## Archive for October, 2012

### Elliot and the 765

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Elliot and the 765

Image by BojPhoto
Elliots trip to Wills layout

### How many of you are crazy about trains? you know take pictures and collect stuff? ?

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Question by Angel2008: How many of you are crazy about trains? you know take pictures and collect stuff? ?
What got you started and how old were you when you started?
What is it that fascinates you most about trains?
Do you work for a railroad? Do you have a model train track?
What do you collect?

I got started back when I was 3 years old. My dad would take me out quite often to see the Amtrak train run through town. I can’t really describe what it is about trains that I love, just that it’s big machines moving America. And railroads are an ingenious, yet simple concept.

I mainly take pictures, about 5,000 photos to date. Not many compared to many railfans.

### polar express

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

polar express

Image by trickofthelight

### a model electric train makes one complete pass around a circular track every 15 seconds….?

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Question by moniquew93: a model electric train makes one complete pass around a circular track every 15 seconds….?
a model electric train makes one complete pass around a circular track every 15 seconds. the train’s motor has a resistance of 6.0ohm and is connected to a 70.0V source. How much energy will the train use in 12 complete passes around the track?

This question cannot be answered. Model-train motors don’t draw the huge wattage implied by the voltage and resistance, which = V^2/R = 816.67 W. At running speed the motor would generate a back EMF which would substantially reduce the actual voltage across the internal resistance. See the ref.
EDIT: The input data are not necessarily crazy, just incomplete. What’s crazy is the assumption that the given V is applied across the given R continuously; it actually would only happen momentarily at startup.

What do you think? Answer below!

### How much is this Vintage Lionel Train set worth?

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Question by Bromandudeguy: How much is this Vintage Lionel Train set worth?
I came across a post war, Lionel train set.
It’s condition is about a 5 to 6 out of 10, but it runs and works fine.
All the track and cars are here, as well as some extra scenery stuff.

I believe it is a #2028 set?

I picked it up for 100 dollars and figured if anything it’s pretty neat.

What do you think or know this set in it’s current condition is worth? And should I invest in fixing it up at all?
It has a regular black locomotive and then a bunch of other cars you would normally, see, the set it pretty big actually. And I guess the 2028 is just one car out of the lot, but there is more!

Collector’s Guide to Postwar Lionel Trains 1945-1969 (Paperback)

also many books on lionel trains at tandem-associates.com

### NICE SOUND: Intelligent locomotive (a trip along the Rhine)

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

This OEBB class 1116 electric locomotive plays some kind of music when it accelerates. Plus other passenger and freight trains in Southern Germany, including a journey in an Austrian dining car when it passes the famous Loreley rock. Watch for yourself … Ua: Dieser ÖBB Taurus spielt eine Tonleiter beim Anfahren in Mainz Hbf. Außerdem: Linke Rheinstrecke, Stuttgart Hbf ua ********** freight passenger train güterzug railroad züge railfan Eisenbahn Bahn trainspotting österreichische bundesbahnen speisewagen dining car wien budapest dortmund 146 stuttgart hbf frankfurt frankfurt/main main rhein rheinstrecke bingen st. goar loreley bacharach koblenz lützel DBmuseum DB Museum ET430 ET 430 30 electric locomotive passenger freight train

### Elliot and the 765

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Elliot and the 765

Image by BojPhoto
Elliots trip to Wills layout

### ET22

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

ET22

Image by magro_kr
Lokomotywa ET22-1176 z pociągiem pospiesznym do Gdyni Głównej, Sopot Kamienny Potok, 14 czerwca 2007 r.
**
ET22-1176 with the fast train to Gdynia Główna passes by Sopot Kamienny Potok stop, June 14, 2007

### St Pancras International Train Station :: Home of the Eurostar

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

St Pancras International Train Station :: Home of the Eurostar