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Muj's 60 year old locomotive !
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 Posted: Thu Aug 30th, 2012 07:27 pm
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The locomotive = :glad: :glad: :glad: :glad: :glad: :glad: 

The caboose = :rah: :rah: :rah: :rah: :rah: :rah:

 

:rah::rah:MORE
:rah::rah: 

Bernd = :apl:

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 Posted: Fri Aug 31st, 2012 02:11 am
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  I second Bernd !!

   :glad::glad::glad::glad::glad::glad::glad::glad::glad:

:rah::rah::rah::rah::rah::rah::rah::rah::rah::rah:

:apl::apl::apl::apl::apl::apl:

   And raise him a :2t::2t::2t::2t:

   And a :bow::bow::bow::bow:

 

   Dave



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 Posted: Fri Aug 31st, 2012 07:44 am
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I fold Dave. ;)

Bernd



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 Posted: Sun Sep 2nd, 2012 01:56 pm
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OK youse guys...here's MORE!!!




Back in the 1940's and 50's, Mantua offered kits that were brass with some Zamack thrown in for good measure. This "Belle of the Eighties" is one of them.  Muj had been working on this old girl so she kind of leans to the front but you get the idea of what USED to be available.  A nice "Pittman" motor powered this loco and she still runs like a top. Check out the equally old Central Valley leaf spring Fox trucks under the tender.




Now, here is the first commercially available imported brass HOn3 loco, the beautiful C&S 2-6-0. PFM showed this in their 1959 catalog and she has detail that would "pass muster" today. Muj paid $34.95 for her back in '59...the price is still on the box. (Muj has the boxes for all his locos)




After the 2-6-0, PFM imported this C&S 2-8-0, another beautiful HOn3 loco. The 2-6-0 shown above was repowered with a Sagami motor, but this one has the original Romford "Terrier" motor which gets hot enough to burn your fingers if you pick up the tender after a few laps around the layout! Both locos run as you would expect, fine Japanese watches. Also note that Muj has KD HO couplers on these, back then there were no HOn3 couplers available. By the way, this loco was $39.95...probably due to the extra set of drivers and extra air tank!




A few years ago, Muj bought this Kemtron "Teakettle" kit on fleabay, he had been looking for one since dinosaurs roamed the Earth. It was fun to assemble, I know because I brushed up on my soldering to do it.  This loco has a Lindsay motor filling the cab, I installed pickups on all the wheels so she runs great and doesn't stall on dirty track. The only change was to use PSC HOn3 C-16 tender trucks just because I wanted to.




Another car now. This is a PFM HOn3 "D&RGW" brass caboose. A very sturdy hack indeed. The car was shown in the same 1959 catalog as the C&S 2-6-0. Price on the box-$6.95. You can't even buy a pair of HOn3 trucks for 7 bucks now!

More to come, I gaw ran tee...

Woodie



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 Posted: Tue Sep 4th, 2012 10:49 am
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Un mas, por favor...Another one, but not the end to say the least!




This has been shown in another thread but it is so nice, it belongs here also. Muj found this ancient Ken Kidder McKeen car. The price on the box is $25. I believe that Muj must be holding his mouth right because when he bought it (recently), it ran nicely right out of the box! I ain't kidding, nor is Ken (Kidding). I can't believe that one of those thousand dollar modern brass copies could run any better! One thing Muj did is to get rid of a wimpy little "headlight" from the top and put this more prototypical barrel light on the front. Other than that, she's all stock. This model may not be 60 years old, but it is surely 50 plus!



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 Posted: Sat Dec 1st, 2012 08:55 am
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Those are very cool I've never seen models of that type of loco before.... Nor have I seen any pictures of the full scale inspiration for them. <edit> This thread was longer than I realized. I was referring to the 0-4-0 locos in the beginning... and apparently I've already commented in this thread. My memory must be on the blink today...

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 Posted: Sun Dec 2nd, 2012 08:41 pm
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:moose::moose::moose::moose::moose::moose::rah::glad:great models more pictures



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Fun thread!



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