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General BVE/OpenBVE / Re: Do these remind you guys of something?
« on: October 01, 2012, 12:48:51 pm »
That's one of the videos that I was talking about. Yeah it's pretty bad. That's right before fern rock.

General BVE/OpenBVE / Re: Do these remind you guys of something?
« on: September 28, 2012, 02:50:25 pm »
Budd closed here a long time ago. In like the late 70s. They made the Almond Joy M3's on the Market Frankford Line before getting moved to Germany i believe. The B-IVs were made by Kawasaki, and they've been upgraded over time because they never used to squeal like that until 2009-2010
You know I was watching some video of the B-4's the other day and noticed that too. Like CTA they have before some turns and especially the tight ones the inner greasing rail to sort of minimize the squeals. It doesn't seem to help those b-4's.

General BVE/OpenBVE / Re: Do these remind you guys of something?
« on: September 28, 2012, 02:43:07 pm »
Miami and Baltimore collaborated and got identical cars off the same production run.
Don't forget Atlanta too. Also Budd built some of our first stainless steal commuter rail cars for METRA.

General BVE/OpenBVE / Re: Do these remind you guys of something?
« on: September 26, 2012, 01:46:49 pm »
Those trucks are more closely related to PCC Trolley trucks than subway car trucks. Very interesting outboard bearing design they have.
That's bc the most of our old fleet I-E; 4000,6000,1-50 > (all built in the PCC era) and the 2000 series cars all had interchangeable parts with the PCC trolleys and the 2200 series was no exception. Although it was the last series to have that truck design. That design would prove to be an epic-fail bc they were made with heavier materials,so intern wore down faster.

 Those trucks, nearing their life's completion, would begin to ride rough and be in need of a massive overhaul. Which is why CTA wanted them. This was a back-door attempt to save future $$$ They had a large surplus of parts seeing all the PCC cars we had left over in the graveyard. (Skokie Shops) The major problem, something CTA didn't plan for, was that our system,(built like a subway system for lighter railcars), had begun to rapidly deteriorate due to system neglect in the 70's/80's.

 It had gotten weak over the decades form all the heavy equipment in the system and those trucks were the nucleus of the most of the damage. So they tried a different design (which is what we have today) that would soften the blow of the rail car's weight to the structure and tracks. Still, without them repairing the damage that had already been done, it was too little too late.

General BVE/OpenBVE / Re: Do these remind you guys of something?
« on: September 25, 2012, 08:45:55 am »
Seems almost like an IRT version of the R42.

Now that I really could see,seeing how short they are. (IRT)

Foam Level: Intersubway

I like the wheels and trucks. The lights remind me of Phillys own B-IV

If that train would be used in NY's system that would be the exact make up. Too cool.  ;)
I said the same thing about the B-IV when I first saw them. When I first saw video of the train,the squeals sound just like ours.
Does Budd manufacture those too?

General BVE/OpenBVE / Re: Do these remind you guys of something?
« on: September 24, 2012, 08:05:54 pm »
Built in Philadelphia lol
In the Philly Yard in 1969.LOL.Still you don't think these kind of favor the R40 slant just not slanted and no gates?

General BVE/OpenBVE / Re: Do these remind you guys of something?
« on: September 24, 2012, 07:55:48 pm »
SPIDERMAN (R) to 71 Av FOAM!!!

And the CTA of course.
You know I almost forgot they used those in spiderman.LOL! Good memory. Well now out of a 300 car fleet, we're down to our last 90. I grew up on these and will be heartbroken when they retire these bc it was trains like these that made our system unique from every other city. They would probably keep them if it wasn't for the blinker doors bc they're not wide enough to meet ADA standards.

These are slated to replace them. (Bombardier 5000 series SmartCars)

That design P's me off bc they look exactly like these............

Which are 20years older. MK 3200 series.They could've come up with a new design. Smh. Still gotta love the fluted sides on all 3 of these. Like I love them on the R32/38.

NYCTA Projects / Re: Official Update Thread For The NYCTA R33-ML
« on: September 24, 2012, 06:29:19 pm »
Damn I cant wait to drive this. Oh the memories with this on the 7. When the R62a came, I always used to tell my grandpa wait till the red one comes lol.
Lol. I used to say the samething about the cta budd 2200 series to my mom or my sister when they would take me on the Dearborn Street subway here in chicago. I'm kind of sad that I didn't get to ride some of you guys classic cars before they scrapped them. :(

General BVE/OpenBVE / Re: Do these remind you guys of something?
« on: September 24, 2012, 06:05:34 pm »
fixed ;)

General BVE/OpenBVE / Do these remind you guys of something?
« on: September 24, 2012, 04:39:37 pm »

Top: Original (1969) CTA 2200 series Budd built married pair rapid transit "L" cars,with the chicago signature "Blinker Doors".
Bottom: Re furbed in (1992) by you guys very own Coney Island Overhaul Shops.
This is how they look today still in revenue service on the BlueLine (cta's west-NW route to O'hare airport).

They are the oldest models in the fleet,which are about to be retired when the CTA receives the rest of the new 5000 series Smart cars.

Bet you guys didn't know Now don't these remind you guys of a cross between the R38/R40 slant

If more people contribute then I can finish it faster......
I agree to the fullest but there's not much that I can do 963 miles away from NY. When I move there for good I'll atleast be able to contribute sounds pics and other things. I can't wait to help. ;)

There is a way to do that. You just need to code it in the train and then in the route at every rail gap
See,that's why I wish I knew how to code. :( If you guys could do that on some of the routes in progress,it would be so awsome.

o yea well i found one in r32 car

Yes,yes! Very realistic. Me likes.  ;) Hey just a thought; On the older rail cars,you guys think there is a way to make the lights flicker on/off when the train trucks go across interlockings?


One pointer, use paragraph's please.  That was such an eye-sore to read.
Welcome to BVEStation.

Yes please separate your paragraph for the sake of us to be able to read! ;)
yea I thought about that when i woke up this morning. Don't worry guys I'll fix it. Thanks for the advice and the modify
That should be a little better guys and thanks again. I know I may seem a little long winded but  I felt that everyone in the BVE community should really know who I am, what kind of person I am, and what I stand for. That way ppl can understand me better. Also remember that's why they call this the windy city, says the history  ;)

BVE/OpenBVE Support / Re: Downloading the New R46
« on: September 22, 2012, 06:18:04 pm »
Hey you guys. Got the R46 to finally work! It's awsome! Big ups to Error and Rikabs for that one. Once again I feel like I'm back there. That was the very 1st train I rode in when I got off the plane @ JFK the 1st time I came to NY back in 09. I played it all night lastnight.Lbs :)

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