C&NW F3s enter srvice at Sweethome Chicago

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Jon Grant, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. Jon Grant

    Jon Grant Member

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    I finally managed to locate a second CNW F3 at a local show yesterday enabling me to make a matching A-A set.

    I soundchipped one of them and chipped the other with an NCE chip, after removing the Lenz chip that was already installed (didn't have speed tables and I was unable to match the speed of the 2 locos)

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    Naturally , I shot a video clip so you can also see and hear it in action.

    http://www.railimages.com/gallery/album508/abd


    Jon
  2. rogerw

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    very very nice pics and video was great
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    man I just went back and watched the rest of your videos Wooooooooow. I dont know if I have half the skill to do the scenery of what you did very nice
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    I see on your site you have two layouts . How big is your american layout
  5. Jon Grant

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    Thanks Roger. The American Layout is 24' x 18", giving me a grand total of 36 square feet.

    At the moment, a cassette storage yard is situated behind the layout, to get trains on and off the scenic part, but I intend to have a fiddle yard at either end of the layout to allow me some through running.

    Jon
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    very nice Jon