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*** Welcome to the TF Railroader News. ***
** Home of the best in informative railroad information action and excitement. We hope all our brother and sister model railroad chief engineers here at the TYCO Forum use this as a platform to release current and past developments' of there railroads. Additional desk space is aviable here at the offices of the Tyco Railroad Press for more reporters and photographers willing to perpetuate the reporting of all this associated information involving Model railroad operations' in there respective areas.
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* Transfer and initial test runs have been completed on the pair of I1 decapods Transferred from Pennsylvania's Frankford Roundhouse . To The Catford, London Roundhouse. Chief Engineer Catford Ken has said initial test runs are completed with positive results. This pair of Hippos soon to be joined by a L1 mikado, and H9 consolidation will help relieve the power shortage on main line freight service. The presents of these Belpaired Boilered Beasts will provide local railfans with many remembrance's full of moments seeing these powerful locomotives working with and alongside British Built Bulldogs. It will be a sight to be seen.
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chief enginner,
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after initial tests and rest,said hippos are settling down to a much more sedate form of life and railfan reports are good,everybodies looking forward to more locos to join them in this great moment of co-operation between 2 great nations,more to follow,reported by catfordken

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I sure hope Catford Ken has thought about Britain's loading gauges! Those Decapods may take some platforms along with them! As for the British locos transferring over to my 'side of the pond', everyone at my roundhouse thinks they must have come from a miniature railway somewhere!! Especially after servicing the UP 844 coming through town!
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hi chris the gwr lines were originally made for 7ft gauge locos so alls well there,thanks to brunel,and his over enginnering,hope you get some great photos ken
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It seems that it is not known that this is a place where news releases are posted on things pertaining to our site and what is going on with members. Please no attacks on another's model railroading. It is not a place to nitpick on each other. Get into the spirit of just having fun. Not at someone else's expense.
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press release,
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april 9th 2010
the board have decided the the home passenger trains will be the livery of the gwr,brunswick green,red boiler bands,and gold lettering with red shadowing,and all freight locos will be as pennsylvania colours and display the initials pgw (pennsy great western) on tender sides,ken


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second of the decapods joined the pgw for a trial stint on the southeastern routes,mainly london to penzance,a report will be published,as and when required
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Those are some nice coaches Ken! Are they recent models? What maker?
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The PGW press release states that the two recently transferred I1sa decapods have been unleashed upon the London area railroad community. Very positive reports place these locomotives right up there with the highly successful 9f class in their ability to attract railfans. These smooth running Hippo's are performing well. Their wailing whistles announce their location to railfans searching them out..
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Am curious as to the extended bay window on these cars What are they for?
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cheez,they were released by hornby to replace the short triang ones,and are highly collectable,fetching silly money at times,£40+ on ebay,but i never pay more than £10/12,microbusss the extensions to sides are for the guard to look forward and rear of train whilst in motion,ken
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ah thanks kinda like a bayside caboose
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Well done, I like how the two of you played this out.
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its just a bit of fun,but we like it,i think,2 more preserved locos to join the fleet,i sourced uk side other from the us, ken

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Today a old coach has been added to the preserved branch, of the PGW. It was found among some other old coaches on a siding along Piney Creek, near Springfield Junction, in Ganister Pa. The coach with the others were taken back to the car shop at Frankford. Cleanup and restoration to follow.
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glad to see progress on the pgw going well,coach looks great,who was the coachbuilder,ken

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A name plate discovered, lists the manufacture of this coach as being, The Liliput Custom car works, Austria.
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nice addition to pgw ken
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Today marks the arrival of 4 more locos transferred from the usa dept of the pgw,all awaiting full tests before being released onto the British rails,Catfordken Chief Engineer,UK PGW



this loco below to be repainted in wartime grey and black with wd decals


FULL TEST REPORT TO FOLLOW
THIS PACIFIC IS READY FOR PAINT DEPARTMENT TO APPLY NAMES AND NUMBERS

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Report on Missing detail onTyco, Mantua Pacific almost never installed,

