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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, March 6, 2005 9:29 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by BennysRR

capt.
did you get the picture , i sent you.earlyer this week . ben


Yes,

Thank you. I plan of sending some pics I've taken at the end of this next week. Our weather has been to poor for pics.

Again,

Thanks
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, March 5, 2005 10:17 AM
capt.
did you get the picture , i sent you.earlyer this week . ben
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, March 5, 2005 10:14 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by vbsltco

Captain
My longest train is five cars long. Until I build or buy another one, five is all the cars I have.
Bob


I like the smaller to medium trains myself, they remind me of the short trains that ran through Premont when I was a child.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, March 5, 2005 10:13 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by iandor

Joe my big train a Deutsch Rail Mallet pulling Golden Mountain coaches is 2.8 m long.
say 9 feet. ok.

Joe can i iadvise you not to sit in your car watching trains; watching young girls yes trains I don't know.


Regds ian


As a Married (ironically, just a few letters away from "marred") American I have a strict look don't touch policy...or its that you "break it you buy it..." er..."No shoes, No Shirt, No Service!" I forget which tired chiche it is.

Believe me, watching trains in Kingsville, Texas is not voluntary. Most cities in South Texas that have railroads are poorly designed. A passing train blocks every road crossing in the town. They planned to build an overpass to get to the hospital, but the citizenry voted it down![:(]

When my town, Premont, had tracks there was a design of a more sinister nature. The West side was for the "Whites" and the East side was for the "Mexicans." Yes, the American segragation many of you European, English and Aussies have heard about.[:(]

Railroads, "thus the wrongside of the tracks," was once more than a metaphor. That has long since ended, but the legacy of that evil practice is evident in many of the small towns. In some, the roads don't even match up, so one can't drive directly from on part of town to the other.

Well, back to girls...

Do you find girls like to watch trains as much as men like to watch girls? ...AND THERE THE "SEXISM ENDS!"[:o)]
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Posted by TurboOne on Saturday, March 5, 2005 10:01 AM
Captain, in G gauge, I only have Engine, tender, box car, passenger car, and caboose. In HO gauge I have pulled 33 cars with a dash 8. There was about 6 inches of track left, couldn't fit any other cars on the layout.

Tim
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Posted by van buren s l on Saturday, March 5, 2005 5:38 AM
Captain
My longest train is five cars long. Until I build or buy another one, five is all the cars I have.
Bob
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, March 5, 2005 1:03 AM
Joe my big train a Deutsch Rail Mallet pulling Golden Mountain coaches is 2.8 m long.
say 9 feet. ok.

Joe can i iadvise you not to sit in your car watching trains; watching young girls yes trains I don't know.


Regds ian
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, March 2, 2005 11:25 AM
I think if I ever have the need to pull more than ten cars, I may have to dieselize. I'm not sure how much line of track I will end up with, depends on what space opens up in the yard.
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Posted by jebouck on Wednesday, March 2, 2005 8:55 AM
QUOTE: I ran across this awhile back, but since you asked about long trains I think this would be very appropriate for you to see. Try http://www.largescaleonline.com/gday2003/pictures/


The title to that page says "600 feet of main line".
That's wrong.
There's over 2000 feet of mainline on Jens Bang's layout. And it is still growing.
We routinely pull 150+ car freights on that line.
In case you were wondering, all track powered with Bridgewerks power supplies.
jb
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, March 2, 2005 5:18 AM
Hi captain Carrales
I set my train length based on what I had done indoors on the small scales.
so the figure I worked on was eight freight cars for the bogied stock
( just like the US type freight cars made by Bachmann ect )
My passanger trains are two or three old timers may be four when I can
find and afford an LGB D&RGW baggage car either std length or shorty train set sized one.
The trains are not large by any means but you do have 4x the visual
impact the small scales have.
Small line limitied traffic small trains
Large line heaps of traffic long trains
So I would think it comes down to how you view your empire that should be determining your train sizes.
The locomotive I have that is well and truly capable of heavy hauleadge would run out of track before had it Ioaded up so it has to work for a living
my line is as level as I can get it but stage two will have a 1 in 64 grade which sould not bother things too much
regards John
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Posted by Rastun on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 10:17 PM
I only wish I could have the room for something like that. That is Jens Bang's layout in Idaho

Later,

Jack
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 10:16 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Dave Snow

Capt,

WOW!!! I counted 253 cars, pulled by 2 engines, with 2 helpers at the 72nd car. Impressive!!


Dave,

My grade won't be that great...mostly flat. The most I have pulled is four cars[:(], A Ten-Wheeler pulling a boxcar, a flat car, a coach and a caboose. [:)] ...but, I'm happy, I may never have a train with more than 10 cars, but I think that would be about right for my short line!

Thanks.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 10:13 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Rastun

Cappy,

I ran across this awhile back, but since you asked about long trains I think this would be very appropriate for you to see. Try http://www.largescaleonline.com/gday2003/pictures/

Take care,

Jack


Wow! My poor Ten-Wheelers would have a hard time with that! I hope that if my poor N&MRR ever has that much traffic that it will be up to the challenge.

I like the gradework and love the large open spaces that layout has. Who's layout is it? Yours?
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 10:04 PM
Capt,

WOW!!! I counted 253 cars, pulled by 2 engines, with 2 helpers at the 72nd car. Impressive!!
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 8:11 PM
CAPT.
I run an RS3 and U25 B TOGETHER with about 20 cars and i also have another set of all HERSHEY 2 little critters back to back with 10 HERSHEY cars. right now i only have 170 ft. of track out side and want to add 30 more ft . ben[2c]
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Posted by Rastun on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 8:10 PM
Cappy,

I ran across this awhile back, but since you asked about long trains I think this would be very appropriate for you to see. Try http://www.largescaleonline.com/gday2003/pictures/

Take care,

Jack
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Your longest Train...
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 7:55 PM
Greetings Folks,

The other day I was stopped by a train at a grade crossing near the intersection of King Street and 6th Street in Kingsville, Texas. As I watched the assortment of rusted graffiti covered railcars and observed the behavior of other, less “railfanish” drivers; I came to wonder... What is the longest train I can pull on the N&MRR (once it is completed of course)?

To help me answer this question I find that I must turn to you, my friends[:)], and see just how much a person can pull with what motive power and on what types of grade. If you do not have an answer, maybe now with the advent of spring in most of the world you might give it a try. If you can, please include anecdotes, type of locomotive used and length of train.

I look forward to your replies…

Oh yeah, pictures of the attempts would be great. [:D]

Capt Carrales

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