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72482Re: [OT]Re: [Z_Scale] Track work - a lighter side

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  • de Champeaux Dominique
    Mar 12, 2013
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      Thanks for the kind commentZ Reynard! That's true, this mexican shortline is definitly amazing... A railroad looking like abandonned and invaded with weed... Somewhere you don't see any track, you don't even suspect there's a railroad just over there, and suddenly here comes a train from nowhere, rocking and screeching, running besides wreck buildings... I fell in love with it and my purpose is to build a Z scale layout that will depict it. I'll just have to protect my locomotives's truck underneath in order to prevent static grass from beeing swallowed by gearing....But paradoxically, as this railroad will be more challenging to build than my 1st project (the Tehachapi Pass) it will be more fun to operate as well, because dedicated to switching operations, such as any other shortline...

      --- En date de : Mar 12.3.13, Reynard Wellman <micron@...> a écrit :

      De: Reynard Wellman <micron@...>
      Objet: Re: [OT]Re: [Z_Scale] Track work - a lighter side
      À: z_scale@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Mardi 12 mars 2013, 13h39

      Hi Dom,

      Wonderful links to railroad and aeronautical videos. Your research on
      the Mexican branch lines of the Yucatan is fun on many levels.
      Thank you for sharing.

      On Mar 11, 2013, at 4:02 PM, de Champeaux Dominique wrote:

      > Some 5 years ago I shot the video below, in Yucatan, Mexico. I was lucky enough to hold the railroad dispatcher's phone number, and lucky enough to manage to speak a few words of spanish. Provided there is only one to two trains a week each way on this railroad, every time I spent a few days in Cancun I gave the dispatcher a phone call, and very kindly he told me the next scedules... Then I just had to rent a car and to join the train at known spots, provided I knew its time of departure from Merida and its average speed (~10 mph).
      > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REXN6uGfTDE&list=UU7wCE2Fk3jnlH_dVBdZt-xw&index=9

      > The train looks like tilted to its right hand side because I put my digital camera on the automobile's roof, that wasn't fully flat... But the screetch of wheels and the twisting cars give an idea of track condition!
      > Dom




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