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#1 tractionjackson

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Posted 23 December 2004 - 01:43 AM

I searched the 3DTrains forums for any traction topics, and came up with zilch, so this may be the first dealing with the old venerable form of motive power. And Andre's NA will be the setting to show yet another version of his fine route. Rod's excellent desert version under construction is another good example of how versatile Andre's route is for further creative expression.

I've been stringing 600 volt simple-suspension trolley wire over the route, and have the Eureka Springs branch complete up to Junction and a ways beyond there east. I haven't decided on a name or paint job for it yet. Below is a scene in Eureka Springs.

Hope you enjoy a different take on the NA. By the way, the NA Electric runs steam too, so you'll still see water tanks, and fueling docks.

Thanks,
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Posted 23 December 2004 - 01:46 AM

More NA Electric:

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Posted 23 December 2004 - 01:47 AM

More Eureka Springs:

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Posted 23 December 2004 - 01:55 AM

View across the yard tracks at Eureka Springs.

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Posted 23 December 2004 - 01:58 AM

The WVRy #60 sets out NP 21579 at Campbell Mercantile.

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Posted 23 December 2004 - 02:02 AM

The crew stops for an ice cold coke, at Muir & Sons grocery. Named for my dad, and his line of work for 45 years.

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Posted 23 December 2004 - 02:08 AM

The 60 ties up to the brain box.

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Posted 23 December 2004 - 02:10 AM

Last but not least, a wee bit o' steam. Jon Davis's beta "Skookum" pulls out of town with 10 log loads.

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Posted 23 December 2004 - 03:44 AM

Those shots are great Tim. Some, except for the overhead, remind me of shots taken in the old Ma&Pa yard in Baltimore many, many moons ago. With shots like that I feel that Rod and Tim B. have a competitor up there in the great photographer category. wink.gif

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Posted 23 December 2004 - 04:41 AM

QUOTE(pnrailway @ Dec 23 2004, 03:44 AM)
With shots like that I feel that Rod and Tim B. have a competitor up there in the great photographer category. wink.gif

Paul

Paul, I'm with you there - but again, the more good screenshots there are, the better the publicity.

Tim, I love the pics and the detail given to Andre's route - please post some more shots

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Posted 23 December 2004 - 08:23 AM

Very nicely done!
I like that little steeplecab loco; how about a couple shots of Boxcab #53 on the enginehouse lead?

I may be a steam fan first, but there's a certain rugged functionality about the early electrics; each one was unique.
There's even a website devoted to boxcab electrics and diesels (but you probably knew that already)

One of the early New Haven boxcabs could be used to haul frieght on this line.
Oops, that wouldn't work; this line is 600v DC, and the NH was 11,000v 25Hz AC.
(although some NH electrics were dual-power & had 3rd-Rail shoes to pickup 600v DC to run into/out of Grand Central Terminal).

Maybe it's time to add another forum? 3DTraction?

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Posted 23 December 2004 - 09:06 AM

Nice work Timothy!

BTW, there WAS traction at Eureka Springs. smile.gif

There was an electric trolley (over head wire) system that plied the steep grades of the city streets (though not in eyesight of the railroad, as I understand.) The only (poor) pic I have at this point indicates at least one of their motors to have been a Brill type.

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Posted 23 December 2004 - 09:37 AM

All,

Ahhh Andre - Tim don't know nuth'n bout Trollies...

I am KIDDING !
smile.gif

While I have never really given traction a try - I have noticed all the superb craftsmanship of those funny looking trains with the poles sticking out the top - that Tim builds... Including the spectacular interior detail shots... The one traction route that caught my attention - I think Tim was building... The ones with all the circus rides down by the beach... WOW... Really seemd to capture the flavor of an era...

Also - I love that watertower and cars in the above shots...

With all these fine folks doing Route mods to Andre's awesome route - it's a shame there is no mechanism available - that I know of - to distribute the modifications... It would be great if add-on routes had some sort of authentication mechanism - so that if you purchased the route - you could share your work with other people who purchased the route too... Anyways - just a thought...

Hehehe... Remember Action Jackson ??? Wow - that was a while ago...

Regards,
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Posted 23 December 2004 - 09:40 AM

Thanks for the positive comments fellas! I very much appreciate that. Taking screenshots and sharing them is my favorite aspect of this hobby, along with model-building. I'll post some more pix in time, but with the holidays, MSTS will have to be put aside.

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There was an electric trolley (over head wire) system that plied the steep grades of the city streets (though not in eyesight of the railroad, as I understand.) The only (poor) pic I have at this point indicates at least one of their motors to have been a Brill type.


Now, that would be cool. Is there a map of that little system ?

But here's a couple shots from last night of the #53, a repaint of Wayne Campbell's un-released London & Port Stanley GE boxcab. Not great views, but now that I have a request for it, I'll take more pix when I can.

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Posted 23 December 2004 - 09:43 AM

Hey, Scott, thank you too!! Just caught your post. Maybe I'll convert some of you steam-nuts to the ol' juicers wink.gif

Here's another shot of Wayne's boxcab, on the engine-house track:

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Posted 23 December 2004 - 11:09 AM

OK, I was able to grab a few moments and fired-up the 53 for Tom.

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Posted 23 December 2004 - 11:10 AM

53 - 2

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Posted 23 December 2004 - 11:11 AM

The old Ford is a Wayne Campbell model too.

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Posted 23 December 2004 - 11:13 AM

53- approaches The Holler....

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Posted 23 December 2004 - 12:43 PM

That is very nice work indeed.....there are a few of us doing mods to this exceptional route! I'm in the middle of de-forestation myself, giving a bit of Flinthills flavor to it......EXCELLENT route, Andre....lots of neat stuff going on. Now to import some additional structures.....Sometimes the RE can be a pain!

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