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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, February 10, 2019 4:51 PM

 Hard to get a decent shot, but here she is blowing smoke rings

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, February 17, 2019 4:48 PM

Double headed hippos

 

 need power too

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, February 17, 2019 4:52 PM

 So, I built this transformer shelf for the little guys...

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, February 17, 2019 4:56 PM

 The man cave takes shape...

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, February 17, 2019 5:00 PM

For all creatures

 

 

 

 great and small

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, February 17, 2019 5:06 PM

My first ( and last ) attempt at hand laid track

 

 

 on the HO lines

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, February 17, 2019 6:28 PM

Coming together beautifully, it just gets better and better!

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, February 17, 2019 7:30 PM

Thank you so much ! 

I work on it every weekend.

I just realized that I forgot all about the On30 trains. Whoops !

Where am I gonna put them !

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, February 17, 2019 9:17 PM

One of the bathrooms, maybe?

An operating session would help to pass otherwise lost time.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Monday, February 18, 2019 6:28 PM

O.k. That 's hilarious !

The mental images it conjures  up...

The obvious thought would be a track around the ceiling,

but there may be another place to squeeze in another track. It may be a project I'll put on hold for the time being, until I get caught up with everything else.

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Posted by Penny Trains on Monday, February 18, 2019 6:42 PM

Trade off with the HO?

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Monday, February 18, 2019 10:23 PM

Yes, at first thought this should be possible, but there are other considerations:

On30 runs on HO track, but requires O gauge clearances. The bores through my viaduct just clear HO passenger cars, but will not clear any On30 equipment, except the Porters. HO Snap track switches were modified for On30 by removing the switch machines.

Although they run on the same gauge, I treat them both differently. I still have a lot of HO, and like to run it. I view the On30 as something to run alongside the Lionel, as a narrow gauge counterpart, very much like the Rio Grande's narrow and standard gauge lines.

So, to my thinking at least, I'll need to find a separate place for the On30. Just different enough...

It's the Size of the equipment that becomes the issue....

Paul

 

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 11:16 PM

Idea I just had an idea:

I may be able to fit the On30 inside the Lionel loop. I would have to relocate the semaphore, and the Lionel transformers, but I think it's do able. I've got some really nice snap track switches, including a double slip switch. Could have some interesting operation with the Shay, and the Climax...

 

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 10:38 PM

 Santa Fe

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 10:41 PM

All the Way !

 

 (2055 rollin')

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, February 21, 2019 9:24 AM

Someone say "Santa Fe All The Way"?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9qLxbNFyo8  

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Thursday, February 21, 2019 10:29 PM

Yes, Santa Fe All the way !

 They ran a first class operation until the end ! And, will be great to see 2926 out on the road !

Thanks, Flintlock !

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Thursday, February 21, 2019 10:36 PM

In my railfan days, used to go up to Tehachapi. The operating philosophies of Santa Fe versus Southern Pacific was like night and day.

For example, Santa Fe would run short, fast, and frequent trains. With clean, well maintained locomotives. S.P. Seemed to wait until the yard was full, and couldn't hold any more cars, then send out a train. Their engines always needed a coat of paint ( among other things).

Don't get me wrong, I miss S.P., but they were opposites.

Paul

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Friday, February 22, 2019 9:32 AM

Who knows why railroads choose the operating procedures they use?  It makes sense to someone, I suppose.

Santa Fe was a class act in more ways than one.  Check this link and look at the sheer volume of locomotives and rolling stock they donated (I assume) for preservation.

www.rgusrail.com/roster.html  

It makes the massacre of steam by the eastern 'roads downright shameful.  I know they couldn't save everything, it wouldn't make sense, but they could have done a lot better than they did.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Friday, February 22, 2019 7:52 PM

 Bust in' out the narrow gauge

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Friday, February 22, 2019 7:55 PM

Size comparison:

H O and On30

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Friday, February 22, 2019 7:58 PM

Yes, it's feasible. But the narrow gauge may have yield right of way to the Lionel at this narrow place

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Friday, February 22, 2019 8:02 PM

Flintlock76

Who knows why railroads choose the operating procedures they use?  It makes sense to someone, I suppose.

Santa Fe was a class act in more ways than one.  Check this link and look at the sheer volume of locomotives and rolling stock they donated (I assume) for preservation.

www.rgusrail.com/roster.html  

It makes the massacre of steam by the eastern 'roads downright shameful.  I know they couldn't save everything, it wouldn't make sense, but they could have done a lot better than they did.

 

as I have said before, I miss the different personalities, ( and idiosyncrasies )of the pre merger  railroads.

 

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, February 23, 2019 3:29 PM

" It's a Kroc, I tell ya !".

 

 

 

 Swiss Krokodil, and DBB boxcab

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, February 23, 2019 4:44 PM

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Posted by Penny Trains on Saturday, February 23, 2019 7:04 PM

I'd like to see ATSF hudson 3450 fired up and running excursions at Rail Giants in Pomona.

But it should be relettered for Lionel Lines.  Wink

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, February 23, 2019 7:22 PM

I agree, and it should be numbered 2055 or 2065 !

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, February 23, 2019 7:23 PM

Been a productive day. Got all the tracks wired up, except the outside HO loop, no ran out of wire.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, February 23, 2019 7:27 PM

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Monday, February 25, 2019 12:16 PM

 All tracks up and running

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