is this plausable

is this plausable

Postby jmass » Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:23 pm

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a mix match of north american freight cars pulled by euro power.
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Re: is this plausable

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:10 pm

Plausible? Somewhat.

There have been a number of locomotives built in the US for export to Europe, such as the double ended PH37ACmi, if the loco for export is to be run on the rails here, then at least an adaptor coupler will be fitted to one or both ends.

The liklihood of such a lash up happening is damn near zero, though.

The CC 21000 that became Amtrak X996 would be a better example of a European engine hauling North American rolling stock, as it is likely that it hauled some right of way cars during its testing phase some years back.
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Re: is this plausable

Postby ConducTTor » Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:09 am

Not prototypically. But, there's a bit of fantasy in any model railroad. It's up to you how far that fantasy goes.
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Re: is this plausable

Postby Marquette » Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:07 am

Let's say, it can be, if you pick the right equipment.

A Roco M62 would go superbly pulling Gold Coast's 1937 AAR boxcars, and on the same layout, a PVM Alco FA1 pulling German-made passenger cars.

This, of course, would put your location in Cuba.
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Re: is this plausable

Postby Arseny » Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:00 am

As for me, the BR118/119 is not looking plausible with the American cars - it is too "European-style".
But if you take some other locomotive, it would be more plausible.
For example, NOHAB (also known as NSB Di3 or Hungarian M61) - it is a licenced copy of EMD F-unit. Of course, exterior differs, but it seems to me it is "American-style"
Also, maybe, you can use some "bonnet" switchers, like new Piko switcher G1206, or Tillig's V100 or V60. Or BR107/T435. It seems to me they are looking "American-style" too.

Also if you like steam era it seems to me that BR56 is looking like PRR H8a locomotive:

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Re: is this plausable

Postby Marquette » Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:38 am

Off the top of my head, I know of a couple of Europeans that came over here. Most famous of course are probably the Krauss-Maffei diesels for Rio Grande and SP, but those had a unique look to them.

Of the European-looking stuff, well, there was a MaK four-axle switcher (DB V65 I believe - similar in appearance to the DR V60) that ran on Canadian National for a while in the late 1950s... Romanian-made Faur switchers (MAV class M42 and M47 I believe) also showed up somewhere in the US... as well as, sometime in the last decade, some Russian locomotives in Texas somewhere...

However! If you're freelancing you can do as you like! I've often daydreamed, that if I were insanely rich I'd buy the Southern Railway of British Columbia, re-electrify it and use various European electric locos and EMUs to run on it...
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Re: is this plausable

Postby Arseny » Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:55 am

Marquette wrote:Of the European-looking stuff, well, there was a MaK four-axle switcher (DB V65 I believe - similar in appearance to the DR V60) that ran on Canadian National for a while in the late 1950s...


Fine! Do you have some photos?

Marquette wrote:sometime in the last decade, some Russian locomotives in Texas somewhere...


TEM7. But as I know they did not get the sertification...
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Re: is this plausable

Postby jmass » Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:18 pm

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i would say that this would be very passable. painted black with norfolk southen decals.
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Re: is this plausable

Postby Marquette » Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:21 pm

jmass wrote:
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i would say that this would be very passable. painted black with Southern decals.


Corrected that for you ;)

Seriously, though, it'd look plausible as a Thoroughbred or in a Tuxedo!
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Re: is this plausable

Postby Marquette » Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:46 pm

Arseny:

Here it is:

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