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#1 century242

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 05:54 PM

Rough Draft

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#2 LPerkins

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 06:14 PM

Wow!! wink.gif

That really looks great. I think that I've seen that design before. Is that a Western Krause Maffei?

I believe that they were known to be 'notoriously unreliable'.

Great looking model...looking forward to running that one. I just love seeing something different.

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#3 century242

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 06:26 PM

Yep that is a Krauss-Maffei and they were unreliable, one of SP's experiments.

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 07:44 PM

I'm glad that I got that one right.

I live over in Reno, and I drive by the UP yard here twice a day, five days a week, and I doubt that I could tell you one locomotive from another. Though I've been known to stop at the Nugget and take a picture here and there on the way to work. I've seen what I think is a 1500 running around by our warehouse, but I would have to double check on that on.

I'm looking forward to the Truckee Railroad Dayz, and to the Portola event in September.

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 07:46 PM

Well next week I will be finishing my conductor training next week by running between Roseville and Sparks.

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 08:00 PM

Have you been through Reno since the shoo-fly was put into operation?

The construction company donated the rail and the ties to the V & T restoration project. The project is making a mess of things through downtown, but once the tracks are lowered, I'm going to miss the cry of those horns at night.

I'll be waving at everything moving next week...

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 08:01 PM

Definitely different Erik. But looks good. You did a nice job on it. And speaking of jobs, glad to see you are finishing up your training. I know you are probably looking forward to that. Good luck Mr. Conductor and have a good run between Roseville and Sparks. wink.gif

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 08:04 PM

WOW, looks pretty good for a "rough draft"! smile.gif

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 08:05 PM

Thanks Tim, but I cant take the praise for the model work....that belongs to David Rowe.

I am looking forward to a few trips over Donner... smile.gif

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 08:07 PM

Eric,

If you get an idea of when you'll be over here, let me know, and I'll grab the camera and head down towards the yard. If you get the time, it would be nice to meet a fellow 'Simmer'. Though now you'll be doing this for real.

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 08:35 PM

OK Will do

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 09:43 PM

There's even a few for the Grande fans smile.gif

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They also feature authentic Maybach engine sounds. Sweet! smile.gif

Cheers,
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Posted 22 May 2004 - 10:39 PM

Lemme see the thread title says A little bit of German. Warum hat sie nicht auf deutsch schriben??

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Posted 29 May 2004 - 03:47 PM

Yesterday I caught them at the Loop on their delivery run to Roseville. Getting close! wink.gif

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Posted 29 May 2004 - 07:09 PM

Those screens look totally great!!!!!!!!

Lonnie

I'm waiting....

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Posted 29 May 2004 - 08:33 PM

Thanks Lonnie. The only problem is, the big windows really show that there is no crew in the cab. Might have to work on that smile.gif

Cheers,
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Posted 29 May 2004 - 10:34 PM

The more I see of those David, the more I like them. Very nice Job. What I would do is tint the windows and then you won't have to worry about not seeing anyone inside. Doesn't have to be tinted a whole lot but just enough so it isn't so noticeable. Just an idea. Nice work anyway. They look very good on the rails!

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#18 century242

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 11:15 AM

He would not have to tint the windows really, just have an oily sheen where the wipers have been wiping and dirt where they were not.

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 04:11 PM

This is true Erik, but I like clean engines and that would make it dirty! wink.gif Can't have that. I think just tinting the windows would do the job. Just enough so you can't see inside unless you are really trying. That would keep the engines clean! cool.gif

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 05:11 PM

SP ? Clean ? Never laugh.gif