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    Jerry, Give this a try: ...

    Jerry,

    Give this a try: http://www.ddsconverter.com/

    -Tom
  2. Thread: Signal Head

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    OK, send me a PM with your e-mail and I'll...

    OK, send me a PM with your e-mail and I'll forward some diagrams and photos to help.
    -Tom
  3. Thread: Signal Head

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    Do you have Brian Solomon's book Classic Railroad...

    Do you have Brian Solomon's book Classic Railroad Signals per chance?
    -Tom
  4. Thread: Signal Head

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    Yes, it's a TP-5. The TR-2 was the earlier...

    Yes, it's a TP-5. The TR-2 was the earlier incarnation with a different top-of-mast mounting configuration, available side reflector and different conduit mountings which options are not available...
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    Travis, That's a US&S TP-5 from around the...

    Travis,

    That's a US&S TP-5 from around the 1930's. If you need measurments I've got one in the garage.

    -Tom
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    Excellent Pete, keep them coming! Always a big...

    Excellent Pete, keep them coming! Always a big help for my projects.
    -Tom
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    Oh yes, dream on! I'd like to see variants from...

    Oh yes, dream on! I'd like to see variants from that era too. Thanks for the info about the details, I had some ideas if the door details were painted on but since not, nevermind since that'd...
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    Michelle, Refresh my memory, do these TS cars...

    Michelle,

    Refresh my memory, do these TS cars have the door details as seperate shape 3D items or are the rollers and rods just painted on the side of the car where the door is?

    Thanks,
    Tom
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    Wonderful work Bernard, glad to see you and your...

    Wonderful work Bernard, glad to see you and your high quality work back!
    -Tom
  10. Thread: Precision GP9

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    "a statement that only answers half the question...

    "a statement that only answers half the question I was going to ask. Found reference pictures but little info on where they were based or operated/leased. BTW I note that many of their GP's were low...
  11. Thread: IC Help

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    True, Geoff and I agree with you. But the intent...

    True, Geoff and I agree with you. But the intent of my message was the size of the detail. Trying to reproduce the logo on the O scale car (which I think is a combination of two logos) would yield...
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    Michelle and Tyler, For what it's worth, the...

    Michelle and Tyler,

    For what it's worth, the builders logo with the US border is for the US Railway Equipment company of Blue Island, IL and I believe was associated with Evans-not sure if...
  13. OR Headlight Triggers and Grade Crossing Question

    Here's how the NS has their ditchlights set up on SD40-2s. Hopefully this will answer some questions.
    -Tom
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    Thanks Pete, the Boeing graphic will be very...

    Thanks Pete, the Boeing graphic will be very handy.
    -Tom
  15. Agreed. Not only in instances of runaways but in...

    Agreed. Not only in instances of runaways but in serious situations where there is no other cousre of action to stop the train immediatly regardless of possible damage to the locomotive. When I...
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    Fantastic job Pete! I still see cars like this...

    Fantastic job Pete! I still see cars like this and its modern variations down here along the gulf coast on a regular basis and it's great to have one to use in the sim. I've always enjoyed the...
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    To you and me yes, but to people outside the...

    To you and me yes, but to people outside the industry and hobby they haven't a clue to what those cryptic coded numbers and letters of a reporting mark means.
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    Several past and present rairoad execs have told...

    Several past and present rairoad execs have told me the railroads have moved away from large 'advertising' logos because of liability pursuits-i.e. there's a train wreck with cars wearing big, bold...
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    Nice start on the conversion! Looking forward to...

    Nice start on the conversion! Looking forward to seeing the finished product.
    -Tom
  20. Thread: Classic 3 bay's

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    I love your weathering on the ends of the cars. ...

    I love your weathering on the ends of the cars. Many modelers overlook this and it really makes the car stand out. BTW-Your work on all of these hoppers is wonderful. I really like the RI cars...
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    Great looking shot with the U25C acting like I...

    Great looking shot with the U25C acting like I remember them. DW repaints on the first two units? Excellent work!
    -Tom
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    The Monon set from BLW has the boxcars with roof...

    The Monon set from BLW has the boxcars with roof hatches. Some southeastern railroads used these types of boxcars for kaolin (powdered clay) loading until specialized cars came along. There was a...
  23. Bill- I'd agree with the others that Ron...

    Bill-

    I'd agree with the others that Ron Furto's are the best even though they aren't not exact. While DW's sounds are nice and the equipment looks fantastic the sounds just don't have the...
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    Around 1995 is when the 'rattle can kids'...

    Around 1995 is when the 'rattle can kids' realized the railroads would distribute their markings to a larger audience and they began to think outside territorial boundaries which was the original...
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    Actuating lights with train brakes

    I am wondering if there is a way to initiate a light state change by setting the air brakes? I have a set of SLI Amtrak Superliners where I have added brake indicator lights to the sides of the cars...
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