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    Accidents will of course happen and their...

    Accidents will of course happen and their consequences and handling will be different than today. Already fire and rescue services have had to adjust to accidents involving electric cars. You can't...
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    I don't think hydrogen is the answer to...

    I don't think hydrogen is the answer to everything, but there are more ways of producing hydrogen and there is a lot of research going on, but you got to start somewhere or you'll end up with a...
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    Hydrogen powered trains

    Alstom's hydrogen powered Coradia iLint trains are beginning revenue service today.
    The propulsion is electric, but instead of batteries, the motors are powered by fuel cells running on hydrogen....
  4. A very light package arrived today. Two small...

    A very light package arrived today. Two small retainer plugs for the coupler docks on my Hobbytrain E10/BR112.

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    When I bought these two locomotives used, one coupler dock was not attached...
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    I'm done converting couplers on my European...

    I'm done converting couplers on my European rolling stock from standard to Fleischmann Profi.
    Sidetracked in the process was:
    a) two tankers (that's okay, I have five more which are purdier and...
  6. Today UPS delivered the couplers that @el Gato...

    Today UPS delivered the couplers that @el Gato Gordo suggested a few posts ago - plus some additional Fleischmann pro couplers for mounting on a small batch of cars and locos that are too old to have...
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    Well, there were revenue steam events those...

    Well, there were revenue steam events those years, but probably just not near where you were.
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    Don't know when you were there of course, but...

    Don't know when you were there of course, but during the 80's the "Plandampf" or revenue steam events were an almost yearly occurrence. By now the infrastructure for servicing the steamers is pretty...
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    Steam locomotive used for MOW

    On one of the channels I subscribe to on YouTube, a video was posted from some MOW work on the main line between Neustadt and Kaiserslautern in Germany just recently in July 22. I don't know how it...
  10. Thanks for the link Gordon, I'll be needing some...

    Thanks for the link Gordon, I'll be needing some of those. I just noticed that the ones I got are slightly too short for my 83 Rheingold coaches.
  11. What are you buying this month (August 2022) ?

    I've decided to switch from ordinary Rapido couplers to modern Fleischmann Pro couplers on all my European rolling stock. After a deep breath I ordered a bunch of couplers. They're not exactly cheap,...
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    Cool! :cool:

    Cool! :cool:
  13. el Gato Gordo: If you were thinking of Trans Euro...

    el Gato Gordo: If you were thinking of Trans Euro Night (TEN), then it was not part of the Trans Europ Express (TEE) network. It was a European pool of former CIWL and DSG sleepers that existed...
  14. No, it's a bar coach. I don't recall the TEE...

    No, it's a bar coach. I don't recall the TEE system ever having sleepers. The TEE Blauer Enzian had a fairly long life, initially running between Hamburg and Munich (incidently hauled by the first...
  15. Another day, another delivery. Two TEE coaches...

    Another day, another delivery.
    Two TEE coaches to complete my short Austrian branch "Blauer Enzian" consist.

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  16. I wanted one more Digitrax UT-4 throttle, but...

    I wanted one more Digitrax UT-4 throttle, but they're discontinued, so instead I got myself two UT-6 throttles.

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    I messed up retouching the paint jobs on the...

    I messed up retouching the paint jobs on the Little Joe body molds, so I decided to strip them down and start over. It's okay, because now I know the pitfalls and while I'm at it I'm going to mount...
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    I've made a video from the informal module setup...

    I've made a video from the informal module setup at my club last week.
    No prototype ops, no eras, no geography, just running whatever trains we felt like.

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  19. What are you buying this month? (July 2022)

    I got myself some bending tools. To the left is a tool for wire e.g. to make handlebars, and to the left a tool for bending etched metal sheets.

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    First tests indicate I've found and fixed the...

    First tests indicate I've found and fixed the problem that caused derailment of the Little Joes. It was the pilot truck suspension that caused derailment of both the pilots and the main trucks. I've...
  21. Oh dear, that sounds terribly nice :cool: ...

    Oh dear, that sounds terribly nice :cool: ...
  22. Wow, the E10 didn't arrive until now? :eek: I...

    Wow, the E10 didn't arrive until now? :eek:
    I have the Hobbytrain E10 for my Rheingold, so I haven't been paying attention, but that's a long time for Trix ...
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    I've been hinting at a "skunk works" project a...

    I've been hinting at a "skunk works" project a couple of times, and now it's progressed far enough that I want to show what's on the workbench:
    A couple of Little Joes, made from resin kits based on...
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    My club resides in the basement of a schoolhouse...

    My club resides in the basement of a schoolhouse and last week I got a message that as the school is closing for the summer break, the club is borrowing the gym to set up modules for a week or two....
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    Other than whatever revolves around a model...

    Other than whatever revolves around a model railroad:

    - Video filming steam trains. I used to take lots of photos but never do that anymore. I really like the editing process and I've come home...
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