After 35 years of storage.

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  1. Goattee

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    I was home alone today and so I went on a scavenger hunt. I found one box of my Railroad. This box was the everyday trains they played with. I also found some of the plastic houses and things. I thought you guys might like to see what 35 years of storage will look like.


    This is three examples of my Motive power. Actually they are the only ones I found so far. The rest are in another box.

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    Weathering! I don’t need no stinking weathering!

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    You guys can’t produce dirt and rust better than the real thing.

    I don’t know what this little guy is or where it came from. One of the boys must have traded for it.
    It has no markings on it. It is metal and had drive rods at one time.

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    This is, I know something I can’t possibly live without.
    Duh---what is it?

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    This is what the Boys devised for power to our sawmill.

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    Hi Goattee,, That thing you know you can not do with out is a
    rail gauge for making sure your track is gauged.
    I ya gonna clean the stuff and run it?:D
    You can still buy the older trains at the railway show.
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    Goattee: adding to what Interurben said, that's a 3-point track gauge. The single point goes on the inside rail, the 2 points on the outside. It provides automatic widening of the gauge on curves. I've got one just like it. It's probably for code 100 rail.
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    Chris, David;
    I kind of thought that was what it was. I figured the track fit in the notches on the tits hanging down, but the notches were too small for HO rail. Thought it might have been N maybe.
    Thanks!

    Goat