What's yer' Power?

Maxwell Plant Sep 30, 2000

  1. Maxwell Plant

    Maxwell Plant TrainBoard Member

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    Tell us what sort of motive power your railroad uses and why.

    The AOW uses diesel-electric power that isn't any older than second generation. It's a pretty even balance between EMD and GE but we have no Alcos.(Sorry, Alan!) Most of the locos are in BNSF colors or BNSF "retagged and numbered". The rest is either AOW or SP/UP. (Actually, we currently have no UP/SP Power, but are looking at getting some again.) We do have an A-B-B-A set of F-9's in BN Cascade Green and Black, but those are used for "Special Operations and Business Entertainment Runs" or "SOBER" Trains. Things like "Operation Life Saver" and attracting new Businesses to the railroad.

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    Brent Tidaback, Member #234
    BNSF Railfan-to-the Max, and a N-Scaler to boot!
    "Ship it on the Roadrunners!"
    The Aransas Odessa & Western, a division of the BNSF
     
  2. Chessie_SD50_8563

    Chessie_SD50_8563 Permanently dispatched

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    I currently have
    C44-9W
    C40-8W
    SD40-2
    SD45
    U30B
    SW1500
    GP7


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    Theres no such thing as having to many coal hoppers or GP40-2 when you model Chessie System
    LONG LIVE THE KITTEN!!!
    LONG LIVE BIG BLUE!!!
    I looked at DCC... and stayed DC!
     
  3. Kevin M

    Kevin M TrainBoard Member

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    Hey chessie, I did not see any GP40-2's on that roster, hmm.
    Kevin
     
  4. MOPAC 1

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    My roster currently contains: 1-SD60M (MOPAC blue-new purchase), 2-SD-60's (1-demonstrator [leased unit] /1-MOPAC blue-new purchase), 1-SD-50 (DRGW-acquired in merger), 2-SD-40's (1-MOPAC blue-new purchase / 1-transition-acquired in merger), 2-GP40's (1-transition-acquired in merger / 1-BN (soon to be painted Blue). An SD-45 (Santa-fe, soon to be painted blue). Plus 2-(former C-30-7's, now modified into C-36-7's-in Blue)...SD-90MAC's and GE dash-9's coming soon! MOPAC 1
     
  5. Chessie_SD50_8563

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Kevin D Mumaw:
    Hey chessie, I did not see any GP40-2's on that roster, hmm.
    Kevin
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    LOL there coming!!! I plan on geting all 3 athearn numbers. And trying to find GM50



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    Theres no such thing as having to many coal hoppers or GP40-2 when you model Chessie System
    LONG LIVE THE KITTEN!!!
    LONG LIVE BIG BLUE!!!
    I looked at DCC... and stayed DC!
     
  6. Rappannahock Terminal

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    The Rappannahock Terminal is a not so wealthy company [​IMG] and has not so much modern power.

    1 GP9
    1 GP20
    1 GP30
    1 RS1
    1 RS3
    1 SW7
    1 44-tonner

    RS1, 3, SW7 and the 44-T are all in the paintshop now.


    Paul

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    Rappannahock Terminal Railway
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  7. StickyMonk

    StickyMonk Staff Member

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    <font color="336633">I have allready put this b4 but i will put it again in here

    H10-44 (re-powered now rated at 1200hp
    S12 (still in very faded EL paint and might be in for a repowering)
    Slug (rebuilt from an ex Santa Fe GP7)
    C415 (hi-cab hi-aid trucks when i get round to making some)
    RS2 (rebuilt with new electrics and a larger fuel tank which pushed the airtanks on top of the hood)
    RS3 (de-rated to 1500hp)
    RS11 (chop nosed curently undergoing repowering)
    RS18 (ex CN)
    RS18 (ex CN still in striped paint)
    GP18 (ex Mopac traded its AAR trucks to FA1 now rides on blombergs, air tanks still on hood)
    FA1 (ex long island nee BN (sp&s) converted back from cab car to working loco used on specials but also used in normal freights)

    will have some big alcos when i get round to buying some, and when i find some C424, C425, S1/2/3/4 and RS1's for sale i will also have some of them
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    Matthew
    wheres all the C636's????
    stickymonk.com
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  8. wt&c

