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Randy, Was it the older “213” unit that sold recently? It looks really nice. Maybe it has old, hard grease or something. What a shame.:(

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Tom, yeah that was it.

I could roll the shaft by hand and felt like one gear on front truck rolled into a bad mesh.

I thought about opening it up but then thought better to just return.

Like to know how the club ran it with such good results.:rolleyes:
 

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I bought some trains that shrank in the dryer this weekend... well not really. While I mainly collect O gauge, I enjoy dabbling in other scales as well and had a few examples of most of the major scales except "Z" which I rectified at the local train show this weekend. Needless to say, it's definitely not my scale of choice by far, but it is neat to see such a small train set. It did tip over one time but it was because one of the couplers got bound up on the locomotive when I was placing it on the track. It ran fine after I fixed that...

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I bought some trains that shrank in the dryer this weekend... well not really. While I mainly collect O gauge, I enjoy dabbling in other scales as well and had a few examples of most of the major scales except "Z" which I rectified at the local train show this weekend. Needless to say, it's definitely not my scale of choice by far, but it is neat to see such a small train set. It did tip over one time but it was because one of the couplers got bound up on the locomotive when I was placing it on the track. It ran fine after I fixed that...

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A garden railroad for your O scale layout.
 

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My one DRG&W locomotive, just pulled these out of storage. It is a Lionel unit...SD40-2T....and a bit of modern Santa Fe power...a GE ES44AC...

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Couple of good looking locomotives. I'm a sucker for anything with a warbonnet on it! lol

The tunnel motor is pretty good looking. I miss seeing the flying Grande logo here in Colorado. I have a MTH SP tunnel motor. Those things are pretty good sized locos.
 

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Received my one other new item in the mail today, a Postwar Lionel 2065 locomotive. I'm currently working on one that's part of a set owned by my dad's boss and liked how it looks so much that I had to acquire one for myself. For those that don't know, they're mostly identical to the earlier 2055 Santa Fe style Hudsons (of which I own two) other than the boiler front, which includes the feed water heater tank on the 2065s. I don't believe I've seen any actual Santa Fe Hudson locomotives with that type of feed water heater, but I think it gives it an industrious look. The 1990's era Atlantic that powered my first starter set had the same feature, so I'm somewhat partial as well. :D

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I picked up a NIB set of K-Line Rock Island E8's w/TMCC, RailSounds and rotating vent fans instead of smoke. These are by far the biggest diesels I own. Put them on my little office track and it's funny in all the excitement of something new you completely forget all the basics, Run/Program, RS/SS, programing the Cab 2! LOL!!

Off to the club tomorrow!!


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Great paint work on those E8s. The Rock Island certainly had some very flashy, but handsome paint schemes. Time to buy matching coaches!

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N and W Js

Found a couple of N and W Js. that needed a stripe. Harry Hieke changed the stripes, lightly weathered the 611 Spirit of Roanoke, and weathered the 600 for normal non-main line action.

Here they are with the Pocahontas J from several years ago.

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