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  1. Aerojet

    Trains are slow ...

    Watching the ATCS down here, the CN and CP have low traffic volumes. Not much moving right now. On the CN there is one train up by Fondy, going north and one down by the state line going south. Nothing in the middle. CP is not a lot better, one going thru Dupy right now, but not much more as of...
  2. Aerojet

    Trouble someplace ...

    actually Greg - according to the ATCS there IS a lot less traffic. Haven't heard train 1 around here, and the CN has not much showing all day. The CP is also quiet. Checking the Rockford sector, it is also very quiet. Car loading is down and not many trains are running right now from what I can...
  3. Aerojet

    Trouble someplace ...

    Well, it has been awhile since I posted anything. I guess been busy and all that - so just to show I am still around I guess I could post this -- The 701 job, the local distributor train has dropped off a couple of auto racks to be unloaded. Saw then this caught my eye - the Super's train has a...
  4. Aerojet

    Show your layout sized passenger trains

    Okay, try these little trains... The blue on is the executive train, and the Amtrak is all we need! And that is the "short" of IT! Aerojet
  5. Aerojet

    Where is everone?

    Too often like me, I go my own way -- building small passenger cars after finishing the rebuild of my piker, lead me to build a small fleet of them out of old Walther's kits ... not many people today are into scratch building or kit busting. see a thread on this forum about kit busting a model...
  6. Aerojet

    Another bent up loco ...

    Well the CP did it again. A month ago they demolished a mini van at Brookfield, yesterday the plowed thru a flat bed semi loaded with sheet steel ... The tarp on the loco is from the load of sheet steel. I don't know what causwed to loco to come apart like that -- see next photo. Just to let...
  7. Aerojet

    Your Layout After Dark

    Second shift, late in the industrial park -- Welding in the middle building, note the blue flash... That red glow is the foundry working hot metal .... The local will switch this later ... The Aerojet
  8. Aerojet

    Lets do it again Favorite photo

    Okay, try this one! Like? The Aerojet
  9. Aerojet

    A local problem ??

    Monday night I was reading the paper about 4:15 and the news had "breaking news" - that there was a train car crash at Brookfield. One look at the clock told me something had been run over by # 7 - the westbound Empire Builder. Yup -- one 70 yo man dead. According to the news and the internet...
  10. Aerojet

    The 8 train

    I hope this comes out better than it did on my unit -- This is my latest project. Building the Executive Train. Much like the ones by the UP / CN / BNSF this unit has it's own loco. This is the GP-20 which was repainted. The lettering is another story. Back in the early 80's I had "Herald King"...
  11. Aerojet

    Loco Genie

    For what it is worth -- THIS UNIT ROCKS!! Now I can go over and switch the business tracks - read that sidings - without having to run back and forth to the control station, or using the remote uncoupling unit at the same location. Just like the proto type, I can control the loco at the point of...
  12. Aerojet

    Loco Genie

    Well, I was looking for a loco to make into an "executive" train loco, painted entirely different than our current ones. Time to go loco shopping on Evil bay. Now what type of loco would I like? Something in a GP? SD? Or something else. 15 - 20 - 24 - 30 - 33?? - 40? Lots to look at. But I did...
  13. Aerojet

    Using Ebay and are we being smart about what we buy there?

    IT depends on what you are buying or selling. Somethings are cheaper on Evil Bay - some things are not. Mostly I find it to be a source for hard to find items, or things which are no longer available on the open market. I am quite sure there are more places to sell things rather than Evil Bay...
  14. Aerojet

    An observation Re: Walther's 7808

    As an old timer, I am still building Walther's cars I find on the net and sometimes "shorten" a few up for giggles. One thing I have noticed is this -- MY 7808, the Executive Observation car, which you have seen as RP & W car #2 must be unique. Why? I have a plastic monitor roof on it. I...
  15. Aerojet

    The "North Woods" ....

    Okay, car done, and on the road --- hauling passengers behind a GP-15 ... thru the North Woods! And that's all to this one! Aerojet
  16. Aerojet

    The "North Woods" ....

    Dave - Since my Royal Point and Western is headquartered out of Stevens Point, this could really be A BIG OPPORTUNITY. Alas, it is just a freelance model pike, and my budget is rather limited. But, if it was real this could be something to consider. Aerojet
  17. Aerojet

    The "North Woods" ....

    Well I'll be ..... It just shows what I have been saying for ages about rail -- things are needed. Thanks Dave for the tip off. At 70 I never knew about the North Woods Hiawatha service. Just too concentrated around the SE corner of Wisconsin. MY idea came from sitting in the can and looking...
  18. Aerojet

    How Many of You Do Locomotive Consists?

    My passion for small cars and small locos on a small layout ===== Taken 2016 The Aerojet
  19. Aerojet

    The "North Woods" ....

    So this is the next phase of construction. After the layout and a lot of measuring and setting up the parts, it is assembled. I see we have a passenger already in the hopper!. This is the car in the first drawing with a few additions. As far as the "eating end"? This came from an Amtrak Cafe...
  20. Aerojet

    The "North Woods" ....

    Planning a car can be fun, or it can be a major pain in the ---- You really do not have much to go on except the basic idea and then you get to figure it out from there. I guess that is part of the fun of craftsman kits - the actual making it work part in the space you have available. What to...




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