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 Posted: Wed Nov 20th, 2019 10:24 pm
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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.


No instructions,

says to use pictures from 'Pino Grande' which I don't have,

can any one help?




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 Posted: Thu Nov 21st, 2019 01:13 am
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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.

Woodie




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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.'

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Charles:

Don Winters has been dead for at least 10 years,
maybe longer.

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.


Jack M.


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 Posted: Thu Nov 21st, 2019 09:32 pm
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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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