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Offline foumaro  
#151 Posted : 30 July 2015 09:29:33(UTC)
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Very interesting photos,thank you very much.ThumpUp
Offline Alsterstreek  
#152 Posted : 20 September 2015 20:26:13(UTC)
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I could not live with the lie any more. Unlike her Santa Fe sisters, the venerable NYC never ran through the desert.
nyc1pa.png
It turned out that the Con-Cor Santa Fe Alco PA shell fits on the Maerklin chassis.
con1cor.png
Who can spot the difference with the Maerklin Santa Fe Alco PA?
m1pa.png
Maybe nose to nose?
m2cc.png
;o)
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Offline Hackcell  
#153 Posted : 21 September 2015 00:47:57(UTC)
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I'm seriously thinking about removing the motorola decoder from my 37610-49610, install an ESU (or a new Marklin) decoder on each loco and keeping using it as a consist.

It really sucks that Marklin doesn't sell aftermarket decoders with dual motor support.
Danilo Jiménez
Union Pacific and DB Cargo H0 models.
Märklin, Brawa, MTH and some Walthers cars (nobody is perfect!)
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Offline foumaro  
#154 Posted : 21 September 2015 08:46:07(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Hackcell Go to Quoted Post
I'm seriously thinking about removing the motorola decoder from my 37610-49610, install an ESU (or a new Marklin) decoder on each loco and keeping using it as a consist.

It really sucks that Marklin doesn't sell aftermarket decoders with dual motor support.


I have all the double Alcos made by marklin and they are all running perfect for many years with their decoders.I ran them hauling 100 cars on 5% uphill without any problem.What do you mean saying 'decoder with dual motor support'?
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Offline Hackcell  
#155 Posted : 21 September 2015 15:49:45(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: foumaro Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Hackcell Go to Quoted Post
I'm seriously thinking about removing the motorola decoder from my 37610-49610, install an ESU (or a new Marklin) decoder on each loco and keeping using it as a consist.

It really sucks that Marklin doesn't sell aftermarket decoders with dual motor support.


I have all the double Alcos made by marklin and they are all running perfect for many years with their decoders.I ran them hauling 100 cars on 5% uphill without any problem.What do you mean saying 'decoder with dual motor support'?


Hi,

Both engines have a motor, and a single decoder handles both machines, that's what I mean with dual motor support.

The problem that I have is that I can't run these machines if my layout runs on dcc only. I need to keep motorola settings active.
Danilo Jiménez
Union Pacific and DB Cargo H0 models.
Märklin, Brawa, MTH and some Walthers cars (nobody is perfect!)
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Offline NZMarklinist  
#156 Posted : 21 September 2015 16:23:42(UTC)
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Hi Alsterstreak,

Re; Who can spot the difference with the Maerklin Santa Fe Alco PA?


The non M one has a larger radius on the nose panel, dull maybe wrong colour paint, no large running number !

Whilst not a PA specific thing, this auction may be something for someone's F7; http://www.ebay.com/itm/...eName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT


Edit 1 Oct 15; So did I win the prize Wink Smile Unsure

I see the B unit in the ebay link above, is probably sold, did any member here get it ?

Edited by user 01 October 2015 12:16:30(UTC)  | Reason: Edit

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Offline nmbssncb  
#157 Posted : 21 September 2015 16:47:13(UTC)
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M. has been producing quite a few American locomotives and American freught cars. But coaches and passenger cars very few, and always the silver Budd cars.
Recently I purchased Southern Pacific streamliner cars from MTH, a special edition for 3-rail operation and equipped with interior lighting.

http://mthtrains.com/80-60029-5

http://mthtrains.com/80-60030-5

Now I can run my Alco PA-1 Southern Pacific with these 8 cars. In principle they are meant to be used with the SP steam locomtive that is also available from MTH in 3-rail version.


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Offline foumaro  
#158 Posted : 21 September 2015 18:07:38(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: nmbssncb Go to Quoted Post
M. has been producing quite a few American locomotives and American freught cars. But coaches and passenger cars very few, and always the silver Budd cars.
Recently I purchased Southern Pacific streamliner cars from MTH, a special edition for 3-rail operation and equipped with interior lighting.

http://mthtrains.com/80-60029-5

http://mthtrains.com/80-60030-5

Now I can run my Alco PA-1 Southern Pacific with these 8 cars. In principle they are meant to be used with the SP steam locomtive that is also available from MTH in 3-rail version.


