Us model train fans can't get enough of Mr Ken Patterson. Ken has been a model railraoder, photographer, videographer, writer and now vlogger for many, many years. His model skills and knowledge are second to none. So it was great that he's and his train mates have created a weekly vlog. Every Saturday night the guys meet at Ken's house in St Louis to record a 20-30-minute chat-type show about what's going on in their worlds of model railroading. The show usually is live on a Monday. The visitors to What Neat this Week are in their thousands and increasing and the show has some sponsors and a crowd funding scheme has been set-up. Do check-out the show.
Description Episode 3 - A new companion piece to the Model Railroad Hobbyist monthly segment "What's Neat". Introducing a new format for "What's Neat This Week" taking a weekly video podcast discussion. July 22, 2017 Ken Patterson, and Chris Palomarez discuss the next Monthly "What's Neat" show and recall a few interviews that lead to a discussion of the challenges of being a teenage modeler.
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Issue 3 of Off the Tracks will have a feature on mid-19th century electric traction. We've articles on the developments in Italy and the USA, and its GG1 class. Here's a snippet on the Italian
These machines were a product of the technology of the nineteen thirties. These machines were was large, heavy, very powerful and fast. Initially they could reach speeds of 150kp/h. The E.428s were only the third DC locomotives designed in Italy, and as such retained the legacy of the technologies and some of the solutions typical of three-phase locomotives. In all the class was built in four series, and the E428s soon became the most modern symbol of Italian railways. They were emblematic of speed and progress in an era of change from steam locomotives to the speeding electric train.
Words Francesco Bocchicchio and Andrea Sossio.
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It's taking a little longer that imagined but issue 3 of the instagram sourced, social media train magazine will be with you soon. It's a hobby project for a couple of guys and editor John, so it's a case of having to fit it in around normal work and life commitments. This issue will again stretch to 100 pages plus and there are articles on Australian steam preservation, modelling German railways and even a poem. That Railway Girl also writes on riding the reunification line in - a 1,072-mile journey that at times proved more than a test!
There's even a poem in the issue and a great story about how trains and train travel can bring parents and their children closer together. Jack's Train Guide is just that a journey through the US (west Coast) taking in heritage lines and museums. We're excited and we know what's in the issue. And it's interactive with video links to stories. Check out some of the spreads below and do like us on facebook and instagram. Search Off the Tracks Magazine!
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