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    btw the set came in Con-Cor 'wood-grain' box with...

    btw the set came in Con-Cor 'wood-grain' box with some interesting literature:
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    Very nice! The double-heading is particularly...

    Very nice! The double-heading is particularly nice.

    Dave
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    Right on! I have 94 C&O coal hoppers, each with a...

    Right on! I have 94 C&O coal hoppers, each with a unique number. Whether or not they can be seen, each has a different road number.
    Dave
  4. The final car for my businessman's local

    The final car for my businessman's local
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    Does the interior include the Uniscope instrument...

    Does the interior include the Uniscope instrument pod?

    Thanks,
    Dave
  6. Thread: Bachmann E-1

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    Oh my. I resisted buying one last time because I...

    Oh my. I resisted buying one last time because I had too many B&O locomotives. Maybe this time I can convince myself to replace my ancient ConCor/RivaRossi 2-8-8-0 (which I suspect is not really an...
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    Sticky: On the outside track, yes, thanks. Love that...

    On the outside track, yes, thanks. Love that SkyTop and SuperDome :) and a LifeLike Erie-built heads it up.

    The inside track is the newest addition, a Model Power 4-4-0 and MicroTrains...
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    Sticky: And I just added another Milwaukee Road train by...

    And I just added another Milwaukee Road train by the depot - and this Arnold "500 Years of America" set is one I bet not many have seen:
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    Sticky: I forgot to mention that I also like Circus...

    I forgot to mention that I also like Circus trains and Armed Forces trains - I have a bunch of them, some shown here:
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    Sticky: A few more are in process, but that pretty much...

    A few more are in process, but that pretty much covers it. As you can see, I am more of a collector than an operator (although I can run 2 trains at a time in the coffee table layout). I guess we...
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    Sticky: and during the holidays (Halloween is my wife's...

    and during the holidays (Halloween is my wife's favorite):
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    Sticky: OK here's a few more:

    OK here's a few more:
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    Sticky: and yet still more:

    and yet still more:
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    Sticky: and here are some more:

    and here are some more:
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    Sticky: Well I *only* have 80 locos, however I am happy...

    Well I *only* have 80 locos, however I am happy to say all but 6 are on display in my living room, den or kitchen.

    Here's a breakdown: 49 Steam, 2 Electric, 29 Diesel (all but a very few 1st...
  16. Well I'm in my 70's and have arthritis...

    Well I'm in my 70's and have arthritis (thankfully only lower joints so far), not-so-good eyesight (although fancy cataract lenses helped), and shaky hands ... but I just have a martini or so and I'm...
  17. NZ is 'down under' eh? Just like water swirls...

    NZ is 'down under' eh? Just like water swirls down yours versus ours drains otherclockwise, similarly trains run better the other way. :p
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    15 years ago youngest granddaughter would have...

    15 years ago youngest granddaughter would have wanted Bob the Builder :)
  19. Hurricane with flood waters that inundate...

    Hurricane with flood waters that inundate displays (why do I have my Key 2-6-6-6 on the lowest shelf?!?!?)
  20. Hey! How'd you get that cool moose smilie?...

    Hey! How'd you get that cool moose smilie? :confused:
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    Ummm, ... ??? 103799 Dave

    Ummm, ... ???

    103799

    Dave
  22. I'm not really worried about the Visa - unless...

    I'm not really worried about the Visa - unless some automated system did something the owner didn't know about. And no charge has shown up yet so it's unlikely to happen.

    Hope he's OK.

    Dave
  23. Decided to change my local to a fast...

    Decided to change my local to a fast businessman's train (which would also take fast express cars between major cities), so added parlor and dining cars:

    103787 103788

    Dave
  24. Actually this tale has a happy ending (except for...

    Actually this tale has a happy ending (except for the possibility of a Visa charge) - I checked at Brooklyn Loco Works (I have bought countless trains from Pete over about 30 years)(I know he is...
  25. I kind of guessed that, however you'd...

    <sigh> I kind of guessed that, however you'd think that he wouldn't show a website and take orders if that were so. I'll consider it a lost cause and buy elsewhere.

    Hopefully the charge to my...
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