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  • Discussion related to everything about model railroading, from layout design and planning, to reviews of related model tools and equipment. Discussion includes O, S, HO, N and Z, as well as narrow gauge topics. Also includes discussion of traditional "toy train" and "collector" topics such as Lionel, American Flyer, Marx, and others. Also includes discussion of outdoor garden railways and live steamers.
Discussion related to everything about model railroading, from layout design and planning, to reviews of related model tools and equipment. Discussion includes O, S, HO, N and Z, as well as narrow gauge topics. Also includes discussion of traditional "toy train" and "collector" topics such as Lionel, American Flyer, Marx, and others. Also includes discussion of outdoor garden railways and live steamers.

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  by green_elite_cab
 
Former Penn Central SEPTA Silverliner IIIs glide into a station behind the camera. Still gotta finish my catenary!

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  by 3rdrail
 
With a hard working construction crew in the foreground ripping up an old Readville Yard ancient bumper on the Dedham Line, a New Haven three-train RDC consist picks up it's passengers for the early morning run to Franklin. In the rear are various engines about to be worked inside the Readville Shops. (The EP-5 Rectifier on Track 1 is a hallucination.)
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  by daylight4449
 
sullivan1985 wrote:Do videos count?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2bs8kDTJi0

This is the birth of my Modern Erie Lackawanna.
seeing that i can't see the video from school, can i assume that there are SD70s in El paint?
and just to be inquisitive, could i take a pic of my DPLS class mike with the coach i have painted, and pose it next to the station i'm working on? i'm going to work on the station walls today, as well as painting my alco PA-1 in skemil colors
  by sullivan1985
 
daylight4449 wrote:seeing that i can't see the video from school, can i assume that there are SD70s in El paint?
and just to be inquisitive, could i take a pic of my DPLS class mike with the coach i have painted, and pose it next to the station i'm working on? i'm going to work on the station walls today, as well as painting my alco PA-1 in skemil colors
No 70MAC's yet. As of now, a pair of 80MAC's and a lone C44-9W.
  by 3rdrail
 
Was that Lee Marvin and Ernest Borgnine riding in that boxcar that I saw ? Nice work, Cosmo. I was imagining the wheel squeel going through that tight curve to the bridge. Does that rack stay outdoors during the winter ? Can you operate in snow ? How do you clear the rails if the answer is yes ?
  by daylight4449
 
sullivan1985 wrote:
daylight4449 wrote:seeing that i can't see the video from school, can i assume that there are SD70s in El paint?
and just to be inquisitive, could i take a pic of my DPLS class mike with the coach i have painted, and pose it next to the station i'm working on? i'm going to work on the station walls today, as well as painting my alco PA-1 in skemil colors
No 70MAC's yet. As of now, a pair of 80MAC's and a lone C44-9W.
just saw the video. love the racoon mask on the windshield
  by Cosmo
 
3rdrail wrote:Was that Lee Marvin and Ernest Borgnine riding in that boxcar that I saw ? Nice work, Cosmo. I was imagining the wheel squeel going through that tight curve to the bridge. Does that rack stay outdoors during the winter ? Can you operate in snow ? How do you clear the rails if the answer is yes ?
Yes, they were all there, in 1/29th,... Keith Carridine too!
What you saw, (minus the trains themselves,) stays out year round. I have a snow plow kit on order, too late for tomorow's storm, unfortunately. I hope to someday add a live steam plow-train video to this collection.
Thanks, and I'm glad you liked it! :D
  by 3rdrail
 
That sounds really exciting. I'm happy with my indoor set-up now, but if I had it to do all over again, I'd look at that set-up that you have. The snow clearing sounds like a blast. I'd build a couple of snow sheds and power a rotary and blade plow end to end in the middle of the night. Follow it with a 1800's passenger consist getting through for Christmas ! Be sure to have a guy on a flat car with a shotgun to blast away the icicles in the snow shed ! Man o' man - what videos you could get with one of those train carried cameras !
  by Cosmo
 
Nice idea, the camera,...
I could probably put my Fuji Digital-SLR on a flatcar. ;)
  by 3rdrail
 
They carry miniature ones now that you mount right in one of the cars. It directly sends the video to a TV set. You can record it or do anything you want with it. I understand that they have come down in price considerably. Most of the larger shows have a demonstration. If you're going to West Springfield in three weeks, they'll have one on display. I didn't think that I would like it too much when I first heard about it, but when I saw it in action, I realized that it gives an entirely different perspective to viewing your trains. It's more like being on board than watching a layout. It's also good for troubleshooting.
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