Postwar Paradise

Fendermain posted:
CoastsideKevin posted:
Fendermain posted:
Leroof posted:

Fendermain, hey put down that computer and riff, the telle is waiting! Lol.

crank it!

Leroof   No tele time yet..cleaned and lubed 022 switches.  Now it's time for some EL 84 fun.  Fendermain

How hard is it to service these winches? I have 11 on my layout that need servicing, so debating paying an expert $20/pop, or doing it myself. I'm working full time right now, so time is at a premium in my life. Thoughts?

Kevin   It's easy and youtube is your friend.  With 11 once you do the first couple and get familiar with the procedure the rest should go quickly.   Fendermain

Good to know, thanks. 

Made good progress on the layout today - videos coming soon!

Leroof posted:

Hey Fendermain! you had a real 57 Custom black beauty with three PAF's, very cool. My 54 black beauty with alnicos and P 90 was a Heavy weight, rib bruiser.  I preferred early the feather weight  LP jrs with my marshall 1930. I  don't have any vintage stuff left, but spanking a blackguard tele was an amazing time. Keif wouldn't have fended off a over zealous fan with a burst! No, I haven't seen that footage, was it with the 59 black guard?  

Playing with PW lionel stuff is a different kind of fun. Looking forward to playing with the new old layout again. Great chillin with you here. Have a good one Fendermain.

 

So many of us share interests. I play Charvels and Kramer’s from 1987. My amp is a 1974 Marshall superlead mode by Dave Friedman played through a 1971 Marshall cab. I play every Sunday morning at church. 

I’m building a 12x25 shelf layout with pw diesels and scale rolling stock. I’ll get some pictures up by Saturday.

Mike

Fendermain, Maybe a Cathedral! Superlead =100 watts of crunch possibly with 4X 12 cab,

could possibly  be some floydrose overdrive ecstasy and fretboard tapping!

Hi there Guitarmike,  glad you get to play ever Sunday.

Also, send photos  when you can, we dig shelf layouts.

thanks.

leroof

Guitarmike..Leroof..tried to do an edit from an old tablet=bad juju.  Anyway, Superlead mega cool and mega loud..need big spaces for those. I had a Marshall 1987x but it was too much for my hearing impaired  self. Low wattage for me now.  Guitarmike we look forward to your pics.     Fendermain

Fendermain posted:
MTN posted:
Fendermain posted:
Leroof posted:

Fendermain, hey put down that computer and riff, the telle is waiting! Lol.

crank it!

Leroof   No tele time yet..cleaned and lubed 022 switches.  Now it's time for some EL 84 fun.  Fendermain

EL84 fun - now we’re talking! I’m an accumulator of tubes (Dynakit/Dynaco MK IV amps, my son has a Fender Blues Jr amp) - he’s using different EL84s he’s been gifted (Mullard, GE, RCA, Tungsram) and a nice RCA 7025 for the preamp section.

As for postwar my AMT/KMT collection and Lionel trains are tucked away in tubs - I’ll dig some out to put under one of our Christmas trees.

MTN  Time to open the tubs and have at it. Nice that your son has the Blues Jr.--they are very popular.  I have often thought about the Dynacos and their brethren but don't know enough to take the plunge. Haven't found any vintage EL 84s for my amps powered as such but have had good luck with Brimar, Hytron and RCA for 6v6 amps.   Fendermain

I have NOS EL84s from Amperex/Philips versions from Holland, Canada, France and a few I’ve probably forgotten, Mullard, Brimar, RCA, GE, Sylvania, Tung-Sol, Westinghouse, Matsush*ta, Telam, Siemens, and EI stockpiled (lots still out there, the hunt never ends). My sons amp can get flavored in a number of different ways.

Dynaco amps are great because you get any parts you need for them - Sunn used the MK-III 60 watt mono amp in their early amps. I have a Maxi digital tester for power tubes and a B&K 747B for preamp tubes and can handle repair work on the Dyna amps - there’s a good Dyna forum that has several folks who are good at diagnosing problems.

As for trains, I’m a pretty good Lionel and Flyer repairman - been awhile since I’ve done any O gauge repairs. I pull postwar out for a Christmas floor layout - I try running trains my dad bought back in the 50s and 60s.

I can't believe how many of us on this Forum are into guitars, amps and O Gauge trains!

I have a Martin classical nylon string with a pick up installed (I think Willie Nelson did the same thing) and a Guild acoustic steel string, but no electric guitars.

Wouldn't it be nice for us train and music lovers to someday get together with Neil Young?

In my little world, I leave this troubled world behind.

MTN  Sounds like you are a tube meister.  How do you source them? Last time I bought NOS was from a dealer... KCA I believe.  I had a Sunn Solarus back in the day...60 watts EL34 as I recall...don't know if it was MK-III powered.

Have fun with the PW trains.     Fendermain

Arnold D. Cribari posted:

I can't believe how many of us on this Forum are into guitars, amps and O Gauge trains!

I have a Martin classical nylon string with a pick up installed (I think Willie Nelson did the same thing) and a Guild acoustic steel string, but no electric guitars.

Wouldn't it be nice for us train and music lovers to someday get together with Neil Young?

Arnold you might what to spice things up like Bob Dylan and add some electric action. "Muddy Waters invented electricity."  A+++++ on the Neil Young thing.      Fendermain

Fendermain posted:
Arnold D. Cribari posted:

I can't believe how many of us on this Forum are into guitars, amps and O Gauge trains!

I have a Martin classical nylon string with a pick up installed (I think Willie Nelson did the same thing) and a Guild acoustic steel string, but no electric guitars.

Wouldn't it be nice for us train and music lovers to someday get together with Neil Young?

Arnold you might what to spice things up like Bob Dylan and add some electric action. "Muddy Waters invented electricity."  A+++++ on the Neil Young thing.      Fendermain

One of my favorite Rock and Roll electric guitarists is Robbie Krieger of The Doors. He could also do flamenco (Spanish Caravan). Last year I posted a train video on this Forum with LA Woman playing in the background.

In my little world, I leave this troubled world behind.

Fendermain posted:

MTN  Sounds like you are a tube meister.  How do you source them? Last time I bought NOS was from a dealer... KCA I believe.  I had a Sunn Solarus back in the day...60 watts EL34 as I recall...don't know if it was MK-III powered.

Have fun with the PW trains.     Fendermain

Auctions, estate sales, word of mouth - I’ve done a lot of research and know how to identity tubes (brand name printed on a tube doesn’t ensure that they made the tube) - as a hobby goes it’s taken a lot of work to get where I am.

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