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  1. Journal - That's the journal box that contains...

    Journal - That's the journal box that contains the bearing, either a solid (plain) bearing, or a replacement roller bearing.
    Modern trucks built for roller bearings only do not have journal boxes as...
  2. So, has anyone heard from Marc Nelson?

    So, has anyone heard from Marc Nelson?
  3. Thread: FXE Autorack

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    Oh, that's nice!

    Oh, that's nice!
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    100 percent that!

    100 percent that!
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    I think Shawn's making an important point here. ...

    I think Shawn's making an important point here. If someone has two hours after work-time and before bed-time, and they want to spend that time running a train; if they have to spend two hours...
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    If you're trying to fix long-train wheel/rail...

    If you're trying to fix long-train wheel/rail dynamics, don't base anything on that report. About the only thing that a long and potentially heavy train has in common with a rapid-transit system is...
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    Same issue happening here. Okay. If the...

    Same issue happening here.

    Okay. If the makeup of a train's consist causes it to derail while going uphill and around curves, then be that as it may. But WE didn't create those consists, the...
  8. Thread: SLI Repaints

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    That was Superfleet Warbonnet. Amtrakman is...

    That was Superfleet Warbonnet.
    Amtrakman is looking for the as-delivered Warbonnet.
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    Which route includes Whitehall?

    Which route includes Whitehall?
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    Make sure to install MSTS according to the...

    Make sure to install MSTS according to the instructions found at Steam4me. Do not deviate from those instructions.
    See also this thread:...
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    The granddaddy of steam routes - Colorado Midland...

    The granddaddy of steam routes - Colorado Midland / C&S
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    It wasn't. The width of each window pane was...

    It wasn't. The width of each window pane was reduced by 4" to accommodate the two extra rows of seats, but each row still had its own window. You won't get that on an airline!
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    Not surprising. The Cyclopedia is still in...

    Not surprising. The Cyclopedia is still in print, from Simmons-Boardman, publishers of Railway Age:
    https://www.transalert.com/bookstore/Rail/Freight_Cars/General/

    They have copyrights to...
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    Nor would they be. The dimensions given were for...

    Nor would they be. The dimensions given were for American Flyers. See the plan Scott posted.
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    Correct on both assumptions. Also, they were...

    Correct on both assumptions.
    Also, they were 13'-4" from the rail to the top of the roof, and 10'-0¼" wide not counting the grab irons.
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    The plans I have for the American Flyers are all...

    The plans I have for the American Flyers are all marked "not to scale", but the length from buffer to buffer is listed as 84'-6¼". Hope that helps.
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    So, are you planning to do the American Flyers,...

    So, are you planning to do the American Flyers, or a heavyweights like one in the plan found at that link?
    (Please say you're planning to do both!)
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    Some related facts:...

    Some related facts:
    https://www.trains.com/trn/news-reviews/news-wire/feds-empire-builder-was-traveling-under-speed-limit-at-time-of-crash/
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    Try these:...

    Try these:
    https://www.trains.com/trn/news-reviews/amtrak-confirms-three-fatalities-in-montana-derailment/
    https://nypost.com/2021/09/26/amtrak-derailment-in-montana-injures-at-least-50/
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    Empire Builder Wreck in Montana

    https://www.montanarightnow.com/montana/amtrak-passenger-train-derails-outside-chester/article_6852dbda-1e55-11ec-ad56-6b71e00a2c36.html

    Bad crash, with fatalities.
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    If you've got $12.99, there's this set:...

    If you've got $12.99, there's this set:
    http://www.valleypass.com/Sales/NYC1.htm
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    Canadian Pacific Kansas City

    Kansas City Southern will merge with the Canadian Pacific, and the Canadian National has withdrawn their offer (in exchange for a payment of $1,400,000,000.00). The newly merged company has...
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    Route-Riter has a tool that can remove all...

    Route-Riter has a tool that can remove all incidences of a shape from all .w files.
    If you know the name of the shape, that tool can make it go away for good.
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    So the captcha comes up, and I'm clicking on all...

    So the captcha comes up, and I'm clicking on all the trucks, and it says "Try again"
    So I click on all the trucks, and it says "Try again"
    So I click on all the trucks, and it says "Try again"...
  25. Do you mean this set?...

    Do you mean this set?
    http://www.dieselswest.com/RollingStock2/TOFC.html

    It's available on the public side of the website.
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