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Finally some rail down.
« on: February 06, 2008, 08:48:32 PM »
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Trains I guess do not run well on ties. I put some metal thingys called rail down.

I've had a bit of time this last week to spike down in the rail in the town of Blair and Mountainview. Following shots are of a pair of GP38-2's switching the 2 industries in Blair.

Switching out Northern Tool & Machine. Spur in foreground left is to White Mountain Oil. Foreground right is the main line that is abandoned in 4 car lengths, so it is used as a switching lead.




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Re: Finally some rail down.
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2008, 08:50:56 PM »
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nice looking turnouts .. how about some pics without the blue things in the way :)

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Re: Finally some rail down.
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2008, 08:51:37 PM »
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Lookin good man!
Got room for my now 91 car Roadrailer?
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Re: Finally some rail down.
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2008, 11:31:03 AM »
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Not just rail, but ballast too.

Looks good man. The blue 38-2s don't hurt either... those the P2k ones?

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Re: Finally some rail down.
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2008, 12:52:06 PM »
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Not just rail, but ballast too.

Looks good man. The blue 38-2s don't hurt either... those the P2k ones?

Yes they are. I have 4 more on the way. They will all be going into the paint shop for white number boards, white sill stripes, and cab signal boxes. THen obviously weathering.
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Re: Finally some rail down.
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2008, 01:24:20 PM »
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Very nice.

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Re: Finally some rail down.
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2008, 01:42:40 PM »
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Lookin good man!
Got room for my now 91 car Roadrailer?
Russ


NO Roadrailers up here!!!! Bring it over though Russ. Maybe I will have some main line track for you to run it on when you come up for Springfield next year.


Thanks for the comments guys. Going to paint the back drop tomorrow and start spreading some ground goop to get some scenery down.
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« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2008, 02:16:48 PM »
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Any interchanges, Ian? ;) Nice Geep 38-2s, too. What else do you have? Where does the modeled trackage strech?  ???
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Re: Finally some rail down.
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2008, 09:51:42 PM »
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Are those Trainman or P2K 38s?

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Re: Finally some rail down.
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2008, 10:32:19 PM »
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I picked up one of the GP38s in P2K...
Nice little locomotives.. Why didn't you get them from us at Springfield IAN??? :)
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« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2008, 11:36:02 PM »
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Any interchanges, Ian? ;) Nice Geep 38-2s, too. What else do you have? Where does the modeled trackage strech?  ???

The only interchange is with New England Southern that serves a papermill in Ferncroft, NH.  Other than that, when CR absorbed B&M and MEC on this layout, they pretty much locked themselves in like GRS has. There is a whole nother town completed but I have not taken any photos yet.

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I picked up one of the GP38s in P2K...
Nice little locomotives.. Why didn't you get them from us at Springfield IAN???


Well how much did you have them for Russ? And why didn't you offer it...you suck as a salesman! Walthers is selling them at $58 right now.
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Re: Finally some rail down.
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2008, 07:39:13 AM »
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Ian,
You were too busy eyeballing the Dash8 with sound. I tried to talk to you about lots of other things...all you heard was idling locomotive. I think our sticker price was $70, but I'm sure we could probably price match. Besides, where would you like your money to go? The Wicked Witches of Wisconsin, or the Society that keeps Big Blue alive?
(Ok, I know....whichever has 'em cheaper...lol)
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Re: Finally some rail down.
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2008, 07:55:44 AM »
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Ian,
You were too busy eyeballing the Dash8 with sound. I tried to talk to you about lots of other things...all you heard was idling locomotive. I think our sticker price was $70, but I'm sure we could probably price match. Besides, where would you like your money to go? The Wicked Witches of Wisconsin, or the Society that keeps Big Blue alive?
(Ok, I know....whichever has 'em cheaper...lol)
Forgiven...
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Hey I gots to support the boys of Wisconsin....I have family from there! Big Blue gets the rest of my money! I have to scarf up all the P2K ones as Walthers is closing them out....maybe to re-release with sound...and maybe new road numbers!? I really wanted that Dash8 as they are getting hard to find, but that would have blown almost all my Springfield money!

And I did buy a GP38-2 from you guys....its a power ID sticker...but its here!

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