S. Berliner, III's sbiii.com Model Railroad Continuation Page 8 keywords = model rail train Bill Schopp Z HO scale Ztrack Western Fruit Express WFEX Great Northern GN Pennsylvania Pennsy PRR Berlinerwerke Vest Pocket Long Island Degnon Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal BEDT Marion River Carry Adirondack Atlas ATCO UP M-10000 articulation truck

Updated:   18 May 2017; 12:40  ET
[Page created 21 Jan 2014
    original AT&T Worldnet Website begun 30 May 1996.]

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S. Berliner, III
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Rail, Auto, Air, Ordnance, and Model Enthusiast
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note - The vast bulk of my massive Web presence (over 485 pages) had been hosted by AT&T's WorldNet service since 30 May 1996; they dropped WorldNet effective 31 Mar 2010 and I have been scrambling to transfer everything.  Everything's saved but all the links have to be changed, mostly by hand.  See my sbiii.com Transfer Page for any updates on this tedious process.


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Model Railroad Continuation Page 8

RAILROADING



Continuation of SB,III's MODEL RAILROADING Page, et seq.


NOTE:  It would appear that my pages were limited by AT&T, without warning, to 30kB!  Thus, I was forced to add this continuation page and separate pages to fit the lengthy Berlinerwerke saga in HO and Z scales.


INDEX

[To conserve space, this index has been truncated by removing some detail links;
go to the pages indicated - they are each indexed fully.]
On the MAIN mrr page:
    Sunrise Trail Division (STD) of the
        Northeastern Region (NER) of the
        National Model Railroad Association (NMRA)
    Long Island - Sunrise Trail Chapter (LIST) of the
        National Railway Historical Society (NRHS)
    Long Island Live Steamers,     and model railroading miscellany at the end.

On MRR Continuation Page 2:
    Vest Pocket Railroads You Can Model
        (continued on MRR page 5):
    Marion River Carry Railroad.         (now moved to its own page)
    Degnon Terminal Railroad, plus
        Murrer's Sidings
        Kearney Sidings
    as well as (on an LIRR page):
      Blissville/Laurel Hill,     Blissville Sidings
    Laurel Hill Sidings
    and Maspeth and Fresh Pond -
    Maspeth Yard
            Fresh Pond Yard
        The Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal Railroad segment was moved
            to its own separate page on 07 Sep 1999.
    New York & Atlantic Railway.

On MRR Continuation Page 3:
    Model Railroading Miscellany
    PRR/Wrong Island #007 Cabin Car
    Garden Railway Scales
    Making a Stacker from a Front End Loader
    Berlinerwerke-ALCo RSD-1m
    Model Railroading HELP!

On MRR Continuation Page 4:
    Great Northern/Western Fruit Express Reefers -
        (moved to MRR page 4 on 07 May 2001).
    Railroad Grades
    Model Railroad Photography
    More Model Railroad Miscellany, with
        Hobbytown of Boston (Bear Locomotive Co.).

On the MRR Continuation Page 5:
    Vest Pocket Railroads You Can Model - continued
    Atlas Terminals RR

On the MRR Continuation Page 6:
    Life-Like ALCo DL-109.
    Homage to Bill Schopp
.     Wayner Photos.

On the preceding MRR Continuation Page 7:
    Oyster Bay Marine Turntable
        (moved from RR Page 3 and greatly amplified 07 Jun 2004).
    HOMABED® Roadbed.
    TRACK Casting Kit.
    RMC Down the Drain?
    Santa Fé-Style Garratt.

On this MRR Continuation Page 8: (21 Jan 2014):
O-Scale UP M-10000 Articulating Truck   new (18 May 2017) Model Railroading Rail Codes (Sizes)   new (27 Mar 2017)     Model Railroading TIPS.
        HO Car Weighting.
    Model Railroading Rail Codes (Sizes).   new (27 Mar 2017)

On the Great Northern/Western Fruit Express Page:
    Great Northern/Western Fruit Express Reefers
        (moved to MRR page 4 from the main page 07 May 2001
        and to this page 10 Nov 2004).

On Z-Scale pages:
    Z-Scale
    Z-Scale Narrow Gauge (really)
    Scale and Gauge
    Scale Conversion Table
    Ztrack Magazine
    Z-Scale Miscellany
    Z-Scale Wiring Conventions
    Z-Scale Vehicles and Märklin Rubber Autos
    and much more on Page 2 and noted below.
    Sub-Z-Scale Page with
        Half-Z Scale - 1:440 Tiny Trains and even 1:900 Tiniest Trains!

[To conserve space even further, the index for material on separate pages has been removed;
see the main model RR page.


Visit the courtesy and official home pages listed in the index on the main MRR page.


You may also wish to jump to SB,III's RAILROAD Page.


MODEL RAILROADING Page 8
(Continuation of SB,III's MODEL RAILROADING Page, et seq.)

