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Postby dileTTante » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:19 am

Very entertaining. Thank you. Are those solar panels on the roof?
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Re: TT Pilgrimage

Postby anotherTTnut » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:24 am

Yes they are.
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Re: TT Pilgrimage

Postby ConducTTor » Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:06 pm

HA! I actually googled Modellbahnwelt on the map once just cause I was curious and yeah - in the middle of NO WHERE LOL!

I'm guessing most of the 200 customers are HO. Water proof so it can be thrown out of a train? That's freaking awesome HAHA! Gotta have the trains man, gotta have the trains!

Thx for the contact info although I'm not sure if I'll end up using it. After the countless failed attempts at getting some help from Tillig my designs have moved so far from using their parts that there's no point. But who knows.

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Re: TT Pilgrimage

Postby Arseny » Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:18 pm

ConducTTor wrote:I'm guessing most of the 200 customers are HO. Water proof so it can be thrown out of a train? That's freaking awesome HAHA! Gotta have the trains man, gotta have the trains!


I watched the "Chuggington" animated cartoon with my son; in one serie young novice "trainees" trained to pick up and deliver postal packages from/to the station without stopping at the station.
...I was sure it's usual practice for American railroads, no? :?
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Re: TT Pilgrimage

Postby TinGoat » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:11 pm

Arseny wrote:I watched the "Chuggington" animated cartoon with my son; in one serie young novice "trainees" trained to pick up and deliver postal packages from/to the station without stopping at the station.
...I was sure it's usual practice for American railroads, no? :?


Yes, mail hooks were used on NA railroads:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railway_post_office

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuHvzeKAPEo

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Re: TT Pilgrimage

Postby Arseny » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:59 pm

TinGoat wrote:Yes, mail hooks were used on NA railroads:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railway_post_office


WERE ? But not used today?

"the last surviving railway post office running on rails between New York and Washington, D.C. was discontinued on June 30, 1977"
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Re: TT Pilgrimage

Postby Marquette » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:33 pm

Now I'm not sure. Are they still used up here in Canada on more remote lines like the CN/VIA line up to Churchill, MB?
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Re: TT Pilgrimage

Postby TinGoat » Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:02 pm

Marquette wrote:Now I'm not sure. Are they still used up here in Canada on more remote lines like the CN/VIA line up to Churchill, MB?


I said "used" = in the past.

Now everything is moved by truck or plane.
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Re: TT Pilgrimage

Postby dileTTante » Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:37 pm

anotherTTnut wrote:Anytime this costumers orders he requests to have his package sealed waterproof so it can be chucked out of a driving train since it doesn't stop at his location.

There's a movie about this, I think, called 'Throw Model From The Train'.
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Re: TT Pilgrimage

Postby Marquette » Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:38 pm

TinGoat wrote:
Marquette wrote:Now I'm not sure. Are they still used up here in Canada on more remote lines like the CN/VIA line up to Churchill, MB?


I said "used" = in the past.

Now everything is moved by truck or plane.


Okay. I just seem to recall not that many years ago something about the Churchill train, and them still delivering mail from that... maybe more than not that many, but definitely within my sentient lifetime... :P
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