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Armor and ground forces of the Allied forces during World War II.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 05:46 AM UTC
Actually, that's a black and white photo of 6046 in England. It's operated by the Churnet Valley Railway. It has a unique set of lockers underneath the smokebox, which is how you can recognize it.

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Posted: Tuesday, December 03, 2013 - 02:42 AM UTC
Check out page 2 of this Armorama thread for some very interesting German Rail/Truck conversions and also some interesting speeder cars including a converted BMW motorcycle into a four wheel rail speeder.

http://armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=205736&ord=&page=2
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Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 03:03 AM UTC
The second photo in as many months of a S-160 to drop into my lap from Facebook!


(Photo by Glen Brewer)

Posted on a Facebook site called "Railroad Glory Days"
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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2013 - 04:36 AM UTC

True story on a little armored WWII train at:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=215862&ord=&page=1

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Posted: Friday, January 03, 2014 - 01:22 AM UTC
Recent photo seen on Facebook:

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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2014 - 04:59 AM UTC
A couple of interesting US Railcars built by Mack.
I know someone makes a beautiful plastic model of one of these in HO scale.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 02:35 AM UTC
Sad subject but beautiful work:


"Burden of Sorrow" by Rick Lawler
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Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 02:48 AM UTC
I admit, it's rather creapy to model this.
Funny this shows up, I just scrolled down my favorites, and Rick is one of them. Great work.

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Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 04:55 AM UTC
This photo is in Britain, not in Europe.

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Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 05:05 AM UTC
Explain why this not in Europe.
Reichsbahn...?
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Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 06:48 AM UTC
A few more S-160 photoss found on the internet:


(Photo above Copyright Graham Williams)




Another photo from the Churnet Valley Railway. Notice the distinctive "set of lockers" in front of the steam chest on this locomotive. (OK, minds out of the gutter.)
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Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 06:55 AM UTC
Restoration of the S-160 belonging to the Alaska Railroad:

(Photo above Copyright Dave Blaze)


Locomotive with insulating jacketting removed. (No photo credit listed)
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Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 07:00 AM UTC
For those who might want to support the restoration:
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Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014 - 09:28 AM UTC
Off topic but related in a number of ways.

This type of railroad was referred to as a "Pole Road" and could have been found powered by steam, gas or horse power!
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Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 02:55 AM UTC
Found photos on the internet of the S-160 - caption says taken in the 1960's at Ft. Eustis but no photographer is credited.




Jon, I thought this high level view of the locomotive might be of interest to you in your model building as this angle is something you do not often see.
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Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 04:44 AM UTC
Just an F.Y.I. out to everyone following this thread:

If you like steam railroading here is a Facebook hosted album of some of my Railroad photos (mostly Steam) taken over the past forty years:

Click on this link to view the entire album:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152143914453956.1073741855.733523955&type=1&l=1b83dbaba4


East Broad Top RR, Mt. Union, PA.: Summer 1972


Southern Railway #4501: 1976


Cass Scenic Railroad, Cass, WV.: 1978


Back to the Cass Scenic Railroad, Cass, WV.: October 2012
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Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 01:37 AM UTC
Another off topic F.Y.I.

Great YouTube video of ex-Chinese 2-10-2 now operating in Central Kentucky can be found at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK7rozG4EQ8

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Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 02:19 AM UTC
Hi folks,

Not a train but a 1/35 scale wagon soon to be released by Resicast.





Not sure of the release date but the wagon will most probably come with some stretchers and wounded soldiers and a pusher for the WW1 era. Narrow gauge railways were widely used throughout WW1 and there are a lot of pict8ures of these small wagons being used either human/horse/mule/Ox powered.

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A WIP pic.



Cheers

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Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 04:22 AM UTC
Mike,

Don't use 607 at Ft. Eustis for detail work. If you compare it to 606, you'll see that the firebox insulation has been removed from it, exposing all of the firebox rivet detail. Operational S-160's had the firebox and boiler insulated with extra cladding, which hides all of that detail. Here's what I mean:

Insulation in place:




Insulation removed:




Here's a much better example of what an operational S-160 would have looked like from the top. You can see when compared to Eustis 607 the cladding on the rear:

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Posted: Friday, March 07, 2014 - 01:30 AM UTC
As far as boiler insulation and sheeting goes; For railfans it sorta goes without saying that the boiler sheeting is stripped off during a re-shop as the boiler must be inspected both inside and out. Also it it somewhat typical that outdoor museum displays will often strip off the boiler sheeting and insulation because it greatly reduces the likelyhood of rain water getting in under the insulation and rusting out the boiler during long term storage or display.
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Posted: Sunday, March 09, 2014 - 01:18 AM UTC
S-160 on the dead track at the Cass Scenic Railway in 1976. I have no information on the locomotive's current disposition. This locomotive had been modified at least to the extent of having the addition of a power reversing gear that made for the extra step up halfway down the length of the right side running board.


(Photo Mike Koenig 1976)
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Posted: Monday, March 10, 2014 - 12:46 AM UTC
Great review of the new MiniArt German Tram at:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=10009

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Posted: Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 03:04 PM UTC
Interesting build profile on the new Tram model at:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=220857

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Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 06:09 AM UTC
S-160 steam locomotive cab detail:

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Posted: Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 03:17 PM UTC
US Army Transportation Corps locomotive 2086, now on display at the Bluegrass Railroad Museum, Versailles, Kentucky.