Engine Pics & Train Stuff...

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  1. viperman

    viperman Active Member

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    Thanks for that brief history leson there Deano! For Christmas, care to donate one of those lovely SD40-2s to a good cause (my layout)? hehe Eventually I'll get myself a couple. I'm just torn between BN, UP, and CNW.
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    Deano
    As far as the Aerotrain goes...This is one of the few times that the model looks better than the reality. I love the way it looks kind of "retro-futuristic" (if you know what I mean)
    I too really enjoy the history that you share:thumb: Keep it up!
  3. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    WOW, all those SD402's look great together. Nice job there Deano!!:thumb: :D :thumb: :D
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    Deano,

    Great pics, as always...!!! Was that Aerotrain the only one made??? Who made the model???
  5. UP SD40-2

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    Steven, THANKS!!!:D sorry man, i don't think even if i were dead, ANYONE could pull my SD40-2's out of my hands:eek:;)sign1 . UP, or BN are GREAT choices for roads to model, they give you the chance to get engines from other roads too;) . few people talk about it but, BN(and PC) took over MANY roads also, yet everybody seems to pick on UP:confused: . Guess thats the price you pay for being the LARGEST/MOST SUCCESSFUL American RR:thumb:.

    Steve, THANK YOU!!!:D i think the REAL Aerotrain was quite AWESOME!;) and THANK YOU for the comment on "history":D. i love to share ANY info that i know:thumb:.

    Josh, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!:D theres just something about SD40-2's...Ahhhh, FINE engines:thumb:.

    Gus, you are to kind, THANK YOU!:D to answer your questions:
    1. EMD made 2 Aerotrains:thumb:, one went to UP, the other to Rock Island. they were 11 car trains. after Rock Island bought the one UP had, they had EMD make a third engine, for backup;). so there was a total of 2 complete trains, and one extra engine.
    2. the models of them were originally made by Varney, Bowser bought them out and continues to make the shells:thumb:. you get ONLY THE SHELLS from them, its up to YOU to make them work;). it was quite a task to get the Aerotrain to be runnable. i had a Bachmann FM H16-44 that had a bad truck on it, BRAND NEW:rolleyes: , i used the good truck and motor to make the Aerotrain run, so its only powered by one truck. i bought wheel sets and glued them in so just one wheel is being used on the rear of the engine, and in all of the cars. i also had to glue false floors in them all, and add weights. one good thing though, there was PLENTY of room in the engine for a sound decoder and speakers:thumb:.

    THANKS!:D -Deano View attachment 32250

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    I don't know any of BN's history, so I did not know they had bought anyone else out. The only buyouts I knew of are UP.

    Sounds like that Aerotrain was a pain in the butt to get running, but I'm sure it was well worth it, now wasn't it?
  7. hobokid

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    wow deano thanks a bunch:) id like to learn as much as possible
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    On my way now Miles, thanks a bunch!
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    Deano, I love this series of pics. The way the cars go by on the road makes it come alive :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: . I only miss a pic that shows a truck completely blocking the view on the train to make it real life :D . ( Or do you have such pics and only don’t show us your railfanning pics that went wrong? sign1 )
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    I was thinking the same thing.....Excellent work Deano!!!:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
    Your engines and cars (rr and autos) look sweet!:thumb: and I'm glad to se you got some couplers on that SP cyl hopper;)
    Keep em' coming!
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    You still know how to keep a guy in awe. Great thread Deano. Lovin every pic!
  16. TruckLover

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    Cool to see another roll-by on the Rock Valley Sub:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    These pics were great and as everyone already said, the traffic affect is AWSOME. It was like I could hear the train rolling by and the cars and trucks on the road zooming bysign1

    Very impressive and I can't wait for anotherbounce7 bounce7
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    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

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    Good stuff. you would have loved the trainshow i was at today. double headed O Scale UP SD70Ms with the flared radiators and an equally impressive long train.
  18. UP SD40-2

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    Thank You!!!

    THANK YOU!!, folks, for the VERY KIND feedback!!!:D i REALLY enjoy coming up with new scenes to put my engines(and some times my freight cars;))in:thumb:. again, THANK YOU!:D

    :D NEW ENGINES!!!:D thats right folks, i just got my first Stewart engines, an F9A & B unit. heres a preview pic of them "right out of the box". perhaps some of you might want to tie your shoes tight;), because this one might knock your socks off!tooth1 NEXT POST...in just a bit:thumb:. :D -Deano View attachment 32536

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    bounce7 YAYAY, Cant wait to see it!!, I always enjoy seeing new enginesbounce7 bounce7
  20. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

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