Ken ; been thinking about you mantua pacific and the missing detail. On the side in the photo. Mantua has allowed for a throttle linkage to be added. From the cab forward atop the boiler is the turret valves enclosure , generator, bell, safety valves, steam dome, then sand dome, and stack. On the side below the steam dome is a angled do jigger, it has a pivot point in the middle. When you move the top of the bar back to the cab the bottom moves forward. It s is used to reverse the motion of the throttle linkage to the throttle valve in the smoke box. Mantua has predrilled the holes for the rods on every pacific boiler they have made, but only a few have ever installed this detail. You can see three predrilled holes for the rod from the reverse link to the throttle arm. Handrail stanchions like the ones holding the handrails are used to hold a length a handrail wire cut to fit between the two arms. A second piece of wire is cut to fit from the cab to the top of the reverse link. there are holes predrilled for this rod also.
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* Here is a pacific boiler I have installed the throttle on. Also the boiler is mounted on a Mikado drive to give the appearance of the USRA look used by the Erie RR.


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will check it out ken
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Ken,

I like your AHM-Kader Side Tanker. I have one one in Peabody livery, and another painted in military green. Bachmann's version was a saddletank shell with the same chassis, and the shell tooling was later upgraded for their Spectrum 0-6-0.

Here's the service sheet should you... er, I mean the PGW backshops require them.




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many thanks NickelPlate759,will check em out,and a nice pacific/mikado conversion ken
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* A press release from the mechanical department at the PGW's Frankford branch lists the first locomotive to be lettered for the PGW as a ten wheeler manufactured by the Wrenn Railway Machinery Company, known as locomotive #56. The locomotive will retain its number. Certain changes will be made to allow for it be run on US railroads for nighttime operations. The addition of a bell for standard signaling will also be done.
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A followup report on Locomotive # 56. A photo of it was taken by our roving reported who was out shooting picts of Cheery trees in bloom.# 56 can be seen here with train it tow on the spur to the mainline. With headlight, bell, and new road name.
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your making great progress,as always uk branches are slower,but back to business it sure look good with its attachments,i on other hand have to remove said items and add uk versions,and am awaiting decals from factory,good work toptrain
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It has been reported to me from a source that second PGW locomotive has been seen pulling out of a stall in the Frankford roundhouse. I have received no official report from the Chief Engineer at the Frankford facility. We are sending our sneaky photographer, Sneaky Photographer out to see if a photo can be obtained honestly or dishonestly. Look for a special report soon on this matter.
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5/1/10

* Our photographer, Sneaky Photography has a little bit of info for those interested. He took this photo from the inside of a dumpster opposite the Station at Frankford. A regular freight was being run but with a special locomotive. When asked why he was in the dumpster taking the photo Sneaky said " I thought the photo being so news shattering, someone would try to stop me" This is one dedicated journalist. Maybe a prize winner. But does he smell badddd.
* It seems That Sneaky has found the next Locomotive to be assigned to the PGW.


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Here is the next PGW locomotive. This Great Western locomotive. Its US upgrads are evident in the photo. The bell was there from a previous trip here. The Pennsy not wanting to deface the paint skeam placed a printed Pennsylvania centered above the Great Western emblum.

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* Rumors resound in the railroad world. Concerning a possible further transfer of locomotives east to west across the pond from the Catford Branch of the Pennsylvania Great Western to it US East coast branch in Frankford ( Bayonne ) New Jersey. This is not pertaining to Freight and switching locomotives but first Line Passenger service locomotion. All ears will be turned east, awaiting confirmation of this rumor.
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the uk branch of pgw can confirm that the loco shown below is being prepared for export
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Todays news. The PWG at Frankford has made arragements to house 3 streamlined Locomotives now in shippment from the Catford, London Branch. A photo has been released here of a Pacific type loco. It is finished in British Railway Green, is numbered 60031, named the "Golden Plover", and is of the Streamlined A4 class.
A three stall roundhouse has been set asside for these soon to be ariving locomotives.

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Yesterday two side tank locomotives were photograhped near the Frankford Roundhouse. Skilled interviewing by our photographer, Sneaky Photographer, revealed that they are here for a repainting to Pennsylvania Great Western specifications. There is also some info on a updateing for the reciently converted American class tanker. Thats it for now.
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Well our photrographer, Sneaky Photographer, has come back from a short time off with this photo off the completed PGW # 34 and #78. They are assigned to the tourist runs only. They wwill be pulling 1860 and 1880 era equipment for the tourists to enjoy.


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Sneaky has done it again. While crawiling aound in dung piles he was able to snape this photo taken railside at the Frankford station. He's one sneakey guy.


