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pcmatt
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Posted - 12/20/2014 :  7:31:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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quote:
Originally posted by MarkF

Back date to steam? Never! Sorry guys, steam looks beautiful out on the road, but nothings better than the idling of EMD's and Alco's at the engine house or roaring down the mainline.



Mark nailed it.
P



quote:
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And I'm 1967! Thanks for the offer though.



Maybe jump to 2/1/68??? Think of it Mark, you'll be able to add the C636's too that Bowser finally released. Hmmm...


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sjconrail
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Posted - 12/20/2014 :  8:46:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit sjconrail's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by pcmatt

quote:
Originally posted by Red P

quote:
Originally posted by MarkF

Back date to steam? Never! Sorry guys, steam looks beautiful out on the road, but nothings better than the idling of EMD's and Alco's at the engine house or roaring down the mainline.



Mark nailed it.
P



quote:
Originally posted by MarkF

And I'm 1967! Thanks for the offer though.



Maybe jump to 2/1/68??? Think of it Mark, you'll be able to add the C636's too that Bowser finally released. Hmmm...



April 1, 1976, you could run just about any eastern road's equipment at that point,

Phil



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MarkF
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Posted - 12/21/2014 :  12:25:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I might consider steam. That's classy. But that 'blue stuff' on the railroad? NEVER!

To the rest of the forum; see what we have to put up with around here in south Jersey!


Mark

Edited by - MarkF on 12/21/2014 12:26:01 AM

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LVRALPH
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Posted - 12/21/2014 :  05:23:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I agree Mark. No blue with the doodle.


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vzjtothalo
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Posted - 12/21/2014 :  07:04:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Mark, I hear crickets.




I know. How about that.



That's because a lot of the equipment is in Rhode Island with an unlicensed driver. Sound - that's on you, buddy.



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Red P
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Posted - 12/21/2014 :  08:34:47 AM  Show Profile  Send Red P a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
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that 'blue stuff' on the railroad? NEVER!





Ditto!

P


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Vagel Keller
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Posted - 12/22/2014 :  10:22:33 PM  Show Profile  Visit Vagel Keller's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Don't change now, Mark. Back dating to steam would be the same as changing scales on a layout as massive as yours. Plus, diseasals are still less maintenance intensive than steam, despite the new technologies.

Vagel



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MarkF
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Posted - 12/22/2014 :  10:44:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Vagel! I couldn't agree with you more on all aspects. Trust me, I wasn't planning on it.

Mark

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vzjtothalo
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Posted - 12/23/2014 :  12:38:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I know. We just like ya enough to break stones. There was no seriousness.....or was there......


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BessemerBob
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Posted - 12/29/2014 :  3:19:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great point on the back dating. It would be as much work as changing scales to an extent. Getting 1/2-2/3 what you paid for rolling stock etc on Fleabay is not much fun either. Thats what I am currently doing.

8yrs of careless spending in N scale and I have equipment to span from Steam to modern day operations.


"the sleep of a laboring man is sweet"

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PJ
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Posted - 12/29/2014 :  3:58:00 PM  Show Profile  Visit PJ's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Happy New Year Mark


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MarkF
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Posted - 12/29/2014 :  9:56:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks PJ! Same to you!!!

quote:
Originally posted by BessemerBob

Great point on the back dating. It would be as much work as changing scales to an extent.


You are absolutely right Bob. This is an ongoing joke between SteamNut and myself. He is obviously obsessed with Steam. I model the summer of 1967, a period in my life with lot's of fond memories. I model what I remember, which is the roar of diesel action! I have no plans to change eras.

Truth be told though, I do love steam! Who doesn't? So I welcome SteamNut to run some of his collection on the railroad. Lord knows he has earned the right with all he has done to help me!


Mark

Edited by - MarkF on 12/29/2014 9:56:59 PM

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dnhman
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Posted - 01/05/2015 :  11:38:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great progress Mark, The pike is finally coming to life!!

Cheers!, Joe

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MarkF
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Posted - 01/05/2015 :  8:13:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Joe. Yes it is! I guess an update is in order soon. I have been knocking some jobs of my 'to-do' list and am getting closer to some trial runs. Stay tuned!

Mark

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plavallee
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Posted - 01/13/2015 :  10:15:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great progress Mark.
I agree no blue. No mating worms either.
I have the brunswick green or maroon for my PRR.
Keep up the good work.
Patrick


Some say"blind obedience".
I say "malicious compliance".

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