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  1. wow!! Those Kato 9 car Hiawatha sets are very...

    wow!! Those Kato 9 car Hiawatha sets are very nice....

    But I like your local too 56Pontiac
  2. A different take on the 'motorised boxcar' idea,...

    A different take on the 'motorised boxcar' idea, search for threads along those lines. It depends on the type of coal car your running as to the ideal chassis for it but remember those Japanese mechs...
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    Great stuff! Nothing like having something...

    Great stuff! Nothing like having something running to build up the excitement...
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    maybe a shed or loading cranes, just loading...

    maybe a shed or loading cranes, just loading blocks onto flat cars for transport to the finishing sheds.

    With granite and marble quarrying areas, it can just be the face of a hill too, maybe...
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    Or perhaps a sanded grout for a bit of surface...

    Or perhaps a sanded grout for a bit of surface texture. Maybe some black sand added.
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    That should be interesting. Certainly beats the...

    That should be interesting. Certainly beats the usual gravel pit operation.
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    When you say quarry, are you looking at a Vermont...

    When you say quarry, are you looking at a Vermont style big block marble or granite quarry or a gravel load, gravel pit, hopper car thing?
    It depends on your buildings and cars you plan to use....
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    What about a CPR N2a from a Bachmann 2-8-0?...

    What about a CPR N2a from a Bachmann 2-8-0?...
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    That's interesting Paul. I was an Area Controller...

    That's interesting Paul. I was an Area Controller in New South Wales (Australia), kind of like a train controller/despatcher but with only CTC equipment. We had similar problems at one location with...
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    Have a good trip!! We expect plenty of photos...

    Have a good trip!! We expect plenty of photos posted here when you return...;)
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    And how far from the nearest feeder is this piece...

    And how far from the nearest feeder is this piece of track? The newer loco may be more 'touchy' to voltage drop than the older loco.
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    Not at all Tom!! The exchange of ideas and...

    Not at all Tom!! The exchange of ideas and information is what these forums are all about!! Different people have expertise and /or knowledge in different fields and willing to share which helps...
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    The 'funny looking box' is the only visable part...

    The 'funny looking box' is the only visable part of a Worthington type SA feedwater heater.
    As a matter of interest, I had a Van Hobbies G5 in HO brass years ago and it had an Elesco feedwater...
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    Just a thought, will the Dullcoat can nozzle fit...

    Just a thought, will the Dullcoat can nozzle fit onto the Krylon can stem?? If so then you might get a finer mist...
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    First look seems the 2 empty hoppers jack-knifed ...

    First look seems the 2 empty hoppers jack-knifed but not actually causing the derailment. Being between possibly loaded hoppers makes them more likely to do that.
    Also interesting is the 3...
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    And the little 2-6-0 at 4:46 is a Bayer Peacock...

    And the little 2-6-0 at 4:46 is a Bayer Peacock design -also 3'6"- which is quite common in Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia
    http://www.australiansteam.com/C%2022.htm...
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    I spotted 2 Australian and 1 New Zealand...

    I spotted 2 Australian and 1 New Zealand locomotive in that clip...interesting stuff though
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    Yes, the forest provided a nice setting. Also the...

    Yes, the forest provided a nice setting. Also the picnic area.
    I'm just amazed at how far the old Melbourne fleet has traveled since the 'great sale'. That's the first time I've seen a W class so...
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    Yep, i used this in HO and now N. never a problem...

    Yep, i used this in HO and now N. never a problem - except for the rare flat torch bettery :lol:
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    I watched the youtube clips on the steam-2 and am...

    I watched the youtube clips on the steam-2 and am impressed with them. my switching layout is short on grades but a lot of starting and stopping (prototypically) heavy trains so the varying rates of...
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    Yes, impressive. I was going to go with Locsound...

    Yes, impressive. I was going to go with Locsound for 3 locos I'm working on but will be reconsidering this now...

    And just thinking about that whaleback tender body from Shapeways, if it was...
  22. In the same vein as the Alco, look at Bachmann's...

    In the same vein as the Alco, look at Bachmann's 70 tonner and 44 tonner. Both come with factory installed DCC.
    As for sound, I recently bought a Model Power 2-6-0 with sound and DCC, it's a great...
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    Two more cab options for the Bachmann 4-6-0 ...

    Two more cab options for the Bachmann 4-6-0

    https://www.shapeways.com/product/QLUSR8QEY/n-scale-sp-cab-conv-bachmann-4-6-0-low-mount?optionId=57936704&li=user-wishlist...
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    Wow! what a difference a steel cab makes to it....

    Wow! what a difference a steel cab makes to it. The short USRA always looks better with that 4-6-0 than what it comes with.
    Did you wire the decoder up to the pc board in the tender or totally strip...
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    Rain and cold now. But I got my Shapeways order...

    Rain and cold now. But I got my Shapeways order in. Ore cars and bulldog Mack trucks
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