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    I attended the funeral for a dear friend of mine today, Mr. Chris Fauerbach. Chris's grandfather was the last President of the Fauerbach Brewing Co. of Madison, WI. I found a guy who will make decals for their wood reefers in N scale. Taking orders.... $5 per set.

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    So the overwhelming result of my informal DT-6-6-2000 poll is to do it in DSSA Transition colors. Boy, it won't be easy but I'll give it a shot.

    Going to order Fauerbach decals, my cost is 5 bucks a set, 20 minimum. I'm ordering 4 sets ($20) if anyone wants in speak now or forever hold your peace. Your cost is $5 per set plus postage.

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    I'll throw a spanner in the works and vote for MAROON. I think it looks classier and shows off the locos unique lines nicely
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    There's a Conrail C-630 on the property! Nice running loco. Never cared for the Conrail livery but what a cool loco!

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    I sense a stampede coming...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdjr View Post
    I sense a stampede coming...
    There'll be one soon unless some photos appear of this alleged Conrail apparition.

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    Alleged apparition shall be photographed tonight! Shell, sideframes and brass handrails are on their way from James' Train Parts in the UK! And yes, James has not forgotten about the RS-27 shell project, so friends of the Dolly Sisters, the GBW and other RS-27 roads, stay tuned!

    I have decided to do the DT-6-6-2000 in the Maroon scheme. I like the idea of the DSS&A transition scheme, but in the end I'm pseudo-modeling Central Wisconsin, not the Yoop. I can 'manufacture' an excuse for a Baldwin center cab to be down this far south, but probably not in Yooper paint. LOL

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    Took the easy way out....smart move!!!!!

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    I did one of those centercabs for MN&S and I turned around and sold it at a show...Same problem, how to make up a story why it was in British Columbia!

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    Who knows, I can still change my mind.

    I would just need to find the right green and yellow. Red striping and lettering is covered....stripes from MicroScale, and Red Railroad Roman font. It *would* be cool, but it would look like a hooker in church on my layout.

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    Nothing will set you off this hobby more than a sh*tty locomotive. That being said, I will give Bachmann one last chance with it's purportedly good new Light Mountain. If it sucks, it's going back in the box and back to M.B. Klein. My current one will get exactly what it deserves...it will be a park locomotive. Perfect. It's pretty, and absolutely USELESS, just like a park locomotive.

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    Tomorrow (Wed) the new Mountain arrives...my last-ditch effort at having a Soo Mountain. It will stay in it's original road colors until I decide if I'm keeping it. If it's not everything that Spookshow's review says it is, it's going back and my Mountain project will come to an end until such time as someone other than Bachmann makes one that can pass as a USRA job.

    The center cab parts should arrive soon as well. I'm gonna need a bigger layout with a roundhouse!

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    The new Mountain is on the pike. It's pretty hard not to fall in love with the sound, which works in DC as well as DCC. I was surprised by that. It's pretty darn cool. It's not, however, going to pull stumps out of your lawn. There's a reason that M.B. Klein's demo video shows it hauling 4 cars. I can pull 3, maybe 4 heavyweight passenger cars. I guess that translates to maybe 8 or so 40' boxcars...dunno, haven' tried that yet. Pickup is great, sound is great. Pulling power...............

    Will I keep it? I don't know.

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    Writing this from just W OF Devil's Lake ND aboard the Empire Builder. Yesterday, the Baldwin Center Cab shell arrived. Will tackle that when I get home. Decided to keep the Light Mountain. Train running about 90 minutes late. Sold out train with a battalion of pubescent boy scouts made for poor sleep in coach. Gonna try to upgrade for trip home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P-LineSoo View Post
    ... aboard the Empire Builder ... poor sleep in coach. Gonna try to upgrade for trip home.
    I should have chipped in when you asked about riding Amtrak (we've made many trips Florida<-> Northeast) NEVER EVER do an overnight in coach. No matter how much more expensive, ALWAYS get a sleeper compartment.

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    Shimming the TT drivers should take care of the poor pulling ability , about a 10-15 min job ....Mike

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    Hope you're enjoying the trip, otherwise! Maybe try to find a nice quiet area? I know, not likely, but hey, beats yelling at boy scouts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 56Pontiac View Post
    I should have chipped in when you asked about riding Amtrak (we've made many trips Florida<-> Northeast) NEVER EVER do an overnight in coach. No matter how much more expensive, ALWAYS get a sleeper compartment.

    Dave
    Sage advice. Unfortunately, there won't be a next time. My wife will never set foot on an overnight train again!

    I have to say that it was an experience and I'm glad that we did it, but I'd prefer to drive. I like being on my own itinerary and not belng limited to what I can shove in 2 suitcases. For instance, next time I'll bring a fly rod and waders and do some fly fishing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P-LineSoo View Post
    For instance, next time I'll bring a fly rod and waders and do some fly fishing
    Kinda tough to fly fish from a moving train, @P-LineSoo.

    Although I knew a former Milwaukee Road engineer who in the last days of the Puget Sound Extension shot waterfowl from the walkway of his lead unit, thanks to the permanent 10 mph slow orders providing a relatively steady ride. But I bet he had to compensate for harmonic sway on the jointed rail.

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    I dunno, @P-LineSoo, it takes an awful lot of fly filets to make a meal. Guess I'll stick to trout fishing.
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