The Quanah Acme & Pacific RY

gjslsffan Aug 28, 2015

  1. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member

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    In a totally different direction. I decided to take some 40 trailers apart (most glued, some not), and remove the weights, I installed when all I had was plastic 89' piggyback flats. Now that I got just a soookin deal on a bunch of BLMA and other metal 89' flats, it was like insult to injury to have the trailers weighted. It actually made the train a lot harder to pull, needlessly, turns out. I removed almost 2 lbs of weights. Now them 4 geeps will rocket up the grades huh?
     
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    On another note. Vince, I had a guy here that worked in west Texas many years ago, dark territory (Track Warrant). He told me of a story, "there was this young DS working that night, (female, but aint goin there) we told the DS that we were gonna have to double the hill. DS said OK. We took the first half of our train into the siding atop the grade, tied it down and buzzed the DS up and said, we need to make a reverse move, to go back and get the second section of our train, bring it up here so we can go to the final terminal" he said there was a long silence......... Then on the radio he heard from the DS,.... "Mr. W**ds, the next time you double that hill, take the rest of your train with you".... Another very long silence on the radio, as the crew realized just how alone they were. I only refer to this as I hate to double the hill around here with a TOFC train for crying out loud LOL..
     
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  3. vince p

    vince p TrainBoard Member

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    That's dem merica steel containers yup dats whut tit tis

    Those 40 ballast cars/side dumps lone GP9 previous signal was green per seattle west dispatcher

    Rolled up on the next one at 50 per only to have ole red eye staring us in the face

    With no previous advance signal warning let's say it got interesting and dynamics sound so cool notched out to help stop

    We stopped about 3-5 feet before passing the signal.

    Believe me the road foreman got an earful along with seattle east and west dispatcher

    Per RQ'd report god I hate those things

    With all they could say was were sorry

    100 feet beyond that signal was a BN american self propelled crane that seen us bearing down on her and she had her crew set for un-relayed informational track work window that did not get relayed to us

    And no it was our job site with the Hook

    Yeah someone lost their job in dispatch over this close call

    So now your pulling road runners huh cool your power will thank you lol
     
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    In your world it is the DS as you control it all lol:ROFLMAO::LOL:(y):D:rolleyes:
     
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  5. Kevin Anderson

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    Who said I was the DS? Mwahahaha
     
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  6. gjslsffan

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    Yea we had similar one time here,the crew came around a 50mph curve and saw a HI-Rail MW boom truck. The crew plugged it and came withing a few yards of hitting the truck. At least the boom truck didnt go boom that day.
    Oh yea, the power wont get much of a break, but at least they will be out of the short time rating for a change :)
     
  7. gjslsffan

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    Vince, Kevin, you guys need help LOL. The kind of help of which I am not qualified to give. :Do_O
     
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    Only help we need is a good old emd throttle key
     
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    How much lester left the seats
     
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    LMAO for sure!
     
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    Wanted to get these cars on this thread. I have a few more freight cars in progress, hopefully winding down soon.
    After a bunch of mods and paint/decaling. Cant bring myself to weather these up too much, if at all.

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    And here they are leaving town.
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    I like colors....
     
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  14. gjslsffan

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    Thanks Mike!
     
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  15. Kevin Anderson

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    They look good
     
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    Some more cars I got done, a while back, that I wanted on this thread as well.
    This shorty tank car is an old Walthers kit and was done from pictures, detailed up, factory paint, touched up here and there.
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    This is an Atlas RTR car I weathered up. We see a few of them thru here.
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    This is a Scale trains model didn't add a thing to it, just some weathering.
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    The next 2 tank cars are early Walthers RTR cars I removed the lettering, slipped the ends off and added a bunch of weight to them as they were feather light from the factory, then painted and Herald King decals applied. I used images to weather the Sunoco car, The BASF will stay a bit cleaner.
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    I have had these car on several other threads, but I think I will try to keep my efforts on this thread more.
    Thanks for stopping by.
     
  17. RGW

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    You're on a roll T.
     
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    All looking great
     
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    Nothing like a good ‘ol dirty car to look at home on a layout!
     
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    Really like the short tank car, the weathering looks fantastic. Great job on all of your projects Tom.

    Joe
     
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