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    1-44 GP7 Ex-DT&I
    50-59 GP7B Ex-DT&I converted to B-units
    100-249 SD40-2 #222&200 wrecked on UP; retired
    250-299 SD45 Ex-Milwulkee Road
    550-589 SD60M
    590-599 C420 Original from Huntington Mining co.
    920-927 E8 Ex-B&O & some Ex-Burlington
    3330-3379 GP40 Ex-EMD Lease & New
    5500-5544 U30C
    5555-5579 SD80MAC 5555 EXPECTED IN DECEMBER
    5800-5811 SD80MAC TESTING UNITS
    5800-5839 GP38-2 #5823 special paint scheme
    5955-5999 GP40E Homemade in Cannonsboro Shops
    6000-6199 SD70MAC RF&P's blue, darkblue & creme paint job

    As ou can see, this is predominantly, EMD/GM Territory with a few U30C's and ALCO C420's. Unfortunately, the Alcos, are to be up for sale soon, and 10 of the U-Boats are in front of the Retirement board.Crew men weren't fond of the them because they, didn't wook well with the SD45's.


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  9. wt&c

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    so far:

    A&A GP40 3338 Ex-CSX 6825
    A&A GP38-2 5823
    A&A B30-7 #4637 (not on Roster but will have 20 of these in MoPac paint)
    (CSX)SD40-2 8350 W/SD40 carbody
    (CSX)GP40-2 6126
    (CSX)B30-7 5520
    (CSX)C40-8W 7664
    (CSX)C44-9W 9023
     
  10. Catt

    Catt Permanently dispatched

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    The Grande Valley runs GP-18s GP-30s GP35s(both hi and low short hoods) GP_40/40-2s Gp-50s ,and SD-60s (both spartan and comfort cabs. We also run some GE units.We also have some steam for excursion running. [​IMG] [​IMG]

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  11. watash

    watash Passed away March 7, 2010 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

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    Can I join? I got a diezul too! Its a U-25 SFe and seems to run. But so far, what I have unpacked, I have these steamers for power, (as they come out of the boxes): 0-4-0,0-8-0, 2-10-4, 2-8-0, 2-6-6-2, 4-6-2, 0-6-0, 4-8-4,2-8-0,2-8-0,2-8-2, 4-6-0,4-6-2, 2-8-2, 0-8-0, 4-6-4, 4-8-2, 2-8-8-0, 2-6-6-4, 4-8-8-4, 2-6-0. There are several more boxes and maybe some more diesels in with some of the cars and stuff. Its late, G'nite all.

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  12. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    The Andersley Western is an all-Alco road, and has, so far - 1 RS1, 1 RS2, 1 RSC2, 1 RS11. More will be acquired, as availability and funds become available. As tonnages increase, we could do with some larger power, like C636's, C630's, etc.

    Some ex-CN M420W's would be nice [​IMG]

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    The perfect combination - BNSF and N Scale!

    www.ac-models.com
    Andersley Western Railroad
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  13. watash

    watash Passed away March 7, 2010 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

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    You guys love those Big Mac's, maybe you would like to check out railpower@sisna.com and see their new SD90MAC-H phase 1, and also their SD9043MAC, they look like they might pull two cars and a caboose too! They even have a GP60M+B lettered for BNSF! I still don't see where you put the coal though. [​IMG]

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  14. watash

    watash Passed away March 7, 2010 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

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    GUESS WHAT?? I found a box with some diesels engines in it!
    F-7A Life(Like) X2F's Chessy 4472
    GP18D Athern KD5's BN 6147
    U-25 Bachmann X2F's SFE 350
    (All X2F The rest)
    GP38-2 Life SFE 3500 (3 ea)
    GP38-2 Life Chessy 4810
    F7-A Bach SFE 307
    U-30 Tyco Virginian 4301
    D20ton Yugo B&O 5006
    F7-A Mantua SFE 4015
    D20ton RSO SFE 332
    F7-A Tyco SFE 4015 (3ea)
    F7-A Life BN 9790
    F7-A Revel SFE (no #)
    And that's one box full
    (There is another GP18D w/KD#5, but it's not in the best of health. It is the one I tried to couple KD's with, so is rather bent!Ha)

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  15. Maxwell Plant

    Maxwell Plant TrainBoard Member

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    Well that explains alot. You go some pretty old stuff there watash. The last time I saw a Revell F-unit, it was in a book printed in 1969, third addition, "The Book of Model Railroading". It was my MRR Bible for years but now it's a bit out of date. [​IMG] Great book in it's time, but the most I can get out of it now is some sceanery tips, although I wouldn't use some of the stuff they used back then, chemicals are too harsh or the end result is too heavy. I don't want you to think I'm putting down the old days, but I'm sure glad we have moved on and have improved EVERYTHING IN ALL SCALES, that includes couplers my friend. As long as you install the KayDee/Micro-Trains/McHenery/Accumate couplers CORRECTLY, they can't be beat. But, that's just the opinion of a not-so-old-but-old-enough, dog. [​IMG] We love your ideas, keepem' coming!

