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 Posted: Fri Oct 1st, 2010 11:04 am
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REAL FOR HIM--FOR US,  NOT SO MUCH! (But still a GREAT way to enjoy model railroading)


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true this is a grande (large) scale so to speak, but the point is it is still scale model railroading whether you ride inside or out, the units have been scaled down, they are a model of the prototype, is there an issue with where this is posted then by all means move it, I just wanted to share my hobby not cause a problem JR

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JR, your grand scale trains are MOST DEFINATELY NOT out of place here.  They are the penicle of large scale and where I'd be modeling if I could.  What IS out of place here is MY off topic, endless babbeling of "when is a duck a duck" 

I keep promicing to shut-up,  I'll try.....

 

 

 

 

 

 

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JR,

Not out of place at all...just VERY large scale.

I'd love to do something like that myself, just with steam. I used to go to meets at a large scale RR out close to Dallas years ago and had I kept going might be running the guys live steam coal burner by now. I worked on the track and he had threatened to train (no pun intended) me on steam.

BTW, I did get to run the electric diesel and was even authorized to couple cars up to it and let riders on board, so I know the thrill of it all.

We will not mind at all seeing more pics. We loves pics!



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OK  Back on topic---MORE PICTURES OF KCN !




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 Posted: Fri Oct 1st, 2010 08:33 pm
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the pic where (yeah thats me) I'm pulling out the engine, is in our shop area, we do all of the mechanical work in house, thank goodness we have three train sets, these old girls need a lot of tender loving care, I think there were only three weekends this season that we had all three trains runnable, not all at one time but if one would brake down there were 2 for backup

the next two picture are the newest addition to the road. this is the KCN's business car, the # 100 its named for the clubs first president the George W. Craig, the thing that makes this car one of a kind is that these are Miniature Train Company antiques the company went out a business in 63 or 64 and they all had a boat tail observation car for the rear end, so last year we decided to rebuild one of our extra coaches that was unusable in its present condition ( rusted out floors, bent seats)theres a shop in KC( Midamerican Car) that restores and works on and repaints railroad equipment, to do our car, they had built the handicap car for us in 1999, so in the world of 16" gauge trains this is a one of a kind as far as Miniature Train Company equipment go's

      thanks Bob   JR

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JR,  Tell us about the engines.  Prime mover?  Transmissions?  Brakes?  Controls?  Who made them?



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Hi Bob, well to start with the prime mover is a gasoline 26 hr air cooled V4 Wisconsin engine, these were use early in hay balers, combines, early bobcats, and concrete saws, very dependable.

 Transmition, the transmition in our trains is a very simple one. It's what you would call a jack shaft type the power go's in at the top and the power comes out at the bottom with drives shafts that run to the forward and to the rear truck all 4 axles are powered, inside there's a shaft that slides back and forth for forward and reverse.

brakes and throttle, both are vacuum, each car has 4 axles and each axles have 2 brake cylinders there are vacuum hoses that run between the cars along with an electrical line, and it's for the tail end lights and the conductor's emergence signal in the engine cab, the conductor sits in the very last seat so he can keep an eye on the passengers and signal the hogger if theres any trouble (ie unruly kids or dangly feet out the doors or lost hats, tickets and what knot), the throttle is basically a brake cylinder that works some linkage to the carb, both are worked with a handle type vacuum valve. any qestions feel free to mail me and I'll try to answer them.  JR jarman@kc.rr.com

 the trains them selves where made by the Miniature train company in Rensselaer Indiana, and went out of business some where in the early 60 ties the oldest ( Kansas city southern) was made in 53 (the union pacific) 55 and the Missouri pacific was built in 63

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