack,"

Why ever so?

>> No.123541  

That word is an utter(ed) kludge.

>> No.123544  

Besides, it's really a model railroad PROTIP.

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940778 No.123521   [Reply]

I have a few pictures again. 6, some are sideways iPhone pictures I rotated right side up, sorry. Can't really mention where these were taken as it'll point a direct map to where we are and are headed.

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Night time, added the black and white filter just to clear it up.

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Idk why that's so small. I took it off my account on a certain vagrant message board, that might be why. First time in one of these.

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I screencapped it on my phone, hopefully that rezized it.

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Ok yeah sorry for the repeat. Here's the first sideways photo. Snowy night.

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And snowy day

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Thinking of investing in a handheld game for every time this happens.

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And the last pic.

>> No.123536  


FEMA cars! I knew they were real!

>> No.123538  


It can't be, otherwise Dirty and his friends would have woken up inexplicably chained to the floor.

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1928208 No.123518   [Reply]

Well, look at what Snail just found at Proviso.

>> No.123519  

Holy crap.. I heard that a few of these still existed in the wild! Didn't know it was true though.

Any idea on why it looks so good? Did it get a fresh coat of paint, or is it just the lighting?

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Probably the sodium vapor light/the fact it was dark.

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25824 No.122920   [Reply]

Have you gents got any suggestions for tracking down an old book about model trains? I'm thinking of a black-and-white book, published around 1979, in which the author goes over the basics of model trains and describes building his railroad from a single loop and siding, to a dual loop and many sidings, then adding a trolley/mountain line.

My best idea at this point is to call my old elementary school in the incredibly unlikely event they still have it on the shelves. So far my Google-Fu isn't turning up much. Any ideas, friends?

>> No.122925  

Librarians love curiosity.

>> No.122933  

Ooh, I think my school may have this one! I will see if I can find it tomorrow.

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I loved this book.

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>> No.122956  

>>122934 yeah most trains in there were TYCOs!
but lame is the O scale size crossbuck made of popcicle stix XD

>> No.122957  


Back in those days, ya had ta make do with whatcha had! Couldn't just 3D print yourself a perfect 1/87 scale replica in your kitchen, no sir!

>> No.123005  

Kids these days, eh?

>> No.123474  

Woooo my copy I ordered off Amazon arrived today!

>> No.123517  

Snail loved it too.

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84292 No.123488   [Reply]

Oh, dear...

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Csxt always does it better.

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