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What toy from your childhood to you wish you had now?

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Question by Billy Shat: What toy from your childhood to you wish you had now?
For me, it was the Navarone Mountain by Marx. It was a big plastic mountain with tons of army men based on the movie ‘The Guns of Navarone’ Many hours of fun.

Best answer:

Answer by Virgo27
Pink toy guitar and keyboard.

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Away from Home

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Away from Home
electric trains
Image by Gerry Balding (Back from hols; slowly catching up)
One from the archives. This scanned slide dates back to the end of June 1998.

I visited the Isle of Man as part of a group from Inside Track Holidays to take part in the 125 celebrations of the opening of the steam railway. Many special events and trains were put on for the group on all the island’s lines.

This is perhaps the most unusual. As part of the celebrations, Manx Electric Railway car No.33 was transferred to run special trains on the Isle of Man Steam Railway. The steam railway is not electrified so the trolley pole was removed from No.33 and a diesel generator was placed in a 4 wheeled van at the rear. This provided the power for the traction motors.

We had a trip from Castletown to Douglas chartered for our group. However, when No.33 arrived from Douglas there was a small problem to resolve. The van had to be at the rear of the car, but the car couldn’t move unless the generator van was attached…….

The solution was to uncouple the van and get 6 of us human volunteers to push the van around the loop and onto the rear of the car for the return trip.

The picture shows car No.33 awaiting to depart for Douglas.

If I remember, the trip was at about 5 pm after the last steam train had gone. It was a very fast run – rather cold and windy with a sea mist coming in. Although it was a private charter, we did stop to pick up some passengers stranded after they missed the last service train. I also have vague memories of a stop at Port Soderick (the last station before Douglas) as the brakes were starting to smell……..

A memorable trip all in all.

ATSF 199361; Rotary Snow Plow; Built AT&SF 11/59 from ex locomotive tender 3769 and rotary plow 199398; Only remianing rotary plow on the Santa Fe; Work Car; July 1982

Friday, March 8th, 2013

ATSF 199361; Rotary Snow Plow; Built AT&SF 11/59 from ex locomotive tender 3769 and rotary plow 199398; Only remianing rotary plow on the Santa Fe; Work Car; July 1982
model railroads
Image by San Diego Model Railroad Museum
Description: ATSF 199361; Rotary Snow Plow; Built AT&SF 11/59 from ex locomotive tender 3769 and rotary plow 199398; Only remianing rotary plow on the Santa Fe; Work Car; July 1982
Copyright: Brenda M. Bailey
Object ID: BMBSlides_01198
Repository: San Diego Model Railroad Museum Library

ATSF 199361; Rotary Snow Plow; Built AT&SF 11/59 from ex locomotive tender 3769 and rotary plow 199398; Only remianing rotary plow on the Santa Fe; Work Car; July 1982

Friday, March 8th, 2013

ATSF 199361; Rotary Snow Plow; Built AT&SF 11/59 from ex locomotive tender 3769 and rotary plow 199398; Only remianing rotary plow on the Santa Fe; Work Car; July 1982
model railroads
Image by San Diego Model Railroad Museum
Description: ATSF 199361; Rotary Snow Plow; Built AT&SF 11/59 from ex locomotive tender 3769 and rotary plow 199398; Only remianing rotary plow on the Santa Fe; Work Car; July 1982
Copyright: Brenda M. Bailey
Object ID: BMBSlides_01200
Repository: San Diego Model Railroad Museum Library

Lionel 6-28029 Union Pacific BIG BOY from 1999, with Command Control – kgtrains – ebay

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Lionel 6-28029 Union Pacific BIG BOY 4-8-8-4 Steam Locomotive & Tender with Command Control The Big Boy was loved by the crews that ran her for her ease of firing and great boiler; she was much easier to fire than the challenger and was often run by inexperienced crews during WW2. (Because of man power shortages) This is Lionel’s excellent 1999 version, it has tmcc cab-1 control. The Union Pacific Big Boy, all one million pounds of it, ruled the Wahsatch Mountains for nearly 20 years. This mighty leviathan thrashed through the mountains day after day, year after year, pulling as much as 4200 tons behind its massive bulk. The inspiration for Lionel’s reproduction, the 4006 had more service miles than any of the other Big Boy locomotives when it was retired in 1961. Your wait is over-enjoy the powerful and majestic Lionel BIG BOY on your layout today! •High Torque Pittman motor •Die-cast boiler, frame and tender •Articulated RailSounds 4.0 with TowerCom, CrewTalk and DynaChuff •TrainMaster Command Control equipped •All 16 driver wheels powered •Wireless tether •Fan driven smoke generator •Detailed cab interior •Firebox glow •Engineer & Fireman figures •Operating headlight •Directional lighting •Tender mounted ElectroCoupler •Operates on 072 diameter or greater curves •Approximate length 32″ •Instructions included
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Happy New Year from Ron’s!

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

Happy New year train friends! I visited Ron (ecape150)’s house the other day and we ran some nice trains!!! Enjoy the video and I wish everyone a safe and happy holiday! Happy 2012 & keep those tra
Video Rating: 4 / 5

How can i keep my dog from digging at the fence?

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

Question by $ Farm$ AddictZ$ : How can i keep my dog from digging at the fence?
There is a dog next door, and he has eaten through the fence, and he has dug under it. It is a female dog that was in heat, but now is spayed. Now she smells like she is in heat is what our neighbors said. Could you give me ideas (Besides electric fences/collars) because i find the electric cruel to a dog, because my grandmother had a dog like that but it always got hurt from it and i dont want that to happen to my puppy (he is a 6 month old Norwegian Elkhound) Thanks!

Best answer:

Answer by Torn in Tampa
I would recommend investing in an electric collar, this can really train dogs well. Good luck!

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Where can I get foam/polystyrene from?

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

Question by RSB: Where can I get foam/polystyrene from?
I live in the UK near London but closer to Croydon (if any1 knows where that is). I recently got into this modelling thing and now I want to create some terrain. They say at the shop and the website that you should use foam or high densty polystyrene. If any1 knows where 2 get it pls tell me. And if u don’t know pls don’t waste ur answer.

Best answer:

Answer by cfuchs05
Look at an ice manufacturing plant

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Is it really cost effective to build a compact unit to extract hydrogen from H2O ?

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Question by j l: Is it really cost effective to build a compact unit to extract hydrogen from H2O ?
Especially for transportation purposes…trains, cars, etc….I know on submarines , they extract the oxygen from H2O. Is there a car on the market where you can add water instead of gas/diesel ?

Best answer:

Answer by oiloiloilcoal
You have to inject more energy than you will extract. Submarines have a handy nuclear reactor as standard equipment to provide the energy for the extraction process.

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Opening the class 37 in EW&S livery from ViTrains

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Having a look at this incredibly powerful loco from ViTrains in the gorgeous, transitional EW&S livery.

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