TODAY is the last day for blogging. I just want to thank BZPower again. Hopefully i'll be right this time.
I wonder if we'll have a game tonight. Yesterday's soccer practice was thundered out. Who knows...
I think I'm going to be limiting my amount of LEGO G-scale rolling stock to engines and small cars. Based on pricing for my Tank Car, Hopper, and Boxcar, what I save on engines I'll lose on cars!
Unless you compare against LGB, in which case I'll still be saving.
I was able to get my N scale Freedom Train GS-4 preordered today. Now I just have to wait until November to get it!
...that if you look back at my blog, there are plenty of inconsistencies. I hope you can track everything down, though.
Also, an update on the Sumpter Valley Post-
First off, the track gauge being determined by Roman horse only goes back to the fact that early British railways were horse-pulled, and the rails had to be wide enough for two horses to walk side by side. This later led to the British gauge, which was copoied in the U.S.
Second, the Sumpter Valley Mikado No. 19 is down for its
You know, that one show on SyFy that has the small town with all the crazy scientists? You know, EUReKA?
So far, the new season is coming along nicely. Yes, it is strange for Tess to be in Eureka, Kevin ot be normal, Henry to be married, Zane to still be in jail, the fonder to be in 2010, and Fargo to be the head of GD.
Yes, you heard me. The world is doomed.
My little brother's Coaster equipment didn't go well with his Alaska railroad rolling stock. And my Alaska Railroad SD70 didn't go well with Union Pacific, Southern Pacific, and Santa Fe. Although I still have to buy that car before I can give it up.
ER, by the way, It's an SD70MAC and a F59PHI, not an Sd70mac and an F59phi. There's a difference, as shown in SD70ACe.
Since this is a blog that has a railroading theme to it, I'd thought I'd mention some notable locomotives in the U.S. Not all are listed here.
SP 4449: The only surviving GS-4 steam locomotive, pulled the American Freedom Train. Operational, Portland, OR. 4-8-4
SP&S 700: The only surviving E-1 class Steam locomotive. Operational, Portland, OR. 4-8-4
Pere Marquette 1225: The basis for the locomotive in The Polar Express. Operational, Owosso, MI. 2-8-4. (Did I spell that right?)
How many of you have heard about plans to build High Speed Rail lines in Florida and California (among other places)? Anyone who said no has got to get a better grip on modern communication. It's been news for a while. But why is it needed?
Easy. Airports are becoming overcrowded. Highways too. Conventional rail can't always get people around fast enough. High speed rail (Defined in the U.S. as over 125 mph) could decrease travel times a lot. (The max train speed in many places is 79 mph.) Th
There are plans to put a G-scale (also called Large Scale) in our backyard. There will be a main loop with a 3 track yard and 2 spur sidings on one end, and an additional passing siding on the other end of the loop. A branch line will also cross the back of the main line twice before heading up to a town on the hill. The eventual goal will also be to have all our trains radio controlled so we don't have to worry about a ton of power feeds.
The first phase (this year) will simply be grading,
I hope you saw the news ticker on the Hero Factory Website that requested a ton of candles for BZPower's birthday. That's gold, there. The link (I hope)
Second off...how many updates can you put in a title? I don't know, But I'll find out!
On to model railroading...one of my favorite manufacturers is coming out with one that I'm incredibly excited about: an N scale model of SP GS-4 4449 in the American Freedom Train scheme! AWESOME!
Though I'm wondering if I would rather have that, or a
I would like to start by thanking BZPower for giving everyone Premier Membership for a week. It's really nice.
Now, on to the updates!
The end of May marked this year's 8th grade trip for our school. It was a lot of fun. Between Great Wolf Lodge (Centralia, WA), the Point Defiance Zoo, going to the rock and roll/science fiction museum, watching the Mariners beat the Padres 15-8, seeing the Coast Starlight twice (once heading to the station, the second to the coach yard.) going to the Space
I recently aquired some interesting stuff:
A Vivistar camera (with soundless movies and good pictures)
A NCE Cab-04p for my DCC system
A book: WARRIORS Omen of the stars: The Fourth Apprentice
Toa Tahu Stars
Toy story green army men (LEGO)
Ah... winter break.
