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    • March 21, 2019 7:25 AM EDT
    • Yup

       

    • March 20, 2019 8:16 PM EDT
    • That's a great little Pacific!

    • March 20, 2019 3:37 PM EDT
    • Have to see if there's a better look at the pacific - neat little engine.

       

       

      The "combine" looks like a converted coach.  One of the problem of cutting a door in the side is that you cut the structural member behind the planking - it makes the side (no longer) like a bridge element.  You can see the floor under the door has sagged.  EBT combine 14 has a similar problem.

    • March 20, 2019 1:13 PM EDT
    • Here's a cool pic of a very small Pacific with a heavily weathered combine:

       

      [url]http://ctr.trains.com/photo-of-the-day/2019/03/timeworn-combine-tiny-pacific?utm_source=Yesmail&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=News0_CTR_190320_000000[/url]

       

       

    • March 19, 2019 12:37 PM EDT
    • Dave I have another question a builder is trying to make it exactly as #315 is now.  Can you tell me what the boiler is inside the cab? Is it black wraped and the rear that silver also? Or?

      Thanks Jason 

    • March 11, 2019 5:49 PM EDT
    • Dave, Definitely helps. Exactly what I was looking for. Thank You very much!!!

       

      Jason

    • March 11, 2019 4:55 PM EDT
    • Jason,   315 is painted....  Basic Semi-Gloss Black..  Inside the cab is a "Drab Green" darker then midtone, We paint the smoke box and the stack a graphite empowered silver ( very high temp ) and about $300 per gallon.  And all the accents are painted in a aluminum silver.   The only white, are the lettering on the sides.

       

      This was the standard D&RGW loco colors..

       

      Some engines came from Baldwin with a green painted boiler shell...  But only a couple..

       

      Hopes this helps.

    • March 11, 2019 3:00 PM EDT
    • Dave, I have a question about the running/walk boards edge.. Are they White or silver? Having a hard time trying to figure it out from pictures 

       

       Jason

    • March 10, 2019 6:42 PM EDT
    • I haven't actually read the order, but according to the Transport Minister, it only applied to trains stopped in emergency.

       

      “My department has issued a Ministerial Order under the Railway Safety Act to all railway companies mandating the use of handbrakes should a train be stopped on a mountain grade after an emergency use of the air brakes. This order takes effect immediately and will remain in effect as long as necessary,” said Garneau.

       

      https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-ottawa-orders-trains-to-use-handbrakes-after-deadly-derailment/

    • March 10, 2019 4:14 PM EDT
    • That ruling effectively takes away any meet on a mountain grade..

       

      Probably not the greatest solution to the perceived problem.

    • March 10, 2019 2:27 PM EDT
    • Matt Kirichok said:

      Thanks Dan.  I'm finally starting to put all the pieces of the OpenRailways EMD SW1500 together and plan to put in a remote control (most likely a revolution since I have one in all of my other engines).  So to plan out which light ports to carve out, I wasn't sure if I needed to do anything with these outer lights.  Looks like I'll just paint them up as dummy lights.  Thanks for the referenced link.

       

      The use of those lights would depend on the railroad and era you model.  While most are painted over or blanked out with a cover, some are still used today for other purposes.

    • March 10, 2019 2:00 PM EDT
    • Thanks Dan.  I'm finally starting to put all the pieces of the OpenRailways EMD SW1500 together and plan to put in a remote control (most likely a revolution since I have one in all of my other engines).  So to plan out which light ports to carve out, I wasn't sure if I needed to do anything with these outer lights.  Looks like I'll just paint them up as dummy lights.  Thanks for the referenced link.

       

    • March 10, 2019 12:26 PM EDT
    • For those that know (or would like to know), I'm interested in what these lights would be used for.  What color would they be, and when would they be turned on?

      I've googled EMD SW1500 and I did not see these lights ever turned on (at least for the first 30-40 images that i looked at).  I also noticed that some images showed these lights while others didn't.

      I'm going to try to prototype these lights and am trying to pre-fit, gather the LEDs that I'm going to use, so I'm interested in when they'd be turned on and what color I should make them.

      The image on the top is the front, and the bottom image is on the back (above the cab).

      Thanks for the assistance.

       

    • March 5, 2019 2:40 PM EST
    • Rail biking, as well as speeder running occurs infrequently on the Washington and Idaho RR, formerly the WI&M.  With permission, of course.

    • March 5, 2019 6:27 AM EST
    • I can understand that

    • March 5, 2019 1:47 AM EST
    • Heights like that trestle compelled me to join the submarine force...

    • March 4, 2019 10:14 AM EST
    • The railbiking permission statement is as the end pf the first video, in anyone's interested. I agree, it would be stupid to attempt such things without securing proper permissions... and safety gear for that matter. Which they were lacking, in my opinion. I'd expect the landowners would want a signed release of liability statement!   Still, fun videos.

       

      And I'd like to do one of the organized rides with my wife someday, she'd love it. 

       

       

      Noticed that Rail Explorers has 3 locations.

       

      Cheers,

      Cliff 

    • March 4, 2019 10:03 AM EST
    • Dan Gilchrist said:
      Cliff Jennings said:

      Hadn't heard of this hobby til today, but it makes sense that it would exist. I saw web sites for organized tourist railbiking trips, using specially-made 4-wheel / 2-person bikes. They look pretty cool; anyone done that? 

       I've done this one in Rhode Island https://www.railexplorers.net/  It's quite tame.  I was surprised how little effort got us going quite fast and seemed like you could coast forever. 

       

      Dan, yeah, I saw that site yesterday, and they look really fun. Nice to hear it's not too difficult.