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Forum: General Model Train Discussion 08-07-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By ebtnut
We're deep in CSX territory here in the mid-East,...

We're deep in CSX territory here in the mid-East, but appearances by UP and BNSF power are reasonably common. Generally, these result from run-through agreements among the railroads which save time...
Forum: North America 07-31-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 559
Posted By ebtnut
"I have no idea what that is..." I think what...

"I have no idea what that is..." I think what is meant is this - The Big Boy, and most modern articulateds, were run "simple", that is all the cylinders use high pressure steam. Older mallet locos...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 07-23-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 175
Posted By ebtnut
OK, a few 4-8-4's of color - Southern Pacific's...

OK, a few 4-8-4's of color - Southern Pacific's GS-series for the "Daylight" trains. Look up
4449. N&W streamlined locos. Look up N&W 611. Great Northern's S-2, With dark green boilers. If...
Forum: S Scale 07-23-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,968
Posted By ebtnut
I almost got one of those Royal Blue sets. When...

I almost got one of those Royal Blue sets. When I was around 6 or 7 my dad took me to a big hobby shop (Corr's in D.C.) to get a new train set for my birthday. I had an old Marx set but I wanted...
Forum: Other Scales 07-10-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 185
Posted By ebtnut
New On30 Loco

I see in an ad in the new Narrow Gauge Gazette that Bachmann is bringing out a model of the WWI Baldwin 2-6-2T trench engine. While they weren't very common stateside, the model can be the basis for...
Forum: Union Station 07-01-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 244
Posted By ebtnut
They grow peaches locally around here in MD. ...

They grow peaches locally around here in MD. There's an orchard about ten miles from where I'm sitting that once tried a special variety of peach that got to be as large as grapefruit. But the...
Forum: Model Train Photo Gallery 06-12-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By ebtnut
What is origin of the model? Brass import?

What is origin of the model? Brass import?
Forum: Union Station 06-06-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 554
Posted By ebtnut
Both my folks served in the war. My dad started...

Both my folks served in the war. My dad started out as a B-17 engine mechanic, later shifted over to P-38 maintenance. Both were stateside posts, readying aircraft for transit to the fronts. My...
Forum: N Scale 05-23-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By ebtnut
That's going to be tough. Railroads began...

That's going to be tough. Railroads began penetrating the Rockies in the 1870's and '80's. The predominant locomotive types from that period are 4-4-0's, 4-6-0's, 2-6-0's and 2-8-0's. The designs...
Forum: Union Station 05-23-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 892
Posted By ebtnut
Hm-m-m, white sport coats weren't a big deal...

Hm-m-m, white sport coats weren't a big deal around here, but white buck shoes were! You had to have a little baggie, much like a pitcher's mound rosin bag, with some kind of white powder in it to...
Forum: HO Scale 05-16-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,226
Posted By ebtnut
Oh, and Tangent makes an 8,000 gal. tank car. ...

Oh, and Tangent makes an 8,000 gal. tank car. It's RTR, but it is based on a WWI-era prototype.
Forum: HO Scale 05-16-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,226
Posted By ebtnut
Bowser is also making a number of kits. They are...

Bowser is also making a number of kits. They are about equivalent to the Accurail kits.
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 05-13-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 996
Posted By ebtnut
Metal water towers were rare in the early 20th...

Metal water towers were rare in the early 20th century. The vast majority, at least outside major yards and terminals, were wood. In locations with public water service the railroads usually hooked...
Forum: Union Station 05-07-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 998
Posted By ebtnut
Point of Rocks, MD where the old B&O lines from...

Point of Rocks, MD where the old B&O lines from Washington and Baltimore join. The magnificent Baldwin station is a wonderful landmark, and rail traffic is usually frequent. Besides the usual...
Forum: North America 05-06-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,894
Posted By ebtnut
Well, I wouldn't put it past UP to do a publicity...

Well, I wouldn't put it past UP to do a publicity run of the Big Boy with a load of Powder River coal. On the other hand, they converted her to run with oil, which kind of blunts the point.
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 05-02-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By ebtnut
Went back and checked. The memory failed a bit. ...

Went back and checked. The memory failed a bit. There were two different scales in the Mt. Union yard, one narrow gauge and one standard gauge. If you can locate a copy, there are two good pics of...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 05-02-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By ebtnut
Just as a for-instance, the narrow gauge East...

Just as a for-instance, the narrow gauge East Broad Top had at least 3 scales on a 33-mile long railroad. One at the south end to weigh loaded coal hoppers from the mines; one at the Rockhill yard...
Forum: North America 05-02-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,894
Posted By ebtnut
There's a new youtube video circulating that...

There's a new youtube video circulating that shows the loco backing out of shop. Says it was shot the evening of April 30.
Forum: North America 05-01-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,894
Posted By ebtnut
I've been impressed by the amount of control UP...

I've been impressed by the amount of control UP has exercised over news on the rebuild. We basically only know what they have told us or shown us via video. We may only know that she's turned a...
Forum: North America 04-30-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,894
Posted By ebtnut
I note that there still seems to be some work to...

I note that there still seems to be some work to be done - the main rods are not yet mounted on the drivers, and one of the steam pipes still has bare insulation showing.
Forum: North America 04-25-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 578
Posted By ebtnut
This is the high speed record for steam. This...

This is the high speed record for steam. This from Wiki: "The documented highest speed for steam was set in England. Mallard is the holder of the world speed record for steam locomotives at 126...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 04-24-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 754
Posted By ebtnut
As a general rule, if the roof material was...

As a general rule, if the roof material was subject to rust or other water damage, it got painted, and it was usually the same color as the body. So, most anything built before the 1950's had the...
Forum: Other Scales 04-18-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By ebtnut
IIRC, the caboose is assembled in a similar way...

IIRC, the caboose is assembled in a similar way to some diesel models, i.e., the floor is a snap fit into the body. Try spreading the body walls a bit and see if the floor comes loose. I seriously...
Forum: HO Scale 04-08-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,096
Posted By ebtnut
Really nice work! Captures the style and flavor...

Really nice work! Captures the style and flavor of those mid-19th Century rolling works of art. I never quite got why so many locos from that era used slanted cylinders. Even the modern repro for...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 04-05-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 220
Posted By ebtnut
FWIW, I don't think the April show is in the cow...

FWIW, I don't think the April show is in the cow palace, but in the adjacent exhibition hall. The April show is probably the smallest of these affairs. The fall and post-Christmas shows usually...
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