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Train, Layout and Video by Ted Doskaris Operating on the layout are two Aristo-Craft ALCO RS-3 locos pulling a 26 car train around loops and up grades. One of locos is a relatively late version Rock Island unit having factory ball bearing motor blocks, whilst the other loco is an early version Southern Pacific unit refitted with Aristo ball bearing blocks having stainless steel wheels of reduced flange depth. Though I used that type motor block, the Bachmann company's resurrected Aristo Eggliner's motor block (having conventional deep flange wheels) is available as a replacement part - fortuitous being Aristo-Craft is out of business. A detailed installation description is provided in vignette (article), title & link: "Upgrading Aristo-Craft Loco Motor Blocks from Sleeve to Ball Bearing" https://elmassian.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=733&Itemid=1157 The locos and train cars are fitted with fixed, body mounted Kadee "G" type centerset couplers. The locos employ custom made CNC machined metal coupler boxes fitted with Kadee couplers, springs and lid from the Kadee 907 kit. This is described in vignette that includes the RS-3, title & link: "Custom Made Coupler Boxes & Kadee Centerset Couplers for Selected Aristo-Craft Locos" https://elmassian.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=449&Itemid=513 The train cars are all Aristo 70 ton covered hoppers that are lowered 0.220 inch (by using modified USA Trains trucks) and fitted with body mount Kadee 906 (or predecessor 830) type coupler assemblies. This is described in vignette, title & link: "Aristo Covered hopper, Lowering & Kadee Coupler Installation" https://elmassian.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=379&Itemid=422 The USA Trains bay window caboose is fitted with body mounted Kadee 907 assemblies without using glue blocks so that you can see through the platform floor grates. This is described in vignette, title & link: "Body Mounting Kadee 907s to USA Trains Bay Window & Extended Vision Caboose" https://elmassian.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=556&Itemid=675
This video features a bashed then rebuilt heavy duty 8 axle depressed center flat car for my RR. What will the first load be? Watch the video to find out.
The footage shows awful track - that works! - on a model railroad featuring 90's era CSX. Two main segments are shown - handlaid yard trackage, and a mainline attempt at realistic jointed rail. The layout is a small one on an outdoor porch, so when you hear the sound of crickets in the mix, that is actually real. All of the trackage, scenery, equipment, and weathering was last worked on some 6 years ago, when I was in my teens. The layout has actually been dormant for 6 years with stuff stored on top and cats sleeping on the foliage. I revived it to take a record of the best portions. Most of the yard tracks are handlaid n-scale rail on tiny wooden ties, with ample kinks. The yard lead and siding are even more deliberately designed to cause trouble. I put cardboard shims under the middle 30' ft. of each scale 40' ft section of rail, and then spiked the joints down to create the characteristic bowed effect of poorly maintained jointed rail. You'll notice that this is done with N-scale rail on a curved piece of track that heads into a curve switch - I have no idea how the trains stay on the track! The joints are more pronounced on the siding track shown at the end of the video, which is laid with cut 40'scale code 83 rail laid on plastic ties. I intended to film the manifest leaving and some more switching, but ran out of time. Hopefully next time I visit I can capture some more. This video is incredibly misleading about the overall railroad, though, as it is really the only portion with scenery and that is compromised by lack of background and narrow benchwork. The rest of the railroad is mostly code 100 track and even snap track, with a few other segments of barely operable weedy branchline track. Finally, the sound is taken from my own rail videos. Much of it is actually from a remarkably similar video of a decrepit branchline in Richmond, VA: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qoz7pzaQOQs Oddly, I created this modeled segment years before I knew about the branchline! The mainline sound is a little bit more of a stretch, since I can't even remember seeing B40-8's on a mainline freight.
Link to the Music Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2PxIH6PReE A Lego Train with a GoPro on it, going through the house and into the garden. TrainGuy's Lego Train Set 2016. There is about 50 meters of Lego track where the train travels throughout the set. With the help of friends setting it up. Link to the Fails video Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSc9jZXHHBA
A Busy Day at Sutterby Junction. Sutterby Junction is a fictitious main line station on an extensive O Gauge main line garden layout, loosely based on a flavour of the ECML in the late 1930's to late 40’s. A scale 2 miles run round the garden enables Pacifics and the like to stretch their legs with scale length trains at scale speeds of up to 90+mph and long goods trains to trundle round to their hearts content. The main track work is now complete, just the branch line to be rebuilt. Whilst there is still a good bit of work to be done around the railway in the form of scenic work, the main line is now fully operational. Comprising mainly of twin track, with up to four and six tracks wide in a number of places for around 50% of the layout, giving excellent operational opportunities. Long approaches to the main station (housed indoors) and multiple roads in the cutting area, allow plenty of scope for complex running. One of the main features of this railway is the emphasis on scenic work, something usually only carried out on indoor railways and is very rarely attempted on garden railways. The scenic side is being constantly improved, to give a little more “real feel” to an outside line. The railway is run quite a bit during the summer months (good weather permitting) and remains in place throughout the year, only the outside buildings being taken in in the winter from around the end of November to beginning of March. There are one or two other items added to give a little more "realism" to the models. The smoke effect at the tunnel exit and, on a few occasions, a lively fire can be seen in the cab of the V2, especially when stood off the end of the platform at Orby Bank.
Outdoor Locomotives - Stream - Trains - Norway 2017
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