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    I had to do it.

    I love the C-628, S-2, and the RS-11. I didn't see a place for them anywhere else.

    My first question is does anyone have stats for RS-11?

    The S-2 would be nice too. But I won't make big nussance(sp) of my self.

    Thanks
    If the builders plate doesn\'t say ALCO.

    Its not a real locomotive!

  • #2
    What sorta stats are ya lookin' for on the RS11?? There is a bit of info on the following site:

    http://espee.railfan.net/sprs11.html


    Don in Oregon City

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    • #3
      I guess I wasn't specific. Sorry. I was looking for horsepower, weight, and length stuff. Nice pictures on the site.

      Edited by - Edmund on 05/08/2002 12:13:12
      If the builders plate doesn\'t say ALCO.

      Its not a real locomotive!

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      • #4
        Well, you might find some of what you are looking for on this site associated with the D&H. Good luck.

        http://www.bridge-line.org/blhs/rs11.html#info

        Don in Oregon City

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        • #5
          Thanks tankertoad70. That was helpful. That is a good site. I like the color of the RS11 no. 5001. I almost went with gray and med blue for my freelance layout trains. I knew I liked it but didn't remember which RR used it. I choose Gray and Burgundy with dark blue lettering.
          If the builders plate doesn\'t say ALCO.

          Its not a real locomotive!

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          • #6
            I've had a longtime interest in switchers. 8 of my 10 logging diesels are switchers and Alco is represented by an RS-3, an S-2 and an S-1 (was an S-2 but had a Smokey Valley S-1 hood added). Other models are a H10-44, 3 SW1200s with the 'Coos Bay' look, hood-top dynamics,air tanks and large fuel tanks,an SW1500 dummy (about 6 years outside the time frame but its a switcher and will run smoothly with anything)GP-7, GE 44tonner & 70tonner. Ieventually want to get a Baldwin VO-1000 to finish my fleet.

            Russ

            Moss Lake Lumber Co.
            Russ

            Moss Lake Lumber Co.

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            • #7
              I only have a few switchers. A couple SW7's and a S-2. I like the S-2 best. In ALCo I have 3 628's and a RS11. I am thinking of geting another RS11. My freelance layout only has 8 trains in my scheme and roadname. Sadly only two of these on my shortline are ALCo's.
              If the builders plate doesn\'t say ALCO.

              Its not a real locomotive!

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              • #8
                I personally prefer switchers because they're more in keeping with the short trains I like. The Atlas S-2 is a good low speed loco. Haven't tried the P2k S-1. My S-2 & 1 are working fine at the moment so I'll stick with them.

                The link below is for operator's manuals. If you havent seen them before then they could give you some useful information.

                http://www.dnaco.net/~gelwood/manual.html

                Russ

                Moss Lake Lumber Co.

                Edited by - mosslake on 05/14/2002 07:26:42
                Russ

                Moss Lake Lumber Co.

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                • #9
                  mosslake what a great site. The information is amazing. Just what I needed. Thanks
                  If the builders plate doesn\'t say ALCO.

                  Its not a real locomotive!

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                  • #10
                    Glad you like it. I regularly look through different locos and always find something new. I have the actual EMD SD40 (no -2 here) manual. Dont know it got to Australia, but it was on a second hand stand at a train show. I live in hope of finding one for an Alco (S-2 preferably).

                    Russ

                    Moss Lake Lumber Co.
                    Russ

                    Moss Lake Lumber Co.

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                    • #11
                      I have pulled up info for all the engines I have. Not that many really. I am going to include it as sub part to my inventory.
                      If the builders plate doesn\'t say ALCO.

                      Its not a real locomotive!

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                      • #12
                        I like doing the same for my engines. It helps to tie things together if you have a model and some good reference material on the real thing.

                        Russ

                        Moss Lake Lumber Co.
                        Russ

                        Moss Lake Lumber Co.

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                        • #13
                          I have always been fond of the RS-1.There is something about those RS-1s that makes them look bossy and some what cocky looking with that can do attitude look.

                          brakie

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                          • #14
                            Hello Russ,

                            Nice site.

                            How are things in Australia?

                            Nelson


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                            • #15
                              Hi Nelson,

                              Edmund kicked off the Alco theme, it struck a chord as we still have a lot of Alcos (251c diesels)on the road here-I posted that photo of one taking a bath in 'Off Topics' which I think you saw.

                              Things are going fine....except I'm still waiting on a friend to finish the power to my shed so I can really get into my new layout!!



                              BTW The new logo is neat

                              Russ

                              Moss Lake Lumber Co.
                              Russ

                              Moss Lake Lumber Co.

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