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Old 10-31-2007, 04:16 PM   #91
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Someone mentioned the three Chinese steamers that were brought into the us in the 80s. One of these ended up at the Knox, Kane and Kinzua tourist railroad that ran from Marienville, PA up to Kane. The main draw of the trip was that the train went across the Kinzua viaduct, which was hit by a (I shit you not) tornado a few years ago.. The viaduct had a whole section topple over and the railroad stopped running last year. The rolling stock and locomotives are still sitting in Kane the last I heard. I'm sure someone will buy that chinese steam locomotive. Random trivia.. there was originally 4 locomotives in the shipment to the U.S. There was a storm during transit and one of the locos was tossed overboard to save the ship.


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Old 10-31-2007, 04:44 PM   #92
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Great layout, I like your track plan, I hope to start one myself after I move next year.


I waited a long time for that small 20' by 15' space.
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Old 10-31-2007, 05:41 PM   #93
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Close. It's the Fraser River.
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Old 10-31-2007, 05:50 PM   #94
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I waited a long time for that small 20' by 15' space.
I've got a bunch of unassembled HO kits from Fine Scale Miniatures, various and sundry car kits, and a brass Westside Models D&RGW C-16 HOn3 Consolidation sitting in my garage in boxes. When I move I doubt I'll have a "small" 20' x 15' space but with narrow guage I'll have some flexibility.
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Old 10-31-2007, 05:51 PM   #95
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Old 10-31-2007, 05:53 PM   #96
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For a rail, or for that matter motorcycle, fan the Fraser River canyon is glorious.
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Old 10-31-2007, 05:59 PM   #97
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Old 10-31-2007, 06:00 PM   #98
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For a rail, or for that matter motorcycle, fan the Fraser River canyon is glorious.
This Fraser River?




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Old 10-31-2007, 06:06 PM   #99
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Yup, that Fraser River. I've been through there 6 times in a pickup, sunny all six. I went through there last summer on my Wing, in a downpour.

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Old 10-31-2007, 06:13 PM   #100
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Old 10-31-2007, 06:18 PM   #101
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For a rail, or for that matter motorcycle, fan the Fraser River canyon is glorious.


It's a great ride. I haven't done it for many years as most of my recent trips have been on the Coquihalla. I'll have to make a detour for the next one.
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Random trivia.. there was originally 4 locomotives in the shipment to the U.S. There was a storm during transit and one of the locos was tossed overboard to save the ship.


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The way I heard it, the entire ship broke in half during a storm in the Indian Ocean and the locomotive went to the bottom with it. The other engines were imported separately (thank goodness).

Two more engines were imported last summer (IIRC); these were the biggest built and used in China, the QJ 2-10-2's. They were used on a couple of excursions and are for sale, last I heard.

Here's a clip of the two of them pulling a freight train in Iowa sometime recently:



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Old 10-31-2007, 06:52 PM   #103
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I've got a bunch of unassembled HO kits from Fine Scale Miniatures, various and sundry car kits, and a brass Westside Models D&RGW C-16 HOn3 Consolidation sitting in my garage in boxes. When I move I doubt I'll have a "small" 20' x 15' space but with narrow guage I'll have some flexibility.
Try a 9x7 shelf layout but, in 'N' scale. Modern day UP in NorCal. I only work/run it in the winter...when its cold and raining outside. I don't think I'll ever get it finished



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Old 10-31-2007, 06:59 PM   #104
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RW,

The way I heard it, the entire ship broke in half during a storm in the Indian Ocean and the locomotive went to the bottom with it. The other engines were imported separately (thank goodness).

Two more engines were imported last summer (IIRC); these were the biggest built and used in China, the QJ 2-10-2's. They were used on a couple of excursions and are for sale, last I heard.

Here's a clip of the two of them pulling a freight train in Iowa sometime recently:



I grew up not far from the Knox, Kane and Kinzua and rode it a few times before the bridge got blown down.. I have NO clue as to the true story, only repeating what they used to tell passengers.

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Old 10-31-2007, 07:02 PM   #105
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Try a 9x7 shelf layout but, in 'N' scale. Modern day UP in NorCal. I only work/run it in the winter...when its cold and raining outside. I don't think I'll ever get it finished



For many it's not about finishing it, it's about the planning and endless construction/modification/refining.

I'm gonna do a branch line operation of some sort.
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