Still trying to do train stuff but truck takes priority.   purchased  Pulse Tech 735x150 24v Battery Maintenance Military Truck ,generator  to keep my batteries charged Ok this is cool

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Ok the not so cool stuff 2 x GM TYPE ISOLATED GROUND MILITARY VEHICLE CUCV 12 VOLT 100 AMP ALTERNATOR when it rains it pores.

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Suncoast Regional Coordinator 

First Florida  Chapter of the MVPA HAZMAT SME(RID,DOD,IATA,ADR,CFR 49)  

 

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I came across this boxcar and had to purchase it! I have been looking for the yellow version of this car for about five years.    When my dad got laid off back in the 80's he took a contract with this company to help build a set of real train cars for an amusement park in Canada.  They had some promotional KMT cars manufactured for employees at some point.  I received the orange car from him.   I finally found the yellow version!

Before his health deteriorated I asked him enough questions about the real train cars to track them down. Thanks to a few emails with forum members,  and few emails to various parks,  I was able to track the actual cars to Dorney Park and the Omaha zoo. I hope to take a trip to one of those locations this summer.

 

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D&H 65 posted:

....Just missed flying these (our squadron had just upgraded to Hueys)......

I flew Hueys myself, so did Dad.  It was a great father/son moment when we flew together once.

I had the honor of flying with the some of the last Vietnam Huey pilots.  Loved every minute of it.

To this day, nothing beats the "Sound of Freedom"

To compliment my Milwaukee Road F-7 (Weaver brass) I added this A class Atlantic.  The Overland model appears to be  1960's or 70's vintage, judging by the primitive drive train.  A future repaint will take a bit of skill and a pair of big ones.

 

Completely designed with your mind in mind.

brwebster posted:

To compliment my Milwaukee Road F-7 (Weaver brass) I added this A class Atlantic.  The Overland model appears to be  1960's or 70's vintage, judging by the primitive drive train.  A future repaint will take a bit of skill and a pair of big ones.

 

That's really cool, Is it conventional or command?

US Army retired

Suncoast Regional Coordinator 

First Florida  Chapter of the MVPA HAZMAT SME(RID,DOD,IATA,ADR,CFR 49)  

 

Ok finally some cool stuff. About a month ago I bought a pair of Atlas GN GP35s off the Bay. With all that I had going on I pulled the trigger and bought these as one rarely ever show up on Ebay and two because I was stupid enough to let the last ones that showed up back in I think October to get away.

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Then this popped and grabbed this: Atlas GN Extended Vision Cab which is correct as all the GN Extended Vision Cabs were delivered in the BSB scheme.

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Don't remember if I posted these

but added to my herd of Zebras. Atlas ATSF GP9( now I have all three ) and RSD7/15 ( and now have both TMCC versions)

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And  Lionel GN U33C from a forum member

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Ok Cool for me

 

US Army retired

Suncoast Regional Coordinator 

First Florida  Chapter of the MVPA HAZMAT SME(RID,DOD,IATA,ADR,CFR 49)  

 

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A few months ago I went through all my train stuff and decided I had enough trains and plenty of projects to complete. No new trains for a while. Then I go to a small local train show and found this Weaver Army Transportation Corps Consolidation:

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Fantastic price, cruise control equipped, and would look perfect with my WWII troop train so it came home with me. Runs great, my only complaint is the sound quality is poor and the speaker is going to have to be replaced.

 

Ken

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Picked this Cragstan VINTAGE 1950s METAL CAP FIRED ARMY CANNON - JAPAN    up at the meadowlands flea market last Saturday for $5.00.
 This cannon is a little to wide for Prewar O gauge so I think I will use it on a standard gauge flat car.
Will make a wood type wheel cocks platform that mounts on the flat car to hold the cannon in place.
Then to make this more of a standard gauge toy like flat car, I will stack some small cap boxes and shells/bullets  (that I have to make) on the flats card as  a extra supplies for the cannon.

If I do not use the flat car idea, I always could make one on my tin Hallmark houses a American Legion Hall with a cannon out front.

The quarter is just for cannon dimensions.

I also saw the box for the cannon on eBay (did not buy just copied the pictures).

RonH

Don't Junk it, Make it Work!

 

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I found this giant 4' x 6' movie poster that was originally displayed in a city bus shelter.  I confess I've never seen the movie and don't intend to... the animation creeps me out (uncanny valley).  Anyway, it's a cool image and will definitely be a conversation piece once I get my dedicated train room going in a few years

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I counted my chicken before it hatched...  the post office delivered a battered package which was opened and no poster inside.  D--- you USPS!!!

"I confess I've never seen the movie and don't intend to"

Ah...the fickle finger of fate! Or, was it the dreaded "Announcer's Curse"?
Looks like a movie ain't all you'll never see!

Mark Boyce posted:

I received a big order of GarGraves track today.  Big to me, that is!

Any track for the new layout is a "big order"   It's like proposing to your girl....you've officially made a serious commitment.  Now the fun begins, Mark.

