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Old 02-06-2012, 10:28 AM   #61
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Not sure who you're referring to, but if it's Jeff at The Train Tender, after you make a couple of orders, he sends you an invoice and you can pay it when you get the parts. I don't really care that he doesn't take credit cards, no problem for me.
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:57 AM   #62
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Yeah it was in response to your "whats not to like" comment. I'm not trying to speak poorly about him at all. When I was rebuilding my 671 I needed a bunch of parts quickly before I went out of town. I didn't have time to wait for a check to move across the country. He mentioned he didn't want to have to raise his prices to take credit cards but most all other parts people take CCs and the prices are all about the same. I would happily pay an extra 2-3% to get quality service and parts in a timely manner as well.
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Old 02-06-2012, 04:08 PM   #63
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Well, after the first couple of orders, you'll have that convenience. You just have to prime the pump. Normally, when I order from him and he sends it first class, I get it about the second day after emailing him the order, can't beat that.
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:35 PM   #64
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Well, after the first couple of orders, you'll have that convenience. You just have to prime the pump. Normally, when I order from him and he sends it first class, I get it about the second day after emailing him the order, can't beat that.
John, on my order through e mails he gave me a total and told me to send a check. This was my first order.
For some reason my check took one day longer to reach him.
But he shipped to me with no waiting for check to get to him.

2 or 3 days later (quick) I got my parts all packaged nice like in TJ's picture.
All labeled too.
I have used other parts places and just get a baggie of parts all together, no labels or nothing.

I got a list (for a while now) guess who I will order from from now on?
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:41 PM   #65
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Yep, he has them all separately sealed in little packets, very tidy. I've gotten parts from other places like you describe.
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:01 PM   #66
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John, on my order through e mails he gave me a total and told me to send a check. This was my first order.
For some reason my check took one day longer to reach him.
But he shipped to me with no waiting for check to get to him.

2 or 3 days later (quick) I got my parts all packaged nice like in TJ's picture.
All labeled too.
I have used other parts places and just get a baggie of parts all together, no labels or nothing.

I got a list (for a while now) guess who I will order from from now on?
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Yep, he has them all separately sealed in little packets, very tidy. I've gotten parts from other places like you describe.

Yes....give the man a little exposure here,

NEED O GAUGE PARTS?
CHECK OUT THE TRAIN TENDER,
http://www.ttender.com/partslist.html
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:30 PM   #67
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Simply put: Jeff is wonderful, in my opinion. He's has literally spent hours on the phone and via email with me helping sort out my various restoration projects and parts needs. I can't thank him enough for all of the knowledge that he's freely contributed!

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I've had another "junker" 1688 sitting on my bench, and I recently picked up (ebay) another Lionel Jr style motor (with O27 tag) that's likely from a 1688, too.

I've started to clean up / service the motors and e-units. Not sure what I'll do with these, yet ... I might drop one into another 1681 loco. For now, I'll just get 'em running.

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I've had another "junker" 1688 sitting on my bench, and I recently picked up (ebay) another Lionel Jr style motor (with O27 tag) that's likely from a 1688, too.

I've started to clean up / service the motors and e-units. Not sure what I'll do with these, yet ... I might drop one into another 1681 loco. For now, I'll just get 'em running.

TJ

Something wrong with the picture link.

All I see is a little square box with what looks like a green mountain and a white line in the lower right hand corner.

When I open up to post this I see a link.

This,



Hmmm, I added the link and it shows up as the box when I post?

I await in anticipation for your next master piece.
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Old 02-15-2015, 08:17 PM   #70
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TJ,

Just catching up on some post and came across your before and after restoration. That is some very fine work. I too like the semi gloss look and looks just like a brand new one might have looked.
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