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    I have been watching video off and on for a...

    I have been watching video off and on for a couple of days now. Being as UP Corporate HE is in Omaha, and I am in Lincoln, I am hoping #4014 makes it there someday soon.

    Wonder what kind of...
  2. Thread: Colourful Steam

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    I apologize if already posted, I have a Con-Cor...

    I apologize if already posted, I have a Con-Cor Hudson I bought new in the 70s in GN Glacier green, they also did a 4-8-4 in That scheme. Bachmann did a craptastic glacier GN 2-8-0. Arnold did a...
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    I have been able to fit new Stewart traction...

    I have been able to fit new Stewart traction tires to a Pacific, but not without breaking a few, try warming with a hair dryer, stretching, then fitting while warm. It would be a shame to do all...
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    I am catching up on this forum and just read...

    I am catching up on this forum and just read through this thread. First of all I say go for it. I fabricated a missing side and some pins for an old Rowa 2-8-4 (notorious for popping pins and...
  5. Thread: T-1 Duplex

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    Victor, If you are interested in this kind of...

    Victor, If you are interested in this kind of thing I highly recommend this book. ...
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    Thanks guys, tried to get on here earlier, but my...

    Thanks guys, tried to get on here earlier, but my phone and the forum were not playing well together. Will text your tips this weekend and report back.
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    Arnold GG1 Newbie Question

    I am the proud new owner of an Arnold GG1, one of those locos that makes no sense for my Midwestern non-electrified plywood empire, but something I wanted since I first saw one (and couldn't afford...
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    I haven't tried that right a radius, but the old...

    I haven't tried that right a radius, but the old Atlas Rivarossi 0-4-0 is I nice little loco and sweet runner. Still around on ebay for $20-30 bucks.
    I would post a pic, but the photo editor in my...
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    I like old N steamers, but for this one maybe...

    I like old N steamers, but for this one maybe throw it hard at the wall and put it out of it's misery...
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    Yes, I have cleaned and lubed and it runs pretty...

    Yes, I have cleaned and lubed and it runs pretty well, it has two wheel pick up on alternating sides of the tender with wires to the loco. Then some big brass strips to four of the drivers. All...
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    So I was picking low hanging fruit today, I...

    So I was picking low hanging fruit today, I bought a Arnold Rapido Pacific on E-bay. It was described as non runninng, asked before the sale if all parts were there, seller said they were so I bid...
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    I know, I worked us off in a different direction...

    I know, I worked us off in a different direction than the topic title, but same general concept.

    These are really pretty amazing locos for their time. Siderods are very nice, boiler detail is...
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    Yes, as I recall you have to finesse the...

    Yes, as I recall you have to finesse the axles/driver's in a bit to get them quartered correctly, much trickier than an Atlas Rivarossi metal geared loco. That plastic or nylon or whatever they used...
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    I did just acquire a Rowa Berkshire that runs...

    I did just acquire a Rowa Berkshire that runs well (after I lubed it and cleaned up the electrical contacts) but it has a tight spot when it creeps forward (very good in reverse) same spot on the...
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    Well I sort of feel I started all this, if not...

    Well I sort of feel I started all this, if not started at least stirred the embers of the smoldering fire. I may have to go peruse some online sites in search of a steam locos or two.
  16. Thanks Victor, I have had a couple 2-8-0s, bought...

    Thanks Victor, I have had a couple 2-8-0s, bought new many years ago, they both had a little friction or catch in the drive, and I didn't dig into them very far because I didn't want to jeopardize a...
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    I tried to sign up for N scale yard sale on Yahoo...

    I tried to sign up for N scale yard sale on Yahoo several days ago, no response or indication that they received my request. Is this normal? I
  18. Victor, sorry for hijacking your other thread,...

    Victor, sorry for hijacking your other thread, further comments are probably more appropriate here.

    I think I get it, the diesel "template" has been developed and used successfully for most every...
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    I am probably the odd man out, though I suspect...

    I am probably the odd man out, though I suspect from your posts you may have a little of it in yourself Victor. The locos that don't run well or reliably get all the running time and attention. ...
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    Victor, great write up, years ago I bought...

    Victor, great write up, years ago I bought probably about 0-8-0s and dozens of Pacifics and Mikados (and countless e8s and FMCs) from Bob Rufe, who apparently bought or acquired all the factory...
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    McNamee, if you need a good can with magnet for...

    McNamee, if you need a good can with magnet for you Pacific drop me a line with your address, I have a few spares, have no use for it.
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    It is amazing stuff, I used it to fix a broken...

    It is amazing stuff, I used it to fix a broken fan on top of a Briggs and Stratton many years ago, and also molded it to replace a chunk in a cast iron fan pulley on an old car I had. Both repairs...
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    Results of Repair/JB Weld

    So I posted a wanted ad for the gear I broke for my old Rivarossi Sw1500 "Cow"
    http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb196/grglmn/20161214_183745_zpsm3vt80g3.jpg
    Then, with some urging by a guy who...
  24. A little off topic, but the ancient Arnold...

    A little off topic, but the ancient Arnold Pacifics had a metal shell and traction tires (but no sand), man they could pull a load.
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    Forgive me if this has been posted before, I...

    Forgive me if this has been posted before, I didn't read all 11 pages....
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