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  1. Distance seems to be an issue on the east coast...

    Distance seems to be an issue on the east coast and most of our members are scattered across suburbs. We don't have a central location with many nscalers. There is a loose knit group scattered...
  2. Long hood forward was one of the standards...

    Long hood forward was one of the standards instituted by the PRR. N&W and other railroads influenced by it followed the same thinking. It was simply because the engineers were used to operating a...
  3. I don't need these because I don't see many wind...

    I don't need these because I don't see many wind turbines in the north east. It is a sweet model and reminds me of the hundreds of them I saw out west.
  4. I am surprised because its not actually 1/87. The...

    I am surprised because its not actually 1/87. The mass doesn't scale that way in three dimensions. That locomotive didn't seem to need much force to get it moving. One man pulled it.
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    I live in the center of the early railroad...

    I live in the center of the early railroad universe in the US. The short version is the PRR dominated all possible rivals within several hundred miles. I love the PRR but I have an underdog...
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    I think a few more screws would make that as...

    I think a few more screws would make that as solid as it could be. It appears you used 1 screw at each point. You have enough wood to put another one beside the existing screw.
  7. Thread: Brandt Truck

    by RBMNfan
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    I saw a u tube video where an 8 axle Brandt truck...

    I saw a u tube video where an 8 axle Brandt truck pulled 7 or 8 gondolas behind it. It is a real usable switcher locomotive. They have a decent amount of pulling power in real life. You would have...
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    It varys widely depending on everything else in...

    It varys widely depending on everything else in my life. >:-}.
    Sometimes I go weeks without running or working on the trains. I have been neglecting the forum too. I am more selective how I spend...
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    Strasburg Railroad miniature train

    Last week I saw the Strasburg Railroads latest attraction the Cagney 12" gauge miniature train set. They started working on this last year and finished this year. This is the side they installed the...
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    Strasburg Railroad fast freight steam style

    I caught this train on the way home from work yesterday @ the Esbanshade Rd crossing.
    http://www.nscale.net/forums/album.php?albumid=1017&attachmentid=49504...
  11. On the code 40 flex track every locomotive hits...

    On the code 40 flex track every locomotive hits the rail heads. My bachmann 44 tonner seemed to be the finest flange I tried. The track looks real cool for representing crappy industrial tracks.
  12. There are several model train shops near/in...

    There are several model train shops near/in Strasburg. About an hour away.
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    Poll: I have 12.5" minimum radius for mainline...

    I have 12.5" minimum radius for mainline trackage. It should have been 13.5" but I was moving to fast to realize my mistake.
    I can't believe the number of >15" responses. I would have a far simpler...
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    My railroad is the Lancaster & Reading a...

    My railroad is the Lancaster & Reading a freelance railroad that could have been.
    There was a real Lancaster & Reading that was a footnote in the history of the Reading RR and the Pennsylvania RR. ...
  15. Sweet video. A train like that is more like...

    Sweet video. A train like that is more like driving a truck than a modern locomotive. This actually makes me think of the local abandoned 3ft gauge railroad and the way it was historically described.
  16. Its a miniature railroad (7-1/4" to 18" gauge...

    Its a miniature railroad (7-1/4" to 18" gauge railroad). The tracks are laid on the ground, the next smaller size gauge of Live steam (I think its 4-3/4" here in the US) has the track 3 ft off the...
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    Its possible the train was moving fast enough and...

    Its possible the train was moving fast enough and the resulting wave moved enough water so the electric motors weren't soaked. Someone else mentioned that it might be a diesel-hydraulic drive instead...
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    Possibly. This isn't the mainline track that gets...

    Possibly. This isn't the mainline track that gets most of the maintenance budget. I find it interesting that simple wooden wedges hold up that many tons,considering how much locomotives.
    Look up...
  19. I reserved one of the PRL U23-B locomotives atlas...

    I reserved one of the PRL U23-B locomotives atlas recently announced.
  20. Thread: Thieving

    by RBMNfan
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    I would bet the tank car was stolen by a kid who...

    I would bet the tank car was stolen by a kid who stuck it in his pocket before a parent found him. I had one of my buddies bring his two sons over to see my layout. The younger one (two or three...
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    I got you guys beat. I drove 2000 miles to Utah...

    I got you guys beat. I drove 2000 miles to Utah and got pictures of Utah Railway, UP and BNSF trains.
    Though I did take my jeep to feed my other addiction of offroading.
    Normally I don't go far....
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    That looks more like someone might have had...

    That looks more like someone might have had permission. The reporting marks on the left car appear painted over the graffiti and he didn't cover the information stencils.
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    Is that the base of operations for a commuter...

    Is that the base of operations for a commuter railroad? Way to much track for just a few daily Amtrak trains. The intermodal yard is far more could more complex than I have ever seen modeled. It...
  24. Thread: Track Cleaning

    by RBMNfan
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    It also depends on how often you operate,...

    It also depends on how often you operate, humidity and temperature. I operate my layout every other day or so and only have issues on the turnouts I reused for the 2nd or 3rd times, there appears to...
  25. Peco code 55 is modified code 80 buried in the...

    Peco code 55 is modified code 80 buried in the ties. Yes it should work fine. This is the main selling point of Peco code 55.
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