O-Scale UP M-10000 Articulating Truck   new (18 May 2017) This is an articulation truck/unit from a pre-WWII O-scale UP M-10000 train: I've had it for many years and always assumed it was from a Lionel 752e set.  It has a lightly sprung pickup roller and a light-bulb socket. m10ktruc m10ktrc2 However, it has formed sheet-metal wheels, a short wheelbase, dual supports for teh pickup roller, and skirts.  The 752e sets I've found on-line have (apparently) solid wheels, a long wheelbase, a single support for teh roller, and no skirts: m10k752e m10k752x So, what DOhave we here? It sure LOOKS like very early Lionel to my somewhat uninformed eye.  It can't be older than 1934, though, because the real M-10000 only came out then. Although time-worn, it stil carries the original Armour Yellow sides with a Leaf Brown roof and black skirts. I make the clssic assumption that this unit is RARE and thus "proceless".  If you now aht it is and don't need one, pleaase let me know what it might be.  If you know and NEED it, make me an offer I can't refuse! Model Railroading Rail Codes (Sizes)   new (27 Mar 2017) After MRR: Track is sold in sizes called "codes," which indicate the rail height in thousandths of an inch, i.e.: Code 100 (0.100"), Code 83 (0.083"), and Code 70 (0.070") are common sizes in HO scale while Code 80, Code 70, and Code 55 are used for N scale, representing sizes real railroads use. O - S - HO - CCode 100, 83 2nd TT - N - Code 80, 55 2nd Code 55 rails are 0.055 ins high while Code 80 rails have a height of 0.080 ins. Real railroad rails are at least 6 ins tall and can be taller on some roads so, at true scale, the rails would be about 0.040 ins high. Z - Code 55 (grosly oversized) From NMRA RP-15.1: TABLE 1
CODE  A    B    C    D    F    H    R 
297 .297 .250 .125 .050 .083 .062 .016
250 .250 .224 .112 .044 .073 .055 .014
208 .208 .188 .094 .038 .063 .047 .012
172 .172 .156 .078 .031 .052 .039 .010
148 .148 .132 .066 .026 .044 .033 .009
125 .125 .125 .063 .021 .035 .028 .007
100 .100 .090 .045 .018 .030 .023 .006
 83 .083 .080 .040 .016 .027 .020 .005
 70 .070 .070 .035 .014 .023 .017 .004
 55 .055 .055 .028 .011 .018 .014 .004
 40 .040 .040 .020 .008 .013 .010 .003
 32 .032 .032 .016 .006 .011 .008 .003
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where A = , B = , C = , D = F = , H = , and R = TABLE 2
PROTOTYPE EQUIVALENT SCALE RAIL HEIGHT
Scale              1/2" #1    0    S   00   HO    TT   N    Z
Ratio              24   32   48   64  76.2 87.1  120  160  220
     Std    Weight                    Height                   
PRR  155    8.000 .333 .250 .167 .125 .105 .092 .067 .050 .036
AREA 140    7.312 .305 .229 .152 .114 .096 .084 .061 .046 .033
AREA 132    7.125 .297 .223 .148 .111 .094 .082 .059 .045 .032
AREA 115    6.625 .276 .207 .138 .104 .087 .076 .055 .041 .030
AREA 100    6.000 .250 .188 .125 .094 .079 .069 .050 .038 .027
AREA  90    5.625 .234 .176 .117 .088 .074 .065 .047 .035 .026
ASCE  85    5.188 .216 .162 .108 .081 .068 .060 .043 .032 .024
ASCE  80    5.000 .208 .156 .104 .078 .066 .057 .042 .031 .023
ASCE  75    4.812 .201 .150 .100 .075 .063 .055 .040 .030 .022
ASCE  70    4.625 .193 .145 .096 .072 .061 .053 .039 .029 .021
ASCE  65    4.438 .185 .139 .092 .069 .058 .051 .037 .028 .020
ASCE  60    4.250 .177 .133 .089 .066 .056 .049 .035 .027 .019
ASCE  55    4.062 .169 .127 .085 .063 .053 .047 .034 .025 .018
ASCE  50    3.875 .161 .121 .081 .061 .051 .044 .032 .024 .018
ASCE  45    3.688 .154 .115 .077 .058 .048 .042 .031 .023 .017
ASCE  40    3.500 .146 .109 .073 .055 .046 .040 .029 .022 .016
ASCE  35    3.312 .138 .104 .069 .052 .043 .038 .028 .021 .015
ASCE  30    3.125 .130 .098 .065 .049 .041 .036 .026 .020 .014
ASCE  25    2.750 .115 .086 .057 .043 .036 .032 .023 .017 .013
*weight of rail in pounds per yard.


Model Railroading
TIPS

. [Wherein I shall pass along precious tidbits of information
acquired in over 70 years of medeling.]


Recommended HO Car Weights
  (per NMRA)

            Length in Inches, Weight in Ounces:
Length	Weight		Length	Weight
3	2½		9½	5¾
3½	2¾		10	5
4	3		10½	6¼
4½	3¼		11	6½
5	3½		11½	6¾
5½	3¾		12	7
6	4		12½	7¼
6½	4¼		13	7½
7	4½		13½	7¾
7½	4¾		14	8
8	5		14½	8¼
8½	5¼		15	8½
9	5½		15½	8¾

[Not that I practice what I preach here; most of my cars are exactly as heavy as they came out of the box!
Still, if your cars derail readily in a string, it wouldn't hurt to check the weight.]

A mail scale is the simplest, least-expensive way to measure car weight.


{More tips to follow as I get a round tuit.}



If you like model railroading nonsense (and good tips), take a gander at Jim Wells' incredible

and at the AW NUTS Magazine site, "A Publication of the A.W. N.U.T.S. Garden Railway Society".


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