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by Tom Davidson
Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: AC&Y Modeling
Topic: New products:
Replies: 10
Views: 3916

New products:

VERY GOOD NEWS FROM A MANUFACTURER OF HIGH QUALITY HO SCALE MODELS This one isn't really an altogether new item, but it's a welcome addition. Several years ago, when Kadee released their 40' PS-1 boxcar in HO scale, catalog no. 4002 was released in the original 1951 paint scheme as AC&Y number 7...
by Tom Davidson
Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: AC&Y Modeling
Topic: New Intermountain Alt. Std. Twin Offset Hoppers
Replies: 0
Views: 2091

New Intermountain Alt. Std. Twin Offset Hoppers

Hey gang: Every model railroader east of the Mississippi has offset twin hoppers on their model railroads. The cars produced by Athearn, Kadee, Atlas, and Accurail are just fine, but all of them represent the AAR standard offset twin hopper. There are a few differences in them, especially in the end...
by Tom Davidson
Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: AC&Y Modular Layout
Topic: AC&YHS Free-Mo Modular Layout Proposal
Replies: 4
Views: 8075

Re: AC&YHS Free-Mo Modular Layout Proposal

Tim & others: No specific plans right now. When I retire next year I intend to start working on an HO layout in the basement, which will mostly be the west end. I expect Delphos will be staging. The plan MAY include one of the small towns west of CG, but for all practical purposes the active mai...
by Tom Davidson
Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: AC&Y Railroad Historical Society
Topic: The Society
Replies: 1
Views: 1895

The Society

I just want to remind everybody that we are still very much in existence! There seems to have been a drop in the number of postings lately, but I hope that doesn't indicate any lessening of interest on the part of our membership. It's true that the Society has undergone some recent changes; but that...
by Tom Davidson
Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: AC&Y Modeling
Topic: Construction of the LK&O Railroad
Replies: 25
Views: 12666

Re: Construction of the LK&O Railroad

How can you stand to spend so much time building & not be able to run something?
All kidding aside, it looks like a beautiful job. Kudos!
Tom D.
by Tom Davidson
Thu May 23, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: AC&Y Modeling
Topic: Layout planning
Replies: 2
Views: 2324

Layout planning

A recent posting mentioned modeling the Big 4 at New London/Hiles, with specific reference to the problem of how to gracefully let the Big 4 leave the scene at the West (South) end. When Bob Lucas confronted this problem, I suggested that the Big 4 is simply a double track mainline, not much differe...
by Tom Davidson
Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: AC&Y Modular Layout
Topic: AC&YHS Free-Mo Modular Layout Proposal
Replies: 4
Views: 8075

Re: AC&YHS Free-Mo Modular Layout Proposal

Is there a list of AC&Y/A&BB Free-Mo modules that are operational, or under construction, or contemplated? I'm thinking about trying my hand at one, but don't want to duplicate somebody else's efforts. Since I live in Maryland, I wouldn't be able to get up to Ohio for meets very often, but i...
by Tom Davidson
Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:50 am
Forum: AC&Y Modeling
Topic: Brittain Yard Operations
Replies: 19
Views: 12411

Re: Brittain Yard Operations

You mentioned an A&BB interchange. We've done some recent research on A&BB cabooses, which will be shared with AC&YHS members in the future. For the 1952 period, you can represent A&BB cabooses 1 and 2 with Walthers PRR N6b cabin cars (cabooses) with offset cupolas. These are not cur...
by Tom Davidson
Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:35 am
Forum: AC&Y Modeling
Topic: Brittain Yard Operations
Replies: 19
Views: 12411

Re: Brittain Yard Operations

A couple general comments: There's no real need to put much of a curve (if any) into a model version of Brittain. Visually, a straight line would work fine. You'll have fewer coupling/uncoupling problems if the track is relatively straight, and that means less frustration & hence more fun. Ideal...
by Tom Davidson
Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:56 pm
Forum: Akron Canton & Youngstown Railroad Discussions
Topic: Silver Street Akron
Replies: 8
Views: 6511

Re: Silver Street Akron

Note to prrshifter: In the 1920's and 1930's, my dad, Chic Davidson(born 1908) worked for his dad, Everett Davidson, hauling coal in the winter and ashes in the summer for home heating. They did not have their own coal yard with siding, so they contracted with established dealers for the use of thei...

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