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1  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Train Nearly Hits Car; Extremely Close Call on: July 13, 2012, 01:22:24 PM
Rich, I believe this is the video you are talking about:

http://youtube.com/?reload=2&rdm=m6f91i5du#/watch?v=gyIW0r3-ruA
2  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Train Nearly Hits Car; Extremely Close Call on: July 12, 2012, 02:47:08 AM
I understand your doubt; I'm still having trouble believing it! I think that'd be too big of a set up to be kept a secret. Someone surely wouldve blabbed about it if it were. The conductor cussing out the driver also seemed pretty realistic  Grin   I'm sure the train wasn't going too fast, and the engineer probably saw the car on the tracks way back... I'm sure he knew the car just wasnt going to make it off the tracks. I would've found it funny though if the train had gone just a few inches further and left a big 'ole dent in his door   Cheesy
3  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Train Nearly Hits Car; Extremely Close Call on: July 12, 2012, 01:49:19 AM
I saw this posted on another forum, and thought I'd post it here. This train miraculously stops just before hitting a car on the tracks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNrMKxr5050
4  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: all good things come to an end. on: April 28, 2012, 05:36:31 PM
They heard you were coming! Tongue

Good one  Grin

On the main page of the forums, they gave the reasons as to why they are shutting down:

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In making the announcement Atlas CEO, Tom Haedrich explained the decision behind the shut down as, “a result of the ever-increasing amount of time and other valuable resources expended to monitor and administer the forums. Besides the monthly costs of bandwidth, software and service providers, Atlas dedicates a significant amount of precious R&D staff time responding both on and offline to forum based issues and problems. It’s time that Atlas reestablished these limited resources, in particular valued R&D employee time, toward increased efforts at developing new and innovative model railroad products ”, Haedrich said.

I dont see how running a forum can really cost that much. Yardmaster, does it really cost a lot to run a forum like this? I don't think a forum would really cost so much that they are forced to shut it down.
5  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: all good things come to an end. on: April 28, 2012, 12:26:19 PM
Funny, just a couple of days ago I was thinking about joining those forums. I wonder why they're closing them...
6  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Layout Thread on: April 08, 2012, 05:20:43 PM
the van is 12£, 10£ for the van itself and 2£ for VAT. minus the VAT, 2£, and add the 3-5 day shipping, 3£, and it will add up to 13£. 13£ is like $20/21. so in a way that's cheaper than getting an american freight car

  Woah woah woah! 20 Dollars is a lot for a van! About 80% of US Rolling Stock is under 20 dollars. I bet! In stores, how often do you see one van for more than 20 dollars! Just saying

You'd be lucky to find a well detailed, up to NMRA Standards frieght car anymore. It's well over 25 dollars for one of those good cars.
7  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Layout Thread on: March 18, 2012, 02:04:34 AM
I gotta say that I think the full grey looks the best out of all of those. Just my opinion though.
8  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Is there a list of Bachmann past products on this site or on the web somewhere? on: February 26, 2012, 02:38:32 PM
This site has a past list of Bachmann products and catalogs, but they mainly focus on the 1970's and 80's: http://www.ho-scaletrains.net/id31.html
9  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Norfolk Southern announces 18 new Heritage Units on: February 18, 2012, 12:21:20 AM
Intermountain makes a Conriail Gevo in HO scale, but not as a heritage unit. I find it quite pointless  Grin
10  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Norfolk Southern announces 18 new Heritage Units on: February 16, 2012, 06:12:34 PM
Info from the Trains Magazine news wire.

Norfolk Southern recently announced they will be making 18 heritage units, all painted in the predecessor railroads that make up NS today, to mark their 30th anniversary (1982). They will try to keep the paint schemes as accurate as possible to the predecessors' schemes. The locomotives will be 10 EMD SD70ACe's and 8 GE ES44AC's. Here is a list of all of the railroads the heritage units will be:

•   Central of Georgia
•   Conrail
•   Erie
•   Erie Lackawanna
•   Lehigh Valley (red)
•   New Haven (not definite yet)
•   New York Central
•   Nickel Plate Road
•   Norfolk & Western (blue)
•   Penn Central
•   Pennsylvania (Tuscan Red)
•   Pittsburgh & West Virginia
•   Reading
•   Savannah & Atlanta
•   Southern
•   Tennessee, Alabama & Georgia
•   Virginian
•   Wabash
11  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Railroad's paint names on: February 07, 2012, 07:54:24 PM
Here's an example of Grand Trunk's only (I think) paint scheme. I made this as well in Microsoft Paint:

12  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Make up your own Railroad? on: February 07, 2012, 05:03:40 PM
I believe some of you have 'paper railroads'. What are paper railroads? For those that dont know, they are your own railroad, just written down on paper (or the Internet). You create the scheme, and do all of the 'shopping'. You decide how many and what kind of locomotives and rolling stock your company owns. You also create train routes, trackage, etc. So, its really just owning your own railroad, without there actually being one. I'm going to create one soon... Just have alot of planning to do before I do start  Grin
13  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Railroad's paint names on: February 05, 2012, 02:31:07 AM
Here's an example of the CN Zebra Stripe scheme on a GP40-2W. I made this in Microsoft Paint, using a blank template from trainiax.net. I painted the entire loco using MS paint.

14  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Railroad's paint names on: February 02, 2012, 12:38:31 PM
Amtrak has phases I-V, as well as a few others such as Cascades and Acela.

Canadian National has the 'Zebra Stripe' scheme, which is diagonal white lines going down the side of the engine.

CN also has the 'North America' scheme, which is 'CN' in white on the side with a grey picture of the North American continent.

Those are all I can think of that haven't been mentioned yet.
15  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Prototype unbelievable grades, curves, track, switch's, yards on: January 30, 2012, 05:33:21 PM
Wow! Those are pretty unbelievable. Thanks for sharing.
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