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    • March 23, 2017 10:49 AM EDT
    • Yeah, my MTH Big Boy will arrive soon. I have one that I repaired that had broken frames. Maybe I can tell her my fix didn't work and I HAD to buy this. Paid it off in payments a year or two ago..

    • March 23, 2017 10:22 AM EDT
    • Over my bowl of cereal I went looking and CSX 4507 is an SD70MAC http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2330590

      Found a couple references with height and the GE's cab and SD's hood are pretty close in height.

      https://www.thedieselshop.us/DataB30-7.HTML

      https://www.thedieselshop.us/Data%20EMD%20SD70MAC.HTML

      Looking at couplers, I'm figuring the apparent height difference is a mix of perspective and the GE having old springs which have lost some of their return force; assuming the SD70 has not been made unusually light and therefore rides higher.

    • March 23, 2017 7:46 AM EDT
    • It almost looks Photoshoped.

    • March 23, 2017 7:08 AM EDT
    • looking at the couplers I see the 1:1 RR's have issues with coupler alignment also. I also noted the height difference in the two locos overall, amazing what technology affects. 

       

    • March 22, 2017 11:27 PM EDT
    • Chessie System - good choice!

      And now that that's been mentioned, one of the top shots of the week at railpictures dot net,

      http://www.railpictures.net/photo/610401

      Remarks & Notes  Yes, that's a Chessie System locomotive at a CSX repaint facility in the year 2017. C&O No. 8272, formerly known as CSX B30-7 No. 5554 sits at CSX's Huntington Locomotive Shops on Saturday, March 18th in its first public unveiling. The locomotive is destined for a railroad museum in Pennsylvania. CSX and its Huntington, W.Va., shop forces handled all of the cosmetic restoration for the locomotive.

    • March 22, 2017 10:08 PM EDT
    • My wife used to be that way, till she went to a join therapy session with me to the therapist that diagnosed me on the autism spectrum.  She explained that my trains were my way of coping with living in a world that both confuses and scares me most of the time.  And that it was in her best interest to at the minimum tollerate and support them, and at best, join in and enjoy them with me.  She is slowly doing just this, building up her own Chessie System diesel powered train to run when we go to open houses.  She picks up her engine from RLD at the spring open house, Robbie is installing Revo and onboard battery power in it.  Do I spend to much on trains, probably, but there are much worse things I could spend or waste money on.    Mike

    • March 23, 2017 8:36 AM EDT
    • Ok, I mistyped. I is not ah typist, nor ah Engalish major, or minor, for that matter.  Well I guess I had better pack and start drivin ta York.

    • March 23, 2017 7:31 AM EDT
    • David

      I agree with your spelling of Sean , as the only way to spell Sean !

      Right Rooster!

      Sean

    • March 22, 2017 5:33 PM EDT
    • Sean, the best day to work on the railroad this weekend will be Saturday. I will be in York at the ECLSTS. Sunday its supposed to rain and be cooler. So, I can't win neither.

    • March 22, 2017 8:17 PM EDT
    • But I thought the expression was "A tempest in a teapot"

    • March 22, 2017 7:04 PM EDT
    • Vic, you are so right

    • March 22, 2017 4:51 PM EDT
    • Seriously, this is a ....

    • March 22, 2017 3:35 PM EDT
    • I see both sides of the matter. Facebook exists and it is okay to put stuff on it, there's not much more justification required.

      There other things in life which are what I'll call exclusionary in various ways; here for one, you don't get to post without being a member. You don't get to watch TV programs without access to both a television and the network the shows are on. You don't get to check out library books without a library card. So forth and so on with various things.

      I also expect that with something being on, especially only on, Facebook there may be, consciously or not, a feeling of being excluded if you do not have Facebook, being rejected. As we've seen in various other parts of life the feeling of being excluded is a powerful feeling which often engenders anger.

      I also understand reluctance to use Facebook since they have been in the news for crossing an ethical line or two and for that you the FB user are not their customer, their paying customers are advertisers and you the user and your information are the commodity for sale: people kinda resent being considered a thing for sale. There are people who are not aware of the above and have their own unique set of reason for not going there; the specific mix of reasons is a personal thing unique to the individual.

      As for me, I was on FB for about 7 years and FB pulled some things on me to where I made a choice to not use them again.

      It is still okay for people to post on FB, I'm not going to attack them for it even though sometime I have that being excluded feeling. Oh well, to not use them again is my decision and has no effect on the rightness of anyone else's choice to use or not use any give social media.

    • March 22, 2017 3:19 PM EDT
    • Scott McDonald said:

      So..... Is this a bad time to mention that I will be sending out Tweets from the East Coast Largescale Train Show and if you wish to see stuff before I get home to my editing studio just follow me @smallscalesteam.  -- Scott

      https://twitter.com/smallscalesteam

       

    • March 22, 2017 2:09 PM EDT
    • So..... Is this a bad time to mention that I will be sending out Tweets from the East Coast Largescale Train Show and if you wish to see stuff before I get home to my editing studio just follow me @smallscalesteam.  -- Scott

    • March 22, 2017 7:48 PM EDT
    • It seems no one  took the time to let them know about the broken link links to the  'installation manuals'   till recently ;

      "Doug,  Thanks for the info on our user guide link. It appears they became broken with our recent site upgrade. I’ll try and fix them this weekend.  Attached is a copy for you to review.  

      Best regards,   Gary Paulino  TRAINTEK, LLC   . . . . "

       

      Doug c

       

       

       

    • March 22, 2017 7:37 PM EDT
    • And freshly published on 'uTube,  their  Mar 18th appearance  (get some munchies, over an hour visit)   ;

       

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xY1EzZZbuM&feature=youtu.be&a

       

       

      doug c

       

    • March 22, 2017 6:16 PM EDT
    • A recent 'UTube from Trainworld post,  regards the B'mann speeders (a musical)   ;

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SX58_oj-3eE

       

       

       

      doug c