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Chris333

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Runnin' trains
« on: April 03, 2007, 01:54:05 AM »
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For what ever reason I cleaned off the tons of junk from my big(ger) layout today and ran trains for the first time in about 2 years ::)  I've still been modeling just not running them, forgot how much fun it was.

This is my try at recording it:
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Shots include:
2-6-2 with 112:1 gear ratio running at 3/4 full speed.
Camelback with still not finished PAX cars.
FA's pulling a nice sized train.
Berkshire & Mikado pulling the same train (had to see if they could ;) )
2-8-0 with a short train.


Using a camera to shot video plus factor in youtube plus no scenery on the layout equals the video isn't that great, but oh well.  :D

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Re: Runnin' trains
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2007, 02:17:29 AM »
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It is what it is, Chris, and you should run those puppies more often.  (Some good-looking motive power there, in case that thought hadn't occurred to you. ;) )

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Re: Runnin' trains
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2007, 03:40:26 AM »
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Here is a better run-by of the steam doubleheader. I tried to make this one look like something, stuck a tree in the background and put another train on the bridge so the camera would focus on it  before the moving train showed up. This is the only few inches of scenery on the layout since I needed to work it in before installing the bridge.

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If your on dial up click it and leave it be till it up loads, then start it over and watch. In the bottom right corner of the player is a button to make it full screen.

BTW this bridge is down the street from me in Niles OH, I spent a few hours one day with a tape measure. In 1964 a ore train from Cleveland to Youngstown derailed and took out East bound bridge. By then it was EL, so instead of replacing the bridge they installed spring switches on each end of the remaining bridge.
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/el/dwg/24A-16000.gif

Ohio Central still uses the remaining bridge to get cars full of sand to the GE light bulb plant.

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Re: Runnin' trains
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2007, 07:38:17 AM »
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Fantastic stuff.  The bridge model is excellent.  Although, on the first couple old-timey trains, wouldn't that have been a wooden trestle?

The big steam is fantastic.  More, MORE!!

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Re: Runnin' trains
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2007, 07:45:45 AM »
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Nice videos, love the double headed steam.

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Re: Runnin' trains
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2007, 08:06:29 AM »
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Although, on the first couple old-timey trains, wouldn't that have been a wooden trestle?

That is what my other pile of layouts is for. Still have my 1915 era shelf layout and 2x4 logging layout around here somewhere.


But still that is an old bridge. Here is the one a couple hundred feet away in 1913:

And the other side in 1909:

This drawing is dated 1928:
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/el/dwg/55-10421-216.gif


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Re: Runnin' trains
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2007, 09:09:33 AM »
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For what ever reason I cleaned off the tons of junk from my big(ger) layout today and ran trains for the first time in about 2 years ::)  I've still been modeling just not running them, forgot how much fun it was.


Now THAT is good news!  What the video doesn't show is on either side of the accurately modeled bridge is a stunningly accurate rendition in the making of the Erie through Niles, OH.  The equal of anything you've seen in MRP over the years.  And the reason I needle him every now and then to stop the Z scale flights of fancy and get back to the "real" layout.   ;D  It is SO much fun to just set 'em and watch 'em run every now and then.  Good for the soul.   :)

Do you have a photo of the Erie GB with the steel coil covers you can share?

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Re: Runnin' trains
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2007, 12:30:13 PM »
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I think this comment from a youtube member sums up my sentiments exactly:

"That's the dumbest train I ever saw. My trains are way faster that that crap. "

On second thought... :-*
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Re: Runnin' trains
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2007, 01:13:38 PM »
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I think this comment from a youtube member sums up my sentiments exactly:

"That's the dumbest train I ever saw. My trains are way faster that that crap. "

On second thought... :-*

Hmmm.  I guess the WGH effort is coming up short at conveying the nuances of our hobby to the public.   ;)

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Re: Runnin' trains
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2007, 02:25:08 PM »
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Those steamers are beautiful. Wow. You're modeling really is something else.
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Re: Runnin' trains
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2007, 04:22:05 PM »
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The person who left the comment is a friend of mine, if you click on his video you'll see I got him first.  ;)

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Re: Runnin' trains
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2007, 04:40:35 PM »
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Steve:


Just a MT car with Red Caboose coil covers.

http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/el/frt/erie50154adb.jpg

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Re: Runnin' trains
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2007, 05:46:39 PM »
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These PAX cars, tell me more.
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Re: Runnin' trains
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2007, 06:07:33 PM »
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Just a MT car with Red Caboose coil covers.


Couldn't tell from the video but I thought it might be one of those funky corrugated coil hoods they had.  It would be just like you to build some.   ;D  Great work as usual.  Thanks.

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Re: Runnin' trains
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2007, 06:45:18 PM »
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Excellent work, Chris333, I loved the variety of cars in the consist. Excellent work. Frank
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