the Trains: an overview
with the most complete pictures of each section.
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development with the links below.
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Tour the Trains!
Planning & Stuff
Fluffle Mountain Area
Jelly Bean Mountain
The Pumkim City
Trains & Stuff
|Updated view of Fluffle Valley and the trains in front of
Fluffle Station on March 3, 01. The orange engine is a Kato EMD GP35. A
very finicky engine. Derails at the slightest provocation. Both of
them! John smashed the first when it was belligerent. This one is
heading for the same fate. The silvery-white engine is a Walthers EMD F40
PH, out for a rare day on the tracks. It was bought to replace the
Rivarossi EMD EAA on our American Orient Express. It wasn't all that much
better than the Rivarossi. It spends most of it's time in the staging
area. The grey and maroon is a pretty Kato Alco RS3. It seems to share the
same characteristics as our other Katos. It runs real smooth, as long as
it manages to stay on the track. The little black Hercules doesn't run at
all. We got it at the Amhurst Model RR Show last month. However, the GE 44
tonner (black with white diagonal stripes), also bought at the show, has
been a pleasant surprise. It is underpowered, just like the prototypes
were. These two engines were about $10 or $15 each. Just goes to show that
buying used engines without trying them out is risky. The black steam
engine behind the Kato gets its own page. March 3,