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Log Disconnect Kit From Don Winters
Posted: Wed Nov 20th, 2019 09:24 pm
1 st Post
I got some model railroad stuff, and it had a log disconnect kit from Don Winters,
has anyone heard of him?
Says he is from Florida.
says to use pictures from 'Pino Grande' which I don't have,
can any one help?
Posted: Thu Nov 21st, 2019 12:13 am
2 nd Post
W C Greene
Howdy Charles, the disconnect trucks sound like those available from Kadee.
I would be glad to post a photo of the Mich Cal (Pino Grande) trucks,
but I have been warned to not post "copyrighted" photos.
The truck(s) might look like a small 4 wheel flat car which Mich Cal built in their shops.
A look on the net might help.
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Posted: Thu Nov 21st, 2019 01:13 am
3 rd Post
It was many years ago that I built some of his kits.
The start of the instructions says 'First you get a glass of wine.'
Posted: Thu Nov 21st, 2019 08:59 am
4 th Post
Joined: Tue Dec 27th, 2016
Don Winters has been dead for at least 10 years,
He produced many fine kits,
at one time he produced a new kit it seams for about every day.
There are many pictures of the Pino Grande disconnects online,
just do a search for them.
As I remember they were an all wood car,
unlike the Kadee kit cars, which were all metal disconnects.
If you can't find a picture I will look in my stash,
as I know that I have somewhere.
Posted: Thu Nov 21st, 2019 08:32 pm
5 th Post
I have 4 zip lock bags of parts.
I can identify some of them but not all,
and it doesn't look like most of the disconnects.
I will keep looking.
Thanks for the help.
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