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Old 12-12-2014, 02:28 PM   #31
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Re: All Aboard! (All things Railways).

nice models, Oskar!
Your Hornby trains are very nice too!
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Re: All Aboard! (All things Railways).

Here is a link to my YouTube video of the Royal Deeside Railways steam locomotive 'Salmon, in steam earlier this year.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cxnx...6soat7eMjVnIPA
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nice models, Oskar!
Your Hornby trains are very nice too!
Thanks for the kind comment, I wish I had some ICE trains, their lines are just so sleek!
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nice models, Oskar!
Thanks Alberic.

Much like Magnus though i wish i had an ICE train, more specifically the Russian Sapsan train based on the ICE 3. Sadly it's only available as a four car set, not the full ten cars.
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Thanks Alberic.

Much like Magnus though i wish i had an ICE train, more specifically the Russian Sapsan train based on the ICE 3. Sadly it's only available as a four car set, not the full ten cars.
I had a look around but the models seem very expensive in relation to the british ones and the postage from mainland Europe costs a fortune.
When I get my new laptop I have got to get the ICE 3 DLC for train sim.
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Re: All Aboard! (All things Railways).

I thought some people might be interested in this.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uoY7V9fqiZc
The loco is a LMS Black 5 and is owned by Ian Riley.
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Re: All Aboard! (All things Railways).

No secret I'm a railfan as well. I have played all sorts of sims, from that nice Scenery Simulator with trains that you can get on steam, to MSTS (and OR by extension) and Maszyna. Also have a friends who played Run8 (albeit it is a very pricy sim to get into.)

Also do some stuff in N gauge (trying to go more for early/mid 1970s era L&N and Amtrak), and T gauge (which I have had to put on hold.)

Of course, I usually go out with some friends and catch the real things. With most of my stuff being around the Central Florida portions of the CSX A and S lines, as well as the Jacksonville area stuff (3 sizable roads have yards there) and Folkston just past the state border.

Crews are usually very friendly, and what run-ins we did have with LEOs, be it the railroad cops or the towns police have been very kind and supportive (with the Railroad officers sometimes being railfans themselves!)
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No secret I'm a railfan as well. I have played all sorts of sims, from that nice Scenery Simulator with trains that you can get on steam, to MSTS (and OR by extension) and Maszyna. Also have a friends who played Run8 (albeit it is a very pricy sim to get into.)

Also do some stuff in N gauge (trying to go more for early/mid 1970s era L&N and Amtrak), and T gauge (which I have had to put on hold.)

Of course, I usually go out with some friends and catch the real things. With most of my stuff being around the Central Florida portions of the CSX A and S lines, as well as the Jacksonville area stuff (3 sizable roads have yards there) and Folkston just past the state border.

Crews are usually very friendly, and what run-ins we did have with LEOs, be it the railroad cops or the towns police have been very kind and supportive (with the Railroad officers sometimes being railfans themselves!)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
T gauge is indeed an interesting prospect!
Do you have your own layout?
When I went to the states, I was overawed by the sheer length of the trains, they seem to stretch for ever.
The railway guys in Britain seem reasonably chilled too, but I can't say I've ever tried my luck.
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T gauge is indeed an interesting prospect!
Do you have your own layout?
When I went to the states, I was overawed by the sheer length of the trains, they seem to stretch for ever.
The railway guys in Britain seem reasonably chilled too, but I can't say I've ever tried my luck.
In T, yeah, it's been very small project I've been on and off on for the last 4 years. I've been considering trying out 3D Printing some of the buildings I designed for it. Now that I have Solidworks and seem very comfortable with it, I might end up trying to do just that. Just gotta find a place that will print it for me in decent resolution without me having to donate my limbs (seriously, Shapeways is expensive).

I wish T could get better developed, but it seems to have started running into many drawbacks in the US, though I know in the UK it has a larger following (as well as a beautiful BR Class 43 that was made and marketed by a UK dealer.) The US market has had issues from what I have heard had part of how the distribution network worked. It seems like the US distributor was selling to everyone at the same price (be them a retailer or a member of the public.) For a hobby which has a lot of folks that prefer not to use the internet, that doesn't help the hobby grow. Lack of localized rolling stock that is RTR also hurt it a lot. So if you want RTR, you can have what you want as long as it's a Class 43, an ICE 3, or a Japanese EMU or DMU.

