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1  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Movie - Unstoppable on: September 03, 2010, 05:43:31 PM
There's a new action movie coming out in November. It is loosely based on the "Crazy Eights" unmanned train incident in 2001. The train rumbled on a 66-mile journey through northwest Ohio with no one at the controls. For two hours, the train it pulled sailed along at speeds up to 47 mph until a CSX employee, in a daring maneuver, jumped aboard the moving train at a crossing and shut down the power. This time, the Allegheny & West Virginia Railroad frantically works to prevent an unmanned, half-mile-long freight train carrying combustible liquids and poisonous gas from wiping out a city.

The GE are the bad guys, and the EMD are the good guys.

At one point the movie trailer (look it up on You Tube), the police are shown firing their weapons at the fuel tank, assuming to starve the runaway train of fuel oil (and maybe getting the EPA knocking at their door about a fuel spill 50 miles long). If I was one of the adviser, I would script it to shoot at the radiator area, causing the diesel engine to overheat and shut down, or at the generator to make it fly apart, or trying to crack the engine block with armored piercing rounds. Anyway it is ONLY A MOVIE.

Also my thinking if the chase train tries to couple up from the rear and applies full dynamic brakes, wouldn't straightlining cause the train to derail (with its load of HAZMAT). But is ONLY A MOVIE.

What do you think?

2  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Saw something a bit odd on CSX Last night on: June 26, 2010, 09:16:20 PM
I have seen MP15T going south on the ex RF&P before.
3  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: japan train stores on: June 26, 2010, 09:13:16 PM
Keep in mind that a typical home is VERY small. N scale is more popular than HO.

HO scale is 1/80 in Japan vs. 1/87 for the rest of the world (makes their meter gauge larger to run on standard gauge track).
4  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Bought this used set on: January 11, 2010, 11:19:27 PM
What is the copyright date on the box?
5  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Roadrailer questions on: January 11, 2010, 11:17:08 PM
See Wikipedia under roadrailer.
6  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Round things called wheels on: September 01, 2009, 07:49:29 PM
Intermountain 33" wheels are $65.00 per 100.
On EBay, I get them for $57.00 per 100.
7  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Bachmann Diesel locomotives on: July 29, 2009, 10:20:49 PM
Historic Rail is not the only source. Shop around to $$$ save.
8  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Name that Locomotive on: July 29, 2009, 10:19:11 PM
It is an AHM GP18 regardless of number is.
If CNW used GP18 it would have been numbered in the 1800's (reflecting its horsepower).

9  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Modeling the Union, Newark, Dover & Eastern Central on: April 01, 2009, 07:05:39 AM
Union, Newark, Dover & Eastern Central

I model the Union, Newark, Dover & Eastern Central. Itís an imaginary railroad in Northern NJ, just across the Hudson River from New York City. Cool

I noted in almost the HO scale offering, this road name of the Union, Newark, Dover & Eastern Central. Is always listed as one of their product, even Bachmann offers it. I feel great since I donít have to complain that my road is not offered, such as the SLSF, NKP, A&P,LV, etc. Huh?

My rolling stocks are in a natural color either black or gray. Some of my diesels are in three colors.

Are you curious?  Huh?
Look at the reporting marks. Grin

Have a good day.
10  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Ribbed Back Wheels on: March 20, 2009, 10:46:18 PM
In high school (70's  Grin) we were shown a movie how chilled wheels were made. I think the ribs made the wheels stronger and were not really cooling fins.
11  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: SW900 Scraping Bottom on: March 20, 2009, 10:41:58 PM
Not likely, especially if someone else has it in their catalog. 


would there be ANY chance of a sw900 or sw1200 from bachmann in the future?
12  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Dinner in the Diner on: March 20, 2009, 10:38:34 PM
Great view of the countryside as you eat.

Smell of charcoal from the kitchen.

Writing your own order.

Heavy silverwear.

13  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: new haven red? orange? on: March 01, 2009, 11:48:19 PM
I got the color sample from the NYNHHTHS Cheesy.
Floquil dropped that shade of orange a while back Cry. I have been using CN orange as the stand in.

Even between the car shops the shade of orange would be a bit different Huh?.
14  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Preemptive Strike--April MR on: February 24, 2009, 11:12:22 PM
My lips are sealed..

15  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: bli gg1 on: February 23, 2009, 10:28:18 PM
ORMAND BEACH, Fla, AUGUST 15, 2008 Ė Broadway Limited is pleased to learn of the settlement of a long-running lawsuit between its primary manufacturer, Model Korea Trading Company and Mikeí[s Train House (MTH).  While Broadway Limited was not directly involved in the suit, the company cooperated with the settlement to ensure the financial health of its supplier.  As part of the settlement, Broadway limited delivered 5 sets of tool for some of its older products to its manufacturer in exchange for 5 new tools to be delivered at a future date.  The first of these is the HO Pennsy I1sa, which will be delivered next month. 

The tools involved are the HO Union Pacific Big Boy, HO Pennsylvania GG-1, HO Alco PA and FA diesel and HO EMD F3/F7 diesel.  Broadway limited will no longer produce products made with these old tools, but would not rule out creating updated version of these products in the future.  No other products are affected.
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