Willy


I am waiting cars for my Alco 37613 for a lot of years.Maybe these cars is a solution for me.Are they running well on marklin c track?Are they plastic or metal?
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Offline BrandonVA  
#159 Posted : 21 September 2015 18:07:43(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Hackcell Go to Quoted Post

Hi,

Both engines have a motor, and a single decoder handles both machines, that's what I mean with dual motor support.

The problem that I have is that I can't run these machines if my layout runs on dcc only. I need to keep motorola settings active.


Danilo,

Here is a webpage about converting Marklin 3346 using a single Marklin conversion decoder. Marklin 3346 was a twin DB 236 (V36) set, each with a DCM motor. Svein (forum name Intruder, but he has sadly since passed away) comments about using a single decoder and the load for two motors. Maybe this will help.

http://www.saebonet.com/svein/Tog/sites/D/3346.htm

-Brandon


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Offline NZMarklinist  
#160 Posted : 01 October 2015 12:10:15(UTC)
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Myself, I am trying to keep away from too much USA MRR, I'll just try to stick to my one Big Boy and about five Blushing sets of Marklin UP freight cars and a Caboose Wink

However, if I were keen for some SP Passenger cars I think these would be it, especially if I had a set of Streamliners already and need some more SP RR passenger wagons, like Panayotis surely does Wink
They look like nice models, and other MTH coaches I saw at the 2013 "Days" were superb Smile

I think MTH saw a huge gap in the Marklin Market, and jumped right in, good on them ThumpUp
Glen
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" Every Marklin layout needs a V200, a Railbus and a Banana car", not to mention a few Black and red Steamers, oh and the odd Elok !

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Offline Hackcell  
#161 Posted : 01 October 2015 15:46:50(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: NZMarklinist Go to Quoted Post
Myself, I am trying to keep away from too much USA MRR, I'll just try to stick to my one Big Boy and about five Blushing sets of Marklin UP freight cars and a Caboose Wink

However, if I were keen for some SP Passenger cars I think these would be it, especially if I had a set of Streamliners already and need some more SP RR passenger wagons, like Panayotis surely does Wink
They look like nice models, and other MTH coaches I saw at the 2013 "Days" were superb Smile

I think MTH saw a huge gap in the Marklin Market, and jumped right in, good on them ThumpUp


MTH saw the gap, but Marklin customers haven't noticed MTH. MTH had to cancel some 3e+ models (2-6-6-6 allegheny for example) due to the lack of orders. Nevertheless, the available models are great. MTH needs to make their models compatible with marklin/viessmann braking modules, tho.
Danilo Jiménez
Union Pacific and DB Cargo H0 models.
Märklin, Brawa, MTH and some Walthers cars (nobody is perfect!)
Pinball machines, jukeboxes and Horses.
Costa Rica, pura vida!!
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#162 Posted : 01 October 2015 16:06:56(UTC)
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I noticed MTH. My dealer would have to go through Busch of Germany. Frictions are preventing him from dealing with Busch though. Directly buying from the USA is no option for me after my recent low-value import extravaganza with the local Customs office.
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Offline BrandonVA  
#163 Posted : 21 October 2015 13:47:05(UTC)
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I noticed MTH about 5 times so far ;) But I agree, the market saturation doesn't seem to be there yet. A couple of US dealers have been pretty vocal emailing about it trying to drum up interest, but no idea how well it's been adopted in Europe? I'm really hoping they do a few more classes in 3e+, GP9, GP30, some sort of switcher, E8, etc. Most of their road names are well chosen, they can complement existing Marklin locos and stock.

However MTH use a similar model to Marklin, one run and then the models are gone, so when initially entering the market it could be hard to get what you want as you have to be on the trigger to order in the right window. Marklin you can always find later on eBay, etc if you're willing to pay for a certain model....but the MTH stuff hasn't reached that saturation yet.

