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Chops124
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As much as I enjoy goofing off making satires about model trains,
I occasionally try to do something half serious. Not sure that I
ever posted this, regarding the former Auto Train (1971 to 1981).

https://youtu.be/r3e-TQoMcYw
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Very Nice!
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no boxcar?
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Nice Auto-Train tribute video in HO-Scale, Chops!
"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in Heaven." - Matthew 5:16

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Nice Auto-Train tribute video in HO-Scale, Chops!

Originally posted by RP model railroads - May 20 2019 :  1:06:07 PM


I agree it was cool
But I am looking for a original 8wd chassis for mine since the original succumbed to Zinc Rot
that why I got mine cheap
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Auto Train Redeux:

https://youtu.be/o38Uw-3r29M

As I continued to try to assemble something semi-proto.
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cool
Auto-Train had 2 different cabooses
Wide Vision & a Drover's type
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Interesting set Jeff. Autos are second fiddle in comparison to the railroad.

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Rode the original on Christmas Eve 1979


Has NOT caught on due to politics
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well here are pix to the auto-train caboose
http://www.themetrains.com/auto-train-consist-0091-caboose.htm

course I'd not minding finding these!
http://www.themetrains.com/auto-train-facilities-lorton-van.htm
http://www.themetrains.com/auto-train-facilities-sanford-ford-van-4005.htm

the whole page to make us auto-train lovers drool!
http://www.themetrains.com/auto-train-main.htm
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Great stuffs, Busss, I had absolutely no clue that AT ran
cabooses, and the vans are mega cool!

Siding, you are one lucky deputy dawg!
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"I occasionally try to do something half serious. Not sure that I ever posted this regarding the former Auto Train from 1971 to 1981."




Originally posted by Chops124 on May 19 2019.


Classic in action. Nicely done Jeff.

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"Auto Train Redeux"



Originally posted by Chops124 on May 20 2019.

Great to see this again Jeff.



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https://www.themetrains.com/auto-train-m-bachmann-ho-scale-models.htm


http://www.trainweb.org/fredatsf/auto-train.htm


Many subsections to view the model trains.

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Memories.




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Another trip back in time.




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Although gone the original train colors live on in miniature.




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THIS has been SAVED & is now in Florida awaiting restoration!
DO WANT!!!

Edited by - microbusss on November 24 2022 9:26:11 PM
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Near the end of the video we see their caboose.






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there is a book on this
Amtrak is doing this now


will be searching for loco since mine succumbed to Zinc Rot

Edited by - microbusss on November 25 2022 10:48:33 AM
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quote:
there is a book on this
Amtrak is doing this now


will be searching for loco since mine succumbed to Zinc Rot


Originally posted by microbusss - November 25 2022 :  10:47:06 AM




You should be able to find an Athearn U28B, U30B or U33B at a train show for cheap. You will probably have to do minor modifications to the Bachmann shell to get it to fit but in the end it would probably run as well as if not better than the original unit.
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You should be able to find an Athearn U28B, U30B or U33B at a train show for cheap. You will probably have to do minor modifications to the Bachmann shell to get it to fit but in the end it would probably run as well as if not better than the original unit.
Originally posted by jward - November 25 2022 :  12:54:29 PM


mm nopes didn't find one
nor did I find anything on my list
but I did find that 1 church by Faller with the skylights that are crosses
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