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 Posted: Mon Jan 23rd, 2017 07:31 pm
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Well all you need then is a loco (or 2) capable of pushing the damn thing!
I believe that this car is what caused "premature" plastic gear breakdown, which I have been fixing lately.
I just Looooove Bachmann's plastic gears.

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 Posted: Sat Jun 22nd, 2019 05:11 pm
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Howdy Woodie  :cb:



I guess the infamous Professor Brainstorm style ^^ 'moustache car'  ...  ;)

... hasn't been needed for switching the mines recently ...

... since the R.R. moved to its NEW hi-tech 'clean-room' double-garage real estate ?  L:

&

Whatever became of that zany M.O.W. bug-busters insect blowing/mashing I.C. propeller car ?  ???



Are we due for 'Switching The Mines' II ?  :time: ...  The RETURN OF the switcher !  :shocked:

Or am I watching 'Back To The Future' again tonight ?  ;)



:old dude:



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 Posted: Sun Jun 23rd, 2019 12:26 am
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Si, the cricket blower and sweeper car have been retired due to not being used.
Hell, there ain't any bugs or twigs in the garage.
HOWEVER, since you mentioned it...
I will do a new bit about switching the mines and the new wax factory. Stay tuned.
Tonight you had better call old Doc Brown and "Calvin Klein" (Marty McFly)
and go back to a simpler time when ol' Biff was the only problem.

WCG




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 Posted: Sun Jun 23rd, 2019 02:14 am
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How about that, you're still living.
Hope to see some photos of the "new" layout sometime.
Keep 'er truckin'.
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 Posted: Sun Jun 23rd, 2019 05:11 pm
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Good grief... it's James.
Did you forget my phone number?
You need to come out to the "country" some time before it becomes another "burb".

WCG




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 Posted: Sun Jun 30th, 2019 03:10 pm
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HOLY COW ! ... It's James !!  :shocked:

I wonder if he's got any of his  C :cool: :cool: L  1:35n2 car-builds up his sleeve ?  ???

He had a few ACES there last time I was lookin' !  ;)

COME BACK JAMES !  :time:

WE MISS YOU !!  :us:

We  N E E D  to know what you're up to  :mex:  & what you think of all our new $4!7  :P



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Woodie  :cb:

I like it Dude ! :thumb:

Texan double-garage styleee & comfort.  [whack]

Probably even got a handy  C :cool: :cool: L E R  near to hand !  [toast]

To hell with the ol' cricket-blower & bug-busters sweeping-car, obviously yesterdays news !  :old dude:

If yer aint got no bugs these days, what can you do ?  :us:

As for your new blockbuster Cecil B Demille production ...

... coming soon to a double-garage near you in 70mm Stereo !  ;)


:mex:  ' Switching  The  Wax '  :mex: (DOLBY in selected garages)

I've pre-ordered front-row tickets & a bathtub full of popcorn !  :pop:



:moose: :moose: :moose: :moose: :moose:



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 Posted: Fri Jul 5th, 2019 06:40 pm
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Si, I have several of James's SCPA&M ore cars and they are everything I could expect from a craftsman like him.

WCG





...and here is one of James's ore cars.


He faithfully modeled the Silver City, Pinos Altos & Mogollon RR cars which were similar to the Gilpin's.
The SCPA&M used parts from LIMA which made the GT's cars.
And yes, the Bachmann On30 archbar trucks have a 36" wheelbase in 1:35 scale,
exactly the same as the SC's, only the spring arrangement is a bit different.




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 Posted: Fri Jul 5th, 2019 08:01 pm
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Si,

Woodie has all my Chisos ore cars.

I'm no longer working in 1/32nd scale,
but am back to HO, building a small one town switching layout.

I'll soon be switching over to OO-scale (1/76th) British outline, and building a switching layout,
based on the Framlingham Branch of the BR (previously the LNER) out of Wickham Market;
two trains from London a day, via Ipswich.
I'll be modeling 1949.




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 Posted: Fri Jul 5th, 2019 08:13 pm
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@Sullivan

Why not do the full monty and use 3/4" gauge,

as American OO did back in the good old days

(Remember Jock Oliphant?)




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Helmut,
 
I'm too old and cranky to think beyond what Bachmann, Hornby and Peco (and many others) have already figured out for me.
The Peco 16.5 mm is fine, though too narrow by a bit, and I don't want to go EM or P4; too much effort at 70 years old. 

Sure, the 1/76th is not accurate but millions have found it works and works well.

And for those not in the know, the British were working toward HO scale British outline equipment,
but the motors in those days were just too wide to fit the boilers on the smaller British equipment,
so they increased the size to 1/76th, but kept the HO gauge.
 
I'll be doing Britain here in Texas.
I already have five locomotives, about twelve passenger carriages, and an assortment of wagons and vans.
Ready to start. I just need the bullhead rail.
 
But thanks for the thought.




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