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Re: Weekend Update 8/7/22
« Reply #30 on: August 06, 2022, 03:51:40 PM »
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Real High Speed Rail was a possibility in Florida with FOX many years ago. People seemed to want it but the Governor didn't. Worked on the project until Governor shut it down.

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Re: Weekend Update 8/7/22
« Reply #31 on: August 06, 2022, 04:57:35 PM »
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Never happen.  Other than the East Coast and the West Coast, the U.S. is not populated enough and is too far between destinations, as compared to Europe, making high speed trains a boondoggle.  I love trains, but that is a waste.  Also, I read a great article decades ago that explained how the increasing the top end speed really wasn’t the solution.  It was all of the slow speed moves as you came through certain towns and yards or approached/departed stations that were the real time killers.

DFF

Amtrak serving Ottawa and Quebec City?  Sure it will happen. /s

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Re: Weekend Update 8/7/22
« Reply #32 on: August 06, 2022, 06:00:16 PM »
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Looking East from Minneapolis Junction

@mplsjct

Nicely done! Have you posted more about your layout? Would love to see and read about it more.

Lucas

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Re: Weekend Update 8/7/22
« Reply #33 on: August 06, 2022, 09:16:40 PM »
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@mplsjct

Nicely done! Have you posted more about your layout? Would love to see and read about it more.

Lucas

Thanks!

The plan is to post a photo every week, so stay tuned.

It’s in a 12 x 14 foot room, an around the walls layout, 18 inch deep “shelves” and using Peco code 55 track, a lot of which has been re cycled from previous layouts.

If you’re familiar with the area (Northeast Minneapolis) you will likely recognize some of the buildings and surrounding scenery.
I’m not here to argue

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Re: Weekend Update 8/7/22
« Reply #34 on: August 06, 2022, 09:51:07 PM »
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Philip,
I'm curious as to the background of your PRR sign, "Church of St. Denis."
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Re: Weekend Update 8/7/22
« Reply #35 on: August 06, 2022, 11:33:07 PM »
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I had the urge the other week to work on my PR43C project, it's been neglected for a couple years. They were joint rebuild project by Norfolk Southern and Progress Rail using SD50 & 60s and replacing the EMD engine with CAT ones.

The shell was printed on my Photon Mono X and it got the usual detail parts and wire handrails. I choose to do PRLX 4300 as my first one since it was built as a demonstrator that had both NS and Progress Rail logos.

Before paint:

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With paint and some decals:

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Re: Weekend Update 8/7/22
« Reply #36 on: August 06, 2022, 11:45:47 PM »
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nice are you using a Atlas mech. for it?

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Re: Weekend Update 8/7/22
« Reply #37 on: August 06, 2022, 11:59:20 PM »
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And now for something completely different . . . . .

just returned from a long overdue holiday back to the UK, which included a visit to the Swanage Railway to see the trains of my childhood back in action:

Battle of Britain Class 34072 257 SQUADRON light engine move to the coal dock:




West Country Class 34028 EDDYSTONE on a Swanage-Norden train:




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Re: Weekend Update 8/7/22
« Reply #38 on: August 07, 2022, 12:14:15 AM »
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Finished this bad boy up for @gkoproske - amongst some Model Railroad News product reviews and other assorted loose ends before the NMRA National Train Show this coming weekend.

A ScaleTrains GTEL 4500* turbine and 24C tender as PRR 5057 in DGLE.  *These units are not meant to be disassembled or repainted - proceed at your own peril...

Justin

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Re: Weekend Update 8/7/22
« Reply #39 on: August 07, 2022, 08:29:06 AM »
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Never mind the economics, or demographics, how do you run a train from Denver, CO to Green River, UT at 220 mph?  A 200-mile long tunnel? 

Outside the major corridors, my opinion is that we should try for an average speed (not top speed, average speed) of about 75 mph.  That's as fast as one can legally drive in most states, and would be competitive with driving.  No need to stop for the night, and less stressful.  Obviously, some places one can't do that (Marias Pass, MT?), but there are a lot of places where 100 mph would be practical (most of eastern Montana and North Dakota?), so it would work for long-distance trains.

A 100-mph passenger train wouldn't mix well with slow coal drags, but would do fine on the same track as 70+mph freights, not uncommon on the western routes.

Agreed
I would probably strive for an average of 100 mph, though. It would have to be dedicated track.........no pulling into a siding as freight went by.
As for ROW acquisition............the interstate median may be usable in some areas.

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Re: Weekend Update 8/7/22
« Reply #40 on: August 07, 2022, 09:10:21 AM »
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nice are you using a Atlas mech. for it?

Yes, the SD50/60 mech.
Reese
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Re: Weekend Update 8/7/22
« Reply #41 on: August 07, 2022, 10:42:18 AM »
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Finished this bad boy up for @gkoproske - amongst some Model Railroad News product reviews and other assorted loose ends before the NMRA National Train Show this coming weekend.

A ScaleTrains GTEL 4500* turbine and 24C tender as PRR 5057 in DGLE.  *These units are not meant to be disassembled or repainted - proceed at your own peril...

Justin

That is so wrong.

I love it.

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Re: Weekend Update 8/7/22
« Reply #42 on: August 07, 2022, 12:08:24 PM »
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That is so wrong.

I love it.

Glenn ( @gkoproske ) and I were mulling over his wanting a DDA40X repainted into Pennsy colors about three years ago, but IIRC we were distracted by that EMD electric proposal thing.

Justin does beautiful work, BTW. But a GTEL in PRR colors remains a crime against nature.  :P

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Re: Weekend Update 8/7/22
« Reply #43 on: August 07, 2022, 12:26:52 PM »
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Also worked on the backdrop yesterday and will again today...



The picture above and the build page ( HERE ) were from the pervious work day.  More on the rest of this weekend's progress soon,

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Re: Weekend Update 8/7/22
« Reply #44 on: August 07, 2022, 12:27:58 PM »
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Justin does beautiful work, BTW. But a GTEL in PRR colors remains a crime against nature.  :P

Yes he does, he did these before I felt comfortable doing much painting.  Of course, you're probably going to say painting anything in G&W colors is a crime as well  :D