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by mtoney
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Radio and Communications
Topic: What handheld was NS using in mid/late 1990's
Replies: 2
Views: 3476

Re: What handheld was NS using in mid/late 1990's

Now if i could just find one to buy at a reasonable price. Be nice if it had the red case like the one I had did. That radio received better than any scanners I have owned thru the years.
by mtoney
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Radio and Communications
Topic: What handheld was NS using in mid/late 1990's
Replies: 2
Views: 3476

What handheld was NS using in mid/late 1990's

Does anybody remember what handhelds NS was using back in 1997/1998? I can only vaguely remember the one I had other than it was way better than the new ones they were switching over to. Those could barely tone up dispatch, where as my old red colored Motorola MT500 maybe? had no problem toning up d...
by mtoney
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Canadian National/Illinois Central and Grand Trunk Western
Topic: How long will the SD70 "death stars" continue to rome?
Replies: 1
Views: 3129

How long will the SD70 "death stars" continue to rome?

Wondering how long CN will leave the IC SD70's in the "death star" paint scheme? They make a natural good looking heritage unit, although most could use a good bath these days from the pics I see. They do seem to stay together as well with many double or tripple headed consists, but not always. Post...
by mtoney
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Radio and Communications
Topic: Antenna For Stealth Scanning
Replies: 16
Views: 10924

Re: Antenna For Stealth Scanning

SInce I both live in Indiana and am a licensed Ham radio operator, I will chime in despite the age of the post. When I first started railfanning at 16, we got around the scanner crap by just having RR freq's in our scanners. That kept most officers happy. I usually railfanned with a couple other you...
by mtoney
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: American Locomotive Company - ALCO
Topic: Reason(s) for Demise of ALCO
Replies: 24
Views: 11647

Re: Reason(s) for Demise of ALCO

Alco had a good foot hold in the switcher market, but the early teething problems with the 244 put them way behind the 8 ball market share wise with the cab units and road switchers. Had Alco properly beta tested the 244 or skipped that and got 251 project to fruitation much sooner(again with proper...
by mtoney
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: New York, Susquehanna & Western - Past and Present
Topic: Horn locations on C430 #3000
Replies: 4
Views: 1110

Re: Horn locations on C430 #3000

Here is the pic of her, sans rear horn but not yet with pilot stripes
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by mtoney
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: New York, Susquehanna & Western - Past and Present
Topic: Horn locations on C430 #3000
Replies: 4
Views: 1110

Re: Horn locations on C430 #3000

I have a pic at home, at work now, that shows 3000 without the pilot stripes and no rear horn, just the 3 chime above the engineer's window(that must suck noise wise)
by mtoney
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: New York, Susquehanna & Western - Past and Present
Topic: Horn locations on C430 #3000
Replies: 4
Views: 1110

Horn locations on C430 #3000

I am getting a brass C430 ready for paint. I am modeling her as she was prior to pilot baricade striping and after the rear facing horn back by the radiators was removed. But with all 3 trumpets of the front horn(above the engineer's front window)facing forward, was there still a rear facing horn so...
by mtoney
Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:49 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Clarendon & Pittsford 306 roof details
Replies: 2
Views: 1402

Clarendon & Pittsford 306 roof details

I have a question on CLP #306's roof details. From video on youtube and pics there is something white in color centered on the cab roof behind the horn. Is this a radio antenna or a white strobe light. I am leaning toward an antenna as no other VTR engines have any extra lighting beyond head lighs/d...
by mtoney
Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: What's the deal with train shows these days?
Replies: 26
Views: 9296

Re: What's the deal with train shows these days?

One also has to look at who is putting on the show and what crowd of people they are trying to entice to attend. Take the Great Train Expo that has shows all over the country, its geared mainily toward the family, one with money however. The trains I saw at the Indianapolis show this past month, wer...
by mtoney
Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: Nice Hallmark brass HO scale GP18
Replies: 5
Views: 3117

Re: Nice Hallmark brass HO scale GP18

Thank you for the post, here is a couple of my other Susquehanna items. First up is an Athearn caboose painted by Greenway Products and an Bev-Bel custom Athearn quad hopper. I am hoping to find an Alco models brass C430 to paint up. Trying to keep all of my motive power older brass imports. I have ...
by mtoney
Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: Nice Hallmark brass HO scale GP18
Replies: 5
Views: 3117

Re: Nice Hallmark brass HO scale GP18

Thank you, here is a couple of my Susquehanna cars, an Athearn caboose done by Greenway products and a Bev-Bel custom Athearn quad hopper. I have a Tenshodo GP20 in the process of becoming a yellow jacket. Just did the frame stripping tonight. Need to get the shell primed and ready for paint this we...
by mtoney
Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: Nice Hallmark brass HO scale GP18
Replies: 5
Views: 3117

Nice Hallmark brass HO scale GP18

Here is a picture of my Hallmark GP18 painted up for Susquehanna. The drive has had some upgrades, and while still noisy, runs smoothly with no stalling. Eventualy the beacon will work as well. Mike
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by mtoney
Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: New York, Susquehanna & Western - Past and Present
Topic: Starting a small NYS&W layout, questions
Replies: 2
Views: 5615

Re: Starting a small NYS&W layout, questions

Here is a pic of my Prime beacon light that is the same as used on the GP18's and D8-40b's back in the late 80's. Also a few pics of the layout under construction. Last pic is of my wife's xmas present, she is a C&O/Chessie fan, so this old Alco models RSD7 is getting the full as delivered C&O paint...
by mtoney
Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: New York, Susquehanna & Western - Past and Present
Topic: Starting a small NYS&W layout, questions
Replies: 2
Views: 5615

Re: Starting a small NYS&W layout, questions

I stopped in at the LHS and picked up two Susquehanna Athearn blue box cars, one is a Bev-Bel yellow 4 bay coal hopper and the other is a greenway products bay window caboose in the bumblebee colors. That was all they in the home colors. I know Accurail has a hopper and I have seen others in the Sus...

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