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 Posted: Wed Feb 24th, 2016 09:37 am
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recently i had the opertunity to buy a Grandt line porter

old kit ,sadly no longer in production

i will post pictures from my proces building this nice engine

for its age its a well done kit, parts and details are nice and fit verry well








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 Posted: Wed Feb 24th, 2016 11:17 am
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Hi Cor.

The Grandt Porter is an AWESOME kit !!

I have built the Grandt D.& R.G.W drop-bottom gondola...
...AWESOME kit as well.

The Porter kit should be made available NOW...
...loads of people would buy it !!

??

Cheers.

Si.

Look forward to the build !

MEGA !!



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I have had one since Cliff first brought them out. Also have several other of the early kits. Good quality and take little power.

The first show that Cliff showed the Porter off at he ran it on one 9 volt battery for both of the 8 hour days. The unit ran on a small loop of track that used one of the old large silver dollars as the inside rail.

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" The unit ran on a small loop of track that used one of the old large silver dollars as the inside rail."

HOLY COW !!

That's not a pizza layout...
...it's a DONUT !

Luv to see a pic. of that one !

Nice.

:moose:

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I've had one since soon after they came out. It's still on the railroad and reliable enough that I use it as the test loco for continuity and track checks. Still runs like a watch with the Micro-Mo drive. Somewhere I still have the superdetailing kit (mostly cab detail parts) that I might get around to installing.

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Si. wrote:
" The unit ran on a small loop of track that used one of the old large silver dollars as the inside rail."

HOLY COW !!
That's not a pizza layout...
...it's a DONUT !

Si.


Donut, or donut hole?

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Yep, I built one of those maybe 35 or 40 years back...when I could manage all the tiny details. The one I did was in On2, Mr. Grandt sent properly gauged wheels and some frame parts that were smaller (?) for the gauge. Whatta smooth runner, I wish I had kept it but got a nice chunk of change for the lokie. The equalized frame is what made it run so nice and kept the 4 drivers on the rails for proper pickup and tractive effort. Thems was the days!

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:glad:so you oltimers are having flashbacks :glad::glad:

 

today maneged to put wheels under the frame





 

bought also a set bachmann dumpers, ,i have convert one to 0n3, looks nice





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NathanO wrote: I have had one since Cliff first brought them out. Also have several other of the early kits. Good quality and take little power.

The first show that Cliff showed the Porter off at he ran it on one 9 volt battery for both of the 8 hour days. The unit ran on a small loop of track that used one of the old large silver dollars as the inside rail.

Nathan


makes me wonder, how big is a old large silver $$?

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 Posted: Sat Feb 27th, 2016 04:00 pm
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Si. wrote: Hi Cor.

The Grandt Porter is an AWESOME kit !!

I have built the Grandt D.& R.G.W drop-bottom gondola...
...AWESOME kit as well.

The Porter kit should be made available NOW...
...loads of people would buy it !!

??

Cheers.

Si.

Look forward to the build !

MEGA !!
yes, sadly grandt line stoped making this beutyi still have to finish the drop bottem kits , i have severall of thoseCor



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