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Offline Craig DeShong

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1/8th scale steam locomotive "cab ride"
« on: April 29, 2018, 01:09:40 PM »
Not exactly a show, but our live steam club here in Central North Carolina has a spring and fall run when our members, some from as far away as Michigan and Florida, gather for a few days of catching up friendships and getting a chance to run their locomotives on our nearly two miles of club track.

This is a 7 1/2 inch (1/8th scale) railroad.  This spring, I took a video of my 10-wheeler pulling it's consist up the 1/2 mile grade on the railroad and thought I'd share it with you.  It was a beautiful day and in this video you get to see some of our lovely North Carolina countryside (mostly North Carolina woods) and a good view of a portion of the railroad.  Even at 1/8th scale, the "stack talk" is music to my ears.  I could just yank the throttle out and charge up the hill, but whats the fun in that?  I'd rather hear the locomotive "work".

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Re: 1/8th scale steam locomotive "cab ride"
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2018, 01:28:02 PM »
What a beautiful setting Craig. How nice it must be to take it the Springtime and listen to the sounds of the locomotive at the same time. Thanks for posting this!!!

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Re: 1/8th scale steam locomotive "cab ride"
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2018, 01:34:18 PM »
Wow, love listening to the engine working! Now that is some track! How long is it?
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Re: 1/8th scale steam locomotive "cab ride"
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2018, 01:51:54 PM »
George, the railroad is comprised (loosly) of two loops, one inside the other.  If you run both loops the distance is nearly two miles.  At a decent running speed it takes around 45 minutes to cover both loops.
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Re: 1/8th scale steam locomotive "cab ride"
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2018, 02:03:19 PM »
Amazing. Thanks for posting that. That has to be an awesome ride. The scenery is stunning.
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Re: 1/8th scale steam locomotive "cab ride"
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2018, 02:40:06 PM »
Do you ever come to the CSP&P track in Canton, GA? I'm a member there.

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Re: 1/8th scale steam locomotive "cab ride"
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2018, 03:54:06 PM »
Hi Craig,
 What a stunning track! My home club track is a bit over 200 meters....Im very jealous!

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Re: 1/8th scale steam locomotive "cab ride"
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2018, 05:02:11 PM »
Thank you for your comments. We've been building the R/R for 25 years.  Unfortunately the R/R's days are numbered as the property will be annexed by the town of Apex and sold in a few years.

Kvom.  Hanen't been to your R/R.  We don't stray far from home.
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