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Re: bit quiet here? Come in and chat some - American Railroads
« Reply #60 on: June 03, 2018, 10:09:20 PM »
Hi Hiawatha, Thank you for the follow up information. Now that I've read though it, it makes sense the train would have power cars, enabling the Union Pacific to employ any motive power available to pull the train. The power cars take the place of HEP equipment on passenger locomotives. 

The Norfolk Southern F9's assigned to the NS OCS train have HEP (Head End Power) which is actually an auxiliary diesel engine that drives a auxiliary generator to power all the electrical needs of the passenger cars. The exhaust for the HEP is on the roof at the rear of the locomotive, they look like giant automobile exhaust mufflers.
 


Both F9A's have HEP equipment, the F7B's do not have HEP equipment.

Cheers,
Rich S.

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Re: bit quiet here? Come in and chat some - American Railroads
« Reply #61 on: June 12, 2018, 05:37:43 AM »
Have recently completed another scratchbuilt US outline building with appropriate updates in my "On my workbench" thread in case you missed it (as its not in the "American N" section).....
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=36373.75

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Re: bit quiet here? Come in and chat some - American Railroads
« Reply #62 on: June 12, 2018, 11:22:00 PM »
Have recently completed another scratchbuilt US outline building with appropriate updates in my "On my workbench" thread in case you missed it (as its not in the "American N" section).....
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=36373.75


Hi 70000, Thank you for the link. That is a very nice build of a Lines East Pennsy interlocking tower, great job.
Cheers,
Rich S.

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Re: bit quiet here? Come in and chat some - American Railroads
« Reply #63 on: August 11, 2018, 05:15:57 PM »
Hi all - hope you are well and still modelling and enjoying life!

Itís been a long hot summer here in Scotland but Iím now sitting in the train shed for s few precious moments, contemplating how best to make the lift bridge connection that will allow completion of the round-the-walls loop off the main Portobello and Joppa North Sea Coastal Railroad.

In other news, various daughters have succeeded in exam things, and the tortoise has had a great time in the heat. My wife is entering a mental no-mans land as a daughter prepares to move out to student life, and I foresee some troubled days ahead for her!

I see that dats has himself flitted to a new railroad world and others have progressed their empires,  so I need to do some catching up!

Iím a good bit fitter than when I last reported in as I spent a week cycling up the biggest mountains in the Pyrenees with my brother as a reward for him recovering to that level after a stroke from a couple of years ago, and Iím now spending precious modelling time keeping the fitness up. Iím sure that wonít last though!

Iíll be back soon

Donald

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Re: bit quiet here? Come in and chat some - American Railroads
« Reply #64 on: August 11, 2018, 10:27:38 PM »


Iím a good bit fitter than when I last reported in as I spent a week cycling up the biggest mountains in the Pyrenees with my brother as a reward for him recovering to that level after a stroke from a couple of years ago,

Donald

Was that you on the telly Donald? the guy with the white shirt with the red dots?  ;)
Glad to hear you are back at it though, hoping to get in the shed this winter myself, seems to be a long, long time since I did any of my own stuff.

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Re: bit quiet here? Come in and chat some - American Railroads
« Reply #65 on: August 12, 2018, 12:16:35 PM »
This is a trip round the Quinton Line as viewed from just behind the loco. Maybe a hoboís eye view.



Hope this of interest even though it is the wrong scale and I hope the mods donít mind me going off scale for a couple of posts.

Very nice. Impressive amount of engineering gone into forming the track bed. Hope you havenít set the garden alight with stray sparks during this long drought summer.

