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New blood on the old traction L/O

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by interurban, Jun 29, 2004.

  1. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    As I have been hinting :rolleyes: I have rewired the basics to alow new blood to earn revenue on the traction right of way.
    here are a few shots of the "intruders". :D

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  2. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    It all runs very well although I have to ensure good switch connections on the throws now. Never had to bother with just overhead :thumb:

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  3. Fred_M

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    Gasp...Somebody give me CPR. :D
  4. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    Canadian Pacific Railway!! will that do it Fred?? :D :D :D :D
  5. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    Made a funny and didn't even know it. :D Fred
  6. Chessie1973

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    Those look great Interurban.

    One question for you. In the next to last picture it looks like the Diesel is leaning really close to the Traction unit and the next shot the boxcar seems to be leaning.

    Is that just the camra playing tricks or is the track there a little lopsided?

    Those models look great. Don't worry though. After a while those diesel guys will get tired of thier hair standing on end running under all those wires :D
  7. interurban

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    Thanks Chessie.
    I think the track lifted a while back, gives them the old rock and roll that you see on the real thing.
    I `ll have to ceck it of with the MOW boys. :D
  8. Tyson Rayles

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    Nice pics Chris!
  9. Chessie1973

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    Didnt mean to nitpick you or anything. I was just wondering if you noticed that or not. Didn't want all your wonderful models derailing and having to go to the repair shop was all.

    You layout just amazes me with all the detail it has and the overhead and track being live just blows my mind as to how you do things.
  10. Ray Marinaccio

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    :thumb: Nice photos Chris. :thumb:
    Just don't let them diesels take over. :rolleyes:
  11. interurban

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    No worries matey, I only picked up on that today, :thumb:

    Glad you like my attemps with the Traction era, There are 6 of us who are really into modeling that wonderful time of the Interurbans :wave:
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    Fantastic shots, friend!

    If I know Chris, the diesels are a temporary thing, just waiting for him to find some coaches to bash and use the mechys for power :D
  13. Chessie1973

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    Unfortunartely this is as close as my layout will be able to come to having traction on it due to the setting of a small rural town and all.

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    :wave: See Chris, I just knew you could do it and you did!! :eek:
    But don't they look just grand all inter mixed? Great Job :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: Jim
  15. McFortner

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    Small town? Then why is the Leaning Tower of Pisa in the background? ;) :D

    Michael
  16. Chessie1973

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    Heh, that is actually a stack of clear plastic containers thjat those tiny little craft beads come in that I use to organise my Kadee couplers and all the misc. things that go with them like the springs, shims, coupler boxes etc.

    Works great to keep all those tiy part organised and easily visible, especially the knuckle springs that you need a microscope to see to replace them.
  17. Fred_M

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    Oh? What did you do with the beads? ;) :D :confused: Fred
  18. RailRon

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    Chris, isn't there a certain danger that your shop forces rip out those noisy, stinking, oil-dripping diesel motors and replace them with clean, softly humming transformers and power step switches? Then all you need is a pantograph on top - and your 'new blood' will be truly assimilated! :D :D :D :D :D :D

    (Ok, ok, you diesel lovers, I'm ducking behind a big, massive wall and won't say one more peep about this issue... :oops: :oops: :oops: )

    Ron ;) :D
  19. Chessie1973

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    the beads currently reside in a ziplock bag.

    I have ben looking for a use for them, the red ones might make good marker lights for my cabeese
  20. interurban

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    Hi Ron,, I though it would be nice of me to accomadate a few stinky oil dripping diesels , as it did use to happen. :( :D
    They do complement the rest of the era.
    Still doing the wiring on the other side of the L/O,
    ,,, :D no swear words yet,,,,,,,, yet :thumb: