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    Spent the last couple of days chasing to St.Paul...

    Spent the last couple of days chasing to St.Paul and finding the 4014! Brought a buddy, who hasn't seen a steamer in action since 47 or so! And we did catch it several times, and missed it a couple...
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    Well, I think it will probably end up near the...

    Well, I think it will probably end up near the tracks! He was quite jealous when I told him I was going to get to go to St. Paul and see the 4014! Funny thing is, he has been on and driven a diesel...
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    Must have done something right! Ain't no...

    Must have done something right! Ain't no diseasels on the NPBH! We ran the first sales guy out on a rail after a little bit of hot diesel and freshly sheared wool re-dressed him! Then the next one...
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    My oldest son came down for a few days and...

    My oldest son came down for a few days and brought his dad a combination Christmas bday gift!! It is a DC unit that will have to get DCC'd, but hey! It's the thought that counts!!
    :cheers:
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    Yes, that is the manual reset button. Follow the...

    Yes, that is the manual reset button. Follow the directions posted here, and give that a try. It worked for me once. There are some amazing sounds available on their sound chip. However, mine blew...
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    Saw a couple of lost UP units up here leading a...

    Saw a couple of lost UP units up here leading a wind generator parts train,103818103819
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    Tried the DCC recycle and all. Just not happy...

    Tried the DCC recycle and all. Just not happy with the performance of the decoder. Was looking and it appears ESU has issued a new version of the Loksound chip, v.5! Anybody play with one yet?
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    BLI T-1 issues

    OK, so we all know of the issues I had with the first one of these I recieved.

    Now, the one I have that worked, doesn't. The sounds all work fine, but the motor is totally unresponsive, even after...
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    And after landing in Terry, 5 minutes after the...

    And after landing in Terry, 5 minutes after the oil can blew through, this train load of wind generator blades powered up and headed east. A friend of mine donated the NP wooden caboose to Terry, and...
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    And Sunday I stopped at the overpass at Fallon. I...

    And Sunday I stopped at the overpass at Fallon. I saw this westbound across the river south of the interstate as I was heading for Terry.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVAf3ViZqkg
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    Got this guy last week eastbound on a windy day!...

    Got this guy last week eastbound on a windy day!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcZ3NLNZSP0&t=4s
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    Got to be involved with the electrical upgrade of...

    Got to be involved with the electrical upgrade of those 2 former MRL units back in 1995-6, and it is good to see them still running out there.

    Here's a vid I took on Fathers Day morning of the...
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    Sanded grout is great. I mix mine with some fine...

    Sanded grout is great. I mix mine with some fine ballast, and not much of that, but it adds a bit of texture to the mix.
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    These Model Power Mikes are just wonderfully...

    These Model Power Mikes are just wonderfully reliable little jewels. They take mods well and just keep ticking!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0FTXs8bC1U
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    And a second view, ...

    And a second view,


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CM-Bv4N_Ac
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    Made time Fathers Day morning to run some trains!...

    Made time Fathers Day morning to run some trains! Other than the pickup and decoder issues with these things, they are beauties!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FgKISD0gW4
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    I have heard a lot of good things about the new...

    I have heard a lot of good things about the new Model Power/ MRC 2-6-0's and 4-4-0's. The boilers are heavy and made of metal, with improved pickup over the initial MRC offerings.
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    Thanks! A quiet mechanism is an excellent start....

    Thanks! A quiet mechanism is an excellent start. I think I am deciding to drop the BLI sound card from the T-1. It has some nice sounds, but is a pain with no memory and the SLOW, SLOW headlight...
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    Made this quick video today after fixing the...

    Made this quick video today after fixing the solder joint pictured below.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvjVicHUe3I

    Got up this morning and fixed some solder joints.
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  20. Thanks to all!! Spent most of the day resting and...

    Thanks to all!! Spent most of the day resting and napping due to sinus infection, but did get out finally!
    Allright guys, I didn't get to see anything super unusual, but a couple of fallen flag...
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    So, the consensus is that you need to build this!...

    So, the consensus is that you need to build this! Put a little "F" by the steps at the long hood end, so when the nutcases heads explode, you can point them at that! And laigh, bwahahahaha!

    No,...
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    Steam rules!! Woohoo!!!! That was a great...

    Steam rules!! Woohoo!!!!

    That was a great video, thanks!

    Did I say Steam rules!!
  23. BOOKS! BOOKS! BOOKS :good-evil:!

    BOOKS! BOOKS! BOOKS

    :good-evil:!
  24. I want to see a Moose trying to pull the paper...

    I want to see a Moose trying to pull the paper off the muffin with his hooveses! Is there really going to be a kids book? My grandkids will love it!

    :idea::slap-head:
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-YFo_Ywbxs ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-YFo_Ywbxs

    Surely am happy with Model Power/ MRC's steam locos. Reliable and stout!
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