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The Grinch 2009

I answer questions just for fun
To get your trains on the run
I help you out, in a pinch
But, Beware of the Christmas Grinch

Deep inside my workshop
Taking pictures of a prop
I google Lionel for advice
Like a Santa, naughty or nice

But last night, while on cable
To my horror, (pause)the site unavailable!
Thinking my answer was a cinch
I was robbed,by the Chistmas Grinch!!!!!


Yes, the Lionel site is down.:eek:
 

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I answer questions just for fun
To get your trains on the run
I help you out, in a pinch
But, Beware of the Christmas Grinch

Deep inside my workshop
Taking pictures of a prop
I google Lionel for advice
Like a Santa, naughty or nice

But last night, while on cable
To my horror, (pause)the site unavailable!
Thinking my answer was a cinch
I was robbed,by the Chistmas Grinch!!!!!


Yes, the Lionel site is down.:eek:



Elmo says relax and have a cookie before Cookie Monster comes"

I know a it's little big for O gauge.



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I went to game garage and straightened out some evil elves. Thanks Elmo.

ED, you have four Scout types? Thinking about it I do have 5 ,1130,2034.1062 and my son's 8632 and 8903
 

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I got more somewhere all but one run like rockets.

I got them cheap in a big train lot I picked up years ago.

I was going to try and run them all together but the couplers get pushed by the cow catcher and derail around the corners.

Good runners for a cheap engine.
 

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What you can do is find shells with broken cow catchers and make up a tender pull and run it to the forward engine.
Gee I may try that with my 1130. The front is busted off.
I normally don't try to lash engines up. Good idea!!!
 

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Good idea = reality

I used washers, a 9/16th drill and a 3/4 number 6 screw with a lock nut. I may have to trim the screw.




It works!!!!


After tweeking.
 

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Where do it be???
You lost me???
It started with the Lionel forum down for over 8 hours. Then Ed told me of his idea for lashing up Scout engines and I went with it.
 

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Actually....when I tried to watch the video earlier, it was missing. Conpletely. Just a blank, white void with your comments at the bottom. Then it hit me---your locomotives were pulling a train, but in a blizzard a la Shaygetz. That's why all I could see was white!
 

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I have lost a lot of posts. I now save them, as I do them. Perhaps I was still editting. I could of labelled the movie as" WHat to do with a shell with a broken cow Catcher".

I did find time to add two shelves to the train case. It was Home Depot cull wood.
It's good that the Grinch is gone.
 

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Works good T.
Why did the train keep stopping in the video?

Maybe the latch would look better black?
As it wouldn't stand out that much.
 

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Discussion Starter #18 (Edited)
Part of two trains working together, is starting and stopping. I just wanted to show they work.
I just wanted to try it. I have to cut down the length, it looks weird.
Black sounds better.

I got another search light car on e bay for 1.31 , three bids too. It was almost a deal but had 10.00 shipping. Rough shape too. Broken Knuckle. All ladders gone. Just Perfect!:)

Ebay picture used. I already have it cleaned and broken down.Another waste car in the making.
 

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I was going to add about trying to make the nose of the trailing loco closer too.
But figured I would keep my 2 cents to myself.:D

Still a good idea.

( I think black would blend in a little better. That red sticks out like a fire engine):D
 

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I used washers, a 9/16th drill and a 3/4 number 6 screw with a lock nut. I may have to trim the screw.




It works!!!!


I love your work T, but I think I got you beat on pushing all the locos together.



Hows this sound?


As it is a light locomotive they need a little weight to hold them down while 5 or 6 hooked in tandem all in running condition pulling 55 cars loaded with real weight.:laugh:













Then you will need to use these solid brass mounts I will soon be marketing.
(custom hand crafted brass nose couplers)
Much easier to install and you don't have too drill holes.







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Investors get in early!:D





Santa is not included. He's mine!:cool:


Coming soon Big bear head Limited Addition only 242 to be produced (for HO only)

And big bird head both O and HO. (Limited to #242 each)



No N are made as to date/soon to be included.













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Merry Christmas To All And To All A Goodnight
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