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A happy F E F to all here! (And Happy Valentines Day if you do that )

Spring '99 Maple Festival Special, Meyersdale, Pa:

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A generic Powder River coal train in Eastern Wy/Western Nebraska, c. 1991:

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In da' Burgh, c. '98:

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{I lied. From the pantograph this is obviously the rear-end }

Dead front end:

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Front end drama courtesy the Winter Sun:

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The other front end:

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And finally, a front end of a different kind:

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More photos from the past

My FCMTS club traveling modular layout – don’t recall the respective locations - in December 2015…

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…and September 2016

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As with most of what ever items I sell off, I regret it years later.  Loved this RailKing consist with the “Bloody Nose” that I put together then (had to use the full length dome car to simulate my long wished for Viewliner 😊 ) but now looking towards the future with Premier & GGD equipment.

Happy FEF! 

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Guys : In an astounding development, the Leonardtown and Savannah (long and skinny) in an attempt to improve the speed of their Savannah - Atlanta express has contracted with Japanese Rail authorities to try out the Japanese "Bullet" train on their line.  With the generous agreement of operating labor, the management has imported a train set for trial.  The attached shows the inaugural run using Japanese operators with L&S operators riding as coach / trainer poised for the first trial run to Atlanta.  GO L&S !!

Bullet train front

Happy Front End Friday !

Bullet train side view

Side view of trainset - showing happy passengers

Bullet Train end and trade mark

Rear end view - showing trademark

 

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Box -  this was purchased by me, new in box, in Okinawa, Japan

Happy Front End Friday everyone

Don McErlean

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Don McErlean posted:

Guys : In an astounding development, the Leonardtown and Savannah (long and skinny) in an attempt to improve the speed of their Savannah - Atlanta express has contracted with Japanese Rail authorities to try out the Japanese "Bullet" train on their line.  With the generous agreement of operating labor, the management has imported a train set for trial.  The attached shows the inaugural run using Japanese operators with L&S operators riding as coach / trainer poised for the first trial run to Atlanta.  GO L&S !!

Bullet train front

Happy Front End Friday !

Bullet train side view

Side view of trainset - showing happy passengers

Bullet Train end and trade mark

Rear end view - showing trademark

 

Bullet train box 2

Box -  this was purchased by me, new in box, in Okinawa, Japan

Happy Front End Friday everyone

Don McErlean

Not to stray off topic. I saw the "Friction Powered" on the box and didn't realize what it meant until I googled it.😀. Interesting item.  Do you have an idea what period it was produced?

Kevin: Ahhh...you have discovered my secret, this is not a track train but is in fact a floor toy that is friction powered, meaning you push it along the floor to sort of wind up the motor and then let it go and it zooms across the floor under its own power. However it is actually O gauge and the wheels do fit (more or less) the track which is why I put it there for the FEF picture.

The toy was purchased new at a small "mom and pop" toy store in Okinawa, Japan in 1987 when I visited our AF base there.  It was brand new in the box so I would assume its date of manufacture was not too far off of the purchase date.  Shopping in this rather small and rural like town was an interesting experience.  The proprietors (yes "mom and pop") could not have been more wonderful and friendly (although neither spoke much English).  When I made clear I wanted to buy toys for my two sons they were very pleased and friendly and went to great extent to show me their merchandise and demonstrate how the various toys worked.  After I made my selections, the toys were carefully wrapped in decorative paper (like Christmas presents) for me to take home.  For us  Walmart trained folks, that shopping experience was quite unique and really very pleasant.

Don McErlean

Yes, I remember friction-powered toys! Had several of them I am sure. They would be more properly called "flywheel-drive". You pushed them initially to spin the flywheel up to speed and then that stored energy kept them going for a ways. IIRC they didn't last very long because energetic pushing tended to strip the gears, of which there were several speed multiplication steps. 

Don McErlean posted:

Kevin: Ahhh...you have discovered my secret, this is not a track train but is in fact a floor toy that is friction powered, meaning you push it along the floor to sort of wind up the motor and then let it go and it zooms across the floor under its own power. However it is actually O gauge and the wheels do fit (more or less) the track which is why I put it there for the FEF picture.

The toy was purchased new at a small "mom and pop" toy store in Okinawa, Japan in 1987 when I visited our AF base there.  It was brand new in the box so I would assume its date of manufacture was not too far off of the purchase date.  Shopping in this rather small and rural like town was an interesting experience.  The proprietors (yes "mom and pop") could not have been more wonderful and friendly (although neither spoke much English).  When I made clear I wanted to buy toys for my two sons they were very pleased and friendly and went to great extent to show me their merchandise and demonstrate how the various toys worked.  After I made my selections, the toys were carefully wrapped in decorative paper (like Christmas presents) for me to take home.  For us  Walmart trained folks, that shopping experience was quite unique and really very pleasant.

Don McErlean

Cool back story Don.  Several of the 1/32-1/43 size diecast cars on sale in the drug stores now are pull and go, so probably based off the same concept.

Hi Guys:  An unexpected increase in passenger traffic headed from Savannah to Atlanta has caught the L&S short on motive power (EMD is a little slow with those F's we ordered).  So, out of the ready line comes Hafner streamlined steam power ready to take the 5 pm "Business Man's Special" up to the big city.  Be there in time for cocktails and a late dinner.

Hafner Steamer

Happy F.E.F.  Don McErlean

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