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Trains Running at My Friend’s OO Gauge Model Railway Layout 18/08/2011


This is a compiled video of various clips of trains running on my friend’s layout. He has recently purchased a East Midlands Trains Class 43 HST which is in my favourite livery. I brought along some trains to run on the layout as well which is my Heljan Class 58 in the BR (British Rail) Railfreight Livery seen working on the Orient Express as I brought along my VSOE Pullmans. Then I ran my Bachmann Pannier Steam Tank Engine which is 7788 on the Pullmans as well which the GWR Steam Engine looked quite at home with those plush carriages I think. My Hornby Class 60 in EW&S livery which is 60026 also worked on the VSOE Pullmans as well and to add a bit of fun to the mix. I stuck a Hornby MkIII DVT in ONE Anglia livery numbered as 82119 at the back of the Pullman cars to make a “Dreamliner” train. Come on, its rude not to ;). Then I run my new Hornby Class 153 in East Midlands Trains numbered 153374 that I reviewed in another video which matches BritishSteel60006’s HST on the layout nicely. Finally before bring this video to a close, I run my Bachmann Class 150/1 which is 150125 in the Central Trains “Centro” livery which looks nice on this model I think.

21 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - July 1, 2012 at 10:39 pm

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1907 Avery steam traction engine Running a Thresher


1907 Avery 22 hp “Contractors Special” This “Contractors Special” Avery steam traction engine was built in 1907. It is a 22 horsepower, 2 cylinder undermounted engine. It is owned by descendants of Jerome DeBacker. This engine was used around Mead, Co. until 1915 when it was purchased by Jerome DeBacker for use in threshing and plowing in the Boulder area. It was in considerable disrepair when purchased. Jerome completed many mechanical repairs before putting the engine in service. He also added some touches of his own including a Union Pacific bell and several whistles. After repairs, it was used for threshing with an Avery 36 x 60 in. “Yellow Fellow” wooden separator around the East Boulder area until being retired around 1945. It was also used for plowing in the Bennett, Co. area, pulling a 12 bottom 14 inch plow. Jerome always regretted the fact that the plow was cut up for scrap during the war. We still have the separator. It was last used on the Stuart Anderson farm in 1976 to thresh wheat. During its time the Avery also ran a sawmill, pulled a scarifier for state road work, and provided steam for a chemical company near Valmont Butte. In 1955 a group of steam enthusiasts in the Boulder- Denver area convinced Jerome to bring the engine out of retirement. It was cleaned up and minor repairs were made to get the engine operational. The boiler was retubed in 1957. In 1959 the lugs were removed from drive wheels and it was driven into Boulder for the Colorado Centennial

12 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - June 27, 2012 at 10:38 pm

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HD-Steam Traction Engine Running a Threshing/Seperator


Boulder County Antique Farm Show where a steam tractor runs a big old seperator with a beltdrive this tractor is an Avery steam traction engine was built in 1907. It is a 22 horsepower, 2 cylinder undermounted engine. It is owned by descendants of Jerome DeBacker. This engine was used around Mead, Co. until 1915 when it was purchased by Jerome DeBacker for use in threshing and plowing in the Boulder area. It was in considerable disrepair when purchased. Jerome completed many mechanical repairs before putting the engine in service. He also added some touches of his own including a Union Pacific bell and several whistles. After repairs, it was used for threshing with an Avery 36 x 60 in. “Yellow Fellow” wooden separator around the East Boulder area until being retired around 1945. It was also used for plowing in the Bennett, Co. area, pulling a 12 bottom 14 inch plow. Jerome always regretted the fact that the plow was cut up for scrap during the war. We still have the separator. It was last used on the Stuart Anderson farm in 1976 to thresh wheat. During its time the Avery also ran a sawmill, pulled a scarifier for state road work, and provided steam for a chemical company near Valmont Butte. In 1955 a group of steam enthusiasts in the Boulder- Denver area convinced Jerome to bring the engine out of retirement. It was cleaned up and minor repairs were made to get the engine operational. The boiler was retubed in 1957. In 1959 the lugs were removed from drive wheels and it

23 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - June 10, 2012 at 10:41 pm

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Running a 3 inch Case Steam Engine


Running a 3 inch Case Steam Engine

2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - February 9, 2012 at 9:35 pm

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India: Running out of Steam (part 5 – Final) – Death of the main line steam & the lone survivor


These are excerpts from National Geographic’s “The Great Indian Railway”(1995), probably the best documentary ever on the Indian Railways. As a young boy, I used to travel to Grandma’s place by the Howrah Mail from Madras. In 1989, on one such trip, My dad pointed out to a gigantic engine puffing smoke in the shed at Madras central as our train was leaving and said: “Manu, look, that’s a steam engine”. I forgot about steam engines later. In 1999(10 years later), I watched the National Geographic’s special screening of this documentary on TV. I remembered my encounter with the puffing beasts in 1989. I couldn’t stop crying by the end of this documentary. Starting in the early 80’s the Steam engines of the Indian Railways have been slowly phased out of all the main lines in favor of Electric and Diesel locomotives due to economic pressures. By the turn of the 90’s, it had become a rare sight to see a Steam-driven train. You can buy the DVD or VHS of this 115 minute documentary on nationalgeographic.com. It costs $15 including US local postage.

25 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - February 3, 2012 at 9:38 pm

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India: Running out of Steam (part 3) – The Little Tibetan Terrier


These are excerpts from National Geographic’s “The Great Indian Railway”(1995), probably the best documentary ever on the Indian Railways. As a young boy, I used to travel to Grandma’s place by the Howrah Mail from Madras. In 1989, on one such trip, My dad pointed out to a gigantic engine puffing smoke in the shed at Madras central as our train was leaving and said: “Manu, look, that’s a steam engine”. I forgot about steam engines later. In 1999(10 years later), I watched the National Geographic’s special screening of this documentary on TV. I remembered my encounter with the puffing beasts in 1989. I couldn’t stop crying by the end of this documentary. Starting in the early 80’s the Steam engines of the Indian Railways have been slowly phased out of all the main lines in favor of Electric and Diesel locomotives due to economic pressures. By the turn of the 90’s, it had become a rare sight to see a Steam-driven train. You can buy the DVD or VHS of this 115 minute documentary on nationalgeographic.com. It costs $15 including US local postage.

7 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - January 23, 2012 at 9:33 pm

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India: Running out of Steam (part 2) – The Black Beauty Contest


These are excerpts from National Geographic’s “The Great Indian Railway”(1995), probably the best documentary ever on the Indian Railways. As a young boy, I used to travel to Grandma’s place by the Howrah Mail from Madras. In 1989, on one such trip, My dad pointed out to a gigantic engine puffing smoke in the shed at Madras central as our train was leaving and said: “Manu, look, that’s a steam engine”. I forgot about steam engines later. In 1999(10 years later), I watched the National Geographic’s special screening of this documentary on TV. I remembered my encounter with the puffing beasts in 1989. I couldn’t stop crying by the end of this documentary. Starting in the early 80’s the Steam engines of the Indian Railways have been slowly phased out of all the main lines in favor of Electric and Diesel locomotives due to economic pressures. By the turn of the 90’s, it had become a rare sight to see a Steam-driven train. You can buy the DVD or VHS of this 115 minute documentary on nationalgeographic.com. It costs $15 including US local postage.

6 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - January 18, 2012 at 9:35 pm

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U2 – Running To Stand Still (Lyrics on screen)


Disclaimer – Song doesn’t belong to me.UMG owns it. An underrated gem by U2.Not as popular as some of their other songs.but still equally awesome.

22 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - December 31, 2011 at 9:35 pm

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