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Old 01-28-2013, 10:05 PM   #5056
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Lucky for us, you guys ain't the only ones playing.
I hope not! But it's been a little lean in the Winter here. The NC boys have been keeping the game going, along with the 'Sconcin rider and I.
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:21 AM   #5057
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OK, I hear ya. We can amend it if it becomes necessary.
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:38 AM   #5058
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Not a grab

So do the coal tender axles count as part of the locomotive on a steam engine??

Like this?? (NOT A GRAB)



If so I might know where a static display is, close to HSRugby.

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Old 01-29-2013, 09:11 AM   #5059
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I think that would be a good fallback grab if you can't find just a locomotive with eight. Let's give it a day.
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:19 AM   #5060
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I think that would be a good fallback grab if you can't find just a locomotive with eight. Let's give it a day.

OH I'm not going for it. Thats an hour and 1/2 ride for me and with my work schedule not in the picture. That is a picture I had from another game a few months back. It would be closer to a few other NC riders though. I was just making sure if that was acceptable since the couplers on those types are not quick couplers and designed to be run together. Static displays would be about the only ones of that size around here.

It is a cool TAG for sure.

The research I have found it is the grade changes on the east coast do not allow for the long chassis of the GE 8D style locomotives and we do not see them running on the tracks here. CSX does have a large locomotive terminal for the east coast in Hamlet NC about an hours ride from me. I might have to go and check it out one day in the future. Might be a good ride destination for my son and I. When I lived in Maryland (decades ago) I enjoyed the railroad and there was a large railyard there that was fun to watch when they were making up trains.

I'm sure someone will find one.


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Old 01-29-2013, 12:32 PM   #5061
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Hamlet doesn't seem to have anything close
Checked even at the NC transportation museum. It looks like the best there other than some diesel electrics is a 2-8-0-steam. then coal tender is 4-4.
In Charlotte at Freedom Park is a 2-8-0 and then Great Smokey Mtns railway has a 2-8-0 and Tweetsie is 2-8-0

Diesel /electric I couldn't find anything on display beyond 6-6.

So I am thinking NC is out of the hunt for this one.

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Old 01-29-2013, 12:40 PM   #5062
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Even talked to two friends at the RR, to ask if they knew of any.



That said, large and 8 axles, you didn't say what scale.




(I did email a buddy of mine with a scooter in Brazil. They still run and have a lot of the new 8 axle GE ones down there according to wiki near him, so might be lucky there. :) )
It did make me look up and read a lot about modern engines, etc etc. Including seeing some old turbine ones on wiki etc
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Un...gines_1939.JPG
That's a 10 axle.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:11 PM   #5063
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hmmm really big to a small scale
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:08 PM   #5064
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I would consider a model train grab to be a cheat. Let's say nothing smaller than a narrow gauge. But let's go ahead and include tenders as part of steam locomotives. That oughta make it pretty simple.
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:25 PM   #5065
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Wonder if my kid's Thomas The Tank Engine stuff is still around here from 15-20 years ago....
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:39 PM   #5066
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I would consider a model train grab to be a cheat. Let's say nothing smaller than a narrow gauge. But let's go ahead and include tenders as part of steam locomotives. That oughta make it pretty simple.
Actually it would be creative. It would take some skill to find a model of such size as it really wouldn't work so well on O gauge or N. Perhaps there might be some HO. But then you would have to find a store that has one and convince them to get it out of the box so you could take it outside to take a picture of it.

Rugby thinks outside the box and that is always fresh.

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So they do exist in that world.

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It ain't that creative. It's been done in this very thread.
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:38 PM   #5068
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It ain't that creative. It's been done in this very thread.
So Mr D.
I am involved in other tags but haven't been so involved in this one. A point of etiquette please.

When I was placing a tag, I tried to make it so that someone most anywhere in NA might have a possibility. So instead of doing an old tobacco barn ( I wouldn't think many of those would be outside the southeast) the theme would be an old unused farm building or instead of a bike on a city greenway trail, a bike in a park. That would allow for a lot of large and small places, north/south/east/west, Canahdah and points south as well. Am I being too open here? So historically has the smaller more regionally isolated and rarer objects/theme tags been the major flavor or the more general ones the flavor?

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Old 01-29-2013, 07:40 PM   #5069
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There have been some very specific items to tag in this thread, and they have been grabbed successfully. One tough one that I recall was some sort of European armored car. Another was a drive-in movie theater. So it would seem that the specific items were in vogue. But now if seems like the people who are playing are totally different people, and maybe the game has evolved. Anyway, I have broadened the idea of what I am looking for to any locomotive with eight axles, be they on a steam engine plus tender or just a diesel electric. I think static displays may be your best hope. Those would be fairly easy to locate, I think.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:25 PM   #5070
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European armored car isn't to bad.
Seen a few MB s floating around

Drive ins are cake

Someone will grab it. Just not me. :-)

(and amusingly I thought this was the global game, not just NA. :-))
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