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OK, not to start a competition, or a war, or anything, but after seeing numerous photos and videos posted on MLS and actual model trains in person at several shows I've attended, I have to know...Who in the large-scale hobby owns (or has) the longest coal train? Please feel free to post photos/vidoes if you have any new ones that haven't been posted already.
Ed

P.S. Mine's only 18 hoppers long, so I know it isn't me. :rolleyes:

 

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Dave have no problem his IC GP30 handle 34 hopper cars! hehe. i did bring my UP turbine loco have no problem to pulling it also.
 

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Dave, The I.C. looks good pulling all those hoppers. Your layout is looking good also.
Bryan, That UP Turbine is also looking good.
Thanks for posting the video's.
 
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What type of wheel sets are on the hoppers?
Missed the strain of the engine /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/sad.gif" border=0>
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How far ya'll away from Orem, UT.? Have a friend Sweet Santa Fe that needs to drop in if she would.
 

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Orem is about 20 miles south. Just over the hill.
Our next meeting is in Farmington in September, just above the Lagoon amusement park. Have her drop me a line.
 

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Interesting thread, being a coal train fan myself! The longest I've run is 60 cars, but I do have 128 total.(all Bachmann coal hoppers) Just never put them all in one consist maybe I'll try it soon. I can't go much longer than 128 cause my biggest loops are only ~235 long and it will be nose to tail! /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/laugh.gif


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I humble myself before the masters. I'm at 62 ish.??
 
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Ok, maybe I should ask it like this.
What type of wheel sets do you use like ball bearing or do the GODs rather not spill the beans? /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/tongue.gif
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Well, if "GODs" is an acronym for Geezerish old dudes.. then I guess I'll share.. My cars (The 6 peabody hoppers in toward the end and the last 4 black hoppers on the end) are just standard bachmann trucks with metal wheels. The other 24 cars are all Aristo hoppers belonging to a friend and I'm pretty sure he's running Ball Bearing trucks in them.
 

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Rays a god, I'm just a fallen angel.
Metal wheels on everything.

OH! Toad, well hes just,,,,Toad, "and thats all I have to say about that".
 

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Bryan,

You should post a YouTube video of the turbine. I really enjoyed reading the posts showing your
construction techniques.

Jeff C
 

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LOL no Gods here. ;) Heck, with as cheap as my coal hoppers are you definitely have just as much invested in your 62 as I do in my 120. /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/tongue.gif

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Yes Marty you should know me by now wild Texan and Native American Indian is a big BOOM!
As for GODs = Good Ole Dudes...simple :D
Thank you for the imput on the wheels because I still consider myself a noob since 2003.:cool:
Thanks for the vids and pixs too!!!
Toad

As Marty said Toad is just Toad or was that me outside?
 

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Ray:

My Peabody's are all bachmann as well, can't beat 'em for the price.. I'll be getting more as time passes..

And yes, I was blessed with a visit from Bryan's Gas Turbine.. I'm just happy that I had the LP&W up to FRA standards for the beasty..
 

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Hey Toad,

For what it's worth I'm someone that feels that while ball bearing wheels are great, I wouldn't consider them a real necessity. Generally speaking from my experience, if you start running long enough freight trains where a given engine has trouble pulling you are probably willing to spend the $ to have a second engine to pull them. Even with my 60 cars that get pulled up my pretty steep grade at the back of my house I still probably only really need two dash-9s to pull them. (One might pullem.)

Not saying you shouldn't get them if you want them, I just don't think they are really that necessary considering how much they can cost. Just depends on what you value and are trying to do.


Dave:

I totally agree with you, for the price the Bachmann coal cars are hard to beat and they come with metal wheels. :) I bought mine from St. Aubins for $25.00 each (in groups of 6) and with another $5 for Kadees, you just can't beat it the end product. It's what's allowed me to be able to get so many. I know they aren't the right scale for either of my 1:32 or 1:29 engines, but they look good enough to my eye. :D


Raymond
 
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