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31  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Movie train production on: April 11, 2018, 01:06:08 PM
There is nothing about White Heat or Danger Lights. Emperor Of The North used Oregon Pacific & Eastern's #19 as the main one and used #5 (which was purchased from Magma Arizona RR) as three different ones in the movie.
Danger Lights
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlgOpYXmTJg
White Heat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNJQldHBntE
32  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Movie train production on: April 11, 2018, 10:31:30 AM
I'll look those up. The newest Lone Ranger movie isn't mentioned in any of them.
I rem seeing something about emperor Of The North. Danger Lights I'm not sure.
I'll check them later.
There are actually four books.
The first one he did in 1981. I bought that one off EBay some years ago.  That was a big hard cover book.
The others are from 2014, 2015, and 2018. Those are smaller soft cover ones. I just got the last three a few days ago.
https://www.cochetopapress.biz/


33  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Prototypes on: April 11, 2018, 10:28:36 AM
I just want to add that the "Bound For Glory" info is from Larry Jensen's Hollywood Railroads Volume Two - Sierra Railroad.
34  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Prototypes on: April 10, 2018, 07:58:41 PM
In "Bound For Glory", they got together 34 freights cars from scrap yards. They shot some of the scenes with the diesel (diesel stayed off camera) on Altamont Pass Line of Western Pacific RR. Once the train got to Oakdale, Sierra RR's #34 and #28 took over for a double header. It was the longest movie train ever on the Sierra.
Here's another page about making of Lone Ranger and the trains -
https://www.southfork.org/the-lone-ranger#!bs_NightTimeMovieMagicIMG_2405
35  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Prototypes on: April 10, 2018, 02:53:15 PM
That was good. I guess I'm going to have to watch the Lone Ranger again even though I didn't really care for it the first time. Now that I know all these things about how it was made, it will be a different experience. I had no idea they would be going down the highway doing that.
36  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Prototypes on: April 10, 2018, 10:33:23 AM
I don't think I've ever seen that Doodlebug pic before. I have seen pics of the McKeen Railmotor.
One of the three books talks about "Bound For Glory". With movies, sometimes they used both smoke and steam generators placed on a flat car behind a loco. Then they piped the smoke and steam to the loco. They would  use another loco as a pusher.
Some places kept diamond stack sleeves and empty box headlights around. They would just drop the stack sleeve over the straight stack and the headlight box over the round headlight when they wanted an older looking loco.
It was interesting how they would build wooden frames hanging  off the sides of locos and cars for the camera crews to film people on horses running alongside the train. I always assumed that was done with a truck or car driving alongside the train.
37  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Prototypes on: April 09, 2018, 12:18:02 PM
Speaking of prototypes - I found another one.
For Christmas one year, I put a Bachmann old time combine body on a diesel chassis. No one would ever do something like that, right? Wrong. I found another prototype.
In the movie "Around The World In 80 Days" (Released in 1956) they built an old time baggage car body around an Army diesel.
My fantasy loco -

Rio Grande's #315 C-18 had been retired in 1949 and displayed in a park. The film crew saw it and wanted to use it in the film but it was inoperable. The solution was to use a diesel to push it so they built the baggage car around the diesel and the diesel pushed #315 in the movie. The Vinton Wight photo is from Larry Jensen's book "Hollywood's Railroads  Volume Three  Narrow Gauge Country", Page 28 -
38  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Electrical issue with DCC and Mogul on: April 09, 2018, 11:32:34 AM
Live steam... Like I really need another set of issues to deal with. Grin
39  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Why the magnet? on: April 09, 2018, 12:22:49 AM
You can follow the progress through these two sections.
The first one is just the layout progress and I haven't updated it after 2003 yet.
http://www.sarget.com/lipmain.html
The second one is the Christmas layouts and that has them all to the present.
http://www.sarget.com/xmasdex.html
40  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Why the magnet? on: April 09, 2018, 12:00:40 AM
This is to answer bbmiroku's question he messaged me. I know it looks like a reverse loop but it isn't. It's a crossing so I didn't have to cut gaps. This pic is looking the other way.
I only had this for a few months and gave it up.  It was out in my garage and too small to suit me so I junked it and moved to my living room and started a new one that was 5 1/2 x 10 1/2. This time I started buying gray track and phased out the black track. I always wanted an old West type layout so I shelved the diesels and newer cars and started buying old time stuff.

The whole thing

41  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Steam in Paradise Cuba 2002 Part 1 of 6 on: April 08, 2018, 03:02:35 PM
Is that two sand domes on 1351?
42  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Why the magnet? on: April 08, 2018, 02:25:15 PM
It did happen but I didn't have a height gauge or trip pin pliers like I do now.
That was a long time ago when was I first starting out in '99. I had a couple locos, a few cars, steel track (that made a folded dog bone) and a few turnouts on a 4 X 6.
43  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Why the magnet? on: April 08, 2018, 11:30:35 AM
Thanks for the correction Hunt. I haven't used one of those for many years. I have had issues with unintentional uncoupling with those while decreasing speed. If you slow the train down while you're passing over one, it can happen. Slowing the train creates slack since the cars don't have brakes. That's if you have a small layout and the magnet is under track on your main line.
44  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Electrical issue with DCC and Mogul on: April 08, 2018, 10:51:35 AM
Ram - It's fixed. The two wheel sets on one truck were reversed.
The trucks won't swivel all the way around in a circle so that's not it. The wires coming out of the frame to the trucks are towards the ends of the tender. The wires attached to the trucks are soldered on the wipers towards the ends of the tender. It's the same way on both tenders.
Either it got the wheels reversed at the factory, Advantage Hobby where I bought from messed with the wheels, or Advantage Hobby sold it to someone who messed with the wheels and returned it. I guess I should have tested it right away when I received it.
45  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Why the magnet? on: April 07, 2018, 07:53:55 PM
The magnet is for uncoupling cars. You put the magnet under the track at a place where you would want to uncouple a car. You roll over it slowly and the cars will uncouple.
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