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I prefer to be stirred, not shaken........

With no nudging required, I picked up the new MTH LIRR Caboose at Trainland yesterday.
As fate would have it, I needed a part for one of the toilets in the house and the supply house is right around the corner from TL.

How lucky can a guy get!

This is total fantasy but high on cool factor with the outline of Lawn-guy-land on both sides in orange and blue.

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Looks like the conductor is enjoying a fresh cup of Joe too....

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Bob

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I was a little forlorn that the new Lionel GP9 unpowered B unit didn't have silver trucks to match my GP7 and GP9. But I found a new upgrade kit on eBay at a reasonable cost and installed it myself. Hit a snag when one of the trucks in the upgrade kit was missing the pickup roller/wire assembly it was supposed to have. So, what to do? I took the pickup roller assembly off the gray truck and installed in on the silver upgraded truck and it works very well.

So, now the B unit has matching silver trucks along with directional lighting and electro couplers. This is the first upgrade installation I've done myself. Aren't you proud of me, gunrunnerjohn?

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I was a little forlorn that the new Lionel GP9 unpowered B unit didn't have silver trucks to match my GP7 and GP9. But I found a new upgrade kit on eBay at a reasonable cost and installed it myself. Hit a snag when one of the trucks in the upgrade kit was missing the pickup roller/wire assembly it was supposed to have. So, what to do? I took the pickup roller assembly off the gray truck and installed in on the silver upgraded truck and it works very well.

So, now the B unit has matching silver trucks along with directional lighting and electro couplers. This is the first upgrade installation I've done myself. Aren't you proud of me, gunrunnerjohn?

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Nicely done Vern, looks factory!! Piece of cake! 😁👍

@Genemed posted:

With the exception of a couple items that they didn’t have at that time, all my layout purchases came from TrainWorld. So, I guess I could browse for a couple days.

Gene

Started going there with my Father since they opened the Lynbrook location in the 70's. In those days I was shopping on the left (HO) side of the store.

Nassau Hobby was a bike ride away when I was a little older too!

So, now the B unit has matching silver trucks along with directional lighting and electro couplers. This is the first upgrade installation I've done myself. Aren't you proud of me, gunrunnerjohn?

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Nice work Vern. Very satisfying when the repairs we take on are successful.

Bob

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I prefer to be stirred, not shaken........

With no nudging required, I picked up the new MTH LIRR Caboose at Trainland yesterday.
As fate would have it, I needed a part for one of the toilets in the house and the supply house is right around the corner from TL.

How lucky can a guy get!

This is total fantasy but high on cool factor with the outline of Lawn-guy-land on both sides in orange and blue.

2023-06-24 17.01.482023-06-24 17.02.54

Looks like the conductor is enjoying a fresh cup of Joe too....

2023-06-24 17.02.12

Bob

That's walk-in refrigerator on a hot Long Island day cool.

@RSJB18 posted:

I prefer to be stirred, not shaken........

With no nudging required, I picked up the new MTH LIRR Caboose at Trainland yesterday.
As fate would have it, I needed a part for one of the toilets in the house and the supply house is right around the corner from TL.

How lucky can a guy get!

This is total fantasy but high on cool factor with the outline of Lawn-guy-land on both sides in orange and blue.

2023-06-24 17.01.482023-06-24 17.02.54

Looks like the conductor is enjoying a fresh cup of Joe too....

2023-06-24 17.02.12

Bob

DUDE!!!! I had the orange one in my hands on Friday but (for the first time ever) a voice in my head told me I had already spent too much money in Trainland for one day. These are truly the coolest fantasy paint jobs I have ever seen. LIRR or NY&A should consider doing this in real life.

You have great taste in rolling stock!

DUDE!!!! I had the orange one in my hands on Friday but (for the first time ever) a voice in my head told me I had already spent too much money in Trainland for one day. These are truly the coolest fantasy paint jobs I have ever seen. LIRR or NY&A should consider doing this in real life.

You have great taste in rolling stock!

Small world....You must have been in there after me cause there was only one left after I picked up mine. I had more cash with me but the same voices were rattling around in my head too. Thanks

@coach joe- When I saw Frank Razz's pix of his, I said how cool it was too. The pictures don't do it justice.

