Lyon Valley Northern

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Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Friday, March 07, 2008

Rob's Steam visits the LVN

Rob came over and we oiled his steamers and gave them a run. It was quite something to have the chuff chuff chuff, ding ding ding and the sound of a whistle on this modern layout. Excursion at its best and this video gives me an opportunity to share that experience with you.

It was really nice to see the steamers work up a sweat with this modern rolling stock.

I think this inspired Rob to get home and complete his benchwork so that he can run some trains and enjoy the action on a more regular basis. Thanks for the visit. I had a blast.


Blogger Wayne Woodland said...

Nice Videos Chris. I too like to run a steamer once in awhile. I have the Bachmann 2-8-0 as well. Did this one have the Soundtraxx decoder? Sounds identical to mine. Cheers.


4:34 PM  
Blogger Miles said...

Wow, the chuff rate of both of those steamers is way too low to be realistic. Tell your friend to increase the chuff rate to 4/per wheel revolution, just like the prototype.

It's not hard to do with either QSI, MRC or Soundtraxx.

Otherwise it's really excellent, thanks for the cool videos!

12:54 PM  

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