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Old 04-13-2020, 06:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Since we have to avoid contact I am happy to have my own garden track to run my trains, here are an Accucraft Atlantic and an ASTER Northern:



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Old 04-13-2020, 12:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Great runs Fred. you may want to know that the P54 coach David leech 3D printed is perfct for the E 6 which hauled them in many points of the far flung system.
When I get over this illness I hope to rebuild my track here in Ardèche and would be happy to welcome you when it will be running. There are a lot of Dutch who come to our erea and at a spa just down the valley from us near Largentière.
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Thank you Simon,
I hope you will get well soon and be able to run trains again on your rebuild track.
Thank you for the invitation, I am not that much of a traveller, but we will see.
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Fred, who makes the coaches you're pulling with your S2? I have painted and decaled 9 Aristocraft coaches for my S2. Yes I know they are not the correct scale but they are not 1/29 either, a little closer to 1/30 - 1/31 besides they look just fine with the S2, its is a big engine. I have used KD body mount couplers so they are close coupled and David Leech made me some working diaphragms.
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Dan,

Those look to be J&M Pullmans from the NYC 20th century limited set.
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Nice trains and RR. I am trying to figure out your track. I see 3 and 4 rails, what all do you have there?
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Winn;

Fred is in the Netherlands, so he may not reply until sometime tomorrow. I do remember him posting that his layout can accommodate multiple scales. I believe the outside track can handle both #1 gauge and possibly S gauge. The inside track (with four rails) can handle #1 gauge and both O gauge live steam and 3-rail O gauge electric. Fred will probably give a more accurate answer when he replies.

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Winn;

Fred is in the Netherlands, so he may not reply until sometime tomorrow.

Best, David Meashey
It is now 10:15 AM here, so caused by time difference I am late in replying

The coaches with my S2 are indeed a set of J&M 20th Century Ltd cars, which of course I normally run with my NYC Hudsons, like here:
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And David described my track layout very well! Indeed 1 and S gauge on the outer track and 1 and 0 gauge on the inner track. On the outer track I can also run 3-rail electric 1 Gauge, since the S gauge rail is almost in the middle of the 1 gauge track. On the 0 gauge track I can run not only run 3-rail electric but also 2-rail electric 0 gauge trains. The Tenmille rail I use allows to run trains with all kinds of wheels (coarse and fine scale), so I also run tinplate style clockwork and electric trains in these gauges. I have made hundreds of video's of runs of many diferent trains in my garden which can be seen on my youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/sncf231e and via my website: http://sncf231e.nl/

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Thanks David and Fred, I assumed it was something like that but was curious as to exactly what.
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Old 04-17-2020, 12:17 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I had a solo steamup Thursday running my Accucraft F-4 2-10-2 pulling most all of the 1:32 freight cars I own, 21 mixed brass and plastic cars with a total weight of 54 lb (about 25 kilos).



On a single tank of butane, the train made 58 laps of my track (115 feet per lap) for a total distance of about 1.25 miles (2 km) in about an hour.


As you tell from the above numerical detail, being "locked down" makes one a bit obsessive about things that one still controls!


I haven't got a convenient method of making videos otherwise I would have included one!
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