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This Day In Railroad History
The Detroit and Milwaukee railroad bridge over the Grand River in Grand Rapids is completed.
First train into Winnipeg over the Red River Bridge.
Canadian National Railways place in service, hauling the second section of the "International Limited" between Montreal and Toronto, the first road diesel electric passenger locomotive. This locomotive, no. 9000, consisted of two units, weighing a total of 335 tons.
Canadian National operates diesel-electric locomotive No. 9000, the first diesel-electric passenger locomotive built in North America, pulling the second section of the International Limited between Montreal and Toronto. The new loco is built by Canadian Locomotive Company.
President Truman orders Army to operate railroads to prevent strike from crippling transportation. (Executive Order 10155.)
Canadian railways adopt the Uniform Code of Operating Rules for train operation purposes.
Shapeways free shipping on orders over $25This week only Shapeways is shipping all orders over $25 free.
Anything on the website, anywhere in the world ships free!
Offer expires Sunday August 21 at 11:59 PM PDT.
Reach StackerI have been working on the reachstacker with the winkle coil grabber I'm presently doing another attachment the container lift attachment just received the part today and photo attached. Being in Z scale it hard to be able to switch out the attachments with...
PRR X29 and a PRR DepotI've been playing with openSCAD recently and finished a model of a PRR depot and PRR X29. Both are available on Shapeways.
http://shpws.me/M2ct (depot in Z scale)
http://shpws.me/MowD (PRR Depot in Z scale)
May/June 2016 issue of Ztrack now available!Image Link
The May/June 2016 issue of Ztrack is now available. In this issue, you will find articles on:
Frankenstein, modelling a scene inspired by a webcam
Bergman’s Thrall gondolas
Rokuhan offering class EF 81 locos
DCC for Z......
circuit plan for Noch layout Baden BadenG'day from Sydney! I A few weeks ago I got the Noch layout Baden Baden and it comes with very little information, particularly in regards to electric, which makes it very difficult indeed for a complete novice like myself. I am using Marklin tracks and like...
Elektrik fur Noch Anlage Baden BadenG'day aus Sydney! Habe vor einigen Wochen Die Noch Anlage Baden Baden erstanden und verwende Marklin Z Gleise. Die Anlage kommt bezueglich der Elektrik mit sehr wenig Anleitungen, was es einem kompletten Neuling wie mir nicht gerade leicht macht. Wie im ...
next Shinkansen from Rokuhan is the E6JAM the big Japanese Trains how was held in Tokyo this past weekend, Rokuhan had a big presence at the show, the only other Z scale company was Tenshodo and they were not showing anything new, so No Platz or Crown was seen in this photo essay.
On a facebook...
kit design leftoversFor scratch-builders mostly, I'm selling some of my few leftovers during the development of my kits.
If I see some interests, I'll probably dig out the rest of my other kits leftovers.
Looking For 2005 MTL Happy Birthday CarsPlaced my order!!!! Looking to create my second complete set of 8, Happy Birthday Train!
Now I need to find a reasonably priced GP35, Undecorated preferably.
Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Lt Blue, Dk Blue, Purple, Pink.
One color to represent each...
Looking For 2005 MTL Happy Birthday CarsHi Tim, Try Here http://www.needtrains.com/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&keyword=Birthday&search_in_description=1&categories_id=19&inc_subcat=1&manufacturers_id=2&pfrom=&pto=&dfrom=&dto=&x=35&y=6 .. This should work
Looking For 2005 MTL Happy Birthday CarsI just went thru each page of MTL Z on Need Trains' website and still no Happy Birthday cars except for the purple Caboose and all of the N scale selection.
I'll keep checking back.
UNLESS, they are listed as N in the heading and are actual Z...
Rolling Stock of the Month Club EntriesStonysmith Rotary plow, MTL F7B converted to RSPU two DCC GP35s and Stonysmith caboose means The Shasta route is ready for the onset of Winter