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ForThemPanzerz

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« on: September 26, 2011, 06:40:10 PM »

just wondering? Grin
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« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2011, 07:37:26 PM »

I'm having a little freelance fun! I model the Lakewood & Winterton Railroad, basically a person buys the Ex. NKP line that runs through Bellevue to Cleveland Ohio. The line does interchange with Norfolk Southern and CV&WS (another fictional railroad that is a club i go to). Power is pretty funny... some how the person gets stuck with older power, and a couple of steam engines... can a railroad work with those locomotives? Well, I've been running it for about 4 years now, so i guess it can!  Cheesy
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ForThemPanzerz

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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2011, 08:14:31 PM »

neat. i am making hopefully a Jerome & Southwestern railroad but it will be based on a freelanced D&RGW on one of its mining branches and i will also include a short line railroad that is owned by a larger mining company that hauls ore from its mine/stamp mill to the D&RGW mainline. Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2011, 08:40:17 PM »

I model a freelanced railroad, in the transition era, at Pittsburgh, pa. I hope to expand to B&O's sandpatch grade soon. The "Union & Western Maryland railway"is it's name.
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Hamish K

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« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2011, 08:43:37 PM »

A freelanced Australian 30 inch gauge  narrow gauge railway (in ON30). Some ideas have been taken from real life Australian lines, in particular the Mapleton (2 foot gauge) and Buderim (30 inch gauge) tramways in Queenlasnd and the Victorian 30 inch gauge lines. Both the Buderim and Mapleton tramways had Shays, and used them on mixed passenger and freight trains, and even excursion passenger trains. I do this! My line is however very much freelance and in no way a model of any of these lines.

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« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2011, 08:53:44 PM »

A freelanced Australian 30 inch gauge  narrow gauge railway (in ON30). Some ideas have been taken from real life Australian lines, in particular the Mapleton (2 foot gauge) and Buderim (30 inch gauge) tramways in Queenlasnd and the Victorian 30 inch gauge lines. Both the Buderim and Mapleton tramways had Shays, and used them on mixed passenger and freight trains, and even excursion passenger trains. I do this! My line is however very much freelance and in no way a model of any of these lines.

Hamish
that sounds very interesting besides shays what style/builder engines do they use in australia?
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« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2011, 08:54:38 PM »

I model a freelanced railroad, in the transition era, at Pittsburgh, pa. I hope to expand to B&O's sandpatch grade soon. The "Union & Western Maryland railway"is it's name.
sounds neet to. what is the B&O sandpatch grade?
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« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2011, 09:07:20 PM »

The B&O sand patch grade is Pittsburgh to cumberland (aprox 100 miles) up to sand patch summit near sandpatch tunnel. And is the BEST place to watch trains. It is the B&O's original line. It is near myersdale pa and its Centenial is coming up.
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« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2011, 10:01:32 PM »

A freelanced North-South connector railroad which interchanges with the UP,
D&RGW, ATSF and SP. The UP and SP are represented by staging yards only.
The D&RGW runs around an upper level and the Santa Fe does the same on
the lower level.
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« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2011, 10:26:17 PM »

cool. what era is it? because soon i will model the D&RGW and does it take place in colorado or new mexico?
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« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2011, 07:55:26 AM »


[/quote] that sounds very interesting besides shays what style/builder engines do they use in australia?
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I huge question - a few brief generalisations follow.
In the steam era most locos were probably of British style, some imported., others built by various Australian makers. However some USA style locos also existed., both imported from various makers including Baldwin and Alco and also made locally.. There were also some German and other European locos, especially on narrow gauges ( a few 2  foot gauge Krauss locos came to Australia for example). By USA standards Australian locos were generally small. Articulated locos were Garratts, the only Mallets were 3 small German 2 foot gauge 0-4-4-0s. A relatively small number of American geared locos came to Australia, as well as Shays there were some Climaxes, but no Heislers.
Diesels are generally American export model locos, from all the main makers. Quite often they are manufactured  under licence by Australian makers. Exceptions exist, of course.

I hope this helps
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charlii

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« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2011, 10:07:31 AM »

(Ma and Pa), Maryland and Pennsylvania RR pre 1925.
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« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2011, 06:19:41 PM »

neet i always thought the ma & pa was the Missouri and pacific but thanks for clearing that up.
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« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2011, 08:28:04 PM »

The "mopac"is in the midwest.
The ma and pa ,in the east.
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« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2011, 09:27:07 PM »

shay-man-

Just before the Germans invaded Poland in September, 1939.

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I think he thought ma and pa were the abbreviations for Missouri and Pacific.

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