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I have a tie jack. Used to have a PRR switch stand but had no room in the truck for it when I moved south...sigh...it was pretty cool.
 

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....I forgot my lanterns and the car jack(a large bottle jack used to re-rail cars), a rerailer(from and old tender), and the "jimmy" stick. It looks like a long wrecking bar used to align rail when laying track.

The two pot belly stoves are very ornate, pewter and glass. I bought one that was already refurbbed and the other I had done. Awesomely beautiful. Both are in storage, and not being used.

I know of two cabooses(or is it caboosi?) for sale. One is a cupola and the other a bay window. Both need TLC, but I can't figure out how to get them home. They won't fit into the back of a pickup truck.......
 

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I know of two cabooses(or is it caboosi?) for sale. One is a cupola and the other a bay window. Both need TLC, but I can't figure out how to get them home. They won't fit into the back of a pickup truck.......
Are they as bad as this one?

http://sery2831.smugmug.com/gallery/1624437#79136391
http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=77&t=20590

I do not know what came of it though; the people who wanted it gone probably just destroyed it... I would love to look out the window of my house and see a caboose out there :D
 

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That is one FINE 'boose. The cupola 'boose is road #554554 on the one I know about. Price is $10,000. A bit steep for a 'boose in the shape it is in. Then you have the moving costs. Needs the interior redone, but not gutted and the heater is missing. And of course a paint job.

I think that 'boosii(plural for caboose?) and passenger cars are probably my favorite rolling stock. I'd love to have a postal car/combine, diner, or sleeper.

Has anyone seen the car at the fish hatchery in Oden, Michigan? Custom built to deliver trout. I'll look for some pics. I have some 35mm that I may be able to scan into the computer and post. Here is a link to the site at Oden. http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10364_28277-22423--,00.html

I am modeling a car similar to the one at Oden. It's one of my MANY "on again-off again" projects. I must have 100 of those. lol
 

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I have a neighbor down the street who was selling a B&M caboose on the rails in Frankilin and refurbed. Price was 22,000. I don't know what happened but the gentleman had cancer. That was the yard sale I purchased the Lionel 248 at. He had the postwar trains as a child and didn't where the prewar trains came from. It was on craigslist but that was a while back.

B&M that is great it's made of wood probably fir. That interior would be awesome if finished. That is an oldie.
http://www.sdrm.org/roster/caboose/cab90751/index.html
Not exact but interesting. 32 feet long and 20 tons
 

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The Wincester one has 4 axles. The bobber has two. Also after they refurbed it the top(coupola?) was gone. It places the caboose around 1905. The trucks and the top could of been upgraded over the years. The article mentioned that it was an east coast style caboose.
 

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I bought a few slides of the B&M Manchester & Lawrence Branch, now all I need to do is get the projector for them, LOL... I tried scanning them, but I think my scanner may be busted because the light was not very bright and the image came out black... Is there any special way of getting them on your computer? Because I know that the people who are selling them somehow get images of them on their computer:

 

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There are slide scanners available. I saw one on Ebay a couple of months ago. I forget the price. There are also scanners for 35mm negatives. I thought about getting the 35mm scanner. I have tons, literally, of old negs and no pics. Be neat to see what some of them are.
 

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There are slide scanners available. I saw one on Ebay a couple of months ago. I forget the price. There are also scanners for 35mm negatives. I thought about getting the 35mm scanner. I have tons, literally, of old negs and no pics. Be neat to see what some of them are.
I never knew that they made scanners specifically for 35mm stuff... I just checked on eBay and the average price seems to be around $60 - $80, so that will have to wait...
 

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I used to take old spikes from the railway lines when I was a kid.. but that's about it :)
I still do this sometimes, hahaha... I have about twenty spikes, a few date nails, a couple of rail joiners, some rail joint bolts, and a couple of tie plates (I think that is what they are called)...

Off topic: B&M, what avatar are you sporting now?? I like it!
Guilford Rail System... They bought up the B&M and Maine Central railroads in the 1970's IIRC, and have since abandoned a ton of lines, sigh :rolleyes:... GRS really does not exist any more as they are now Pan Am Railways, but just about all of their locomotives still have the Guilford livery on them...
 
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