Archive for July, 2011

Weight lifting anyone?

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Weight lifting anyone?
electric trains
Image by lancea
The new overhead wires being installed on the Wellington regional railway are tensioned with weights. This isn’t the case with the old wires. Perhaps that is why they sometimes get broken, causing major delays?

Extensive work is underway on the Wellington regional railway in preparation for the arrival of new electric trains in 2010. Many new substations are being built. The overhead cables and tracks are being upgraded.

FM Model Train Program Nov 2009

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

FM Model Train Program Nov 2009

Image by hcplebranch
Choo choo! The model train passes a workyard.

Orange Curtains

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Orange Curtains
electric trains
Image by Elsie esq.
Which judging by their smell hung for the 50 year lifetime of these stalwart electric trains. Note the fine silver edging around the windows. These were double glazed but the sealing was not perfect so they used to fill with water between the panes and it used to slosh to and fro as the train travelled.

Model Train Set (Christmas)

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Model Train Set (Christmas)

Image by Sherlock77 (James)

Lionel Harry Potter Hogwarts Express O-Gauge Set

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

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NYC Transit Museum 7th Annual Holiday (Lionel) Train Show

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

NYC Transit Museum 7th Annual Holiday (Lionel) Train Show
lionel trains
Image by aloha orangeneko

what are the 5 most played songs on your iPod?

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Question by St├ęphanDeGlasgow: what are the 5 most played songs on your iPod?
Mine are:
1 American Analog Set: “The Kindness Of Strangers” played 36 times
2 Don Felder: “Heavy Metal (Takin’ a Ride)” 28 times
3 Black Uhuru: “The Great Train Robbery” 20 times
4 Kathleen Edwards: “Run” 18 times
5 Robert Palmer: “Where Can It Go?” 17 times

Best answer:

Answer by InProgress**
Put It Down- The Dream
A Night Off- Drake
Stop Crying Your Heart Out- Oasis
Cry No More- Robin Thicke
Year of The Lover- Lloyd

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Who makes the Fort Worth and Western locomotive in Ho scale?

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Question by B-rad: Who makes the Fort Worth and Western locomotive in Ho scale?
Who makes the Fort Worth and Western locomotive for HO scale trains?

Best answer:

Answer by S
Athearn made one, (ATH91542)

Have not been able to find a current supplier as of yet.

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HO MODEL RAILWAY

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

which is located in the loft of my house. I have recently completed most of the planned scenic work on this German outline model railway which is set approximately in the early 1950s. The baseboards are approximately 2 foot wide and the whole layout takes up a space of approximately 8 foot by 16 foot. with kneeling space in the middle! I thought it would be interesting to take a video at just above ground level, as it were, as if at a real place and to watch the occasional train pass by. The backscenes are made by joining together prints taken from my photos of local scenery. Sound effects come from playing another video tape of real trains on another camcorder with the assistance of wind blowing through the rafters on a stormy day! There are some earlier video uploads of this layout. If you would care to see them, search under VALENDORF. It is also used in my video titled MODEL BUSES AND TRAINS.
Video Rating: 5 / 5

How do I anchor track down for model railroad–N-Guage-when nails won’t hold?

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Question by Michael M: How do I anchor track down for model railroad–N-Guage-when nails won’t hold?
I am building a layout on a hollow core door and I am concerned that the luan is not allowing the tiny nail to bite. Becasue I am using flex track, the cork railbed is not sufficient.

Best answer:

Answer by mariner31
I’ve used latex medium to glue down N-scale Flex track !! I use pins and weights to help hold it down… but on luann or light plywood, it’s PERFECT to adhere it to the roadbed.

I’ve also seen folks do it with thin beads of latex caulk.. but I think that would work best with HO track.

GOOD LUCK

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