Over the time spent, i purchased:
1 Kato USA N scale model of EMD's SD70ACe in Union Pacific's Southern Pacific Heritage scheme.
Several packs of track to match what i got on Dec 25.
On Dec 24-25, i recieved
1 Kato USA Unitrack double track plate girder bridge-black N scale
1 Kato USA Unitrack bumper type c 2 pack N scale
1 Tomix curved turnout Nscale- NOT COMPATIBLE W/ UNITRACK
1 Bachmann DDA40X (DD40AX) Nscale w/ DCC-Union Pacific No 6927
2 Hubert's Bethgon Coalpor
Great Wolf Lodge. Or rather, the one i'm in, located in **CENSORED**.
This place has everything! Indoor waterpark! Ice Cream shop! MagiQuest game! Kitchen sink!
oops. sorry! My brain is still rattled from that stairwell incident.
This place could use laser tag... but it's still cool!(if pricey)
Today was really painfull. In gym class, we're doing badmitton. As I walked off the stage (warm-ups) I jumped off the 2nd or 3rd step.
I hit the top of the stairwell.
You should not there are only 4-6 stairs, so it's not a talll stairwell. The result was not major laughter, but rather, a splitting headache... and as i later found out, perhaps a dent in my head. I jumped up, Hit head, hit stairs. Ouch.
I asked someone some questions about that, and got surprising answers.
On the plus side,
Sorry about the time lapse guys.
Dec 14: School concert/skit (Dean Yule)
Nov... after Thanksgiving: Trainshow in Medford (& regroup with old friends)
Made 2 major deals @ show.
Today: Next post
Recent train aqquisitions: More track
Decoder for above loco
1st off- how many updates can i come up with?
2nd- I just got back from a trip to the Willamette Valley. I got a really cool book that's basically a guide to the Percy Jackson And the Olympians series called DEMIGODS AND MONSTERS. You should get it.
3rd- I saw a bunch of trains on this trip, from a little "moo-train" at a corn maze to Amtrak's Cascades.
Out of time. Bye.
Wendsday (how do you spell that?)
Othrodontist in Ontario, Oregon. Spacer removed. Colors change from red and blue to orange and dark (Pullman) green.
Too much eaten at Golden Corral, Nampa, Idaho. Too much spent at Costco, Nampa, Idaho.
Spotted LEGO set at Costco, Helicopter Transport, $28.99, normally $39.99.
Also, THE LEGEND REBORN at $12.99. Recommendation, pick up quickly.
I got a new toy...an NCE Power Cab DCC system!
It's really cool...but it won't run decoderless engines, as it should .
It works, though. I can run 3 engines, though later more.
I'm gonna show it to a friend soon!
This is an entry for my procrastinations
I'd go to bed, but I'm explaining ADD, which is Attention Deficit Disor- Look! A Butterfly!
I'd eat dinner, but A cebu is eating my shoe
I would goplay with my KATO NSCALE GS-4 4-8-4 No 4449 SOUTHERN PACIFIC DAYLIGHT ENGINE choo choos, but that strikeout took a really long time.
Scale: N (1:160)
Track Plan Name: West Coal
Location: Somewhere here(Look for N Scale Track Plans)
Size of Plan: 3ft by 15ft
Our size: 3 1/2ft by 12ft
We cut off the right end
Track: Kato UNITRACK
Here's a filler between last entry and now.
7th grade done & gone.
New AKRR SD70MAC engine
Kato UNITRACK comes
New railroad built
100th fair. Some LEGO figures sto- er, really fun fair.
8th grade starts
Events not in order.