I'm back

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by augusto, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. augusto

    augusto New Member

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    Hello everybody, :cry:
    After a space of 15 years, I'm back to the hobby, obviously many things have changed in that time, so I am learning again, by the time I try to start my new layout of NdeM, (1930-1960), and I happy for found this wonderful site. :wave:

    Augusto
  2. nachoman

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    Hmm. Mexican prototype! Very interesting! Welcome aboard!

    Kevin
  3. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Welcome Augusto! Looking forward to progress on the NdeM!
    Ralph
  4. jesso

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    Welcome! Always great to hear someone is starting a new layout!
  5. nkp174

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    Buenos dias Augusto! Does your future involve an HOn3 2-6-6-2? I've read a little bit on Mexican narrow gauge railroads, but my knowledge of their standard gauge equipment ends with the fact that they had the last surviving PA-1s.

    Do you live in central Mexico?

    Adios!
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    :welcome1:
  7. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

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    There seems to be something odd, because I can tell from my email that Augusto has updated something...but it isn't showing up in the thread.

    Augusto, There is a book titled "Mexican Narrow Gauge". They owned the 2nd largest 3 foot gauge locomotives in the world...2-6-6-2s. They were similar to the Uintah/Sumpter Valley 2-6-6-2s here in the US that ended up in Guatemala. Sumpter250 here on our forum is a fan of them.

    A good number of US locomotives ended their lives as property of N de M. My favorite standard gauge road, the NKP, sold several 2-8-2s to N de M. Since these were USRA light 2-8-2 copies...you could probably make USRA 2-8-2s pass as N de M 2-8-2s.

    EDIT: I just checked...they received 25 2-8-2s from the NKP...and 17 from the P&LE. They also received 2 narrow gauge 2-8-2s from the D&RGW...
    Here's what the narrow gauge 2-8-2's looked like (2 survive here...plus it is one of the most popular models in the US):

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    NdeM purchased #458 & #459
  8. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Must have been some sort of glitch. I saw several duplicated posts from Augusto so I'm assuming they didn't show up for him either so he kept trying(Am I right Augusto?). In any case, I removed all of the duplicates but one but the one immediately above your post NKP174. Neat pictures!
    Ralph
  9. augusto

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    It is right, Ralph, I put a new post, but the page not shown nothing, so I try again but without success.
    Probably I will be doing something wrong.
    Augusto
  10. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Hmmmm, not sure what you might be doing wrong Augusto. I see your most recent post in reply to mine. Looks good! Hopefully there won't be any more glitches for you!

    Ralph
  11. augusto

    augusto New Member

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    It appears that I am already online.
  12. augusto

    augusto New Member

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    You are right, most of the locomotives of NdeM, began their lives on the lines of USA.
    It really is a beautiful machine.
    I understand classes H2, H3, H4, H6, were built around from 1906-1923, and some H6 in 1949, but not know specifically which were acquired by NdeM.

    Augusto