Archive for January, 2013

1 Awesome Christmas Village 2009

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

This is our Christmas Village . this year its 250 sq ft. with over 100 structures & over 300 figures + 5 army men & 3 pirates. Thanks for watching
Video Rating: 4 / 5

GTW 6323; 4-8-4 Steam Locomotive; ALCO, 1942; Illinois State Railway Museum; Union, Illinois; June 1983

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

GTW 6323; 4-8-4 Steam Locomotive; ALCO, 1942; Illinois State Railway Museum; Union, Illinois; June 1983
model railroads
Image by San Diego Model Railroad Museum
Description: GTW 6323; 4-8-4 Steam Locomotive; ALCO, 1942; Illinois State Railway Museum; Union, Illinois; June 1983
Copyright: Brenda M. Bailey
Object ID: BMBSlides_01393
Repository: San Diego Model Railroad Museum Library

CN 6153, Class U-2 4-8-4; Passenger Train; Canada; September 1960

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

CN 6153, Class U-2 4-8-4; Passenger Train; Canada; September 1960
model railroads
Image by San Diego Model Railroad Museum
Description: CN 6153, Class U-2 4-8-4; Passenger Train; Canada; September 1960
Copyright: Brenda M. Bailey
Object ID: BMBSlides_03423
Repository: San Diego Model Railroad Museum Library

Do most model airplane kit collectors buy the kits to assemble them or just to keep the kits as collectibles?

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Question by Christmas Fan: Do most model airplane kit collectors buy the kits to assemble them or just to keep the kits as collectibles?
I am referring to the old kits from the 1960s, 70s and 80s (Airfix, Frog, Monogram, Revell, MPC, etc.).

Best answer:

Answer by Sophie B
Most people buy them to build them initially, but soon end up with way more than they can ever build in this lifetime….

Give your answer to this question below!

CN 6153, Class U-2 4-8-4; Passenger Train; Canada; September 1960

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

CN 6153, Class U-2 4-8-4; Passenger Train; Canada; September 1960
model railroads
Image by San Diego Model Railroad Museum
Description: CN 6153, Class U-2 4-8-4; Passenger Train; Canada; September 1960
Copyright: Brenda M. Bailey
Object ID: BMBSlides_03426
Repository: San Diego Model Railroad Museum Library

BNSF #9939 (EMD SD70MAC)

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

BNSF #9939 (EMD SD70MAC)
electric trains
Image by cliff1066™
The SD70MAC (colloquially known as a "Mac" or a "Mac 70") is very similar to the SD70M and SD70I (the SD70I’s WhisperCab feature was a build-to-order option), the main difference being that the SD70MAC uses AC traction motors. AC motors, while more simple and reliable than DC motors, require substantially more expensive inverters to generate a variable-frequency AC signal. The majority of SD70MAC models were produced with 4,000 horsepower (2,980 kW) EMD Model 710 prime movers, while later-production SD70MACs are rated at 4,300 horsepower (3,210 kW) and feature SD45-style flared radiators. They were also offered with a head-end power generation system for passenger trains. (The SD70MAC is no longer produced due to EPA regulations and has been replaced by the SD70ACe.) Over 1,500 examples of this locomotive model were produced. Purchasers include Burlington Northern (now BNSF), Conrail (engines now owned by CSX), CSX, TFM/Kansas City Southern and the Alaska Railroad. (Wikipedia)

2012 Volvo – SARTRE Road trains, tests with several vehicles in high speed

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Volvo Car Corporation part of successful road train test – SARTRE project enters final phase The SARTRE project (Safe Road Trains for the Environment) – with Volvo Car Corporation as the only participating car manufacturer – has successfully completed the first test demonstrations of a multiple vehicle platoon. The test fleet included a lead truck followed by three cars driven entirely autonomously at speeds of up to 90 km/h – with no more than 6 metres gap between the vehicles. “The aim is for the entire road train to be completed in autumn 2012. By then we will have four vehicles after one lead vehicle driving at 90 km/h,” says Erik Coelingh, technical project manager at the Volvo Car Corporation. The SARTRE project is being driven by seven European partners and is the only one of its kind to focus on the development of technology that can be implemented on conventional highways in which platooned traffic operates in a mixed environment with other road users. Stakeholder dialogue Recognizing that the challenge of implementing road train technology on Europe’s highways is not solely a technical matter, SARTRE also includes a major study to identify what infrastructure changes will be needed for vehicle platooning to become a reality. A number of stakeholder discussions will therefore be held. The participants in the first discussion included technical experts, politicians, legislators and traffic safety researchers. At the workshop a number of non-technical challenges
Video Rating: 4 / 5

The classic GG1

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

The classic GG1
electric trains
Image by AviatorDave [admin’ed by gailatlarge]
An icon of model railroading, the classic 1930s Raymond Loewy-designed electric locomotive. The first GG1 went to work in 1935, and the last was taken out of service in 1983!

Building the Excursion Train & Coal Mine Scenes: Part 43

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

My Web Site: modelrr.oakviewresources.com Part 43: This is the continuation of a new series where I build the Excursion Train and Coal Mine Scenes. Music Notes: The music on this video was recorded using Sonar Home Studio Ver 6.0. The drums and keyboards were played on an M-Audio Keystation 61 ES and/or sequenced in the MIDI Editor. The bass used is an SX Fretless Jazz Clone Modded with Dimarzio J Pickups.

Tire Shop

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Tire Shop
lionel trains
Image by nshontz
This is the trainset my dad and i built while i was growing up.

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