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Forum: General Model Train Discussion 12-11-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By cv_acr
And why modern 100 ton covered hoppers come in so...

And why modern 100 ton covered hoppers come in so many sizes from short 2-bay cars for sand, salt, and cement service (heavy) to "standard" 3-bay cars for grains and many other dry bulk materials...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 12-11-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By cv_acr
Short answer, yes. "50 ton hopper" would...

Short answer, yes.

"50 ton hopper" would refer to the (nominal) design load capacity of the car.


*Very* roughly speaking,

50 ton capacity cars were typical of cars from about WWII and...
Forum: HO Scale 12-10-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 267
Posted By cv_acr
That's not entirely true, though there are some...

That's not entirely true, though there are some caveats.

Some railroads acquired "A" cab units that did not have MU connections on the nose, so then that would be true - because they could not be...
Forum: HO Scale 12-09-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By cv_acr
I'm not sure that I would bother creating such a...

I'm not sure that I would bother creating such a short block there - unless the image is misleading and there's actually enough room to park an engine or two there on a ready track. Then you might...
Forum: HO Scale 12-02-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 228
Posted By cv_acr
Not at all, that's pretty common on older...

Not at all, that's pretty common on older industrial and spur track that might not need major upgrading since it's all low-speed restricted track.

I'm modelling a regional railway in northern...
Forum: HO Scale 12-02-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 228
Posted By cv_acr
If you use code 70 and 55 track and ONLY the...

If you use code 70 and 55 track and ONLY the turnouts are 83, that will look funky having larger rail for all the turnouts. Especially on yards, side tracks and spurs. Code 70 to 83 may not be that...
Forum: HO Scale 11-28-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By cv_acr
I didn't realize they ever made a PS-1

I didn't realize they ever made a PS-1
Forum: N Scale 11-27-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 421
Posted By cv_acr
A paper match is actually a relatively thick...

A paper match is actually a relatively thick piece of cardboard. Rather than "slight", that's a little excessive for superelevation for N scale, and if you're just going from "zero" to "paper match"...
Forum: N Scale 11-27-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By cv_acr
"heel" is not a normal term, but yes, you...

"heel" is not a normal term, but yes, you definitely need to put in insulating gaps by the frog (the casting where the internal rails cross each other) of the turnout. Throwing the turnout doesn't...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 11-25-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By cv_acr
The original post (and several others) was made...

The original post (and several others) was made as a reply to a totally un-related thread, and was moved by a moderator into it's own appropriate thread, here.
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 11-25-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 541
Posted By cv_acr
It's an excellent book - I have a very early...

It's an excellent book - I have a very early version I inherited from my grandfather - it explains railroad concepts and the *reason* for laying out tracks in certain ways quite well and doesn't...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 11-25-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,607
Posted By cv_acr
You know what? Never mind...

You know what? Never mind...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 11-25-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,607
Posted By cv_acr
The fact is, in modeling circles, the word...

The fact is, in modeling circles, the word "prototype" is absolutely and commonly used to refer to the real-world thing being copied in model form, regardless of any other dictionary definition used...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 11-22-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 541
Posted By cv_acr
There isn't room between the tracks on real...

There isn't room between the tracks on real railways at standard spacing for double tracks either - so signals will either be to the left & right of tracks or on a bridge structure.
...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 11-20-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By cv_acr
I don't get it, but whatever floats your boat.

I don't get it, but whatever floats your boat.
Forum: HO Scale 11-15-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By cv_acr
Either route you go will be perfectly fine. ...

Either route you go will be perfectly fine.

The dual-unit is pretty much designed for exactly your situation; it just packages things up into a more compact form factor vs. two separate units...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 11-14-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 140
Posted By cv_acr
Kind of unusual for the model manufacturer to do...

Kind of unusual for the model manufacturer to do 10 consecutive numbers out of the series instead of spreading them around a bit within the prototype number range.
Forum: HO Scale 11-13-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 685
Posted By cv_acr
Train line air brake hose, not MU hoses.

Train line air brake hose, not MU hoses.
Forum: HO Scale 11-13-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 685
Posted By cv_acr
It's not just a caboose with a light in it. ...

It's not just a caboose with a light in it.

Look at the details on the new caboose plus the long list of features (especially road-specific features) on the Athearn page(s).

It's multiple body...
Forum: HO Scale 11-08-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By cv_acr
Definitely not. These old train sets are all...

Definitely not.

These old train sets are all the same regardless of manufacturer - a 12-14V analog DC (direct current) "power pack" and simple DC electric motors in the engines.

To make working...
Forum: HO Scale 11-05-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By cv_acr
It's a combination of features - roof hatches,...

It's a combination of features - roof hatches, discharge bay outlets, and overall size are sorta dictated by the intended service of the car.

e.g. cement is heavy and fine grained, grain is light...
Forum: HO Scale 10-30-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 714
Posted By cv_acr
Last regular service steam was in 1960, but a...

Last regular service steam was in 1960, but a couple of engines were retained for excursions into the mid sixites.
Forum: Layout Design Forum 10-29-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 733
Posted By cv_acr
My biggest issue with this plan is actually the...

My biggest issue with this plan is actually the short yard lead at left. The way the crossovers are positioned, the yard is pretty much useless; you can only move one or two cars at a time in and out...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 10-28-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By cv_acr
An addition is still a change.

An addition is still a change.
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 10-28-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 709
Posted By cv_acr
Most "train set" sectional track is Code 100. I'm...

Most "train set" sectional track is Code 100. I'm not sure I've actually seen Code 83 sectional track pieces, just flex and switches/turnouts.



Mixing track codes - yes, although you will...
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