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 No.5112[Reply]

Does anyone here use this?
I just signed up yesterday afternoon and was wondering if it takes a few days to be approved?

 No.5118

So what is this? Some people try to update the position of trains in real time?

 No.5129

>>5118

Basically it picks up on the real railroad transmissions on train locations, signal positions and routes lined up, makes it easier to railfan when you can see exactly where the trains are.

 No.5131

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OP here.

There are people who run servers that send the data to you so you don't need to have your own onsite radio. You can use a radio to receive when in the field and send the data to the laptop to show up on the display.

Its neat being able to see whats going on in NW Indiana in real time.

There are also Rules you can assign to do things when say a block is occupied or a signal is given.

I have some rules that mimics the 3 different approach bells that used to be in State Line Tower.

 No.5173

Will this work with an RTL-SDR?

I've always wanted to do this but I don't want to hack my scanner up to install a discriminator tap.



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 No.5168[Reply]

Had this sent to me looking for help identifying the location. Look familiar to anyone?

>"This nice photo is captioned as being in LA. But if it IS in LA it has to be on Pacific Electric tracks. That's where I completely struck out.


I am not all that familiar with Oakland but the 1948 time frame would seem to indicate Oakland as a better possibility. Those kids are now in their 80s if still alive."


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 No.4960[Reply]

All of the drivers who did an excellent job in breaking the existing World Record of 269 kms travelled in 24 hours, and setting a new World Record of 330 kms and 669 m in twenty four hours (881 laps and 294m). A great tribute to an excellent locomotive designed and built by Andries Keyser. Also a sincere thanks to the drivers who came from far and wide to help with this fantastic feat!!
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 No.4971

So how's the garden gauge scene in South Africa outside of this?

 No.4973

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Back in January 1961 some like minded gentlemen formed a club called “Pretoria Live steam Club/Pretoria stoomtrekkragklub” which operated from their garages, building trains.

Many years later i.e. 1985 it was announced that a site was made available by the then, Verwoerdburg Municipality for the enthusiasts to exercise their hobby and attracting public interest.

The club announced it's official opening as "Meerpark" on 12 June 1993. The club now known as Centurion Society of Model Engineers boasts an attractive site with a track of just under 900m where trains trail through a beautiful landscape including tunnels, bridges and over lakes.

 No.4974

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The track consists of multigauge ground level track of 3.5", 5" and 7.25" tracks. The track comprises two circular loops, the shorter of the two is about 450 metres long, while the longer is about 850 metres long. The total running surface of the track is almost 1,6 km's. The vertical height difference between the highest and lowest points in the track work is 5 metres. The average ruling gradient/s is 1:100 to 1:80, although there is a section of track which is graded to 1:50 for approx 60 metres.

 No.4975

It is called model steam clubs… but yes we have a few clubs in every major city … google

 No.5139

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I misread kms as kmh at first. I was thinking "how they heck do they hold on if it's kmh?"



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 No.5127[Reply]

How many of you have You Tube channels?

 No.5128


 No.5130

Si



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 No.5078[Reply]

 No.5115

Did they back trace it with the Cyber Police?

 No.5119

So, what exactly happened? Because the way it's written it seems like the car broke a coupler and then kept rolling.

If that's the case, that's uuuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh bad

 No.5120

>>5119
It doesn't work that way. The train went into emergency when it came apart. Still, a broken knuckle in a passenger train is pathetic.



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 No.5079[Reply]

Watch her as she completes her first trial run in 7 years, what a sight! A huge thank you to the Apple Express Workshop and our volunteers, for their dedication and commitment to keep the loco and the carriages in magnificent condition, restoring them to a mint condition, for you to enjoy. Book your seat at www.appleexpresstrain.co.za to experience a piece of History.
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 No.5107

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NG15 No 119 is captured here arriving at Billson - between Humansdorp and Assegaibos - during the Geoff Cooke 2009 Tour. Photograph: Nerina Skuy

 No.5108

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Our current steam locomotive undergoing a full restoration at present at the Humewood Depot. There is something so special about narrow gauge steam! Is'nt she a beauty?

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 No.5116

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 No.5117

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 No.4539[Reply]

This had to be a team effort.

 No.4540

You're a bit late to the party - we've discussed this act of (admittedly, really cool) vandalism.

See >4510 onwards.

 No.5055

Speaking of team efforts, did everyone here see "Dead Freight" from Breaking Bad? It made me wonder if there really are dead zones that the train tracks pass through. Nowadays it may be the case that no matter where the tracks are there will always be the ability to communicate, like how no matter the size of the sphere, if it has a particular cylinder-shaped area removed, the remaining sphere will be the same volume:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=J51ncHP_BrY - "The Napkin Ring Problem - YouTube"

 No.5062

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I saw your post hammy, and at once I thought of this:

https://youtu.be/rQ6J-foG-f4

You have been freaked out.

 No.5093

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So late to the game, it's already been repainted



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 No.5048[Reply]

Here a trio of ex-Queensland diesels locally classed as 35-800's arrive at Bellville with a extra long empty coal wagon train from Saldanha, while 4x 35-000's are working a loaded coal train out of the Bellville yard.

 No.5049

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 No.5050

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 No.4976[Reply]

A memorial for the greatest man in raillroading
RIP in peace
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 No.4987

>>4984

csx-sucks is still going? Last time I checked that website YEARS ago, it didn't look like anything new had been added.

 No.4991

>>4987
The website itself says it hasn't been updated in 12 years.

 No.5005

I wonder how involved he was in the BC Rail "Railgate" affair.

 No.5024

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Even hunter influences MSI.

 No.5036

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Is it me, or does Mr.Foote look a little bewildered for the official company picture?

https://amp.news4jax.com/news/csx-names-new-ceo



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 No.4980[Reply]

I hear it was somebody's last day.

 No.4981

>>4980
Was is ever confirmed that it was an employee and not just actual vandalism?



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