-Brandon
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#164 Posted : 31 October 2015 22:06:32(UTC)
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#165 Posted : 01 November 2015 23:06:23(UTC)
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Another iteration:
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ATSF Alco PA + PB.
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#166 Posted : 02 December 2015 19:13:01(UTC)
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DRG&W Alco PA
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#167 Posted : 28 December 2015 17:02:30(UTC)
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Wintertime:

Single NH Alco PA in the snow
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NH Alco PA double-header in the snow
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Offline foumaro  
#168 Posted : 28 December 2015 17:55:50(UTC)
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The New Haven pair is fantastic.Drool LOL Love ThumpUp Wub
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#169 Posted : 29 December 2015 23:41:09(UTC)
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Wabash Alco PA & Blue Bird train
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Offline foumaro  
#170 Posted : 30 December 2015 08:53:52(UTC)
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The Wabash unit is very nice too.I did not buy it because i am afraid that it is difficult for a single unit to pull all these metal cars.Maybe i am wrong but propably it is late.It is a hard to find perfect train.Love LOL ThumpUp
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#171 Posted : 30 December 2015 15:25:39(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: foumaro Go to Quoted Post
... i am afraid that it is difficult for a single unit to pull all these metal cars.

Comparing the performance of the double-header ATSF Alco with the single NYC one on my mountainuous layout, I share your concerns.
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#172 Posted : 30 December 2015 15:27:57(UTC)
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Here is another Maerklin Wabash Blue Bird video taken on a large layout:
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#173 Posted : 30 December 2015 16:25:58(UTC)
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And here a shorter video of an shortened four-car Alco PA pulled Blue Bird train (maybe addressing or solving the concern of Panayotis) on an even larger layout:

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Offline esgovipa  
#174 Posted : 30 December 2015 21:38:48(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Alsterstreek Go to Quoted Post
Here is another Maerklin Wabash Blue Bird video taken on a large layout:


This is my train !!! Thanks for sharing my video ThumpUp ThumpUp ThumpUp
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Offline foumaro  
#175 Posted : 31 December 2015 08:36:08(UTC)
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Great train and layout.ThumpUp
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#176 Posted : 31 December 2015 12:45:15(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: esgovipa Go to Quoted Post
This is my train !!! Thanks for sharing my video ThumpUp ThumpUp ThumpUp


Hehehehe, I knew it was in Spain, but I did not know that it was your train. Is it also your layout?

:o)

Offline Alsterstreek  
#177 Posted : 31 December 2015 22:00:57(UTC)
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Iconic year-end photo for the Maerklin collector:

WBBnSF.jpg

Wabash Blue Bird observation car meets Santa Fe Alco PA in Chicago.
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#178 Posted : 08 May 2016 22:12:42(UTC)
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My two beauties being serviced side by side.
:o)
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Offline dickinsonj  
#179 Posted : 14 May 2016 01:17:21(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Alsterstreek Go to Quoted Post
My two beauties being serviced side by side.
:o)

Sweet - those really are beauties - the Alco PA's are perhaps the most beautiful diesel locomotives ever produced.

I don't have any PA's yet, but one of these days the chance will come along! BigGrin


Regards,
Jim

I have almost all Märklin and mostly HO, although I do have a small number of Z gauge trains!
I have models from Era I to Era VI, but I try to focus on Eras I & III. Whoops, that one got away from me. Let's just say I focus on cool trains, regardless of the particulars :-)
So many trains and so little time.
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Offline foumaro  
#180 Posted : 14 May 2016 06:08:48(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: dickinsonj Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Alsterstreek Go to Quoted Post
My two beauties being serviced side by side.
:o)

Sweet - those really are beauties - the Alco PA's are perhaps the most beautiful diesel locomotives ever produced.

