Discussion in 'General' started by gjslsffan, Mar 30, 2016.
I'm with you Chris. I need to relax a little bit.
Yessir I do, It takes me hours to get it to all work, sometimes the old printer just says no to me. Thanks for the input and comments.
I agree! But there is room for us all. Its a big tent we are in
Managed to have a op session yesterday and caught an east bound QA&P train, with Frisco and Santa Fe power, but still under powered. That sinister Yard Master put every ounce of train these locos could handle, no doubt they were in the "short time" rating for a lot of the climb.
Great stuff Tom. I can't get over the length of trains you run smoothly. Your rolling stick looks great.
Always a pleasure to see your models in motion. Very nice.
Thanks Steve and Jim!
I was not kidding we almost stalled. But those old EMD's just dug in and went to work, just like a good old EMD's should. These GE C-4's we have, are the most over rated pieces of scrap ever produced. I am also confident, an SD-9 will drag the last one to the torch, for razor blade mfg. They may work on the flats but no good on mountain grade. Not that I am prejudice just confident that you cannot put 4400 HP of power to the rail in 4 powered axles, with flange lubricators back to back to back. I have actually been hit in the butt by the 2nd and 3rd locos in consist in run 8 going up-grade with a C-4 on the head end, that C-4 is putting all of 600 amps to the rail while the SD70ace behind it is putting out 1300 amps.
Sorry try not to rant but wow, what pieces over rated GE hunks of junk the C-4's are, LOL.
Please carry on my friends.
Tom Holley -no GE MRR lol.
Tom, great videos, but I sit here and can't help think that a big part of running those consists is missing; sound! It's just what I have gotten used to...
That was pretty funny Tom
At the risk of not having sound again, I will post the attached, yesterday was a good day at an op session, with some good friends. Wish you were here too.
Thanks for looking.
Cool! Even some era-correct Gloria Gaynor "I Will Survive" coming from the radio of the railfan's vehicle in that first video.
That's a great video Tom!
Well done Tom...well done
Thanks Keith, Charlie and Howard. I appreciate the input.
He are a few pics of a quartet of B/Y Geeps doin the deed.
Here we are going thru the yard headed up the branch to one of 2 hidden staging yards.
Here are coming back into the yard light power, after setting our train out.
Great job Tom!!! Your layout looks good.
Nice work Tom. Those are all greate scenes.
What material do you use for the shades for the cab windows?
And the color?
All of these images fall into the "never gets old" category.
Sorry for so long in getting back to you John. Its just plain paper cut painted with craft paint then folded and glued with canopy glue to the locomotive.
Thanks Joe, Steve, John and Charlie for the nice words.
Here we have power for a recent eastbound headed to the house for servicing.
Working on some videos recorded a few weeks ago but working with one (wrong) hand it is challenging.
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