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Forum: General Model Train Discussion Today, 06:57 PM
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Posted By rsv1ho
I appreciate the offer. PM sent.

I appreciate the offer. PM sent.
Forum: General Model Train Discussion Today, 09:47 AM
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Posted By rsv1ho
Rivarossi motors as applied to their Y6 articulated mallet

Rivarossi's HO gauge Y6 articulated is a favorite of mine, guess I have about eight of them, some NIB some in need of attention, a lot of attention.

Recently I bought a very rusty example with...
Forum: HO Scale 02-14-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 517
Posted By rsv1ho
It's not your computer screen. :)

It's not your computer screen. :)
Forum: HO Scale 02-14-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 517
Posted By rsv1ho
You have courage. Would love to see a...

You have courage.

Would love to see a "build" thread on it. Who made the kit?
Forum: HO Scale 02-13-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 517
Posted By rsv1ho
Good job, looks nice. My Big Boy with...

Good job, looks nice.

My Big Boy with different boiler and gray.
Forum: HO Scale 02-13-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 517
Posted By rsv1ho
Sure looks like a 2-8-8-2 Y6 Mallet but Rivarossi...

Sure looks like a 2-8-8-2 Y6 Mallet but Rivarossi never put one out in Chesapeake & Ohio especially with a natural boiler.

Can't really tell from the picture but it isn't a Big Boy, Challenger,...
Forum: HO Scale 02-13-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 517
Posted By rsv1ho
You read my mind Don. I loaded these some 40...

You read my mind Don.

I loaded these some 40 years ago and just recently got them out. Had them in the original boxes. Saved the broken off "coal" to re-glue another day.

Probably closer to 4...
Forum: HO Scale 02-13-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 517
Posted By rsv1ho
Enjoyed your videos. Love the Boston and Maine. ...

Enjoyed your videos. Love the Boston and Maine. Rode behind one of their Mikado's. Also the V dub, owned a 63.
Forum: HO Scale 02-13-2020, 01:37 PM
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Views: 517
Posted By rsv1ho
Always enjoy looking at any articulated locos. ...

Always enjoy looking at any articulated locos. Who made it?
Forum: HO Scale 02-13-2020, 01:35 PM
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Views: 517
Posted By rsv1ho
I have done weight comparisons before, mainly to...

I have done weight comparisons before, mainly to see the difference in weight between diecast and plastic bodied locomotives.

In this case the Y6 alone weighs 13.7 ounces, with the tender 17.02. ...
Forum: HO Scale 02-13-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 517
Posted By rsv1ho
Coal train out of West Virginia

Many here boast of the amount of cars their locomotives can pull so I thought I would offer my modest (very) effort.

The Rivarossi Y6 Mallet is perhaps my favorite all-time engine being among the...
Forum: HO Scale 02-13-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,402
Posted By rsv1ho
Welcome to the club. I have set a lot of...

Welcome to the club.

I have set a lot of decals in my model plane, car, and train hobbies. Some turned out well, others not so.

Kicked around ebay for awhile. Lot's of train related decals...
Forum: HO Scale 02-12-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,402
Posted By rsv1ho
I finally put some decals on the GP 20. I...

I finally put some decals on the GP 20.

I know, they look perfect, very undecal like.
Forum: HO Scale 02-12-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,402
Posted By rsv1ho
Looks nice Ed. Imagine you got them from...

Looks nice Ed. Imagine you got them from K4Pacific.

What sizes? Looking to dress up my Varney belt drive.
Forum: HO Scale 02-11-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 281
Posted By rsv1ho
Long time. Once a year if I'm lucky. A drop or...

Long time. Once a year if I'm lucky. A drop or two goes a long way. As mentioned, I have many things that require lubrication.
Forum: HO Scale 02-11-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 281
Posted By rsv1ho
I have well over 100 locomotives and try to run...

I have well over 100 locomotives and try to run two or three a day. But I use those oils for other things too.
Forum: HO Scale 02-11-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 281
Posted By rsv1ho
I gave up buying expensive train oil and paying...

I gave up buying expensive train oil and paying shipping charges long ago. Another railfan recommended air tool oil available at Walmart. I switched and use it along with Remoil also available at...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 02-11-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 401
Posted By rsv1ho
Yes, I have looked all over ebay for a...

Yes, I have looked all over ebay for a replacement. Someone should 3d print in plastic horns, bells, headlights, lenses, windows for these. Could be a profitable business.
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 02-10-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 748
Posted By rsv1ho
I posted about these over on the Cox Engine Forum...

I posted about these over on the Cox Engine Forum for anyone that would like to take a look.

https://www.coxengineforum.com/t13703-have-you-ever-heard-a-rubber-band
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 02-10-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 401
Posted By rsv1ho
Me too. I have recently developed a "thing" for...

Me too. I have recently developed a "thing" for the RS series. AHM imports and an Atlas B&M.

Great book, great find. Envious.
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 02-08-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 388
Posted By rsv1ho
Small town New Hampshire in the '40's/'50's...

Small town New Hampshire in the '40's/'50's population <1,000

Two lane main highway Exeter to Manchester was poured concrete in sections. In town mostly asphalt and dirt, not gravel. B&M...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 02-06-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 748
Posted By rsv1ho
I media blasted and painted the Varney...

I media blasted and painted the Varney (previously erroneously described as the Athearn) smoke gray and classic gray. May paint the whole body smoke gray. Also painted the trucks.

Amazing the...
Forum: HO Scale 02-03-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 281
Posted By rsv1ho
Great tip, and one I live by.

Great tip, and one I live by.
Forum: HO Scale 02-03-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 281
Posted By rsv1ho
60"X80" layout and a Rivarossi Streamliner NYC?...

60"X80" layout and a Rivarossi Streamliner NYC? and four cars is a pretty good start.

I have disassembled many of Rivarossi's engines from their most simple to their most complicated. Not...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 02-03-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 748
Posted By rsv1ho
Got the "Gold" Athearn steel coil belt drive and...

Got the "Gold" Athearn steel coil belt drive and the rubber band drive locomotives yesterday and ran them both. The Athearn has a set of pulleys similar to what you find on your drill press that...
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