Model train nostalgia - Burlington Northern locomotives

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ModelNumberAxlesGear ratioPictureComment
ALCO Century 4154010B-B17:2
[Century 415 side]
ALCO Century 4304350B-B17:2
[Century 430 side]
also 2543
ALCO Century 6284355B1-1B17:2
[Century 628 side]
also 4360, 6119
ALCO RS-24052B-B17:2
[RS-2 side]
ALCO RS-114186B-B17:2
[RS-11 side]
ALCO S-29122-B17:2
[S-2 side]
also 2-B 13:1
EMD F-99012-B13:1
[F9 side]
EMD GP-181998B-B17:2
[GP18 side]
EMD SD-406318B1-1B-17:2
[SD40 side]
EMD SW19122-B17:2
[SW1 side]
also 2-B 13:1
FM C line980B-B17:2
[FM C line side]
also 2-B 13:1
GE center cab7201A13:1
[center cab side]
Plymouth DDT66691A-13:1
[DDT side]

Videos

ALCO Century 415, Burlington Northern 4010

Side look

[Century 415 side]

Internal look before and after digitalisation

[Century 415 before] [Century 415 after]

ALCO Century 430, Burlington Northern 4350

Side look

[Century 430 side]

Internal look before and after digitalisation

[Century 430 before] [Century 430 after]

ALCO Century 628, Burlington Northern 4355 (also 4360 and 6119)

Side look

[Century 628 side]

Internal look before and after digitalisation

[Century 628 before] [Century 628 after]

ALCO RS-2, Burlington Northern 4052

Side look

[RS-2 side]

Internal look before and after digitalisation

[RS-2 before] [RS-2 after]

See lightning detail below.

ALCO RS-11, Burlington Northern 4186

Side look

[RS-11 side]

Internal look before and after digitalisation

[RS-11 before] [RS-11 after]

ALCO S-2, Burlington Northern 912

Side look

[S-2 side]

Internal look before and after digitalisation

[S-2 before] [S-2 after]

EMD F-9, Burlington Northern 901

Side look

[F9 side]

Internal look before and after digitalisation

[F9 before] [F9 after]

EMD GP-18, Burlington Northern 1998

Side look

[GP18 side]

Internal look before and after digitalisation

[GP18 before] [GP18 after]

See lightning detail below.

EMD SD-40, Burlington Northern 6318

Side look

[SD40 side]

Internal look before and after digitalisation

[SD40 before] [SD40 after]

EMD SW1, Burlington Northern 912

Side look

[SW1 side]

Internal look before and after digitalisation

[SW1 before] [SW1 after]

FM C line, Burlington Northern 980

Side look

[FM C line side]

Internal look before and after digitalisation

[FM C line before] [FM C line after]

GE center cab, Burlington Northern 720

Side look

[center cab side]

Internal look before and after digitalisation

[center cab before] [center cab after]

Plymouth DDT, Burlington Northern 6669

Side look

[DDT side]

Internal look before and after digitalisation

[DDT before] [DDT after]

Ligthing details

[Led detail 1]

Two standard 3 mm LEDs and one 620 Ω resistor are soldered to the 4 × 2 circuit board. Both soldered LEDs on the picture have the same orientation. The remaining holes are used to connect the setup to decoder.

[Led detail 2]

First, light guide is removed. Because hole diameter of 4mm is different than standard LED diameters (3 mm and 5 mm), hole is first filled with two component adhesive and then hole of 3 mm is drilled in the centre. Meanwhile, standard 3 mm LED with round end is filled to get flat end. Finally, flat end LED is inserted into the hole. 1 kΩ should be put in series when connecting to decoder!

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