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Author Topic: bit quiet here? Come in and chat some - American Railroads  (Read 5318 times)

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Re: bit quiet here? Come in and chat some - American Railroads
« Reply #75 on: December 06, 2018, 05:34:57 PM »
The precursor to the Southern Railway of Vancouver Island was the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway which was a subsidiary of the CPR. I happen to own an E&N GP38 (Atlas) as follows.



Graham, your living on VI, a model logging railway would be a possibility for you.

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Yeah, the E&N technically still owns most of Nanaimo even though it doesn't exist (the deeds for our house are E&N deeds!).  As for a logging railroad I'd have to buy a Shay or two (there's a nice one parked next to the highway in Duncan and 0-6-0T outside the sawmill in Chemainus.

I'm not sure how much its used or even if it still is but there's a railbarge loading facility at the yard in Nanaimo that I would love to see in use.

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Re: bit quiet here? Come in and chat some - American Railroads
« Reply #76 on: December 11, 2018, 02:02:58 PM »
Hi, Does anybody know how high the Kato American style low platforms are? They include compensation for the height of Unitrack.
Looking to buy some strip wood the correct height  :hmmm:

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Re: bit quiet here? Come in and chat some - American Railroads
« Reply #77 on: December 11, 2018, 05:58:50 PM »
Hi 47,

 I'm in work so can't measure, but you might find what you need on this page

http://www.sumidacrossing.org/ModelTrains/PassengerPlatforms/

they're Japanese platforms btw :) and they work great with unitrack

 

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