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It’s a double edge sword. My dad used to collect small farm tractors. I can remember a few conversations he had with potential sellers that they were going to restore it. Most of them, either because of age or obvious health problems, we knew they were never going to restore the item. But, then, it’s their’s to do with as they wish. Sad to see some items just rust away to scrap.

Steve

I do have my older brothers' #41 Army Gas Turbine that has a broken shell and a halting motor.  I can only do so much with the shell--if I replace it, it isn't their engine anymore--but I do want to go through the motor and get it--uh, grinding--again, just like it used to do.

Related but not the same:  someday I intend to strip the CC out of my ailing CC engines and replace the guts with simple rectifiers/reversing units so that I can run them conventionally.  For now, they limp along (when they can be coaxed into it).

I worry about the life of my newer engines.   Unlike postwar, if the electronics eventually go belly up, what will I be able to do with it?

Best idea I've heard yet?...

Park 'em DOA in that multi-stall roundhouse, nose out.     Don't have a multi-stall roundhouse?  Here's the best excuse to have one...IMHO, of course.  You know, sort of a 'motive power mausoleum-in-the-round'?

Better yet, get a GL600 Machinery Shop sound board from George at ITT Products, play it through a couple quality speakers within/beneath the structure.  Add lots of interior/exterior lights for that night scene, too!   Not only that, the roundhouse will help keep the dust off of them!

Heck, the turntable doesn't even need programming to those tracks!   I'd bet most visitors would be impressed just to see an engine on the turntable take a 360° spin just for a photo-op.

Smile when visitors heap admirations about your (growing?) stable of horsepower.

Now who's the 'dummy'??

Lemons can make excellent lemonade, after all.

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Just got one - picked up a Glenn Toy 'standard gauge' 0-6-0, very excited, these are hard to find, looked like it was all there. So I get it today - the ****ed thing is G gauge and boy is it a mess, like a Toonerville Trolley, drivers all over the place, and doesn't even have a worm gear on any axle. I've been cursed with the G gauge surprise more than once.

Shame of it, is that a friend of mine just picked up one, beautifully done, most likely a Hendrichs drive, great price, perfect running condition.

Jim

Just got one - picked up a Glenn Toy 'standard gauge' 0-6-0, very excited, these are hard to find, looked like it was all there. So I get it today - the ****ed thing is G gauge and boy is it a mess, like a Toonerville Trolley, drivers all over the place, and doesn't even have a worm gear on any axle. I've been cursed with the G gauge surprise more than once.

Shame of it, is that a friend of mine just picked up one, beautifully done, most likely a Hendrichs drive, great price, perfect running condition.

Jim

You needed another project

Steve

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