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Colonel Mar 29, 2013

  1. Keith

    Keith TrainBoard Supporter

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    Not purchased, but Free.
    Picked up an OLD Athearn Rio Grande SD-7, #5305.
    Old in that it has the metal side frames on it!! Not the
    plastic ones one later runs.

    Semi special to me, in that I was given the Fuel marker
    off of the original unit, by a friend. Either Christmas, or Birthday one year!

    Gotta change couplers next. Would like to try and improve details on it
    for entry into the new Tier 2 monthly contests.

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  2. gjslsffan

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    5305 needs the nose chopped. She spent many years coupled to a GP30, maybe the DRGW 3002 working the hump in Grand Junction, I saw them in my backyard for years.
    It's almost a crime what happened to the 5305 in Canon city. A very sad if not dispicable end, to an honorable DRGW steed.
     
  3. Keith

    Keith TrainBoard Supporter

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    Was a shame! Know where the original bell resides also!
    Not sure if the model can be cut down. Had an old BN unit that was supposed to be
    converted into the chop nose version, by using a GP-20 nose. Never got it back however!
     
  4. gjslsffan

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    Very good locomotives, some of EMD's finest, they never gave up on a pull, just dug in and went to work. They were a little past my time on the RR.
    We had a SD50 on the hump here in GJ by my time.
     
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  5. Keith

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    Nice! Gotta see if I can get a parts list together, so I
    can see if I can get some extra details added! Also
    need to see if I can find good photos of the prototype, for modeling purposes!
     
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  6. gjslsffan

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    OK, Here are some images for you.
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  7. Kevin Anderson

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    Just picked up this BLI 2-8-8-2. Once I get the decals it will be relettered from N&W to DRGW

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  8. Chops

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    It took five years of searching feeBay, Gum Tree AU, and a bunch of emails to Australian hobby shops, but this little gem popped up and had to have it for my Tyco collection. A lot of modelers consider Tyco to be junk, which is not entirely without merit, but there is a small segment of us who enjoy this toy-like, brightly colored old stuff. Truth be told, a lot of hard boiled rivet counters began in Tyco. But how Tyco got into the Australian market is a big unknown. They made two locomotives, the Century and the F in two liveries: New South Wales and Victorian Railways. Besides that, they did a crane car, and that I've only seen in a modern NSW livery, and this caboose is the only example I've ever come across. It is a thrill to have and run this old nugget.
     
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  9. Shortround

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    Tyco. Simple but functional.
     
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  10. Kevin Anderson

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    My fleet is enlarging. The D&SM has a new road engine. A BLi 2-8-0. Just needs decals.

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  11. Kitbash

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    Merry Christmas to Me. Going into "semi-retirement" Jan 1 and got myself a Christmas present to celebrate 5 decades of working. (Since graduating high school). Next up, finding a Class A painting shop to get this thing like I want. My goal is to have a decent train w/ the C&O cars and correct Pullmans to run behind this.

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  12. WPZephyrFan

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    Picked up my very first HO scale Kadee freight car. This thing is beautiful!

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  13. Chops

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    Yes, those Kadee cars are exceptional. I got one, once, just because it was such a great model. Then it got melted when I left it in the trunk of my car one hot day. Won't do that twice.

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    This is a Kleinbahn Swedish branch line electric that got a Soviet makeover. The following video is for entertainment purposes only; neither endorses nor opposes any causes, but the trains and landscape was germane to my experience of a unique time and place in 1964. If a Soviet trailer was shown, what might it look like? A parody follows. Also of interest to me is paleontology, in which I try to squeeze in a little at the end. Actually, a real attempt was made to clone the extinct Wooly Mammoth, but the DNA was destroyed by eons of freezing and thawing, even though the carcass is well preserved. Speaking of carcasses, model trains by Kleinbahn, vintage Jouef, and Electrotren.

     
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  15. WPZephyrFan

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    I went to the train Expo in Sac today. Picked up a couple of goodies. One is a older release of a WP 40 box car by Intermountain and the other is an Athearn Genesis WP GP7:
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  16. WPZephyrFan

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    I really love the fan detain on this loco!
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  17. Moose2013

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    Moose make first HO-scale purchase in about seven years -- alert the media!

    Some of the fine folks here on TrainBoard advised Moose on couplers for HO-scale locomotives and rolling stock. Today, the post human delivered these Kadee couplers, no 158. They will be used for a "some day" conversion of some of Moose's locomotives and rolling stock couplers.
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  18. Pastor John

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    That is my ongoing project. I have two(ish) boxes of rolling stock. As they're converted, they move from one box (pile) to the other. The 158s are my favorites.
     
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  19. Moose2013

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    Thankfully, sort of, Moose only have a hoof full of locomotives and rolling stock ... No, wait, these aren't the fit-in-your-mouth n-scale items with which Moose is accustomed, so maybe they are not a hoof full? Maybe, maybe they're a box full?!
    :cautious:

    At any rate, after years of over-sized n-scale couplers, it will be nice to have couplers that appear to scale at least on the HO-scale items ... Now, to pull them out of the footlocker within which they have sat for sooo many years...
    :(
     
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  20. Shortround

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    I have found those coupler FUN to assemble. And I have 5 more cars to go.
     

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