Athearn Announced Tri-Rail models

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Postby ApproachMedium » Sun May 25, 2008 1:22 am

Tomorrow if I have some time I will be doing some video editing. Just got home from my model railroad club and got some nice shots of the engine with the working marker and ditch lights. Also did some video clips. Hopefully I can compile them into a single video to share with you all soon.
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Postby darkcurves » Sun May 25, 2008 3:11 am

Woohoo!! Cant wait for it, there isnt much video on Tri-Rail models on the net even though they are sold out almost instantly. I am thinking of getting another set of Tri-Rail coaches, anyone knows where it's still available?
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Postby ApproachMedium » Mon May 26, 2008 10:18 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvL6RmzA7Cc

Enjoy all!!!

And yes, I am from NJ, and yes thats an NJT train at the end. My primary modeling is NJ Transit.
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Postby darkcurves » Mon May 26, 2008 12:45 pm

Very nice video, the loco looks great with marker lights. Was it easy to install DCC decoder in this loco? I heard it's not DCC ready.
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Postby 262 » Mon May 26, 2008 2:35 pm

Cool vdeo.Try here for Trirail Coachs http://www.hobbysuperstore.com/browse.cfm/2,202.html Warrick Custom Hobby Superstore Plantation Fl.
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Re: HO Scale models

Postby BlockLine_4111 » Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:55 pm

I saw an operational HO model at the club inside the Deerfield Beach depot last month. They ran it in push and pull modes on a nice sized layout.
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Postby Kurt-Trirail » Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:03 am

darkcurves wrote:Interesting, i never knew Walthers released F40PH in Tri-Rail colours. Oddly, i have never seen it on any layouts, videos and photos before. Kurt, do you still remember the exact year it was released?

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2000/2001, if I recall correctly. Delivered with an incorrect silver chassis as one would have found on the as-delivered F40PHL-2's, but numbered correctly for the ex-Amtrak units which never wore the early variant of the original scheme.

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Re: Athearn Announced Tri-Rail models

Postby ApproachMedium » Tue Sep 23, 2008 7:44 am

Too bad you cant find these anymore!
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Re: Athearn Announced Tri-Rail models

Postby darkcurves » Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:13 am

Yeah, i wouldnt mind getting one no matter how crappy the quality is. Btw, recently i had my Kato F40PH repainted to Tri-Rail loco. It's not exactly like the prototype plus some of the paint has chipped off during shipping.

I bought the one with the marker light, not the Amtrak version:

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Re: Athearn Announced Tri-Rail models

Postby Tri Rail Modeler » Sat Nov 29, 2008 2:55 pm

Where did you get that engine painted? It looks awesome.
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Postby darkcurves » Sat Nov 29, 2008 3:16 pm

There was this guy named Josh Baako. If you want, i can PM you his email.
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Re: Athearn Announced Tri-Rail models

Postby ApproachMedium » Sun Nov 30, 2008 12:18 am

Keep your eyes peeled on youtube this week. Phase two of my exciting Tri Rail project is complete and Ill be posting a video soon.
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Re: Athearn Announced Tri-Rail models

Postby ApproachMedium » Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:04 pm

Oh crap, im really sorry I forgot to post this here as promised!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/user/NJTrainSET
Enjoy all! The Florida Tri-rail train is now electronically complete! Now for the detailing of the Loco.
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Re: Athearn Announced Tri-Rail models

Postby Kaback9 » Fri Dec 26, 2008 7:55 pm

Great Video! I really like what you have done with the cab car, I hope my NJT MLs come out that great, once I start that project.
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Re: Athearn Announced Tri-Rail models

Postby ApproachMedium » Fri Dec 26, 2008 8:27 pm

Kaback9 wrote:Great Video! I really like what you have done with the cab car, I hope my NJT MLs come out that great, once I start that project.


Thanks, keep in mind I didnt do any of the work on these. A friend of mine who runs a professional DCC installation business did it for me.
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