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by Railzfan
Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:48 am
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: New Athearn HO Announcements
Replies: 6
Views: 1162

Re: New Athearn HO Announcements

Cool stuff there...really like the WC SD45's! The ATSF SD45-2's also look really sharp. Now if I just had the $$$ to get some of it! :x
by Railzfan
Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Cab Video: Amtrak 353 Hannan Rd collision
Replies: 48
Views: 1715

Re: Cab Video: Amtrak 353 Hannan Rd collision

Just makes me sick...can't people find something better to do than *try* to beat the train...not only are at least two people dead but also the crew has to live with this forever! Extremely sad :(
by Railzfan
Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:49 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Cab Video: Amtrak 353 Hannan Rd collision
Replies: 48
Views: 1715

Re: Cab Video: Amtrak 353 Hannan Rd collision

Wow...that was chilling! It never ceases to amaze me how stupid people are...can't imagine how terrified the other cars sitting at the crossing where. Thanks for posting the video and link!
by Railzfan
Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Proto 2000 SW9
Replies: 1
Views: 228

Re: Proto 2000 SW9

Hey Ben, It sounds to me like a loose or partly broken wire, really, the ONLY thing you can do is tear the whole thing apart and look for the wire. First, remove the shell and disconnect the wiring from the wire board and remove the weight. Then, remove the trucks and pry off the axle box covers and...
by Railzfan
Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:44 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Train Festival 2009: Update
Replies: 584
Views: 22225

Re: Train Festival 2009: Update

Good evening guys...and gals!

I caught up with the 4449 yesterday in Michigan City, here is my favorite photo of her!

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=291249

The sun lasted about long enough for me to take this!
by Railzfan
Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:52 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: custom painting showcase
Replies: 67
Views: 6457

Re: custom painting showcase

Evening all, Here are a few pix of my most recent custom painted units. http://tracksideacrossamerica.com/images/LAYOUT%20cnw4162.JPG C&NW GP7 #4162 modeled after a Rock Island rebuild. Unit is painted in the TYb scheme. Note the correct "squared" fuel tank and cut-away side sill, etc. etc. http://t...
by Railzfan
Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: What scale do you model?
Replies: 36
Views: 1522

Re: What scale do you model?

Thanks for the comments! As for op sessions, I haven't had any yet, I would like to but am still in the process of getting all the train orders set up. I don't have a track diagram, however, I do plan on making one quick as many people have asked me for one. The layout size is 11' x 20' around the w...
by Railzfan
Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:38 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: What scale do you model?
Replies: 36
Views: 1522

Re: What scale do you model?

I model HO and N scale. In HO scale I model the 1990's era Rio Grande and Espee. In N scale I model the 1955-era Great Northern in Washington. Here are a few photos of my HO scale DRGW/SP layout. http://tracksideacrossamerica.com/images/LAYOUT-ESPEE-1.JPG SP SD40M-2 8613 leading a eastbound coal tra...
by Railzfan
Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:31 am
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: FOR SALE :: HO Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Replies: 9
Views: 608

Re: FOR SALE :: HO Locomotives and Rolling Stock

Sorry, I actually don't have any GT, GTW or CN power.

I do have a Kato SD40-2 that I can custom paint as UP 3300 if someone is interested?

Thanks ;)
by Railzfan
Sun Nov 30, 2008 10:40 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: FOR SALE :: HO Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Replies: 9
Views: 608

Re: FOR SALE :: HO Locomotives and Rolling Stock

Okay...just lemme know if you want it...we can arrange pick-up or shipping. I also have a few other items that I am going to sell off, including a few Penn Central and Conrail timetables and track charts for Michigan. Also, I have a few more BNSF cars up for sale including a a Walthers 2-pack of the...
by Railzfan
Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:18 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: FOR SALE :: HO Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Replies: 9
Views: 608

Re: FOR SALE :: HO Locomotives and Rolling Stock

All four sets are in this paint scheme, Brian.

Image

I have all four sets, both the two Gold Line and two standard sets. All cars are in mint condition and have only been used for a short time.

Any other questions please ask!
by Railzfan
Tue Nov 25, 2008 2:58 am
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: FOR SALE :: HO Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Replies: 9
Views: 608

Re: FOR SALE :: HO Locomotives and Rolling Stock

Yessir, thats the one! Thanks Jon for the photo.

The Athearn RTR GP40X is a really nice locomotive, has a operating strobe on the roof as well as operating headlights w/micro bulbs. Thin handrails and lots of prototype-specific details. Any other questions please feel free to ask.
by Railzfan
Mon Nov 24, 2008 4:05 am
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: FOR SALE :: HO Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Replies: 9
Views: 608

FOR SALE :: HO Locomotives and Rolling Stock

Hello everyone, Just wanted to announce a few locomotives and some rolling stock that I have up for sale. Everything is in excellent condition and runs great. Locomotives: BLI :: SD40-2 :: BN 6325 :: With DCC/Sound :: Asking $160 (Very Little Run Time) Kato :: SD70MAC :: BNSF 8802 :: With Digitrax D...
by Railzfan
Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:03 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Where You Wish You Were Today: North Platte, Nebraska
Replies: 6
Views: 603

I chased the 3985 from North Bend to Fremont, NE. yesterday...WHAT A BLAST! Took lots of pace video and photos. :)
by Railzfan
Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:17 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Your Favorite Era?
Replies: 14
Views: 1311

I'd have to say 1980-1990's...when all the really cool railroads where around, like the D&RGW, SP/SSW and of course the good ole C&NW! As some of you may know, that's the same time period that I model in HO scale.
by Railzfan
Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:39 am
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: EJE and Tornado.
Replies: 37
Views: 5824

Absolutely amazing video...loved when the engineer wiped the throttle like that. Thanks for posting it.

Best part of all...the crew is safe! :)
by Railzfan
Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:31 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: TTX
Replies: 6
Views: 500

Yeah...I've seen em in Illinois on the UP...both the well cars and those new MASSIVE autoracks! Very cool looking...I'll get photos of them up soon!
by Railzfan
Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cool Siting On CP 29T!
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Awesome catch there Chris...not every day you see those! I've seen a few of the ones they sold in the all blue CEFX scheme! Thanks for posting that photo!
by Railzfan
Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: A Few Photos of My Layout
Replies: 7
Views: 977

Yes, the good ole Rio Grunge was an amazing railroad, nothing like seeing 19 SD's and Geeps (5-10-4) on a 100 car coal train over the Moffat Route, talk about POWER! I've railfanned on Big Ten several times...sure is amazing as well as the Moffat Tunnel itself! As for a track plan drawing, I don't h...
by Railzfan
Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:23 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: A Few Photos of My Layout
Replies: 7
Views: 977

A Few Photos of My Layout

Hello everyone, Here are a few photos of my HO scale Rio Grande-Southern Pacific layout. I model Western Colorado in the late 1980's, early 90's. Scenery is about 90% complete. Layout size is 11' x 20'. Enjoy the pix and if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask. http://tracksideacrossamerica....