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by Dieter
Sat Oct 25, 2014 7:29 am
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: FALLER AMS & AURORA THUNDERJET SLOTS -- COMPATIBLE?
Replies: 0
Views: 2147

FALLER AMS & AURORA THUNDERJET SLOTS -- COMPATIBLE?

I'm adding Thunderjet 500 slot cars to the layout for the animated effect of moving vehicular traffic. No racing, just slow moving cars going in each direction, would like to run multiple provided they don't crash into each other. Question if anyone knows; I know the cars are compatible but are Fall...
by Dieter
Sat Oct 25, 2014 7:24 am
Forum: New York Central
Topic: Mel Gibson's father worked on the Hudson Division?
Replies: 12
Views: 5157

Re: Mel Gibson's father worked on the Hudson Division?

To add to the legend of the Gibsons; the family lived in Verplanck, the only town on the Hudson where the tracks do NOT run along the river's edge. the people there are referred to as "Pointers" and to be a Pointer, you have to have been born there or in nearby Peekskill hospital. Verplanck was orig...
by Dieter
Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:09 am
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: Atlas Flex Track
Replies: 8
Views: 4332

Re: Atlas Flex Track

It makes me glad I bought extra when I did. All my Atlas says "Made in USA", New Jersey, to be precise. The only foreign made Flex I ever had that was of any quality was when AHM made some and of course, ROCO when available. Model Power is awful stuff to work with and cut. To stretch what I have, I ...
by Dieter
Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Major derailment @ Spuyten Duyvil
Replies: 890
Views: 145288

Re: Major derailment @ Spuyten Duyvil

The Union now has the fodder to make a case to reinstate a second person in the cab of a train. I'm sure a lot of operators at this stage would prefer to work alone but in the interest of "Safety First", as we have seen all too often, anything can happen. An aircraft with anything from a handful of ...
by Dieter
Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:43 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Major derailment @ Spuyten Duyvil
Replies: 890
Views: 145288

Re: Major derailment @ Spuyten Duyvil

OK, it made the first story on NBC Nightly News tonight. The poor engineer is now saying he "Zoned Out", experts say he may have had a form of highway hypnosis. One way or the other, if he ditzed out for any period of time, why didn't the Dead Man kick in? A shift change to 5 AM and fatigue may have...
by Dieter
Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:41 am
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Push Pull
Replies: 64
Views: 12912

Re: Push Pull

johndmuller, those piston like objects at the chassis ends on European coaches are called BUFFERS and to absorb the shock of impact, I think they're a brilliant idea to help prevent telescoping in a wreck. An interesting link on contemporary Euro buffers; http://crashtechnology.eu/" onclick="window....
by Dieter
Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:15 am
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Push Pull
Replies: 64
Views: 12912

Re: Push Pull

Push-Pull is indeed perfectly safe. Yes, it's utilized all over the world today. But our fears become reality as basic physics comes into play when the lightweight cars leave the track on a curve while being pushed by a heavier locomotive. The momentum of the locomotive at the rear comes into play e...
by Dieter
Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:58 am
Forum: New York Central
Topic: THE COMPANY CHRISTMAS CARD -- 2013
Replies: 0
Views: 1732

THE COMPANY CHRISTMAS CARD -- 2013

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Their Graphics Department closed a long time ago, so what the hey?
To all RR.Net New York Central enthusiasts everywhere, MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HANUKKAH and I wish you all a HAPPY, HEALTHY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!
Best Regards,
Dieter/
by Dieter
Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: INTERESTED IN THIS AS A KIT?
Replies: 5
Views: 2179

INTERESTED IN THIS AS A KIT?

SOUND OFF!

If you could get a kit in the scale of your choice, not quite appearing like a cartoon --

Would you like to add this oddity to your layout for a little tongue in cheek fun?

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LARD LAD DONUTS from The Simpsons.......
by Dieter
Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:13 am
Forum: Canadian Passenger Operations: AMT, Go Transit, VIA, etc.
Topic: VIA CHALEUR SERVICE BUSSED EAST OF MATAPEDIA
Replies: 11
Views: 5282

VIA CHALEUR SERVICE BUSSED EAST OF MATAPEDIA

From VIA RAIL CANADA; Temporary replacement of the Matapedia / Gaspé train by bus services Thursday, 22 December 2011 MONTREAL – As a preventive measure, VIA Rail Canada will redirect passengers on board the Montreal / Gaspé train service onto motorcoaches for the Matapedia / Gaspé leg of the trip, ...
by Dieter
Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: Dream models that you hope will be manufactured
Replies: 75
Views: 14076

Re: Dream models that you hope will be manufactured

A shallow front model of Grand Central in New York. Canadian Kits; B/A Gas Station (1960's) Sobey's super market Modern CN Station The "O" Gauge Plasticville Turnpike Interchange Toll Booth in "HO" which was promised by Bachmann several years ago, but which never materialized. For Walther's to issue...
by Dieter
Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: Midwestern Railfan
Topic: Laura Wreck 1903-1906?
Replies: 3
Views: 3586

Re: Laura Wreck 1903-1906?

How far was the wreck site that the Indianapolis papers carried it?

Was it nearby or was the crew from Indianapolis and many casualties?

Thanks!

Dieter/
by Dieter
Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: Penn Central
Topic: The PC maiting worms logo
Replies: 16
Views: 14299

Re: The PC maiting worms logo

If you think the logo is "Cheesy" or "Cheap", you must have thought the same of 50's deco design, because that's clearly where it's creation is rooted. It was in Italics to promote the concept of SPEED. It was interlocked to promote UNITY between two corporations merged. It was SLEEK to evoke a sens...
by Dieter
Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: Walthers' yearly name trains...
Replies: 32
Views: 6311

Re: Walthers next trainset announcement

I'd like to see the Phoebe Snow too, but I don't think that will be likely before we see;

The North Coast Limited

The City Of New Orleans

The Southern Crescent

Burlington Zephyr

Seeing the bias from the manufacturer towards their home region, my money is on The North Coast Limited next.

D/
by Dieter
Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: New York Central
Topic: Central In Inclement Weather?
Replies: 5
Views: 2138

Central In Inclement Weather?

Metro North shutdown cold during Hurricane Irene. Metro North shutdown cold during a blizzard this past season. Anyone have any information regarding how the New York Central handled these kinds of weather conditions? Outside of a blizzard socking in the Putnam Division in 1947(?), I've never heard ...

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