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Old 09-13-2019, 07:38 PM   #551
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These are very nice engines made in 1957 and 1958, I have a 21004 and the 21005. The one pictured grades at Ex+ to LN. I have been tempted to have this engine converted so I can run it as a Legacy engine with operating couplers and sound. Somehow I just cannot bring myself to do that to this nice of a rare engine.
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Old 09-13-2019, 08:03 PM   #552
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Tom, don't do it! That's way too nice to mess up. I have the 21004, but can't remember seeing a 21005 for sale at shows. They're fun engines to run with the 2 step reverse, but as you state, 2 step reverse units don't like dirty wheels or track.
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Old 09-13-2019, 08:40 PM   #553
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Here's my K325 from 1952. Not an early one with the riveted knuckle coupler. IMG_0045.JPG
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Old 09-13-2019, 09:24 PM   #554
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That is in great condition.
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Old 09-13-2019, 09:53 PM   #555
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Thanks, one of the rear tender steps is bent in slightly but its staying that way. It's also my only knuckle coupler Hudson presently.
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Old 09-14-2019, 12:20 AM   #556
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I meant to say that broken ceiling tile scenery looks good. It looks a lot like eastern Missouri near Mopac.
Yes, and a bit like the Wisconsin River around The Dells too. Very cool effect!
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Old 09-14-2019, 12:33 AM   #557
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AmFlyer great looking switcher. Those don't show up very often at shows that I have attended. When they have, I have had to pass because the price was way out of touch. Way over the Greenberg listed price. Maybe some day.

A big thank you to all that have commented on my locomotive line up. Like I said, I had some other pics of single locomotives that didn't turn out clearly so will retake again and post.

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Old 09-14-2019, 12:36 AM   #558
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Thanks for the compliment Hobo. More to come.

Thanks to you too Shaker281 regarding the ceiling tile rock formations.

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Old 09-14-2019, 01:00 AM   #559
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cramden, I should have known your K325 would look like new. My 326 has a tender
step that is bent out some. Its staying that way also. does not bother me.
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Old 09-14-2019, 01:22 AM   #560
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AmFlyer Tom, you mentioned converting your 21004 to Lionel Legacy. First, please don't. Second, may I suggest an alternate method? TMCC. I love it. You don't get any more sound than you do now by using the TMCC since Gilbert AF engines are not TMCC equipped as you know but you do get way better low speed engine control which is great for a switcher as you have. Plus I can walk around and not be tethered to one spot with the hand held controller you see. It also controls all switches or I can use the AF switch controls. Basically the TMCC acts just like a direct wired transformer contolling engine speed. Here is what I did.

All of the controls are mounted on a rolling control stand. That really isn't important to the TMCC but just my way of building a control center. As pictured you see the type Z Lionel transformer which has one side turned to 18V constant. The other side controls the section you see just in front of the stand. The 1133 setting there is used only for accessories and building lights and such. I do have other AF transformers I could have used as you see in the picture. Those 18B's, or the 4B in place of the Lionel 1133. The 18's were just too big in size. Therefore the 1133. I did use the 4B but for some reason when it was on for an extended period of time running accessories it got too warm in my opinion.
Now the down side to using the TMCC system is cost and finding the system since it has been out of production for years. I have had mine for years, all bought new from my then local hobby shop.

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