As for N, I've been collecting rolling stock and locos, though I've been imagining an idea for a small 2'x4' branch line layout. Will let me take my GP30 or GP9 out for a swing around. Last show was able to pick up some Bay Window Cabooses too! That's good since I can convert these to carry L&N markings (for some reason, the most common type of Caboose on the L&N seems to never have been mass produced in N. Granted, it's not the exact prototype, L&N's were much shorter, BUT, a general bay window is an improvement over the fantasy Displaced Cupola and the slightly less common standard Cupolas that have been produced.) I have some old Model Railroader Magazines that have given me some good inspiration too (I didn't realize that DCC went all the way back to the early 1970s, as my 1972 issues seem to show when discussing the introduction of Digitrax. )

The trains here in the US can get pretty epic at times, usual lengths for freight can get from 5000' to up to around 10000'. I know the few trains that FEC operates, in addition to trains like CSX's Q604 and Q613 can get up to those larger sizes here in Central Florida.

Of course, the length of the trains is something to behold, and only a few countries tend to get stuff like that, but the thing that draws me in is all the colors and liveries. I mean, just look at some of my photos, some of the rolling stock is still painted in the colors of fallen Flags, some which haven't been around in three, sometimes four decades! Heck, some locomotives out there haven't seen a paint shop in almost 20 years. I know that there are some locomotives on the HCLX leasing roster that still retain their full Southern Pacific colors and even their road numbers! Since a lot of the things run Freight here are not so much to impress the public with how pretty things can look, but to rather serve industry, keeping that paint fresh is typically a low priority, which for railfans, can be qutie a blessing in it's own way. Of course, as a lot of that stuff gets closer to 50 years old, we're gonna be seeing less and less of that, as by then, that stuff is supposed to get retired and scrapped.
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Re: All Aboard! (All things Railways).

I find T gauge incredible that with modern technology they can cram such a impressive amount of detail onto such a small model!
It must be very cool seeing such a large quantity of different liveries and colours because in the UK the goods trains sometimes seem a little uniformed and boring.
With regards to old liveries, it must be amazing to see such a array of historic liveries. It's not something we seem very often over here!
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nice models, Oskar!
The last weekend in January i will be attending a show in Norrköping, where those very cars will roll for the very first time. I will however borrow a few cars from a friend, aswell as the locomotive i'll use. It's a 3-rail only show, and my loco is built for 2-rail which is the layout i normally run my trains on.

Sadly, at the moment, there are no 2-rail displays planned for next year. But that could change.
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Re: All Aboard! (All things Railways).

Oh wow, I didn't know W900 had a small rail community too

I''ve spent years building up a collection of 00 British outline models refllecting the period I spent spotting trains as a young lad between circa 1999-2004. I loved all the old ex-BR types and liveries, especially the Class 37 and Class 56. Modern trains in the UK like the Pendolino, Voyager and Meridian units are lifeless and inadequate compared with the ex-BR HST sets and Intercity 225 units.

So far I have...

08630 EWS
08762 BR Blue
37088 BR Grey
37371 Mainline Blue
37407 Transrail
37419 EW&S
37798 Mainline Blue
56077 Loadhaul
56088 EWS
56090 Loadhaul
56105 EW&S
58002 Mainline Blue
58005 Mainline Blue
58021 Mainline Grey
58037 EWS
60001 EWS
60044 Mainline Blue
66135 EWS

I recently got my hands on a load of MGR 'hopper' wagons that were so common in the 90's and early 00's....happy days!
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Wow, that's quite some colection of Bristish Diesels you have there!
Do you have your own layout?
I myself have a colas class 66 and Regional railways 37 locked somewhere away in the attic!
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Do you have your own layout?
I myself have a colas class 66 and Regional railways 37 locked somewhere away in the attic!
Well it's the product of 10-12 years casual collecting...though I haven't got anything new in terms of locomotives now since about 2012.

I have a pair of non-running Hornby Class 47's that I've weathered and detailed to sit on a disused siding somehwere whenever I get round to starting a layout of my own...




Just a few shots of my fleet on my dad's layout, which isn't the right time period for them really; like me, my dad likes to model what he saw as a young spotter which means lots of BR blue diesels circa early 1970's!












I'd forgotten to include 56006 on my list of locos. It's a gem, an old detailed and resprayed Mainline Class 56. Runs well too!
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Re: All Aboard! (All things Railways).

That's some nice detailing on the 47! The graffiti is very effective.
Some of the older models are the best! I have an old Airfix 31 from 1975 which still runs well although it makes slightly more noise than the real thing!
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