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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

Is Melissa and Doug Railway set compatible with Take Along Thomas and Friends trains?

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Question by : Is Melissa and Doug Railway set compatible with Take Along Thomas and Friends trains?
Melissa and Doug 130 pc railway set says it is compatible with “Thomas,” but there are 3-4 different sizes of Thomas trains series. I bought Lionel Railroad set, but the rails were too wide for Take Along Thomas and Friends trains that we had. I searched for the width of Melissa and Doug railroad but couldn’t find it anywhere. If anyone has Melissa and Doug Railway set, how wide is the rail from one grid to the other? Is it narrow enough to fit the die-cast Thomas trains?

Best answer:

Answer by batraylover
The Melissa and Doug Wooden Railway set is compatible with both Thomas and Brio wooden train systems. The Take Along Thomas and Friends sets are different then the traditional Thomas sets and are not compatible with the Thomas Wooden Railway. The Thomas Wooden Railway is the ONLY Thomas set that is compatible with the Melissa and Doug Wooden Railway set.

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Take Along VS Wooden Trains

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

This is a demo showing some differences between Take Along and Wooden Thomas trains.
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take along thomas and friends

Friday, November 11th, 2011

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The Model Railroader’s Guide to Industries Along the Tracks 3

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

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The Model Railroader’s Guide to Industries Along the Tracks 4

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

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The Model Railroader’s Guide to Industries Along the Tracks (Model Railroader Books)

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

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What are the ramifications of running electric bullet trains along existing power line structures in the US?

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

Question by Serverine: What are the ramifications of running electric bullet trains along existing power line structures in the US?

Best answer:

Answer by Curious George
The only existing power structures that trains can use are in the “North East Corridor” (DC to NY). We already have our own US version of bullet trains operating under these power lines that goes by the name of “Acela” and Amtrak operates it.

Granted the Acela is no where near the speed of a foreign bullet train. Top speed for our trains is 150mph, but they rarely actually travel that fast. To further High Speed Rail in this country would involve adding more infrastructure. Either by building new roadbed and power systems, or updating current trackage in certain areas to handle high speeds and adding the power systems to those.

America isnt really sold on train travel like it used to be before the 1960s. So there isnt much interest in HSR. The idea of the heavy amount of work to be done to bring HSR, not to mention the cost (same as bailing out a car manufacturer) is still prohibitive as plane travel already has this part of the market cornered for the next forseeable future (25-50 years).

As far as any ramifications, just the building of an HSR would be the only bad things. The operation of such, would certainly make its worth, justifiable. Still, its apparent the US would rather buy new cars and plug major oil spills than to enter into things like fusion power generation and green high speed trains.

In essence, the only ramification of this is truely, the american public. When are we gonna get off our collective kiesters and just get the job done!

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