Bruce

Completely designed with your mind in mind.

Sometimes I gamble when it comes to purchases.  Case in point....a Dallee deluxe steam sound system that had been previously installed.  As is, no guarantee for $25.  The polyphonic system produces all the usual steam loco sounds through 3 channels.   2 of the 3 existing speakers were trash so I swapped them all out for matching enclosed 8 ohm, 2 watt cubes.  While most of the wiring harness existed, the 8 wire tether was missing.  I cobbled one together ( bottom center ) which I hope speeds some future installation.  I plugged in the 9V power and prayed while flipping the on switch.  The idle sounds came to life, and adding a chuff switch got them activated too.

Along with the instructions there was an original bill of sale, which included a mysteriously missing $99 Locomatic Controller that totaled just north of $600

Bruce

Completely designed with your mind in mind.

brwebster posted:

To compliment my Milwaukee Road F-7 (Weaver brass) I added this A class Atlantic.  The Overland model appears to be  1960's or 70's vintage, judging by the primitive drive train.  A future repaint will take a bit of skill and a pair of big ones.

 

Very nice. 

 

Bought a new Lionel version ( Atlantic) from ebay a few months ago along with matching 18" aluminum passenger cars.  However, they were rib sided as opposed to smooth sided with the beaver tail observation car that goes with the Atlantic.   The rib sided versions were made for the F7 Milwaukee Road Hudson which came along about 3 years later.

Has Rail Sounds 5 and smokes like a champ which surprised me.

Didn't know that anyone else made this engine in O gauge.

 

daylight posted:
brwebster posted:

To compliment my Milwaukee Road F-7 (Weaver brass) I added this A class Atlantic.  The Overland model appears to be  1960's or 70's vintage, judging by the primitive drive train.  A future repaint will take a bit of skill and a pair of big ones.

 

Very nice. 

 

Bought a new Lionel version ( Atlantic) from ebay a few months ago along with matching 18" aluminum passenger cars.  However, they were rib sided as opposed to smooth sided with the beaver tail observation car that goes with the Atlantic.   The rib sided versions were made for the F7 Milwaukee Road Hudson which came along about 3 years later.

Has Rail Sounds 5 and smokes like a champ which surprised me.

Didn't know that anyone else made this engine in O gauge.

 

Incorrect. The rib-sided cars Lionel modeled in its 2006 release were based on the cars the Milwaukee Road began introducing in 1936, one year after unveiling the Hiawatha Atlantics. Those four locomotives pulled those cars until the Hudsons were introduced. Source: "The Hiawatha Story" by Jim Scribbins, the authoritative author on all things Milwaukee Road from the Hiawatha era to the 1970s.

Also, the Hiawatha Atlantic has been rendered four other times in O gauge: Lionel's 1937 release, Lionel's 1988 release, Weaver's 2003 release, and Lionel's 2006 release. I was unaware of this Overland model.

Jim R. 

suzukovich posted

That's really cool, Is it conventional or command?

Being 2 rail, a basic can motor is all it's got.  I'm thinking about converting it to 3RS if it can be done without destroying the originality.  It's probably worth more to the collector left as is.

Bruce

Completely designed with your mind in mind.

paul 2 posted:

Mark, sometimes the quest goes on for so long but at the right moment you were there to get those great looking cabooses............Paul

You are right Paul.  Recently someone posted an I-12 here on the forum.  I saw it 7 minutes after he posted it, so I quickly sent off an email, and he told me someone had beat me to it.  I never expected to find another so soon

Mark Boyce posted:
paul 2 posted:

Mark, sometimes the quest goes on for so long but at the right moment you were there to get those great looking cabooses............Paul

You are right Paul.  Recently someone posted an I-12 here on the forum.  I saw it 7 minutes after he posted it, so I quickly sent off an email, and he told me someone had beat me to it.  I never expected to find another so soon

Got a good solution to that problem Mark...

I posted on the WTB forum and let them come to me! Worked great!

I really regret selling my Blue I-12 a few years ago. Beautiful caboose. I'm very glad to have gotten a Chessie I-12, with window screens, thanks to the WTB forum. Paid more than I should have but you won't find an I-12 for cheap these days!

For you kit builders, I just got my new River Leaf local theater kit. This is a model of the TELENEWS Theater that was in San Francisco on Market St. It started as a news reel theater during the World War Two. The stock kit comes as the "Gary Theater" but Andre can make it in any name you want. This is my third kit from River Leaf. They are lots of fun to modify and super easy to build. Just paint, assemble and light. For you first time kit builders, this is a good one to try. The footprint is small so it should fit on almost any layout. Yet another winner for River Leaf. http://www.google.com/search?h...33.40e1_3z3xWM#spf=1

 

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Jim McGehee posted:

My wife bought me this little choo choo to end my stuffy nose and dry mouth at nights. Works well!

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Jim, 

My 3 year-old has a stuffy nose. This would be perfect for him. Where did you get it?

Tom.

There's a right way, a wrong way, and a Skagway

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