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Triple Train Action In Mumbai Between Central And Western [ Indian Railways ]

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

3 trains caught on between [ Elphistone Road & PareL ] Western Railways (WR) and Central Railways (CR) Both rail line meet here !! Mumbai CST-Hyderabad Expre…

What is the ratio of fuel consumption between cruise and acceleration?

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Question by sparc77: What is the ratio of fuel consumption between cruise and acceleration?
I realized locomotives burn more fuel when accelerating than when they have the train up to speed and cruising. But what is the ratio?
Granted there are a number of factors involved such as number of cars per locomotive, load weight, final velocity, incline and so forth. I not trying to get too specific, just looking for an educated estimate.

Best answer:

Answer by Bruce
Email “Andy” he’s an railroad engineer.

http://answers.yahoo.com/activity?show=WsKUEgQraa

One of his answers appears here.

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091119203705AA61Ac5

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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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what is the difference between polyfiber and lichen?

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

Question by : what is the difference between polyfiber and lichen?
in model railroading, what is the difference between polyfiber and lichen?

Best answer:

Answer by jentrie2
Lichen grows outside on tree bark. It is often brite green. Poly fiber is man made and therefore cheaper.

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What is/was the standard distance between telephone poles?

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Question by jimthecelt: What is/was the standard distance between telephone poles?
I am building an HO-scale model railroad, modelling a rural area of the 1960s. What is, or was for that era, the standard distance in feet or yards between telephone poles?

Best answer:

Answer by patriotnutrients
the standard distance between power poles in this country is approximately 200 feet.. the standard pole in use today is forty feet long with about 5 feet buried in the ground..

since you are recreating a rural scene, the common voltage would probably be a four wire system, rather than the three wire system that is common today.. the transformers would have their high voltage insulators on the side, rather than on the top(they are still out there if you want an example).. the wire wouldve been copper instead of the aluminum wire with a steel cable in the center of it in use today.. in the sixties, the pole insulators on the crossarm may have brown, about the color of coffee..

hope this helps..

good luck with that!!

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What is the difference between switcher locomotives and regular locomotives?

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Question by tom: What is the difference between switcher locomotives and regular locomotives?
I am new to model railroading and I would like to know what the difference is between a switcher locomotive and a regular, full-size locomotive.

Best answer:

Answer by mike1942f
In the real world, switcher engines are shorter and lighter in weight and are used for moving cars in freight yards and for delivering them to industrial sidings. Less weight for moving a few cars, better economy, less wear and tear on lightly built rail sidings. They work alone
Regular engines are long heavy machines designed for pulling heavy long trains which are designed to be linked to other engines and operated by one engineer in the first one. They are mostly used on main line tracks.
In the model world, miniature switch engines which are a metal shell wrapped around a heavy motor have long been a sales pitch item “Worlds smallest most powerful HO engine” When the modeler wants to do primarily yard working (as opposed to beautiful scale landscapes or scheduled running) the undersized switcher actually looks better in the scaled down yard as it runs around moving cars, especially if the cars are models of smaller prototype car rather than modern monster tankers, hoppers, auto cars, and trailer trains.

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Connecting link between the two parts of a Matangi train

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Connecting link between the two parts of a Matangi train
electric trains
Image by lancea
Matangi train FP4103/FT4103 boarding at Wellington Railway Station for Melling.

Only staff were allowed to walk between the multiple units of the old trains, but in the Matangi trains passengers can also cross.

After many delays, this train entered scheduled service on Friday 25th March 2011. The front unit of this pair is numbered FP4103 and the rear unit FT4103.

why are some electric trains between washington and new york on 25 cycle ac current instread of 60 cycle. ?

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Question by guywire: why are some electric trains between washington and new york on 25 cycle ac current instread of 60 cycle. ?

Is there something about a lower number of cycles that delivers more power to the motors or makes them more easily controlled

Best answer:

Answer by DTT89ACE
Because that is how the system is set up due to the power supply.

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Im torn between 2 scales of model trains ?

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

Question by ABCDE: Im torn between 2 scales of model trains ?
I like g scale for its size and choices and I’d do 1:29th scale but I’m looking to do a huge yard and wanting to keep them indoors … The other scale is ho … I am just torn between the 2 I was looking for some pro and con of the two … Any help is appreciated

Best answer:

Answer by Jarrod
I personally prefer HO over G scale because ho products are cheaper and theres more of a selection of products to choose from also you need alot of space for a g scale layout. I have looked into building a g scale layout but didnt realise the cost of just the track itself and the locos and rolling stock arent cheap either and thought i might aswell stick with ho instead.

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The difference between MTH Railking set and Lionel train sets.wmv

Monday, July 4th, 2011

The title says it all. This shows the difference between Lionel and MTH Railking sets.
Video Rating: 3 / 5

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