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And a lesson learned. The rolling stock were $5 each. They looked good in the store but once I got them home I realized they all have their issues and will need a little TLC to get going. :eek:hwell: I should have bought the flat car w/load new in box I had my eye on. :eek:hwell:
I bought the wrong Kadees for my stock! :eek:hwell:
Picked up some metal wheels. Those worked! :thumbsup:
And 2 more turn out switches to complete the layout. I know those are the right ones! :rolleyes:
So looks like another trip there in the AM and take a few trains so I get the right Kadees! :D

Now the good part. When we pulled into the alley of the Hobby Store there was a Pit Bull puppy running at my truck! :eek: Mrs CP Loves Dogs and Pit Bulls. We recently rescued one that has made her home here.
She jumped out of the truck and stopped a car from hitting him as he ran into the street! So I told her she had 2 days to find it a home. She said cool and we put the little guy in the back seat opened the truck windows a little and got into the hobby shop to get a few necessities I told her I had to have before I go nuts around here.
On the way in we were greeted by the owner of the shop and then another young guy behind the counter said good morning also! :D Tracy asked the Kid if she could post a flyer in the store to find his home. Pit bulls don't stand a chance in the shelters around here!
So the kid asked Tracy if he could see the dog? Off they went to see the dog. He liked the dog and asked if he could take him. She said sure. He called his wife to come pick up the puppy! Cool deal. :cool:
However the whole place was so excited about the puppy it left the owner of the place to man the register while everybody went outside to see the puppy and he only had a minute to get back by the trains to help me. I guess this is how I ended up with the wrong couplers! I am sure they will remember us for a while and help me get the right stuff. Its all good to me though! :D:D We saved a dog today! :D:D

Also had a really funny conversation while paying with the owner and a retired Southern Pacific guy! Man was that guy was funny! :laugh::laugh: :thumbsup:
And the owner of the place turned out to be a cool dude also! :smokin:
Usually a trip to the LHS will only get me in trouble but today Mrs.CP didn't say a word about the bill! :eek: :smilie_daumenpos: :D


Lets see what happens tomorrow when I go back! ;)










 

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You two are true heroes.:D:thumbsup:
I like stories with happy endings.

The dog looks happy too. Your lucky it did not bite you guys.




She did not say a word? you should have bought more. :laugh: shh, don't type too loud.
 

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Sniff ... sniff ...

I love happy endings!!!

(Appropriate timing, too ... I'm sitting here as we chat watchiing the movie Benji on the TV with the kids!)
 

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:appl::appl::appl:
Three cheers from Us up here!!!:smilie_daumenpos:
#5 couplers work on almost everything???:sly:
Post up pics of the trucks you need to convert.:D
 

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Ed, John, TJ, & Sean I am glad you liked the story of our trip to our LHS. :D

And you know I put this in the beginner section for this kinda stupid crap I get myself into. :smilie_auslachen:

OK Sean here is a few pics pf my Rolling stock. Cheap stuff I know. A few are bought today and a few we already had. To be honest now that I think about I didn't even read the instructions. That are really small and my reading glasses broke. :eek:hwell: These No5s all seem to need a screw?
How do you uncouple these type?

First a Pic of Charlie and Barley to keep the pet theme alive. Both of these guys are Rescues! :cool: No the Fat Cat wasn't put there. Tracy caught him watching over his Dog Pack! :cheeky4:



A rear view of His Royal Fat ***! :eek:



OK almost off topic. A Moderator on another Hobby Based forum Hates that and will lock Em' Up! :eek:
Thanks to the wonderful Mods we have here for participating In a positive way and letting these threads take some interesting turns! That's for Sure!

OK Sean, :worshippy: Help! Here's what I'm working with. :rolleyes:

OH Yea also the New/used stock all have nut and bolts holding the trucks on. They are sloppy wobbly loose. Even after tightened. Are these junk?

Thanks Dudes! ..............CP............... :smilie_daumenpos:

Track cleaner! :D





 

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OK I found this last night. Excellent photos Sean. Better than the instructions! Thank you!

http://www.modeltrainforum.com/showthread.php?t=6940&page=2

And I think I got it! ;) :thumbsup:

Wow! :eek: These couplers are the best! I am painting on the layout right now so the Main line is closed for a while longer but, I was able to do some start and stop testing and they work perfect!
I painted the trucks rust while they were apart. My First "weathering" attempt. :rolleyes: :laugh::laugh: :eek:hwell:



















 

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I like how you posted the actual pictures instead of needing to go back and forth clicking on attachments. :)

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Sheeeeeeeeeeze, cut the poor guy some slack :eek:
I thought the pics were great! My little wheel on the cordless mouse took me through them with ease :thumbsup:
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OK you got 75% of the trucks right. If you think they work well now, wait till you get some Talgo adapters they take out the slack in the pin that holds the coupler in.
Talgo adapter

Look in the center of the coupler you can see the adapter installed
 

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The kadee's make everything stay together so much better!
The look, feel and the tracking of metal wheels will make you alot happier with your cars too!
OK, I'm not digging the rusty trucks, but that's my opinion! Please feel free to tell me to fly!:eek::D:laugh:
 

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The kadee's make everything stay together so much better!
The look, feel and the tracking of metal wheels will make you alot happier with your cars too!
OK, I'm not digging the rusty trucks, but that's my opinion! Please feel free to tell me to fly!:eek::D:laugh:
Yea I am undecided. Just thought I would try it. Maybe some dull coat to tone it down. I haven't even gotten into any other weathering yet but, I do own an Airbrush and I am not afraid to use it! :rolleyes:

Man~O~Man do the wheels ever make a difference! :eek::eek::eek: The sound is sweet! :thumbsup: I love it!

This hobby just got a little better! :D :cool: :D :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
 

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If you don't try something new you'll never know if it will work or if you'll like it!:thumbsup:
Just think how nice it will be when you upgrade to Nickel Silver Track and Turnouts!
 

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I think that will break the budget! :D
Not really John, A good friend ;) has already hooked me up with enough turnouts, wyes, and switch machines to build my next layout 2xs the size of the one I have now! :cool: I just need a few hundred feet of Nickel Silver Flex. :eek:hwell: Sooner or later. :cool:
 
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