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REPORTED BY ; TOPTRAIN FRANK

* Today while speaking with Sneaky, He told me of another PGW project being started at the Frankford Roundhouse. It is being done behind closed doors. Very Huss, Huss. Information was leaked to him in regards to a addition to the PGW locomotive roster. I have the information but can't reveal it at this time. Very Huss , Huss. If you come closer I'll whisper it to you. " psss#$&^%#pss%&. @pssss%%#% ^sss&$% *@%$*(*^s %#@" Ok that's it. Don't tell anyone.

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* Here on the shipping track sit two reconditioned and properly painted PGW locomotives. All work was done here at the Frankford branch. They are awaiting word for release to shipping. This will come upon settlement for proper replacement locomotive.
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* The Frankford Roundhouse is buzzing today. The talk is all about the awaited and now received 3 Streamlined Locomotives, all pacific types. The "Mallard", Golden Plover, and The City of Lancaster". The first two are of the A4 class. Both locomotives are in excellent condition. the Golden Plover is still wearing it "Queen of Scots" plack. Both these locomotives are also from the British Railway. the last is a Coronation Class Streamliner "City of Lancaster", of a different style from the A4s. More about these locomotives and photos are to come.

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* The three new streamliners are now at home in there roundhouse. Assignments will commence in a few day. Sneaky Photographer has come up with a few photos

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**Reporting ; Toptrain Frank.
Another release from Catford branch. Chief Engineer Catford Ken has let me know that another loco swap of 3 Princess class pacific's in return for # 89, # 91, and a PRR K4 ( penn-Line) has been arraigned. All Frankford Branch locos were actualy here at roundhouse and ready to go, and are shipped. Catford engine repair have pulled in the 3 princess, and taken them out of service. They are being readied for shipment. This is a exciting time again.
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This afternoon a special train hauled onto railway property four pacific type locomotives. These are locomotives transfered here from the Catford London Branch of the PGW. Three are Princess class and the fourth a Central Pacific TC class. Sneaky Photographer was able to get these photos of the 4 lined up on entrance tracks to the turntable. There tenders are now full. They will go into the roundhouse for serviceing,then the wash rack for a cleaning.
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1--CP rail TC class Pacific # 2335
2--The Princess Royal BR # 46200
3--Princess Elizabeth BR # 46201
4--Princess Victoria BR # 46205
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* Rebuilding a pair of triang 0-6-0t type locomotives.

* The PGW Frankford Branch has completed rebuilding and Painting of the two 0-6-0t's . They were originally manufactured at the Triang Locomotives Works in Great Britain. Originally made for the British Railway and transferred over to the Frankford Branch at Bergen Point, of the Pennsylvania Great Western Railway from there Catford, London Branch. Now locomotives # 3 and 2 they will be seen all over the Frankford branch and at times on the Pennsylvania RR , CRRof NJ, ANNA and other neighboring Railroads. Restricted use to daylight hours.


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* The Frankford Branch is preparing a shipment of tranfered Locomotives to the Catford, London Branch. Two Light USRA Mikados and being prepaired for shipment as this release is posted. Some requested parts are on the way also.
* Roomers persist of a eventual shipment of a PRR class E6, PRR class B6 or PRR class A5. Nothing is firm at this time but possiable.
* In the works is a Blue Corination class Pacific for transfer back across the pond to Frankford shops at Bergen Point.

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Two days ago Sneaky and I went out to our connection with the ANNA RR at Saylorsburg PA. I was following up on a report by one of our conductors in reference to track conditions at this facility. The ANNA RR had notified us of some construction at this location. The ANNA RR is replacing it engine facility at Saylorsburg. We had some locomotives on site at this time. Sneaky took some photos of the new engine facility.





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That is for the tourest at the Muesum.
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A SEAGULL CAME TODAY
* TODAY WAS A INTRESTING DAY AT THE FRANKFORD ROUNDHOUSE !
* Under it's own power. Steaming in to the Frankford, Bergen Point Station a blue Seagull came roaring in. Sneaky almost fell off of the platform taking the photo. A blue, and black, with all its drivers and pilot wheels painted red, Streamlined A4 in LNER paint arrived. All of it's brothers and sisters are out working the Saylorsburgh branch of the ANNA RR being road tested. It is days early. Wasn't expected till next Monday or Tuesday. A very Pleasent supprise.
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