NYC M497 Jet Car

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by fifer, Jan 7, 2004.

  1. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    I was in another group last night and this car came up in discussion.
    I built one of these in HO many years ago , when I modeled NYC.
    Has anyone scratched one in N Scale?
    Thanks , Mike

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  2. Anachron

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    is that engine for real? :eek: :eek: :eek:
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    ITS REAL

    Yes , This car was a testbed full of monitering equipment to test high speed on standard rail.
    It was only run a few times and then was returned to it's original RDC configuration.
    I think it set a record at the time of 186 MPH.
    Mike
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    A fellow called Steamguy, on the Atlas forum, bashed one of those last year. It looked pretty good, too.

    Dick
  5. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    Thanks Dick

    Thanks Dick ,I subscribed and tried to go back and look with no sucsess.
    I'll go back and try the handle.
    Mike
  6. absnut

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    Mike,

    Ken is a nice guy and I'm sure if you email him through the Atlas forum, he'll respond. It was an interesting looking machine he built!

    Dick
  7. Anachron

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    If you would build a train like that it must go in scale speed right? :D
    I would like to c a N scale train go in 182mph scale speed :D

    182mph is 292km/h = 8111cm/sec / 160 = 50.69cm/sec

    thats some crazy speed there :eek:
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    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    That has to be the weirdest railroad picture I've ever seen! I never heard of it before!!! Amazing! Looks like something the Coyote would buy from ACME to use in chasing down the Road Runner! :) Must have been a thrill to watch it go by! Imagine the engineer radioing in like Alan Shepard, "Let's light this candle!"
    WHOOOOOOSH!!!!!!!!!
    Ralph
  9. fifer

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    Whooosh is right

    That would be the perfect description.
    I have seen pictures of this car at speed and it looks MEAN and Scarey .
    About 30' behind the car all you see is dust and flying ballast.
    Mike
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    If you can locate one of the old Con-Cor RDC's it would be the Ideal Kitbash.
    First off the units are generally being sold for much less than a Kato one and, If I remember correctly, they ran at a scale 180 MPH:eek:
    Sadly, I sold my last two off about 3 years ago.
    Cheers!

    Terry
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    pic2

    pic2

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    pic3

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    pic4 at speed

    This is a picture at some type of speed.
    Notice the man seeing whats coming and ducking for some cover!

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  14. Anachron

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    well heck I would to! :D
    thats one hell of a crazy train :)
    and it's in 1966 ??
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    I found these on ebay January 10, 2004. Works out to roughly $60 CDN, $47 USD.

    http://search.ebay.com/search/searc...etaEndSort&query=Concor Budd RDC - 3 Car Set