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Date: 03/11/19 17:21
Livin' Large, in the Permian Basin
Author: WrongWayMurphy

Fun meet in the nation's oil patch this past weekend.  Drilling/fracking activity in West Texas is insane.

New to our group is this A-B-A set of T&P F7's - there is a gyralight in the nose of the lead F unit.

This set of FT's debuted at Train Mtn last June, custom built by a local builder extrodnairre.
Power is a John Deere diesel engine with hydraulic drive.  Owner is ex-Santa Fe / BNSF employee., 

My rig St.L.S-W #669.  All my cars are homemade, some built by me, a couple by others in our group, all made in Texas by Texans..

 








Date: 03/11/19 17:29
Re: Livin' Large, in the Permian Basin
Author: WrongWayMurphy

Roundhouse view of some steam present, these are all coal fired, as the good Lord intended.
Yes, the shop behind the steaming bays is a real roundhouse.

F units perform a meet.  Before you comment about the short pilot on the FTA unit, this one is experimental
and will be re-fitted once all the bugs are worked out on the overall mechanism.

Trainorders.com member TomSTP injects water into his boiler, ready to steam onward on his georgeous T&P ten-wheeler.








Date: 03/11/19 18:31
Re: Livin' Large, in the Permian Basin
Author: UP951West

What sharp looking locomotives these are !!!  Thanks for posting. --Kelly



Date: 03/11/19 18:31
Re: Livin' Large, in the Permian Basin
Author: DKay

Good stuff Shane.Didnt you make a tank car at one stage ?



''Trainorders.com member TomSTP injects water into his boiler, ready to steam onward on his georgeous T&P ten-wheeler.''...or is it the local product :-))
Regards,DK



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Date: 03/11/19 19:00
Re: Livin' Large, in the Permian Basin
Author: WrongWayMurphy

Yes, I have others that I have made that I didn’t bring to this meet.




DKay Wrote:
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> Good stuff Shane.Didnt you make a tank car at one
> stage ?
> Regards,DK



Date: 03/11/19 21:45
Re: Livin' Large, in the Permian Basin
Author: MojaveBill

One of those original ATSF FTs was the first diesel loco I ever saw - in Bbkersfield!
Beautiful engines!!
 

Bill Deaver
Mojave, CA



Date: 03/12/19 06:21
Re: Livin' Large, in the Permian Basin
Author: santafedan

WrongWayMurphy Wrote:

> My rig St.L.S-W #669.  All my cars are homemade,
> some built by me, a couple by others in our group,
> all made in Texas by Texans..
>
 Is it true that they started out as "N" scale and since texans built them they became 1/8th scale?
SantafeDan*



Date: 03/12/19 11:41
Re: Livin' Large, in the Permian Basin
Author: CPRR

As a LALS memeber, nice........Can you say where the track is besides Texas?



Date: 03/12/19 19:27
Re: Livin' Large, in the Permian Basin
Author: WrongWayMurphy

Track is on home acreage and with respect to the owners privacy,
this thread title gets you close enough.




CPRR Wrote:
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> As a LALS memeber, nice........Can you say where
> the track is besides Texas?



Date: 03/13/19 09:30
Re: Livin' Large, in the Permian Basin
Author: TAW

Picture 2 illustrates that legendary Texas law

When two trains meet each other at a railroad crossing, each shall come to a full stop, and neither shall proceed until the other has gone.

TAW



Date: 03/13/19 09:36
Re: Livin' Large, in the Permian Basin
Author: SPDRGWfan

TAW Wrote:
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> Picture 2 illustrates that legendary Texas law
>
> When two trains meet each other at a railroad
> crossing, each shall come to a full stop, and
> neither shall proceed until the other has gone.
>
> TAW

Awe.  I thought the law in question was it was legal to drive your pickup and drink a beer, as long as you weren't over the legal limit!

 



Date: 03/14/19 16:32
Re: Livin' Large, in the Permian Basin
Author: tomstp

TAW,  in a lot of cases "over the limit"  down here  is a right of passage!



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