I don't have any PA's yet, but one of these days the chance will come along! BigGrin




Buy the Alco,believe me,you will not regret it.ThumpUp
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#181 Posted : 15 July 2016 14:49:59(UTC)
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ATSF train #7 with eight cars hauled by Alco PA plus three B-units.
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Hutch, December 1966
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#182 Posted : 17 July 2016 19:22:48(UTC)
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Shots of single ATSF Alco PA units.
d109b35a24cd3e30fc7db330d1376388.jpg5cc8cd7929ba13f7b8e0764dbba1f3ab.jpgnormal_ATSF_75Dec65.jpgc528330e55a72e6077c7167d7ccb4e1d.jpg22071780493_46f6a7e213_o.jpg22071780493_46f6a7e213_o.jpgpa53.jpgsanta_fe_pa1_by_classictrains.jpg
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#183 Posted : 17 July 2016 19:29:21(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Alsterstreek Go to Quoted Post
Shots of single ATSF Alco PA units.
More great images - thanks! The last one (second to last after your edit) is almost art. Cool

I have a question. What is that device on the roof in the second image? The elevated plate above the horns, located over the cab. I don't recall seeing that device on a lok before. Maybe an antenna?
Regards,
Jim

I have almost all Märklin and mostly HO, although I do have a small number of Z gauge trains!
I have models from Era I to Era VI, but I try to focus on Eras I & III. Whoops, that one got away from me. Let's just say I focus on cool trains, regardless of the particulars :-)
So many trains and so little time.
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#184 Posted : 17 July 2016 21:40:25(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: dickinsonj Go to Quoted Post
I have a question. What is that device on the roof in the second image? The elevated plate above the horns, located over the cab. I don't recall seeing that device on a lok before. Maybe an antenna?
Now that you mention it...
I never noticed before, but the device is visible on many, but not all ATSF Alco PA pix. I have no idea what that is, but I will keep my eyes open.
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#185 Posted : 17 July 2016 22:46:27(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Alsterstreek Go to Quoted Post
Now that you mention it...
I never noticed before, but the device is visible on many, but not all ATSF Alco PA pix. I have no idea what that is, but I will keep my eyes open.
I have a nice large format Alco book with many excellent pictures, which I forgot to check before I posted. It does not show any PA's with that though. I did not see it on any PA's used by other railroads either, so I am guessing it was an exclusive ATSF thing.

My guess is that it is an experimental antenna of some sort...

Regards,
Jim

I have almost all Märklin and mostly HO, although I do have a small number of Z gauge trains!
I have models from Era I to Era VI, but I try to focus on Eras I & III. Whoops, that one got away from me. Let's just say I focus on cool trains, regardless of the particulars :-)
So many trains and so little time.
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#186 Posted : 18 July 2016 22:33:39(UTC)
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Shots of ATSF Alco PA double units.

San Diego
ALCO_PA_59L_in_Service_May_15_1966_San_Diego_350px_.jpg
Ibid
400px-ATSF_64_at_San_Diego_CA_10-26-63.jpg
Fullerton
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Colonie
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Unkown location
TCHIF50S.jpg

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#187 Posted : 19 July 2016 22:18:53(UTC)
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Bonus pic: 2 x 2
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#188 Posted : 20 July 2016 01:10:44(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Alsterstreek Go to Quoted Post
Shots of ATSF Alco PA double units.
Seeing all of your wonderful images made me revisit my Alco book for some fun facts.

The first A-B set was tested on the Lehigh Valley. Then ALCO added a second A unit and it was sold to the Santa Fe, who painted it in the warbonnet livery designed for the Santa Fe by GM.

ALCO ran ads extolling the PA's high power, lower weight engine with superior hauling power. They also claimed lower fuel and lubricating oil consumption and reduced maintenance needs compared to the GM E-units.

The 244 engine range turned out to less reliable though compared to the E-units, which contributed to shorter service lives and lower sales. Both the 12-244 and 16-244 engines were updated in a 50's redesign but their failure rate persisted, especially for the 16-244. If I remember correctly that was due to excessive crankshaft flexing, which lead to bearing failures, especially in heavy use.

The Southern Pacific had rugged, heavily graded lines and favored the PAs for long distances over graded territory. In mountainous use the dynamic brakes and rugged GE traction motors offered distinct advantages. Ultimately the SP was the largest customer for the PA/PB models.

