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Norfolk and Western Class J 4-8-4


Another US streamliner, thistime the N&W class J 4-8-4 express engine

25 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - January 26, 2013 at 2:48 am

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Norfolk & Western HO Layout


This layout is designed for operations. First, it replicates coal movement from the local mines, to the centralized coal preparation plant and from the prep plant to the end user. Second, general freight traffic is classified in a separate yard to keep trains moving over the layout. Third, many switching areas (the largest is 3 feet by 26 feet) keep local crews busy for hours. Scale:HO Size: 26 x 36 feet Prototype: N&W Freelance Locale: West Virginia Era: 1950’s Layout style: Around the walls, multi-deck, point-to-point, walk-in Len of Mainline: Approx. 350 feet Layout Height: 36″ to 64″ Benchwork: Box Grid Road bed: Cork on 3/4″ plywood Trackwork: Flextrack Turnout Min: #6 mainline, #4 sidings Min Radius: 36″ mainline, 32″ sidings, 18″ industries/branchline Maximun Grade: 1.7% mainline, 2.5% branchline Scenery: None, still in construction phase Backdrop: Painted Masonite Controls: Digitrax Radio Control Wheelchair Accessible: No Layout is located in Atlanta GA. I was able to visit & operate on this layout during the Dixie Rail Convention held October 2010. Footage recorded by Jared Davis of Whistlepost Productions

21 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - January 13, 2013 at 9:36 pm

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Norfolk and Western Class J locomotive #611 part2 1994

24 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - January 5, 2013 at 9:35 pm

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Norfolk and Western 611 returns


N&W 611 returns with the excursion on Norfolk Southern’s Huntington District. She crosses Hugo interlocking and then switches over to the second main. You can really hear when they open up the throttle after the switch is cleared by the engine. It’s sad that Norfolk Southern has ended its steam program.

25 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - October 15, 2012 at 10:35 pm

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North Norfolk Railway Poppy Line 1940 Weekend Sheringham Bygone Memories Romance and Steam Trains


Related link www.ambermodels.co.uk North Norfolk Railway staged a remarkable 1940’s re-enactment along the famous Poppy Line Strip in Sheringham. The nostalgic steam train journey incorporated Weybourne and Holt complete with steam trains and memorable music supplied by the many musicians and acts that attended. Many visitors wore clothes from the period including army uniform and makeshift wartime fashions. Managing director, Trevor Eady was delighted with the response and said that the weekend gala was growing in size every year “There is certainly an increase in people making the effort to turn up in wartime costume” said Mister Eady “I forecast more people doing so next year” The whole atmosphere of the event bought back a lot of memories for many in an era of brief romantic ecconters, hardship and bygone memories. For updated events please visit the official North Norfolk Railway website www.nnrailway.co.uk

9 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - October 1, 2012 at 3:41 am

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Norfolk and Western 611


Chasing the 611 on its run from Chicago to Fort Wayne, IN and back in 1994. I did not know at that time the steam program was going to end, but the 611’s crew did! See if you think they were going over 40 mph on this day.

25 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - June 14, 2012 at 10:38 pm

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Review of MTH Norfolk & Western Class J steam engine/passenger car


Item numbers are: 80-3219-1 MTH 611 Engine and 5 Car passenger set 80-60013 5 Car passenger set 80-60014 Individual Coach 80-60015 Individual Diner 80-60016 Individual Coach

25 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - April 8, 2012 at 10:36 pm

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MTH HO Norfolk & Western J Class Steam Engine


The Class J 4-8-4 was an engine of quiet superlatives. Handsome, powerful (5100 hp), and, as a test on the Pennsylvania Railroad proved, capable of hauling 15 cars at 110 mph, it was designed and styled not by one of the big three builders (ALCo, Baldwin, and Lima) or a famous designer like Raymond Loewy or Henry Dreyfuss, but by the N&Ws home-grown team of designers and craftsmen at the roads Roanoke, Virginia shops. For power and quick acceleration through mountainous territory, and to make room for the largest possible boiler, they equipped the streamlined J with 70 drivers — unusually small for a 4-8-4 and fully 10 smaller than the Southern Pacifics Daylight GS-4 of the same wheel arrangement. The MTH Electric Trains’ HO N&W J is more fun to operate than any previous version of this magnificent locomotive, with its N&W whistle, passenger station announcements, synchronized chuff and puffing smoke, and speed control so smooth you wont spill the water in the diner. For more information on our superbly detailed model and its prototype, including surviving J No. 611, visit www.mthHOtrains.com.

25 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - May 4, 2011 at 10:45 pm

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