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    • June 23, 2019 8:59 PM EDT
    • Fred Mills. said:

      With all that great work, it should be finished properly.


        The whole car should get a good coat of Canadian Pacific Maroon paint, and across the letter board should proudly be displayed....C A N A D I A N  P A C I F I C.......and then, my friend, you will have a fine model, worth its weight in iced cream....!!!


       Quite surprised we discussed "body mounting" Kadees on Aristo heavyweights in chat considering it has been covered many times and "not only" on LSC but greater websites (sure others will chime in here) .

    • June 15, 2019 10:04 PM EDT
    • For a PA, it’s looking pretty good! Didn’t re-read, but skimmed comments from page 5 (just in case you were wrong)  and since the ditch lights flash like the ones on the new Amtrak San Joaquin locomotives they fit what you are modeling!

    • June 15, 2019 9:54 PM EDT
    • Lookin' good    Revo with a track station (if you can get one) would be a good replacement for your TE system. They are getting long in the tooth and harder to find in decent condition when you need replacements.  My last TE went to you I think.

    • June 15, 2019 7:46 PM EDT


      the 480ohm resistor is clearly all wrong for proper ditch lite speed

    • June 14, 2019 8:15 PM EDT
    • " Rooster " said:
      Greg Elmassian said:

      Rooster, sorry to ask this after 8 pages, but what is the list of things that had to be changed on the PA? I gather they were unique to your road name.


      Also, are you going to put sound in it? (I have an ulterior motive that you might like)



      No need to be sorry Greg but if you re-read it twice you would have realized that the PA only came into the picture on page 6 so no need to re-read the other 6 pages before posting. "Its all good"




      As for what had to be changed on the PA .....really nothing had to be changed only gutted and upgraded. Honestly the PA would never have been my choice of locomotive for the CVRR office car train however 3 yrs ago "The Mysterious Chuck" I have spoken about had the ABBA shells in his parts bin for a decent price at the York train show, the color was just right so I scooped them up thinking no repaint only re badging . Also picked up some of his C blocks as well and HTCS frames. Upgrades are gen sets for the HEP removing the steam gens, modern GE dynamic braking, A/C for the cab etc.  However most of this is carried inside the covered wagon so fans are needed to reduce the extra heat and duct work will allow this on the very open sides of PA. It will also get a new EMD 710 V-12 (same as an F59PH)  prime mover from Progress Rail  along with a few other things.   



      Remember this is completely fictional and my rules ....I only model by eye and could care less about the logistical stand point because my models go round and round and round but they are the only ones in the world and my models and "I only aim to please myself".




      Yes I am planning on putting sound into this unit and was honestly looking at the Revo with generic (but not bad) sound. Sound really isn't my thing as I just enjoy building and going roundy round. However I was thinking I would also make this unit either track or battery (with a switch) and the Revo is interesting to me for numerous reasons so it might be time to play with one or two or three if I like it.



      So I'm interested in your,you're ulterior motive ....enlighten me!





    • June 14, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

    • June 14, 2019 7:53 PM EDT
    • Not your Grandmothers PA (or is it?)

    • June 14, 2019 7:51 PM EDT


      TEST ^^^^

    • June 14, 2019 7:49 PM EDT
    • " Rooster " said:
      " Rooster " said:
      J.D. Gallaway said:

      Oh pish tosh. Its JUST Alco P's. They are a dime a dozen.


      That's why the CVRR's CEO decided he needed a few that he could modify and disassemble/cut up.... slap a new power plant and trucks in it/on it then sell what is good usable stuff ! Dieseltectural salvage is big business these days!


      Thoughts are always welcome



    • June 14, 2019 5:38 AM EDT
    • Thanks Cliff for the kind words, I'm glad your like the kit. Of course if you need any assistance please drop me a mail.


      Unfortunately they have not been walking out the door and I have been considering advertising within publications to help. I've just not had the time to get suitable pictures or driven the process.




    • June 8, 2019 10:02 AM EDT
    • Hi Alan!

      Finally getting around to sorting through the "kit" parts in preparation to start construction...the more I work with these parts the more impressed I am with the quality of the kit...thanks for taking the extra effort to make these available as kits, I know it would have been much easier just to make up one set for yourself.

      BTW, I'd be curious to know how many sets of these you have sold since the offering became available earlier this year. How many sets have you sold?...hopefully enough to have made the effort worth your while...

      I know some are scared off by the higher cost, but quality does come at a price.

      Thanks again for the will be a showpiece of my D&RGW roster...

      Best Regards,


    • June 6, 2019 6:40 PM EDT
    • Jerry Barnes said:

      Jeremy Viewing did a nice job on his coaches, painted them to look like wood and made a brake one also. You can see them on the UK G scale site.

      Yes, I saw them - very nice.  As I have to replace a coach end, and add the curl on the roof edge, it looks as is ther "teak" will need a repaint.  [Fortunately, if I make a long clerestory, I will have 2 ends left over so I won't need to pay Smallbrook a fortune for a replacement!]

    • June 6, 2019 5:44 PM EDT
    • Jeremy Viewing did a nice job on his coaches, painted them to look like wood and made a brake one also. You can see them on the UK G scale site.

    • June 4, 2019 11:03 PM EDT
    • Now now children.  No need to fight.


      Greg - I did particpate in the Gscalecentral discussion too, but couldn't remember how far we got in doing anything.  Best of luck with the decoder.

      Rooster - I did live among those coaches, and often visit the 'heritage' railways, like the Keighley & Worth Valley, where they have lots of Midland stuff.  My family is from that area.

    • June 4, 2019 9:23 PM EDT
    • "I have an Emily and a Smallbrook conversion kit, but haven't got around to doing anything with it yet."

      so my response that I have not done my kit yet is off topic?


      shut up rooster

    • June 4, 2019 5:25 PM EDT
    • I believe there was a great discussion on too...

      I have the emily kit, but have not updated it, fighting the crappy oem DCC decoder from Bachmann/SoundTraxx....



    • June 4, 2019 4:42 PM EDT
    • This thread is for Jerry Barnes. . .   I couldn't find the discussion about various coaches for the Stirling.


      I have an Emily and a Smallbrook conversion kit, but haven't got around to doing anything with it yet.  But I do have a few days before a big trip so I didn't want to start a large project - so I started a small one.
      I have always thought the Annie & Clarabell coaches needed better underframes, so I swapped the Emily 6-wheel frame for the 4 wheel Annie.



      It looks much improved.  Smaller disc wheels help - you can see how big the old ones were.


      The next trick is to buy another Emily coach and splice 2 together on proper trucks.  I have a pair of Bachmann coach trucks in my parts box, so I dug them out and put one under the Emily coach.  Then I took a pic and photoshopped it into a long bogie coach:



      It has regular B'mann passenger trucks.  Not sure if they are anything like the Midland Railway trucks from the 1870s, but I'm sure I'll figure it out.  This pic shows a 6-compartment coach, whereas the Annie coach has 4 so I should be able to get 7 compartments total.  The roof will need shortening so I can't do 4+4 = 8.


      Then it will need painting Midland Red with new glazing, etc.

    • June 3, 2019 9:34 PM EDT
    • Bob McCown said:
      I love deadlines. I especially love the 'wooshing' sound they make when they go racing by.


      I have know all along you were in the closet with Amtrak ! But I guess everyone seems to be coming out these days?

    • June 3, 2019 8:59 PM EDT
    • " Rooster " said:




      I love deadlines. I especially love the 'wooshing' sound they make when they go racing by.