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    Brent Tidaback, Member #234
    BNSF Railfan-to-the Max and a N-Scaler to boot!
    "Ship it on the Route of The Roadrunners!"
    The Aransas Odessa & Western, a division of the BNSF
     
  16. Greg Elems

    Greg Elems Staff Member

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    Currently my engine roster has mostly 1st generation power. These are S scale units made by American Models.

    1 FP7
    3 GP9's
    3 GP35's
    1 F3-repowered with AM chassis
    1 F7-rebuilt from F3 shell

    planned purchase's
    1 or 2 S12's
    1 SW1

    There are units made by S Helper Service coming, they will be comperable to the HO Atlas and Kato being produced in China. I plan on a set of F3's.

    hogger
     
  17. watash

    watash Passed away March 7, 2010 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

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    Your right Brent, that Revel Deexul is so old its got wrinkles! On another thread I told about trying to use pulse power and back into a couple with all the couplers you mentioned, but unless The car I wanted to pick up happened to be sitting over a magnet with coupler already opened, I could not make the knuckle open inorder to couple. So I'll stay with my faithful Mantua's. The new scenery stuff, I agree. Got some great stuff now days. Still very delicate, though. That's why I think the old Banner Company cast-iron trees are better, they are still standing when you climb back down off the table. [​IMG]

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  18. Maxwell Plant

    Maxwell Plant TrainBoard Member

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    Well, the ramp is for uncoupling, not coupling. Sounds to me you didn't put the centering springs in the draft gear box or they were in there wrong. Like I said, I think you didn't have them installed correctly. If you did, you wouldn't have ANY of the problems you did. The coupler would "center-up" on the ramp and as soon as you moved off, "click", they would lock. But you stay with those hook-n-loops if that's what works for you.

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    Brent Tidaback, Member #234
    BNSF Railfan-to-the Max and a N-Scaler to boot!
    "Ship it on the Route of The Roadrunners!"
    The Aransas Odessa & Western, a division of the BNSF

    [This message has been edited by Maxwell Plant (edited 06 October 2000).]
     
  19. watash

    watash Passed away March 7, 2010 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

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    You are correct Brent, They are for uncoupling ONLY. I had the couplers professionally mounted, and tested at a club, approved by several of that club's "experts". OK? Then, I asked them to run my engine back and couple onto my flat car and show me how it is supposed to work. The flat car with 'their' coupler, and the engine with 'their' coupler. I took my finger and pushed the flat about three inches away from the magnet in their track. The club "expert" backed my engine into the flat, no couple and the flat coasted about 12" down the track! Lots of hoots from the other "experts" as is always the case at clubs, and eventually all of them had a go at it. None coupled on unless the flat was on a magnet! None! Then I reached into my tool box and started adding weight onto the flat car, in answer from the "experts" that my flat was not heavy enough. I laid a plumber's block of lead on the flat, they hit it at about 4 MPH but the flat still rolled away. I put the other block on beside the first; all the room there was. That was two one pound blocks. They tried again, off magnet, then I said it wont do it, they said it will! SO! I shoved the flat off the magnet, ran my engine down the track about ten feet, flipped it in reverse, and said stand back! I gave it full throttle, and crashed into the flat at full bore! The Couplers DID NOT OPEN! Sorry.
     
  20. BC Rail King

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    The Eastern BC Rail Link features-

    3 SD35
    2 SW15
    1 SD40
    1 SD40-2
    1 GP35

    The CPR on the future (being built) lower level is as follows

    3 SD60 (SOO)
    1 SD60M (SOO)
    1 AC4400CW
    2 SD40-2
    2 SD40M-2

    Happy Railroading!

    Dane N. [​IMG]

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    for information, contact Dane N. at Dane_Nicholson@tamr.org
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