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    Post 4-4-4 + 4-4-4-4 = happiness

    A short story of something that just happened to me.

    As you might know, I'm a little strapped for cash and there are many beautiful locos that are simply out of reach. 'Most' of what I buy is broken off ebay, and then fixed up and transformed into something special Canadian Pacific.

    Recently I arranged a loco swap ,with one of our fellow members. I sent off my loco and a little time on, I recived a pm saying that there was a little something 'exra' in the parcel that was coming my way ?

    Last thursday I had just finished a hard day of work and, once again found myself abused as the client thrust a cheep bottle of plonk at me in lieu of payment for six hours and sped off in his brand new Mercedes.

    I drove home feeling a little despondent with the world and more than ready to loose myself in my imaginary world of Akita Mountain. I stopped to pick up my post, and there, sat on top of the usual bills and junk mail was a parcel from the US. Already life was picking up

    Well, the parcel had arrived with the excange loco in it and, the little 'something' extra.

    I eagerly cut through the sticky tape and peeped inside. It took a moment to realize that this is what he had sent as a 'little' 'something' extra;

    The T1 4-4-4-4

    rsz_t1a.jpg rsz_t1b.jpg

    OMG, I nearly fell over backwards, I'm not too proud to tell you, I was so chocked up with his genarosity, I wept. I just sat there for ages looking at it, (I'm still just looking at it !!) A masterpiece of model engineering. The tender is as impressive as the loco. So beautiful. Here's a photo of it with one of its new stable mates, the 4-4-4 Jubilee;

    rsz_1t1.jpg

    A 4-4-4 next to a 4-4-4-4. What a joy Just look at the size of it though, it's massive


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    Thanks, Tom

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    @tomcook

    Wow!

    To this most generous and kind-hearted man who sent this to you, Moose thank him for being so generous. Amazing!

    You have this moose a wee bit emotional as well... Just wow! And a happy dance for Tom!
    = > ÷

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    Amen and ditto!

    The T1 is an impressively built loco!! And a puller! Hopefully your decoder is one of the good ones!



    And a special thanks to the generous donor!
    Northern Pacific and Black Hills RR in N, of course!!
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    Nice story. Mysterious ways. Thanks for sharing.

    Thanks to that generous swapper!! Very generous gesture.
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    I've just workeds out the answer, it's not 42 it's -12
    Thanks, Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcook View Post
    I've just workeds out the answer, it's not 42 it's -12
    Wait, whaaa?

    The answer has to be 42! ... ... ... Just another long-held belief blown to smithereens...
    Last edited by Moose2013; 2nd Mar 2021 at 06:54 AM.
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    Humanity can be saved.....maybe! So what did this generous gentleman get in return? Just curious.

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    The generosity of folks on this site w/r/t their knowledge, time and stuff never ceases to amaze me.
    Never mistake a guy who talks a lot for a guy who has something to say...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingmeow View Post
    So what did this generous gentleman get in return? Just curious.
    Killed the cat don't you know

    The T1 was a gift.

    The swap was my N&W J for a 2-10-2
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    @tomcook

    Darn, that is one BIG engine and a very generous thought on the part of the sender. There really are still some very nice and thoughtful people in the world!!
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    It is a trap!

    You will need to increase your layout radius, but I could take if off you hands...

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    More drivers, more drivers...
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    Jaw-dropping!

    I don't think that T1 will run on Akita Mountain, though. Might just pose it there for giggles, though!

    As a firm believer that the N&W J is simply the best steam locomotive ever built, I can see how one might come to the conclusion that the trade value of a single J is worth two of any other engines.
    However, we both know that in the real world, this is an amazing gift.

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    Wow! Gives new meaning to the word 'generosity' right? More than makes up for the cheap b*****d in the Mercedes. Now you have to invent some story of how PRR loco shows up on the CP.

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    A while back I was at my local (if 150 miles away is local) train store and as I was checking out, I was talking to the guy at the checkout, and the subject came up of people donating stuff to the club, and he said "I have a box of N scale stuff in my trunk......you want it. I just threw out a box of HO stuff yesterday". I said "sure", but usually what you get is old track, partial building kits, ect. so I didn't look in the box. When I got home, I was surprised......this was a REALLY good box. It had the usual track and buildings/kits, but there were also 3 Rivarossi steam locos.......a 2-8-2, a 2-8-4, and a 2-8-8-2. They all ran very well (a surprise) with the exception of missing traction tires. I had those on hand and the locos ran even better (both running and pulling) after they were installed. There was also a Bachmann 4-4-0, which I didn't expect much from, but it ran even better than the Rivarossis........great slow speed, and it pulled 12 Bachmann "old time" cars plus 3 Bachmann 50 ft passenger cars (all of which were also in the box). There was also a full set of Rivarossi Heavyweights in Milwaukee Road paint and about a dozen other assorted freight cars (mostly Atlas). I know this guy does train shows, so it was very generous for him to give it to me. Judging by similar items off Ebay he could have gotten over $500 for the stuff in that box

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    The answer has to be 42! ... ... ... Just another long-held belief blown to smithereens...
    Rest assured, Moose2013, the answer IS 42! The answer is ALWAYS 42! (at least in my book).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stghtpool View Post
    Rest assured, Moose2013, the answer IS 42! The answer is ALWAYS 42! (at least in my book).
    Unless 23 has anything to say about it!
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    As for what a CP modeler could turn a 2-10-2 into... I can only think of one thing... and I will be drooling over the pics if you do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siegmund View Post
    ... and I will be drooling over the pics if you do!
    Moose will be drooling right along with you! Errr, you might want to have an umbrella handy...
    = > ÷

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    Umbrella? They collect and bottle the stuff in my part of the world: https://bigskybrew.com/beers/moose-drool/

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