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Matt,

That's a good looking piece of wall art..congratulations.

 

I needed some parts to complete a small O-Gauge passenger car. I called a dear friend in Florida to see if he had any. He had just the part. He said that he would mail the half dozen parts to me. I didn't think about it any longer. The parts arrived in a priority mailer. Inside the USPS mailer was a like new Parts Envelope from Madison Hardware that had my parts..                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

I picked up some items at the Hamburg, PA show last Sunday:

 

6464-525 M&StL Boxcar and 6802 LL flat with girders to complete a 1958 Super O GP9 set for the dealer I repair for.  He has the other cars, the GP in OB and the set box.

 

A chrome Marx two light tower.  I'm trying to replace the black towers on my layout with the harder to find chrome ones.  I've got 6 or 7 now.

 

Many parts.  The two shops I service for continue to keep me very busy.

Nothing since that Stone Mill kit I hunted for a few years.  I have it  built and am building it a log flume ...only about 3/5th of one of two towers needed built cutting and notching bamboo stakes.Not an exciting job, and I am a slacker, but am even thinking about building a cabin and log shafthouse from this stuff...hope I forget about that.  Uh, wasn't that Drake (first) Oil Well in Pa. built with logs? (never mind)

Originally Posted by Matt Makens:

I found this on that one site the day before my birfday. Ive been looking for this for a year and a half. The frame is a Micheal's off the shelf. Looks nice

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Guys!!! That is not just some poster that you can get at Michaels. That is a signed and numbered Angela Trotta Thomas print circa 2001. She only made 750. Only the frame came from Michaels. I have a copy too. I met Angela at the TCA convention in 2002 and bought that one and two others.

 

I recently scored a goodie from Trainz on the bay. I finally found a K-line 21" Milwaukee Road skytop obs to complete my set which will be pulled by 261, for excursion specials on my layout. It should be here later this week.

Recently I made a couple of acquisitions at incredible prices.  The first was a Lionel legacy SD 70ACE in the fantasy Virginian livery for only $320.00 from Sidetrack Hobbies.  The other was a set of MTH 418 Standard Gauge orange Passenger cars I won on E-Bay for the incredible price of $230.00.  This set is in virtually like new condition.  I don't get lucky very often so this was quite unusual for me. 

Originally Posted by Passenger Train Collector:

"I finally found a K-line 21" Milwaukee Road skytop obs"

 

Great find Elliott. One of the nicest style observation cars ever made.

Thanks Brian, and I agree.

 

I should have thought to ask you this a long time ago. Did K-line ever release the six car Milwaukee Road set that included the Cedar Rapids? The one I found was the Dell Rapids. At this point, I'm just happy to have one, but if I was going to get picky about it, the Cedar Rapids would be the bomb.

the list is too long .

5-tunnel portals

3 retaining walls.

9 ore cars

2 coal cars

2 box cars

UP Berkshire JR

Crescent locomotive works station and 2 short 1 long platforms

Cresent Locomotive works servicing platforms

Cresent Locomotive works watchman shed

2 cruise commanders

1 railsounds

1 water tower

1 SD40 T-2

6 fastrack switches

50 10 inch track

coal tower

 this list doesn't include any wood or scerney ground cover I bought which I bought ballast tree's and such.

 

Don't ask my wife she might say I have an Issue. but the way she is looking at it it's cheaper than my hotrod. last summer it got new paint new suspension new trans new motor  new radiator new drive shaft, new exhaust. new sound system, so trains are cheaper

 

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Originally Posted by FloridaCoastJoe:

Mill City

 

Is GREEN SPOT something that's currently available

 

I like Irish Whiskey too!!

Yes, Joe. Though, not easily found, and no wonder with production limited to 500 case per annum. Green Spot is a 9 year old double wood. Famed Yellow Spot, a 12 year triple wood, last bottled in the 50's, should hit the shores soon. There was once a Red Spot to round out the range.

These brands are of the Midleton Distillery family of Cork, Ireland. I can strongly recommend any of these to those that enjoy triple distilled whisky. My go-to is the Jameson 12 year. Expect to drop 60 to 80 green spots for the Green Spot.

Thanks Mill City

 

I have had Middleton(excellent) and Red Breast.

 

Never knew about the "Spot" ones will look for them.

 

If you have a COSTCO near you they have a 18 year old under the Kirkland label that is crazy affordable and really good.

 

To keep this Train related

 

On Friday and/or Saturday nights when my son and I run the trains I like to sip a Bourbon, Scotch, or Whiskey while Joey runs the trains  Lately it has been more fun since we picked up those LionChief Locomotives!!!!

 

Thanks for the info!!!

Originally Posted by FloridaCoastJoe:

Thanks Mill City

 

I have had Middleton(excellent) and Red Breast.

 

Never knew about the "Spot" ones will look for them.

 

If you have a COSTCO near you they have a 18 year old under the Kirkland label that is crazy affordable and really good.

 

To keep this Train related

 

On Friday and/or Saturday nights when my son and I run the trains I like to sip a Bourbon, Scotch, or Whiskey while Joey runs the trains  Lately it has been more fun since we picked up those LionChief Locomotives!!!!

