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1  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Open house in Tidewater Virginia on: November 04, 2010, 11:13:42 PM
The Chesapeake Bay and Western in Grafton, Va will have its semi-annual open house  on 20 and 21 November.  Come see one of the largest layouts on the east coast. 
2  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Progress on: June 14, 2010, 08:56:48 PM
In 1858 the tunnel used for years by the C&O , bored from both sides of the Blue Ridge at Rockfish Gap met on Christmas Day with an error of six inches.  In 1944 the replacement parallel tunnel met with an error of four feet!
So much for progress.  <g>
3  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / All things else being equal on: May 24, 2010, 10:45:39 PM
Unless something else happens -and it may - I will have a short article published in the C&O Historical Society magazine in June.   That seems awful soon for something submitted yesterday!
Gene
4  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Berkshire Comparison on: May 23, 2010, 07:11:34 PM
The Proto Kanawha's can barely pull their own tender.  Go Bachmann. (OTOH, there are errors for C&O)
Gene
5  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: WALTHERS on: May 23, 2010, 07:04:00 PM
I use Code 100 for mainline rail and Code 83 for sidings.  It's a matter of using 83 to 100 rail joiners when connecting the two different codes.  It is not a big deal.
Gene
6  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: C&O H-4 2-6-6-2 on: April 30, 2010, 03:35:06 PM
Yankee Flyer,
If your C&O 2-6-6-2 has a rectangular tender it's an H-5, the USRA light Mallet.  If it has a four wheel truck Vanderbilt tender, it's an H-4, a C&O ordered Mallet. 
Sorry, I have not been able to get to the club this week.  Next week is business meeting.
Gene
7  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: C&O H-4 2-6-6-2 on: April 20, 2010, 02:06:45 PM
I'll do what I can.  I may go up to the club this evening, but I'll be gone from Thursday until Sunday night.  I know that the Tsunami web site lists the whistles on the standard heavy steam.  I would assume that the Bachmann Tsunami has its whistles from the standards.
Gene
8  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Riverossi Coupler Conversion on: April 18, 2010, 10:56:08 PM
Damn, Jim - you know how to hurt a guy  - even if it was not intentional.
Gene
9  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Journey of a thousand miles starts with a single chuff (redux) on: April 18, 2010, 03:09:39 PM
Thanks, Sheldon.  No great rush. 
Gene
10  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Riverossi Coupler Conversion on: April 18, 2010, 03:08:34 PM
To begin, go to the Kadee website and see if they have a recommendation for the Rivarossi GG-1.  BTW, don't be too surprised if the locomotive doesn't haul a very long train.
Gene
11  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Journey of a thousand miles starts with a single chuff (redux) on: April 17, 2010, 05:13:49 PM
Well, for the first time since before November, I actually put down some plaster cloth this afternoon, working on the Blue Ridge Mountains between Nicksburg and Bradyton.  I need somebody who is at least six feet tall to help me!  <g>
Gene
12  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Road materials on: April 16, 2010, 06:51:00 PM
For asphalt, get some roofing shingles, turn them over.  What do you see?  <g>
Gene
13  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Will n&w 611 ever run again on: April 16, 2010, 06:49:04 PM
The word when 611 dropped her fires was that there was one driving force for steam excursions on NS and he retired.  The next day the order came to stop the excursions.   That was some 18 years ago. 
Gene
14  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: C&O H-4 2-6-6-2 on: April 16, 2010, 05:46:39 PM
Answering my own question, according to Soundtraxx it may well be the Tony's Trainworld Powerpack we have.  It's several years old and apparently a lot of people with Bachmann DCC equipped have called in with the same problem.  Of course, Soundtraxx's solution is to buy their powerpack, the PTB-100.
Gene
15  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: will bachman branchline models work on: April 16, 2010, 02:52:49 PM
Bachmann's old Hogwarts Express sets were OO running on Bachmann HO track.  They work fine.  I've also run them on the club layout's HO gauge flextrack with no problem.
Gene
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