Latest Bronx Union Terminal Power

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Jorge, Aug 3, 2003.

  1. Jorge

    Jorge Member

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    Hello Guys.

    I have been off the board for awhile but these are the latest engines the Bronx Union Terminal has purchased. This time the Bronx Union went to Australia for power. The first model is an HO scale Lima ALCO DL500C that has been repowered with a K&M mechanism for smooth running. The second one is a Lloyds Kit of Australia. Its is a General Electric UM118. The third is a Lima EMD/Clyde ML-2, that is awaiting a new drive for smooth running. The ML-2 is the first one that will be repainted. I hope you have found these engines interesting!:)

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    Here is the General Electric UM118.

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    Here is the General Motors/Clyde ML-2

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    Very interesting indeed! Thanks for posting em'. :cool:
  5. Jorge

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    Hello Tyson.

    I got some more neat stuff on the way. I am getting three more engines custom made. Since the models are still in the shop here are pics of the real ones. The first one is a General Motors GR12.

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    The second one is this General Motors GL8.
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    I forgot the pic.
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    My computer is acting crazy here it is again.

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    I agree with Tyson. very interesting indeed. Great shots also.
  10. Jorge

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    Here is the third one. An Argentinian General Electric C-22i.

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  11. Jorge

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    Hello Dick.

    The reason I collect export ALCO's, GE's and EMD's is because I work for the New York Susquehanna and Western in northwestern New Jersey and have become very bored collecting the same engines I see at work everyday.
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    Hello jon-monon.

    Yes it looks this. Its an A12. They are very cool looking!

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    Love those front windows, looks like she's heartbroken. Great pics you posted! These engines have a lot of charactor.
  15. pjb

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    HELJAN version

    NYC , NYNH&H, and later MetroNorth ,ConnDOT had/have similar steel bar protection since engineer was killed by objects thrown into the open cut from Park Avenue near Tremont Avenue in the Bronx.
    That double ender and related prototypes are sold by HELJAN. There was also marketted I believe , in an other model, a MÆRKLIN/TRIX version. HELJAN , that does not market rolling stock in North America , has the unit in a fantasy Great Northern burnt orange and green original " Empire Builder "scheme ifor sale in Norway , Sweden , elsewhere in Europe.
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    Hello PJB.

    I will be adding those "ghetto bars" to my Bronx Union engines.
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    How ya gunna do that Jorge? Scratch build 'em outa wire?
  18. Jorge

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    Yup. I will scratch build them out of wire. Do you have any ideas?
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    Tinned copper buss wire solders easily and is available in many sizes, silver in color. That small of size will be somewhat fragile, but so would most materials.
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    Jorge:
    I noticed in MÆRKLIN"S current catalog on MICRO MACRO MUNDO's website they will be selling a Gt.Northern version of the Swedish double ender . You would need a TRIX version , since it is DC powered , but it probably will be cheaper than purchasing from Sweden.

    With respect to bars, for Bronx operating locos, there is vast number of both model rail and marine etchings with suitable lattice or bar structures available. Some made for that same purpose , others easily adaptable to it.
    Good-Luck, PJB