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Re: The Canadian
« Reply #120 on: May 15, 2021, 10:45:23 PM »
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Sure you have - you pointed it out in your own review of the Con-Cor Aerotrain in the old Atlas forum.

Now that you brought it up . . .  :oops:  Still, I  would call that an esoteric set from an oddball manufacturer.  Not something I have seen done by the major (high volume) model manufacturers.
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Re: The Canadian
« Reply #121 on: May 18, 2021, 02:19:51 AM »
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Maybe I missed someone else posting this link over 9 pages but figured some of you would be interested
There are more than a dozen proto images here of the Canadian crossing the rockies back in 73’
https://www.flickr.com/photos/captain_railroad/albums/72157636789203186
Your duty is to post links / pics of the coast starlight circa 78’ as repayment     :)

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Re: The Canadian
« Reply #122 on: May 18, 2021, 04:27:56 PM »
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Ta very much. I would not have thought of putting a geep on that train.
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Re: The Canadian
« Reply #123 on: May 18, 2021, 04:42:55 PM »
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In the beginning, power was usually a combination of FP9as, F9bs, FP7as and F7bs. It didn't take too long though for many of the steam generator equipped passenger locomotives to start showing up at the head end, such as GP9s, FPA-2s, RS10s and on occasion even one of the three E8s. Makes for all sorts of interesting combinations!

For more great photos, check out this page:

http://www.trainweb.org/oldtimetrains/photos/cpr_diesel/canadian.htm
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Re: The Canadian
« Reply #124 on: May 19, 2021, 12:30:39 AM »
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I sent an email to Rapido about the rolling quality. Got a reply overnight, with 2 PDF's on fixing issue.
 Hopefully, I can post them here. I haven't looked at them yet.
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Re: The Canadian
« Reply #125 on: May 25, 2021, 10:17:34 AM »
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Thanks for sharing those @Joetrain59, I was hoping Rapido would post something to address the issues.

For what its worth, Grant over at the Southern Alberta Railway has posted a good video about adjusting couplers and 3 different ways to improve rolling performance. He also throws in a bit of a rant free of charge... enjoy!

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Re: The Canadian
« Reply #126 on: May 25, 2021, 11:55:44 AM »
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Thanks for sharing those @Joetrain59, I was hoping Rapido would post something to address the issues.

For what its worth, Grant over at the Southern Alberta Railway has posted a good video about adjusting couplers and 3 different ways to improve rolling performance. He also throws in a bit of a rant free of charge... enjoy!


Whoa! Forget the couplers and wheelsets. What a layout!!!
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Re: The Canadian
« Reply #127 on: May 25, 2021, 12:39:33 PM »
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Whoa! Forget the couplers and wheelsets. What a layout!!!
Otto

The SAR is an impressive layout to be sure. I encourage you to dig through his other videos, both construction and operations related. It is very well thought out, designed, built and operated.
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Re: The Canadian
« Reply #128 on: September 05, 2021, 02:47:20 PM »
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For those that may still be messing around with the rolling qualities of their Canadian cars, I can offer a little more input: Despite undertaking the centre sill filing noted above, the coaches still seemed to roll less freely than they should. In the end I found some of the cast on plumbing on the floor of the car, at the vestibule end, was interfering with the flange on the outside axle (closest to the car end). A little slicing with the hobby knife just to knock the high points solves the problem. All 4 of my coaches roll perfectly now.