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NS Scale Test car on the GRE

Unread postby kd_1014 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:51 pm

Just was down at Ann St. today and I noticed an NS Scale Test car sitting in the back of track 3 of the GRE yard. Does anyone know why it's there? Are they doing testing on the line or something?
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Re: NS Scale Test car on the GRE

Unread postby DaveO » Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:04 pm

kd_1014 wrote:Just was down at Ann St. today and I noticed an NS Scale Test car sitting in the back of track 3 of the GRE yard. Does anyone know why it's there? Are they doing testing on the line or something?

Scale test cars are used to calibrate/certify weigh scales. Does the GRE have a railcar weigh scale?
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Re: NS Scale Test car on the GRE

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:15 pm

Goes to Amway. They have a scale they calibrate every so often.
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Re: NS Scale Test car on the GRE

Unread postby MQT1223 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:28 pm

Raildudes dad wrote:Goes to Amway. They have a scale they calibrate every so often.


Last time I saw that car was about 4 years ago. Not sure how often its calibrated but yeah they do bring it in every so often like you said.
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Re: NS Scale Test car on the GRE

Unread postby kd_1014 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:33 pm

MQT1223 wrote:
Raildudes dad wrote:Goes to Amway. They have a scale they calibrate every so often.


Last time I saw that car was about 4 years ago. Not sure how often its calibrated but yeah they do bring it in every so often like you said.


Did it go out today? I might go later tonight and take pictures of it if it's still there.
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Re: NS Scale Test car on the GRE

Unread postby MQT1223 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:45 pm

kd_1014 wrote:
MQT1223 wrote:
Raildudes dad wrote:Goes to Amway. They have a scale they calibrate every so often.


Last time I saw that car was about 4 years ago. Not sure how often its calibrated but yeah they do bring it in every so often like you said.


Did it go out today? I might go later tonight and take pictures of it if it's still there.


Best way to find out is to go down there.

Didn't know you were in town buddy.
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Re: NS Scale Test car on the GRE

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:01 pm

Should be west of Alpine. GDLK stuffed the GRE yard at 5am this morning. GRE is still working on the interchange track today.
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Re: NS Scale Test car on the GRE

Unread postby NS3322 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:18 pm

Pics? Is this a small scale test car or a large one?
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Re: NS Scale Test car on the GRE

Unread postby kd_1014 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:51 pm

NS3322 wrote:Pics? Is this a small scale test car or a large one?


Sorry don't have my own pics but I believe the number was NS 982570 if you want to google it
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Re: NS Scale Test car on the GRE

Unread postby Super Chief » Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:01 pm

It's been up and down the Elk a few times. It's a small one.
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