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by Mark D
Fri Oct 07, 2005 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NKP 765 Roll-Out
Replies: 25
Views: 11842

Re: NKP 765 Roll-Out

Nice photo Fitz.
Looks like that day was railfan heaven.
That big Berk epitomizes the true meaning of the moniker "Superpower."
Mark D.
by Mark D
Thu Oct 06, 2005 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Website
Replies: 14
Views: 4367

Re: New Website

Easy there, Len. I'm not trying to be hard on him. I do think too much advertising is too much advertising, and voiced my opinion as such. There was no internet when I was 15, thank goodness. I was doing productive things. Learning to build engines, electronic devices, getting into amateur radio, hi...
by Mark D
Thu Oct 06, 2005 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chinese QJ engines
Replies: 4
Views: 2260

Re: Chinese QJ engines

Thanks, Robert.
I couldn't remember and I needed that info. pretty quick. You helped a lot.
Mark D.
by Mark D
Thu Oct 06, 2005 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chinese QJ engines
Replies: 4
Views: 2260

Chinese QJ engines

I can't remember... Are the QJ's 2-10-0, 2-10-2 or 2-10-4?
I know they're 2-10- somethingorother.
Thanks, Mark D.
by Mark D
Thu Oct 06, 2005 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Early cab signaling
Replies: 9
Views: 3446

Re: Early cab signaling

I've got my wife watching ebay for these books. So far, no vol. 8.
But it'll show up eventually.
Mark D.
by Mark D
Thu Oct 06, 2005 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Website
Replies: 14
Views: 4367

Re: New Website

Yeah, I didn't see anything either. I was surprised, since I think I recall seeing in an earlier post on this forum that Len Shaner is involved in that site. I would have thought he'd have made a post by now. My memory tells me that in years past people starting new web sites have always been allowe...
by Mark D
Tue Oct 04, 2005 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Early cab signaling
Replies: 9
Views: 3446

Re: Early cab signaling

Thanks both of you
Roger, that link is very informative. It gives some insight on the earliest systems. One thing is sure...They're 100% completely different from what's being used today. I need to keep digging. The electronics involved is what I'm trying to learn about.
Thanks
Mark D.
by Mark D
Fri Sep 30, 2005 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Zimbawe going back to steam
Replies: 2
Views: 1816

Re: Zimbawe going back to steam

Yep, if that's what it takes to go back to steam, I'd rather see them stay diesel.
by Mark D
Fri Sep 30, 2005 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 261 ramblings...more worthless rhetoric
Replies: 5
Views: 2324

Re: Also...

Actually, Don, that sounds really good. There's a soft drink mix that goes well with that. You take at least 4 pinches of your favorite chew, chew it for about fifteen minutes and spit it into a glass. Add 5tsp cheap beer that says lite on the label, and top off with JOLT cola. Stir and enjoy. Mark D.
by Mark D
Fri Sep 30, 2005 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Early cab signaling
Replies: 9
Views: 3446

Early cab signaling

Is anyone familiar enough with cab signal equipment to be able to tell me how the early stuff, like late '30s and in the '40s worked?
Also, how different it is from that which is used today?
The more technical the better.
Thanks,
Mark D.
by Mark D
Fri Sep 30, 2005 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 261 ramblings...more worthless rhetoric
Replies: 5
Views: 2324

Re: Also...

Don, you place a large wad in your mouth, usually two or more pinches, and work on it for about ten minutes. Then spread it on dry lightly toasted bread. Cover with buttered lightly toasted bread and enjoy.
Mark D.
by Mark D
Fri Sep 30, 2005 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 261 ramblings...more worthless rhetoric
Replies: 5
Views: 2324

Re: Also...

I think everyone knows how this trip came about. The SP 745 was originally going to run to KC for this event. The flooding in New Orleans put a quick halt to all that group's plans. I can imagine their disappointment, and maybe this is a good time to lend whatever support we can to that group. And, ...
by Mark D
Thu Sep 29, 2005 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 261 ramblings...more worthless rhetoric
Replies: 5
Views: 2324

261 ramblings...more worthless rhetoric

Well, that's another cool trip behind us. I want to say that if the reader is a railfan of any sort, you owe it to yourself to visit the KCUS. It really is a cool place. Tons of real railroading going on right outside the walls of the building, including Amtrak which makes KCUS it's depot in that ci...
by Mark D
Thu Sep 29, 2005 3:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Milw 261 heading to Kansas City
Replies: 18
Views: 7050

Re: Milw 261 heading to Kansas City

Well, 261 is home and in the barn. Don was right on the money on his eta, but we didn't have it put away until about 1:30 this morning. Steve wanted to switch some of the cars so they would be closer to lined up for next week's trips. Since there was MOW equipment parked on the #2 main which we norm...
by Mark D
Fri Sep 16, 2005 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Skytop windows today. egad what a mess.
Replies: 4
Views: 2237

Re: Skytop windows today. egad what a mess.

Hi Don Muscatine, huh? Dark, huh? Seems to me I've only ever seen Muscatine in the dark. Oh well, I spose in Iowa the Cities are all the same in the dark anyway. Hey, this butyl stuff is way gooier than that roofing stuff. But it sure does a good job if a guy only knows how much not to apply. Proble...

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