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Re: Penn Central Stockton Branch
« Reply #60 on: July 21, 2018, 05:46:46 PM »
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Is the empty lot (location 7 on your plan) available for "development" with an extra dose of urban blight?

That's probably where I'd put a burger joint. We'll see...
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Re: Penn Central Stockton Branch
« Reply #61 on: July 22, 2018, 07:32:04 AM »
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As for the tower stairs, I can see steel ones being left as they would cost a lot to remove and the risk of injury from them collapsing from neglect is minimal. For wooden stairs, tho, without maintenance they degrade very quickly. So if your RR didn't just knock them off with a backhoe to prevent lawsuits, they should be in miserable shape: stairs missing, rotted away side sills with gaps in places, and noticeable sag. Just a suggestion.

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Re: Penn Central Stockton Branch
« Reply #62 on: July 22, 2018, 01:18:19 PM »
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As for the tower stairs, I can see steel ones being left as they would cost a lot to remove and the risk of injury from them collapsing from neglect is minimal. For wooden stairs, tho, without maintenance they degrade very quickly. So if your RR didn't just knock them off with a backhoe to prevent lawsuits, they should be in miserable shape: stairs missing, rotted away side sills with gaps in places, and noticeable sag. Just a suggestion.









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Re: Penn Central Stockton Branch
« Reply #63 on: July 22, 2018, 01:27:07 PM »
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If you are looking for motive power to match the rest of the layout:



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Re: Penn Central Stockton Branch
« Reply #64 on: July 22, 2018, 01:28:38 PM »
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If you are looking for motive power to match the rest of the layout:




Wait, I think I had a bit too much to drink at lunch today...
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Re: Penn Central Stockton Branch
« Reply #65 on: July 22, 2018, 01:59:00 PM »
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Wait, I think I had a bit too much to drink at lunch today...

So, apparently, did the Penn Central shop crews.  :P

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Re: Penn Central Stockton Branch
« Reply #66 on: July 22, 2018, 05:54:31 PM »
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If you are looking for motive power to match the rest of the layout:



OK, I'll bite, why was this one modified with such a long cab?
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Re: Penn Central Stockton Branch
« Reply #67 on: July 22, 2018, 05:57:30 PM »
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OK, I'll bite, why was this one modified with such a long cab?

Why not? They had to sleep somewhere...  :trollface:
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Re: Penn Central Stockton Branch
« Reply #68 on: July 22, 2018, 06:09:05 PM »
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Looks like it was just an Altoona shop switcher:
http://www.altoonaworks.info/rebuilds/pc_powercar.html

EDIT: it is just a power generator for a ballast cleaner, no traction motors.



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Re: Penn Central Stockton Branch
« Reply #69 on: July 22, 2018, 10:14:35 PM »
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Yep. But the 9950 is legit. One of my favorite RS3ms. But almost impossible to make a working model of.

Personally, I love the mix of decrepit surroundings and cleaned up Conrail power.

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Re: Penn Central Stockton Branch
« Reply #70 on: July 22, 2018, 11:02:06 PM »
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Yep. But the 9950 is legit. One of my favorite RS3ms. But almost impossible to make a working model of.

Personally, I love the mix of decrepit surroundings and cleaned up Conrail power.

Would it be that hard? Obviously only one of the trucks could be powered, but it should be doable. You'd probably need to cut one of the flywheels off the Atlas motor as well.

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Re: Penn Central Stockton Branch
« Reply #71 on: July 23, 2018, 01:11:01 AM »
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If you do something something with the castle, I did some artwork when they first came out you're free to have and modify as needed.



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Re: Penn Central Stockton Branch
« Reply #72 on: July 23, 2018, 09:47:06 AM »
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Would it be that hard? Obviously only one of the trucks could be powered, but it should be doable. You'd probably need to cut one of the flywheels off the Atlas motor as well.

Yeah. I mean, possible, but at that point, I feel like it'd barely move itself. Which, to be honest, is kinda prototypical. These things were notoriously slippery, and the 9950 the most so.

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Re: Penn Central Stockton Branch
« Reply #73 on: July 23, 2018, 01:14:17 PM »
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I may have enough spare parts to rig up a Conrail SW 1500 for Dave if he needs one.

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Locomotive wise, your BEST bet would be an SW1001. Sadly, those do not exist in N scale. In their absence, I'd say the SW1500 is your go-to. The GP15-1 would be your next option. A few SW1200s were still around but they were getting scarce. Of course the GP38-2 was ubiquitous, but might be too big for what you're doing.

As far as paint schemes go, The Conrail Quality scheme was current in the 90s. There were a few years of an interim "white stripe" scheme that used the regular can opener scheme with a white frame stripe and white number boards in the early 90s. Of course, before that was the regular can opener scheme. In the 90s there would be a mix of all.

SW1500: http://conrailphotos.thecrhs.org/ConrailEquipment/Locomotives/EMD/SW1500
GP15-1: http://conrailphotos.thecrhs.org/ConrailEquipment/Locomotives/EMD/GP15-1
And just to tease you, the 1001: http://conrailphotos.thecrhs.org/ConrailEquipment/Locomotives/EMD/SW1001

Here are some good examples:
http://conrailphotos.thecrhs.org/Images/CR-1623-at-Lancaster-PA-112297
http://conrailphotos.thecrhs.org/Images/CR-1624-at-Lancaster-PA-112297
http://conrailphotos.thecrhs.org/Images/CR-1622-at-Lancaster-PA-112297-0
http://conrailphotos.thecrhs.org/Images/CR-1621-at-Edgemoor-DE-112897
http://conrailphotos.thecrhs.org/Images/CR-1600-GP15-1
http://conrailphotos.thecrhs.org/Images/CR-9505-at-Erie-PA
http://conrailphotos.thecrhs.org/Images/CR-9555-at-Buffalo-NY-1
http://conrailphotos.thecrhs.org/Images/CR-9558-at-Chester-PA-1498
http://conrailphotos.thecrhs.org/Images/CR-9611-Midvale-Phila-PA-5-31-97
http://conrailphotos.thecrhs.org/Images/CR-9611-at-Philadelphia-PA-53197
http://conrailphotos.thecrhs.org/Images/CR-9402-at-Stoney-Creek-PA-594
http://conrailphotos.thecrhs.org/Images/CR-9415-at-Philadelphia-PA
http://conrailphotos.thecrhs.org/Images/CR-8970-SW9-at-McKees-Rocks-PA
http://conrailphotos.thecrhs.org/Images/CR-8970-at-McKees-Rocks-PA

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Re: Penn Central Stockton Branch
« Reply #74 on: July 24, 2018, 03:09:03 AM »
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I may have enough spare parts to rig up a Conrail SW 1500 for Dave if he needs one.

Joe

I appreciate the gesture, but as it happens, I already have one.

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