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#21 august1929

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Posted 23 December 2004 - 01:15 PM

Tim, Truly great adaptation of Andre's route. There is something about it....

Looking forward to seeing more screenshots.

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Posted 23 December 2004 - 02:47 PM

You guys are a hoot! What's next on the NA route? Shays and redwoods?! As one who is somewhat challenged by anything beyond the AE, I can only wonder with admiration ...

Thanks, Tim for name-dropping. I was curious about the source for those wonderful boxcars.

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Posted 23 December 2004 - 03:29 PM

Shays, eh?....Hmmm... I like that idea. Logging railroads are another interest of mine....

In the meantime, the NA Electric just established a shuttle to connect Eurekey with Junction to fill the gap between the big interurbans' runs.

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Posted 23 December 2004 - 03:51 PM

Darn Tim, with your traction work, the Eureka area takes on a completely different atmosphere...that is some great stuff you got going there...are you limiting the changes to just the line itself, or are you planning on some different structures as well?...............Merry Christmas, Andre and all of you.....Frank

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Posted 23 December 2004 - 05:45 PM

Man - Tim...

You are hitting "21" every time...
Looks like you are on a roll...

Keep'm coming....

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Regards,
Scott

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Posted 23 December 2004 - 06:26 PM

21, eh? Wish I had those numbers at the casino! ( as if I ever go there)....Thanks, Scott!

Hi Frank, I'm leaving most of the original stuff in, about 99%. It's all top-notch and loaded with flavor. But I am adding many structures of my own and other authors. If I remember correctly, the only thing of Andre's I've removed is the tank at Eureka, changing it out for a working tank of my own from the Sumpter Valley. Below is a view of the Eureka Transfer job parked in front of the substation-foreman's digs, which is a Ron Picardi model, his single-story section-house.

Thanks all, and Merry Christmas to all!

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#27 TomW

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Posted 23 December 2004 - 06:43 PM

Tim M.
Thanx for the great shots of #53; that color scheme just "works" for me (the yellow handrails and tuscan red window frames).

Now, let's stretch that boxcab to add (2) more windows; then add a 2-6-0+0-6-2 cast underframe and
you've got a mainline freight motor for the Seligman - Berryville run!

BTW, as an Electrical Engineer, I feel it necessary to warn you that the water tower's delivery pipe is DANGEROUSLY CLOSE to
that 600 Volt catenary! I'd suggest relocating the water tower to a non-electrified track.
We certainly don't want to electrocute Ole Coonskin when he tops off Skookum's tank! ZAPPO!!!

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Posted 23 December 2004 - 08:09 PM

Hi Tom, glad you like the 53. smile.gif

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Now, let's stretch that boxcab to add (2) more windows; then add a 2-6-0+0-6-2 cast underframe and
you've got a mainline freight motor for the Seligman - Berryville run!


Now, you got me thinking.... I have a Milwaukee Road boxcab......hmmm

I'm glad you brought up the point about the tank spout. I have no non-electrified track! I was wondering what the safe clearance is for 600 volts. The spout looks to clear about 18 or 20 inches as it rotates, similar to a photo I have of a tank on the Oregon Electric. This tank at Eureka is from a narrow gauge line, the Sumpter Valley, at Whitney, so sits lower than a standard gauge spout. Below, you're looking back, showing the spout and trolley.

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Posted 23 December 2004 - 09:27 PM

More Steam. Mike 101 eases downgrade after topping off the tank at Eureka.

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Posted 23 December 2004 - 09:30 PM

Nostalgic ending.

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Posted 23 December 2004 - 09:32 PM

nice to see more high quality screenshots and yet another take on Andre's masterpiece. I've long admired Tim M's artistry. there is no competition...
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Posted 23 December 2004 - 10:46 PM

Hi Tim,

What are the chances of releasing the wired version as a add-on to Andre's route?

By using 2 bat.files you can move world & shape,trk.gantry, etc ,in & out of a alternative folder.
This is done on the Thames-Mersey route with great success. Giving the route two eras.
Pre-Electric with steam. Then Electric.

Till then, I remain droolingley yours

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Posted 23 December 2004 - 11:17 PM

Hey, three of us Tim's all in one place again. Cool!
But seriously, the reason there is nothing on that motive power here Tim M. is that there just simply hasn't been anyone doing anything like that over here. Of course I have seen your stuff in other places and love it. Now, I am not a big fan of modern electic engine power but I sure do like what you have been showing here, and great shots by the way. Sort of reminds me of the early days of the automobile when every Bicycycle maker, woodmaker, engineer, of what have you were creating their own automobiles. What I liked about them was their uniqueness to one another. Looks like what we have here. No one style, just a number of great looking cars that I am sure were built for comfort rather than speed. I could definitely get into this era of electric traction. And I just love the automobiles that you have depicted here as well. Put those with those early steam engines and you have got me! No doubt about it. Oh, and I too love the early logging trains. Having grown up in the logging area of Maine, you could still see, when I was a kid, some of these early steam engines in the backroads and lumber camps pulling logs out to the main rail lines to be picked up.
Sure am glad you decided to grace us with all of this Tim M.....It's really nice to see a change of pace here and this certainly is that.
Great shots, great idea and am glad you are sharing the pics with us as well. Keep it up! Back in those days there were a lot of these little companies around everywhere. Remember several in some of the larger towns in Maine even into the early fifties. Just loved them.
Anyway, so glad you came by to grace this forum with your work my friend. I really love it. Definitely puts one back into that early era when transportation was in its infancy but when it was so great. You could ride just about anywhere for a few pennies. And you gotta love that.
Thanks for sharing Tim and please stick around a lot more. I know I like having you here, and I am sure others do as well. smile.gif wink.gif

#34 tractionjackson

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Posted 24 December 2004 - 12:13 AM

Again, thanks! And to the two other Tims! The warm reception I've been recieving here feels just like home! It is very satisfying that my screenshots are bringing so many positive comments, and requests for more, and I will gladly oblige! biggrin.gif

Hi Mike! Good to see you here! As far as releasing the wierd,- uh wired version of the NA, that would have to cross Andre's desk and get his stamp of approval. When I asked him permission to do this, I told him it was for my own use, and not intended for publication or re-sale, as per the copyright, so he approved. The bat.files are a cool idea tho.

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#35 tractionjackson

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Posted 24 December 2004 - 12:19 AM

Some from the east end....

Oregon Electric motors 10 and 22 westbound at Tunnel Switch.

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#36 tractionjackson

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Posted 24 December 2004 - 12:22 AM

Extra 10 West at Tunnel cut.

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#37 tractionjackson

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Posted 24 December 2004 - 12:25 AM

OE Extra 10 West again...

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#38 tractionjackson

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Posted 24 December 2004 - 12:27 AM

I just love this place on the line. A Great place for photos....

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Posted 24 December 2004 - 12:33 AM

Sacramento Northern motor 651 makes an appearance here too.....
Available at Elvas Tower File Library: http://elvastower.co...brary/index.php

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Posted 24 December 2004 - 12:42 AM

The Sacramento Northern steeplecabs had a gutsy, no-nonsense look about them. 60-tons and able to run on 600 and 1200 volts, at 850 horsepower and 1000 hp respectively. They could collect the juice from a trolley pole, pantograph or top-running third-rail shoe, mounted on each truck. More history and data can be found here:
http://www.people.vi.../~ggg9y/ge.html

Tim

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