@Dallas Joseph- Those look great in silver.

Bob

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Just a couple RK ( from 2012 )  Union Pacifics  this time.20230625_064853

Enjoy the day in the layout room today everyone.

Funny that the Union Pacific never had any silver diesels, but all were Armour Yellow with Harbor Mist Gray trim. UP silver diesels were strictly O scale manufacturers’ creations.

But nevertheless, these look great. 👍

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DUDE!!!! I had the orange one in my hands on Friday but (for the first time ever)          " a voice in my head told me I had already spent too much money in Trainland for one day. "



Yep, Arnold Cribari said he has finally controlled his buying train items also.    I keep feeling the same way from time to time ......but.......

.......well......... Judy keeps telling me ( by mistake I think ) that there are no pockets in a coffin.

Funny that the Union Pacific never had any silver diesels, but all were Armour Yellow with Harbor Mist Gray trim. UP silver diesels were strictly O scale manufacturers’ creations.

But nevertheless, these look great. 👍

Yep Vern , the Armour Yellow  Premier F7s I have sure look good, kind of a trademark of the UP.

These silver ones were interesting though when I first saw them . I'm planning some work on them in the future. 🤔

Buy?  No.  But Eric, the Razorback Traction Co.'s Acquisition Officer, NYC Office, did send a goodie box:

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Incidentally, Packengers did a superlative job of packing.  The contents arrived intact! 

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Disintegrated wheels notwithstanding, the motor pulls nice and strong and the reverser works! 

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I will be putting an order in for parts in the near future, and the "Laramie Peacock" (extra trivia points if you can figure out the name) will be gracing RTC rails! 

Mitch

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Ever get so excited about wanting to finish a project, that you miss the foresight of what SHOULD have been done first? When I installed the upgrade kit on my UP GP9 B unit yesterday, I failed to notice that even the upgraded trucks with the silver sides were not Harbor Mist Gray, but black! It wasn't until I had changed out the trucks, installed and connected the LCRX circuit board, and put everything. back together that I noticed the front of the trucks were black and not gray.

It wasn't until reading gunrunnerjohn's Chrome Finish On Plastic post this morning, that I remembered I have an unfinished painting project to complete. So, I just completed the front pilots of the trucks and fortunately, I had a bottle of UP's Harbor Mist Gray. It's a little darker, but still looks better than black. If I'd had the foresight, it would have been easier to paint the front of the trucks BEFORE they were installed onto the frame. But oh well, it was a quick job and finally finished.

So, I promise that these photos are the last of my GP9B you'll see in this thread.

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This arrived yesterday. 

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I've been wanting a Genesee reefer for my beer trains for a while.  There have been several versions on eBay, this LOTS convention one, several different Weaver products.  Finally found this one for a price I was happy with.  Now I have a Genny to go with Jim Sutter's Genny Light.

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The only issue, I found the little part below, in the clam shell.  I can't find two empty holes that look like they would accept this little part. Any ideas of where this belongs?

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This arrived yesterday.

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I've been wanting a Genesee reefer for my beer trains for a while.  There have been several versions on eBay, this LOTS convention one, several different Weaver products.  Finally found this one for a price I was happy with.  Now I have a Genny to go with Jim Sutter's Genny Light.

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The only issue, I found the little part below, in the clam shell.  I can't find two empty holes that look like they would accept this little part. Any ideas of where this belongs?

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Joe, I recently got an Atlas car where the door guides are made up of several of those guys instead of a solid strip.

Purchased these first four Lionel Line 2500 series cars, 2530, 2531, 2532, 2534 cars for $175 at Hamburg train meet beginning of June. Last week I purchased the 2533 from Trainz. All four pass. cars are the same w/small rivets holding the name plates on and lighting connections underneath .

I did replace the dome in the 2532 vista dome car. The paint was wore away, so I purchased an oem to replace it.

Oiled the axles, they roll w/no problems, all five can be pulled around w/ 2056 or 682, or 681,or a 1656 w/ no problems

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2533 from Trainz.

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