VideoHere a multi gen set WDM2G pulls out of Swai Madhupur junction with a goods train. This is the latest ALCO, based on the WDM3D with it’s same under-frame and high-adhesion bogies. The single 3300 hp engine of the WDM3D has been replaced by three 800 hp “gensets” which can work individually in parallel. This means that one, two or three of the Gensets can be operated depending on the situation and power required, translating into tremendous energy-efficiency (two engines can be shut down while running light or idling). Looks only vaguely like the Indian ALCOs and more like American locomotives
Here two WDM2's have a very long goods train up a steep grade helped with a WDM3D banker. The banker un-couples after the grade and the two WDM2's take loop around the upper deck of my layout
Here is a German BR85 with DCC sound and dynamic smoke. Thisis a very well built model and the video of it introduces all sound effects built into the decoder.
The Class 85 of the German Federal Railways was a three-cylinder 2-10-2 tank locomotive built for both passenger and freight service in the Black Forest region of Germany. Ten of these locomotives were built by Henschel from 1932-1933. Specifically, the 85 saw service on the Hoellental line as a helper/pusher locomotive, and allowed the Hoellental line to do away with rack operations in 1933. The 85 developed 1500 HP and had a maximum speed of 49 MPH (80 KPH). Nine of the ten 85s survived the Second World War and continued to serve the DB until 1961 when the last one was retired. Today 85 007 survives in non operating state in the old locomotive facility of Freiburg im Breisgau.
Here a Fireless steam engine, which were used at sugar mills or in areas where sparks were a problem on my test track. I use this test track to configure my locos. Also shown is DecorderPro which drives the test rack and the throttle application in it.
Here a Colonial class 2-6-0 Tank locomotive is hauling a goods train from the Bombay Yard.
Here a MacArthur American War Department meter gauge 2-8-2 loco puffing smoke hooks up a goods train and sets out of Bombay yard.
MAWD's were a common sight on the meter gauge lines of the Southern Railway
Here a T class builds a goods train shunting between three tracks using a three way switch (point) [ one tracks switches to three), it attaches various freight wagons. Note the movements of the points as it switches tracks.
WDM3D shunting on my layout. It passes a stopped train and then backs up on the same track as stopped train.
I am of Indian descent and moved to the USA in Mid 1970's. Model Railroads and Model Remote Controlled Aircraft are my two hobbies both of which I have been pursuing since my childhood in India.