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1  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: New house, New layout...ideas? on: July 18, 2007, 07:41:05 PM
oh boy do ihave some info for you! (that is if you'll take it into consiteraltion) Smiley
note that these are all pool trains.
"the ambassador was a through train jointly operated over the course of it's montreal-new york city run by the canadian national, central veromont, boston & maine, new haven and pennsylvania railroads. "
Ambassador:
consist: the picture in my book does show all of the train i can definately say that the train was usually pulled by a cnr j-7 pacific the consist varied and the coaches in the pic are as follows: a rpo i can't tell the roadname as there is so roadname only a number then a b & m baggage then a cnr lightweight coach ( i would suggest rapido) then a new haven american flyer streamlined coach and bringing up the rear a cnr non streamlined cafe car.
the ambassador would be a good train to service your werstern most point new york
the international limited is a montreal chicago pool train usually pulled by a cnr northern from montreal to toronto it was a joint cnr/cpr operation but from toronto to chicago it was cnr/gtw operation
consist: a cnr northern and a mixture of cnr and gtw lightweight and heavyweight cars
 the pool train agreement lasted until 1965.
and lasly the maple leaf was a detroit toronto train usually pulled buy a cnr u-4-a northern with a cnr/cpr mixed consist as it was a cnr/cpr operation it was an overnight trim so you will need sleepers


i hope this info is usefull for you



2  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: model railroading in 2017 on: July 18, 2007, 06:58:01 PM
really? wow.......(speechless) Shocked Shocked Shocked
3  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: model railroading in 2017 on: July 18, 2007, 06:58:06 AM
im sorry gene for my date being inaccurate i used the info for the cnr as most steam locos were retired in 1959 and for the lucky ones 1960.
4  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: proto 2000 0-8-0 info on: July 17, 2007, 09:52:13 PM
i just figured out by searching the walthers website that the version with dcc/sound does not come in cnr livery therefore, i will purchase decals and slap them on the loco along with the eventuall kitbash
5  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: model railroading in 2017 on: July 17, 2007, 09:21:17 PM
to gene summertrainz and bo by smoke i did'nt actually mean REAL smoke i just meant the smoke you get with a smoke generator inside the smokebox using smoke fluid the word smoke was not really meant to be taken litterally(sorry for not stating this originally).
gene just to clarify things ill explain why the person in question thinks the 80's will take centre stage. (quoting the article)
"while the 1950's is the most modeled era today, roger thomas of windsor nj predicts this will shift to the 1980s-90s by 2017 He cites modelers' nostalgia as the main cause of the transition era's current popularity likewise the younger generation will tend to model what they had known in their youth. ""those with more space will follow the class 1 railroads into intermodal unit trains ethanol tank trains roadrailers etc"" roger says ""the fifties will never die but they will be the road less modeled"""

Model railroader volume 74 issue 8 pg 68-69.

i think he made a good point but i dont think that the 50's will ever loose it's popularity as i think it combines the best of the steam era (in my opinion as all steam locos were produced and running in regular service((i could be wrong)) along with the early deisel era so you have a good balance say %65 %35 in favor of steam  Wink
6  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / model railroading in 2017 on: July 17, 2007, 04:59:34 PM
while i was reading through the latest issue of MR i stumbled on an article i found very interesting it was an article about what a few people think about what will happen to this hobby by 2017 there were some very interesting theories like how one person thought that the most modeled era will be the 1980's or how model steamers will be able to emitt scents so that they can sound, look and smell like the real thing. Seeing as this article was made sing people's opinions i fighured it would be a good idea for a chat topic and so i will start us off!

i think that in 2017 the smoke systems in model steamers will look a lot more realistic with the added option of opening and closing the cyilinder cocks so that when they are open smoke emitts from the sides of the loco making it look a lot more believeable!! Grin Grin Grin

7  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: proto 2000 0-8-0 info on: July 17, 2007, 04:34:08 PM
thats good to hear as im running #5 or #6 turnouts and 33 1/4' inside oval
and 35" outside oval  im gunna buy the loco and build a yard around it.
now all that remains is converting the model into the prototype it should'nt be that hard seeing as i do have a pic of it.

just need the answer to 1 buning question: does it have dcc/sound?

ps. does anybody like my new sig?
8  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: proto 2000 0-8-0 info on: July 17, 2007, 04:01:54 PM
now before i run out and get one i need to know the annswer to the big question: what's the minimum radius for the 0-8-0 (and smallest reccomended turnout). I assume that it has dcc/sound is the correct?

ps: does anybody like my new sig?
9  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: proto 2000 0-8-0 info on: July 16, 2007, 11:41:39 AM
i think that i will go ahead and get one... will take some modifying to look like the prototype though Undecided Undecided
the good thing is they come with sound and dcc
10  Discussion Boards / HO / proto 2000 0-8-0 info on: July 15, 2007, 07:21:45 PM
does anybody have any info on the proto 2000 0-8-0 switcher? like how it runs, sounds and pulls? im thinking of getting one for my on-the-carpet version or the CNR
all help is appreciated
tyvm! Grin (thank you very much)
11  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Any rumors of new Bachmann steam? on: July 15, 2007, 06:31:56 PM
i think that there is a major void in all affordable good quality loco lineups (not just b-man) i think that this void may only be filled with... (oh boy here it comes again some might say... Wink) CANADIAN STEAM! i think that b-man could definatly use a nice u2-g , u2-h or u4-a northern or a u1-f bullet nosed betty as all of these locos frequently hauled cnr "pool trains" to many us cities so the demand for them would not necissarily only be north of the border

in the mean time... let us canadians hope for the best! Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
12  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Weekend Survey #2 Train Museums on: July 15, 2007, 05:11:01 PM
question 1: yes i do  ( does'nt everybody? Wink
question 2: a couple times a year
question 3: no but if there was a CNR museum near by i would live there
question 4: any museum where there is a lot of canadian equipment my all time fav is the canadian national museum of science and techknowlogy in ottawa ont scince it has my fav loco of all time CNR 6400 YAY!!!!!!!!!!! coming in for a close second explorail in montreal where there is so much equipment you need 2 days to see it all plus there is a cpr 2-10-4 selkirk
question 5: if i was to start a museum it would be a museum consisting of all surviving cnr locos and the location would be in downtown toronto inside/outside the old cpr roundhouse (kick the micro-brewery out!!!) Grin Grin Grin
13  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: were are you all from? on: July 15, 2007, 04:59:47 PM
i assume nobody accept me is from toronto ontario huh? if im wrong and u live near finch + birchmount rd (scarborough) gimmie a shout Grin
14  Discussion Boards / HO / wheel question for N&W j class 4-8-4 on: April 02, 2007, 11:03:39 AM
i may get a spectrum n&w j kitbashed into a CNR U4-a class northern but the u class had 77 inch white-walled drivers and the j class had 70 inch drivers. does anybody know if i could replace the stock wheels and if yes where might i be able to get a set of 77 inch white-walled wheels

thanks for all the help and support.
Andy fekete
15  Discussion Boards / HO / my sound installation on: April 01, 2007, 10:01:20 AM
i am overjoyed that i have just purchased a tsunami heavy steam deacoder along with a 1' speaker and my lhs is installing it in my spectrum 2-10-2 for me! Yay!!! Grin Grin Grin  but i forgot to ask and they forgot to mention approximately how long this installation would take. i figured that many of you on this board have experience with things like this and you might be able to provide me with an ETA for my engine.

i will post pictures as ASAP
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