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Robbman

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Trinity RD4 roster...
« on: November 09, 2007, 11:21:00 PM »
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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2007, 12:50:34 AM »
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Some of these make sense geographically, but where do ALMX, NCUX, etc operate?

I know on videos of CSX on the old Clinchfield, L&N, most of the coal trains have cars
similar to these...


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Re: Trinity RD4 roster...
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2007, 01:30:44 AM »
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My question is similar - does anyone who hauls these private roads and even where the BNSF ones operate from?
Are they all out of the Powder River Basin?
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Re: Trinity RD4 roster...
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2007, 03:00:04 PM »
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A thought about the BNSF Powerbar schemes that Walthers and now FVM appear to be doing.  There has been some question (in some folks mind, no question) about the accuracy of Walthers' schemes on these cars.  Outside of recent discussions revolving around the FVM announcement, I've searched and found previous Walthers-induced discussion about several of the schemes being "foobies", including C&NW (which were commented to be RD2's...or "RD3's" even) and NS (which are either 6" or 8" shorter), among others.  I'm not arguing those points, just a little background.

If the roster info is right (and I believe it to be so) then there are no post-BNSF-Powerbar scheme RD4's unless BNSF repainted them.  Well, the cars are aluminum and are unpainted insofar as BNSF cars go.  My point is, as far as my research and knowledge extend, BNSF has never sandblasted any of their coal cars for the purpose of applying a new paint scheme/logo.  The few that have been "repainted" were due to wrecks (the mineral red BNSF bethgons like LBF did...of which there are only a couple) or the black BN cars that were an experiment trying to keep the coal from freezing together.  While it wouldn't surprise me if BNSF did a silver patch over a circle loge and applied their new identity, to my knowledge they haven't yet done that on any coal cars.

So that's a long-winded way of saying I think the BNSF Powerbar RD4's are foobies, too.  :P  Conversely, the older BNSF scheme is definitely valid...I found several pics last night from my collection.  I'll try to post some later.

Honestly, I say go for it with the foobie schemes.  I think in n-scale you can call these "rapid discharge modern coal hoppers" instead of RD4's and you'll survive.  LBF (now Huberts) talked about Autofloods years ago but jeez that could be many more years before that is reality if ever.  Maybe FVM has plans to do an RD2 as well, but I'm pretty sure they'd be smart enough to figure out the correct schemes if they're going to that much trouble and it will be a non-issue.  (It really is anyway a non-issue anyway, since they didn't ask me!  :D

Heck, as long as FVM gets my TXUX cars done, I don't care if they release a Warbonnet RD4!!!   ;D  Bring on the Pennsy Keystones!!!   :-X
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Re: Trinity RD4 roster...
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2007, 03:32:21 PM »
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My question is similar - does anyone who hauls these private roads and even where the BNSF ones operate from?
Are they all out of the Powder River Basin?

I know the BNSF cars operate out of the PRB to probably any destination, although likely focused on plants that typically receive rapid discharge cars.  The TXUX cars operate on BNSF as follows:
C NAMKBB E KBBNAM (TXUX) North Antelope Mine (NA), Wyoming to Big Brown (Fairfield), TX
C BKMKBB E KBBBKM (TXUX) Buckskin Mine (JJ), Wyoming to Big Brown (Fairfield), TX
C CDMKBB E KBBCDM (TXUX) Cordero Mine (VV), Wyoming to Big Brown (Fairfield), TX
C ATMKBB E KBBATM (TXUX) Antelope Mine (AT), Wyoming to Big Brown (Fairfield), TX

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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2007, 03:42:35 PM »
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Re: Trinity RD4 roster...
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2007, 02:08:25 AM »
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Robb, what cars is Alaska RR using... ?
...I can't find them on your roster   ???

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Re: Trinity RD4 roster...
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2007, 01:42:21 AM »
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So the C&NW don't work?

Good

 I about lost it when I saw the full runner packs at that website....with some guy....who sells trains from.....ah.....San Rafael?