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 Posted: Sat Aug 9th, 2014 03:51 am
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W C Greene



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Location: Royse City, Texas USA
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Well, I inherited 2 Great Western HO 2-8-0 "Brass Betsy" locos...one built & runs great the other still in the kit box. Both belonged to my friend Bill who died a couple of years back. I have them on consignment at the LHS (a dismal "model rr store") for a throw away price and nobody is interested! Matter of fact, I listened as one "dude" was griping about there not being any "old time connies" (2-8-0) available. I mentioned the 2 I had there and he commented that I must be kidding...he was ONLY interested in a recent die cast loco with DCC & sound...no "old crap". That just goes to show that today's model railroaders are (mostly) full of "it". BTW, the built up Betsy was "tweaked" by me and runs as well if not better than any green or black box RTR. But I guess that it and me are just as he said..."old crap". I did, however, mention to him about his parentage. I don't think I am welcome at the LHS any more!!!

Woodie

 

Now, back to the topic of this thread, sorry about the rant...



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