 

Thanks for the info!!!

And who said trains and adult beverages don't mix. Since my layout is all boxed up now, I can only enjoy the sipping aspect.

 

Thanks for the Kirkland tip. Unfortunately, the local Costco does not have an adult beverage department, but I'll check other locations. Two Gingers was developed by an entrepreneur here in Minneapolis and is serviceable considering the price-point.

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I have way too many trains for the size of my layout, so I procrastinate a lot about what I buy. Nothing of late has caught my fancy, so I am holding out for my wish list items:

  • Rail King open 12 or 14 bench trolley with PS3 in Connecticut and in Brooklyn (Red & Cream) livery;
  • Rail King wood sided interurban car with PS3 that I can repaint to mimic the New York & North Shore Traction Company's cars;
  • Rail King BRT open platform subway cars;
  • Rail King articulated locomotives.

 

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my sister found a Portland Rose menu.  have several menus.  the smallest i was able to find a free standing double sided lucite from so both sides of the menu could be viewed. these others i have are larger (the largest being about 12x17).  have never been able to find the same kind of frame for them.  would certainly appreciate ideas that would permit viewed of both sides.  custom built would be costly.

Boy, compared to some of the stuff listed, mine is a minor purchase but it will look great on the layout. I ordered them from Die-Cast Direct so I don't have them yet.

A 1937 Ford Tractor Trailer with Roadway markings and a 1947 International KB-12 Tractor with Crouse Cartage Co. painted on the doors of this yellow tractor. They both are 1/43.

Originally Posted by mack:

"Cool" to me, that is:

 

1) I acquired 2 pair of MINT in the box Super O 112 automatic switches plus 3 MINT in the box Super O 145 manual switches for $42.00 total.

 

2) I acquired a MINT MTH scale Dreyfuss for $305.00. I have custom Super O curves up to O-63 so this beauty will have no problem

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I got the same Dreyfuss. Where did you get yours?

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When I picked up my Natty Boh reefer from Paul Strickland, the budget would handle "one". By random selection, I got road number 12009. I have regretted for years not getting 12008 too. Recently, an OGR member afforded me the opportunity to complete the set (thank you Gene).

 

 

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Gilly

 

BTW, I'm on my last of 7 cases of Natty Boh I bought on my last trip to York. A can went into tonight's Chili pot. Before Paul's project, I had never even heard of Natty Boh. It is now one of my favorites!

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As reported in an earlier post, I just picked up my set of C&NW F-7 AAs from Lionel. Putting them on the track, they stuttered along a few inches and then derailed. Repeatedly.

 

Usually, Lionel diesels run fine right out-of-the-box but not this set. Looking at the underside, I noted that the gears were bone dry -- not a bit of grease. Also, one of the powered trucks would not turn at all when manually spun.

 

I greased  all the gears and oiled the wheels as indicated in the owner's manual and tried again. Some progress. The engine ran very slowly and hesitantly but stayed on the track. I applied more grease to the gears and worked the power trucks manually and finally got them turning a bit.

 

Tried running again and they finally started running smoother. After a couple of times around the layout, they got their legs and picked up speed, etc.

 

I am not used to engines coming in that stiff and with no grease on them at all. Is this the new standard from Lionel's factory?

I just obtained a new 18005 / 700E Hudson. Was listed on the auction site as used, but it turns out it was never run. Got it for less than half the going rate for same models. My first "real" steamer (aside from RTR K-Line Pacific).

 

Always kicked myself for not obtaining a 1937 700E back in the 70's when they were about $700. Now I just have to rework the layout to include some broader curves!

I just got off the original owners widow three sets in the boxes.   Lionel 224e set, lionel 636 streamline set, and an American Flyer steam tin plate set.   Also included were Marx lights, two circuit breakers lights, an American Flyer tin plate shed and a bunch of other stuff.  I also got what looks like pre-war Lionel o gauge straight track that is 15 inch long.  Never saw them before.  Trains are in excellent shape and they ran right out of the box.

The beginning of something different and a new part of this hobby, I have

not been involved, in,:   THE  strong, and EARNEST, search for a desired product.

 KLine,  Denali,  ALaska , Business car!!!!!!!!

 I now must complete the passenger consist!!

 

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Originally Posted by mack:

Nicks Trains, my Dreyfuss was an estate sale find. The elderly gentleman had most of his trains unopened . The Dreyfuss was displayed behind glass doors in a mahogany antique bookcase. He did not have a layout. This engine was/is flawless. I love the illuminated drivers.

Mack

WOW. What a find. I paid more and mine was a steal.

Originally Posted by Carl Orton:

I just obtained a new 18005 / 700E Hudson. Was listed on the auction site as used, but it turns out it was never run. Got it for less than half the going rate for same models. My first "real" steamer (aside from RTR K-Line Pacific).

 

Always kicked myself for not obtaining a 1937 700E back in the 70's when they were about $700. Now I just have to rework the layout to include some broader curves!

Might it have been on stout auctions? I wanted it but was too much for me.

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