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31  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Who models the post-steam era? on: May 10, 2016, 12:57:44 PM


   Always interesting to hear from a South American modeller, regardless of scale or gauge.

  I model in On2' 6" various Railways from Argentina. Brazil, Chile with other rolling stock from
 Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Peru & Russia for good measure.
  Just rebuilt a model of the Norquinnco River bridge from the Esquel line, now need to rebuild
 approach abutments.
  Long term modelling includes 2 Misubishi Rio Turbio 2-10-2s and Baldwin-Whitcomb road & switcher units built for Braden Copper in Chile. A Esquel Henschel 2-8-2 is progressing a bit at a time.

   Ken Clark
    GWN  aka Canada
32  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Mallets in the Mountains - Eritrea 2009 Part 1 on: May 02, 2016, 05:36:43 PM


   Interesting how the water tanks on the engine are refilled, totally off the wall.

33  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: On30 garden railroad on: April 26, 2016, 11:42:34 AM

    The Continental Modeller had a 10 page article in the Feb 2012 issue on an HO outdoor layout by Peter Esgate. He operated 100+ car freights and 20+ passenger car trains. The layout was in England. At the time it had been running for 8-9 years in the climate there.

   As far as track, as I understand PECO track is the only UV resistant brand, not aware
ATLAS is?, might pay to test a section out of doors. Peter used all PECO for his layout.

   Peter's layout was called "Watsatch Junction", may show up on google etc.

     Back issue may be available from PECO publications in England.

   Ken Clark


34  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Great Race Thread on: April 06, 2016, 01:54:53 PM

   Racing Vinnie the second North American entry,  appears to be a CNR 6400 class, done up in Royal Blue for the 1939 Royal Tour of Canada.

   Ken Clark
35  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: New Diesel on: March 20, 2016, 08:29:21 PM

  Some where I have a set of plans for a GA-8, will need to find them and take a few measurements from them  post.

  With Bachmann following Baldwin prototypes perhaps the Baldwin-Whitcomb units built for the Braden Copper Co in Chile might be in order.  2 Foot 6Inch gauge, 60 Ton, end cabs, not sure if trucks A1A-A1A or C-C though.

  Ken Clark
36  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Newest Freight Car on: January 23, 2016, 11:48:38 AM

   CPR record's indicate the slogan "Spans the World" was used from 1946 until 1949.
 So I would have to say CDS got it right, stepped Canadian Pacific Railway began in 1951.

    Ken Clark

37  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Dimensions of Bachmann On30 Scale Train Reefers Riverside Milk Dairy 27404 on: January 16, 2016, 06:49:45 PM

   car body  25ft
   coupler center line 27ft 6in
   width 7ft 3in
   over ladders  7ft 9in
   rail head to brake wheel 12ft
   railhead to clear roof walk & hatchs 10ft 6in

38  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Two Missouri Pacific questions on: January 12, 2016, 06:48:41 PM

    From MOODY'S Steam Railroads 1945 Edition..

     Wabash, Chester & Western R.R. Co
    Incorporated Feb 20th 1878 as successor to Iron Mountain, Chester & Eastern Ry.
    Chester & Mt Vernon acquired the W,C &W. Sept 10th 1927 at a  foreclosure sale.

    Operated under lease as of Sept 6th 1927 by Missouri Pacific,
     100% ownership by MP Aug 1931.

    Petition for Reorganization Filed Dec 1st 1937, into MP system.

     Line operated from Menard Ill. to Mt Vernon Ill with a mileage of 63.72 miles and
     siding's of 20.34 miles.

    Ken Clark

39  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: How to convert a Bachmann Gordon into a Bachmann Hiro on: January 11, 2016, 06:17:07 PM


   There is an ARII kit listed on E bay for a 1/50th plastic model of a JNR Class 51,
 which could provide you with the super structure for your conversion.

   Ken Clark
40  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Lumber Mountain RR layout pics on: December 05, 2015, 11:18:19 AM


   A nice layout and not overly crowded with to many things to see. like the switchback, may need to add one to my layout one day. Oh and build a fairly large mining complex for it to

  Ken Clark
41  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: cog railway on: December 03, 2015, 11:25:05 AM

   Having rode the West Coast Wilderness Railway in Tasmania, I am also interested.
 As the Rly was built as a common carrier, it was the main connection from the mines at Queenstown to the
wharfs at Strahan. Engines lead the trains both ways, from Halls Creek Siding (start of rack section)with a grade of 6.25 % to the summit at Rinadeena Saddle, down grade is 5% to Dubbil Barril  (Double Barrel). The section from Queenstown to Dubbil Barril is operated by Adhension/Rack steam engines. At Dubbil Barril ( end of rack section) a passing track and turntable allows for switching of power/trains and a diesel takes the train on  to Strahan.
 The Rly was shutdown in 1963, rebuilding started in 1989, and the trip is worth taking if you are ever in Tasmania.

  Ken Clark
42  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: 2-6-0 with 0-6-0 cab and boiler on: November 28, 2015, 08:38:00 PM

  The OO scale USA 0-6-0T engine's were/are available from  Bachmann Europe.

  Ken C
43  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Any suggestions for Bachmann's future models? on: October 19, 2015, 12:04:41 AM


  I Have a AKANE  2-4-4-2 in Brass, even at over 40 years old, still running if somewhat
 noisey. Still a sweet running engine. Time for a grease and lube job.

   Ken C
44  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Building A Tall Steel Viaduct on: October 11, 2015, 11:01:38 AM

   3 Books I would suggest to take a look at.

  MR Bridges and Trestles Will give you a basic idea of what to do.

  The other two books are on prototype bridge construction and look at the Canadian Pacific
Railway's high level bridge built at Lethbridge Alberta. It is 5327 Feet in length and stands 314 feet in height. Slightly bigger then the one you would like to model I know, but the design should  be similar. And NO! I would not want to model it in O at 110 feet in length and 6.5 feet in height.

   I am planning a much smaller steel trestle/viaduct myself and have been gathering numerous packs of Central Valley girders, presently have 3or4 O2IT drawers full of them.

 The first one covers the history and construction of the bridge in photo's.
The second book is a reprint of the paper 295 presented to the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers in 1909 with plans of the various parts and layout. Also plans for the traveler used to construct bridge and a layout plan for the material yard.

    The books are published by the Lethbridge Historical Society
                                                  P.O. Box 974
                                                  Lethbridge, Alberta Canada
                                                  T1J 4A2

   Occasional Paper #46 CPR High Level Bridge  ISBN -13: 978-0-9780505-3-5  $10:00 Can

   Occasional Paper #48 The Lethbridge Viaduct ISBN -13: 0-9780505-6-6         $12:00 ? Can

    Ken Clark
45  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Steam in Colombia - Bogotá 2015 on: October 08, 2015, 11:01:13 AM


   Very impressive to see 4 engines in steam and all smart looking at that.

  Ken C
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