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cooley_boy

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  1. Worth noting here that most answers so far are for steam locomotives. In regards to diesel locomotive power the class types are determind by the manufactures. Though the railroads may change it to suit their own classification. So you will get cases where the same locomotive will have several different classification depending on the railroad. For example: GE built "Gevo" units classed as ES44AC are classed as C45ACCTEs with the Union Pacific.
  2. If you are in North America I started a Facebook group for british railway modellers. Be sure to look it up. 

    British Railway Modelling USA - BRMUSA

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    2. Harlequin

      Harlequin

      You could start an "Area Group" here in RMWeb...?

       

    3. truffy

      truffy

      That would be a biiiiiiiiiiiiiig area!

    4. cooley_boy

      cooley_boy

      I live in Oregon Yes.

       

      I could start a sub group but there are already so many I fear it would just get lost.

       

       

  3. Have a look here: https://ukrailwaypics.smugmug.com/UKRailRollingstock/J-/JJA-GERS-Autoballasters/ I have just finished doing a set of 5 JJAs in the Network Yellow with the black logo.
  4. cooley_boy

    X9181 ?

    You can use the Hornby X6346 Gear set. Exact same gear set but for the Hornby A1 Class loco so is a different number. These are still in stock. I had a broken gear in my Stanier 4mt Tank and just fitted the X6346 gear set in with no issues. Perfect match. My theory is that, like any manufacture, they would want to reduce the amount of parts needed to make for each loco. If they have a gear set they know is tried and tested then there is no reason why they wouldn't use that set in as many locomotives as possible to keep their cost down. So far the theory s
  5. I Would have to agree with you there. The overall grey is a less brash livery and much nicer to look at.
  6. I may be tempted..... That would mean owning Freightliner.....I could stop them painting all their locos orange.
  7. Is this something visitors can view? I will be travelling from Australia to the UK in that time. Would be really cool to see this in operation. Regards Rand
  8. Hi Marcus, This was the first run of the Class 68s which had some unusual wiring done in them form the factory. They would work with a 21 pin decoder but I had decided to hard wire a 8 pin decoder in so I could customise the lighting. The second run of 68s may look a little different inside. Regards
  9. This is not the first time this has happened in modelling history. It certainly makes things interesting and competition should be a healthy thing. I share the main sentiment in that abandoning ship would be a unfair thing to do. Sure we have been waiting awhile but this means I have been able to save up for these locomotives. I have no doubt they will be a fine locomotive having seen the detail on the 71 class and the effort Dave is putting into these locomotive will pay off. What we can say is thank goodness someone is doing the Mk5s so we can run the trains prototypi
  10. Well now that I finally have the new Freightliner Class 70 from Bachmann I have done the usual running procedure and commissioning before the loco will be added to the running roster. Now in the process of adding sound and adjusting the lights as needed. I do think I may need to put the loco back together at some point though........
  11. Well now there are 5 of these wagons finished and ready to roll even with removable loads. No I know there are a few details that are not fully true to life but all in all these do capture the look of these wagons in my view. No just to finish off the last 10.
  12. Well now there are 5 of these wagons finished and ready to roll even with removable loads. No I know there are a few details that are not fully true to life but all in all these do capture the look of these wagons in my view. No just to finish off the last 10.
  13. Well now there are 5 of these wagons finished and ready to roll even with removable loads. No I know there are a few details that are not fully true to life but all in all these do capture the look of these wagons in my view. No just to finish off the last 10.
  14. Another Aspect of my Operation SD70 project is adding details to the Athearn units I have from the earlier runs which were lack a bit in the detail department particularly around the under frame and the front and rear ends. The first part that I do is to get the detail pack from Details West that are bespoke for the SD70M units with white metal parts for the under frame. This includes the piping for the sanders, bell, brackets for the fuel tank, jack mounting points, release values for the fuel tank, electrical cabling looms, spare knuckle coupler parts, etc. Below are the photos of how t
  15. Another Aspect of my Operation SD70 project is adding details to the Athearn units I have from the earlier runs which were lack a bit in the detail department particularly around the under frame and the front and rear ends. The first part that I do is to get the detail pack from Details West that are bespoke for the SD70M units with white metal parts for the under frame. This includes the piping for the sanders, bell, brackets for the fuel tank, jack mounting points, release values for the fuel tank, electrical cabling looms, spare knuckle coupler parts, etc. Below are the photos of how thes
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