All of the PA/PBs were out of service by about 1970, except for the Delaware & Hudson's four PAs, which they bought from the Santa Fe.
Regards,
Jim

I have almost all Märklin and mostly HO, although I do have a small number of Z gauge trains!
I have models from Era I to Era VI, but I try to focus on Eras I & III. Whoops, that one got away from me. Let's just say I focus on cool trains, regardless of the particulars :-)
So many trains and so little time.
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#189 Posted : 20 July 2016 23:38:02(UTC)
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Did I read "Santa Fe" at the end of your post?
;o)

Triplets:
3 pa xyz.jpg3 8701.1372902251.jpg3 Santa_Fe_ALCO_PA-1_1946.jpg3x Santa_Fe_ALCO_PA-1_1946.jpg4 22071680463_a8cdee717d_o.jpg

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#190 Posted : 22 July 2016 01:15:46(UTC)
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Quadruplets.
4 2d9d10e48c9add232dfaec92b0a7eb22.jpg4 9139c774d1609e91937252c5cfe7dd08.jpg4 ATSF train 7.jpg
So, now I pause.
;o)

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#191 Posted : 01 August 2016 11:28:51(UTC)
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Many:
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:o)
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#192 Posted : 24 September 2016 17:04:52(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: dickinsonj Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Alsterstreek Go to Quoted Post
Shots of single ATSF Alco PA units.
More great images - thanks! The last one (second to last after your edit) is almost art. Cool

I have a question. What is that device on the roof in the second image? The elevated plate above the horns, located over the cab. I don't recall seeing that device on a lok before. Maybe an antenna?
Yes, antenna.
:o)
http://www.detailswest.com/dwparts2.htm
http://www.trainboard.co...60s-and-early-70s.86212/
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#193 Posted : 24 September 2016 18:33:27(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Alsterstreek Go to Quoted Post
Yes, antenna.
:o)
Thanks for those links - that style antenna is an interesting detail that I didn't know about! BigGrin

Regards,
Jim

I have almost all Märklin and mostly HO, although I do have a small number of Z gauge trains!
I have models from Era I to Era VI, but I try to focus on Eras I & III. Whoops, that one got away from me. Let's just say I focus on cool trains, regardless of the particulars :-)
So many trains and so little time.
Offline Alsterstreek  
#194 Posted : 18 October 2016 14:45:38(UTC)
Alsterstreek

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Daily ATSF pic.
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#195 Posted : 19 October 2016 01:49:52(UTC)
dickinsonj

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Originally Posted by: Alsterstreek Go to Quoted Post
Daily ATSF pic.


That is one very handsome locomotive, a genuine classic. Thanks for sharing the image.
Regards,
Jim

I have almost all Märklin and mostly HO, although I do have a small number of Z gauge trains!
I have models from Era I to Era VI, but I try to focus on Eras I & III. Whoops, that one got away from me. Let's just say I focus on cool trains, regardless of the particulars :-)
So many trains and so little time.
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#196 Posted : 12 March 2017 11:44:42(UTC)
Alsterstreek

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#197 Posted : 20 March 2017 23:01:36(UTC)
Alsterstreek

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Rio Grande for a change.
2 D&RGW PA.jpg
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#198 Posted : 21 March 2017 16:32:39(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Alsterstreek Go to Quoted Post
Rio Grande for a change.
...

Looks like the Royal Gorge, no?
Cheers
Jacques Vuye aka Dr.Eisenbahn
Once a vandal, learned to be better and had great success!
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#199 Posted : 14 April 2017 18:47:47(UTC)
Alsterstreek

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37611 & 49611
2 ATSFKnightsen.jpg
Knightsen, Ca.
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Offline 610  
#200 Posted : 13 June 2018 04:45:50(UTC)
610


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I have the SP PA-1 A-A Unit (Märklin 37613) and would like to add a PB-1 unit in between in order to hava a A-B-A unit.
Question 1: Does the Life-Like/Brawa PB-1 shell fit on the Märklin PA-1 chassis? Anyone ever tried that out yet?
Question 2: Do the Daylight colors of the Life-Like/Brawa model match the Daylight colors of the Märklin model or is the color tone difference too significant?
Question 3: Would it be better to have the PB be placed between the PA´s and lay the wires throughout the B unit so that the 2 A units can be electrically connected or would it be better (if the shell matches onto the chassis) to put the B unit shell onto the trailing A unit chassis and the trailing A unit shell onto the B unit chassis behind it?
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