Donald

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Re: bit quiet here? Come in and chat some - American Railroads
« Reply #66 on: August 12, 2018, 12:32:20 PM »
Was that you on the telly Donald? the guy with the white shirt with the red dots?  ;)

lol

the weather when we were there was so bad that I think the TV crews had been washed away, together with some of the roads and bridges.  We were persistently and consistently wet, although never really cold apart from at the tops of the  high passes.  The approach to the top of the Tourmalet still had snow piled up above head height and it was foggy, raining, and about 7 centigrade.  Generally it took us nearly as long to get down a mountain as to sweat our way up, as it was so wet, and the roads strewn with debris.  Luckily we were camping, so we could never quite get dry, and so didn't need to fret overmuch about the wet (wrinkly feet for a week was a bit much though)... ::)

I was surprised to see that the climb up the Aubisque still featured in the TdF this year, as when we were there we couldn't get to it (and others) due to landslips:aubisque road collapse June2018

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Re: bit quiet here? Come in and chat some - American Railroads
« Reply #67 on: August 12, 2018, 01:49:46 PM »
This is a trip round the Quinton Line as viewed from just behind the loco. Maybe a hoboís eye view.



Hope this of interest even though it is the wrong scale and I hope the mods donít mind me going off scale for a couple of posts.


Very nice. Impressive amount of engineering gone into forming the track bed. Hope you havenít set the garden alight with stray sparks during this long drought summer.

Donald


Nope - running diesels




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Re: bit quiet here? Come in and chat some - American Railroads
« Reply #68 on: August 13, 2018, 08:14:07 PM »
Nice.
Always best with diesels.

Donald

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Re: bit quiet here? Come in and chat some - American Railroads
« Reply #69 on: December 02, 2018, 07:02:00 PM »
Ooh look, itís now nearly 4 months later...

Iíd like to thank you guys here on the Americana threads for keeping on posting - Iím reading but not saying much atm. But I like what you say!

Iíve managed to complete my Ďround the shedí extra loop and am pondering how best to address my Ďcrawl underí section to allow for the future...

My immediate future involves another of those Ďbig birthdaysí and my brother advises that that brings with it a new digital camera, so hopefully the Christmas period will allow me to bring some updates to the Portobello and Joppa North Sea Coastal Railroad.

Keep posting!

Donald

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Re: bit quiet here? Come in and chat some - American Railroads
« Reply #70 on: December 04, 2018, 10:16:20 PM »
Hi Donald.

Great to hear from you!  :wave:
Wait, I'm the one not posting often.  :hmmm:
I'm looking forward to seeing the P&JNSC RR update!!

Dats
Best regards with my annoying moving signature.
  :drool: Dats  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxMwG2GNX3Va9AFLRaNH5xw

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Re: bit quiet here? Come in and chat some - American Railroads
« Reply #71 on: December 05, 2018, 08:48:03 AM »
I've had a pretty rubbish year and not touched my train stuff ata all, hoping to get back to it in the new year and perhaps do some modelling again!

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Re: bit quiet here? Come in and chat some - American Railroads
« Reply #72 on: December 05, 2018, 08:50:24 AM »
Personally, I can't wait!  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: bit quiet here? Come in and chat some - American Railroads
« Reply #73 on: December 05, 2018, 05:27:39 PM »
hopefully I'll be posting more soon too, its been a hectic year, but pretty much settled in BC now.  The only downside I can see with Vancouver Island is that there is only one occasional train on the island, luckily it runs in Nanaimo (where I live!) so at least I see a train occasionally.  Unfortunately I've not even had time to get out and take pics (it is rather unpredictable)  Mainly propane tanks, but it runs alongside the main highway through town and across a bunch of grade crossings downtown so there should be some great oldy worldy photo ops (its slow too).  Given that Nanaimo is small, I can hear the SVI (Southern Railway of Vancouver Island (its a raillink subsidiary) blow for the crossing almost everywhere in town (from my house even), its normally a GP9 and SD38 paired that I see.  Anyhow, hopefully over the holidays they'll run and I'll get a chance to take some pics.

Graham

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Re: bit quiet here? Come in and chat some - American Railroads
« Reply #74 on: December 05, 2018, 10:43:46 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.

Webbo

 

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