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    • July 18, 2019 5:58 PM EDT
    •        GREAT sound , and I like the 3rd engine mid mid train .

    • June 30, 2019 12:26 PM EDT
    • Ken, he sure has! Good and bad. hahahaha!

      Andy, sorry my head is has hard as a cinder block.

      Thanks Jon! lol!!

      Thanks Bill!!

    • June 29, 2019 6:52 PM EDT
    • Nice video, I saw this on YouTube last night right after getting home from Ohio. Nice run!

    • June 28, 2019 8:15 PM EDT
    • Nice Matt - You have some really nice railfanning locations developed. Well, except for that one with an arm in the corner

    • June 28, 2019 7:56 PM EDT
    • Ken Brunt said:

      Andy has taught you well....................;)


      Ken, it wasn't easy....  My hand was getting sore from having to smack the back of his head all the time....   

    • June 28, 2019 7:55 PM EDT
    • Nice video, Matt....  Layout is looking good considering all the rain....   

    • June 28, 2019 10:07 AM EDT
    • Andy has taught you well....................;)


    • July 16, 2019 8:47 AM EDT
    • Dan Pierce said:

      Due to the docksider weight I would think that it is the best small engine for pulling power.

      It certainly is in my book. I have since acquired more freight cars and passenger cars, and it has never failed to pull whatever number of cars I couple up.

    • July 16, 2019 6:58 AM EDT
    • Due to the docksider weight I would think that it is the best small engine for pulling power.

    • July 15, 2019 6:15 PM EDT
    • I'm not surprised, Joe, that the docksider pulled so well.  I had a USAT Big Boy and it would pull stumps.   Dennis Sirrene (sp?) has pulled 200 cars with his.

    • July 15, 2019 12:52 PM EDT
    • This is a 4 year old video. I only had 18 freight cars at the time, and this 11 pound behemoth pulled them all like they weren't there! It will pull a lot more.


    • July 14, 2019 9:11 PM EDT
    •    I have a 2-8-8-2 which is modeled on the Denver and Rio Grande first I thought I had something like the Northern Pacific 2-8-8-2s but a friend sent me this picture....




         So here's mine, which I've weathered some and put some temporary heralds and numbers on:









         So my son and I got to wondering how many cars it could actually pull, and we put together two trains amounting to 23 cars, two cabooses, and the extra cola tender that's always attached to the 2-8-8-2. Here's the video; the slow-down was the lcomotive trying to pull through a curve that you can't see in the video, so I gave it more juice and it sped right up.


         I think it could actually pull a few more cars, some of the commercial boxcars are heavy, although the Santa Fe train is without roofs because I am currently weathering them and haven't greased the journal boxes yet either. Anyway, here's my shot at trying to make a video of the whole train.





    • July 9, 2019 9:30 AM EDT
    • Thanks very well done...

    • July 8, 2019 7:16 PM EDT
    • Nice and relaxing!


    • July 8, 2019 3:21 PM EDT
    • Enjoyable

    • July 8, 2019 1:51 PM EDT
    • Got off my duff and did something.

    • June 30, 2019 5:02 PM EDT
    • Dan,

      It's coming along nicely!

    • June 29, 2019 11:03 PM EDT
    • That's a fine looking layout.  Hope you get a lot of enjoyment from it.

    • June 29, 2019 9:29 PM EDT
    • Short excursion run on the SVRR. Followed by the maintenance bus with the engineer's lunch (two small children, one bedraggled henway).