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  Transformers
Posted by: MountainMan - 12-15-2008, 11:43 AM - Forum: Lower Berth - Replies (7)

Transformers - not the kids kind, either. This actually started with BNSF,`so maybe this is the worng berth, but we'll see.

Three days`ago BNSF dropped off two humongous electrical transformers at ther work siding in Palmer Lake. Shortly thereafter, a fleet of semi's arrived carrying huge metal beams, loads of metal bracing members and 4-wheel road wheel sets, two forklifts, two mobile cranes...and a partidge in a pear tree. My wife and I decided to stop and see what it was all about, and got front row seats to what should have been an episode of Mega Movoers.

Moving like a highly trained drill team, the workers raised up the transformers, emplaced metal support stands, attached the big girders to the sides of the first transformer, then used the lughter bracing members to construct and and swing into place internal frameworks at each end between the main girders. Then wheel sets were attached, two sets at each end. Finally, the transformer was lifted, the braces removed and the transformer lowered onto it's 16 roadwheels. Then two semi tractors hooked on, on at the front pulling, on at the rear pushing, and the entire Rubegolderg assemblage motored slowly off down the country two-laner to the power substation a few miles away where the entire process was repeated in reverse to emplace the teranformer.

Then, of course, back to the siding to do it all over again with the second one. Altogether, it took an entire day to prepare one transformer to move, a second day to emplace it, a third day to ready the second one and the last day to emplace it. Then a half-day to reload and repack the fleet of trucks and finally the dust settled.

What an incredible performance.

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  New Post Sticky
Posted by: LynnB - 12-15-2008, 11:36 AM - Forum: Lower Berth - Replies (7)

Just wandering if those that are in control of the settings if its possible to have the New Post button put up top as a sticky so that when a thread has been finnished being posted to or viewed we simply go to the top of the current page\thread and then click the New Post button. I may be doing something wrong but I'm finding I have to go all the way back to the parent directory to find the New Post button. 35

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  HBO Intro
Posted by: path - 12-15-2008, 11:23 AM - Forum: Lower Berth - Replies (5)

There is a Youtube video talking about what went into the old HBO intro in the 80s. I think there are some features there that you guys might be able to appreciate. Smile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Et_LsxlX8Y

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  Accucraft's 2-8-0
Posted by: nkp_174 - 12-15-2008, 11:15 AM - Forum: Narrow Gauge, Logging and Mining - Replies (8)

Wow. A 19th century 2-8-0. It is brass and steel...and beautiful! I wonder how long it has been since their was a mass produced brass locomotive in On3...or for that matter, a new brass On3 locomotive for way under $1000.

I hope they follow up with a DSP&P version, as they did with their large scale version...with a Nesmith stack and Baldwin green paint.

She'll take 18" curves in On30 and 24" in On3. They are offering her in both modern and old versions. I'll start saving...I sure hope that this means a Mason Bogie could be on the way (they've offered one in large scale)...but I doubt it. A Florence and Cripple Creek locomotive would be the next most logical prototype...they operated on the D&RGW, RGS, Southern Pacific, Uintah, and a variety of others.

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  Building a Module; HO Scale Photo Diorama
Posted by: Trucklover - 12-15-2008, 11:09 AM - Forum: Layouts - Replies (38)

Hi guys, this is the other module that i would like to bring to the new gauge :mrgreen:

Its my HO scale Photo Diorama, you guys may recognize it, but if you dont, or your new to the gauge, here you go, hope you enjoy :mrgreen:

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  You'll be sorry!
Posted by: yellowlynn - 12-15-2008, 10:55 AM - Forum: Lower Berth - Replies (14)

Somebody screwed up and let me know where to come. I am definitely NOT totally stupid 'cause I got a smart mouth. Sure is nice to see the old gang straggling in.

Lynn

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  EVERYONE CAN RELAX
Posted by: nolatron - 12-15-2008, 10:33 AM - Forum: Lower Berth - Replies (6)

I have arrived. Icon_lol

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  Current Project
Posted by: nkp_174 - 12-15-2008, 10:28 AM - Forum: Scratchbuilding and kitbashing - All Scales - Replies (16)

What is your current project or the one on which you were working most recently?

Mine is a string of passenger cars. Last night I installed half the interior sheathing of a baggage car and scribed the floor. My most current picture is of the windows read to install. 9 windows for the car (1 spare) and 1 window from my pay car for a size perspective.

[Image: wins40.jpg]

What else are people working on?

Michael

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  Word out to mah train Homies!
Posted by: tetters - 12-15-2008, 10:01 AM - Forum: Lower Berth - Replies (2)

Hello Kids! Thanks for the invite!

It's time to get this party started.

:band2"


Question. How'd some of you dudes get those cool avatar license plates?

What I find interesting to this is that my switching layout will be undergoing a re-birth of sorts in a few weeks. Co-incidence? I think NOT!

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  Mike, I'm here
Posted by: Chief Eagles - 12-15-2008, 08:50 AM - Forum: O/G and Larger Model Railroads - Replies (10)

Thanks for the invite.

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