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What is the difference between a BELT line and a TRUNK line?

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Question by trainboy765: What is the difference between a BELT line and a TRUNK line?
I was flipping through some old Model Train magazines, and I came across an article about how this guy made a layout where there was an interchange between a City Belt Line and a Trunk Line.

I get that a Belt line connects the different railroads in the city to each other (Like the Belt Railway of Chicago, or the Indiana Harbor Belt) but I dont know what a TRUNK line really is (like the Grand Trunk Western). Can someone explain to me what one is? I would rather appreciate it. =]

Best answer:

Answer by Silverstang
Just sounds like the names they just used to identify which train ran which route.

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How can I build an operating HO scale model train conveyor belt to feed coal to a coal tipple?

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Question by ace: How can I build an operating HO scale model train conveyor belt to feed coal to a coal tipple?
Hi,i recently got into HO scale model railroading. I would like to add action to my layout. I already have the life-like brand coal tipple (http://www.hobbylinc.com/htm/lif/lif8306.htm) and was thinking about running a conveyor belt to feed it so I wouldn’t have to refill it all the time. I have never tackled a project like this one before, so any help at all would be great! thanks!

Best answer:

Answer by Turtle 6
Try this:

First, purchase the conveyor belt [of course]
Then, browse through the Model RR catalogs or websites to obtain a small electric motor. Hook up the motor shaft to the conveyor belt and wire it to a switch on your control panel.

If it doesn’t work; well, at least I tried.

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A Belt Railway Of Chicago Christmas: K-Line’s BRC Safety Awareness Set, 12-24-09

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Several years ago, the Belt Railway Of Chicago handed out train sets to employees who kept a clean safety record for a certain amount of time. Only 100 of these O-Scale K-Line train sets were produced, and included BRC MP15DC #536, 5 cars, track, and a power pack. These sets were only handed out to BRC employees and were never sold to the general public. I happened to be looking around in a local hobby shop one day and came across two parts of the set- the locomotive and box car- I also found out the info behind them as well… I have a lot of old O-scale Lionel stuff that was handed down from my deceased grandpa that I set up at Christmas. The BRC MP15DC leads a consist of it’s matching box car, 5 tank cars and a caboose. The four silver Sunoco tank cars and Erie work Caboose were made during the 1950’s by Lionel. The white Mobil tank car was made during the 1970s, also by Lionel. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all friends and subscribers!!
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